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

2nd June, 2017

As of 2016/17, the NWSN programme will include twilight lectures at both South Cheshire College and Xaverian College. Our partner schools and colleges have the opportunity to host a twilight too. The application dates for the maths and summer schools have also been brought forward to avoid exam season.

19th April, 2017

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our first twilight lecture on Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 2.30-4pm, here at Xaverian College (Lower Park Road, M14 5RB).

19th April, 2017


The Electrochemistry of Graphene Prof Robert Dryfe-Wednesday 7th December 2016 2.30-4pm RYG4