Access and Outreach Partnerships

Christ Church Access and Outreach Partnerships

Christ Church collaborates with a range of charities and initiatives working to raise aspirations to Higher Education and to encourage students from under-represented backgrounds to apply to Oxford University.


We are the main source of long-term financial support for IntoUniversity Oxford South East, which offers a sustained programme supporting local young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration. Our students also do volunteer work as mentors for IntoUniversity, and visits are hosted at Christ Church.

Target Oxbridge

Christ Church supports Target Oxbridge which works to identify and support talented black African and Caribbean students and students of mixed race with black African and Caribbean heritage, in order to improve their chances of access to Oxford and Cambridge. We were delighted to host the Target Oxbridge residential at Easter 2019.

Pupils from DebateMate in the cloisters at Christ ChurchChrist Church Access Hub

We also have a new ‘Access Hub’ through which we offer financial support to some other partner organisations. Our Hub partners also make use of our rooms to host events, and benefit from presentations and workshops run by our Access and Outreach staff.

Some of our Access Hub partners are:

Debate Mate

Debate Mate is an educational organisation that teaches debating in schools situated in areas with high levels of child poverty, as a means of boosting academic attainment and promote upward social mobility. See

Lynton LeesFirstGen

Oxford First Generation Students supports students who are the first in their family to go to university. It was first set up by Lynton Lees, a Christ Church History student, and has been continuing to support students ever since.


In2Science UK is an award-winning charity that empowers pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to achieve their potential and progress to STEM and research careers through high quality work placements, careers guidance and collaboration with HE institutions. It works primarily with year 12 pupils to improve social mobility and encourage a more diverse and inclusive culture within universities and the STEM sector. For more details, see


The Oxford Pakistan Society is one of the University’s student societies. We support their Access work to encourage potential applicants of Pakistani origin, providing them with information, advice, and guidance about studying at Oxford and about the application process.


If you are interested in finding out more about the Christ Church Access Hub, please contact the Access and Outreach Officer (