The Oxford ACS Annual Access Conference (AAC) is an annual event designed to support comprehensive schools in assisting their students of African and Caribbean descent to make competitive applications to the University of Oxford.
The conference will demystify the Oxford application process for students and teachers, in addition to helping them understand the benefits associated with attending the institution. The Oxford AAC intends to raise the academic aspirations of able state school students, and will feature past and present Oxford students from African and Caribbean bbackgrounds 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 student community, whilst also gaining an insight into the application process from those responsible for its operation.
As a follow up from the conference the UAO will offer further support for teachers at each partner school, helping them to better assist their pupils in making competitive university applications.