University of Oxford
Oxford | South East England
Ucas code: O33
What students say about this university1340 comments (323 students)
My course is quite academically intense. Although the work isn't that hard, there is a lot of it. Normally I would have two...
My course is quite academically intense. Although the work isn't that hard, there is a lot of it. Normally I would have two lectures a day, though some days I would have three. Lab sessions last for three hours, and I have had up to three sessions in a week, but some weeks you have no labs at all. Sometimes you need to write up lab reports, although this only takes a couple of hours at the most. I have two tutorials a week. Usually I am given a topic a week beforehand, and must prepare an essay which my tutor marks the day before (Though sometimes you are asked to prepare a short presentation or just an essay plan), we then discuss the topic in the tutorial. Most tutorials are an hour long, and are done in pairs, sometimes threes. Although most tutorials are with our college tutors (who are also our personal tutors), sometimes tutorials with other members of staff are arranged, to go over topics that our college tutors don't cover. At the beginning of each term we are assessed by our tutors with exam style collections. Our tutors also write brief reports on our performance each term. We have a meeting with our personal tutor each term, discussing our progress. The course covers three main areas - cells and genes, organisms, and ecology. In the first year each course is compulsory, though in the 2nd and 3rd years you have a choice of more specialised themes. The method of assessment is through practicals (which you must pass, or be penalized for marks), and written exams, as well as a second year project.×
Accommodation is very different depends on collegeReport
Many different clubs, including a gay club and one which hosts gay nights. More pubs than you can countReport
increasing academic performance, helping you to push your limits with regards to workload, develops time management skills,...
increasing academic performance, helping you to push your limits with regards to workload, develops time management skills, great social life (especially for those who dont drink)×
It seems pretty difficult to make friends from other colleges.Report
1 tutorial a week, up to 12 lectures a week content of course is varied, variety of options essays, submitted work for FHS...
1 tutorial a week, up to 12 lectures a week content of course is varied, variety of options essays, submitted work for FHS good feedback, friendly tutors department isn't brilliant but there is a well stocked library×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction90%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students24,860
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate59%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time22%
of students are part-time
Male / Female47%
of students are female
Young / Mature20%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK32%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction34%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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