West Midlands Webinars

Oriel is collaborating with a number of Oxford & Cambridge colleges to present a series of webinars for Year 12 students in the West Midlands

We are excited to announce the launch of West Midlands Webinars, a new series of online sessions run by Cambridge and Oxford Colleges for Year 12 students at state schools or sixth form colleges in the West Midlands. This includes the Oriel link areas of Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The webinars are suited for anyone who hopes to apply to competitive universities: if you’re a high-achieving student (aiming to achieve above AAA at A Level), intellectually curious and ambitious, these webinars will be a great start for your university journey.

To attend these sessions, you will need to complete the application form here. Please note, if you would like to attend Webinar 1, you will need to complete this form by Monday 19 October.

If you are offered a place on the programme, you will be emailed ahead of each session with further information and a registration link. These webinars will take place after school (all final times/dates will be confirmed once you have been offered a place). You are not obliged to attend all sessions.




Webinar 1: Introduction to Oxford and Cambridge: Newnham and Oriel Colleges: 21 October 2020, 5-6pm


Webinar 2: Applying to Oxford or Cambridge: Sidney Sussex and Keble Colleges: 5 November 2020, 5-6pm


Webinar 3: Study Skills and Supercurriculars: Girton and St John’s Colleges: 30 November 2020, 5-6pm


Webinar 4: Q&A with current Oxford and Cambridge students: 2 December 2020, 5-6pm



To apply for this programme, you must be attending a state school or sixth form college in the West Midlands.

We would like to support as many students as possible through the programme. However, if it is oversubscribed, we will prioritise students who match one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have lived, or are currently living, in local authority care
  • Are eligible, or have been eligible within the past six years, for free school meals
  • Are a refugee
  • Have caring responsibilities for a family member
  • Live in neighbourhoods with low overall progression rates to higher education
  • Have no parental history of higher education
  • Have a disability


What is a webinar?

These sessions will be run using Zoom webinar software. When you register to attend a webinar-style session, you will then be sent a Zoom link which will allow you to join the event. Your camera/microphone will not be enabled, and you will only be able to communicate with the hosts/panellists running the session by typing out questions or comments.


Any questions?

Please direct any queries to slo@newn.cam.ac.uk or outreach@oriel.ox.ac.uk