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Scheme supporting Black Oxbridge applicants expands

A programme that helps high-achieving Black students to gain places at Oxford and Cambridge is expanding.

The Target Oxbridge scheme aims to increase Black African and Caribbean students’ chances of getting into the UK’s top universities. Since its launch in 2012 it has helped 46 young people to receive Oxbridge offers.

Oxford University has now decided to facilitate the programme’s expansion. As a result, 45 year 12 pupils will have the opportunity to take part in the scheme each year and 60 places will be available for a three-day residential event at Oxford.

The Target Oxbridge programme is open to UK-based students in year 12. It offers pupils regular contact with a Black or minority ethnic Oxbridge graduate, personalised advice on A level choices and the Oxbridge application process, and visits to Oxford and Cambridge.

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