Thursday’s lessons were a hands-on affair at St Peter’s. As part of their New Perspectives Programme, our Experimental Psychology students have been learning about how the brain works and which body functions different areas of the brain control. To help them consolidate their knowledge, they worked in groups to create fun and informative posters about how the brain works. It was a great way to let our students mix a little creativity into their studies.
The afternoon was taken up by a visit from two excellent guest speakers: Rihanna Satti and Jo Bradshaw. Rihanna talked about the start-up company she created for microsoft, proving a fountain of knowledge for our business and economics students.
Meanwhile, Jo told an inspiring tale of the obstacles she had to overcome while on a mission to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. It was a wonderful lesson in not giving up that all our students connected with.
Afterwards, students ventured out into Oxford city centre – some to grab a snack at a famous cookie shop, Ben’s Cookies, and others just to enjoy the city’s beautiful sights.
In the evening crafts activity, students decorated their own mugs, showcasing all their creative talent. It was a great way for our students to unwind after a long day of studying and a wonderful way for them to create souvenirs of their time here.
However, the most popular activity of the evening turned out to be homework club! It’s really encouraging to see all our students so dedicated and we hope to see it continued throughout the rest of the programme!