Summer Blogs

Discover what our students get up to during their time with us in Oxford.

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SUMMER BLOGS

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Session One

Friday 13th of July – Graduation

Friday 13th of July – Graduation

The final day of the summer school was rounded off with a celebration of our student’s achievements during the course and their time together. The students were joined by their parents for the evening for their Graduation ceremony at the Said Business School as they...

Thursday 12th of July – Oxford’s Got Talent

Thursday 12th of July – Oxford’s Got Talent

In the early afternoon the students were provided with a choice of activities to partake in - some students chose to go to Bicester Village, a huge designer outlet shopping village, for the opportunity to buy presents for their family and friends; others opted to...

Wednesday 11th of July – Cambridge Trip

Wednesday 11th of July – Cambridge Trip

Wednesday saw an early start for our students as they boarded the coach at 7:30am heading on their journey to Cambridge. What we expected to be a warm and sunny day, (as the entire summer school had been so far) transformed into a slightly chilly morning as we...

Tuesday 10th of July – Social Impact Conference

Tuesday 10th of July – Social Impact Conference

The morning began with classes and independent study, providing students with the perfect opportunity to catch up on any homework that they still had to finish. After lunch it was time for everyone to meet for the social impact conference, an exciting opportunity for...

Monday 9th of July – Debating at Oxford Union

Monday 9th of July – Debating at Oxford Union

It was time for our students to partake in one of the famous academic exercises in Oxford, engaging in debate at the Union which has played host to various academics, politicians, and celebrities throughout its history. A small handful of notable speakers from its...

Sunday 8th of July – International Ball

Sunday 8th of July – International Ball

It was a relaxing morning for many of our students as some chose to utilize the time for a well deserved lie in after a busy first week of classes and activities. For some of our students it was then time to meet their heroes for their course. The Computer Science and...

Thursday 5th July – A Royal Occasion

Thursday 5th July – A Royal Occasion

After leaving Oxford with plenty of time to reach the castle our day was almost scuppered from the beginning as a major traffic accident on the motorway almost prevented us from getting to Windsor. Despite the disturbance however, we managed to get there with a small...

Wednesday 4th July – Punting Experiences

Wednesday 4th July – Punting Experiences

It was now time for our students to enjoy one of Oxford’s most traditional and popular pastimes, punting and picnicking! Throughout the summer, especially on nice days, the river attracts students and townspeople alike to leisurely float down the river in the sun....

Session Two

Friday 27th July – Graduation Day

Friday 27th July – Graduation Day

For the final day of the summer school our students got the opportunity to celebrate all of their achievements, friendships and time spent together with our very own graduation ceremony. Many parents also joined us for the occasion at the Nelson Mandela Lecture...

Thursday 26th July – OSA’s Got Talent

Thursday 26th July – OSA’s Got Talent

After their last proper lessons before Friday's Class X exploring the future of their discipline, early in the afternoon our students got to enjoy the freedom of some free time, which many utilised to explore some parts of the city they had not previously or go to...

Wednesday 25th July – A Trip to Cambridge

Wednesday 25th July – A Trip to Cambridge

Early in the morning our students were up in preparation for our trip to Cambridge. We all got on the bus and headed off for the day shortly after 7am, with lots of tired faces among us, but luckily the bus journey was a great opportunity to catch up on some sleep!...

Tuesday 24th of July – Social Impact Conference

Tuesday 24th of July – Social Impact Conference

The morning began with classes and independent study, providing students with the perfect opportunity to catch up on any homework that they still had to finish. After lunch it was time for everyone to meet for the social impact conference, an exciting opportunity for...

Monday 23rd July – Debating at the Union

Monday 23rd July – Debating at the Union

Our students got the opportunity today to hone their public speaking and debating skills, invaluable to anyone, no matter what their future career path. The Oxford Union is internationally renowned, and has been graced by the presence of various politicians,...

Sunday 22nd July – OSA Ball

Sunday 22nd July – OSA Ball

The Sunday started slightly later for most students who chose to make the most of their morning with slightly longer in bed, recovering from a busy week of activities! Everyone was then treated to a catered hot breakfast - a traditional English fry up complete with...

Thursday 19th July – Windsor Castle

Thursday 19th July – Windsor Castle

After a morning hard at work, students headed straight to the coaches at lunch time to start their exciting trip to Windsor. The hour long journey provided time for everyone to relax and have a quick lunch before the real fun began. The first attraction of the day...

Wednesday 18th July – A Trip Down the River

Wednesday 18th July – A Trip Down the River

Punting in Oxford really is a must do activity for all visitors and residents alike, therefore it was only natural that our students got to enjoy an afternoon in the sun on a relaxing journey up and down the river! After a peaceful lunch our students were ready to...

Session Three

Friday 10th August – Graduation Ceremony

Friday 10th August – Graduation Ceremony

All too quickly the final day of summer school had arrived, and it was time for our students to celebrate all of their achievements and friendships during our time together as we all came together for the OSA graduation ceremony. Many parents also joined us in...

Thursday 9th August – Oxford’s Got Talent

Thursday 9th August – Oxford’s Got Talent

The day began with our students participating in their different classes, heading back for independent study time to finish off any work they had before lunch. Early on in the afternoon the students the students were provided with some free time, allowing them to...

Wednesday 8th August – A Cambridge Day Out

Wednesday 8th August – A Cambridge Day Out

Wednesday saw an early start for our students as they boarded the coach at 7:30am heading on their journey to Cambridge. The bus was filled with sleepy students as we all tried to rest before our busy day of sightseeing! Arriving at roughly 10am the students were...

Tuesday 7th August – Social Impact

After lunch today, it was time for everyone to meet for the Social Impact Conference, an exciting opportunity for our students to learn more about how they can impact the world in positive ways and really make a difference, no matter what they go on to do. We heard...

Monday 6th August – Debating at the Union

Monday 6th August – Debating at the Union

Today our students had the opportunity to try their hand at a famous Oxford academic pastime, learning the premises of the British Parliamentary style of debate, a globally accepted standard of debate. The students were placed into different groups, taking the...

Saturday 4th August – Formal Evening

Saturday 4th August – Formal Evening

The morning began with everyone heading out to classes, getting in some last minute preparation for their challenges in the afternoon. After some free time to complete their work our students then went to their various locations around Oxford for the opportunity to...

Friday 3rd August – Happiness Masterclass

Friday 3rd August – Happiness Masterclass

The day started with our students heading over to class, enjoying another busy day of learning with their tutors. After their class and a chance to finish any homework they had during independent study it was time for everyone to head into Oxford for our back to back...

Thursday 2nd August – Windsor Castle

Thursday 2nd August – Windsor Castle

We were greeted by another sunny day in Windsor with the magnificent sight of Windsor Castle, one current home of the royal family which was constructed in the 11th century after the Norman invasion of England. It was this sight that captured the imagination of our...

Wednesday 1st August- Punting and Picnics

Wednesday 1st August- Punting and Picnics

Today our students had another opportunity to experience a beautiful British summer to the full as the hot weather continued in Oxford. The best way for them to do this was to get to grips with a true Oxford tradition, punting down the river...