who we are
OxFizz is a not-for-profit organisation working in higher education.
We operate as a social enterprise - we sell services to earn our income, like a business, but do social good, like a charity. Though our model could be applied to many sectors, our focus is on education.
our simple but unique model
- We recruit graduate and postgraduate students from Oxford, Cambridge, and other top universities to volunteer with us.
- These volunteers deliver educational services to students, like mock interviews or tuition on our summer school. When a student’s family or school is able to pay for these services, we charge a fee. When they’re not, we provide services free of charge.
- We put our profits toward two main areas of social good:
- Fundraising for the third sector. Volunteers donate any profits they have generated to a charity of their choice
- Widening participation to Oxbridge. We run a programme providing free Oxbridge application support to students from pupil premium backgrounds, and donate nearly £40,000 annually to The Access Project and IntoUniversity
In doing so, we offer graduates flexible and rewarding volunteering roles, as well as connecting them with a range of other opportunities to further support the third sector (and education, in particular).
It all started with three Oxford students, back in 2007.
We launched Oxbridge Interviews in 2008, which provides mock admission interviews to Year 13 students making applications to Oxford and Cambridge universities.
Following the success of Oxbridge Interviews, in 2011 we launched the Oxbridge International Summer School, which welcomes 15 to 18 year old students from around the world to Oxford to explore what it might be like to study their chosen subject at a UK university.
Over the last 10 years we have grown rapidly, moved to London, engaged over 500 graduates in volunteering, given away over £800,000 to good causes, and supported thousands of students for free with their university applications.