British Parliamentary style debating is one of the most popular debating formats in the world. First adopted by British universities, it is now widely practised all around the world and is the official style of the World Universities Debating Championship.
Our debating classes are fun, engaging and competitive. You will be surprised how quickly you can grasp the format, improve your critical thinking skills, and learn to articulate your ideas strategically.
The great benefits of debating are: the confidence to speak in public, the ability to construct logical arguments, and the art of persuading your audience.
Academic Writing is a form of writing adopted by universities and scholarly publications. It is an essential skill for almost all universities degrees.
In our academic writing classes you will practise writing clear, well-structured and evidence-based essays. You will also develop critical analytical skills through both engaging with analytical reading and presenting critical counter arguments in your essays.
Being good at academic writing is vital for gaining excellent marks in your university studies. It is also a life-long transferable skill which will positively impact your ability to communicate.
Critical Thinking Skills are vital for success at university. Critical thinking is applied in reading, writing and communicating with others, and helps you to construct stronger arguments of your own.
Our critical thinking skills classes are engaging, scenario-based, game-alike activities. They will help you to continue practising your critical thinking on a daily basis, well beyond the Summer School.
Thinking critically will help you to not only achieve a higher academic performance but also to make better informed choices throughout your life.
Museums teach us about the past, helping us to understand better both the present and future.
The STEAM @ Museum course covers Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
The classes are practical and engaging, taking place in the University of Cambridge's museums. Classes cover zoology, arts, earth science, the history of science, and human sciences.
The museum course develops interdisciplinary connections between concepts and ideas to enable more holistic and lateral thinking.
With such a wide variety of degree courses available, and so many universities to choose from, making an informed choice of what and where to study can be daunting.
The University Counselling course is designed to help you unravel the possibilities and refine your choices. What you discover about yourself will form part of your personal statement for your university application.
The Universities of Cambridge and Oxford have slightly different admission systems and procedures to other universities around the world.
The Oxbridge Admissions course explains the relationship between the University and the Colleges. You will be guided how to make informed choices about courses and colleges, as well as a better understanding of the additional tests and interviews your chosen course may require.
A classic day trip to London will give you a snapshot of all the major landmarks the Capital has to offer. You can also choose to visit one of London's amazing museums and universities, or do some shopping at Covent Garden.
You will explore the town of Oxford, home to the University of Oxford. A guided tour will give you a snapshot of the rich history of this almost 1,000 years old university. You can also choose to visit the University's amazing colleges, museums and shopping centres.
We believe in the importance of both working hard and playing hard. The outdoor adventure is a series of fun team-building activities, including: competing on a raft built by your team, kayaking, abseiling, and the very challenging Jacob's ladder. We encourage you and your teammates to collaborate to achieve your common goals together.
Explore the University of Cambridge's 31 stunning colleges with our ten exciting routes. You will learn about where Nobel Prize winners, world leaders and many other amazing people lived and studied. We hope this will inspire you to work even harder to achieve the best for yourself!
Your daily activities include relaxing educational and cultural activities, including punting on the beautiful River Cam, playing a game of croquet, or baking a yummy cake (and many more).
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