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'Choose Your Subject' event, Saturday 2nd February

  • King Solomon Academy United Kingdom (map)

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us for our ‘Choose Your Subject’ event, on Saturday 2nd February

On this page you'll find:

  1. An introduction to the event

  2. An overview of the event

  3. What we're looking for

  4. Travel information

  5. Logistics and timetable for the event

1. Introduction 

For this event, our volunteers will be helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds choose the university subject they’re going to apply for.

OxFizz has a fast-growing access programme, helping to widen participation to Oxford, Cambridge, and other top universities. Last year we trebled the amount of access support we were able to offer, and over this coming year we’ll be supporting an even larger group of students.

This is the first event of our 2019 access schedule. After students have chosen their subjects, we’ll be supporting them with mock tutorials, mock admission tests, and eventually mock admission interviews.

Volunteers often tell us how rewarding these events are, and enjoy meeting the students they’ll go on support later in their application journey.


2. Overview of the day

On this day our volunteers will be running short subject talks with small groups of students

  • With our guidance and support, volunteers will prepare and deliver short 30 minute subject talks to small groups of students

  • During these sessions, volunteers will share their university experiences, and run a quick ‘taster’ activity in the subject. This could be e.g. a debate, a source-based task, or a problem question.

  • Students will rotate around volunteers throughout the event, seeing the full range of different courses they can apply for.

Our aims for this day are for students to gain awareness of courses they may not have encountered before (especially those specific to Oxbridge!); have met Oxbridge graduates, and walk away more informed about what studying at Oxbridge is like; and to feel positive about applying, and confident that they’ll fit in.

3. What we're looking for 

We're still looking for volunteers in the following subjects:

  • Engineering

  • Maths

  • Psychology

4. Travel

The venue for this event is the King Solomon Academy in Paddington.

The full address is: Penfold Street, Marylebone, London, NW1 6RX. This is a 3 minute walk from Edgware Road.

Please note that we will cover reasonable travel expenses (let us know if they will exceed £40). Please keep any receipts or evidence of travel to submit at the event.

5. Logistics and timetable

The day will run from 09.30 - 13.30.

Lee, our Volunteering Coordinator

Lee, our Volunteering Coordinator

Pastries for breakfast and a buffet lunch will be provided and, to further thank you for your time, the first round is on us at a nearby pub.

The dress code is smart casual please. 

Our Volunteering Coordinator Lee Robertson will be running this event.

If you have any questions before the event, please email. If you need help on the event please call / message on 07464 631 970