Computer Science at Oxford
From Computer Science at Oxford
We hold a range of events throughout the year for prospective students, and for schools groups. Details can be found below.
Enquiries regarding admissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Publicity and Schools Liaison Officer, Suzanna Marsh, can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com.
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Open days are held at the Department to provide prospective students (and their families/teachers) with an opportunity to meet current staff and students, to see demonstrations of project work done by our students and the research work of the Department, to hear a short talk about university-level Computer Science, attend sample lectures and to get answers to any questions you have. The talks in the department are written with students in mind, but are also suitable for parents and teachers. In the event, though, of the lecture rooms becoming overfull priority will be given to prospective students.
Individuals and family groups do not need to book for the open days in June or September. (Bookings were required for the April open day with the Maths Dept, but these have now closed.)
Many colleges also have open days that coincide with the June and September dates, so you may like to co-ordinate a visit to the Department with a visit to a college. Or maybe even book in for lunch at one of them.
A map and directions to the Department of Computer Science is available. We strongly recommended that you use public transport, if at all possible. If you do travel by car, please note that parking in the city centre is very limited. There are several Park & Ride bus services which run from car parks on the outskirts of Oxford. We strongly recommend that you do not use Thornhill and Seacourt Park and Ride car parks as these are often full very early in the morning, especially on open days. Please refer to the University's travel advice and parking on open days guide (which includes details of rail ticket discounts available.)
For any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Open Days
Dates for the 2013 open days for prospective undergraduates are as follows:
- Sat 27th April 2013 - Joint open day with Maths. (Completed.)
- Wed 26th June 2013 - University-wide open day. +
- Thurs 27th June 2013 - University-wide open day. +
- Fri 20th September 2013 - University-wide open day. +
+Booking is not required for sessions at the Computer Science Department, but often is for college-based events. Information on what is happening in the rest of the University will appear here: www.ox.ac.uk/opendays
The provisional programme for the two June 2013 Open Days for Computer Science is now available. (PDF). This is subject to change, so please check back for updates. Especially regarding tutor availability in college.
2013 Events Open For Bookings/Applications
Computer Science UNIQ Summer School (Y12s, UK State Schools)
UNIQ is a programme of FREE summer schools at Oxford University. UNIQ is open to Year 12 (or equivalent) students studying at UK state schools/colleges. Students apply for a specific course that aims to give them a realistic view of Oxford student life. One of these courses is in Computer Science. UNIQ participants live in an Oxford college for one week in July. They attend lectures and seminars in their chosen subject, and workshops about applying to Oxford. Participants can also take part in a variety of social activities each evening. Applications for the 2013 UNIQ summer schools opened on Monday 7 January at 10:00 and closed on Thursday 21 February 2013 at 17:00. The Computer Science course will run 15 July - 19 July 2013. Further information here: www.uniq.ox.ac.uk
Oxford Pathways Programme
The Department of Computer Science also contributes to the Pathways Programme, an initiative coordinated by the Colleges of the University of Oxford, with support from the Sutton Trust. The programme aims to provide information, advice and guidance on higher education and Oxford to academically able students, and staff members, in non-selective state schools with little history of student progression to Oxford. All of our events are run in Oxford, and are free to attend. The programme works with specifically targeted state schools across the UK, from years 10 to 13. On the whole these are schools without sixth forms, or schools with little, if any, history of sending students to Oxford. Further information on the Pathways Programme webpages .