How to extend your learning
By Alayna Kirkel
It's that time of year again, Oxford application season is nearly here and you're probably wondering what you can do over the vac to give yourself the best possible chance of being offered a place.
When I was applying, I read Tilly's 'That Oxford Girl' book with a whole chapter devoted to application. Something she really drilled into me, was not just relying on what I learnt at school, instead I needed to find a way to stand out from the crowd.
So how did I do this? Here is my list of things I did to apply for History:
Read Jstor journals/papers
Went on walks in my local area and took note of memorials, monuments, architecture
Listened to podcasts
Visited the local library
Read fiction and novels set during the time periods I was interested in
Oh and applied to the oldest university in the English speaking world...and got in! So APPLY!!