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Oxford Regis Summer School specialises in providing international summer programmes for students aged 14 - 20 years old, entirely residential within the Colleges and Halls of Oxford University.

Course Information Subjects Each student chooses one CORE SUBJECT, plus one WORKSHOP SUBJECT, in addition to social activities and cultural day-trips. Core subjects are classroom-based, while workshops are activity-based with lots of student interaction. Core Subjects (20 hours) Workshops Subjects (20 hours) English Language Team Building University Preparation Leadership & Management Business & Economics Public Speaking & Debate Course Dates / Student Age This 2-week programme runs from Sunday 14 July 2013 - Saturday 27 July 2013 and is open to students aged 14 - 20 years old.

Accommodation For 2013 all students will be fully residential in private single or twin rooms in Wycliffe Hall of the University of Oxford. This exceptional location is right on the doorstep of the famous University Parks recreational grounds and less than 5 minutes walk from Oxford City center. Facilities at Wycliffe Hall include, modern teaching facilities on-site, fast Wi-Fi connectivity, use of the private college gardens, lecture halls, quiet study rooms and college common rooms. All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) are taken in the college dinning hall and are included in the course fee. Great facilities, a central location, and the friendly atmosphere of Wycliffe Hall make Oxford Regis a great place to study and make new friends this summer.

English Language At Oxford Regis we welcome both English learners and improvers and our English Language Course is desined for non-native speakers of English. The dedicated English Language course is taught in small-groups and focuses on two main areas: listening and speaking, with an emphasis on confidence in spoken English. English idioms are studied as part of listening exercises and pronunciation is practiced with native English speakers as part of our speaking practice. By the end of the course students should have “found their feet” and will find it “plain sailing” to correctly pronounce “sheep” and “ship”. Practice with native speakers is the key to using the English language fluently and correctly.

University Preparation This course is designed for students hoping to apply to Oxford or Cambridge Universities, or anyone thinking of applying to a UK university. The course aims to explain the process of applying to a UK university, guide students in their choices and application, and build confidence in a university setting. The course does not intend to repeatedly drill students with answers for their Oxbridge interview, but instead informs the student and builds their confidence. The course covers the following aspects: subject choice and career choice, college choice, application procedure, personal statement, and interview preparation.

Business & Economics The course covers the keys aspects of microeconomics, macroeconomics and business principles. These ideas are strongly re-enforced with numerous real-life case studies of well-known businesses and brands. Key components of the syllabus include: markets, production, cost, efficiency, supply & demand, market failure, growth & business cycle. During case studies, students have the opportunity to tackle real-life business problems and present their solutions to the class by taking on the role of an external consultant. Page 2 of 7


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STUDENT INFORMATION Team Building Team building activities draws on individual and team learning, in order to teach valuable life skills. Learning to manage change, work in a team, good communication, and getting the job done properly and on time are skills needed in all aspects of life. The team building workshop aims to teach these skills with a number of group activities that require all of these skills combined. Team building tasks teach students the importance of teamwork, but also show how to analyse a problem and constructively solve it.

Leadership & Management The easiest way to distinguish between leadership and management is that management is mostly about processes, whereas leadership is mostly about behaviour. We aim to teach students good management, while growing and encouraging personal leadership and confidence. This workshop covers key aspects of organisation, leading, motivation, and positive reinforcement. Case studies are used as a tool for students to develop and test effective management strategies. Numerous group activities and practical problems are used to develop leadership, teamwork, problem solving skills and confidence.

Public Speaking & Debate This course is designed to build students confidence in public speaking and being the focus of a groups attention. This work is consolidated by listening to some of the most famous speakers and speeches of the past 100 years and analysing their qualities. Practical work to build the student’s confidence include reading unfamiliar text out loud to a group, preparing and presenting a speech and taking part in class debate competitions. Debate topics may range from topics such as ‘school hours are not long enough’, to ‘do violent video games and movies have a negative effect on children?’.

Cultural Activities And Trips All cultural activities and day-trips are included in the course fee, as well as a full social programme. Cultural Activities (10+ hours) Social Programme (10+ hours) Day Trips (2 full days) Ashmolean Museum Tour of Oxford London Trip University Botanical Gardens Evening Quizzes Blenheim Palace Trip Croquet in Oxford Sport in Oxford University Parks Oxford University Museum Afternoon Tea Punting on the River Thames Oxford Castle Tour

London Trip London is one of the great cities of the world, full of world famous attractions. As part of our weekend day-trips, all students at Oxford Regis go to London for a day out and get to see one or all of the following British landmarks: Buckingham Palace - the official London residence of the Queen of England Houses of Parliament - the seat of the two governmental houses of the United Kingdom Big Ben - officially called Elizabeth Tower of the Palace of Westminster

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STUDENT INFORMATION Blenheim Palace Trip Blenheim Palace is an extensive stately home and gardens situated approximately eight miles north of Oxford. It is one of the largest and most grand stately homes in Britain, the birthplace and ancestral home of former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, and a UNESCO world heritage site. The palace sits in the centre of a large park, which is the classic example of the English landscape garden. Other attractions include sumptuous staterooms, libraries and interior rooms, a butterfly house, a maze, a lake and formal English gardens.

What Is Included In The Course Fee Included: All Teaching (40 hours) Cultural Activities & Social Events (20+ hours) Trips to London and Blenheim Palace (2 full days) Accommodation in Colleges and Halls of Oxford University All Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) Welcome Pack Graduation event and graduation certificate

Example Timetable Week 1

Sun 14th July

Mon 15th July

Tue 16th July

Wed 17th July

9 am - 10 am

English Tuition

Study Period

English Tuition

English Tuition

Study Period

10 am - 11 am

English Tuition

English Tuition

Study Period

English Tuition

English Tuition

11am - 12 pm

Study Period

English Tuition

English Tuition

Study Period

English Tuition

Lunch

12 pm - 1 pm Arrival Day

2 pm- 3 pm

Workshop: Teambuilding

3 pm- 4 pm

Break

4 pm- 5 pm

Activity: Ashmolean Museum

5 pm- 6 pm

Activity: Botanical Gardens Break

Seminar: Leadership

Sat 20th July

Workshop: Teambuilding Break

Activity: Bicester Village

Activity: University Museum Break

Workshop: Teambuilding

Day Trip: London Sightseeing Tour

Break

Seminar: Study Skills

Activity: Punting on Thames

Dinner

6 pm- 7 pm 7 pm- 8 pm

Fri 19th July

Breakfast

8 am - 9 am

1 pm - 2 pm

Thur 18th July

Social: Welcome Event

Social: Guided Oxford Tour

Social: Quiz

Social: Sport in Parks

Social: Ice Cream Cafe

Social: Cinema Night

Social: Evening in Oxford

Sun 21st July

Mon 22nd July

Tue 23rd July

Wed 24th July

Thur 25th July

Fri 26th July

Sat 27th July

9 am - 10 am

English Tuition

English Tuition

Study Period

English Tuition

English Tuition

10 am - 11 am

Study Period

English Tuition

English Tuition

Study Period

English Tuition

11am - 12 pm

English Tuition

Study Period

English Tuition

English Tuition

Study Period

8 pm- 9 pm Week 2

Breakfast

8 am - 9 am

12 pm - 1 pm 1 pm - 2 pm 2 pm- 3 pm

Day Trip: Blenheim Palace and Gardens

Lunch Workshop: Teambuilding

3 pm- 4 pm

Break

4 pm- 5 pm

Activity: Modern Art Oxford

5 pm- 6 pm

Activity: St Mary’s Tower Break

Seminar: Teambuilding

8 pm- 9 pm

Break

Activity: Thames Path Walk

Activity: History of Science Museum Break

Workshop: Teambuilding Break

Seminar: Public Speaking

Activity: Photo Competition

Social: English Tea Party

Social: Graduation

Departure Day

Dinner

6 pm- 7 pm 7 pm- 8 pm

Workshop: Teambuilding

Social: Evening in Oxford

Social: Oxford Castle

Social: Croquet

Social: Sport in Parks

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STUDENT INFORMATION Course Fee The course fee for a student in 2013 is: 2,295 (ÂŁGBP).

Application Process The easiest way for a student to apply is to complete the Student Application Form within this brochure. Alternatively, students can apply online via our website: http://www.oxfordregis.co.uk/apply or download a PDF of this form at: http://www.oxfordregis.co.uk/downloads/oxford-application.pdf

Student Visas All students must ensure they have the right to enter the United Kingdom as a visitor for educational purposes, and students are advised to check their position by visiting www.ukvisas.gov.uk. Where required, Oxford Regis can assist in applying for a visa by writing visa letters for Child Visitor Visas and Student Visitor Visas, once a deposit payment has been received.

Further Information For further information please see our website: http://www.oxfordregis.co.uk or simply email us your question and a member of our team will be glad to help: admin@oxfordregis.co.uk

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Student Details First Name(s)

Date of Birth

Family Name

Nationality

Email Address

Telephone No.

Gender

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Medical / Dietary Requirements

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(If yes, please give details in the “Additional Details“ section of this form.)

Course Selection Course

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First Name(s)

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Telephone No.

Country

Mobile No.

Relation to Student

Emergency Contact Details First Name(s)

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student APPLICATION FORM Additional Details Student’s Personal Statement / Additional Information:

Airport Collection Required

Yes

No

Declaration I confirm that the Student detailed in this Agreement is applying to attend Oxford Regis Summer School. I confirm that I have the authority to sign this Agreement on behalf of the Student detailed in this Agreement. The Student agrees to the terms and conditions available online at: http://oxford-regis.co.uk/summer-schools/terms-and-conditions

Parent / Guardian Date (dd/mm/yy)

Signature

Please return the completed form via electronic mail to: admin@oxfordregis.co.uk

Completed by Oxford Regis Name _______________________

Signature__________________________

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