Target Schools is Oxford University Student Union (OUSU)’s flagship access campaign. Target Schools was established to widen access to schools without a history of sending students to Oxford, and to work towards a university that is more open to all, regardless of school or family background.
Target Schools works towards these aims with its Shadowing Days and Roadshows, which enable direct contact between sixth-formers and undergraduates, to enable a more informed and confident position when applying to higher education. What makes Target Schools unique is that it is entirely run by Oxford University students. They are best placed to understand the admissions process and what student life is really like.
OUSU supports, facilitates, and oversees the Target Schools campaign, alongside its other campaigns including RAG; The Living Wage Campaign; The Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality; The International Students Campaign; It Happens Here, Mind Your Head (Mental Health) and more! To find out more about OUSU’s campaigns, its other access work (including the Alternative Prospectus), and its work in representing and serving Oxford’s students, visit www.ousu.org.