An access initiative placing universities at the heart of local communities

What is oxnet?

OxNet is an Access initiative run collaboratively between participating colleges at the University of Oxford, led by Pembroke College, other HE institutions across the United Kingdom, and secondary schools acting as "hubs" in London, the North West and the North East of England. It is unapologetically academic in its focus, and has had significant impact in the local communities in which it has worked since 2008.


upcoming events






Over the Easter Break, OxNet participants were asked to write a response to an essay question. The winners of this competition, and their essays, can be found here

Easter essay


Due to restrictions on social gatherings during the COVID-19 outbreak, OxNet is adapting its outputs.

You can find information about our upcoming events below. Please be aware that this may be subject to change, depending on developments in social distancing, national lockdown and in response to changing needs in our partner schools.






Academics and members of staff in the OxNet Team will be delivering a series of webinars on Academic Skills in the forthcoming weeks. These will take place on Thursday 14th May, Thursday 28th May and Thursday 11th June. 

Participants will receive tuition on academic writing, presenting an argument convincingly, and research and referencing.

Academic skills webinars

“Clever men are impressed in their differences to their fellows Wise men are conscious of their resemblance to them.” 

R. H. Tawney

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