Well into its fifth year of running, the Oxford ACS Annual Access Conference (AAC) is our flagship Access and Outreach event. Running annually, it is designed to support state comprehensive and grammar schools in assisting their year 12 students of African and Caribbean descent with an interest in applying to the University of Oxford. We aim to give practical and valuable guidance which
will enable students to make competitive applications to top higher education institutions, including, of course, the University of Oxford. We also aim to instil a greater understanding of and appreciation for students’ awareness of their own capabilities and encourage them to utilise these to the fullest, whether their next step is Oxford or otherwise.
The conference will demystify both life before Oxford, including the application process and the interview period, as well as life at Oxford, tackled over a number of Q&A panel sessions headed by our current and former student facilitators. In addition to helping them understand the benefits associated with attending higher education institutions such as Oxford, AAC intends to raise the academic aspirations of able state school students. As an entirely student-run conference, we feature past and present Oxford students from African and Caribbean backgrounds to act as credible role models for what can be achieved by studying at Oxford.
The event is run by Oxford’s African and Caribbean Society (ACS) in partnership with Oxford Admissions and Outreach Department (UAO). Conference attendees will benefit from engaging with the perspectives of the current Oxford black community, whilst also gaining an insight into the application process from those responsible for its operation. After the AAC, all attendees are invited to join our mailing list, where we continue to communicate them and updates are reciprocated. We host a follow up session shortly after Year 12 Results Day to support students in need of guidance and encouragement as to next steps.
To apply, fill in the following form (please note: late applications will not be reviewed):
Application deadline: 11:59 pm on June 2018
Decisions released: One week after
Parental consent forms must be submitted by: One week after