Slaughter and May gives pro bono advice on Oxford University’s Astrophoria programme

It will enable motivated students to reach their academic potential

Slaughter and May has supported Oxford University on a pro bono basis with the drafting and settling of the Astrophoria gift agreement, which funds the Astrophoria programme.

The Astrophoria Foundation Year programme is a one-year fully-funded foundation programme for UK state school students with significant academic potential, who have experienced severe personal disadvantage and/or disrupted education which has resulted in them being unable to apply directly for an Oxford undergraduate degree programme.

It will enable motivated students to reach their academic potential through a supportive and challenging academic course aimed at developing their skills, self-belief and academic confidence.

Professor Dame Louise Richardson, Vice Chancellor of Oxford University, said: “I would like to thank Slaughter and May for devoting their time, expertise and passion to this programme. The University and the benefactor are deeply committed to helping students reach their academic potential and Astrophoria will make it possible for some to do so. The Astrophoria gift agreement, on which Slaughter and May advised, is an essential element of the partnership between the University and the benefactor.”