Oxford College Summer School Information

Oxford College Summer School enables students to live and study in an Oxford University College during the summer. Oxford University is one of the world’s top universities and students have been educated here for over 800 years. The summer programme is designed to give students an idea of what it is like to study at university, meet other students from around the world and explore the famous city of Oxford.

At a Glance

  • Ages: 15 to 17
  • Length of study: 2 or 4 Weeks
  • Dates: 3rd July – 13th August 2022
  • Location: Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University
  • Tuition: 20 Hours Per Week
  • English Level: Intermediate (B1) or Above
  • Courses: Medicine | Law | International Relations | Business
  • Certification: Academic Progress Report & Certificate
Testimonial

Beatrice, Student, Italy

The experience has been amazing overall, and I’ve had the fantastic opportunity of becoming close to people really different from me in just two weeks. I have learnt a lot since my arrival, not only in the scholastic field.

Academic Programme

Each week, Oxford College Summer School students will receive 20 hours of tuition in their chosen course. All courses employ a creative and communicative methodology, to enable students to develop their 21st skills. At the end of each week, students collaborate to give small group presentations to demonstrate their learning. All courses feature a micro-internship, through which they will have hands-on experience of working in their chosen subject.

Oxford College micro-internships

What is an Oxford College micro-internship?
An Oxford College micro-internship is a short professional placement to a site connected with your chosen subject. For example, if you study Law you may visit the Royal Courts of Justice in London; if you study Medicine you may visit a real-life working medical centre; if you study Business you may visit a local modern production facility.

  • Get real practical experience in your chosen subject
  • Visit real professional locations
  • Meet real professionals
  • Find out what it’s like to work in your chosen subject
  • Build your university application by having real-life practice in your subject
Students sat together while one boy has hand on his chin with interest

What will I do on a micro-internship?
On our micro-internship placements, you will have hands-on practice in your chosen subject, meaning you will do tasks and activities related to how real-world professionals work in that field. These tasks and activities will give you an insight into the professional skills, such as teamwork and communication, that you will need in your chosen subject. You will also meet professionals, who will be able to advise you on the best tips and strategies in working in that field, as well as the steps you should take in arriving at this career through university study.

Why is a micro-internship useful for a university application?
It is important on a university application to show the hobbies, activities and courses that you do outside of your regular school studies which contribute to your personal and academic development. By enrolling on a micro-internship placement, you will be able to show your motivation to explore advanced elements of your chosen university subject.

EtonX Self-Study Module

All students will be given access to a cutting-edge online learning platform called ‘The Future Skills Programme’, developed by Eton College. This is a series of short online courses focused on better communication, leadership and university preparation which develop soft skills, practical skills and an entrepreneurial mindset to help students succeed in life. Learn more about EtonX here.

Oxford College students celebrating with their hands in the air

Summer School Social Programme

The social programme at Oxford College enables students to explore the city of Oxford and spend time with their new friends from around the world.  There are pre-arranged activities including sport, museum visits, and punting; as well as the opportunities for students to have leisure time in the city centre.

A wide range of evening events is also arranged for the students to maximise their experience.  These events include Formal College Dining, theatre trips, and a Formal Graduation at the conclusion of the course.

Excursions

Our excursion programme provides students with a break at the weekend and a chance to explore some of the UK’s top tourist destinations. During a two-week course, students will go on two full-day excursions. These offer a mix of cultural and social experiences. Previous destinations have included London, Oxford and Bath.

Accommodation

All students live on-site at Oxford University student accommodation.  The rooms are traditional single or twin study bedrooms, occupied by students throughout the year.  Male and female students are located in separate areas of the accommodation, with shared communal spaces.

All accommodation and facilities are cleaned regularly throughout the stay to ensure the highest standard of hygiene is maintained.  A laundry service is available once per week to all students.

Summer Boarding Courses is an organization which contracts with Wycliffe Hall for the use of facilities, but which otherwise has no connection or association with Wycliffe Hall or the University of Oxford.

Wycliffe College at Oxford University
OXFORD UNIVERSITY

WYCLIFFE HALL

Wycliffe Hall was founded in 1877 and is a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford.  Year-round it specialises in Theology and is home to almost 200 students.  The college has a familial environment with spacious communal gardens at its heart.

Oxford Radcliffe building and Oxford view
OXFORD UNIVERSITY

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Student Support & Welfare

The safety and wellbeing of all students is our number one priority. Summer Boarding Courses is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Students are accommodated on-site in secure and comfortable boarding houses during their stay with us. Our friendly and caring staff team is available 24 hours per day to support students, which includes dedicated and experienced welfare staff, including College Mentors and Welfare Managers. We have a comprehensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place to which all employees, volunteers, and contractors are expected to adhere.

We pride ourselves on offering the best possible support to students, confirmed by an official Area of Strength in Safeguarding Under 18s, Premises and Facilities, and Care of Students by the British Council accreditation scheme. To read more about our Accreditations and Awards, please see here.

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