Many congratulations to all students who have today received offers of a place at St Anne’s College.
The interviewing tutors at St Anne’s worked really hard to make this year’s online interviews as fair and enjoyable as possible and were hugely impressed with the standard of applicants, after another difficult and disrupted year in schools. All applicants should feel proud of their achievements, hard work and commitment. We are confident that every student, including those who were not successful in gaining a place at the University of Oxford, will go on to thrive in the future, including at other excellent universities. We wish all our applicants the very best of luck with their studies and other activities for the remainder of the academic year.
For the second year in a row, all Oxford interviews took place online and we’re grateful to our wonderful band of Student Ambassadors who ran informal online Q&A sessions and social activities for applicants across the 2 week interview period. Many of the Ambassadors experienced online interviews themselves last year and recognised the importance of making the interview period more enjoyable and less intimidating than it otherwise might have been. We’d also like to thank all the schools and colleges who helped make the interview process run smoothly for candidates from all backgrounds.
St Anne’s recognises that many students in this year’s cohort, like last year’s, have been educationally disadvantaged by the pandemic, and we want to ensure all our offer-holders succeed in their studies and are able to transition smoothly to higher education. In particular, St Anne’s is proud to have made a record 17 Opportunity Oxford offers this year. The University’s pioneering Opportunity Oxford scheme, now in its third year of operation, makes offers to students from under-represented backgrounds, which include specially developed ‘bridging’ support to assist their academic transition. You can read more about Opportunity Oxford here.
We are also pleased to note that 75.9% of UK offer holders this year are state-educated, while 12% are eligible for Free School Meals, 1.85% are care leavers, and 18.5% have a declared disability. Since its founding, St Anne’s has set out to be the home of choice for the best and brightest students, whatever their background, and we are proud to see this aim increasingly reflected in this year’s admissions data. Offers were made to students from 61 different regions across the UK, including offers made to students from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 4 offers, our highest yet, were also made to students from the North East of England, a St Anne’s link region, which is significantly underrepresented at Oxford compared to other regions of the UK.
Congratulations once again to all our applicants – we look forward to welcoming our offer holders to St Anne’s in October.