Celebrating its fifth birthday this year, OxFizz is an award winning and pioneering not-for-profit social enterprise that is completely unique.
OxFizz wants a world in which people can make a difference – in a different way. We engage people through our unique model, where they volunteer their time and skills to provide our educational services to support young people.
We charge those who can afford it, and all our profits go to supporting charities chosen by our volunteers, including our bursary programme which helps an equivalent number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds for free.
OxFizz has three branches: the Oxford & Cambridge Summer School provides a residential summer school for 16-18 year olds each summer in Oxford; Oxbridge Interviews provides practice university interviews for school pupils, and Career Interview Coaching offers practice career interviews.
In each branch, volunteers (mainly recent university graduates and postgraduates from Oxford and Cambridge universities) are trained to provide these services, with profits going to charities of their choice. We have over 200 volunteers on our team.
In 2012, OxFizz was named the fourth fastest growing social enterprise in the UK by the RBS SE100 Awards (and the only organisation to come in the top five for two years running).