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.

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6th June, 2017

This year the North West Theology & Religious Studies Centre is very proud to launch a brand new academic programme for OxNet.

6th June, 2017

Last Friday marked the North West Theology and Religious Studies Centre’s 3rd Autumn Study Day, held annually at Ashton Sixth Form College.

6th June, 2017

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.

2nd June, 2017

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.

2nd June, 2017

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.

2nd June, 2017

In this article, some of the feedback from North West Science Network Participants and contributors has been gathered together to help give a greater sense of the impact of the project.