Welcome to Staircase12, University College Oxford's online hub of resources for students aiming high at school and thinking about applying to top universities. You'll find plenty of resources to help you develop your interests, book reviews from current undergrads to help you 'read around' your subject, ideas for stretching yourself beyond the school syllabus (now an essential for entry to highly selective universities) and some stuff about student life at Univ for good measure.


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The programme In our Time pauses over the summer, but there's 500+ episodes online https://t.co/P2jvaQRSL3
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Ben 2nd year English University College

Oxford and Cambridge are so similar that they are often talked about in the same sentence. Here's a joint outreach website from both Universities with resources and events...


Check out this page for all the courses Oxford offers at Undergraduate level. Some of them may surprise you!

underground mathematics Cambridge University A Level mathematics teaching

Arranged on a London tube line (since Maths concepts are often ...

Google Scholar

There's a wealth of resources out there on the interwebs. Use Google Scholar for trustworthy searches of academic and scholarly literature across all different disciplines....

The Autistic Brain Temple Grandin Autism

An enlightening book written by Temple Grandin, a woman with Autism who is fantastic at putting into words how autistic people's brains work differently.

Iran and the Rise of Its Neoconservatives Anoushiravan Ehteshami and Mahjoob Zweir

This exciting book tells a history of Iranian politics from the Iran-Iraq war up to 2005. It outlines the factors at play in bringing about the changes of the country’s...