Why Should You Spend Your Summer at Oxford College Summer School?
Oxford College Summer School
Oxford College Summer School, based in the heart of the iconic university city of Oxford, gives older students the perfect opportunity to match a rigorous academic programme with an exciting taste of university life. But in what other ways do students benefit from a summer with SBC?
It’s not just the dreaming spires of Oxford that make this famous university city the best place to experience student life. Our summer programmes give students the opportunity to live and study within a vibrant student community and experience the rich academic history of Oxford for themselves.
Students have the chance to explore the beautiful architecture of the city centre, relax in the peaceful university gardens and see world-class academic facilities.
Whether you are looking to increase your confidence in using academic English, develop your subject knowledge for further study or are looking for support in applying to university, Oxford College Summer School has something for everyone.
Our wide range of academic courses provide the perfect foundation for students who wish to study their chosen subject for their degree. At the same time, our University Preparation sessions helps students develop the skills they need to succeed at further study.
In addition to 15 hours a week tuition, students take part in guest lectures, study skills seminars and university application workshops which will equip them with all the tools they need to excel at university.
In addition to preparing students for academic success, Oxford College Summer School also seeks to give our students the skills they need for success in their future professional lives.
Our Time to Shine initiative gives every student the opportunity to not only show their friends what they have learnt during their course, but also to further develop their transferable skills.
Through collaborative projects such as a simulation of a legal trial, designing a business plan for a start-up company or participating in a model United Nations congress, our Oxford College students develop their critical thinking and communication skills, whilst taking greater control over their own learning.
At Oxford College Summer School, we know that the key to future academic success isn’t just hard work. There’s time for having fun too!
Our exciting social programme gives our students time to relax and spend valuable moments with their new friends! This could be through taking part in our inter-collegiate competitions, punting on the river or celebrating their achievements at the formal graduation ceremony – amongst many other options!
Our specially designed Wellbeing Programme also teaches our students the importance of taking care of their physical and mental health by managing social respite alongside study or work.
Taking part in our summer programmes allows our students to meet new people and explore studying the UK whilst staying in a safe and supportive environment.
Our excursions to iconic cities such as London, Cambridge and Bath provides students with first-hand experience of a new culture whilst also allowing them to use their English outside of the classroom.
In addition to discovering more about UK culture, our truly international residential programmes encourage students to make friends from around around the world. This helps them become more tolerant and to develop as socially-aware global citizens.