Oxford Brookes University


Location: Oxford

OBU

 

Ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching in THE 'Young University Rankings' 2020.

 

Our Oxford Brookes University Summer Vacation programme combines English lessons with getting to know the historic city of Oxford. We visit the most famous of Oxford’s attractions such as Christ Church College, the Ashmolean Museum, and other famous buildings as well as unique experiences such as going punting on the River Thames.

Oxford Brookes university is one of the UK's leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovation as well as strong links with business and industry.

Oxford is an ideal setting for this immersive, exploratory programme highlighting all the historic city has to offer.

New for 2021 are our residential Football Education Courses for 5 or 12 nights, for boys and girls in partnership with Oxford United Football Club.  Courses are designed to give an insight into training and playing like a professional footballer, with inspiring coaching sessions delivered by Oxford United's Academy coaches.

 

Oxford Brookes University exterior

 

 

Location: Oxford

  • The Oxford Brookes Marston Campus is located one mile east of Central Oxford
  • The teaching building overlooks a beautiful green space, while the accommodation buildings are a short walk away
  • Look beyond Oxford’s dreaming spires and impressive history, and you’ll find a buzzing student community - almost a quarter of the Oxford population are students!
  • Oxford Brookes is amongst the World's top 13 universities in 13 subject areas according to the QS World Student University Rankings 2020
  • Access to: Oxford, London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bristol, Bath and The Cotswolds
  • The city centre is only a 30 minute walk or 5 minute bus ride 
  • Within a short walk of the campus there are a number of cafes, restaurants and shops 

Summer Vacation: 26 June – 6 August 2022 (1-6 weeks) for ages 12-17 years

Combine learning English with activities and excursions. This course is suitable for international students who wish to have a taste of life in a British boarding school, and who are academically driven and ambitious.

1. General English Course

Start dates: 26 June, 3 July, 10 July, 17 July, 24 July , 31 July &, 2022

What's included?

  • English language tuition (15 hours of learning)
  • 7 nights of full board residential accommodation in university on-campus ensuite accommodation
  • At least 15 hours tuition per week
  • Three full day excursions per two week stay
  • Varied weekly programme of sports and leisure activities
  • Applied learning on social activities and trips
  • An entrance English level check
  • All learning materials
  • End of course feedback report and certificate
  • Wi-Fi

Optional Spires + in Exam Skills or IELTS Preparation

 

Football Education: 26 June - 19 August (1-8 weeks) for ages 14-17 years

Oxford Spires have teamed up with Oxford United Football Club and have developed three inspiring, age-specific football education programmes for both boys and girls during the spring and summer vacations.

1. Football Performance Education Course 

Our Football Performance Education course offers professional football training with Oxford United's Academy coaches who work through a series of 'on' and 'off' pitch sessions designed to help  improve your game. Read more...

Start dates: 26 June, 3 July, 10 July, 17 July, 24 July, 31 August, 7 August & 14 August

What's included?

  • 5 nights of full board residential accommodation in the school's own on-campus boarding accommodation
  • 30 hours of age -specific Football Performance Education (training, coaching and workshops with Oxford United FC)
  • Access to the new Oxford United FC training ground - The Oxford Sports Park
  • An Oxford United FC 'Puma' training kit
  • An Oxford United Academy coach's personal evaluation and development plan 
  • Applied learning on social activities and trips
  • All learning materials
  • End of course feedback report, certificate and closing ceremony at the Oxford United stadium
  • Wi-FI
  • The University of Oxford tour including the University's own Oxford University Association Football Club visit
  • Local trips into Oxford
2. Football Language Education Course

Start dates (5 night course): 26 June, 3July, 10 July, 17 July, 24 July, 31 July, 7 August & 14 August

Start dates (12 night course): 26 June, 10 July & 24 July

Combining learning 'Football English' with our qualified English language teachers and improving your game with coaching by Oxford United's Academy coaches, this age-specific course aimed at boys and girls is ideal for players interested in learning relevant Football English language and terminology used in the English professional game.  Read more...

What's included?

  • 5 nights of full board residential accommodation in the school's own on-campus boarding accommodation
  • 15 hours of age-specific Football English language learning and 15 hours of coaching content (training, coaching and workshops with Oxford United FC)
  • Access to the new Oxford United FC training ground - The Oxford Sports Park
  • An Oxford United FC 'Puma' training kit
  • An Oxford United Academy coach's personal evaluation and development plan 
  • Applied learning on social activities and trips
  • All learning materials
  • End of course feedback report, certificate and closing ceremony at the Oxford United stadium
  • Wi-FI
  • The University of Oxford tour including the University's own Oxford University Association Football Club visit
  • Local trips into Oxford

 

Residential – single, ensuite bedrooms, a 10 minute walk from the college building:

  • Single, ensuite university residence accommodation
  • Located a short walk from the beautiful Oxford Brookes campus
  • Sociable common rooms
  • Laundry facilities available
  • Bed linens provided and changed weekly (towels not provided)
  • All meals prepared and served in the school dining hall
  • Free wifi on campus

Read more about our accommodation options.

Spires Plus Options at Oxford Brookes University Summer Vacation give students the opportunity to benefit from six hours per week of additional learning opportunities across a range of academic, sporting and creative areas, including:

IELTS Preparation - Prepare for the test with targeted, specific IELTS tutoring. Take your test with confidence!

  • Taught by highly qualified English specialists
  • Courses are specifically designed to support IELTS test takers
  • Improve your skills in all four IELTS test areas: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking

Exam Skills -Taking students through the stages of planning and preparing for an exam, including:

  • Exam Preparation
  • Revision Strategies
  • Exam Practice

Spires Plus options are available for a supplement of £150 per week. Please contact us for more information.

Oxford Spires Plus

Take advantage of an additional 6 hours of specialist instruction and tuition in a range of Spires+ subjects, sports and activities.

Oxford Brookes University Campus

University campus

Oxford Brookes University Campus

University campus

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Typical classroom

Dining hall

Dining hall

Accommodation block

Accommodation block

Living accommodation

Accommodation block

Typical bedroom

Typical bedroom

Oxford Spires students in Oxford

Day excursions

Oxford Spires staff

Oxford Spires staff

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Oxford Brookes University's summer vacation info sheet

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