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.
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.