Outreach Talks and Events

Balliol runs several annual programmes and events designed to widen access to the University of Oxford. Some are available only to schools in Hertfordshire (our link region) and some are open to students from any school.

KS3 Learning Days for able students in Years 7&8 run in conjunction with St Peter’s College

These days are designed to introduce younger learners to the  Oxplore website which encourages students to debate some of our “Big Questions” with the aim of developing thinking and discussion skills. Students will also have the opportunity to take part in an academic taster session run by the Maths Department.

Timetable for the day

10.15 Meet in reception area of the host college

10.30-12.15 Oxplore workshop and talk about Oxford university

12.15-1.00 Lunch (provided)

1.00-1.30 Tour of host college

1.30-2.30 Maths Workshop

2.30-3.30 Optional museum visit which must be requested at the time of booking

Dates Available in 2019

Tuesday 5th February

Monday 25th February

Thursday 9th May

Tuesday 14th May

Friday 17th May 

To book please complete this on line booking form- places are offered to schools on a first come first served basis and will be confirmed by email.


Subject Taster Days for Year 12 Students

From time to time we offer one-day events that offer school students (from anywhere, not just Hertfordshire) the opportunity to experience what studying a particular subject is like at Oxford University. Forthcoming events will be listed here.

Floreat Access Programme for Year 12 Students

Balliol offers a year-long academic programme to Year 12 students from state schools in Hertfordshire. For details, please see this page.

Public admissions talks

We give public presentations on applying to Oxford at Hertfordshire schools, suitable for all students, teachers and parents. If you are in Hertfordshire and would like to host a public event at your school or college, please email Pravahi Osman to discuss: outreach@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

Other access events

Balliol also supports several university-wide access initiatives: