OxNet is an access initiative which places universities into the heart of local communities, to engage in activity which is intensive, academic and sustained.
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.
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.
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.
This week Pembroke College will host the London Centre for Languages and Cultures (LCLC) and North West Languages Centre (NWLC) Summer School. Twenty-five students and five teachers will attend academic sessions throughout their stay in Oxford. Participating students and teachers come from schools across West London and the North West of England.
This year the North West Theology & Religious Studies Centre is very proud to launch a brand new academic programme for OxNet.
Last Friday marked the North West Theology and Religious Studies Centre’s 3rd Autumn Study Day, held annually at Ashton Sixth Form College.
Ashton Sixth Form College was proud to become an OxNet hub in 2012/13 and, inspired by the Pembroke North Humanities programme, launched Realising Aspirations soon after. In essence, the programme offers first-year Level 3 students the opportunity to ‘try out’ university study before they start making their applications.
If you were wondering what you might study, who you might work with and how an OxNet Humanities and Theology course works below is taster from our 2017 Easter Conference. Below is a sample of timetable and short outline of the different sessions that are offered across the conference.
From Sunday 31st July – Friday 5th August 2016, Pembroke College, Oxford, welcomed twenty-two students from six schools and colleges across the North West to the 3rd annual Theology & Religious Studies Centre Summer School.