Trip to St Hugh’s College Oxford
A variety of students, from year 12 and year 9 and some who took part in the Kent Academies Network programme, visited St Hugh’s College Oxford on Friday 15 June to gain an insight into university life.
The students had a guided tour, followed by lunch, and then free time to visit the historic parts of Oxford town centre.
Isla said: “The visit gave me a good idea of how a university worked, how to apply and what results you need to gain a place there. We had a very nice lunch and some great free time to explore old Oxford”.
Douglas stated: “The trip to Oxford was really interesting, we got to learn about the activities and utilities available and this gave us a good insight into how a university like Oxford works. It was especially useful for learning about all the different degree options that are available for us”.
Fiona said: “It was really interesting to look around an older style university compared to more modern campuses that I had previously visited like Exeter and Cardiff and learn about the different college structure that Oxford and Cambridge have compared to most universities. On our tour we got to see the study areas with lots of access to computers for students and an extensive library, as well as the lounge areas where students could relax. After visiting the university we got to have a look around the city of Oxford. I had not realised how picturesque it was, with a combination of historic and contemporary buildings, as well as seeing an interesting exhibition at the Bodleian Library”.
Chloe: “I absolutely loved Oxford University and the tour we were given by the students, it was so interesting to see what it was like. We also got to visit the older city. It really was such an interesting day”.
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