Wadham College, University of Oxford – Monday 26th June 2023


June 2023

Dear Parent/Carer

Wadham College, University of Oxford – Monday 26th June 2023

We are delighted to invite your child to visit Wadham College at the University of Oxford on Monday 26th June as part of the Wadham Project. Wadham College is one of the 38 colleges that compose the University of Oxford. It is dedicated to widening access to higher education as a whole, and to the more competitive universities specifically.

The visit to Wadham College gives students the opportunity to come and see the university, explore what life as a student is like, experience the academic environment, and to consider what they can do to put themselves in the best position for university in the future. As part of the day they will have the opportunity to tour the college, take part in academic workshops and engage with our current students.

Timetable for the day
08.00am: Meet Dr McGrath & Mrs Squair in school reception (in school uniform)
08.15am: Depart in minibus
10.15am: Arrive at Wadham College, Oxford
10.30am: Introductory talk
11.00am: Poison Puzzle Workshop (Department of Chemistry)
12.05pm: Lunch provided
12:45pm: College Tour
1.15pm: Student Ambassador Q&A and Student Life talk
1.45pm: Feedback
1.55pm: Walk to Museums
2.00pm: Oxford University Museum of Natural History & Pitt Rivers Museum visit
3.00pm: Depart from Wadham College, Oxford
5.00pm: Approximate return time to Biddenham

The Wadham Project gives selected Year 10 and 11 students from across the region the opportunity to learn more about university-level education, including the range of different courses on offer across UK universities, with the hope that students on the scheme will learn how to make competitive applications to university in the future, should they wish to go.

If you have any questions about the visit or the university, please get in touch via access@wadham.ox.ac.uk.  Please let Dr McGrath know of any dietary or access requirements (such as a prayer room) as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely

Dr S McGrath
Teacher of Science
Wadham Project Coordinator