Many congratulations to all students who have today received offers to take up a place at St Anne’s in October 2021. This has been a challenging and difficult year for all of us, and our interviewing Fellows and tutors were very impressed with the students they met (virtually) during what proved to be a highly competitive application round. Every applicant is to be commended for their dedication and hard work, and we wish the very best of luck to those who were not successful in gaining a St Anne’s place but who, we have no doubt, will go on to thrive at other excellent universities.
For the first time, all Oxford interviews took place online this year. Over 30 Student Ambassadors joined forces to run online Q&A sessions and social activities across 6 evenings during the interview period. We hope their friendliness and enthusiasm helped to make the interviews less of an intimidating experience, despite the unusual circumstances. We would like to thank the schools and colleges who helped with the scheduling and hosting of the 2020 interviews. St Anne’s will be considering what additional support we can offer in the period between now and October this year in order to support those whose studies have been disrupted by the pandemic, particularly those from underrepresented backgrounds.
St Anne’s is proud also to have made 9 Opportunity Oxford offers this year. The University’s pioneering Opportunity Oxford scheme, now in its second year of operation, has made offers to 168 students from under-represented background for a package of support to help them make the transition to Oxford study. The first cohort of Opportunity Oxford students has now started study at the University and has spoken of the extra preparation and support the course provides. One of our current undergraduates, Olamide Taiwo, took part in the video below.
Again, congratulations from all at St Anne’s, and we look forward to welcoming you to College in person in the not-too-distant future.