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History to me is like reading a collection of short stories that twist together to form the foundations of my experience in the world. I find it fascinating learning about how the world has changed. When visiting university open days Brookes was the only university that appeared to care about me as an individual as opposed to other places that looked at me although I was a statistic.
Student tip - Don't be afraid to leave your comfort zone in order to make new friends during freshers week; everyone is as nervous and lonely as you feel!
Hometown - Manchester and Southampton
I chose to do Geography and History because I have a strong passion for Humanities and about how the world has evolved and the fascinating features from different historic periods within the world. Because the university has excellent features such as the Library in the John Henry Brookes Building. Also, staff at Brookes are fantastic and help you with anything you need help on.
Student tip - I made making a budget helpful as it meant I did not over spend! In regards to studying, just make sure you are always on top of your work and do not leave assignments until last minute!
Hometown - Worcestershire
I chose my degree because I really enjoy both subjects and i found that it was a really rare combination to have. I really liked the atmosphere of the university when i visited and loved the library and the whole JHBB building. I also found everyone around really friendly and down to earth.
Student tip - Shopaholics mantra : if you dont need it you dont buy it !
Hometown - London
When I was on holiday, aged 14, I realised the area I visited had lost all of its culture to holidaymakers, I found this so disappointing but intriguing, this sparked my passion for Human Geography. I have always lived in Oxford, and when I realised such a good university was on my doorstep, I was more than happy to stay living here so I could join.
Student tip - There are lots of things to get involved in which will develop you as a student, look good on your CV, and make you more employable after university.
Hometown - Oxford
I have been interested in Anthropology for a long time and find it to be a very current and exciting subject. Brookes was the only university in the UK that taught Social and Biological Anthropology within the same course. I feel that this combination has given me a more rounded understanding of the subject.
Student tip - Make the most of all the societies on offer! They're a great way to meet new people and try things that you otherwise wouldn't get a chance to do. There really is something for everyone.
Hometown - Portsmouth
Learning about how countries trade, develop and change in and around one another is something I find quite interesting, and I wanted the chance to work on this further. Oxford Brookes amazed me from my first visit. The JHB building seemed like a great hub to the university, containing so many resources for me to use whilst in Oxford.
Student tip - Do as much as you can to meet new people. There are so many opportunities in Oxford, whether it be societies, lectures or work. All of these can give you ways to meet more and more people.
Hometown - Ware, Hertfordshire
History is a subject i was always interested in at school. Studying it as my degree has opened up a new world of ideas and research. The transferable skills from my degree are invaluable. Brookes offered a course which I could really tailor to my interests, and as research is a key area of my degree, the JHB workspace is a fantastic resource to have.
Student tip - Don't be afraid to try new things once you arrive at university. There are so many societies and sports teams at Brookes, there is bound to be something for everyone.
Hometown - Sleaford, Lincolnshire
I chose to study History as my degree as it was the subject I enjoyed the most during my A-Levels. I chose Oxford Brookes as it offed a unique History syllabus with a wide range of module options to choose from. As well as Oxford being very welcoming and a great student town.
Student tip - Get out and meet people, everyone's in the same position and just as nervous. A good group of friends will help make your time at university everything you want it to be.
Hometown - Rayleigh, Essex