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Opportunities abound - carpe diem

There are lots of opportunities for GCA students to learn from professionals, gain work experience and develop their academic skills – competitions, work placements, mentoring schemes, master classes, tasters, university visits and residentials, summer schools. Many are offered through GCA but some determined students just use their brains to research opportunities and their feet to get out there and make an impression.

We'll be posting details of opportunities open to GCA students on this page as we find out about them. Keep checking.

Last updated July 21 2017


ESRC Photographic Competition - The Bigger Picture


The challenge is to take a photo which shows 'the bigger picture' of society today, where you live or in the wider world. How do things like politics, education, climate change, healthcare, technology, migration, poverty affect you or others?  Your photo should fall into one of out five competition categories. In addition to your image you need to supply an imaginative title and explain the social science behind it in a supporting statement of up to 100 words.

This year social media entries to the competition are invited allowing you to submit up to a further three photographs via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #esrcphoto.

You will be able to enter the competition from 1 September 2017 until 15 December 2017.


Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford

For students in all year groups, LMH is running events associated with the University Open Days (taking place on 15th September) including:

Tours and refreshments throughout

  • 11.00–12.00: Welcome from the Principal, Alan Rusbridger with an admissions talk by our Senior Tutor, Dr Fiona Spensley
  • 12.00–12.55: Meet the tutors OR talk for teachers, parents and carers
  • 13.00-14.00: Free hot lunch
  • 17.00-18.00: Get a scoop on LMH: G&D’s Ice Cream and Tea

Bookings for schools and individuals alike can be made here: http://www.lmh.ox.ac.uk/prospective-students/working-schools/open-days