Matt Lang

Drama and History, 2016

Matt Lang

What we study is always interesting. You’ll develop your ability to do your own quality research and manage your time effectively. Drama also builds your confidence as well as your speaking skills, and the course really teaches you how to be independent

Matt Lang tells us about his experience of studying and enjoying life in Oxford as a combined honours student.

Drama and History have always been my favourite two subjects, so finding out that I could carry them both to degree level at Brookes was a pleasant surprise. Meeting the staff on at Open Day and getting a taster of their teaching style was what made up my mind.

What we study is always interesting. You’ll develop your ability to do your own quality research and manage your time effectively. Drama also builds your confidence as well as your speaking skills, and the course really teaches you how to be independent. I like the fact that everyone on the course gets on really well. There is a real sense of community among the students here.

The societies at Brookes are a really great place to meet people. There is pretty much a society for any interest you can think of and, if there isn’t, it is relatively easy to set one up. I’m currently involved in the Drama society, as well as Snow Sports (well, I go to their socials!) Society socials are possibly some of the best nights out you’ll have in Oxford.

I come from quite a small town so Oxford was a nice step up, without being overwhelming. It’s also a great city to be a student in with really good nightlife and good connections to other places, such as London. It’s a city with a fantastic academic history.

I’m undecided about I’ll do in the future. I would love to be involved in theatre or acting, but I have also considered pursuing law once I’ve obtained my degree.