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Oxford University v the University of East London on 10 February 2016


You may be worried that there won't be time to do anything other than study if you're a student here at Oxford.

Actually there's lots of downtime and lots of different ways you can use it: whether you're into sports, music, drama, journalism, socialising, or want to catch up on reality TV, there'll be other people who share your interests.

Developing your interests

Many students use the opportunities of being at Oxford to foster their interests outside of their academic studies - for instance, did you know that Star Wars actors Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed developed their acting skills in student productions while they were studying here?

Oxford is full of possibilities, allowing you to develop your academic work alongside pretty much anything else you could possibly be interested in. It can promise more than beautiful buildings and Quidditch, so it's really about realising the University’s potential as much as your own. Oxford is well and truly what you make of it…
Jessica - Alternative Prospectus Editor

Other students have used the University's excellent sporting facilities to help them on their way to becoming Olympians and Paralympians, and others have focused on politics, journalism, or literature.

Whether you want to aim for the stratosphere, or are just looking for a hobby, Oxford gives you lots of opportunities for meeting like-minded people.

And don't forget, if you can't find a club that suits your particular interests then you can set one up yourself! [LINK to Oxford SU]


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