Prospective applicants at a physics subject meeting with Professor Alan Barr, 2017 - Photo: © John Cairns -

We are committed to supporting all students in making informed decisions about studying at Merton, and within the University of Oxford. Our aim is to dispel myths and stereotypes about the College and University, in order to draw the best applicants regardless of background.

Merton College is particularly keen to work with state schools and colleges to promote aspiration-raising, fair and informed choices about universities, including Oxford. As part of the University’s regionalisation scheme for outreach, we work closely with all schools and colleges in Bath, Bristol, and North East Somerset, although we also work with schools across the UK.