Living in the graduate accommodation at Exeter House means you immediately become part of the Exeter family and provides a brilliant way to get to know the other people in college and make friends from beyond your course.
Coming to Oxford from China was the best decision in my life so far. It has taught me to focus on cultivating and improving my core competitiveness. I frequently attend the Rector's Seminars, where many academics and leading figures in politics and industry come and share their views on either historical or current hot issues.
The decision to apply to Oxford was borne out of a combination of me trying to be the best I can be, whilst trying to reach that next step. Oxford is challenging but it’s good to be in an environment that allows you to feel challenged, but keeps you motivated, being surrounded by other motivated people.
I first started thinking about applying to Oxford in Year 12 when I was prompted by a teacher, and after attending the UNIQ summer school I was sure I wanted to apply. Choosing my course was initially quite difficult. However, when I did PPE at UNIQ I really enjoyed the way it was taught and it was the perfect mix of subjects for me.
I have experienced lively exchanges of ideas which are vital skills in the build-up of my future career – critical thinking, effective and persuasive communication and always being ready to take on a challenge!
What really sets Exeter apart is the range of events and programmes we’re involved with and which are largely student-led. For example, this year I helped out with the Turl Street Arts Festival, which is a combination of arts events taking place over the course of a week including creative writing, life drawing workshops and concerts.