Students on the Oxford and Cambridge Advanced Studies Program will participate in a 2-3 hour ‘Master Class’ every week. the theme changes every week and they are designed to explore key skills essential for success in further education and future careers. Sessions will be led by the Course Director or guest speakers from Oxford and Cambridge on the Oxbridge programmes. All students participate and the classes are divided into interactive lectures followed by a chance for students to practise and refine these skills.
Leadership comes in many different styles with famed leaders adopting different styles and approaches. This Master Class will examine the different skill sets of successful leaders in order to allow students to see how they can go on to lead in the future.
Public speaking is now an integral part of undergraduate programs. Developing and refining oratorical skills will lead to success in education, business and life in general. Students will learn about the theories behind the successful pitching of ideas and how to engage an audience. This class gives students the opportunity to practise these techniques in a challenging but supportive environment.
Negotiating is both a science and an art. Harold Macmillan once famously said, ‘Jaw-jaw is better than war-war.’ It is a vital skill in all aspects of life, from politics and business to everyday tasks. This class provides students with a grounding in negotiation theories, strategies and tactics, building towards a final task taken from leading international business school models.
Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
This master class presents students with a series of logical problems which must be calculated and assessed. Blundering into complex problems can be disastrous and undergraduate degrees require all students to have a solid grounding in logical reasoning and critical thinking.