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Oxford University Enterprise and the Environment Summer School
Oxford, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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Postgraduate research, Undergraduate
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Non-Exchange Short-Term
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2 weeks
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Oxford University Enterprise and the Environment Summer School
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Program dates: 30 June 2019 - 12 July 2019
Application deadline: Open until spaces fill (apply for April 12 for earlybird discount)
Duration: 2 weeks
Type: Non-exchange (not-for-credit)

Program Description
The Summer School combines our world class faculty, cutting edge research and expert practitioners; they will explore topics with you such as environmental economics and policy, enterprise management, financial markets and investment to approach critical environmental challenges in the 21st century.

Whilst a number of summer schools operate in Oxford and hire University facilities only a very small handful of University departments hold their own summer programmes. The Enterprise and the Environment Summer School is one of these precious few. In total we will provide you with over 50 hours of teaching across the two weeks and intersperse this with extra-curricular activities, field trips networking opportunities and outings.

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Academic Information

Language:  English
Relevant subject areas: Environmental Science, Finance, Sustainability.
Contact Hours: 50 hours
Level: Undergraduates (who would like to supplement their current studies, which may be in fields such as finance, management, economics, law, geography, politics, or the physical sciences) and Postgraduates (undertaking a Masters degree in a similar area and would benefit from broadening their understanding within these subject areas.)
This program is not-for-credit. 
Course description
The course will include the following topics:

- The environment, financial markets and long term investments
- The latest in climate change science
- The economics of climate change and the environment
- 'Deep dives' into water and energy
- Stranded assets and sustainable finance
- Connecting environmental science and policy
- Investing for impact and sustainable development
- Ecosystem markets, biodiversity and conservation finance

View full course description here.

Applying for academic credit
This program is not-for-credit, and for personal and professional development only.

Useful Information 

Local Overview
Oxford is a city in south central England and the county town of Oxfordshire. It's population of 155,000, makes it the 52nd largest city in the United Kingdom, and home to one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse populations in the UK. Most famous as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world, the buildings in Oxford demonstrate notable examples of every English architectural period since the late Saxon period. Oxford is known as the "city of dreaming spires", a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold. Oxford has a broad economic base, with industries including motor manufacturing, education, publishing and a large number of information technology and science-based businesses, some being academic offshoots.
Host institution
The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as far back as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation. It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge. The two 'ancient universities' are frequently jointly referred to as 'Oxbridge'. The history and influence of the University of Oxford has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world
A room will be reserved for all students at Jesus College, which is in the heart of the city centre. It will provide you with the ideal setting from which to explore the city with all of Oxford's main attractions right on your doorstep. All bedrooms will be en-suites and you will have access to the Meyricke Library as well as a communal study room booked exclusively for our Summer School students. These will enable you to use your free time to reflect on the learning and focus on any other projects which you may have ongoing in the background. The College was founded in 1571 and includes Harold Wilson, former British Prime Minister, as well as T.E Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), amongst its alumni. You can view the College through this 360 virtual tour.

For your safety and convenience the lodge at the college is staffed 24 hours a day.


Program fee: Earlybird -  £2850 (approx. AUD$5,070), normal price - £3100 (approx. AUD$5,515)
Program fee includes: Tuition, social activities during the week, accommodation and several meals

Scholarships: Scholarships for this program are still being finalised. Check this page for updates in 2019.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, meals, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Oxford.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (April/May) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at

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