Applications for the 2016 Oxford Summer School Academy Scholarships are now open!

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Scholarship Overview

In partnership with retailTRUST, Oxford Summer School are once again delighted to offer a number of full and part funded retail management training and development scholarships to the Academy 2016, taking place 20 - 26 August at the St. Catherine's College, Oxford.

The aim of the scholarship programme is to enable people in retail and associated trades to reach their potential and fulfil their aspirations at work and in their own lives. 

Applicants will be expected to tell us what they want to achieve by attending the Oxford Summer School.

The Academy has been designed to expose delegates to some of the problems, decisions and challenges in running a retail business. It provides them an opportunity to develop as 'Complete managers not just a specific commercial specialist.

It will enable delegates to gain an understanding of their role within the wider business, whilst helping them to develop the skills vital to ensuring their team delivers to the organisation’s standards, targets and expectations.

Applicants must be employed by, or be the owner/manager of a small or medium sized retailer, with fewer than 5000 employees per organisation.

How to apply

To apply for the Academy scholarship, please click the link below and complete the online application form.


Applications for the scholarship will close 5.00pm 27th May 2016.

Andrew Mowles, M W Partridge & Co Ltd. Academy Scholar

"Winning the Scholarship was one of the best things to ever happen to me. I now have a greater knowledge of the whole spectrum of retail. It has made me a more confident person, a team player with more assertion and I have put all of these attributes into action for both myself and my employer."


Retail Trust
retailTRUST is the only charity that looks after the needs of 3 million people working in retail and currently provides grants and services of approximately £1.5 million per annum to people who are working in or have worked in the retail industry or associated businesses. A key part of this is education and support for the development of today's retailers.

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