When I was looking for a college to apply to, I was initially checking that they ticked some boxes: accommodation for three years of study, a central location etc… Exeter ticked all of these. When I visited it on the open day, I knew this was the place for me. Mainly thanks to the beautiful garden!
Although I was nervous about interviews, I found the experience at Exeter really enjoyable. Firstly, it gave me the chance to meet the very people who would be teaching me, were I to get in. Secondly, it gave me a confidence boost, as I found myself able to use my A-level knowledge in the discussions. Thirdly, I made some great friends during them. I left the interviews unsure if I’d done well enough to get in, but came away happy for being able to experience Exeter even for a little bit.
One of the main things I like about Exeter is its size: it’s got such a community feel to it, and there are good links between the different years because of the social events we do. Oxford as a whole has been such an amazing experience and better than I ever could have imagined. I had no idea what to expect before coming here, but any nerves were quickly expelled the moment I got here, all thanks to the College and the people I’ve met here.