Daisy Sander

Philosophy, 2015

Daisy Sander

All of the lecturers are dedicated to the study and teaching of Philosophy and they regularly suggest talks, books or other activities that would benefit our research. One of my favourite things about Philosophy at Brookes is the range of philosophical talks provided for students

Daisy Sander chose to study Philosophy because she had a strong interest in philosophical and ethical issues and wanted to learn how to break them down and analyse them from various viewpoints.

Philosophy is the type of subject that helps and encourages you to broaden your opinions and improve your efforts to debate your views with others. I enjoy the fact that we are taught in smaller groups for lectures and seminars; it makes for a more personal teaching experience and means you get to know the majority of people in class. The small class sizes also means that the lecturers know you and the way you work so they are ready to help you with extra guidance if you need it. The lecturers in the Philosophy department are exceedingly helpful. They are always prepared to discuss any issue you have, big or small, at lengths and help to resolve it.

All of the lecturers are dedicated to the study and teaching of Philosophy and they regularly suggest talks, books or other activities that would benefit our research. One of my favourite things about Philosophy at Brookes is the range of philosophical talks provided for students. The talks are usually held at the Ashmolean Museum and our lecturers usually suggest we attend them, particularly if the talk is relevant to a module we are currently studying.

Philosophy is the type of subject that requires you to be more open in your views and opinions. It helps you develop your interaction skills with others, it allows you to build strong arguments but also see both sides of an issue, and aids you when applying theory to real situations. I think that this amalgamation of skills would help in any type of career but it also helps you grow as a person.

I love living in Oxford. After several weeks of learning your way around, settling into your lectures and going on the occasional night out it becomes a second home. It’s a big city but far more welcoming to me than most places. Oxford is accessible for almost anyone, whether you're here for the history, the culture, the architecture or even the nightlife. It’s an extremely versatile place and never fails to surprise me.

There are a vast amount of jobs available to students either through Brookes or in Oxford itself. I am currently a Student Support Worker at the University which means I take notes for other students who need support. This job has allowed me to become more self-sufficient and requires me to be more organised as working means that I have less free time.

The best thing to do when you come to university in your first year is to join a sports club or society. Having a club or group to go to on a regular basis adds a little routine into your life. Not only does this keep you busy but you also make friends with others in the same boat. I have been a part of the Ultimate Frisbee team for three years and I was Women’s Captain in my second year. Joining Ultimate was the best decision I made when I started because it kept me active and there was also the chance to go on some brilliant socials and tournaments as a team.

Choosing Oxford Brookes was one of the best choices I have ever made. I have had a fantastic experience, made the most of every opportunity provided, and I really don’t want it to end.