Pathways to Oxford - Ope Oreyemi
Ope is a second year Law student at Keble College. He is also the senior access & outreach officer for the Oxford African Caribbean Society (ACS). In this blog Ope shares the impact Target Oxbridge and UNIQ had on his Oxford experience.
Before applying to Oxford, I was sceptical about my chances of gaining a place at the University. However, attending schemes such as Target Oxbridge and UNIQ, allowed me to make an informed decision as to whether the University was for me.
The residentials offered first-hand insight into life at Oxford, attending admissions test workshops, and course-specific advice. A highlight was having a glimpse of the tutorial system. The intimate nature and the supportiveness of the tutors meant that any challenges that I had could easily be addressed. The social events hosted were also a testament to the cohesive environment nurtured at the university, and highlighted that despite the intensity of university life, there is always time to have fun.
Overall, Oxford has proven itself to be a welcoming and inclusive environment. The academic rigour can be challenging, but, the support received from tutors, a multitude of societies, and the friendships forged have made my experience all the more memorable, and I look forward to what the rest of my time here brings.
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