Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us on our Workshop Day, on Sunday 16th June
This is an opportunity for volunteers to fundraise for a charity of their choice, and/or support OxFizz’s access programme.
On this page you'll find:
An overview of the event
An overview of the fundraising and access opportunities
What we’re looking for
Travel and logistics
1. Overview of the event
At this event, volunteers will be running workshops with our students. These workshops will help students:
With their interview skills - understanding what skills admissions interviewers are looking for, and practicing with difficult interview questions
With their personal statement - understanding what skills admissions tutors are looking for in personal statements, and creating an action plan to prepare for these
We believe there is no textbook interview or perfect personal statement. Our workshops help students with the skills and practice for these parts of the application, rather than coaching them or helping them write any drafts.
Our overall aim for the event is for students to leave with a greater awareness of the skills involved in their application.
2. Overview of fundraising and access opportunities
This Workshop Day is an opportunity for volunteers to raise money for a charity of their choice, and/or support OxFizz’s access programme.
We’re proud of our longstanding partnership with Dulwich College, and will be supporting their students with workshops on the day. For running these workshops, students will fundraise for a charity of their choice.
We have also invited students from the Villiers Park programme, and other state school students from our Southwark access network. By running these workshops volunteers will be helping pro-bono with our access programme.
You can indicate which workshops you would prefer to deliver in the sign up form above - and we will do our best to match you with a corresponding group.
3. What we're looking for
We’re looking for recent graduates from top universities who are passionate about supporting the next generation of students. We welcome volunteer sign ups from a range of subject backgrounds.
Our workshop leaders will:
Receive our full workshop outlines and volunteer guidance in advance
Deliver workshops focused on interview skills and/or personal statements
Work with students in your subject area, and help them to leave the workshops with clear plans and goals for their university preparation going forward
Workshops will generally be in small group sizes of 8 -12. though with popular subjects like Medicine or Engineering the group sizes may be larger.
OxFizz staff will be there on the day to observe different workshops and support you to deliver the sessions.
Our workshops will be taking place in the Lord George Building. We expect the full day to run from 10.00am - 14.30pm, including time for a Sunday lunch provided by the College.
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