Live like a student at Oxford University: B&B at Christ Church College
As a former under-graduate at Oxford I can confirm the unique nature of studying for a degree in one of these historic colleges. There are three terms at Oxford each year; Michaelmas, Hilary and Trinity. All students have a tutor, every week during term time, you have 60-90 minutes with your tutor and one other student. This is a tutorial session where you discuss the essay / piece of work that you’ve both submitted. There’s also a programme of lectures (Mon-Fri) that you are invited to attend – but they are not compulsory. It’s all very ‘Brideshead’ if you remember the book by Evelyn Waugh. Check out my blog www.educated-traveller.com for a variety of articles on Oxford. I’d also strongly recommend a visit to the Bodleian Library – it is one of three copyright libraries in the UK, which means they automatically receive a copy of every book published. I’ve always wondered if there is a quality threshold here – or not?! The Bodleian Gift Shop is pretty good too. Thanks for a great article Sandra.