Welcome to the Oxford Materials Outreach (Schools Liaison) website. Our three main aims are:
A new undergraduate recruitment pamphlet which summarises the information in the course brochure is available here.
Students applying for Materials Science courses at Oxford are required to take the Physics Aptitude Test.
Corpus Christi Schools Science Prize 2013
Corpus Christi are looking for bright and talented students to enter their annual science competition. The categories this year are Biomedical Sciences, Experimental Psychology and Materials Science. If you enjoy solving interesting, yet challenging, problems then you are invited to enter the competition, open to those who intend to apply in 2013 or 2014 for entry to university. There is a top prize of £250 available in each category. The deadline for entries is Monday 25th March 2013.
Department of Materials Open Days - March 2013
The next Department of Materials Open Days will be held on 19th, 20th and 26th March 2013. These events are aimed at prospective students in Year 11 and Year 12. Booking is essential.
Y12 Materials and Chemistry Day
Tuesday, 16th April (spaces available) and Wednesday, 17th April (fully booked). This is a collaborative event between the Departments of Materials Science and Chemistry. If you are in Yr 12 and interested in Science come along to Oxford University to find out more! Bookings will be limited to 5 students per school and places will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
University Open Days
The next University Open Days will be held on 26th and 27th June 2013, followed by a third on 20th September 2013. They are aimed at prospective students, but teachers and parents are very welcome to attend.
Headstart "Focus on Materials" Course (17th - 21st June 2013). Applications open September 2012 with a deadline of mid February 2013. Successful applicants will hear from Headstart in March/April 2012.
Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences
Over 1400 sixth form students attended the joint Physics and Materials Science presentations at the Student Conferences held in March 2012. We had a fantastic response and we look forward to seeing even more in March 2013 at Leicester, Swansea, Epsom Downs (Greater London), Newcastle and Haydock Park (North-West).
Undergraduate Admissions Interviews
81 applicants were interviewed in December 2012 for entry to the undergraduate course in 2013. We were exceptionally pleased again by the high standard of the young people and we have made 36 offers of places in the 7 Materials Colleges.
Museum of the History of Science
Based in the original buildings of the Ashmolean museum, the Museum of the History of Science offers a range of activities and workshops suitable for all Key Stages in both science and History. For more information:- Museum of the History of Science