Famous throughout the world as a hub for research excellence in Science, Engineering, Medicine and Business, Imperial College London is located in the heart of the UK’s capital.
Oxford Royale Academy students stay as guests on the campus of Imperial College London, in modern, single-occupancy accommodation used by Imperial’s own students during term time.
Imperial is ranked as the third-best university in the United Kingdom, and has produced 14 Nobel prize winners since it was founded in 1907.
A team from Imperial College London is at the heart of the UK’s efforts to find and test a safe COVID-19 vaccine.
Our London summer courses are residential in premium student accommodation in South Kensington, meaning participating students have all of London’s cultural, social, and historical sites on their doorstep.
Even those students who have attended London summer courses before are guaranteed to discover a new favourite street, café, or neighbourhood in a culturally rich city, which welcomes over 18 million tourists and international students each year.
London is the most culturally diverse city in the UK, resulting in a broad-minded and intellectually stimulating mindset, which provides a unique environment for a study abroad experience.
Within Oxford Royale, too, we pride ourselves on the wide-ranging international mix of attendees on our London summer programmes. In 2019, we hosted students from over 150 nationalities, and we look forward to increasing this number in 2020!
All of our London summer courses are designed and delivered by expert members of the Oxford Royale Academy teaching faculty. Teachers are highly qualified in their discipline, and undergo specific training in the delivery of their lessons, lectures and seminars to Oxford Royale’s international student community.
Lessons feature plenty of dynamic, interactive discussion, enabling each student to contribute their own perspective on the topic, and to learn from others in the class. Courses also include academically relevant and enriching excursions to sites within London and beyond.
Whilst we take our academic responsibilities seriously, we also like to provide students with a rich extracurricular programme to complement classroom time across each session. Students enjoy afternoon workshops and guest lectures, as well as the myriad cultural opportunities that living and studying in a major capital city brings; plays, musicals, and museum tours have all featured in previous years’ itineraries.
Visits and tours of other top London universities, such as University College London and SOAS, are all included, ensuring students have the opportunity to experience and contemplate what longer-term study in London might be like for them.
Our courses are all designed to take students way beyond what they learn at school.
We introduce subjects and topics not typically found in the school curriculum, taking students out of their academic comfort zone, and providing a tantalising glimpse into higher-level study.
Options such as our Law School Preparation programme enable participants to pursue their interest in a subject not usually available until university or beyond.
Students seeking an introduction to real-life career situations might like to consider our London-based Business and Enterprise Programme.
ORA students fully experience this great city, from museums to palaces and more.
“In every topic, every student equally contributed his or her ideas and made each other see things from a different lens. It was this abundance of new perspectives and the chance to look at things from those different angles that made it an extremely fulfilling experience.”
- Minjinsor, Mongolia
“The two weeks I spent at ORA were a whirlwind of exciting activities, intense learning and unforgettable experiences!”
- Oshea, Sri Lanka
I have gained more knowledge, and can therefore make more of an impact on the world. I think that my future goals have become clearer as I have explored options at ORA.
- Nia, Belize
“This was one of the best academic experiences in my life.”
- Dennis, Sierra Leone
“One benefit of a programme of this kind is the diversity and the fact that the students came from many different countries. In my opinion, that made discussions and debates more dynamic, as it wasn’t biased and we almost always saw multiple sides to the same story.”
- Danae, Trinidad and Tobago