International graduates at Oxford
What’s it actually like being an international student at Oxford University? “Well…it’s…” Let’s start with how we socialise here in Oxford. Well, there are over 400 Oxford student groups and societies to join. They’re usually shown off just after you arrive at a thing called a Freshers’ Fair, and include groups for music, politics, sports, faith, science, culture, opportunities for volunteering, the Harry Potter Society, the tiddlywinks society, “Tiddly…winks? What is this? What does ‘tiddly’ mean?” And of course, the cat society. [purr, miaow] Alternatively, students make friends in a space in your college called a Common Room. It’s where everyone hangs out together. 64% of all graduate students are international so you’ll meet plenty of people from everywhere in the world. But we also need a lot of space, so there’s a wide range of accommodation options – privately, within colleges, and in the university. You get around the city… “By bike…” “Bus…” “Walking…” “I have a car, but I don’t know anyone else with one.” “Everybody walks!” Oxford is beautiful, historic, modern and…unusual. And, very safe. You’re never very far from a park, field or river, and you’re near London, and airports, and lots of support services – like the visa team – are just an email away. This is them. You’ll also need to know that quite a few of our staircases go round in circles and you’ll also spend a lot of time queuing. We LOVE queuing. Once you’ve got used to all of that, we all agree you’ll probably have the time of your life. So wherever you’re from, when you come to Oxford you might find the rest of the world is already here. Find out more by visiting this link.