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A Typical Day on the Summer School

Oxbridge International Summer School is not only about academic studies – we want to make sure students combine their challenging academic work with a full social and cultural experience of student life in the UK.

Tutorials are combined with supervised study and extra-curricular trips and activities to keep each day busy and exciting.

A day in the life of Emily (English, 2018)



I had breakfast with the other summer school students in the dining room. There's a variety of food to choose from - fruit, toast, cereal, yoghurt, cheese, cold meats and pastries, as well as juice, coffee and tea!


I went to my tutorial with my tutor. We had this outside because the weather was so nice. It was one of the most interesting, thought-provoking discussions I've had so far about literature. 


After my tutorial finished, I explored the centre of Oxford with some other students and we bought a delicious lunch in Oxford's famous Covered Market.



I returned to the main site and undertook my supervised study in the lecture theatre. I worked through the reading my tutor set me in the morning in preparation for tomorrow's class. 


The Activity Coordinators led all of the students on a guided tour of Oxford. We visited some of the university colleges, seeing the famous Harry Potter Hall in Christ Church College, and some of the staff's favourite cafes and ice-cream shops.


We visited Oxford's historic Blackwell's bookshop. I enjoyed exploring the many floors of this enormous bookshop and bought some books recommended by my tutor. 



I had dinner with the other students at Wadham College. It was a magical experience eating in such an old, beautiful dining hall. They have something for everyone's tastes and requirements. 


We all went to the University Parks round the corner from our college site. We played games in teams in the evening sun - our team won a prize!


Some of us watched TV and read, while others played table tennis and cards in the common room. We all talk and get to know each other more, before I set off to bed at 10.30pm to get some rest before another busy day! 

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