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Oxford Summer Courses Sustainable Summer School

At Oxford Summer Courses, our mission is to kindle passions and foster independent thought. Through our acclaimed courses and in collaboration with our sister charity, Universify Education, we are dedicated to breaking barriers and creating opportunities for students worldwide. As the UK's leading summer school provider and a certified B Corp, we are committed to managing our activities in a manner that not only promotes education but also conserves our natural environment. Our environmental pledge stands as a testament to this commitment. Ready to experience the summer of a lifetime? Apply now and embark on a transformative journey with Oxford Summer Courses.

Sustainable Education Vision by Oxford Summer Courses

"Oxford Summer Courses continues to strengthen our reputation as the leading short course provider, delivering exceptional teaching and learning experiences while leaving a positive impact on the world. Our environmental pledge signifies our ongoing commitment to reduce the environmental impacts associated with our operations, ensuring the sustainability of our local communities for years to come." — Harry Hortyn, CEO & Co-Founder of Oxford Summer Courses

Our Active Sustainability Pledge

In our pursuit of sustainable practices, we've taken the following steps:

  • We are proud to be a B Corp, part of a global community of businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental impact.
  • Oxford Summer Courses is honoured to be a CarbonNeutral® certified company through our partnership with Climate Impact Partners.
  • We invest in low-carbon sustainable development projects to offset our emissions.
  • Your carbon footprint is offset the moment you step onto our course.
  • You'll be giving back while you learn, an added benefit of studying with us.

Transforming Futures with Universify

Founded in 2016, Universify is a beacon of hope for students from all backgrounds. Like Oxford Summer Courses, Universify is dedicated to breaking down educational barriers. Together, we've empowered over 900 students, helping them reach esteemed universities like Oxford, Cambridge, and the Russell Group. Our support extends through substantial financial contributions, provision of office space in central Oxford, and a dedicated staff volunteer programme. Together, we actively contribute to promoting educational equality and creating a brighter future for young people across the UK.

Towards a CarbonNeutral® Tomorrow

Oxford Summer Courses is proud to be a CarbonNeutral® certified company through our partnership with Climate Impact Partners. Our offsetting programme supports verified emission reduction projects, propelling the transition to a low-carbon global economy. These efforts adhere to the highest environmental standards, ensuring an immediate and positive impact on the climate.

Sustainable Future with Climate Impact Partners

In tandem with Climate Impact Partners, a prominent impact investment firm, Oxford Summer Courses supports a range of low-carbon, sustainable development projects. This includes initiatives like the Low Carbon Project and the Acre Amazonian Rainforest Project.

Empowering Ghana with Gyapa Cookstoves

Oxford Summer Courses proudly supports the Gyapa Efficient Cookstoves project in Ghana, a programme aiming to reduce carbon emissions while enhancing the health and well-being of local communities. This initiative provides households with clean, efficient cookstoves that consume less wood and emit less smoke, thus reducing deforestation and indoor air pollution. In its entirety, the Gyapa Efficient Cookstoves project is a crucial step towards a more sustainable, equitable, and healthier future for Ghana and beyond.

Crafting a Greener Future with Sustainable Items

At Oxford Summer Courses, we are devoted to reducing our environmental impact. The branded items you receive are thoughtfully selected for their sustainability. Our backpacks, made from 100% RPET 900D material, are fully recyclable. The notepad and pen are crafted from sustainable bamboo, 100% plastic-free, and the notepad is filled with 180 pages of recycled lined paper. Lastly, our stainless-steel water bottles feature a bamboo lid and base, designed for reusability, contributing to waste reduction. As a business, we recognise our responsibility to minimise our carbon footprint and are committed to taking strides towards a more sustainable future.

Acre Amazonian Rainforest Project

Discover the Acre Amazonian Rainforest Project, an initiative aimed at preventing deforestation while fostering sustainable economic livelihoods. Through land tenure grants and agricultural training, we work to protect the environment and uplift local communities. Watch the video to delve deeper into this vital endeavour.Watch now

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