ORA & the University of Oxford
It is important to be clear that Oxford Programs Ltd., which operates Oxford Royale Academy, is not part of or otherwise affiliated to the University of Oxford. Oxford Programs Ltd. contracts with institutions including the University of Oxford for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of the University of Oxford.
Students taking our programmes catch a glimpse of what it is like to study in Oxford through interaction with University graduates and experiencing the Oxford student lifestyle. Many of ORA’s teachers were educated at the University of Oxford. However, it should be borne in mind that the programmes offered are independently run and are not endorsed by the University itself.
Some additional information is below:
- Oxford Royale Academy is accredited by the British Council (for the teaching of English) and by the British Accreditation Council.
- Oxford Programs Limited, which operates Oxford Royale Academy, contracts with the University of Oxford for the use of their facilities, which means that many students use the University lecture halls, dorms, dining halls, seminar rooms, sports facilities, common rooms, gardens and IT facilities.
- Our guest speakers often hold a lecturing or tutoring position at the University of Oxford.
- Many of our students will make a formal application to the University of Oxford after taking their programme with ORA.
- ORA was founded and is run by alumni of the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and London.
- If students wish to apply for an undergraduate or graduate degree course at any UK university, they will be able to ask one of our staff members to talk through the various options with them and to advise on the application procedure. Our staff will also be able to take students to the University of Oxford Admissions Office to collect the University’s brochures and application materials. Other universities may also be visited, depending on the student’s course selection.
- Our head office is located in St Catherine’s College. This is just for logistical reasons, for the administration and staff recruitment and does not mean that Oxford Programs Limited and ORA are part of or otherwise affiliated with or operate under the aegis of the University of Oxford.
- For the University of Oxford website, please go to http://www.ox.ac.uk/. For the Oxford Brookes University website please go to http://www.brookes.ac.uk/.