With the weekend just around the corner, it was a lively morning yesterday at Jowett. Students were louder than usual at breakfast as they chatted to each other about the upcoming ORA Olympics and the prospect of some much-anticipated time off from lessons.
Despite all the excitement, students were still able to settle down for a few hours and make the most of their Friday morning lessons. For students on the Business and Enterprise programme, Friday was an important mid-way point in the programme. The students have been tasked with working in groups to research, design, and market their own business ideas, and as we draw towards the end of the week, those ideas are really beginning to come together. It looks like the competition for the best idea will be tight!
In the afternoon, our student debate team met to begin planning their strategy for the Great Debate which is taking place on Sunday at the Sheldonian Theatre. The speeches are shaping up really well and it looks to be a very interesting debate!
For dinner, our students joined together with our cohort at Balliol College for a themed Indian dinner. Both groups made the most of the chance to meet new students, make new friends, and expand their social and cultural circle. In no time at all, everyone was chatting with each other as though they’d been at the same college all along.
The dinner itself was delicious, and the students relished the opportunity to try new foods and embrace a new culture – or simply enjoyed a taste of home!
By the time the students headed back to Jowett for bed, everyone was full of food and joy. It was a great end to a great first week in Oxford.