Welcome to Target Schools

Target Schools is Oxford University Student Union’s flagship access campaign. Our aim is simple – we want to debunk the various myths many school students have about Oxford and we think the way to do this is for current undergraduates to share their experiences with students from schools with limited history of Oxford applications. 

We aim to do this by delivering shadowing days, where sixth forms students will be given the opportunity to shadow a current undergraduate at Oxford University, and the Target Schools’ Roadshow. Target Schools is unique as it is run entirely by Oxford University students, offering an honest insight into life and studying at Oxford University and the admissions process.

Undergraduates: Get involved! Every year hundreds of undergraduates enjoy being shadowed by a Year 12 student as part of Target Schools’ annual Shadowing Scheme, and you’ll get the opportunity to be involved with one of the biggest student run access schemes in Oxford. If you have any questions or want to sign up to the mailing list, please email us at studentshadowing@ousu.org or send us a message on Facebook.

Teachers and school students: Please see the relevant FAQ sections for both teachers and school students by following the links to find out more about what we do and how to get more involved.

We look forward to seeing you at a shadowing day soon!


Ben and Adam

Co-Chairs 2016