Hey! I’m Meg, a first-year Law student at Corpus from Manchester. 

When I first arrived here, I was worried about how I would fit in at Oxford, but after a year at college I feel completely at home and inspired in my degree. The community at Corpus is small but incredibly supportive, meaning you’ll never be short of someone to turn to in a time of need. 

The many clubs and societies here at Corpus not only allow you to get away from your work, but also offer a unique opportunity to meet Corpus’ community and to try new, exciting things. Personally, I started playing netball again and took up rowing, both of which I love. 

At first, the workload here can seem daunting, but given time and experience it’s very manageable and sometimes even fun. The tutors and staff are all extremely helpful and understanding. Studying Law at Oxford includes personalised teaching and support, which opens many doors and allows you to ask questions and develop your personal interest in law. 

I really want to emphasise that there is no “Oxford type”. I, like many others here, was state-educated and come from an area of very low progression to higher education. My background meant I doubted myself at every stage of the application process, and yet I still got in. So, for anyone doubting whether they are good enough to apply, my advice is simply to just do it. I am living proof that you don’t need to be a genius to get into Oxford: you just need to be passionate about your subject and committed enough to dedicate your time to studying it. 

Overall, I have absolutely loved my time so far at Corpus! I genuinely feel like I am part of a huge family, and I would highly encourage anyone to apply! Please feel free to ask me any questions at all - just drop me an email. :)


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