How it all began…
Great ideas often are born while studying in environments that foster innovation and that drive the will to do things differently. No better place for this to happen than the world’s most preeminent academic institution, the University of Oxford. Oxford Bright Scholars developed out of many conversations after late night walks home from the old libraries in Oxford, its founders having been in the process of reading for their degrees. United by a passion for education, we recognised that there were gaps in knowledge and sought to find ways to fill them in the most academically and culturally enriching way.
Firstly, we recognised the need to understand the influence of China’s economic and political landscape on the rest of the world. Also, having worked at large international corporations ourselves, we recognised how competitive it is to join the academic and professional arena and that applicants need to stand out from their peers somehow.
Bearing all this in mind, we set out to develop an exciting and interactive programme, which we could host in the economic hub of China, Shanghai. This is how our Summer School Programmes were born. Through our Summer School Programmes in China, we intend to create a platform that will encourage bright students to be creative, to develop leadership skills and be better stand out from their peers. We have set out on a mission to create opportunities for intellectually curious students to not only gain an insight into their chosen subject, but also learn the skills that will enable them to excel.
We now look forward to putting our plan of action into force to ensure we have a successful inaugural year. Join us on this journey.