Online History Study Days

Oxford University’s History Faculty provides free online study days to encourage students in Year 12 (or studying in their first year of further education) at UK schools, sixth forms and FE colleges to develop their love for history.  Study days offer the opportunity to find out about the latest exciting historical research, to learn with Oxford’s history tutors, and to develop historical skills and interests beyond schoolwork.

Virtual Humanities BAME Study Day 2022

Applications are now open!

This virtual study day offers the opportunity for attendees to explore what it is like to apply for and study a humanities degree at the University of Oxford. Applications are open to Year 12 students from UK state schools who have Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic (BAME) Heritage. The event will take place live online via Microsoft Teams on the 12th April from 09:00-15:00.  

It was a fantastic insight into what university lectures will be like and seeing so many passionate students pushed me to work harder to get in.

-2021 Participant

The day will open with an introduction to the University of Oxford followed by the opportunity to attend two humanities subject lectures. You will learn more about the Oxford application process during our interactive workshop. The day will conclude with a live Q&A where you will have the opportunity to ask current Oxford students from BAME backgrounds anything and everything about studying at Oxford.  View our event poster here.

You will be able to choose from the following subject lectures: Classics, English, History, History of Art, Modern Languages, Oriental Studies, Music or Philosophy. All lectures will be recorded and available to watch after the event. If you are unable to attend live on the 12th April but would like access to the recordings and resources, then please submit an application form and indicate this when asked. 

 Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Year 12 
  • Black, Asian, or Minority Ethnic (BAME) Heritage 
  • Attend a UK State School (unless you have extenuating circumstances or meet several of the priority criteria listed below) 
  • Priority will be given to students who meet one or more of the following: first generation in your family to attend university, have been in local authority care, are a young carer, are eligible for free school meals/pupil premium, are from an area of deprivation or with a low progression to university rate 

We cannot guarantee every applicant a place but are aiming to accommodate a large number of students. You will find out if your application was successful by the 18th March. 

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Practical Information

History study days are held online via Microsoft Teams. You will require access to a computer, tablet or smartphone with the Microsoft Teams App or a browser that is compatible with Microsoft Teams in order to attend the session.

The History Faculty’s outreach programme seeks to challenge educational inequalities across the UK. To find out more, email For information about other Oxford University outreach activities, including UNIQ summer schools, Oxplore digital learning resources, and teacher conferences, see:

We share details of upcoming events on these pages, via Oxford University’s outreach calendar, and social media.