Ray, Physics

Physics Ray

I suppose the best thing about being an Oxford student is the freedom and independence you get in exploring the subject you love at university.

I suppose the best thing about being an Oxford student is the freedom and independence you get in exploring the subject you love at university. Most of the time, you grapple with the different academic concepts at your own pace and in your own time, but help and guidance are never far away. Lectures and tutorials help you to advance your understanding of the subject. Needless to say, the tutors and lecturers here in Oxford are amongst the best in the world, being experts in their various fields of research.

 

There are so many good things about being at Trinity, I can’t list them all! Everyone in this college is friendly. I don’t just mean the students – all the academic and non-academic staff who work in the college are simply the loveliest people I have ever met! The students in my year are all very amiable and the social life of the college is always happening! There is never a dull moment in Trinity. If I were to choose a college all over again, I would still choose Trinity over any other college.

 

A course in Physics is rather challenging. While it is not all about sleepless nights and mindless toil, it is not exactly a walk in the park either. A lot of hours have to be dedicated to the different problem sheets that are given. It requires hard work and perseverance. Nevertheless, it is certainly very rewarding and enjoyable. I am sure my fellow physicists would all agree with me.

 

Time management is certainly crucial – you can still enjoy yourself outside studies, but you have to be able to organise your work. Problem-solving and logical thinking are no less important skills. Have I mentioned that programming skills are also involved? You’re not expected to have all these skills before you start your course. The journey to mastering all these skills is what makes the course a fascinating one.

 

My interests are wide-ranged. So far, I have joined a chapel choir, a parkour society and a kickboxing club. I had no prior experience in such a martial sport before, but that is what makes the experience all the more interesting. I found that university life allows me to explore all the options that I never thought of taking before. It certainly feels great to be able to pick up new skills and hone old ones. Other than that, I also enjoy partaking in activities that promote human rights campaigns. Talks and conferences on global development have also caught my attention throughout the year. All in all, there are tons of opportunities to simply explore what might interest you the most here in Oxford!

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