As the students at Queen’s entered midweek, things were a little chaotic in college. With everyone busily preparing for their final assignments and presentations, the atmosphere was buzzing as the group headed for their morning classes keen to make an impression on their teachers.
For this reason, everyone was focused in classes as they concentrated on putting their best efforts into their last pieces of work. Our students on Acting and Performance were perfecting their script skills, reading short pieces before putting them into action. This programme is certainly challenging and although at times it has been tough for everyone, the reward is definitely worth the effort.
Following a full day of being intellectually stretched, the students looked forward to an afternoon of activities. There was a UCAS workshop which helped the students to iron out some of the myths surrounding the dreaded personal statement. It also allowed everyone to gain a little more insight into the higher education system in the UK, which was very useful as several of our students are considering the prospect of studying in the UK in the future.
After an academically centred day, a board games session was welcome relief for the students who played a few family favourites to dispel some of their work-related stress. Once they had enjoyed the games to their hearts content, a large portion of the group headed for university parks to play a football tournament against some of our other colleges.
For those who preferred something a little more spooky, there was a Ghost Tour of the city with Bill Spectre. Not for the faint hearted, Bill gave a detailed guide to Oxford’s most haunted corners and the whole thing was very entertaining for the braver portion of our cohort!