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Live Online Summer Courses


Brightwings programme for 18 years and above

Why attend

To make the most out of the next phase (whether gap year, university, or work) so that you can build a happy and successful life and career, you need to start developing your skills and gaining productive experiences. Your actions and mindset in these crucial years will have a great impact on your future.

This course will offer you the skills and insights to understand yourself, discover what you want to do, what you need to do to get there, and how to get there - and equip you to develop a practical action plan.

With a focus on personal growth, you'll walk away armed with the insight, skills and mindset to navigate the path ahead to create a happy and successful life and career.

What you'll get

You will acquire the skills, mindset and insight to:

  • Adapt and create opportunities for yourself

  • Discover your direction and understand your options

  • Develop self-awareness, make good decisions, set goals, and make an action plan for your future career

  • Manage your time productively to handle the workload and pressure of university or internships

  • Adapt to new cultures when studying abroad or working with international teams

  • Study independently and productively at university

  • Plan how you start building the skills and experiences for your future career

  • Write winning applications and CVs that will get you to interview stage

  • Interview confidently and convincingly

Who should attend

This course is for students who have finished school and are getting ready for the next stage.

Course curriculum: How it works

The courses run from approximately 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day with short breaks and a break for luunch. We cover the following topics:


Crystal clear


You will unlock fresh, sharp insights that help you to:

  • Find your direction, set the right goals, and make an action plan

  • Be clear on who you are and how you want to be perceived

  • Deepen your empathy and emotional intelligence

  • Make good decisions

Module breakdown:

  • Self-awareness

  • Personal brand (including values, personal strengths, personal narrative)

  • Tendencies and behaviours (including culture)

  • Decision-making

  • 360° peer-to-peer feedback

  • Self-evaluation

  • Goal-setting


Mindset geared for


Your mindset drives your actions and shapes your future. You will develop:

  • Personal resilience

  • Growth mindset and adaptability

  • Curiosity

  • Positivity

Module breakdown:

  • As above


Advanced soft skills

(entrepreneurial and professional skills)

You will develop skills that will enable you to:

  • Become exceptional leaders and team players

  • Present confidently and engagingly

  • Think creatively and innovate

  • Communicate and network skilfully

  • Be productive and manage your time

  • Sell, influence and tell stories that make an impact

Module breakdown:

  • Teamwork and leadership

  • Presentation skills

  • Project management

  • Creativity

  • Networking

  • Selling

  • Productivity


A map and a strategy

You will discover where you want to go, what you need to do, and how to get there. You gain skills and insights to:

  • Understand how businesses work and research what you want to do

  • Be successful in your applications

  • Start building the right set of skills and experiences for the best start in your career

Module breakdown:

  • Active career management and navigation

  • Business awareness

  • Application, cover letters and CVs

  • Interviews

The experience

Fun & Energising

We use Zoom creatively. Participants get involved and have a lot of fun.

Engaging & Practical

Participants put things into practice. Throughout the sessions, every participant will get multiple opportunities to lead, present, and to practice and hone their new skills. They will be surprised at how much they grow.

​Personal Growth & Insight

Participants will experience a journey as they gain fresh and useful insights into themselves, push themselves out of their comfort zone, and set goals and actions to shape their future.

Supportive & Friendly

We create an environment which creates generosity and collaboration between participants as they work together to develop themselves and each other. Students leave with a network and a group of friends who will continue to support each other on their journey.


An immense collection of expertise, but so easy to absorb—by the end of the course, I saw a clear step up in my confidence and approach to public speaking... I met many amazing people, and made some really great friends!

Jonathan, 17

Brightwings created an inspiring and innovative environment to learn in... I was able to watch, not only myself, but the whole group flourish and influence each other within the range of amusing activities that helped us grow and develop.

Isabelle, 17
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I really enjoyed the personalised approach of the course. I learnt many new skills, but the focus was always on how I could apply these skills in my life and how they can support me achieve my own goals. I now have a much clearer idea of what I want and how to get there...

Miina, Undergraduate, University of Oxford
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The Brightwings course was incredibly helpful to me... I definitely had a sharper understanding of what I needed to look out for and do in terms of planning my career... the course also reminded me that being a successful academic, student or employee doesn't just involve intelligence or hard work, but also a holistic and strategic response to self-development. I would definitely recommend it!

Chloe, Masters Student, University of Oxford
Meet the faculty
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BA, DPhil in Experimental Psychology (Oxon)

Co-Founder of Brightwings Education Limited

Dr Camille Koppen is passionate about helping people to bring their value to the world. She brings together a wealth of experience and expertise from academia, education and her corporate career in Management Consulting. She runs Brightwings courses in London, Europe, and South-East Asia for a range of students from secondary school students, to University of Oxford students, researchers and professors, through to change management professionals and directors at HSBC.


Before founding Brightwings, Camille spent a decade as a Management Consultant at Accenture, Barclays and HSBC. Through her experience working with senior leaders and large global teams, she has developed a strong understanding of what organisations are looking for in their people and the skills and mindset we need to invest in to succeed.


Prior to that, Camille completed her DPhil in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, during which time she published 6 papers with Dr Charles Spence, and gave tutorials to Experimental Psychology undergraduates.

Course information


  • The programme runs from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. BST (UK GMT+1) each day (including short breaks and a lunch break), from Monday to Friday.



  • Students aged who have completed their final year of school (i.e. 18 years and above).


  • Students will need to use Zoom (video and voice). 

  • Please read our FAQ section for further details.


  • The course booklet will be provided digitally (in PDF format) before the class begins. The materials should be printed beforehand so the student can take notes during the course.

  • Alternatively, the handouts can be downloaded onto a separate tablet (e.g. an iPad) and viewed from there.


  • Students will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard tools outlined above.

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