Many of our events become oversubscribed so we may priotise young people from under-represented backgrounds who look to benefit the most from taking part. 

What do we consider to be an "under-represented background"?

As places are limited, we may prioritise applicants who meet some of the following criteria:

  • You have been eligible for one or more of free school meals, pupil premium, Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) and/or 16-19 bursary during secondary school
  • You live in an area with a low rate of progression to higher education. If your home is POLAR4 quintile 1 or 2 then you meet this criterion. You can check your postcode here.
  • You live in an area with a high level of socio-economic deprivation, as determined by the ACORN measure.
  • You are care-experienced, i.e. have been in care at some point, for more than three months in total.
  • You are a young carer
  • You would be within the first generation of your family to attend university (i.e. your parents and grandparents did not attend university)
  • You identify as having a protected characteristic which is one of the most under-represented at Oxford Physics e.g. you are female, non-binary or of Black heritage.  

If you have any questions about this please contact