Joining Instructions

We are delighted that you have chosen to attend a course with Oxford Science Studies.  As you prepare for the start of your course, please read through our Joining Instructions, where you will find key information such as arrival details and timings. You may wish to download and print off the PDF copy.


Autumn Half Term

1. Where is the course being held?
The course is being held at Oxford International College, 1 London Place, Oxford, OX4 1BD.  For guidance on how to arrive, please click here.

2. What time do I start and finish?
You will be sent an email containing your individual schedule confirmation around a week before the course starts, this will denote your timings which may not be the same for all days.  Your schedule will either run from 9.30am to 4.20pm or 10.20am to 5.10pm.  Students should aim to arrive 10 minutes before the start of their first lesson in order to allow time to register and locate the classroom. The course location of Oxford International College will be open from 9am.

3. What happens when I arrive?
Upon arrival to Oxford International College please report to Reception where a member of the Oxford Science Studies team will greet you.  Arrivals can be particularly busy, if no staff member is available to assist you please wait and we will be with you as soon as possible.  If it is your first day we will show you where to register and provide you with your course folder.  Your course folder will include your timetable for the course along with important course details, such as who to contact if you are running late, how to safely evacuate the building in the event of a fire alarm.  This is your opportunity to double check your allocated classes and ask any questions you might have.  For all following days you should sign in on the register provided and check your timetable against the classroom list, before making your way to lessons.

4. Will lunch be provided?
Lunch is not provided on this course.  Students are more than welcome to bring a packed lunch, alternatively there are a number of local eateries nearby.  Students will have access to a kitchen throughout the day, where drinking water, tea and coffee will be available, as well as biscuits at break time.

5. Can I book a residential place?
Sadly, we are not offering a residential option for this course.  For some local accommodation suggestions, please click here.

6. What do I need to bring?
For full details on what to bring, please click here.

7. What if my question isn’t answered above?
For answers to a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.  If your question remains unanswered, please feel free to send us an email, we are more than happy to help.


Christmas & New Year

1. Where is the course being held?
The course is being held at Oxford International College, 1 London Place, Oxford, OX4 1BD.  For guidance on how to arrive, please click here.

2. What time do I start and finish?
You will be sent an email containing your individual schedule confirmation around a week before the course starts, this will denote your timings which may not be the same for all days.  Your schedule will either run from 9.30am to 4.20pm or 10.20am to 5.10pm.  Students should aim to arrive 10 minutes before the start of their first lesson in order to allow time to register and locate the classroom. The course location of Oxford International College will be open from 9am.

3. What happens when I arrive?
Upon arrival to Oxford International College please report to Reception where a member of the Oxford Science Studies team will greet you.  Arrivals can be particularly busy, if no staff member is available to assist you please wait and we will be with you as soon as possible.  If it is your first day we will show you where to register and provide you with your course folder.  Your course folder will include your timetable for the course along with important course details, such as who to contact if you are running late, how to safely evacuate the building in the event of a fire alarm.  This is your opportunity to double check your allocated classes and ask any questions you might have.  For all following days you should sign in on the register provided and check your timetable against the classroom list, before making your way to lessons.

4. Will lunch be provided?
Lunch is not provided on this course.  Students are more than welcome to bring a packed lunch, alternatively there are a number of local eateries nearby.  Students will have access to a kitchen throughout the day, where drinking water, tea and coffee will be available, as well as biscuits at break time.

5. Can I book a residential place?
Sadly, we are not offering a residential option this year.  For some local accommodation suggestions, please click here.

6. What do I need to bring?
For full details on what to bring, please click here.

7. What if my question isn’t answered above?
For answers to a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.  If your question remains unanswered, please feel free to send us an email, we are more than happy to help.


Spring Half Term

1. Where is the course being held?
The course is being held at Oxford International College, 1 London Place, Oxford, OX4 1BD.  For guidance on how to arrive, please click here.

2. What time do I start and finish?
You will be sent an email containing your individual schedule confirmation around a week before the course starts, this will denote your timings which may not be the same for all days.  Your schedule will either run from 9.30am to 4.20pm or 10.20am to 5.10pm.  Students should aim to arrive 10 minutes before the start of their first lesson in order to allow time to register and locate the classroom. The course location of Oxford International College will be open from 9am.

3. What happens when I arrive?
Upon arrival to Oxford International College please report to Reception where a member of the Oxford Science Studies team will greet you.  Arrivals can be particularly busy, if no staff member is available to assist you please wait and we will be with you as soon as possible.  If it is your first day we will show you where to register and provide you with your course folder.  Your course folder will include your timetable for the course along with important course details, such as who to contact if you are running late, how to safely evacuate the building in the event of a fire alarm.  This is your opportunity to double check your allocated classes and ask any questions you might have.  For all following days you should sign in on the register provided and check your timetable against the classroom list, before making your way to lessons.

4. Will lunch be provided?
Lunch is not provided on this course.  Students are more than welcome to bring a packed lunch, alternatively there are a number of local eateries nearby.  Students will have access to a kitchen throughout the day, where drinking water, tea and coffee will be available, as well as biscuits at break time.

5. Can I book a residential place?
Sadly, we are not offering a residential option for this course.  For some local accommodation suggestions, please click here.

6. What do I need to bring?
For full details on what to bring, please click here.

7. What if my question isn’t answered above?
For answers to a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.  If your question remains unanswered, please feel free to send us an email, we are more than happy to help.


Easter

1. Where is the course being held?
The course is being held at St Edward’s School, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 7NN.  For guidance on how to arrive, please click here.

2. What time should I arrive?
Students should arrive between the times indicated below:

Sunday Arrivals:
Residential Students – 5pm to 7pm *only if you have booked accommodation for this night*

Monday Arrivals:
Residential Students – 9am to 10.30am
Day Only Students – 10am to 10.30am

3. What happens when I arrive?
Upon arrival to St Edward’s School please follow the white swing signs to the Course Office, where a member of the Oxford Science Studies team will greet you.  Arrivals can be particularly busy, if no staff member is available to assist you please wait and we will be with you as soon as possible. If it is your first week, we will provide you with your course folder, this will include your timetable for the week along with important course details, such as the course rules and a campus map.  We will go through your folder with you so this is your opportunity to double check your allocated classes and ask any questions you might have.  If you are a residential student, we will take you to your boarding house and room, so that you can get settled.  If you are a day student, we will show you where the common rooms are.  The Course Introduction, ice breaker and campus tour will take place on Monday morning, following arrivals.  Lessons will begin after lunch.

For the following days you are to sign in at ‘Registration and Study Skills’ as denoted on your timetable. Please ensure that you arrive on time, at 8.55am.

4. What time will I finish?
Students should depart between the times indicated below:

Monday to Thursday: 
Day Only Students – 5pm

Friday Departures:
All Students – 4.30pm to 4.45pm

Saturday Departures:
You need to vacate your room by 9am

Some residential students may need to leave earlier to catch a flight.  Sadly, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to reschedule lessons and a refund will not be available for any time missed.  If a student does need to depart early, please do let us know.

5. What do residential students do in the evening?
Our residential courses provide an all rounded experience, with a rigorous academic timetable throughout the day and an enjoyable social programme arranged for the evening. Engaging in our Evening Entertainment Programme is not only the ideal opportunity to have some relaxation time but also to work on personal development, interacting with new people and building friendships. For more information, please click here.

6. What do I need to bring?
For full details on what to bring, please click here.

7. Why is there a supplementary charge for A Level and IB English, Geography and History?
These subjects have a large number of options and we find that they are almost always taught on a one-to-one basis. If it turns out that students are taught in a group then the £30 one-to-one fee will be refunded. The £30 fee does not guarantee one-to-one tuition and we do not offer guaranteed one-to-one for any subject during the Easter Course.

8. What if my question isn’t answered above?
For answers to a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.  If your question remains unanswered, please feel free to send us an email, we are more than happy to help.


May Weekends

1. Where is the course being held?
The course is being held at Oxford International College, 1 London Place, Oxford, OX4 1BD.  For guidance on how to arrive, please click here.

2. What time do I start and finish?
You will be sent an email containing your individual schedule confirmation around a week before the course starts, this will denote your timings which may not be the same for all days.  Your schedule will either run from 9.30am to 4.20pm or 10.20am to 5.10pm.  Students should aim to arrive 10 minutes before the start of their first lesson in order to allow time to register and locate the classroom. The course location of Oxford International College will be open from 9am.

3. What happens when I arrive?
Upon arrival to Oxford International College please report to Reception where a member of the Oxford Science Studies team will greet you.  Arrivals can be particularly busy, if no staff member is available to assist you please wait and we will be with you as soon as possible.  If it is your first day we will show you where to register and provide you with your course folder.  Your course folder will include your timetable for the course along with important course details, such as who to contact if you are running late, how to safely evacuate the building in the event of a fire alarm.  This is your opportunity to double check your allocated classes and ask any questions you might have.  For all following days you should sign in on the register provided and check your timetable against the classroom list, before making your way to lessons.

4. Will lunch be provided?
Lunch is not provided on this course.  Students are more than welcome to bring a packed lunch, alternatively there are a number of local eateries nearby.  Students will have access to a kitchen throughout the day, where drinking water, tea and coffee will be available, as well as biscuits at break time.

5. Can I book a residential place?
Sadly, we are not offering a residential option for this course.  For some local accommodation suggestions, please click here.

6. What do I need to bring?
For full details on what to bring, please click here.

7. What if my question isn’t answered above?
For answers to a list of frequently asked questions, please click here.  If your question remains unanswered, please feel free to send us an email, we are more than happy to help.


Summer

Details to be published in due course.


Online Tuition

1. Where is the course being held?
The course is being held online.  Please situate in an appropriate learning environment.

2. What are the timings of my course?
The course timings will have been arranged with you in advance and can be found in your individual schedule confirmation.  If you are booked to attend a full day course, your schedule will either run from 9.30am to 4.20pm or 10.20am to 5.10pm.

3. How do I prepare for the course?
Prior to your first day we will be in touch with you account details and a series of guides to online tuition.  You will need to set up your accounts, as per the instructions given.  We would also ask that you read the guides, to ensure that you are aware of the expectations of online tuition.

4. What if my question isn’t answered above?
Please feel free to send us an email, we are more than happy to help.


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Contact

Oxford Science Studies,

1 London Place,

Oxford

OX4 1BD

+44(0)1865 240637

info@oxss.co.uk