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.

Departmental Open Days April

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

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

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 a college lunch and 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.

Lesser Spotted Sciences

This event is for Year 11 and 12 students who want to explore lesser-known degree subjects like Computer Science, Statistics, Earth Sciences, Materials Science, Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences.The day will include a number of talks on these subjects (options of which talks to attend are given on the booking form). Booking is essential and is limited. Please see the Lesser Spotted Sciences webpage for more information.

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 2-3 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.

Other events run by the University

There are numerous other events put on by the University and individual departments that cater to a range of year groups and interests. For interest in a particular subject, please see the departmental webpage. Other schemes you may be interested in are:

The Pathways Programme is 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 the events are run in Oxford, and are free to attend. Of particular interest may be the Year 12 study days which includes a Maths day.

Regional outreach:
For details of the Outreach that colleges do around the country and to find the college working in your region, please see the Regional Outreach pages.