What course do you study, and why did you choose it? A headshot of a white man, smiling and standing in front of a black gate.

I chose to read History and Economics because I am intellectually curious about both subjects, and I felt that studying them in combination would provide me with interesting new perspectives.

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

While Oxford can be academically intense, there are ample opportunities for students to get involved in a huge range of extra-curricular activities. Personally, I have been a member of football and cross-country teams at college and university level, which has provided a welcome distraction from my studies!

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

I chose to apply to Catz because I wanted an Oxford experience that was slightly less traditional, but would nonetheless provide all the benefits of an academically rigorous education. When I arrived at the college for my interviews, I was quickly convinced that I had made the right decision, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a student here.

 What advice would you give prospective students/freshers?

I would advise any prospective students to try to make the most of all the wonderful opportunities on offer at Catz and Oxford. Whether it’s exploring new academic subjects, pursuing new extra-curricular interests, or meeting interesting new people from all over the world, there is so much to enjoy and- for most students- only three years to enjoy it!

 What are you hoping to do after you graduate?

I hope to continue pursuing my academic interest in economics through work or postgraduate study, perhaps remaining at Oxford for the MPhil/DPhil.

 What is your favourite part of life at St Catz?

My favourite part of life at Catz is the wonderful college community. Everyone has been so friendly and welcoming, and there’s always something exciting going on.