Representing Sikhs in Oxford and Cambridge

Oxbridge Access Conference 2020

The Sikh Societies of Oxford and Cambridge Universities run an annual access conference, to help, support and encourage young Singhs and Kaurs to get into some of the top universities in the country.

This year, the conference will on 7th November 2020, and it will be hosted virtually, on Zoom.

About the Event

The aim of this virtual event is to encourage Year 12 Sikh students who show a strong academic ability to consider applying to some of the top universities. Current Sikh undergraduates coming from similar educational backgrounds will provide general information and advice about the “Oxbridge” experience. This will include a a series of talks, workshops and a Q&A panel. This event is organised by current undergraduates and members of the Oxford University Sikh Society, and the Cambridge University Sikh Society, with guidance and support from full time staff members from Oxford, and Trinity College, Cambridge.

Selected schools are able to send a few students to the conference, if they have students who fit the selection criteria. Individuals who have not been signed up via their school may also apply to be considered for the place. More information about how to register your school/ sign up can be found via the buttons below.

Timetable

Times Session
10.30 – 10.45 Welcome talk
Introduction to the event
10.45 – 11.30 Life at Oxbridge talk
Similarities and differences of the two universities
  • Discussion about collegiate systems, general structure of tutorials/supervisions and lectures
  • Discussion about social life and societies
  • Q&A session
11.30 – 11.45 Break
11.45 – 12.30 Admissions
A talk from admissions officers from Oxford and Cambridge, with room for a Q&A session at the end of the session
12.30 – 13.00 Getting the most out of uni
A talk on how to get the most of your time at university, and best set you up for your career
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
Includes recorded tours of Oxford and Cambridge colleges
14.00 – 15.30 Breakout sessions
Subject specific advice in smaller groups
  • Each group led by undergraduates studying the same/ a similar course
  • Information on course structures
  • Advice on personal statements and admissions tests
  • Mock interviews and interview tips
15.30 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 16.15 Q&A session
A panel of current undergraduates who will answer any questions that the students may have about Oxbridge and higher education in general

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