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Posted on March 6th 2019
Oxford College Experience for HBAED Sixth Formers
Jordan from our Sixth Form reports on his recent visit to St Anne's and Keble colleges, Oxford, designed to broaden students' horizons and encourage them to aim high academically.
Earler this month I was fortunate to go on a trip to Oxford University to visit both St Anne's and Keble colleges. On arrival at St Anne’s College we were given a brief overview of Oxford University as a whole and what it was like to study there.
After that we listened to a presentation on whether Brexit is democratic or not, given to us by a Greek lawyer (pictured below) who had worked in the EU, which was very good. Much of the information I received was new to me but I was able to engage with it as it is both interesting and relevant to today. When I first met the lawyer who was giving the presentation I could tell that he was not born in the UK, which was a good thing as it helped to break down my misconception of Oxford as a university full of mostly wealthy, rich, white professors and students.
Later on we went to Keble College which is what most people would thing of if they thought of Oxford university as it was a grand old building that also had a cathedral. It looked pretty nice.
We were then shown around the campus by a second year History student, who told us the basics and went on to tell us how each Oxford college is slightly different.
In conclusion it was a good experience to visit the university and I could tell that if I was to go there I know that I would have a teacher that had an in-depth knowledge of the subject from both theory and application.
Jordan, Sixth Former, Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich