Residential Creativewriting Cambridge 16 18_mobile
University of Oxford Campus, UK

Exceptional Summer Pre-College Creative Writing Program for High Schoolers at Oxford University Campus

age icon 16-18 años

time icon 2 semanas

book icon Horas semanales: 20

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Hone your writing skills in Oxford, a breeding ground for literary giants.

  • Our courses challenge your current writing abilities, focusing on character development, plot, and form, under the guidance of expert university tutors alongside like-minded peers.
  • Our small class sizes, averaging just seven students, ensure personalized attention from expert university tutors with extensive experience from renowned institutions like Cambridge, Oxford, and Harvard.
  • You'll participate in one-on-one tutorials and group discussions, fostering a deeper understanding of the subject.
  • This program is not just an academic exploration; it's an opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in creative writing.

This program is not run by the campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for this program in any way.

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The Oxford Summer Schools offer an extraordinary chance to study and reside on campus at Oxford University, the UK's most historic university. On campus at:

  • Balliol College Masters Field

  • St. Edmund Hall

  • Brasenose College

¿Qué está incluido?

  • 13 nights accommodation in a central college of the University of Cambridge or Oxford

  • Breakfast and dinner included on campus (lunch included for students aged 13-15)

  • Accommodation in an individual bedroom

  • 40 hours of academic sessions from Oxford University and Cambridge University tutors

  • Carefully designed study and lecture materials

  • Mentor program and access to support material

  • All excursions- including formal dinner at Cambridge/Oxford colleges, punting, croquet

  • Comprehensive summer school insurance

  • 2 coach excursions including a trip to London

  • Graduation ceremony and certificate

  • Detailed evaluation written by tutor

  • Notebook and pen

  • Mentor family photograph

  • Free premium membership to UniPrepare's 'Nurture' plan


  • Outside of lessons, enjoy a busy and diverse social program including punting on the River Cam, zorb football, games night, movie night, quiz night, talent show and a murder mystery night at the college.
  • All activities and excursions are led by our team of friendly mentors, dedicated to maximizing your enjoyment.


  • College allocation based on dates and subject choice, assigned a few weeks before arrival.

  • All colleges are central, historical, with unique culture and character.

  • Accommodations designed for study, not luxury; many buildings over 500 years old, no air conditioning.

  • Accommodation requests for friends/siblings considered where possible.

  • Separate male and female accommodations in each college; wi-fi available throughout.

  • Single occupancy rooms with shared bathrooms (one per four participants); some ensuite facilities available, prioritized for additional needs.

  • Mixed-gender corridors for ensuite facilities; gender-separated corridors for shared bathrooms.

  • Welcome Pack includes possible college details for program dates.

  • Rooms secured with locks, housekeeping access for maintenance.

  • Breakfast and dinner included on campus

  • Host venues accommodate all dietary requirements, special attention to religious observances and medical needs (Please let us know if you need to follow any particular religious observances or have any medical requirements that we need to know about.)

  • As a student, you will experience formal dinner three times during your stay: once per week in Oxford and at an Cambridge University college on the excursion day, making formal hall a memorable occasion, so remember to bring some smart clothes!


  • Two excursions offered: a day trip to visit Oxford and its colleges, and an optional day out in London to see famous landmarks and enjoy shopping.
  • If you opt out of the London trip, you're invited to afternoon tea in Oxford.


  • Arrival Time: Participants should arrive between 2 pm and 5 pm on the first Sunday of the program, with registration and accommodation showings upon arrival (accommodation ready by 3 pm).

  • London Heathrow Airport Transfers: Shared airport transfer service available from Heathrow Terminal 3 directly to Cambridge/Oxford colleges. Pastoral team to meet participants at any Heathrow terminal and escort to Terminal 3.

  • Transfer departures at 11:00, 14:00, and 17:00 on arrival Sunday; return transfers to London Heathrow Airport depart at 07:00 and 12:00 on the final Saturday.

  • Transfer Fee: Available for booking post-enrollment at £90.00 each way.

  • Detailed information is provided closer to the program date, including contact numbers.

  • Alternative Arrivals: For those arriving at different airports or by other means, details are in the Welcome Pack sent after enrolment confirmation.

Plan de estudio

  • 40 hours of academic sessions from Oxford University and Cambridge University tutors
  • Carefully designed study and lecture materials
  • Mentor program and access to support material
  • Average class size of 7, maximum class size of 10 students
  • 1:1 tutorials: Supportive, challenging and engaging
  • All participants receive an individual report from their tutor
  • Develop a personal project or a creative portfolio to present at the end of the course
  • Interview skills, academic writing and presentation

Academic Skills Workshops:

  • Unlock participants’ potential, giving them the tools to prepare for the next steps of their education and future goals.
  • Focus on enhancing study skills
  • Support for university-level learning
  • Diverse and enriching range of topics – past examples have ranged from ‘Productivity tips’ to ’21st Century Technology Skills’.
  • Unique learning experience outside traditional schools

Sample Modules:

Module 1: An Introduction to Creative Writing

  • Challenge assumptions of 21st-century writing
  • Discuss writing methods, goals, and overcoming writer's block

Module 2: The Importance of Character

  • Examine the role of characters in fiction, from clichés to complex traits
  • Analyze character-driven shifts in tone and plot

Module 3: Learning the Industry: The Basics

  • Understand the publishing industry and various options
  • Explore traditional publishing, e-books, self-publication, and film writing

Module 4: Written Portfolio

  • Develop a portfolio of creative writing or a novella
  • Receive personalized written and verbal feedback for future development as a writer

Ejemplo de Tutores

George M:

  • Lecturer in Medieval English at St Anne's College and St Hilda's College, Oxford

  • BA in English Literature from Durham University

  • MSt in English (650-1550) from Mansfield College, Oxford

  • DPhil (PhD) from St Anne’s College, Oxford

  • Doctoral thesis on anger in Old Norse-Icelandic Íslendingasögur (Sagas of Icelanders)

Guest Speakers from Previous Summers:

  • Abi Oyepitan - Former Olympian: A two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver winning track and field athlete.

  • Dr Lynda Shaw - Neuroscientist & entrepreneur: A journey in personal development - how to create your own set of tools to fast track success

  • Dr Nigel Warburton - Philosopher, author & journalist: How do great people find answers to deep and meaningful questions?​​


  • Transfer Fee: £90.00 each way.

  • Pocket Money Advice: Money we recommend that participants bring £80 per week to cover lunch each day, plus any souvenirs that they may wish to purchase. Various banks and ATMs are available throughout Cambridge, and Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted.


  • This program is accredited by British Accreditation Council (BAC)

  • Meets global standards for academic provision and student welfare

  • Top priority for participant safety

  • Staff undergo enhanced background checks and safeguarding training

  • Participants assigned to a “Mentor Family” of 10 students

  • Mentors offer support, advice, and share their experiences

  • School management and supervision is managed by senior, experienced College Managers in Cambridge, Oxford, London, and Sydney

  • College Managers trained to Level 3 Safeguarding standards

  • Resident summer team and college personnel supervise sites 24/7

  • Encourage student independence within safe boundaries

  • Team supervision ensures safe and rewarding experience


  • This program is designed for students with at least an upper-intermediate level of English (B2). If you are unsure if you meet this requirement, please contact with our advisor.


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June - Boarding

Inicio 30/6/2024
Fin 13/7/2024
Duración 2 Semanas
Precio £5,995

July - Boarding

Inicio 14/7/2024
Fin 27/7/2024
Duración 2 Semanas
Precio £5,995

July - Boarding

Inicio 28/7/2024
Fin 10/8/2024
Duración 2 Semanas
Precio £5,995

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