The students woke up to a sunnier day in Oxford yesterday which helped to ward off any potential mid-week blues.
Now the students have settled into their courses, the content is becoming more practical as the classes have the chance to put into action some of the things they’ve been learning about. Our Introduction to Medicine students in particular had a fun morning as they took part in a first aid workshop. Not only was it a great chance to practice their medical skills, it was also a lot of fun for the students to role-play injured people. Most of the casualties were treated not only with medicine and with laughter, which is just as beneficial for fake injuries!
In the afternoon sunshine the students played some games of table tennis, football, and basketball – at least for a little while. The cohort were all in very relaxed and chatty moods yesterday and soon the games gave way to chattering together, sharing particularly funny memories from the day’s classes, and pulling as many fun poses as possible for photographs!
With everyone feeling so laid-back and friendly, it was a great time for the afternoon’s TED talk on mental health. It was an important reminder to the students to look after themselves and their new friends while they’re here – and once again fun and laughter will help here!
For the evening, the students had the choice between homework club, a debating workshop, going sketching around campus, or some more sports. Each option had at least a few students taking part and once again they were filled with all the energy and giggling that the students had been showing all day.
It really was a great day on campus yesterday and we hope to see many more like it as the session goes on!