Hi, I’m Jess and I’m the JCR Access Rep for 2016. Welcome to the ‘Applying?’ section of our website. I’ve tried to compile a range of resources to help you – a prospective student – gain a better understanding of life at Jesus College, and Oxford more broadly. The goal of this page is to give you a more informal perspective on life, with a lot of the information being student-produced. This spans from ask a student (myself or Hannah, our academic affairs rep), alternative prospectuses, and current students’ views. Hopefully you will find everything you need here, but if not, please send me or Hannah an email!

For the most up-to-date information about applying, please visit the Jesus College website or the University of Oxford’s application section.

Jess Keating

Hannah Burrows

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Open Days

A chance to experience Oxford yourself and visit departments and colleges and ask plenty of questions! There are university-wide open days where most colleges and departments will be available to visit. The dates are 29 June, 30 June and 16 September 2016. See the university or college website for more information.


UNIQ Summer School

Completely free, week-long summer schools held in Oxford for state school students and ran by real tutors. 35 subjects are offered across 5 weeks in the summer to give students in their first year of higher education a realistic experience of being at Oxford! Visit the website for more information.

Target Schools Shadowing Days

A scheme run by students that offers a unique insight into university life. This is in place to provide students with the opportunity to hear about Oxford from a current undergraduate. Visit the website for more information.

Oxford Pathways

Run by the colleges of Oxford University, this initiative offer free events in Oxford for those in years 10-13. Opportunities include taster days, application information days, and study days to experience chosen academic subjects. Visit the website for more information.

Can’t make it to one of the open days? Feel free to send Jess an email as one of our Student Ambassadors may be available to show you around college and answer any questions you have. Watch this space for a student-produced Jesus College Youtube channel seeking to provide a virtual perspective on life in college, from experiencing a tutorial, to student interviews, to ‘day in the life’ videos!

Alternative prospectuses

Created by JCR members, this is an alternative look at college and university life

The official university-wide alternative prospectus from the Oxford University Student Union