A huge well done to all applicants to OMS 2021. The standard of applications this year was extremely high and the IO team was very impressed by the talent and enthusiasm for learning that all applicants displayed.
Application outcomes have now been emailed to all applicants to OMS 2021 (over 700 students!).
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Who we are
What we do
Oxbridge Mentoring Scheme (OMS)
Our flagship, 10-month structured mentoring programme supports students with their applications to Oxford, Cambridge and other top UK universities.
A nationwide network of ambassadors provides opportunities for our OMS alumni to interact with each other and create links with local communities of students.
Social Impact Internships
The summer internship programme provided to our OMS alumni, giving them the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a growing organisation.
In 2019, 40% of our OMS Oxbridge applicants secured offers from Oxford or Cambridge. This is twice the national average!
Meet our Mentors!
Cambridge Natural Sciences
Cambridge Natural Sciences
See what our past OMS students have to say
Cambridge History Student
Cambridge Chemical Engineering Student
“The OMS developed my confidence in time for my Cambridge interview. The structure of the academic mentoring programme works really well and I enjoyed my tutorial sessions and wished they could continue forever. The OMS team actually cared about my progress and were continually trying to make me a better, stronger applicant.”
Cambridge Theology & Religious Studies Graduate
“I applied to Oxbridge from a Further Education College which lacked support for Oxbridge applications. The OMS was invaluable in helping me navigate the process and guiding me through additional reading, my personal statement, and interview preparation.”
“I was the first from my school in 40 years to get to Oxbridge.”
Cambridge History Graduate
“Whilst applying to Cambridge, my OMS mentor gave me endless advice on how to write a strong personal statement, and what studying history at Cambridge would be like, while their mock interviews helped me understand what to expect and how to discuss my subject academically.”
Cambridge History & Modern Languages Student
“The OMS was an incredible programme, not only for helping me achieve my dream of studying at Cambridge University but also giving me the tools needed to succeed at university and in future employment. I felt more confident, more skilled and more experienced after completing the programme.”
Cambridge Physics PhD
“Through the OMS, I secured a place to read Cambridge Natural Sciences at Downing College. OMS prepared me for interviews by advising me on how to answer academic questions, but also instilled the confidence to think critically and creatively for myself.”