Global University Leadership Programme
Comprehensive preparation for international education
COMING IN JANUARY 2023!
Bucksmore’s Global University Leadership Programme is an intensive academic course ideal for students looking to gain an advantage in international education preparation. Located at, and in partnership with Oakridge International School Visakhapatnam, the programme offers students an exciting experience in modern facilities.
Developing confidence in their leadership skills as well as gaining valuable insights into international education, students learn from guest speakers, participate in academic workshops and put their discussion skills to test in debate workshops styled around those that take part in the famous Oxford Union.
Full-days & city tours
B2 (upper intermediate)
Guest speakers & workshops
Designed to give students a head-start in preparing for international education, the course provides 25 hours of advanced English tuition including 15 hours of academic tutorials of which students can choose one subject for the duration. Alongside tutorials, the course also offers 10 hours of targeted and individualised university preparation workshops that cover areas such as personal statements, interview techniques, 1:1 supervisions and debate workshops.
Students select one subject to study for the duration of the course:
Business and Entrepreneurship
Creative Writing and English Literature
The Global University Leadership Programme requires an upper- intermediate level of English (B2)
The age range for students on the Global University Leadership Programme is 14-18
All of our tutors have a passion for their subject and a wealth
of teaching experience. Many Bucksmore Tutors are Oxbridge or top UK & US university alumni. Tutorials are designed specifically by each tutor and are tailored to suit the ambitious students who attend our programmes.
A dynamic visiting lecturer is invited to inspire students and help enrich their experience on programme. The guest lecturers come from a variety of backgrounds, including Oxbridge academics and industry experts.
Students have one Oxbridge style 1:1 supervision with the Course Director (CD) per week. This is an opportunity for the CD to go over all the elements of the course at an in-depth level. This is where students can ask questions specific to them and their individual university/academic journey.
Limited to only 4,000 characters, it is important that all information included in personal statements is relevant to the subject and unique to the student. Bucksmore Education place importance on ‘character, attitude and behaviour’ and students are encouraged to evidence this within their application. Our expert Course Director guides students through personal statement workshops using mind maps, drafting, clear and concise writing and proofreading.
Students will be able to participate in debate workshops that are given in the style of the prestigious Oxford Union. They will receive guidance on debating structure and a platform upon which to practice and improve their debating skills. They will scrutinize ideas and policies, engaging with opposing views and speaking strategically. The Oxford Union has been at the forefront of debating in the UK, and across the world for over 200 years. It provides a place for people to hear new ideas and discuss the variety of opinions presented. The Oxford Union has hosted a multitude of famous names that stretch across an impressive number of industries. Past speakers include former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the King of Pop Michael Jackson and Harry Potter star and woman’s rights activist Emma Watson.
Interview Techniques & Practice
University interviewers want students to succeed and show off their ‘best side.’ This programme provides invaluable pre-interview practice and guidance to build confidence and improve applications. Students are introduced to panel interviewing, subject related questioning, case studies and body language. Students have the opportunity to take part in realistic university-style interviews with an experienced panel. They refine and perfect their competency based answers as well as develop coping strategies for more abstract questions relating to their desired area of study. Each student receives personalised feedback after their interview practice session.
Activities & Excursions
The activities and excursions timetable is planned and organised by the dedicated team of staff who aim to create as many memorable and fun experiences as possible for students.
Sample Social Programme
Tenneti Beach Park
|Saturday||Arrivals||Welcome Ceremony | Keynote Speaker||Games & Teamwork Activities|
|Tuesday||Academic Tutorials | 1:1 University Guidance Counselling||Debate Workshop: Critical Thinking||Activity|
|Thursday||Academic Tutorials||University Interview Preparation||Model United Nations Debate|
|Friday||Academic Tutorials||Personal Statement Workshop | Activity||Free time & Self study|
Dates & Fees
|Age Range||Location||Length of Stay||Dates|
|14-18||Oakridge International School, Visakhapatnam||2 weeks||January 2023|
Safety & Welfare
We take great pride in the excellence of our academic content, the excitement of our social programme, and most importantly, the safety and wellbeing of all Bucksmore students.
Every Bucksmore location has a residential management team, and a minimum staff-student ratio of 1:7. There is always a trained first aider on-site, and students are supervised 24 hours a day.
Bucksmore offers a complimentary airport transfer service on transfer days for flights arriving/departing. We can also provide an Unaccompanied Minor service for pick-up and drop-off. Students are looked after from when they land to when their flight departs.
Each location has a Centre Manager and multiple tutors and staff available for all students to approach with any problems. Bucksmore Tutors are more than just teachers; they provide a high level of care and guidance for all students. All staff are background checked.
High staff to student ratios ensure all students are looked after. Bucksmore strives to create a warm and welcoming “family atmosphere” where all students and tutors know each other well.