Oxford Scholastica Blog

Our latest updates, interesting articles and current news from Oxford.

Exploring the Future – Praveen Nair Mathavan

Praveen attended our Computer Science Academy in 2014, and is now studying Economics and Business in Maastricht, in the Netherlands. In this featured alumni blog, he tells us more about what he has been up to since his summer at OSA, and how he chose his degree...

Be The Vibe Jewelry – Gemma Postill

Gemma Postill was a member of our 2016 cohort, studying on our Young Doctors’ Academy. She is working with Compassion Canada, and currently aiming to raise $3000 through Be The Vibe Jewelry! Gemma is also an applicant to our Oxford Scholastica Foundation - to find out...

When I Grow Up – What About You?

  At Oxford Scholastica Academy, we are passionate about helping students discover the career path that's right for them, whether that means following their childhood dream, or discovering something completely new. Students at our academies have a go at hands-on...

A Unique Summer – Jessie Hewison

Jessie attended Oxford Scholastica in 2014, and is now in her second year studying Maths at the University of Bath. Originally from the UK, she lived in Germany for many years before returning to England for university. In our first featured alumni blog, she talks...

When I Grow Up – Our Students’ Goals

Throughout our careers research we've been looking at people's long term career goals. Last week we looked at the students who attend our various academies and what they want to do. What excites us is seeing the diversity of goals that our students have. To show that...

When I Grow Up – What About Students Today?

If you've been following the results of our careers research over the past weeks, you'll know that we uncovered some interesting trends. (You can read our earlier posts beginning here!) However, all of these discoveries focused on adults who have had a career for a...

When I Grow Up – Anything Is Possible!

Over the past weeks we've been publishing our careers research. A lot of the information has focused on those people who changed their ambition, or went on to do something else. Many people only discover their real skills and passion later in life, and that's great!...

When I Grow Up – Men and Women

Oxford Scholastica Academy has been conducting research into careers, and how these are shaped in childhood. We hope to increase understanding of how students can best be supported to discover what they want to do when they grow up! You can read an introduction to our...

When I Grow Up – Where You’re From

We've recently been doing some research into which careers adults wanted to pursue when they were children, and how that compares to what they actually do now. You can find an introduction to this research here. Last week we discovered how age makes a difference. This...

When I Grow Up – Does Age Make A Difference?

We thought it would be interesting to survey a sample of adults in the UK, and ask them what they wanted to be when they were teenagers starting secondary school. When we compared this to what they’re doing now, some interesting trends emerged. We'll be publishing...

When I Grow Up, I Want To Be…

What will you be when you grow up? It’s that age-old question, isn’t it? When we’re children, we have big dreams. We might want to be an astronaut, a prime minister or president, an actress or actor, or a professional sports star. Our dream might be about becoming an...

Gondola is to Venice, as Punting is to…

It is hard to imagine Oxford without thinking of punting. Whilst there are many easier ways of navigating this city, by cycle or plain old walking shoes, there is something romantic and alluring about using punts. According to the Oxford English dictionary, a punt is...