In-person visits to Corpus Christi
At Corpus Christi, we are very pleased to be able to welcome visitors back to the College! Visits to the College are prioritised for state schools within our link region (Manchester, Oldham, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford), but please do get in touch to check availability. We welcome visits from school students in Years 9 to 13 in groups of up to 20 per day. Our Outreach and Admissions Team hosts each visit, which usually include discussions about higher education and Oxford, a tour of the College, an academic taster, and lunch in our historic dining hall.
School groups also get to quiz our undergraduate Subject Ambassadors about student life here. The Outreach Officer can also help you to combine a visit to Corpus with a tour of another college.
A typical school visit:
|10:30am||Arrive in Oxford|
|11am||Morning activity/introductory talk|
|11.50am||Meet student ambassadors|
|12pm||Lunch (free of charge for state schools)|
|12.30pm||Tour of Corpus Christi with student ambassadors|
|12.50pm||Q&A with student ambassadors|
|1.05pm||Afternoon activity (e.g. college tour, museum visit, academic session)|
If you are interested in visiting Corpus Christi College, please complete our school visit request form. We look forward to welcoming your school group to Corpus!
Virtual visits to Corpus Christi
Since 2020, Corpus Christi has been successfully adapting to the virtual world induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Outreach and Admissions Team have been successfully running various virtual visits and we were delighted to run 14 virtual sessions with school groups over the 2021 Spring term, in spite of schools being closed for most pupils. Virtual visits are a great way for students to learn about Higher Education, gain an insight into life at Oxford, and to interact with current Corpus students.
Visits are conducted over Microsoft Teams and are generally 45 minutes, although they can be longer if you wish. Visits are tailored to students' ages. A standard introductory visit consists of a presentation about Higher Education/Oxford, a virtual tour, and a Q&A with Student Ambassadors. We can also cover study skills, run subject taster sessions, and provide workshops dedicated to specific stages of the Oxbridge application process, such as interviews. It is possible to do multiple sessions in order to cover the content that your students are interested in.
To book a virtual visit, please complete our school visit request form. We look forward to welcoming your school group to Corpus virtually!
Corpus Christi comes to you
The Outreach and Admissions Team delivers several roadshows a year in the College's link region. These events are adapted to the age and audience and cover topics including higher education, studying at Oxford, the application process, student life and student finance.
Individual tours of Corpus Christi
If you are a prospective applicant who is unable to visit Corpus Christi during an Open Day, we also offer individual college tours (subject to availability). If you would like a tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01865 276693 for further details. Tours usually last around 30 minutes and we kindly ask that you contact the Outreach and Admissions Team with a least one week's notice.
What our visitors think
"Thank you for a wonderful day. As always, we were made to feel very welcome by yourself and the students. Our pupils gained an enormous amount from the trip and hopefully the experience will inspire them to work hard for the grades to get to university."
Year 11 visit
"I hadn't considered applying to Corpus before I came here on a school visit. However, when I saw both the enthusiasm and friendliness of the students here, along with the college's beauty and sense of community, I soon changed my mind. My school visit here allowed me to make one of the best decisions I have ever made!"
Second-year undergraduate reflecting on a Year 12 visit
"Can I take this opportunity to thank you for hosting us at Corpus? The students came away from the day with a great enthusiasm and encouragement and I think that it will have a very positive impact on their time at school and beyond."
Year 9 visit
"Many thanks for organising and delivering our visit on Monday. We all (staff & students alike) had an amazing day, and were made to feel so welcome and came away feeling highly informed about life at Oxford and the application process. Please can you also pass on our thanks to the students who helped, they were excellent ambassadors for the College and the subjects they study."
Year 12 visit
So what’s it really like to study here?
If you’re thinking of applying, contact our undergraduate Subject Ambassadors for honest answers to questions about life and study at Corpus and Oxford.