Our Schools and Colleges in the Media

  • OBU Schools and Colleges Liaison work tirelessly with local schools, colleges and organisations to improve aspirations, attainment and awareness of higher education. The young people we work with regularly get recognition in the media for the hard work and dedication they show both academically and in extra-curricular activities.

    Read some of the articles below to get a flavour of the kind of work we support and the amazing young people we are lucky enough to work with.

    Pupils cheers as new teacher gains award for outstanding effort

    School goes to new level with "bold" new choices

    Pupils give it a bash for their new show

    Banbury Academy students return from India volunteering trip

    Oxford Academy students achieve 100% A-Level pass rate

    Cheney Students win anti-litter award

    Young people getting involved in the National Citizenship Service

    Big improvement in literacy rates

    Oxford Association of Young People Project

    OAYP Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

    Oxford Spires Academy OFSTED Results

    Brookes Bridges

    Our Brookes Bridges programme gives people in the local community the chance to attend a range of courses offered by our partner institutions. These enable them to improve their employability and give them the chance to access higher education through less traditional routes.

    The programme gets frequent recognition in the local media, but also received national attention when it was the runner up in The Guardian's University Awards Ideas Bank for its commitment to widening participation.

    Nomination for award in the Oxford Mail.


  • Oxford Brookes lecturer recognised for widening access to higher education

    Oxford Brookes’ school partnerships enjoy positive A-level results

    Brookes Science Bazaar returns

    Brookes Bridges project wins national award

    Brookes Bridges shortlisted for widening participation award

    Brookes one of 12 universities selected for project to increase student diversity

    Brookes to host regional finals of national schools debating competition

    Oxford Brookes holds Passport Day for Swindon school pupils

    A Modern Magna Carta comes to town

    School staff ‘inspire’ Y12 pupils through hands-on science