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Graduation Night

The last full day of the summer school was packed with celebration and reflection on the students' time together. Parents and family joined the students in the Saïd Business School for our graduation ceremony, where certificates were awarded and everyone looked back...

Oxford’s Got Talent

On the penultimate day of the summer school, students got to enjoy two of our most popular activities! First we were greeted with bright sunshine which allowed us to finally try our hands at punting on the river Cherwell in the afternoon. Some students were more adept...

A Day at the Castle

The British weather again followed us to Windsor, where students valiantly kept up their spirits despite some heavy rain in the morning. After arriving, they braved the rain to wait for the famous Changing of the Guard parade, before visiting Windsor Castle for some...

The Oxford Union

Unfortunately, Monday continued the pattern of wind and rain, so our students retreated to the Oxford Union for an indoor afternoon. Everyone was wowed by the splendour of the building, which has played host to numerous famous speakers, from Bernie Sanders to Anna...

OSA International Ball

On Sunday morning students enjoyed Hero Sessions, in which they had the chance to meet young professionals in their chosen fields, and learn about their career paths. This gave everyone a clearer idea of what life in their field could actually look like, and inspired...

Conquering New Challenges

After a morning of classes where students brushed up on their knowledge, it was time for the famous OSA Challenge Afternoon. Our Young Lawyers’ Academy headed to the Crown Court for a mock trial, whilst our Leadership & International Relations and Debate & Public...

A Day Out in Cambridge

Luckily yesterday's weather didn't last, and the sun was shining again for our trip to Cambridge. Students enjoyed a trip round St John's College, one of the most famous in Cambridge, as well as Jesus College, another large and spectacular college. They particularly...

A Very British Day

Today, our students were supposed to experience some of the most quintessentially Oxonion activities – punting and picnicking. In the summer months the city is full of students and townspeople alike floating down the rivers, enjoying the nice weather. However, they in...

Getting to Know the City

Students' introductory classes kicked off their day yesterday, with everyone eager to get to know their coursemates and tutors, and discover more about what they will be learning over the next two weeks. They were also treated to a welcome talk by our Directors, Jamie...

Graduation Day

The last full day of the summer school was packed with celebration and reflection on the students' time together. Parents and family joined the students in the Saïd Business School for our graduation ceremony, where certificates were awarded and everyone looked back...

A Trip to Cambridge

On Wednesday, students faced an early start, with a 7.30am coach to Cambridge. Not a sound was heard until we arrived at 10am, with everyone happily napping in preparation for the day ahead. Students were treated to a tour of St John's College - one of the most...

Learning to Punt

Today, our students experienced some of the most quintessentially Oxonion activities – punting and picnicking. Punting was an activity unknown to the vast majority of our students, and some interesting explanations and demonstrations took place in our common rooms...