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The engineering block has asbestos in the walls and is falling apart! I love the 2 to 1 tutorials ratio.
Too much in too little time but I like how broad the subject is and starts out, so you have info before you specialise
Great buildings and location with great transport links to major cities. Being taught by people who are the best in that field and being able to contribute to their research at an early time in your studies. The tutorial system with very few people in classes making learning much more interactive.
Very interesting but too much content. Exams contain anything from all years of the course which is a lot of information. Final year is entirely project based which is really fun and allows you to gain experience working in the field which can easily lead to a phd and more.
Great socially but terrible kitchen facilities in most blocks. Although it has great catering facilities at a low cost which makes up for it.
Oxford gave us a lot of small group teaching, particularly in the first 3 years of the course. We also had lots of laboratory classes and dissection time. However, the last 3 years of the degree are very poorly organised and we were often left very unsure of what we were supposed to be doing.
The clinical part of the course is badly organised
It’s really near to London and the city itself has lots of things to do.
Really great accommodation with cleaners every day
The location and facilities are brilliant, and the academic staff couldn’t be more helpful and accommodating. Student welfare could be improved a little, especially disability awareness and support.
The course is great, the teaching staff are very helpful and accommodating. I can’t fault it.
Great career prospects and amazing teaching for the most part. Very high workload compared to other universities and an intense finals period as its all exam based.
Very low but high quality contact hours with tutors. Course is for the most part very interesting but could be more practical in its content.
Very expensive but otherwise has a good nightlife and lots to do.
Good value for money based on prices for the city but the internet can be patchy at times which makes any video interviews difficult.
amazing world class uni
Too much work load
The best aspect of the university experience thus far is definitely the friends I've made and the community I've found, especially within college. Meeting people from all walks of life who share the same love of learning and curiosity about the world has really inspired me to keep pushing myself, in academic and other areas of life. In addition, Oxford life might be hectic, but offers plenty of opportunities to explore and experiment with whatever it is you're interested in, from sport to music to research. While the historic architecture of the university is undoubtedly breathtaking, there's room for improvement in terms of the quality of infrastructure. The university's wifi service, for instance, is often quite unreliable, despite the fact that wifi is now an essential part of the educational experience - particularly with more home-based learning due to the pandemic.
I would definitely recommend Human Sciences to anyone who is searching for an inter-disciplinary degree that is often challenging and never dull! The best part about this course is the breadth of subjects I get to study, from anthropology to evolutionary genetics. Moreover, it is structured in a very thoughtful manner, such that you are able to specialise and choose the modules you are most interested in during the final year. Additionally, it is not just the breadth of learning, but also the depth of knowledge that I appreciate in Human Sciences. We attend lectures together with students from the biomedical sciences, geography, anthropology and archaeology, and so on, thus ensuring that our engagement with the material is sufficiently well-rounded. One area of improvement would be the facilities provided to students – given its small cohort and the relatively recent establishment of the course (as compared to other degrees like Law or Theology), there are very limited resources available for Human Scientists, in terms of faculty buildings, libraries, and so on. However, I must point out that the small cohort size is also an advantage, in that we are able to get to know each other pretty well.
One of the best things about Oxford is that it is very convenient, located only an hour or so from London (and its airports, given that I'm an international student). Moreover, it offers a great mix of things to do - from shopping in Westgate to strolling in Port Meadow! However, one area that's not particularly great is the housing situation - Oxford has a very high rate of homelessness, a problem that has only been worsened by the pandemic. As a student, I volunteer with various organisations to deliver meals, but I still feel helpless in the broader systemic negligence of this issue.
The College I'm at have pretty aggressive and nasty senior staff. I love the place, and have had a great time here.
Online classes have been terrible
It’s wonderful except the sexual assault?
The tutorial system, the amazing facilities and the financial help are great. The welfare support as well.
Best: the wide range of options available. Worst: performance teaching format.