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Who are we?

Oxford Summer Courses was founded on friendship and family. We were established in 2010 by two friends, Harry and Rob, who studied at Oxford University together and we’re now one of the fastest growing companies in the UK (80th fastest as ranked by the Financial Times).

We’re all driven by the desire to share the magic of our university experiences (and the cities where we had them) with the wider world. Although we’re not part of the University, Oxford is where we started and it still sets our standards: both our rigorous approach to education and our unswerving commitment to finding the best tutors and settings.

This summer we’ll welcome over 3,000 motivated students aged 9-24 from around the world to Oxford, Cambridge, High Wycombe, Cheltenham, London, India, Latin America and Stanford (USA).

Join us as we find more exceptional educational opportunities and connect them to knowledge-hungry students.

Purpose beyond profit

Our goal is to share the exciting and excellent academic adventure that Oxford and other elite universities have to offer with the world.

Alongside our summer courses, we run Universify Education, a charity committed to addressing educational inequality. Our work was recognised by the Financial Times Future 100 for making a positive impact on society. Universify offers free access courses to encourage applications to top universities from students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

We channel our passion into making a positive impact on our surroundings whether that be our students, the wider community or the environment.  

Our people

Today, with a team of over 30 head office members representing 12 different nationalities, it is clear that the company’s inclusive ethos is informed by these roots. We are located across Oxford, Cambridge, London and India and together we build global partnerships and oversee preparation for the busy summer months when a team of over 200 tutors and 250 on-course delivery staff join us to deliver our courses.

Together we strive to be a strong, supportive community, brought together by a common goal which is, to share the best educational experiences as widely as possible.

Meet the team.

Our values and culture

“Wellbeing, Democratisation of Education, Growth Mindset, Energy of a Startup, Collaboration and Impact”

We live and breathe these values across all levels of our organisation to ensure that our culture remains as genuine as the people in it. That is why we were on as one of the UK’s Top 25 SME Culture Leaders in 2018 by Real Business and Breathe.

Our Benefits

We actively encourage your work-life balance to take care of your well being

Flexible working – To help encourage your work life balance

Health insurance and Dental insurance – We take care of the main costs so you don’t have to

Cycle to work scheme – Encouraging a greener commute as well as keeping fit

Remote Working – If it works for you and your team

 

We regularly recognise positive impact made by individuals and as a company

Shout out and special lunch– To show their appreciation Harry and Rob will take you out for lunch

Company Trip – In 2018 we all went to Siena to celebrate the success of the summer courses

Bonus – 10% when you meet your goals

 

We make sure that everyone has a chance to collaborate and contribute to the organisation

Staff Socials – Regular staff socials where everyone gets a chance to organise a fun event so we can bond

Gardening Club and Office decorating – A chance to get together and make the office how you would like it to be

 

We are champions of democratising education for all

Universify – Opportunities to get involved with a charity that is working to break down barriers to elite universities from volunteering to running a marathon to raise money

 

We fuel that start-up energy to help you unlock your potential

Learning Allowance – £200 every year to learn anything and it does not have to be related to your role

Progression Principle – Be prepared to not stand still, as from day one we will ensure that what you do gets you to where you want to be

 

We make sure that this is a safe place to allow you to develop your growth mindset

Regular Feedback and appraisals – Opportunities to feedback to management to ensure that you are heading in the right direction and that you are enjoying your time with us

 

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