• Summer school
  • Summer school (Year 13)

    Event type
    Three day residential staying in student halls of residence
    Next date
    6 - 8 July 2020 
    Year 13
    Three days and two nights 
    Headington Campus, Oxford
    Group size
    OFSTED criteria
    Personal development, behaviour and welfare by providing high quality, impartial careers guidance helps pupils to make informed choices about which courses suit their academic needs and aspirations.
    If you are a 17-18 year old student and you're unsure of what steps to take in the next stage of your life, this summer school is for you. 
  • Who the event is for

    Year 13 students who have not applied to university and are unsure of their next steps.

    About the event

    This two-night enhancement programme will give you a taste of undergraduate life. You will:

    • stay in halls of residence on a university campus set in Oxford
    • meet like-minded students
    • learn about your routes into higher education including foundation degrees and degree apprenticeship
    • develop personal effectiveness skills, such as leadership and communication, which are desirable to university and employers alike.

    This will be an unforgettable and inspirational experience that will help you with your decision making. 

    Applications for the summer school are now open - please apply using this form.

  • Travel and catering

    Please see below for details

  • If you are travelling independently, please ensure you allow time to register when you arrive.

    By car

    Car parking is limited and we encourage you to use public transport wherever possible. Please note that there is no parking available at Headington Campus except for disabled badge holders.

    If you require disabled parking, please contact us.

    The following car parks use the 400 Park & Ride service which pick up from inside the car park. Alternatively you can use the Oxford Brookes U1 service which stops on the main road outside the car parks.

    For further bus information please visit:

    By train

    There are direct train services to Oxford from London and many other UK towns and cities. Please only use Oxford Railway Station in the city centre; Oxford Parkway is not serviced by our BROOKESbus.

    Please note that the U1 bus stop is located on the main road to the right of the train station on Park End street

    For more information on train services, visit National Rail Enquiries.

    By coach

    From London there are two direct coach services, both running every 10-15 minutes during the day, which drop you off right outside our Headington Campus.

    On arrival at the campus you will be met by a student ambassador and taken to the main reception to register.

    By coach

    If you are travelling by coach, we'll let your school/college what time to arrive.

    Please arrange for the coach driver to drop you off at the B4 bus stop on the London Road (the lay-by which the Oxford Tube pulls into). This is a busy road so you should ensure your students alight from the coach as quickly as possible. On arrival you will be met by a student ambassador and taken to the main reception to register. At the end of the day please arrange for the coach driver to collect you from the same place, the B4 bus stop.

    Please note – there is no parking available for coaches on the day so please arrange with your coach company to park elsewhere, for example at Thornhill park and ride.

    By minibus

    If you are travelling with students in a minibus, we do have a limited number of parking spaces available. Please contact us as soon as possible if you will require this.

    On arrival at the campus you will be met by a student ambassador and taken to the main reception to register.

    Breakfast, lunch and evening meals will be provided.
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