Pre-University Leadership Programme

LIVING LEARNING SAFETY & SECURITY DATES & FEES EBOOKLET

Pre-University Programme is a preparatory course for students who have completed or are about to complete their SPM or O-Level, and are looking to further their studies. At this programme, we aim for the participants to equip themselves with the right knowledge and learning skills so that they will be able to handle the challenges of an undergraduate degree course. At our programmme, participants learned about key things to cover in their university applications and speakers are generally panel of interviewers from Oxford’s respective colleges. Students are recommended to prepare for the interviews thoroughly and to treat them as though it is an exam. Emphasis on analysis and application of knowledge is a very important topic and this is covered by Marianne Talbot in her Critical Reasoning & Informal Logics Workshop. Prospective students are encouraged to do their research and come back with fully formed arguments during the interview about specific details that they have researched. Applying for the right course, will be a topic that Prof Angus Hawkins will share with candidates. As the admission officer and fellow at Keble College, Angus has always professed and recommend being sure students apply for a subject they love, not one they think will be a means to an end, as this will come across in the interview process. One of Angus most important advice is for students to seek as much help as they can and to identify in themselves their interesting academic characteristics and play to them in the application, aptitude tests, and interview.

Living

Students live at Lady Margaret Hall (LMH), one of the 39 colleges that make up Oxford University. LMH is a historic college located alongside the University Parks and River Cherwell, and is within easy reach of central Oxford. Participants will have full access to LMH’s 12-acre site with gardens, soccer fields, tennis courts and its own boathouse. LMH also has common rooms for group activities and down time with friends.

Student Life & Dining

Students reside in twin or single bedrooms on a communal hallway with dedicated residential staff living on site monitor and support all aspects of the student experience. Additionally, professional porters staff the gated entrance to LMH 24-hours a day. Breakfast and dinner take place in LMH’s magnificent oak panelled dining room with a variety of meal options prepared on site.

Oxford Activities

Daily activities ensure there is never a dull moment at Oxford. Outdoor activities such as soccer, croquet, cricket, tennis and punting (in summer) are complemented by cultural trips, including museum visits, In the evenings, students enjoy films, theatre performances, performance night, dances and talent shows.


Learning

Oxford seminars are modelled on the Oxford tutorial format, with small class sizes and an emphasis on student-based discussion. Seminars are designed to be interactive, inspiring and fun and are enhanced by field trips and guest lectures that provide ‘only in Oxford’ experiences. Students are encouraged to design their own academic experience by exploring a variety of subjects.

Critical Reasoning & Informal Logic

Being able to reason well is a crucial skill in many areas of our lives. We need to be able to critically assess the positions expressed by politicians, journalists, academics and businesses, as well as friends, family members and work colleagues. We also want our own views to be rational and able to stand up to critical scrutiny. At the programme, we discuss examples of both reasoning about facts and the reasoning required in making practical decisions. Students are taught how to analyse and evaluate others’ attempts to persuade them. They are shown how to spot and avoid common fallacies and misuses of language. Moreover they are encouraged to think critically about the ideas presented to them. Those who relish the challenge of thinking rationally and learning new skills will enjoy this course.

The Oxford Global Leadership Initiative

The Oxford Global Leadership Initiative seeks to help talented students develop key virtues of character which will prepare them to be the wise thinkers and good leaders the world so desperately needs. The program will discuss virtues and themes that are essential for personal formation and moral leadership, the relationship between leading and following, the place of failure, the nature of service and vocation, and the virtues of honesty, wisdom, gratitude and humility.

Admission Interview Workshop

Students are recommended to prepare for the interviews thoroughly and to treat them as though it is an exam. Of course, prospective students are encouraged to do their research and come back with fully formed arguments during the interview about specific details that they have researched.Applying for the right course, will be a topic that Prof Angus Hawkins will share with candidates. As the admission officer and fellow at Keble College, Angus has always professed and recommend being sure students apply for a subject they love, not one they think will be a means to an end, as this will come across in the interview process.One of Angus most important advice is for students to seek as much help as they can and to identify in themselves their interesting academic characteristics and play to them in the application, aptitude tests, and interview.

Oxfam Role Card

Voluntary work contributes substantially to participants maturity- a characteristic that most interviewers seek in the candidates. At our programme, participants learned about the global food system, the inequalities that exist in it and how they can participate and act as Global Citizens to end the food crisis.


Safety & Security

Here at Youthfuel Pre-university Leadership Programme, we have numerous procedures and precautions in place to ensure the safety and security for our participants.

Residential Hall:

  • Lady Margaret Hall has dedicated 3 floors of dormitories for participants in out program and these dormitories are carefully supervised and are restricted to students and staff only.
  • The dormitories have secured entrances that require an electronic key pass for access to the building and a physical key for individual bedroom entry.
  • A team of amiable porters staff the gated entrance to LMH 24-hours a day to monitor the entrance, sign in visitors, assist with lost keys, answer questions and provide first-aid response.

Program Facilitators:

  • We implement a 1 to 8 ratio of 1 staff to 8 participants
  • Participants are overseen by our dedicated staff during the entirety of their stay, whether as the dormitory or in the town of Oxford.
  • A buddy system will be utilised for the entire duration of the program.
  • Our staff is available on 24-hour to any participant that may need assistance.

Medical Facilities:

  • Medical facilities are available in Lady Margaret Hall itself and students requiring medical attention are always escorted by staff.
  • LMH has a college nurse on site; GPs also come to college twice a week.
  • The John Radcliffe Hospital (JR) in Oxford is Oxfordshire’s main accident and emergency site and is a 10 minutes drive from Lady Margaret Hall.
  • The JR provides acute medical and surgical services including trauma, intensive care and cardiothoracic services.
  • Before the start of the program, every family must complete Health History Form and medication Form, detailing and past illnesses and any non-prescription and prescription medications that the student regularly takes.
  • Finally, all participants must show evidence of medical insurance.
  • If participants are sick or injured, our staff will escort them to the nearest medical facility and parents will be notified. Parents/guardians are responsible for any costs incurred.


Call-time/curfew:

We have some broad guidelines that must be followed by all participants:

  • Participants must attend all of the workshops and must report to the Program Facilitators at the check time.
  • We have a 10pm curfew and face-to-face check in.
  • Participants cannot leave their dormitory after check-in and may not break any laws; such as consuming alcohol or smoking in classrooms or in the vicinity of any of these and must respect fellow students, the staff and university representatives.


Other Safety Measures:

  • When students are out and about in town, staffs are posted at centrally located landmarks, so participants know where to find them should they need any assistance.
  • Participants are provided with a whistle to be used to alert staff if they are lost or when they find themselves in situations.
  • To ensure their safety at night, participants will be given neon vests to put on when walking outdoors.
  • Participants are instructed to carry the program office phone number with them always.
  • Staffs are trained to follow emergency response plans should any emergency arise on campus or while on excursion.

Dates & Fees

Programme Date: 15th – 20th March 2020
Application Deadline: 29th February 2020

What Is Covered:

Programme fee covers the following cost:

  • Workshops
  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals per day
  • Excursions and daily activities
  • 24 hour residential care and support
  • Staff accompanied airport transfer

*Note that fees does not include airfare and only applicable to students age 17- 20 years-old.

Payment Policy


Balance fee to be paid by 29th February 2020
Registration Forms are sent upon request.

Please email to sonia@youthfuel.com.my and info@youthfuel.com.my  or register via our website, www.youthfuel.com.my

Payment Terms : Strictly 28 days
Please make cheques payable to
YOUTHFUEL SDN BHD
CIMB Bank Berhad, Ara Damansara, Malaysia
Account No. : 8009966329
SWIFT CODE : CIBBMYKL

Note : Kindly email proof of payment to :
layan@youthfuel.com.my / sonia@youthfuel.com.my

Refund Policy

If a participant applies to the programme and subsequently withdraws, the respective refund policy will apply:

Date of WithdrawalAmount Refund
Before 29th February 2020Full Refund
After 29th February 202050% Refund

Contact

Sonia Ayesha Dato’ Rashidi
Program Director
Tel : +6014 233 6500
Email : sonia@bdecreso.com.my

Datin Faridah
Program Director
Tel : +6019 224 8263
Email : faridah@youthfuel.com.my

Youthfuel
Tel : +603 7831 3652
Email : info@youthfuel.com

For more details, please refer to the E-booklet below: