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'Choose Your Subject' day, 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 day

  2. An overview of the day

  3. What we're looking for

  4. Travel information

  5. Logistics

1. Introduction 

On this day, 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 days 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 ‘taster’ sessions with small groups of students

  • With our guidance and support, volunteers will prepare and deliver short 30 minute sessions with 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 day, 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!); gain experience of the subjects they’re interested in before focusing in their application; and to have met Oxbridge graduates, and walk away more informed about what studying at Oxbridge is like.

3. What we're looking for 

We're looking for enthusiastic graduate volunteers from across the whole range of subjects studied at Oxford and Cambridge.

Please do be aware that volunteer places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

4. Travel

The venue for this interview day 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 on the day.

5. Logistics

The timetable for the day is yet to be finalised, but will likely run from around 10.00 - 15.00.

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 day, please email. If you need help on the day, please call / message on 07470 731 887.