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Oxford is one of the oldest – and best – universities, ranked no. 1 in Europe and no. 2 in the world. There are many reasons why Oxford is viewed so highly: characteristics that have differentiated Oxford from all other universities for hundreds of years, and will continue to form the essence of the Oxford experience for years to come.
The college system
Every student at Oxford is a member of a college which will be their home for much of their time here. The relatively small number of students at each college allows for close and supportive personal attention to be given to students’ induction, academic development and welfare.
At least once a week in each subject studied, groups of two or three students will spend an hour with their tutor, discussing a topic in depth. This personalised attention means that students face rigorous academic challenges on a weekly basis, encouraging and facilitating learning in a way that just isn’t possible in a lecture. It also means that tutors are immediately aware if any student needs any extra support with any aspect of their course, so they can help right away.
Oxford is strongly committed to the principle that UK students with the talent and ability to study with us, should never be put off from applying for financial reasons. We offer the most generous financial support of any UK university to students from the lowest income households.
Oxford graduates are highly valued by employers for their communication, leadership and problem-solving skills. Hundreds of recruiters visit the University each year, and nearly 95% of all Oxford leavers are in work or further study six months after leaving.
Watch these videos in which the students, who are all the first in their families to go to University, talk about what prompted them to apply and how they've benefited from this experience to date.
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