Sunday saw the arrival of the Session 3 students at Queen’s College and we couldn’t have asked for a better first day to kick off summer school. Some students were understandably apprehensive at the prospect of attending summer school in a new country and unfamiliar surroundings, but nerves were quickly settled by the friendly and welcoming arrivals team of Counsellors and Junior Deans.
Parents enjoyed a traditional English afternoon tea while students met their new classmates. When rooms had been found and bags dropped off, students were able to bond with each other and explore the the Queen’s College campus. Students received their campus packs and began excitedly discussing what the next two weeks had in store for them.
A warm and informative welcome talk was given by Programme Director, Ron Wilder, who emphasised what a valuable learning opportunity the coming weeks would provide. The new students listened attentively, being told to grasp every opportunity in their short time with us.
A traditionally British English roast was laid on in the main dining hall, which left many students in awe of the beautiful architecture they were to be surrounded by all week. After dinner the students transitioned into icebreakers where they had the opportunity to build bonds with their new found friends and got the chance to familiarise themselves with their Counsellors.
Students were eager to commence their first morning lessons and notably excited for the opportunity for greater exploration of Oxford the following afternoon. More details on how they got on to follow tomorrow!