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?
There are two course delivery options. You may opt for a face to face course at Oxford International College or an online course held via Microsoft Teams.

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. Face to face students should aim to arrive 10 minutes prior to their class start time to familiarise themselves with the rooming list and to locate their classroom. Online students should aim to be logged into Microsoft Teams 10 minutes before the start of their first lesson in order to allow time to register and ensure their connection is working.

3. HOW TO I ACCESS MY ONLINE CLASSES AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I LOG IN?
You will be sent an email around a week before the course starts with your own individual @oxford-education-online.com email account, password and guides to teams and online tuition. This will help you set up your account and explain how to access your classes on the day. When you log in on the day, please register with the OXSS teams. They will message you on Teams, so please do get in touch.

4. WILL LUNCH BE PROVIDED?
Lunch is not provided on this course. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch with you to eat in the college or there are a number of shops or cafes within walking distance.

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. Please ensure that you bring an appropriate device to access our online paper portal.

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

Details to be published in due course.


Spring Half Term

Details to be published in due course.


Easter

Details to be published in due course.


May Weekends

Details to be published in due course.


Summer

  1. Where is the course being held?
    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
    Tuesday to Friday – All Weeks
    Day Only Students should arrive for 8.55am

  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. 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:

    All Students – 4.30pm to 4.45pm
    Saturday:

    You will need to vacate your room by 9am.

    All students will need to vacate their rooms by 8.30am on Friday, the last day of the course, luggage will be stored at the tuition location until your departure later that afternoon.

    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.
    Please ensure that you bring an appropriate device to access our online paper portal.
  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.


Online Tuition

Year round online tuition is available via our sister organisation Oxford International College Academy.

Online tuition options are available with OXSS on set courses over the Half Terms.  Please see the specific course for full joining instructions.


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Contact

Oxford Science Studies
Oxford International College
1 London Place
Oxford
OX4 1BD

+44(0)1865 240637

info@oxss.co.uk

Proprietor (Head Office)

Nord Anglia Education
4th Floor, Nova South
160 Victoria Street
London, United Kingdom
SW1E 5LB

+44(0)207 131 0000
enquiries@nordanglia.com