What course do you study, and why did you choose it?

I am doing Human sciences, and chose it since I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to go down the Humanities or sciences route at university. Coming from a science-y background, it was great to find a course that allowed me to study subjects like anthropology, human geography and sociology, whilst keeping a scientific interest with ecology, genetics and physiology.

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What do you do in your spare time? Do you take part in any societies or sports?

I do lots of sport, which is something I picked up whilst at Uni. I currently play for the University’s women’s rugby team, as well as captaining the college’s Women’s football team. This takes up a lot of time, but is super fun, and I’ve met so many great people through this. I also just try to go to any events that see interesting, like art exhibitions, student plays, concerts etc.  Catz funds your sports fees up to £200, and also have a great arts funding budget, so it’s a great time to try out new things!

Why did you choose St Catz? Did it meet your expectations?

I applied without having seen oxford, so I just looked at the photos, and liked the windows… I am really glad I chose Catz, being a big college, I much prefer it to the smaller ones, and have found the people here to be a bit more chilled compared to other colleges. It’s also in a great location, being right next to Uni parks, the river, and some good libraries.

What advice would you give prospective students/freshers?

Definitely join some sports and societies when you get here. It’s a really great way to make friends from other colleges, and you don’t need to have any experience to take part for most sports. I also found having structured events to go to in the week like training and matches helped my work a lot too. Having things, you look forward to going to is great motivation for getting your work done sooner!

What are you hoping to do after you graduate?

I am not very sure, but I am hoping to go into something in the arts sector somehow. I really like the social science side of my degree, so combining that with something creative would be ideal.

What is your favourite part of life at St Catz?

I think the general atmosphere is great at Catz. It’s a big and open college, and never feels too stuffy. I really like that it’s a bit different the city centre (the architecture is really cool) and makes a nice separation between work and life. It’s hard to name a favourite part, since there’s so many aspects of Catz that help make it a great place to be.