Global Leadership Programme | A politics and leadership course for students aged 16-18.
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Global Leadership Programme

Join students from around the world on this fantastic programme dedicated to politics, international relations
and leadership skills. Residential in Oxford and Cambridge colleges, London accommodation, and the historic Yarnton Manor.   Apply

At a Glance

  • Available in Oxford, London and Cambridge
  • Also available at Yarnton Manor
  • 130715_ORAicons_36_seminarstyle_workshops Discussions and workshops
  • 130715_ORAicons_3_coach_excursions 2 coach excursions included
  • 130715_ORAicons_4_formal_graduation Formal graduation ceremony
  • 130715_ORAicons_5_recieve_report_cards_and_certificates Report cards and a certificate
  • 130715_ORAicons_6_make_friends Make new international friends

Overview

The Global Leadership Programme is designed to provide the young leaders of tomorrow with a summer course consisting of lectures, discussions and workshops that tackle the key issues faced by global leaders today and in the future. The Global Leadership Programme introduces students to the international community of which all leaders are a part, and the ways in which changing social, political and economic conditions shape the role a leader plays within the context of current affairs.

For students aged 13-15, ORA offers an Introduction to Leadership course.

Academic Content

Students will focus on the study of political theory, philosophy, sociology and contemporary international relations, and will examine the economic context of current affairs. On this programme students will think about the challenges faced by today’s leaders, and will examine case studies of contemporary world leaders. Students will be encouraged to consider their own responses to these challenges, and will be asked to apply these ideas in interactive workshops as well as seminar-style discussions. The programme is suitable both for those seeking general exposure to the subjects covered and for those who aim to pursue further education in the field of politics and related subjects. Hence the course consists of two units: 1. Theoretical consideration and discussion of relevant contemporary political debates (teacher-led). 2. Interactive workshops (student-led). The Global Leadership Programme will tackle a wide range of issues and questions, including:

  • human nature, the individual and society;
  • equality, social justice and welfare;
  • power and the art of government;
  • political ideologies;
  • economic globalisation;
  • the changing world order in the 21st Century;
  • identity, culture and challenges to the West;
  • nuclear weapons, proliferation and the politics of disarmament;
  • global futures: the world in 2035.

Reading List

Andrew Heywood, Politics, 2nd edn. (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), pp. 3-23. Consider the questions on p. 22.

Andrew Heywood, Global Politics, (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), pp. 1-24. Consider the question on p.24

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Learning Objectives

The course aims to:

  • introduce students to the disciplines of (global) politics, philosophy, economics and sociology as they relate to global leadership;
  • examine contemporary global issues through interactive workshops, debates, classroom discussion and presentations;
  • aid students in developing and articulating their views on subjects under discussion through class debates, group presentation, short written assignments and in the workshops;
  • foster analytical and intellectual awareness in students’ written and oral communication/arguments.

By the end of the course students will have:

  • understood the key issues facing global leaders today and in the future;
  • become familiar with the principal theoretical debates underpinning these issues from the perspectives of politics (inclusive of political theory/political philosophy) and global politics (international politics) and political economy;
  • developed and refined their ability to analyse contemporary global issues from various theoretical perspectives and their ability to argue a case confidently and convincingly;
  • advanced their analytical, presentation and debating skills, both written and oral;
  • improved their ability to work individually, as part of a small group and as a class;
  • developed leadership skills such as debating, preparing and delivering speeches and managing others.

Transferable Life Skills

Attendees on the Global Leadership Programme are encouraged to work on important key skills during their time with ORA. We believe that the experience of being away from home, living and studying in a university setting, enables our students to develop a suite of transferable skills that go beyond those available to students in their own school environment. Vital for future success in any career, these skills include:
  • developing strengths in independence, self-regulation and self-assessment;
  • confidence in dealing with a wide range of new people and situations;
  • responsibility for own learning, time management, and working with others;
  • communication skills in speaking, listening, and presenting effective arguments in a variety of different contexts.

Whom is the Global Leadership Programme aimed at?

Oxford Royale Academy’s Global Leadership Programme is aimed at ambitious students aged between sixteen and eighteen, who typically see themselves pursuing a career in politics – perhaps in government or as a diplomat. This course is for you if you’re an aspiring politician and/or global leader; perhaps you even have your sights set on becoming Prime Minister or President one day.

If you’re the sort of person who can’t tear yourself away from watching political debates on BBC Parliament, or can’t stop reading the political comment section of your favourite newspaper, you’ll fit right in on the Global Leadership summer programme. Similarly, you’ll probably already know exactly which political party you’re going to vote for when you reach voting age (if you haven’t already), and you’ll have an awareness of political situations in other countries as well as your own. You’ll also have an interest in international relations, and perhaps also in the economy.

You don’t have to see yourself as a future President of the United States to take this summer course, however. You would also benefit from attending the Global Leadership Programme if you simply want to learn more about the fascinating subject of global leadership and international relations, perhaps in support of a related interest in a subject such as economics or sociology. It’s a summer programme that teaches awareness of global issues, so it would enable you to develop a deeper understanding of current affairs as well as enhancing your general knowledge (which is invariably a good thing regardless of the extent of your ambitions).

How will the Global Leadership Programme help me achieve my ambitions?

We’ve carefully put together our Global Leadership Programme with the express intention of helping you take practical steps towards achieving your career ambitions. Attending this course puts your summer to good use, both in growing your knowledge of politics and international relations, and in developing the vital skills you’ll one day need for success in a political or leadership position. These skills include (but are by no means limited to) the following:

Debating – you’ll learn to articulate your views in a persuasive manner, an essential skill in a leadership position of any kind. In a seminar environment, you’ll take part in debates on a variety of subjects and learn how to present your argument effectively, with reference to political theory and to the knowledge you’ll build on during your time with us. An excursion to London’s Houses of Parliament and Churchill War Rooms should provide ample inspiration for budding leaders of the future.

General communication skills – debating isn’t the only communication skill you’ll pick up through attending the Global Leadership summer school. You’ll also have the chance to develop your written communication skills by writing compelling arguments, and you’ll work on your listening skills by hearing and understanding the views put forward by your fellow students. Successful leaders are all characterised by their ability to listen, understand and express themselves, and you’ll go a long way towards growing your own communication skills on this course.

Working alone and in groups – good leaders are able to function effectively by themselves, but are equally comfortable when working with others. That’s why our Global Leadership Programme mixes individual study with group work, including interactive workshops and seminars that allow you to get involved in tasks with other students. This is designed to simulate situations you might face as a leader yourself, when you’ll be required to work with people whose perspectives – religious, cultural, economic, political – may differ from your own.

Intellectual awareness – this course also teaches you to be more intellectually aware of the theory and philosophy behind political issues and situations. This increased awareness is vital for understanding the issues affecting global leaders, and will mean you’re better able to understand political situations and come up with appropriate responses or solutions to them. You’ll look not just at politics, but at philosophy, economics and sociology as a means of getting to grips with the international political stage.

Analytical skills – the situations that global leaders must deal with are frequently complex, and they require strong analytical skills for understanding the multi-faceted issues affecting them. During your time at Oxford Royale Academy, you’ll be involved in discussions about a range of issues affecting global politics, and you’ll get plenty of practice at analysing these issues in order to achieve a deeper understanding of what’s driving them.

 

Why attend the Global Leadership Programme now?

As someone aged between sixteen and eighteen, you’re at just the right age to start thinking about developing the skills we’ve discussed above. This course has clear long-term career benefits to your political ambitions, but completing this summer programme will also be an advantage to you in the short-term, because the knowledge and transferable skills you’ll pick up during your time with us will also benefit your A-level studies and your shorter-term job prospects. For example, the increased intellectual awareness and confidence you’ll develop during this course will prove invaluable for tackling A-level exam questions, both in politics or international relations papers, and in questions for any subject.

 

What’s more, your attendance on the Global Leadership Programme is an impressive achievement to discuss in your personal statement when applying for university, showing that you’re someone who’s serious about studying this subject and that you’re proactive in pursuing your goals. Universities will recognise the value of your having attended this course in terms of what you’ve learned and the skills you’ve developed, as this gives you a headstart to the way in which you’ll work and think when studying for a degree. What’s more, the confidence you’ll build through attending the Global Leadership Programme means that you’ll feel more comfortable in an interview situation. Having worked on your oral debating skills during your time at Oxford Royale Academy, you’ll be in a better position to argue a point with an admissions tutor and put your opinion across in a clear and articulate way that’s sure to impress the interviewer.

Our Students

Every summer, ORA welcomes hundreds of the world’s brightest, most academically gifted students to our Oxford, London and Cambridge courses. In 2016, attendees came from 108 different nations, each bringing with them unique cultures, perspectives and stories to share with their new friends. For the Global Leadership Programme, students from 38 nations attended.

Timetable for students aged 16 to 18

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Roll over the items in the timetable for more details!
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Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Breakfast

Breakfast

07:30 - 08:30
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  • Get ready for the day ahead with breakfast in your accommodation's dining hall
  • Breakfast is included for all ORA students
Walk to lessons

Walk to lessons

08:30 - 09:00
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  • Some teaching rooms are located on campus, others are elsewhere in Oxford
  • Students studying off-site are escorted by Campus Staff
Cultural excursion

Cultural excursion

09:00 - 18:00
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  • Visit places of cultural and historical interest in the UK
  • Possible excursions for students aged 16-18: City of Bath, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, Woburn Abbey and more!
Morning Lessons

Morning Lessons

09:00 - 10:30
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  • Students follow their chosen study option for 90 minutes in the morning
  • Guidance from expert teachers
Morning Break

Morning Break

10:30 - 11:00
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  • Time for students to have refreshments
Morning Lessons

Morning Lessons

11:00 - 12:30
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  • Students follow their chosen study option for 90 minutes in the morning
  • Guidance from expert teachers
Arrival at your accommodation

Arrival at your accommodation

12:00 - 16:30
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  • Student photographs
  • Collection of arrival pack and timetable
  • Move in to your room and unpack
  • Meet your new friends
  • Tea and coffee for parents
Lunch

Lunch

12:30 - 13:45
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  • Grab a bite to eat from one of the many cafes in Oxford
  • Just like an undergraduate in the city would!
  • Includes time for students to get to their Afternoon Workshops
Afternoon Workshop

Afternoon workshop

13:45 - 15:30
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  • Students enjoy an interactive workshop session in their chosen subject area
  • Guidance from expert teachers
'Insight Masterclass' workshop event

'Insight Masterclass' Workshop Event

13:45 - 18:00
Masterclass
  • A range of career-focused interactive workshops
  • Featuring taster sessions in Crime Scene Investigation, Journalism, Architecture, Business and more!
Afternoon Workshop

Afternoon workshop

13:45 - 15:30
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  • Students enjoy an interactive workshop session in their chosen subject area
  • Guidance from expert teachers
Afternoon options: Tours of Christ Church Punting Real Tennis

Afternoon options

13:45 - 18:00
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  • Other possible options:
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Visiting Modern Art Oxford
  • Visiting Oxford Castle
  • Exploring the Botanic Garden
Afternoon Workshop

Afternoon workshop

13:45 - 15:30
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  • Students enjoy an interactive workshop session in their chosen subject area
  • Guidance from expert teachers
Welcome reception

Welcome reception

17:00 - 18:00
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  • Welcome presentation by the Programme Director
  • Parents can meet the Campus Staff and other ORA parents
  • Chance for students to meet their new friends from around the world
Tours of Oxford

Tours of Oxford

16:00 - 18:00
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  • Visit many of Oxford's famous landmarks
  • Including the Bodleian Library, the Radcliffe Camera and the Sheldonian Theatre
  • Let Oxford's 'Dreaming Spires' inspire you!
Visits to the Bodleian Library & the Sheldonian Theatre

Visits to the Bodleian Library & the Sheldonian Theatre

16:00 - 18:00
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  • Visit some of Oxford's most famous sites, such as the Bodliean Library and the Sheldonian Theatre
  • Your Counsellors will accompany you there and back, adding their own wisdom along the way!
Visit to the Ashmolean Museum

Visit to the Ashmolean Museum

16:00 - 18:00
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  • Visit some of Oxford's many museums, such as the famous Ashmolean Museum. A good opportunity for some to conduct research for their classes!
  • Your Counsellors will accompany you there and back, adding their own wisdom along the way!
Dinner

Dinner in the dining hall

18:00 - 19:30
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  • Eat in your accommodation's dining hall on every night of the programme (except when on an exciting excursion!)
  • Evening meals are included for ORA students aged 16-18
Induction talk and "Ice Breaker" activities

Induction talk and "Ice Breaker" activities

19:30 - 22:30
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  • Presentation by Programme Director to students
  • Ice breaker activities: have fun with your Counsellors and get to know your new friends!
Quiz night

Quiz night

19:30 - 22:30
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  • Test out your general knowledge
  • Prizes will be given for the winners and for the best team name!
Evening options: Table Tennis Competition Board Games in the Marquee

Evening options

19:30 - 22:30
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Every evening, our team of Junior Deans and Counsellors will provide a wide range of activity options to suit all interests! Table tennis competitions in the Junior Common Room and Board Game evenings in the Marquee are often amongst the options offered.
Evening options: Film Night on Campus Homework Club

Evening options

19:30 - 22:30
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Every evening, our team of Junior Deans and Counsellors will provide a wide range of activity options to suit all interests! Catch the latest blockbuster, or an old classic, with your new friends on campus. Or, catch up on some reading and make a start on your assignments from the first two days of lessons.
Evening options: Salsa Dancing Workshop Inter-Campus Olympics

Evening options

19:30 - 22:30
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Every evening, our team of Junior Deans and Counsellors will provide a wide range of activity options to suit all interests! Learn Salsa Dancing with our expert teacher - a fun and energetic activity. Or, put on your campus colours and facepaint and represent your campus in Olympic events against other ORA centres!
Party

Party

19:30 - 22:00
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  • Dance the night away with your new friends!
  • Every party has an exciting theme: Wild West, Circus, Olympics and many more have taken place in recent years!
Evening options: Scavenger Hunt on campus Architecture Workshop

Evening options

19:30 - 22:30
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Every evening, our team of Junior Deans and Counsellors will provide a wide range of activity options to suit all interests! Explore your campus in teams as part of a Scavenger Hunt. Or, see how high you can build a structure as you learn the basics of architecture!
Curfew

Curfew

22:30 - 23:00
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  • Evening briefing from Campus Staff
  • Lights out
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Breakfast

Breakfast

07:30 - 08:30
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  • Get ready for the day ahead with breakfast in the dining hall
  • Breakfast is included for all ORA students
Free time to complete homework assignments and explore Oxford

Free time

08:30 - 15:30
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Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, followed by time to work on your assignments and explore Oxford in groups.
Walk to lessons

Walk to lessons

08:30 - 09:00
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  • Some teaching rooms are located on campus, others are elsewhere in Oxford
  • Students studying off-site are escorted by Campus Staff
Departure day

Departures

09:00 - 17:00
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  • Say goodbye to Oxford and to your accommodation
  • Collect your reports and your certificates
Morning Lessons

Morning Lessons

09:00 - 10:30
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  • Students follow their chosen study option for 90 minutes in the morning
  • Guidance from expert teachers
Morning Break

Morning Break

10:30 - 11:00
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  • Time for students to have refreshments
Morning Lessons

Morning Lessons

09:00 - 10:30
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  • Students follow their chosen study option for 90 minutes in the morning
  • Guidance from expert teachers
Lunch

Lunchtime

12:30 - 13:45
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  • Grab a bite to eat from one of the many cafes in Oxford
  • Just like an undergraduate in the city would!
  • Includes time for students to get to their Afternoon Workshops
Afternoon Workshop

Afternoon workshop

13:45 - 15:30
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  • Students enjoy an interactive workshop session in their chosen subject area
  • Guidance from expert teachers
Afternoon options: Punting University discussion

Afternoon Options

13:45 - 18:00
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  • Other possible options:
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Visiting Modern Art Oxford
  • Visiting Oxford Castle
  • Visiting the Ashmolean Museum
Afternoon Workshop

Afternoon workshop

13:45 - 15:30
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  • Students enjoy an interactive workshop session in their chosen subject area
  • Guidance from expert teachers
Cultural Excursion: London Musical

Cultural excursion

13:45 - 18:00
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  • Visit London - the capital of the United Kingdom and one of the most dynamic cities on the planet!
  • Finish the evening at a West End musical. Jersey Boys, Thriller: Live! and The Lion King have all featured in recent summers.
Afternoon Workshop

Afternoon workshop

13:45 - 15:30
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  • Students enjoy an interactive workshop session in their chosen subject area
  • Guidance from expert teachers
ORACLE: inspiring talks and workshops

ORACLE

16:00 - 18:00
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ORACLE is an academic event during which students can attend fascinating talks and inspiring workshops, following their own personal interests in order to expand their knowledge. Please note that ORACLE is only running during Sessions 3, 4 and 5 of the summer school. Full details are available by clicking the ORACLE option from the Students menu at the top of this page.
Visit to the Pitt Rivers natural history museum in Oxford

Visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum

16:00 - 18:00
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Founded in 1884, The Pitt Rivers Museum houses Oxford University's archaeological and anthropological collections. Join your fellow students for a group tour arranged by the Oxford Royale Academy events team.
Visit to Oxford's Botanic Garden

Visit to Oxford's Botanic Garden

16:00 - 18:00
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Founded in 1621, the University of Oxford's Botanic Garden is one of the oldest scientific gardens in the world. More recently, it has appeared in and inspired some famous literary works, notably Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland' and Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy. Well worth a visit!
Graduation ceremony

Graduation ceremony

16:00 - 18:00
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  • Graduate from Oxford Royale Academy in a ceremony at your accommodation
  • Listen to speeches from the Programme Director, other campus staff and fellow students
  • Parents are welcome to attend
Dinner

Dinner in the dining hall

18:00 - 19:30
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  • Eat in your college's dining hall on every night of the programme (except when on an exciting excursion!)
  • All meals are included for ORA students aged 13-15
Dinner

Dinner in college

18:00 - 19:30
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  • Eat in your college's dining hall on every night of the programme (except when on an exciting excursion!)
  • All meals are included for ORA students aged 13-15
Evening options:Homework clubYoga in the college groundsFree time

Evening options

19:30 - 22:30
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Every evening, our team of Junior Deans and Counsellors will provide a wide range of activity options to suit all interests! Work on your assignments with help from your counsellors. Or, relax with some yoga in the peaceful grounds of your college.
Evening options: Drumming workshop Ice cream at G&D's

Evening options

19:30 - 22:30
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Every evening, our team of Junior Deans and Counsellors will provide a wide range of activity options to suit all interests! Team up with your new friends to create a musical masterpiece at our drumming workshop. Or, join your Counsellors for a trip to an Oxford institution - G&D's ice cream parlour!
Evening options: Stock Market Challenge Ghost Tour

Evening options

19:30 - 22:30
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Every evening, our team of Junior Deans and Counsellors will provide a wide range of activity options to suit all interests! Wheel and deal on our virtual trading floor as part of the Stock Market Challenge. Or, prepare to learn Oxford's dark and spooky secrets with a ghost trail from famous Oxford tour guide, Bill Spectre.
Evening options: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Sports in Uni Parks

Evening options

19:30 - 22:30
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Every evening, our team of Junior Deans and Counsellors will provide a wide range of activity options to suit all interests! Attend a Shakespeare production in the fantastic setting of an Oxford college. Or, join your Counsellors in University Parks for cricket, ultimate frisbee, five-a-side football and more.
Graduation party

Graduation party

19:30 - 22:00
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  • A chance for students to spend one last evening together
  • Every party has an exciting theme: Wild West, Circus, Olympics and many more have taken place in recent years!
Curfew

Curfew

22:30 - 23:00
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  • Evening briefing from Campus Staff
  • Lights out

Our Teaching Faculty

At Oxford Royale Academy we are committed to providing our students with the most qualified and high-calibre teaching faculty available. All Oxford Royale Academy teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are looking forward to passing their knowledge on to their students this summer! For full details of last summer’s teaching faculty, please click here

Guest Lectures and Debates

At ORA, we go the extra mile to enhance the study abroad experience of our students. As part of this, every year our dedicated Events Team organises a series of fascinating guest lectures. Guest speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds and specialisms, including the worlds of online media, television and academia. Our students also have the opportunity to watch and participate in a number of debates, which take place on campus. These range from formal Panel Debates, involving teaching faculty and other staff, to informal discussions about current “hot topics” led by Counsellors.

Coach Excursions

The United Kingdom has a rich cultural heritage, and a course with Oxford Royale Academy is the perfect way for a young learner to explore this. All ORA courses include coach excursions to places of historical and social significance in the UK. On the Global Leadership Programme, attendees will board the ORA coach to two such destinations.

Extra-Curricular Activities

At ORA, we never forget that our students are on holiday! Included with every ORA course is an extra-curricular timetable, carefully designed by our dedicated Events Team to ensure our students have fun, make friends and get the most out of their time with us.

Some past afternoon activities enjoyed by our students include the following:

  • Punting: travel the waterways of the River Cherwell in a flat-bottomed boat, using a five-metre-long pole to propel your vessel! This mode of transport is unique to Oxford and Cambridge. Our team of Counsellors will be on hand to advise you (or to do it for you!).
  • Summer sports: have you ever played the traditional English game of croquet? There will be the chance to do so on the lawns of your campus! Real tennis (a variation of tennis played indoors, with a heavier ball) has also been enjoyed by our previous students.
  • Cultural tours: if you are thinking of applying to study at an UK university, an ORA course is the perfect opportunity to visit some of the country’s most famous sites. You will also have the chance to visit Oxford, Cambridge and London museums.
  • Dance and music workshops: have you ever wanted to try Indian dance? How about Salsa dancing? Or drumming? Experts in these art forms will be dropping in to our campuses to run workshops, allowing our students to unleash their creative sides.

The events and entertainment on offer don’t stop when the sun starts to go down at our campuses! The following will be available to every student on our Global Leadership Programme:

  • Film nights on campus: catch a movie with your new friends, without having to leave your campus.
  • Karaoke night: grab your friends and sing along to the latest hits.
  • Themed parties at local hotels and country houses: head to a local venue and enjoy dinner and dancing with your friends from around the world. Every party has a theme: Hollywood, Venetian Masquerade and The Olympics are examples of past themes.
  • Graduation: a formal graduation ceremony will be held on the last night of your course. This is followed by your Graduation dinner and party — a glamorous conclusion to your stay with Oxford Royale Academy.
Our programmes are designed to give students a sense of the independence that studying at university brings. Students on the Global Leadership Programme can explore the nearby area with friends in the free time that they are given in the afternoons and evenings. Students can also use this time to research assignments and complete homework.

College Life

All ORA courses are residential in colleges of the University of Oxford or in our stunning nearby 17th-century manor house, Yarnton Manor. This means our students have the fantastic opportunity to spend part of their summer living and studying in the environment of one of the best universities in the world. Oxford is quite unlike anywhere else. With a unique ensemble cast of architectural marvels famed the world over, the city feels incredibly ancient, yet continues to be home to some of the most progressive and innovative thinkers of the twenty-first century. Oxford Royale Academy’s summer programmes are designed with the academic rigour of their prestigious environment firmly in mind. The experience of living and studying in an academic environment in Oxford is particularly valuable for our students aged 16-18, as they begin to consider their academic lives beyond high school. Many attendees on our courses are so impressed by the architecture and atmosphere of Oxford and of their College, they are inspired to apply to study as undergraduates at the University of Oxford. The Global Leadership Programme for 2016 is residential in The Queen’s College or the historic Yarnton Manor.

What’s Included?

Our summer courses offer our students the complete study abroad experience. The grid below describes everything that is included with an ORA course:

  • Study

    • Over 20 taught hours per week
    • Study files and materials
    • Guest lectures from academic speakers
    • Personalised academic reports
    • Course certificate after graduation
  • Explore

    • Wide selection of afternoon and evening activities
    • 2 coach excursions per course
    • Welcome and graduation events (parents invited)
  • Live

    • Accommodation in Oxford, London or Cambridge
    • Breakfast and Dinner included
    • Free WiFi (subject to availability)
    • Daily updates on the ORA blog (great for parents!)
    • Private Medical / Travel insurance
  • Extras

    • ORA T-shirt
    • ID badge and lanyard
    • Welcome and arrival packs
    • Year group photo
    • Course memento photos
    • ORA notebook

Student Welfare

The safety and security of our students is ORA’s top priority. All of the centres at which our courses run are safe, secure environments, which are perfect for our students. Each centre is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a team of Porters. In addition, Oxford Royale Academy’s comprehensively trained team of campus staff are always on hand. If you join us this summer, you will see the following members of staff on your campus:

Each ORA campus has a Programme Director (PD), who is responsible for the day-to-day running of the summer school at their College. PDs are residential in the College for the duration of the programme, so they are always close by should they be needed. Programme Directors typically have years of experience in education and the management of schools, colleges and student welfare.
The Junior Deans (JDs) assist the Programme Director with the management of the summer school at their campus. They will also be responsible for leading excursions and activities. JDs are typically returning for their third summer with Oxford Royale, or have extensive experience in summer schools or camps elsewhere. d
Each ORA campus has a team of Counsellors who will be a student’s first point of contact in most cases. All Counsellors are friendly and approachable, and are thoroughly trained by Oxford Royale in the management of events for young people. Many of our Counsellors are current or former members of top universities in the UK; they are always happy to discuss careers or admissions with our students.
ORA has a team of private nurses, who host drop-in sessions at all of our campuses on a rota basis. If a student feels unwell, they can either see one of the Nurses, or go straight to our recommended private GP Surgery (Doctor). ORA courses include Private Medical cover should the need arise.

Some lessons on the Global Leadership Programme take place in the College; others are held at nearby venues in the city. Students who are required to travel to alternative venues are escorted by Counsellors on the first day, so they know how to get there safely and on time.

Practical Information

  • Flights

    Most students who come to ORA will have to book a flight to the UK. ORA courses do not include flights. Information on the best time to arrive will be on your course confirmation email and in your Welcome Pack.

  • Arrival / Departure Transfers

    ORA offers coach transfers between all of our Oxford campuses and London Heathrow airport, for a small extra charge. We are also able to arrange taxi transfers from all other airports and destinations, again at an extra charge. For more information, please click here.

  • Scholarships

    Every year, ORA offers a number of scholarships to talented students aged 16-18 from around the world. If you would like to read more about the financial aid we can offer, please click here.

  • Welcome Reception and Graduation

    Parents / family are welcome to attend these events at the start and end of their student’s course. For more information, please contact our Registrations Department on admin@oxford-royale.co.uk.

  • Medical and Dietary Information

    All students who enrol are required to complete our Medical and Dietary Information form. A link will be emailed to all students once their enrolment is confirmed.

Eligibility and Pre-requisites

Students on the Global Leadership Programme:

  • Must conform to our Age Policy.
  • Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on admin@oxford-royale.co.uk and they will be able to assist you.
  • Must be able to fulfil the basic requirements of the programme, in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events. Please contact our Registrations Team for more detailed information.
  • Should check the pre-requisites of each option they select before enrolling, to ensure they possess the necessary knowledge to benefit from the subject matter discussed in the classes.

Dates, Fees and Locations

Course Length Course Dates Course Fees Location
2 weeks 3 Jun – 17 Jun 4,295 GBP Yarnton Manor
18 Jun – 1 Jul 4,295 GBP Yarnton Manor
2 Jul – 15 Jul 4,295 GBP The Queen’s College (Oxford), Clare College (Cambridge),
London University Location
16 Jul – 29 Jul 4,295 GBP The Queen’s College (Oxford), Clare College (Cambridge),
London University Location
30 Jul – 13 Aug 4,295 GBP Balliol College (Oxford)
13 Aug – 26 Aug 4,295 GBP Yarnton Manor

How to Apply

If you are ready to apply now, the quickest and easiest way to secure your place on the Global Leadership Programme for 2017 is online. You will need full details of the student and, if different, the customer responsible for paying the fees, as well as a valid credit or debit card to submit the deposit payment of GBP 795.00 (we regret that we are not able to accept American Express as a form of payment).

To get started, please click the link below – you will be asked to choose the date that you would like to study the course.

If you prefer, you can complete our paper application form, which is available for download by clicking here. You can then return this to our offices by one of the following methods:

For enrolments via the paper application form, we are able to accept the GBP 795.00 course deposit by credit or debit card, bank transfer or cheque. Please see the form for full details.


Further Information and Documents

If you would like to consult with one of our Registrations Team members before making a booking, we would be delighted to hear from you.
admin@oxford-royale.co.uk +44 (0) 845 130 60 21
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