Joining Oxford University
My first year at Oxford University can be summed up in one word: intense. The intensity of Oxford study has both positives and negatives, often simultaneously. It’s certainly true that the work load is heavy and the environment is competitive. However, this spurred me to push my academic capabilities further than they had been pushed before and I learnt I was capable of things I previously hadn’t believed I was.
I learnt just how organised and hardworking I can be when faced with frequent deadlines. I also learnt a great deal about my chosen subject and loved exploring it in a lot of detail. There was also so much support on offer, both from my tutors and from my friends who were all faced with the same amount of work that I was.