About Us

Campus Oxford welcomes academically-motivated students to the UK, and especially to participate in stimulating and high-quality summer and gap year programs.  We advise high school, GAP year and college students and their parents, counselors and independent consultants on suitable UK educational courses and programs, including university degree courses.

Our Director, Ralph Dennison, is an experienced educationalist, with close and extensive knowledge of both the US and UK educational systems and their requirements.  He has advised and worked with hundreds of US and other international students over thirty years, mainly those taking courses in the UK before returning home, but also students transferring into the UK system.  He was the founder Principal and subsequently Director of Oxford Tutorial College, one of the foremost independent colleges in Oxford, and also led the prestigious Oxford Advanced Studies Programs for summer and Gap Year students for over twenty years.  These programs have become a benchmark for experiences of this type.  Over the years, Ralph has gained extensive contacts in the US and elsewhere and worked with many educational consultants and school counsellors.  Our Registrar, Ruth Cooper, has worked alongside Ralph for many years, previously as Registrar of Oxford Tutorial College, then when Campus Oxford was established.  She is able to provide expert advice and guidance to all enquirers and clients, in partnership with our Recruitment Co-ordinator, Elanor Dennison, who has a strong background in student support and mentoring and in program management.

We partner with quality providers in Oxford and the UK, including Oxford Tutorial College, which organises and hosts the Gap Year programs, Bucksmore Education and Brasenose College, organisers and hosts respectively of the Advanced Studies summer program. The programs are student-focused and combine academic enrichment with a strong cultural and extra-curricular element.  A high level of student participation is encouraged and help given to develop effective study and research skills and a scholarly approach to writing, thereby offering excellent preparation for college-level work.  With an inspiring and experienced faculty across many subjects, students choose to explore from a wide range of options, including bespoke programs.  They can be assured of outstanding teaching in arguably the most famous academic surroundings in the world.  Those who enrol are presented with a unique opportunity to study and live like an Oxbridge student.  Students taking residential summer programs live in the historic Brasenose College in Oxford, and in Magdalene College in Cambridge.

Links with universities enable us to assist with placements on undergraduate and postgraduate courses.  Our knowledge of the educational system and contacts with its providers enables us to give top quality advice and ongoing support to our student clients and their families.

Campus Oxford thus builds on our long-standing relationships with US high school counsellors and independent consultants, and on our experience in advising students and parents, based on our understanding of the pathways available and student aspiration and aptitude.  We offer a bespoke supportive service for those students who wish to study in Oxford or Cambridge over the summer or in their Gap Year or who are considering taking a college degree in the UK.

Please contact us for advice and information.  We look forward to welcoming you to England this year!

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