The University's Strategic Plan contains the following commitment:
To attract and admit students from all backgrounds with outstanding academic potential and the ability to benefit from an Oxford education
This commitment applies to all levels of study and work is underway to consider how to encourage applications and participation from students from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds to apply to postgraduate programmes at the University. A working group has been formed to progress this and this includes representation from the relevant University departments, Divisions, Colleges and the Students' Union. Several initiatives have already been launched:
Following on from the success of the undergraduate UNIQ programme, a postgraduate version, UNIQ+ has been launched. Details of UNIQ+ can be found via this link.