Biology run a spring and summer school every year through the University's UNIQ programme. The courses are aimed at students studying in their first year of further education at UK state schools and colleges.
Students apply for a specific course that aims to give them a realistic view of Oxford student life, and they are invited down to Oxford to stay in a college for the week-long course. They attend lectures and seminars in their chosen subject, and workshops about applying to Oxford. Participants also take part in a variety of social activities in the evenings.
The UNIQ Biology course includes visits to Wytham Woods, the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Botanic Garden.
The 2020 and 2021 UNIQ summer schools were run virtually, with students attending lectures, Q&A sessions, and having tutorials with Oxford academics.
For more information as to the UNIQ Schools, visit here.
I really appreciated the academic lectures and the student ambassadors as they gave an incredibly useful insight into biology as a subject, especially at degree-level, and they also encouraged me to pursue interests that I really enjoy or want to know more about. The live sessions about other things like student finance were also reassuring and made me more comfortable with wanting to apply to Oxford.
The advisors were all very kind and energetic and made sure there were no boring moments, and all the information given was very in depth and any questions asked were also answered with honesty and were very informative.