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How an Online Summer School Can Help Your Kids During Lockdown

For children and teenagers, a monotonous routine, passive social media use and a lack of contact with friends, is a hallmark of the pandemic, and…

April 10, 2021

What Jobs You Can Get at 14?

Getting a job at 14, and building up valuable work experience while still at school, is a fantastic way to impress future employers, and increase…

April 10, 2021

What is Oxford Summer Courses?

If you’re thinking about attending (or sending your child to attend) a summer school this year, you may be wondering what Oxford summer courses are,…

April 7, 2021

Is Oxford Summer School Worth it?

Summer schools are a great opportunity for your child to experience new subjects, grow personally and academically, and enjoy life-changing adventures. But how do you…

April 6, 2021

15 Hardest Degree Subjects (2024)

  Choosing your degree course is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Your UCAS application is only the beginning of the…

March 31, 2021

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6 Good English-Language Habits to Pick Up Early

Learning English can be tricky, and it doesn’t help that a lot of the advice you’re given seems contradictory. On the one hand, when you’re…

March 14, 2021

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7 Reasons the UK is the Best Place to Learn English

There’s no shortage of different ways to learn English. You could use software like Duolingo or Rosetta Stone. You could watch lots of English-language TV…

March 14, 2021

8 Fascinating Characteristics of Different Languages

There are around 7,000 languages spoken throughout the world. About 500 of these are seriously endangered; a language dies out, on average, every two weeks.…

March 13, 2021

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14 of the Funniest English Synonyms

One of the things that makes English a challenging language to learn is the sheer number of synonyms it contains. Synonyms are words that mean…

March 11, 2021

A History of Women’s Education in the UK

You might know that the first women’s colleges at Oxford and Cambridge were founded in the 1860s and 70s, and conclude that there weren’t many…

March 9, 2021

How to Write Clear English: Jargon, Short Sentences and More

Most guides to writing well will give you the advice to write clearly and avoid jargon. You should also read… An Introduction to English Slang:…

March 7, 2021

A History of Britain in 12 Londoners

Londoners and their city play an outsized role in the history of Britain. You should also read… 15 Buildings in London Everyone Should See 6…

March 6, 2021

13 Essential Editing Tips to Use in Your Essay Writing

The good student strives constantly to achieve a better essay each time they write one. It can be a challenge to find ways to keep…

March 4, 2021

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12 Ways to Give an Outstanding Presentation

Learning how to give a presentation well is a significant life skill. It’s valuable at school, where you may often be called upon to give…

March 4, 2021

50 Ways to Know You’ve Fallen in Love with Oxford

Oxford captures the minds and hearts of so many people, whether they are born there, study there, or are simply visiting. Can you relate to…

March 3, 2021

10 Quintessentially English Books Everyone Should Read

Different people have very different ideas of Englishness. To some, it’s Hugh Grant looking floppy-haired and nervous in Four Weddings and a Funeral. To others,…

March 3, 2021

10 Laws All Students Should Know

Becoming a student and moving out of home can mean coming into contact with all kinds of laws you didn’t know existed. It may be…

March 2, 2021

Most Filmed Universities In The World

While most universities are just academic institutions, some have a secret life moonlighting as movie stars. It’s common to see university architecture, lecture halls or…

March 1, 2021

Notable Alumni of Stanford University

Can you imagine a world without Google? It would never have existed without Stanford graduate Larry Page. In fact, many of the things that define…

March 1, 2021

9 Essential Short Stories You Can Read in Under 30 Minutes

You should also read… 12 Essential English Novels Everyone Should Read 9 Classic Novels for Students of English as a Foreign Language Tell someone that…

February 28, 2021