Clare College Cambridge

West Midlands Webinars

West Midlands webinar series

Clare College is excited to be working alongside other colleges at both the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge for the West Midlands Webinars 2021. These will be a series of four online sessions for Year 12 students at state schools or sixth form colleges in the West Midlands, including Clare's Link Areas of Coventry and Warwickshire.


The Webinar Series

The webinars will cover various aspects of applying to, preparing for and studying at Oxford and Cambridge, and will be suitable for any student hoping to apply to competitive universities. If you’re a high-achieving student (aiming to achieve above AAA at A Level), intellectually curious and ambitious, then these webinars will be a great start for your university journey.
These sessions will be run using the platform Zoom. As these sessions will run as webinars, your camera and microphone will not be enabled, and you will only be able to communicate with the hosts/panelists running the session by typing questions into the Q&A box. Joining details will only be sent via email to those with a confirmed place.



7th October: An Introduction to Oxford & Cambridge

21st October: Oxford & Cambrigde: A Student's Perspective

4th November: Applying to Oxford and Cambridge

18th November: Competitive Applications: Preparing in Year 12 

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

To apply for this programme, you must:

  • currently be in Year 12
  • be attending a state school or sixth form college in the West Midlands
    • The West Midlands are the following regions:
      • Birmingham
      • Coventry
      • Dudley
      • Herefordshire
      • Sandwell
      • Shropshire
      • Solihull
      • Staffordshire
      • Stoke-on-Trent
      • Telford and Wrekin
      • Walsall
      • Warwickshire
      • Wolverhampton
      • Worcestershire

We hope to offer as many students as possible a place on these webinars. However, if we have more applications than places available, we will prioritise students who match one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have lived, or are currently living, in local authority care
  • Are eligible, or have been eligible within the past six years, for free school meals
  • Are a refugee
  • Have caring responsibilities for a family member
  • Live in neighbourhoods with low overall progression rates to higher education
  • Have no parental history of higher education
  • Have a disability


This series is now underway, but you can still register for the remaining sessions by completing an application form. We will then be in touch via email to let you know if we are able to give you a place.