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Schools Liaison

The Department of Statistics is committed to increasing participation in Statistics as an undergraduate degree. We host and co-host a number of events throughout the year for students in Years 11 and 12. If you would like to go on our mailing list, please fill out the the sign up form. You can also join our Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates about what’s going on in the department.

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Departmental Open Days

Departmental Open Days offer a deeper look into the degree choices offered by the Mathematical Institute and Department of Statistics. There will be a number of sessions looking at all the essential information a prospective student might need. It is possible to also visit the Department of Statistics on one of the Saturdays only. Booking is essential and is possible through the Mathematical Institute.

The next Departmental Open Days will be on 27th April and 4th May, with visits to the Department of Statistics possible on 27th April.

University Open Days

In June and September, Open Days take place in both colleges and departments. More information about this can be obtained from the University admissions Open Days pages. These are a good opportunity to visit both the department and any colleges you are considering applying to. The departmental talks are hosted at the Mathematical Institute and will provide a more general overview. It is also possible to visit the Department of Statistics for a tour of the building – please see our Open Day page.

School Visits

Our Schools Liaison Officer will be happy to arrange to visit your school and deliver a workshop on Statistics as part of curriculum enrichment. We can also provide information on applying to the undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Statistics (and other Mathematics joint courses). You would also be welcome to visit the department for a workshop in conjunction with a visit to the University of Oxford. To arrange a visit, please email

It All Adds Up - A Maths Conference for Girls

It All Adds Up is our flagship Mathematics and Statistics conference for girls in Years 9-11 and Years 12-13. These are two day-long conferences with interesting lectures, hands-on activities and the opportunity to enthuse about maths with other girls. Please see the It All Adds Up website for more details.

The event is open to girls studying at schools in the UK, and booking is required.

Statistics Taster Day: What's the significance?

This is a full day of Statistics exploration for students in Year 12, with workshops on different areas of Statistics and an optional college tour. Students will get the opportunity to explore how Statistics is used and to ask questions about the admissions process. These days are usually held in March or April. You can find more information on our Taster Day page. The event is offered free of charge, but bookings are limited to three per school.

Further Maths - What Next?

This event is aimed at high-achieving students in Year 12 who have not yet made up their minds about what they would like to study. It will feature talks from a large range of departments at the university, with students able to choose which sessions to attend based on the A-levels they are taking when booking. More information is available and bookings usually open around 1-2 months before the event.

UNIQ summer school: Mathematics - What are the chances?

The UNIQ summer schools offer a fantastic opportunity to experience the life of Oxford student for one week in the summer. Aimed at Year 12 students at UK state schools, it is a free residential programme for students interested in studying Mathematics or Statistics at university. Please visit for more information and to apply.