University of Oxford
Oxford | South East England
Ucas code: O33
What students say about this university917 comments (248 students)
Be academically well prepared before coming to Oxford. For my course, I have approx. 10 hours of lectures per week and 3 hours...
Be academically well prepared before coming to Oxford. For my course, I have approx. 10 hours of lectures per week and 3 hours of tutorials per week, which might seem very loose and free at first, but the self-study sessions required are very heavy. My course is very interesting. In the first year, we have 18 subjects to take, and this required quick learning and the ability to follow fast. For my course, I'll have about 5 to 6 problem sheets per week to be completed, and each problem sheet will take about 6 to 7 hours to complete (including reading). At the end of each term, tutors will review on your progress so far, and have a short meeting with the students. There are 3 buildings that I have access to for my course. Need not have to worry about books here because they have all you want here.×
Too many written exams and insufficient coursework elements.Report
The student union isn't an integral part of university life, but the Oxford University is incredibly important. Every week...
The student union isn't an integral part of university life, but the Oxford University is incredibly important. Every week debates and talks take place, and if you are a member of the Union it's a great place to go and meet people. Life within colleges is extremely social - there's usually a JCR bar and a common room to chill out in. The JCR President organises lots of social events all year round.×
Lectures are generally excellent - either because they cover so much information in such a short space of time and / or because...
Lectures are generally excellent - either because they cover so much information in such a short space of time and / or because the lecturers are such good and interesting speakers. The resources for books are amazing - you can do a whole degree almost without buying a single book because there are so many good university libraries - and the book shops in Oxford are also fantastic, even the charity shops. Theatre and music here are of an extraordinary high standard, and very enjoyable and affordable too. The same is true of sport, though I've been less involved in that, and probably also debating/politics. You do get to meet some amazing people.×
World class library facilities (including a copywright library with a copy of every book ever published in the UK). Lab and...
World class library facilities (including a copywright library with a copy of every book ever published in the UK). Lab and sports facilities are variable in quality - some subjects and colleges have much better provision than others.×
Teaching - the small group/one-on-one teaching means real focus on your questions and real opportunity for debate and...
Teaching - the small group/one-on-one teaching means real focus on your questions and real opportunity for debate and discussion in classes. An extra bonus of the system is also that your tutors feel like real people, very approachable if you have any difficulties and really know you as a person, meaning they give you great advice. Musical opportunities - I sing in choirs and they are really the highest standard around, with lots of bonus opportunities to travel on tours (I've been to Europe and the USA) as well as in the UK, to record CDs, to meet professional singers... etc Welfare support - there are so many people to talk to and support services to turn to if you have any problems, whether emotional, practical, health, financial... Libraries - you can always find any book you need, ever. Sounds silly but it's really helpful when you have a deadline, and saves you loads of money! Financial support - good bursary system and also book grants, travel grants if you need to go abroad for your studies or to study extra-curricular stuff (such as being able to get funding for a language course abroad even if you study science...)×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction91%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students25,905
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate64%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time27%
of students are part-time
Male / Female48%
of students are female
Young / Mature21%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK28%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction36%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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