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The Oxford Advantage: Oxford Summer College Opens its Doors to Singaporean Students, Providing a Unique Insight into Academic and Social Life at the Prestigious University

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Oxford Summer College launches its summer programme in Singapore, letting students experience the rigours of an Oxford University student before actually becoming an undergraduate
SINGAPORE, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Oxford Summer College brings good news to Singaporeans considering overseas study at a top European and/or American university, and want to experience the world-renown Oxford tutorial system and unique lifestyle in preparation for their university application. This two-week intensive course is taught by Oxford academics, who coach students with expert tuition in their preferred subjects. Given the 4.9% increase in the number of students studying towards UK qualifications in the last year (half of these students being from Asia, with almost a fifth from Singapore and Malaysia(Note 1)), overseas qualifications are trending upwards, and Oxford Summer College provides the tools necessary to maximize the chance of placing at a top international university.
Students will live in authentic Oxford accommodation right in the city center, taking part in tutorials, seminars and stimulating extra-curricular activities of the cultural, sporting and social variety, in addition to college tours and day excursions to London and Cambridge. One major and one minor subject will be taken, with courses ranging from English Law, Philosophy, Medical Biology and Engineering.
A key focus of the programme is to prepare students who aspire to attend “Oxbridge” or Ivy-League universities through tailored seminars on interview practice, personal statement writing and entrance exam preparation with experienced Oxbridge tutors.
“The course is a really challenging experience which means back in school, I will be able to face my exams with new confidence,” states T. Jung, a former student from China. S. Karim, another former student from Malaysia, states, “This course is unlike any other I’ve attended. There is a large focus on honing the skills that you will need at College and I feel really confident about applying to Ivy League Colleges. When we weren’t studying, there was always an abundance of things to do and to help us make great friendships.” Its comprehensive and integrated range of academic and social activities is designed specifically to prepare the pre-university student for university life, to facilitate a smooth transition into the next phase of student life.
“Oxford Summer College Programme is the result of meticulous crafting to deliver an unforgettable preview of what student life is at one of finest global universities in the United Kingdom,” says Course Director James Gold, who holds a master’s degree from Peterhouse, University of Cambridge and the Judge Business School. “We believe that students should have the opportunity to gain some insights into student life in Oxford and be inspired to aspire towards an Oxbridge education where they can realize their full potential in a premier institution.” James, an acknowledged expert in assisting high-achieving pupils obtain offers from the world’s top universities, will be giving exclusive insights lectures to students attending the 2014 Oxford Summer Course. This course is critical for pre-university students who want an advantage.
Oxford Summer College is inviting students from Singapore and across the region to attend its two-week course in August (either Session 1: 10th – 23rd August, or Session 2: 24th – 7th September), offering an unforgettable experience that acts as a gateway to future success. Applications are now open, with a closing deadline of 12 June 2014 for the coming term. Places are strictly limited so prompt registration is recommended.
For more information on Oxford Summer College, please visit or contact Anna Lewis, Course Coordinator on +44-(0)203-1500-885.
HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) Report: Students in Higher Education Institutions 2012/13
Naomi Pinkerton
PRecious Communications for Oxford Summer College
Phone +65-3151-4760
About Oxford Summer College
Oxford Summer Courses is a privately-run company that offers a bespoke educational experience set against the backdrop of the stunning city of Oxford. We offer one-to-one tutorials, affording the best possible learning environment, and all of our staff are Oxbridge educated and have the experience and knowledge to help inspire you to make the most of your time here.
Students live and study in the buildings and colleges that make up the University of Oxford. Complementing these academic pursuits are a wide range of extra-curricular activities both in Oxford and throughout England. This combination will make your summer in Oxford a truly unforgettable experience.
Source: Oxford Summer College

Written by asiafreshnews

April 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm

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