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 email@example.com. Our Publicity and Schools Liaison Officer, Suzanna Marsh, can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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, and to get answers to any questions you have.
Individuals and family groups do not need to book for the open days in June or September. (Bookings for the May 2013 open day will open in early 2013.)
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Many colleges also have open days that coincide with the Science days, 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. Note sure which colleges offer Computer Science? See our guidance pages.
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. Drivers coming from the east, including London, the south and the west are advised to use the Redbridge Park & Ride, while drivers arriving from the north can choose between Pear Tree and Water Eaton. Please avoid both the Thornhill and Seacourt Park & Rides which are often full.
2012 Open Days
Dates for the 2012 open days are as follows:
- Saturday 5 May. 2012 (completed)
- Wednesday 27 June 2012
- Thursday 28 June 2012
- Friday 14 September 2012
Other Events for Young People & Schools Groups
Computer Science @ Oxford Taster Day (Year 11 and 12s, UK schools)
Thursday, June 14th 2012, 9:15 — 4pm
Find out about the Oxford Computer Science degrees, including joint degrees. Attend some taster lectures, meet tutors and existing students, hear about the admissions process, have a go at some programming, and have the chance to visit an Oxford college. This event is intended for those interested in doing a Computer Science degree, but who are undecided, or who want to learn more. The day is open to high-achieving year 11 and 12 students from UK schools. (Year 13 students taking a gap year, who will be applying for 2013 university admission are also welcome.) Students should be taking, or planning on taking Maths A Level (or equivalent), and expect to receive at least an A grade in it. Unaccompanied students, over 16 years old welcome. Students, please ask your teacher to book a place for you. Further information and booking: Further information and booking
The Oxford RobotGames III (Year 9 & 10, UK State Schools)
Tuesday 19 June 2012, 9:30am — 3:30pm. Free. Sorry, this event is now full.
These one-day events will involve an introduction to the science behind robots, and a practical session designing and building a wheeled robot using Lego Mindstorms, under the guidance of Oxford University staff and students.
Students will then pit their robots against the Oxford University machines in robot Olympics-style challenges. The day will be rounded off with a tour of an Oxford College. A video from the first RobotDay is available. Further information.
UNIQ Summer School - Computer Science (Year 12s, at UK State Schools)
15-20 July 2012
The Computer Science UNIQ summer school is a week-long academic course developed and taught by Oxford tutors and has been designed to give you an idea of what it would be like to study Computer Science at Oxford. If you are selected to attend, you’ll spend a week (Sunday to Friday) learning a subject in depth. You’ll learn about the application process at the University of Oxford and meet alumni of the University and current students. You’ll also get the opportunity to stay in one of the colleges of the University of Oxford and take part in a range of evening activities. The summer school is open to high-performing students in their first year of lower sixth form study (Year 12) at a UK state school.
Applications for the 2012 summer school have closed. Details will appear here for the 2013 summer school late in 2012.
Events for Teachers
Maths & Science Teachers’ Conference
'Wednesday 4 July 2012, At-Bristol Science Learning Centre
This event aims to:
- equip teachers with additional tools and resources to support maths and science students in their own schools and colleges who are considering progressing to STEM subjects at Oxford and other leading universities.
- offer teachers a stimulating programme of seminars with leading Oxford tutors that we hope will extend their own interest in these subjects, as well as the students they teach.
- provide advice and guidance on the Oxford admissions process from identifying and supporting candidates to admissions testing and interviews.
The seminar options (including a computer science option) will include practical work and topics that teachers will be able to develop in their own institutions.