Oxford University is world-famous for academic excellence. We pick the best and brightest students purely on their academic merit and passion for their chosen course. Everyone knows that the University of Oxford is world famous for teaching and research, so it is no surprise that we feel passionately about the importance of education. We believe that it’s important for you to be well informed about the opportunities you have and the choices you make – after all, they have an impact on the rest of your life. That is why the Widening Participation team works to offer events and projects for young people across the local region, and nationally, to raise aspirations, attainment and support participants whatever their educational choice.