Outreach in London and the North West

We offer something quite different from recent widening participation strategies. The objective is an academic approach that ensures that young people are prepared for intensive learning in competitive universities more generally and encouraged to go beyond the school curriculum. Students are made aware of niche subjects by actually studying those subjects in the regions where Pembroke has university responsibility: parts of London and the North West. 

Students who gain a place on the programme spend 8 months (January- August) engaged in a demanding academic programme of lectures and seminars provided by Pembroke academics, as well as benefitting from mentoring by Pembroke students. There is a Conference during the Easter holidays, and the programme culminates in a week-long residential summer school held at Pembroke College during which students participants in life as an Oxford undergraduate.

This intensive academic approach is successful. Students on our programmes have gone on to Oxford, Cambridge and other research-intensive universities. One hub college has experienced a 500% rise in Russell Group places while others have reported cross-college awareness that students on the programme are going further in their university careers than they ever thought possible.

We are especially grateful to the Goldsmiths' Company for their generous support of the programme.