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Somerville College Study Day 2019

Study Day at Somerville College, Oxford University

I am delighted to let you know that this year we will again be running our Year 12 Study Day on Saturday 23rd of February, 2019.

The day offers a taste of university study, and will have as its centrepiece small-group seminars (with a maximum of 15 students) run by Oxford university academics in their own specialisms, which will offer a challenging and entertaining introduction to university-level study of the subject.

The seminars are open to all Year 12 students taking a relevant/related subject, who are thinking about going on to study it at university. The students will also have the opportunity to spend the day with current undergraduates in their subject of interest, and to discuss the courses with the college tutors. The day is entirely free of charge, and includes lunch with current undergraduates in the College Hall, refreshments and a university tour. Travel is not subsidised by college, however we have a small fund to support students for whom travel costs would prevent attendance. If you have students in this position, please let us know and arrangements can be made.

The schedule for the day and details of each of the seminars on offer are attached. To accommodate as many students as possible, we will be dividing them into two groups – you will notice that this is reflected on the schedule. In order to keep numbers low in the seminars, places are limited. We try to accommodate students from as many schools as possible, but will do our best to offer places to as many of your students as we can. When listing candidates it is therefore important that they are placed in priority order and that the seminar subject they are interested in is clearly listed. It is often the case that we are only able to accommodate the first couple of entries, although numbers vary from year to year. Selection criteria could include academic performance and potential, interest in and suitability for a particular subject on offer, or anything else that the school deems suitable.

We believe that our Study Day offers a valuable educational experience, as well as a taste of undergraduate life, at a time when students are making important decisions about higher education. Somerville College would be delighted to give your students a very warm welcome, and we do hope that the day will be of interest to your school.

There is still space on some of our subject sessions, so we are remaining open to applications on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have not yet put forward students from your school, please do so using the letter attached to this email. Please note that there are spaces left only on Sessions 3, 4, 5 and 8.


With all best wishes,

Nuala Marshall

Access and Outreach Support Officer

Somerville College

Tel: 01865 280632

Mob: 07966 481994

Please email for more information:


Study Day Letter 2019

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