OxBright

OxBright is our unique online membership community for bright and ambitious 15-18 year olds who want to prepare for their future.

By signing up as an OxBright member, you’ll be connected with our inspiring academic role model Mentors from leading universities who study your subject.

Through weekly live Tutorials, podcasts, vlogs and blogs, you’ll experience what it’s really like to study your subject at university.

Join OxBright today to get the edge in your future university preparations.

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Experience
university learning

Experience undergraduate level learning, gain insight into what it’s really like to be a student, ask all your questions and get the edge in your future university preparations.

Learn from world-class Mentors

Our inspirational Mentors, outstanding undergraduates from leading universities studying your subject, will share their knowledge, experiences and academic passions, and support you on your journey.

Live, interactive and on-demand

Access our support when you want – from regular live Tutorials through to recorded podcasts, vlogs and blogs.

Be part of our community

Connect with students from around the world going through similar experiences – like you, they are passionate about your subject, want to learn more and prepare effectively for their future.

How it works

In the same way that students might follow lifestyle or travel influencers on social media, OxBright Mentors act as academic influencers for our students, giving students insights into what it’s like to study their subject at university, exposing them to key ideas in the field, and motivating them to prepare for their futures.

By interacting with our Mentors you’ll gain personalised coaching helping you to achieve your academic goals and fulfil your potential.

 

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Beyond the Curriculum

Research shows that universities are looking for students who show initiative to go beyond the curriculum and can demonstrate passion for their chosen subject.

In a safe virtual environment, OxBright gives you the chance to connect directly with our academic Mentors – inspiring current undergraduates and recent graduates – to help you discover, explore and prepare for your future in your chosen subject.

Get the Edge

Through our live weekly Tutorials and Masterclasses, our Mentors give you subject-specialist knowledge, inspiring, motivating and preparing you to achieve your potential and get into your dream university course.

Whether you’re in the early stages of thinking about what course and university to apply for, or are certain of where you want to go, OxBright gives you the knowledge, motivation and edge to enable you to succeed.

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Prepare for Your Future

To succeed in the future, you need more than just great grades. With careers advice from young professionals at the cutting edge of their field, to skills-based Masterclasses covering all the essential attributes you need to flourish in a fast-changing world, OxBright has your back.

Supporting Parents Too

We believe that we can’t fully support a student without supporting their parents too. Our regular Parent Masterclasses, run by our subject-expert Mentors, keep parents up-to-date with the latest subject-specific information and guidance surrounding university entrance/careers, and how best to help your child, so that you can be as supportive as possible.

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Taste OxBright

We’ve put together a selection of some of the recent posts on OxBright, covering some of the different subjects we offer, to give you a glimpse of what you can expect. Feel free to browse through and have a small taste of OxBright in action!

Subjects offered

OxBright offers subject-specialist support across a variety of subjects, with more added all the time. If we don’t currently have any places available in your subject, or if your subject isn’t featured below, please fill in our registration of interest form here and we’ll be in touch when a place opens up.

Ages 15-18

Law
Medicine

Economics (launching in September, bookings open now)

Engineering (launching in September, bookings open now)

Psychology & Neuroscience (launching in September, bookings open now)

OxBright Makes it Easy for Students to Connect With their Futures

Subscriptions

When you join the OxBright membership platform you get a choice of three subscription types – you can either join monthly, six monthly (saving 3 weeks on your subscription fees) or you can join for a year (saving six weeks on your fees and gaining access to discounts on other Oxford Scholastica courses).

Join OxBright

When you join the OxBright membership platform you get a choice of three subscription types – you can either join monthly, six monthly (saving 3 weeks on your subscription fees) or you can join for a year (saving six weeks on your fees and gaining access to discounts on other Oxford Scholastica courses).

FAQs

Who is OxBright for?

If you're a 15-18 year old who is serious about discovering, exploring and preparing for your future, OxBright is for you.

After nearly ten years' experience of running academic summer and online programmes, we've learnt that while schools are often outstanding at supporting students to get good grades, there is often a lack of current subject-specialist knowledge available for students to access.

OxBright aims to fix this. So, for example, if you're thinking about studying Law at university, you'll have regular access to our Law Mentors, current undergraduate and postgraduate students from leading universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard. They have successfully been through the process you are experiencing - from deciding whether to study Law, through to choosing the best university and course for them, to succeeding in their university applications and thriving at university and beyond.

Whatever your stage of your journey - whether you're thinking of studying a particular subject at university, whether you're weighing up which university and course to study, or whether you know you want to study a subject at a specific university and are looking to prepare effectively - OxBright is here for you.

What does a typical week look like?

Let's imagine you're an OxBright Medicine member. A typical week might look like this:

  • Monday: your Mentor sends over our podcast on Oxford's role in pioneering the COVID-19 vaccine, and asks you to think about some of the challenges involved in vaccine discovery
  • Wednesday: your Mentor sends over a 5 minute vlog on what it's REALLY like to be a first year medical student at Oxford, Cambridge and in London
  • Thursday: your Mentor gives you priority access to our recent blog article they've written on the top 3 latest treatments in psychiatry
  • Saturday: your live, hour-long Tutorial takes place on "Artificial Intelligence in Medicine - How AI is Discovering New Antibiotics". You'll join your fellow Medicine mentees and will have the opportunity to ask your Mentor lots of questions
When are the live Tutorials?
The live Tutorials usually take place on Saturdays around 1-2pm UK time (which we have found to be the best time to allow students from lots of different timezones to participate).
What if I can't attend a live session?
Don't worry! OxBright is designed so that you can access the content whenever you want. If you're unable to make a live session you'll be able to watch it back afterwards. We also have vlogs, blogs and podcasts for you to enjoy whenever your schedule allows.
How long can I sign up for?
You have the choice of subscribing on a monthly basis, for six months or for a year. Whatever your subscription, you'll get access to the same great content. The benefit of signing up for six months is that you get three months free. The benefit of signing up for a year is that you receive six weeks free, and you also get 15% off any online course/conference/internship you book with us, and £300 off our residential Oxford summer school.
Is it easy to cancel?
It is no problem to cancel, and we make this easy for you - just let us know and you won't be charged the next month's subscription (if you are on a monthly subscription) or the next six month subscription (if you are on a six monthly subscription) or the next year's subscription (if you are on an annual subscription).
Where are the participants from?
At Oxford Scholastica, we have a diverse international intake, with students from around the world taking part (last year we had students from over 60 different nationalities!).
Will OxBright get me into university/college?

OxBright is designed to help you plan and prepare effectively for your future. We're on a mission to give students the edge to enable them to succeed, have purpose and make a difference. While attending OxBright won't guarantee you'll get into a specific university, our Mentors will help you to get the clarity and motivation to give you the best possible chance of fulfilling your potential.

As with all our courses, while many of our tutors come from leading universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and others, it is important to remember that we are not affiliated to these universities.

I've already done an Oxford Scholastica course, how is this different?

OxBright is designed to complement our other courses, and many students who experience our courses choose to sign up to OxBright (and many OxBright students choose to sign up for our courses, conferences and internships either online or in Oxford - if you sign up to the Annual Subscription you benefit from 15% off our online courses and £300 off your Oxford summer school experience).

Whereas our courses last anywhere from a full day through to two weeks, OxBright is there for you year-round, giving you the opportunity to access live and on-demand subject-specialist content at times which suit you. Think of OxBright as your personal companion guiding and motivating you throughout the week, inspiring and stretching you to fulfil your potential and succeed in your aspirations.