Course Overview

  • Prepare for university, internships, and your future career
  • Network with industry experts and top academics
  • Gain knowledge on your chosen subject in our 1-week intensive courses
  • Stay in central university accommodation, in historic colleges that make up the University of Oxford
  • Learn new concepts with 27 hours of teaching time from top academics
  • Make new friends from around the world
  • Experience all that Oxford has to offer, including tours of the city, visits to its restaurants, cultural activities, and more

Student Life

Our 1-week intensive courses are focused on giving you the tools to succeed in your chosen field, preparing you for university and beyond. You’ll receive 27 hours of teaching time over the course of one week, in addition to professional development workshops, networking dinners, and TED-style talks.

A helpful pastoral team of current students and alumni from some of the UK’s top universities will be on hand to support and introduce you to Oxford. You’ll make friends with students from around the world, expanding your international network and your worldview.

We’ve created a programme that balances intensive academic learning with social and cultural activities in Oxford, giving you the chance to explore all that this city has to offer.

Accommodation

You’ll experience the life of a student at Oxford University, staying in its historic college accommodation on campus.

At each location our pastoral staff and group leaders will be nearby to make sure you’re safe, comfortable and happy – and can help with anything from finding your teaching room to working out where the laundry gets done. On the first day, our staff provide students with an orientation to help you settle in and work out the basics of life in Oxford.

Insightful academic experiences

Our spring courses don’t just give you the chance to develop academic knowledge in your chosen subject, but also teach you more about the basics of networking and professional development.

Each week, students take part in a networking dinner where they’ll dine with professionals in their chosen field. You’ll be able to chat about your field, obstacles the professional faced in their career, and more. Learning about what lies ahead on your career path is an invaluable experience, and one best learned outside the classroom.

Inside the classroom, students take part in 27 hours of learning from their teachers in small groups, focused on practical experience. If you’re studying medicine, you may practice suturing. If you’re studying marketing, you may manage a rebranding campaign.

You’ll develop skills that will help you later in life, at university and in the workplace. Included in your course are workshops focused on effective learning techniques. You may learn how to write an great research paper, or learn more effective methods to network within your industry.

You’ll also get the chance to learn first-hand from industry experts during our TED-style talks, and have the chance to meet with the speaker to discuss their ideas further. You’ll leave the course feeling inspired, with a greater understanding of what it will take to succeed in your future.

Excursions and Social

Oxford offers a wealth of social and cultural experiences unique to this special and historic city. With its compact city centre, you will be able to soak up Oxford’s atmosphere and top locations, such as the colourful Jericho with its many independent shops and bars, or Broad Street with a gory history of religious persecution.

Staying in central Oxford University accommodation ensures that you can absorb the sights and sounds of the city throughout your week, making this a truly immersive learning experience.

Your time outside the classroom will combine social events giving a genuine taste of the city of Oxford, such as visits to historic colleges, a formal banquet, and a chance to go punting on the River Thames, with networking opportunities offering a chance to discuss great ideas with professionals and thinkers in your field of study.

In the middle of the week you will take part in a half-day excursion away from Oxford. This could be to Windsor Castle, the Queen’s official residence and the place where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were recently married, to the city of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage city and the site of the incredible Roman baths, or into London where you can explore the amazing museums and attractions.

Subjects

LAW

Take this course and you’ll spend one week focusing on a wide range of areas within a subject, having the opportunity to study real-life cases. You’ll gain practical experience by collating your arguments clearly and concisely, developing crucial skills such as debating when working with real world scenarios.

You’ll leave this course with a grounding of Law as a discipline, meeting professionals from the world of law who can discuss your studies and research and offer you advice regarding careers in the profession.

MEDICINE

This medicine course takes a wider focus across a number of medical disciplines and studies, giving you a hands-on grounding into medicine. Through practical sessions, students will have the chance to visit local working labs and our own mini-medical lab. You’ll leave the week with hands-on experience you won’t be able to learn from a textbook.

We’ll also lead medically themed tours of Oxford for our medicine students. You’ll walk in the footsteps of Roger Bacon, who 800 years ago paved the way toward the study of medical science. You’ll stroll through the same streets where Robert Hooke discovered the cell, and penicillin was developed. Learn in the city where some of the most important medical discoveries have occurred, and leave feeling inspired.

ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CREATIVE WRITING

Oxford is home to many of the great English writers. On our spring course in English Literature and Creative Writing, you’ll learn in a city teeming with literary significance. On this course, we’ll cover the development of English literary tradition, sharpen your critical eye, advance your writing skills, and develop your voice as a writer.

We’ll also lead a literary themed tour of Oxford for our English Literature and Creative Writing students. You’ll walk in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, and more. You’ll discuss prose in Christchurch Meadow, tour the famous Bodleian Library, and visit the locations where literary giants wrote their most famous works. Learn in the city where some of the most important literary works were written, and leave feeling inspired.

PSYCHOLOGY

Study a wide range of approaches to psychological research and apply your studies in real-life situations. You’ll learn through a practical approach and time spent learning hands-on, creating and carrying out your own experiments and present your findings.

Students will take on creative approaches to learning psychology, such as creating your own human brain to discover how the areas of the brain link to the study of psychology. Design and create your own experiments, applying your time spent in the classroom to real-life situations.

FUTURE MBA

The Future MBA spring course is centred around real-world business skills – from leading a team to striking a deal – and the exploration of how sustainability can supercharge your ideas. You’ll learn from leading business experts and work with real start-up entrepreneurs. You’ll take part in workshops and classes focused on concepts that will determine the success of the business of the future: Social Innovation, Leadership, Careers with Impact, Sustainability, and more.

Oxford is home to the UK’s most exciting innovation and entrepreneurship, with a powerful network of start-up labs, tech hubs and science parks. You’ll get to see where game-changing ideas happen and work with the people responsible for them. Meet social entrepreneurs and discover how they have become successful whilst listening to them talk about mistakes made along the way. Pitch your business ideas, which have been refined during the week, to industry experts.

MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Have you ever wondered why you found a favourite product on social media, and how marketing best practices drive us to buy? This course is designed for those who want to leverage social media as the marketing tool of the future. You’ll speak with professionals in the field, learning more about typical career progression for a social media marketer and the tools and skills needed to make it in the field.
You’ll discuss current trends, best tools for content management, and best practices for setting up an effective social media campaign.

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Subjects

LAW

THE COURSE: Take this course and you’ll spend one week focusing on a wide range of areas within a subject, having the opportunity to study real-life cases. You’ll gain practical experience by collating your arguments clearly and concisely, developing crucial skills such as debating when working with real world scenarios.

You’ll leave this course with a grounding of Law as a discipline, meeting professionals from the world of law who can discuss your studies and research and offer you advice regarding careers in the profession.

MEDICINE

THE COURSE: This medicine course takes a wider focus across a number of medical disciplines and studies, giving you a hands-on grounding into medicine. Through practical sessions, students will have the chance to visit local working labs and our own mini-medical lab. You’ll leave the week with hands-on experience you won’t be able to learn from a textbook.

We’ll also lead medically themed tours of Oxford for our medicine students. You’ll walk in the footsteps of Roger Bacon, who 800 years ago paved the way toward the study of medical science. You’ll stroll through the same streets where Robert Hooke discovered the cell, and penicillin was developed. Learn in the city where some of the most important medical discoveries have occurred, and leave feeling inspired.

ENGLISH LITERATURE AND CREATIVE WRITING

THE COURSE: Oxford is home to many of the great English writers. On our spring course in English Literature and Creative Writing, you’ll learn in a city teeming with literary significance. On this course, we’ll cover the development of English literary tradition, sharpen your critical eye, advance your writing skills, and develop your voice as a writer.

We’ll also lead a literary themed tour of Oxford for our English Literature and Creative Writing students. You’ll walk in the footsteps of Oscar Wilde, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, and more. You’ll discuss prose in Christchurch Meadow, tour the famous Bodleian Library, and visit the locations where literary giants wrote their most famous works. Learn in the city where some of the most important literary works were written, and leave feeling inspired.

PSYCHOLOGY

THE COURSE: Study a wide range of approaches to psychological research and apply your studies in real-life situations. You’ll learn through a practical approach and time spent learning hands-on, creating and carrying out your own experiments and present your findings.

Students will take on creative approaches to learning psychology, such as creating your own human brain to discover how the areas of the brain link to the study of psychology. Design and create your own experiments, applying your time spent in the classroom to real-life situations.

FUTURE MBA

THE COURSE: The Future MBA spring course is centred around real-world business skills – from leading a team to striking a deal – and the exploration of how sustainability can supercharge your ideas. You’ll learn from leading business experts and work with real start-up entrepreneurs. You’ll take part in workshops and classes focused on concepts that will determine the success of the business of the future: Social Innovation, Leadership, Careers with Impact, Sustainability, and more.

Oxford is home to the UK’s most exciting innovation and entrepreneurship, with a powerful network of start-up labs, tech hubs and science parks. You’ll get to see where game-changing ideas happen and work with the people responsible for them. Meet social entrepreneurs and discover how they have become successful whilst listening to them talk about mistakes made along the way. Pitch your business ideas, which have been refined during the week, to industry experts.

MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA

THE COURSE: Have you ever wondered why you found a favourite product on social media, and how marketing best practices drive us to buy? This course is designed for those who want to leverage social media as the marketing tool of the future. You’ll speak with professionals in the field, learning more about typical career progression for a social media marketer and the tools and skills needed to make it in the field.

You’ll discuss current trends, best tools for content management, and best practices for setting up an effective social media campaign.

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Prices and Dates

1 week courses: £1,900

  • 31 st March to 6 th April 2019 – Oxford (16-17 year olds, 18-24 year olds)
  • 7 st April to 13 th April 2019 – Oxford (16-17 year olds, 18-24 year olds)
  • 14 st April to 20 th April 2019 – Oxford (16-17 year olds, 18-24 year olds)

2 week courses: £3,750

  • 31 st March to 13 th April 2019 – Oxford (16-17 year olds, 18-24 year olds)
  • 7 st April to 20 th April 2019 – Oxford (16-17 year olds, 18-24 year olds)

3 week courses: £5,600

  • 31 st March to 20 th April 2019 – Oxford (16-17 year olds, 18-24 year olds)

Included in the price is:

  • All teaching, including tutorials and seminars
  • Accommodation, breakfast and evening meals every day, including a celebratory graduation meal on each Friday night
  • All activities and excursions

The price does not include flights/travel or medical insurance.