Mondays can sometimes feel a little slow but there was plenty to keep the students excited at Lady Margaret’s yesterday.
The morning’s classes took an active turn for our Introduction to Medicine students as the teachers organised a human-scale demonstration of the body’s insulin production system. The class were racing across the grass, grabbing water balloons and passing them back and forth between each other as quickly as possible. By the end, everyone was pretty out of breath but had a much better understanding of diabetes.
The students put their own bodies to work creating insulin in the afternoon when an ice cream truck made a visit to campus. Armed with sweet, cool treats, the students made the most of their free time playing table tennis and football and getting in some sunbathing while the weather held.
For a spookier evening, some students ventured out on a ghost tour of Oxford. Complete with a fully in-character guide and some excellent props, the tour easily got our cohort in a ghost-hunting mood!
Those who preferred their evening a little more factual stayed behind at Lady Margaret’s for a workshop on how to write the best personal statement. Though university is still a few years off for our cohort, they’re all incredibly forward-thinking, which is a very encouraging sign.
The students picked the brains of our counsellors for their best tips and tricks, adding a few more general questions about university in along the way. Then the students were put to the test with some quick mock-interviews, which they all aced of course! It was great to see our students and counsellors working together and having fun as they looked to their very bright futures.
Before bed, it was time for a return to more imminent deadlines as our students squeezed in an hour of homework before curfew.