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Summer Schools

Lincoln College is involved in a number of residential events for students in Year 12. These programmes provide a fantastic opportunity for an immersive Oxford experience and for you to explore what Oxford can offer you.

Current students hold signs reading hashtag there is a place for you here
School students at an access and outreach workshop

Subject Summer Schools

Who are they for: Year 12 students

When: Summer. In 2023 they take place 6-12 August

The programme, aimed at Year 12s, provides an introduction to some of our popular subjects and helps to equip you with the skills you need to put in a successful application.

During these summer schools, you will stay within the College and meet current students to find out more about what life and learning is like at Oxford. The event is completely free of charge and we can reimburse you any travel expenses that you incur to make sure that you can attend.

Applications are now closed for 2023.

North East Year 12 Open Day Residential

Who is it for: Year 12 students and teachers from the North East of England

When: Week of the June Open Days

This residential is designed to support North East students in attending our University Open Days in July completely free of charge. Year 12 students will travel to and from Oxford together by coach. There will be two coach pick-up points in central Newcastle and Darlington. You will stay for two nights in College accommodation and have all meals catered for in the College dining halls. We will run sessions on Oxford applications and how to make the most of the Open Day, as well as offering Q&A and discussion sessions with undergraduates. Lincoln College is delighted to be able to support this residential programme through funding it receives from Lord Crewe’s Charity.

There is also a North East Teacher’s Conference in parallel to this residential.


Who is it for: Year 12 students

When: Spring/Summer

UNIQ is the largest University of Oxford residential access programme for students in their first year of further education, who are based at UK state schools or colleges. Students apply to UNIQ between December and January, and can be selected for either UNIQ Digital or the UNIQ residential. UNIQ residentials take place in spring and summer and give students a taste of the Oxford undergraduate student experience. You will live in an Oxford college for a week, attend lectures and seminars in your chosen subject area, and receive expert advice on the Oxford application and interview process. UNIQ is completely free of charge and travel costs are also covered.

UNIQ Digital provides comprehensive information and guidance on the university admissions process, and aims to give a realistic view of Oxford student life through videos, activities and quizzes. The platform offers a range of forums where you can discuss both academic and social topics.

For more information see the UNIQ website.

Target Oxbridge

Who is it for: Year 12 BAME Students

When: Year-round

Lincoln College is a proud supporter of Target Oxbridge. It is a free programme that aims to help Black African and Caribbean students, and students of mixed heritage with Black African and Caribbean heritage, increase their chances of getting into the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge (known collectively as Oxbridge).

The programme includes a residential in Oxford, student mentoring by black or minority ethnic Oxbridge graduates, as well as many tailored sessions throughout the year. Since launching in 2012, Target Oxbridge has helped over 280 students to secure Oxbridge offers.

More information can be found on the Target Oxbridge website.

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