Oxbridge Future Leaders

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Oxbridge Future Leaders is an exceptional summer school for students passionate about the social sciences and humanities. Set in the historic surroundings of the city of Oxford, where scholars have walked for hundreds of years, our summer programme in leadership and academic development will fully immerse you in the traditions of academic excellence.

About

History

Oxbridge Future Leaders was founded in 2015 to provide talented young people from across the world with the leadership skills they need to succeed in life. Our mission is to empower young people to develop their intellectual, social and leadership skills across our unique courses, all based in the historic city of Oxford.

Education

We offer two hours of classes with your tutor, an hour of private tuition, and two hours of Minor Subject classes each week. Added to this is our Leadership lectures and workshops, equipping you with the tools you need to succeed in life.All our tutors are experts in their field, and many have had experience in government or business. The structure of our courses, with its mixture of lectures, classes and one-on-one private teaching, will give you an opportunity to learn directly from their expertise.Your academic confidence will be deepened by debating with your peers in classes, experiencing other subjects through the Minor Subjects, and developing your public speaking skills in the Leadership lectures.

Career

Our alumni have gone on to a number of impressive activities, and include medical practitioners, political activists, and social justice campaigners.

Our Leadership Lectures aim to equip you with the tools to succeed in whatever you choose to do in life. As part of these interactive workshops, you will learn to build your confidence, public speaking skills, and hear the experiences of experts in leadership. 2016’s Leadership Lecture courses included a talk from a world-renowned human rights lawyer, who has defended, amongst others, Silvio Berlusconi (former Prime Minister of Italy), a polar explorer, and the Chief of Staff of the UN Mission to Sierra Leone. We have speakers of a similar calibre planned for 2017.

Short Courses

Social Sciences (2)
Business & Management (1)
Humanities (1)
Law (1)
Medicine & Health (1)

Services

Student services

We have an incredibly dedicated pastoral team who are on hand 24/7 to assist you. All of our staff are Oxford or Cambridge graduates, and are there to deliver our world-class programme of social activities.

Staff lead a number of day trips out to sites as varied as Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the London museums, and Blenheim Palace. In addition, we organise a comprehensive social programme of activities in Oxford whilst you are here - ranging from trips to the river, barbecues, museum trips, and tours of the city. All of our pastoral staff are experts on the historic city of Oxford and will be more than happy to show you around their home town.

Housing services

We have an incredibly dedicated pastoral team who are on hand 24/7 to assist you. All of our staff are Oxford or Cambridge graduates, and are there to deliver our world-class programme of social activities.

Staff lead a number of day trips out to sites as varied as Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the London museums, and Blenheim Palace. In addition, we organise a comprehensive social programme of activities in Oxford whilst you are here - ranging from trips to the river, barbecues, museum trips, and tours of the city. All of our pastoral staff are experts on the historic city of Oxford and will be more than happy to show you around their home town.

Library services

All reading materials required will be provided in advance of the course, in PDF format.

ICT services

All students will be provided with high-speed wifi access and support from our pastoral staff, and the college’s IT department.

Medical services

The John Radcliffe Hospital is a short drive away. The OFL team will assist you with ensuring your healthcare needs are insured whilst you are in the UK.

Student Life

Campus life

The college is located in tranquil North Oxford, a leafy Victorian suburb of wide streets, splendid gothic houses and mature trees. The University Parks and Natural History Museum are close by. The centre of town is a 10 minute walk down the wide boulevard of St Giles, past the Eagle & Child pub, famous haunt of JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis.

The city centre is a beautiful mix of narrow lanes, wide streets, and historical sites on every corner. It contains all the shops that you will require - from pharmacies to supermarkets.

Also within easy walking distance is Jericho, an attractive area of artisan dwellings, shops, and restaurants which backs onto the Oxford canal and Isis Lock.

Sports facilities

The college is well-equipped with fields and gardens surrounding it, and the University Parks are next door. The college lies on the river Cherwell, where our students go punting on warm summer evenings.

Student clubs

Our summer school's busy social calendar allows you to sample all the aspects of life in the UK alongside your academic work, whilst forming friendships with your peers which last a lifetime.

Our evening schedules are different with every course: music lovers will enjoy the chance to see a concert in the historic Sheldonian Theatre, theatre lovers will love our trip to a Shakespeare performance in one of the University’s gardens, food lovers will adore the end-of-week banquet of ‘Formal Hall’, and sports people will enjoy the competitive and quintessentially English sport of Croquet.

Oxford, England, United Kingdom