In July, I was lucky enough to attend UNIQ- a week long summer school for year 12’s at Oxford University. I attended to do maths and statistics and was based at Queens College in the Florey Annex. It was 100% one of the best weeks of my life- I learnt so much, made new friends and dispelled the myths surrounding Oxford.
Throughout the week I had lectures, workshops and talks about maths and statistics. Some of them were so interesting. We were learning undergraduate topics so it was hard although it was so interesting. We had a very enjoyable talk about the maths of clinical research and the statistics surrounding it. There were some sessions though that weren't as enjoyable, partly because they were more computer program based (something I've never done before). It was also fantastic to see that not all Oxford lectures were old, grumpy men. Many of the lecturers we had throughout the week were younger women or non-grumpy men.
Over the week I learnt so much about Oxford and have decided I want to apply to do maths at Keble College. The week was awesome- I really didn’t want to leave. I made great friends, learnt so much and got to visit one of the most beautiful cities in England.
If you’re a state school student in year 12 look into UNIQ. I would recommend it to anyone. Feel free to ask my any questions you have about it.
Hi, I'm Megan. I'm a 17 year old from England. This year I have decided to do something different so have set myself challenges of 18 things to do before I turn 18.
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