The penultimate day of lessons brought much introspection for our students, as they considered all that they had learned, and their future trajectories, ahead of final presentations today. Those studying Introduction to Enterprise were reminded by their teachers that entrepreneurship depends on this kind of self-reflection, as one’s success is dependent on one’s ability to learn and adapt.
Further insights were on offer in the afternoon, as experts in fields as wide-ranging as crime scene investigation and zoology came to Hugh’s to lead students in intense two-hour workshops. Whilst some students were led through the investigation of a crime scene constructed especially for them, others got the chance to hold and learn about cockroaches, snails, geckos, a tarantula, a bearded dragon, and no fewer than three snakes. The session leader did a great job of allaying students’ fears and sparking their wonder: they felt quite comfortable around Sally the tarantula knowing that they would only really be at risk were they Sally’s potential tarantula mate, who is in very real danger of being eaten once the mating process is complete.
There was still more to learn that evening, as Programme Director Costa led a University Life session: current students and professors at the University of Oxford were invited to share their experiences and tips for university applications and choices, and our students were able to ask their most burning questions about further study in the UK. We hope to see many of our 2017 cohort as fully matriculated students rushing to lectures and cycling the streets of Oxford in a few years!