Front Quad of Lincoln College, the walls covered in bright green ivy

Lincoln College Teacher Conference: December 2023

Three students walking through Lincoln College's Front Quad, the ivy autumnal red

Lincoln College is pleased to open applications for our one-night one-day conference event for teachers and school leaders responsible for applications to Oxbridge. It is also useful for supporting high achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds, or applications to competitive universities in general.

The event will be held across the evening of Tuesday 12th December and the day of Wednesday 13th December.

Learn about the application process, available bursaries and financial help for students, challenge existing preconceptions, and hear from academics involved in the interview process about how you can help students develop the skills we look for.

This event is free of charge for participants.

We are fortunate to be able to offer travel reimbursements of up to £60 per person, if you are travelling from more than 75 minutes away.

We are also offering free accommodation at Lincoln College on the night of 12th December.

The sessions throughout the day will cover topics such as: Financial Support & Bursaries for Students; Myth-busting preconceptions about accessing Oxford; Student life in Oxford beyond academic work; Academic life, applications, and interviews. You will hear from Oxford staff, students and Academics.

A provisional programme is laid out below. Please note the programme may be subject to small revisions to accommodate speaker availability.


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Deadline for applications: 9:00am on Thursday 16th November (we will confirm your place by 10am on Monday 20th November)

Provisional Timetable - subject to slight revisions
Date and Time Session Description
Tuesday 12th - 15:00 - 16:00 Arrival and check-in. Plus welcome refreshments in our main conference venue
Tuesday 12th - 16:00 - 17:00 Welcome to Lincoln and Oxford Explained
Tuesday 12th - 17:00 - 18:45 Free time and chance to explore Oxford
Tuesdya 12th - 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner in Hall
Wednesday 13th - 08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast
Wednesday 13th - 09:30 - 10:45 Session 1 - Supporting Applications To include advice on supporting Personal Statements and Teacher References
Wednesday 13th - 10:45 - 11:00 Break
Wednesday 13th - 11:00 - 12:15 Session 2: Guide to Admissions Tests and Interviews Session to hear from Oxford tutors about how interviews work, what they look for in candidates, how Admissions Tests work, and how to support candidates through them.
Wednesday 13th - 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
Wednesday 13th - 13:45 - 15:00 Session 3: Life at Oxford An illustrative guide to student life at Oxford. How a student’s day/week/term works, what the requirements of them are, and what support is available. Including testimonials from Ambassadors.
Wednesday 13th - 15:00 - 15:15 Break
Wednesday 13th - 15:15 - 16:30 Session 4: Financial Support at Oxford Information on fees, funding, and financial support at the University of Oxford.
Wednesday 13th - 16:30- 17:00 Thanks and farewell