Student Feedback

At the end of the course, we ask the students for feedback about their time with us. We ask them to do this anonymously, so that they can be completely honest with their responses. 

96% of our students would recommend the Oxford Summer Academy to a friend.

 Which experience from the course will you never forget?

  • The friendships I made and people I met, because of them I had the best time of my life at Oxford.
  • How many creative, intelligent and overall fantastic people there are on this planet.
  • I will never forget the friendships I made.
  • I will always remember the enthusiasm with which my major tutor treated her subject, her undeniable love of what she taught, and how generously she shared that passion with me.  
  • Rugby, debate, but mostly the night-talks and fun I had with my great roommate and the closest friends I made there.
  • The classes have given me the confidence and skills to continue studying English at university. I will take this new confidence with me wherever I end up in life. 
  • I will hold on to the friendships I made during these spectacular two weeks of cultural enrichment. 
  • I loved pretty much everything!!
  • The experience of staying overseas with such a great community and the friends I have meet from the course.
  • I will never forget meeting such amazing individuals and laughing endlessly with them, as well as enjoying "college life" for a few weeks. 
  • Meeting so many people from so many different countries, each with their own culture and experiences, that was awesome. And the courses were great, I didn't think I would learn so much.
  • The friends I got from the program, I won't forget them, and the teachers.
  • The interaction with people in the same age-group from all around the world as well as the academic challenge.
  • There is not one particular experience but I loved spending time with people.
  • The things I learned in class, my tutors and the amazing friends I made.
  • The punting trip cause it was awesome.
  • The trip to London, the ghost tour, the gala dinner.
  • My classes! And the fact that all my tutors were very well prepared. I enjoyed class discussions a lot and I think they helped me clear my mind about the career path I want to pursue in the future.
  • All of it.
  • The debate.
  • The courses because they were strong and well organized.
  • Meeting new people.
  • Water gun fight in Stratford Upon Avon :-)
  • I won't ever forget getting to know so many people my age from around the world. I thought that was really invaluable.
  • There is not a special experience; it is more a feeling: the feeling to have made new friends, the feeling of having had an awesome time, the feeling that this experience will always stick with me. I already miss Oxford and everyone.
  • Spending time with all the other students on the course!
  • Meeting new people. The Shakespeare play.
  • The whole experience itself! It was amazing.
  • The excursions and the student debate.
  • All the friendships I have made and living like a university student.
  • The people I met.
  • The friends I've made and staying away from home in an Oxford college.
  • Ghost tour was fun, but favourite was the sheer friendliness of people and how easy it was to get along with people I've never met before.

Which aspect(s) of the course did you enjoy the most?

  • Literally everything. But specifically the debate as this was my first ever debate.
  • The classes, because it was a smaller class therefore more focus between teachers and students, which gave an advantage to learn and grow more.
  • The evening excursions with the entz, it was always so much fun no matter what we were doing.
  • Beyond the inherent experiences of the course, the opportunity to meet and make friends, or even just to chat with the eclectic mix of students was always enjoyable, greatly enriching my experience in Oxford. 
  • I most enjoyed the entz activities, because I was able to experience culture in a complete new way. 
  • The different students I met with their unique cultures and opinions.
  • The classes.
  • Discussions, friends, playing rugby and other sports, boat trip
  • The courses were amazing, and the meals were a really great opportunity to socialise. 
  • The classes were challenging enough to keep me engaged through all four weeks and I was still able to engage in all the evening events. 
  • The classes were excellent, and the diversity of opinions, due to the variety of countries represented, are very remarkable.
  • I loved bonding experiences with the other campers, such as the park outings.
  • The free time we had available to us to explore and to do what interested us.
  • I enjoyed most meeting people from all over the world. Everyone was very nice and I felt very comfortable being in St. Edmund's Hall. I loved the evening activities especially punting and playing baseball with everyone.
  • The close bonds I developed with my peers.
  • Meeting new people. The courses were useful.
  • Excursions.
  • I liked the academic side of things, and using the library, it was hugely resourceful.
  • I really enjoyed the freedom we had in this trip, it taught me a lot. The moments I experienced in Oxford will be taken along with me, mistakes and accomplishments were part of my growth. Thank you staff and everyone I really am grateful I had the opportunity to experience such a course!!
  • Having a roommate/making friends.
  • The environment that Oxford gives off.
  • The amount of freedom we had.
  • The friends I made, the classes, the freedom to explore Oxford and get a feel for what University life would be like.
  • It helped a lot with uni preparation!
  • The organization of the day and the timetable.
  • The international environment, the fact that I was given enough time to explore a culturally rich environment and all my classes.
  • My major classes.
  • Every trip, meeting people from all over the world, classes, playing fusball and pool.
  • The course material and my tutors for each course.
  • The courses were very interesting, but not too exhausting as we had a lot free time.
  • I loved the amount of freedom they gave us, and how helpful the staff were. Furthermore, I met wonderful people from all over the world.
  • The excursions as well as the opportunity to expand on experiences and knowledge outside of school.
  • I liked the courses a lot, I really enjoyed them, because our tutors were really interested in what we thought about the subject, they really wanted to know our opinion, that's what I really appreciated.

Students also take part in interviews, where you can hear more of their thoughts about their time with us. Parents have also provided feedback too.