The Oxcamp student mentorship programme is designed to help participating students develop their skills, get to know each other and build networks that would useful for their future. During the period, students will be mentored our highly accomplished mentors in various subjects such as medicine, physics, chemistry, mathematics, philosophy, international politics, law, psychology, forensics and creative writing. There will also be talks by invited guests and leading academics, as well as visits to departments, libraries and historical sites and towns in the UK.
The Oxcamp Mentorship programme is open to young people from ages 14 -25.
The OXCAMP summer camp is also open to young people between ages 15-17 years and of African origin. Applicants may be invited for face-to-face or telephone interview.
Testimonials from Beneficiaries
My name is Osei Tutu Aggrey Sampson, a student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology reading BSC Agriculture and in level 200. I participated in Oxcamp in 2017, August. I actually did enjoy my stay in the camp and I had a lot of experiences. The life after Oxcamp hasn't been easy nor tough but with the experiences I had, I've been resolute in achieving substantial progress which is the pathway I want for all people. I gained admission into university in 2018 and joined a social enterprise called Enactus, simply just to give back to my community. Oxcamp taught me how to turn problems into opportunities via volunteering. This year, I put that into action, where my team and I developed a website for deaf people to study in the period of the COVID 19 pandemic. This project won the ford C3 grant. I also won the ministers pitch at youth transformation summit 2019 and currently undertaking a project to help solve malnutrition among school children in Ghana.
Osei Tutu Sggrey SampsonStudent
Personally Oxcamp really helped me and I believe a lot of people can relate. After the experience I had during Oxcamp, my view of living changed. Actually, it improved. After the camp I built up courage to take roles and relate more with others.When I got back to school(Prempeh College), I decided to make it a point to improve people's lives as mine had improved. So I joined the SRC(Students Representative Council)to achieve this goal. I became so happy doing so and I took it to the next level. Thanks to all the advice and experience I had during Oxcamp I aspired for a position in the ARSRC(Ashanti Regional Students Representative Council), was vetted and voted for and had a positive impact on the lives of many others in various schools in the Ashanti Region.
Chris MooreOxcamp Beneficiary
Personally Oxcamp really helpeI became an OXCAMP mentee in 2014 while at holy child secondary school, Calabar. My mentor Mr Stephen Awoyemi who's now a doctorate candidate at Central European University Budapest, has played a significant part in my journey and transition from secondary school to University. From his advice and guide and recommendations to educational sites, essay competitions and other intellectual engagements. In the period spanning my participation as an OXCAMP scholar, I have served as house leader in my county children's parliament, as programs chair at the University of Uyo students chapter of the society of Petroleum engineers and presently as President. While I continue to work hard on my journey in the world of Engineering and energy in the world, I hope to make a positive impact and change through it and in whatever I do.d me and I believe a lot of people can relate. After the experience I had during Oxcamp, my view of living changed. Actually, it improved. After the camp I built up courage to take roles and relate more with others.When I got back to school(Prempeh College), I decided to make it a point to improve people's lives as mine had improved. So I joined the SRC(Students Representative Council)to achieve this goal. I became so happy doing so and I took it to the next level. Thanks to all the advice and experience I had during Oxcamp I aspired for a position in the ARSRC(Ashanti Regional Students Representative Council), was vetted and voted for and had a positive impact on the lives of many others in various schools in the Ashanti Region.
Mary BasseyOxcamp Beneficiary
I must confess that the oxcamp program was indeed helpful and indispensable since it imbibed in me many skills I could not have gotten anywher. After the camp, I returned to my normal activities in Accra Academy. However, few months later I participated in a Start Up competition organised by Goethe Institute Ghana where I emerged winner. I was given the opportunity to go and intern in Germany for a month. Upon my return to Ghana, I took my academics very seriously and started a foundation that is mainly focused on helping the youth plan their career trajectory. Today I am student at Ashesi University on a fully funded scholarship by MasterCard Foundation, the class rep for my year group, as well as a work study intern in the school. I am in my freshman year about to move to my sophomore year. All this accomplishment was birthed based on the skill set I acquired from Oxcamp. My admonition to everyone is, never give up, the sun should be your limit so that if in case your wings fail, you can fall on the clouds. Let's always remember success does not depend on the amount of money you have but rather the number of lives you have impacted.
Students will be resident in college accommodation during the entire period of the summer school. These are spacious rooms in secured facility in college, with shared bathrooms and kitchen. There will be adult supervisors on each block to take of the students and ensure that they observe college and programme rules. The students will have access to the college dining facilities with breakfast and supper served. They will also have access to common rooms and the laundry facilities in college. Internet access would be restricted to the common room and on dedicated laptops.