OxNet is an access initiative which places universities into the heart of local communities, to engage in activity which is intensive, academic and sustained.

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As engines of innovation and the advancement of human endeavour, universities are unparalleled in society. Higher education has the power to transform the lives of talented young people from every background.

Working with pupils, teachers, families and communities in Hub and Link Schools, OxNet seeks to take university learning directly into schools, bringing cutting-edge research into the classroom. It focuses intensively both on regional mobility and on subject, seeking to support and encourage young people to make successful applications to competitive universities from all regions of the UK and across a diverse range of subjects.

 

Oxnet News

16th August, 2017

On 30th July Pembroke welcomed more than one hundred pupils for Access Week 2017. The young people from the OxNet schools network, who have participated in various academic courses and events in London, the North West and the North East, came to Pembroke for a week-long residential which is the culmination of these programmes. They were joined this year by delegates from India and the United States.

Hub Latest

5th December, 2017

The Humanities course lasts from January to August and comprises a 6-week seminar series (run locally in London and Manchester), an Easter conference (held in alternate years between London and Manchester) and a residential summer school (held in Oxford), throughout which students engage in a range of Humanities disciplines, including history, philosophy, politics and literature.

5th December, 2017

The Theology course offers an academic programme open to Year 12 students in state sixth forms across Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Students will have access to lectures and seminars delivered by academics from some of the country’s leading universities and inter-faith discussion events hosted by community groups.

16th November, 2017

OxNet is a national access and outreach initiative. Its first North East Hub is based in Sunderland, supported jointly by Oxford and other universities as part of their commitment to widening participation amongst groups under-represented in higher education. Outreach programmes run by OxNet will be open to all eligible schools and pupils within Sunderland and Washington.

16th November, 2017

Applications for the Ordered Universe (www.ordered-universe.com) Academic Course run from our OxNet Sunderland Hub at Southmoor Academy will open on the 22nd November 2017.

14th November, 2017

We are pleased to announce that the London Centre for Languages and Cultures Launch will take place on Thursday 30th November 2017 .The LCLC hub school, Westminster Academy, will play proud host to the event which will see guests attending from various link schools, universities and organisations in London and further afield.

5th October, 2017

After the great successes of the 2016-2017 LCLC Programme, Pembroke College, Westminster Academy and the Open University have joined forces once again to support the London Centre for Languages and Cultures  2017-2018 academic programme.