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University of Oxford | Engineering Science Department - Outreach: Outreach Events

Come visit us

at the Department of Engineering Science

There are lots of opportunities for students to visit us or to explore Engineering Science online. We also welcome teachers bringing groups. Please see below for details of the different opportunities on offer.

Lecture theatre of people throwing balloons into the air, at open day 2017

Open Days

What's it really like to study engineering at Oxford? What are our colleges like? For answers to these questions and more, join us at the Department of Engineering during our University-wide Open Days. Stay for an hour - or the whole day.

There'll be taster lectures and demos from academics and researchers, information for parents and carers, talks by current students and tours of the Department.

Two girls building a small tower shape project.

International Women in Engineering Day - 23 June

Marking International Women in Engineering Day, each June we invite students of all ages to learn about our female engineering researchers, finding out about their research and what it's like to work as an engineer.

Three students in lab coats looking at a machine

Uncover Engineering

Uncover is a residential programme that gives female students and Black African and Caribbean heritage students in year 10 the opportunity to explore maths and physics subjects in the context of Engineering studies, while offering a glimpse into university life. The programme is run by Oxford University and students will stay in a college for 4 days. Days will be filled with engineering-focused activities and workshops organised by the Department of Engineering Science. In the evenings we have arranged recreational activities and social opportunities with other like-minded future engineers. You’ll also find out about life at Oxford and living in a college (including a formal dinner!).


UNIQ Access Programme 2023 - Photos by Matthew Greetham

UNIQ is the University of Oxford’s access programme for UK state school students. We prioritise places for students with good grades from backgrounds that are under-represented at Oxford and other universities. Every year more students from diverse backgrounds get offered places at Oxford with help from UNIQ.

Graduate Access Programmes

Postgraduate students talking

The University and colleges are doing more than ever to increase the number of promising postgraduate students from under-represented groups at Oxford.

Demonstration of equipment in lab to school students during outreach programme

Department Tours

Unfortunately we are unable to run in-person tours of the department at the moment - but we hope you will be able to come along to one of our Open Days. Stay up to date on when tours will be running again and hear about all the other engineering-related outreach events that will be taking place by signing up to our outreach mailing list.

Very small robot on a miniature football pitch

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