Tuesday promised to be an informative day for our students at Merton and Univ, as most of the group prepared to leave Oxford for academic excursions and field trips to London. Those studying on Public Speaking for the Modern World and Workplace stayed at college, with an external teacher coming in to offer them her expertise about speech making.
Those students who were off to London had a quick breakfast in college before getting into groups divided by what programme they were on and heading into London. Whilst the group on Psychological and Behavioural Science headed off for the Belthem Museum of the Mind and the Freud Museum, students on International Law in the 21st Century were off to a workshop at the Royal Courts of Justice.
Our law students began by enacting a murder trial and they had to give their arguments and make their case with a judge present! After lunch, students were able to sit in on any ongoing cases – an eye opening experience for those looking into the world of law. Those on International Medical Research and Practice were closer to home as they headed back to Oxford Brookes for a dissection. Overall, the excursions were very successful and students definitely learned a lot about their fields during this intellectual day.
Students who stayed in college were studying on Public Speaking for the Modern World and Workplace, and along with the students on our General English for the Modern World and Workplace programme, they received a workshop from Fiona Brennan-Scott. Brennan-Scott is a professional speech coach and is a passionate leader in her field who strives to give clients confidence in their abilities. Her workshop was a great way for everyone to build their skills in standing out of the crowd!
The evening ended with a gripping quiz with questions ranging from sports to anatomy! ‘The Little Dills’ won in the end, with some vouchers and college merchandise as a reward for their efforts. We look forward to another busy day tomorrow with some excellent guest speakers!