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Benefits of Leadership Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses


In a world that demands adaptability, innovation, and impactful action, effective leadership stands as a beacon of change. Whether you aspire to lead teams, organisations, or your own life's journey, mastering the art of leadership is a paramount skill. If you're ready to embark on a transformative experience that will equip you with the tools to lead yourself and others to success, then the Leadership Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses is your definitive opportunity. Get ready to redefine your leadership capabilities, explore critical thinking, and cultivate skills that will empower you to influence and inspire. Let's dive into the dynamic realm of leadership that awaits you in the historic cities of Oxford and Cambridge.


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Empower Yourself with Leadership

Are you intrigued by the intricacies of leadership? Our Leadership Summer School is meticulously crafted to equip you with the skills needed to lead confidently and effectively. Whether you're between the ages of 13 and 24, our programme caters to a diverse range of learners who are eager to embrace leadership in its multifaceted forms. From self-leadership to guiding teams, you'll acquire invaluable skills in goal setting, time management, and nurturing lasting relationships.

Foster Critical Thinking and Decisive Action

Leaders are continually challenged to make impactful decisions that shape their path. In our Leadership course, you'll immerse yourself in the world of critical thinking, honing your ability to make informed choices even amid complexity. Discover strategies to consistently navigate the right decisions and elevate your emotional intelligence, empowering you to influence and inspire those around you.

Interactive Learning in Small Groups

Experience the power of learning in intimate, interactive groups that promote engagement and collaboration. For ages 13-15, our Leadership Summer School maintains small class sizes, with no more than 8 students, ensuring you receive personalised attention from expert instructors. This environment fosters dynamic discussions, allowing you to gain insights from diverse perspectives. Through interactive learning, our skilled educators will guide you through new concepts, assign practice tasks to build your skills, and facilitate group activities and independent research. It's an environment where your voice is valued, and where lively debates foster growth.

For ages 16-24, our teaching methodology continues to inspire and empower. Expert tutors lead interactive seminars in small groups, ensuring an immersive and intellectually stimulating experience. Throughout the programme, you'll complete two pieces of independent work, such as essays or problem sheets. Your tutor will provide personalised feedback during 1:1 or 2:1 tutorials, allowing for in-depth discussions. Engaging with your tutor and peers will expose you to diverse viewpoints, expanding your horizons. Upon completion, you'll receive a certificate and letter of recommendation, reflecting your growth and accomplishments.

Uncover the Inspiring Legacy

Picture your summer in the heart of two historic cities renowned for centuries of leadership, innovation, and excellence. As you traverse the hallowed halls and embrace the intellectual atmosphere, you'll find yourself immersed in an environment that ignites your leadership aspirations. The legacy of these cities has forged countless leaders, thinkers, and visionaries throughout history. Now, it's your moment to stand upon this platform of learning, growth, and impact.

Oxford: A Legacy of Leadership

In Oxford, immerse yourself in the legacy of leadership that has left an indelible mark on the world. Beyond its storied academic heritage, Oxford offers a captivating array of field trips that may vary from year to year:

  • Blenheim Palace: Wander through the opulent halls of this historic palace, a testament to leadership, grandeur, and timeless influence.
  • Bristol: Discover the maritime heritage of Bristol, a vibrant city that has played a pivotal role in shaping British history.
  • British Museum: Delve into the rich tapestry of history and culture at the British Museum, gaining profound insights into the evolution of human leadership and its enduring impact.

Cambridge: A Cradle of Innovation

Meanwhile, in the picturesque town of Cambridge, your summer journey unfolds with enriching excursions, each year offering fresh and unique experiences:

  • Brighton Royal Pavilion: Explore the stunning Brighton Royal Pavilion, an architectural gem by the sea, where creativity and leadership have intertwined for centuries.
  • Norwich Castle: Immerse yourself in the historical treasures of Norwich Castle, where the past comes to life through captivating exhibitions.
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum: Engage with the eclectic collection of art and antiquities at The Fitzwilliam Museum, where innovation and leadership intersect in captivating ways.

It's important to note that the specific field trips available may change from year to year, ensuring each summer brings a new and exciting adventure. Moreover, participants have the flexibility to choose their city of stay based on availability, allowing for a tailored experience that perfectly aligns with individual preferences and interests. As you forge lasting connections with peers from diverse backgrounds, your summer experience will become an unforgettable chapter in your leadership journey.

Testimonials from Past Students

"I applied to the Leadership Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses, and it was a transformative journey. The personalised attention and dynamic discussions helped me develop leadership skills that I continue to apply in various aspects of my life." - Emily, Canada


Are you ready to embark on a journey of leadership transformation? Join us at the Leadership Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses and unlock your full leadership potential. This programme offers a unique opportunity to explore leadership intricacies, interact with seasoned instructors, and connect with peers who share your drive for impact. Apply now and become part of a global community of leaders who are ready to make a difference. Let's set the course for a future marked by confident leadership and impactful change.


Ready to embark on your leadership journey? Apply now to Oxford Summer Courses and secure your spot in our Leadership Summer School. Don't miss out on this chance to cultivate leadership skills, elevate your potential, and contribute positively to the world. Apply here and take your first step toward becoming a transformative leader today!


Disclaimer: Oxford Summer Courses is a specialist summer school that contracts with various universities, including the University of Oxford, for the use of their facilities and accommodations. However, please note that Oxford Summer Courses is a specialist summer school and has no formal connection with the University of Oxford.

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