Hi! I’m Megan, a first-year Biomedical Sciences student at Corpus.

Studying Biomedical Sciences at Corpus is really great, as the course is very interesting and we have amazing tutors to help with any aspects of the course that we are finding challenging. In first year, the course is split into six threads: Body, Cells, Genes, Molecules, Brain, and Behaviour, and we have between two and three tutorials1 every week on these subjects. In second and third year, we can then specialise to study the topics we find most interesting, making the course more tailored to each student’s interests.

The workload can be quite challenging, especially in the first term, but it doesn’t take long to work out how to manage your time effectively and still make time for having fun. There are lots of opportunities to get involved with societies and clubs at Corpus, and they can be a great way to spend your free time and make new friends across the year groups.

Being from a poorly performing state school and an area with a low progression to university, I thought Oxford wouldn’t be right for me and the application process seemed very daunting. However, I am so glad I decided to apply, as getting here has made me realise that there is no such thing as a typical Oxford student, and as long as you are passionate about your subject that’s all that matters.

Almost all of the first-year students live in one building, so it’s really easy to get to know all of the people in your year, which is one of the things I love most about Corpus. Corpus is also right in the centre of Oxford, but away from the busy roads, which is another huge benefit. I genuinely couldn’t imagine being at another college.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with me - I’m happy to support you in any way I can!

Notes

1 Tutorials are regular academic discussion sessions usually with one or two other students and a tutor.

Resources

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