Access Week

Pupils throughout the year work on various academic courses and attend academic events in London, the North West and now the North East. The Access Week at Pembroke is the culmination of these programmes.

This special week of studying and living at Pembroke is hosted by undergraduates who act as mentors and advisers, and by postgraduates and Fellows who teach. 

With the intentions of replicating 'a week in the life of a Pembroke undergraduate' an essay is set during an initial tutorial with a Pembroke postgraduate and throughout the week pupils study in Oxford's libraries and develop their arguments on the topic in question. At the end of the week they have a one-to-one follow-up tutorial where they defend their essay and discuss the subject in more detail.

Each year there are prizes for those who perform most strongly in the tutorials, also taking into account their progress and contribution throughout the year.

This week in Oxford also sees pupils attend specially organised lectures and group study sessions. They have meals together in College just as undergraduates normally do, as well as living in student accommodation, and social activities are organised for the evenings.