St Catherine’s College redefines Oxford and is committed to access for all. As a College, we can trace our roots back to 1868, when a ‘Delegacy for Unattached Students’ was formed. This delegacy enabled students to be members of the University without being a member of a college, thus avoiding the prohibitive costs of College membership at the time.
We are proud to continue our work to support talented students from all backgrounds to make strong applications to competitive universities. To find out more about our work to support prospective applicants and schools, or to get your school involved in our outreach work, follow the links below:
St Catherine’s College works in collaboration with a number of schemes and charities, hosting and supporting access events and initiatives.
The Target Oxbridge programme aims to aid Year 12 Caribbean and black African students, and mixed race students with Caribbean and black African heritage, in getting into the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. This is done through a programme of tailored support and information. St Catherine’s College is proud to support this scheme financially and in kind. For more information on the scheme please visit the Target Oxbridge website.
UNIQ is the University of Oxford’s flagship outreach programme. Its aims are to raise aspirations of students attending state schools and provide information on higher education and applications to the University of Oxford. Preference is generally given to those from areas with low progression to higher education and/or low socio-economic status backgrounds. Students that apply may go on to be selected for either a Spring residential, Summer residential or UNIQ Digital, all provided free of charge. For more information please see the UNIQ website.
The Brilliant Club
The Brilliant Club, is a educational charity that aims to increase the number of pupils from under-represented backgrounds progressing to highly-selective universities. They use PhD students to provide tutorials to small groups of pupils and increase their interest in learning and academia more generally. St Catherine’s College hosts several events in collaboration with The Brilliant Club throughout the year. For information see The Brilliant Club website.