Outreach

Outreach is a very important part of being OUSoc.

There is a vast amount we can contribute to our local schools in very simple ways.

Our aim is to raise the aspiration of the able young people in our community who would never think of applying to Oxford and similar universities, as well as to help them along this way if we can.

Two ways in which we have already started outreach:

Mock Oxbridge Interviews

For schoolchildren, just being put on the spot by someone they do not know is a valuable experience. We have conducted a number of mock interviews at local schools, and they turned out very helpful for children. One Bristol state school recently wrote:
"I thought I would let you know that <...>, with whom you did a mock interview, has been successful in his application to Oxford to study Medicine! He has to get A*AA grades but I think that’s within his reach. He asked me specifically to thank you for your support. It really helped his preparation. Thank you from me too – it was much appreciated!"

Speaking at School Assemblies

We spoke to children at local schools, sharing with them our own experiences of getting into, and being at, Oxford. The final years at primary schools are a very formative time for young people and such speeches can have great impact.

Talk at Bridge Farm Primary School

Help the Outreach Team!

There are many other ways of outreach engagement, both at the local level and with the wider community.

We value your involvement. If you would like to contribute to the above or if you have ideas of your own, please Get in touch with OUSBB Outreach

News and Events

Wine Tasting 2018

Date: Thursday, 15 November 2018

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

Venue: Veale Wasbrough Vizards, Narrow Quay House, Bristol BS1 4QA

We are pleased to invite members and guests to a Wine Tasting on the theme of "Hidden Corners of Spain and Portugal".

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Book Club: December 2018

Date and time: Thu, 6 Dec  2018

Venue: Central Bristol

Book: Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China, Evan Osnos

Annual Dinner and AGM

Date: Thursday, 18 October 2018

Time: 6PM for 6:30PM start

Venue: The Square Club, Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1HB (map)

Price: £30 per person

The University of Oxford alumni, current students and their guests are invited to attend the 2018 AGM/Dinner. Berkeley Square is a short (uphill!) walk from the Bristol city centre and buses from Temple Meads Station go nearby.

Papers for the AGM have been sent out to members by email. The AGM is envisaged to take about 30 minutes at the start of the evening.

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Book Club: September

Date and time: Thu, 20 Sep 2018

Venue: Central Bristol

BookHow did we get into this mess?: Politics, Equality and Nature by George Monbiot

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