Engagement in the Wider Community

Whilst enjoying all that is on offer at Christ Church and the University, many students also get involved in helping people in the wider community. They can be found caring for Oxford’s homeless, visiting immigration detainees, and helping in local schools or drama projects.

Junior members are often keen to get involved in these activities, providing invaluable support and gaining a broad range of experiences.

IntoUniversity

Christ Church plays a lead role in supporting IntoUniversity Oxford South East, a centre tackling educational deprivation in our local community. Based in Blackbird Leys, it is funded by a Christ Church alumnus, with matched funding from the University and help from the Queen's Trust. IntoUniversity works with local schools and young people to dramatically increase their excitement about learning, their motivation to study and their levels of achievement. Many Christ Church students volunteer to offer targeted support, tutoring, or mentoring.

Student Ambassadors

Christ Church Student Ambassadors are a group of current undergraduates who help with our access events. They provide prospective applicants with insight into life at Oxford by giving tours to visiting school groups, running subject workshops and talks, helping with IntoUniversity FOCUS graduations, contributing to our Outreach Facebook and Twitter accounts, and helping during Open Days and interviews. Each ambassador gives as much or as little time as they wish and we run training sessions through the year.