What a brilliant two weeks it’s been for students on our 19 + programmes. Throughout their stay we have seen them immerse themselves in their classes, explore the historic city of Oxford and make friends for life during their social activities.
This group will be remembered in particular for their excellent engagement with the atmosphere in Oxford. They have shown real enthusiasm to spend as much time as possible in the city centre, experiencing the vast array of activities that are available in this intellectually renowned city. It has been great to see groups of students heading out together, discussing which attraction they are interested in seeing next in Oxford.
Activities have been various, however by far the most popular has been punting! This activity has intersected two of the groups main interests – working together as a group and adventuring through the city of dreaming spires. Aside from punting, students have enjoyed a trip to Oxford Castle and Prison for an interesting tour of its ghostly history. The group also put their minds to the test, completing the puzzles at the Oxford Escape rooms! In their academic programmes, students have also had the chance to go on informative field trips. Students on our International Medical Research and Practice Course had the chance to experience a clinical workshop at Oxford Brookes which gave them a great insight into the practical skills needed by a medical professional.
Throughout their classes, the students have kept up a conscientious approach to every lesson. Even when their day long Clinical Skills workshop, the students have never flagged in their enthusiasm and have made the most of every moment of their time here. It really has been fantastic to see them so engaged and the teachers have really enjoyed trying to answer the myriad of questions this cohort has thrown at them! The staff as a whole will surely miss working with this talented and dedicated bunch.
Graduation was a formal affair, and students were treated to a party to celebrated their efforts over the last two weeks. It was excellent to see them supporting one another, as they applauded and cheered as everyone went up to received their scrolls. It was a fantastic way to end the session and all of the students enjoyed a luxury three course meal, followed by some dancing. Our students aged 19 + have really flourished as a group as we hope that they remain friends for years to come.
Well done to everyone on our 19 + programmes, everyone has shown real ambition and dedication and this level of commitment is what has made the last two weeks such a joy for all of our campus staff.