Oxford Calling

A blog about working full time and studying part time

I’m not sure about you, but I was a pretty terrible student the first time round. My undergraduate life generally involved late nights at the student bar, sleeping half the morning, and only when it couldn’t be avoided, the odd lecture and study session. But now, having been knocked into shape by the rigours of …

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With the last few months focused exclusively upon the challenge of getting accepted, I hadn’t devoted much time to considering what would happen afterwards. But now, having secured my place, I’m suddenly confronted with the mental step-change of shifting from a remote ambition to a solid reality, and the practical life changes that it will …

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Word is spreading of my impending student-hood, and the reactions I’m getting are not quite what I was expecting. Not sure what I anticipated from other people beyond a faint murmur of ‘well done’ and possibly a ‘best of luck’, but the comments have ranged from absolutely delighted to utterly horrified! Most people’s opinions have …

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