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Studying in one of the best colleges in Oxford

Posted 17 December 2013
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Bellerbys College Oxford is no doubt one of the best colleges in ‘the city of dreaming spires’ (Arnold, 1865). The college is well-known for its great location in the city of Oxford – right next to the beautiful River Thames – as well as its academic achievements. Students often progress to the UK’s top 50 universities with outstanding grades, and thus, in terms of education, it has a lot to offer.

Bellerbys College Oxford is no doubt one of the best colleges in ‘the city of dreaming spires’ (Arnold, 1865). The college is well-known for its great location in the city of Oxford – right next to the beautiful River Thames – as well as its academic achievements. Students often progress to the UK’s top 50 universities with outstanding grades, and thus, in terms of education, it has a lot to offer.

First and foremost, we have great facilities. There are 3 IT Rooms equipped with the most up-to-date hardware devices that students can use freely to aid their studies. Bellerbys College Oxford also has a Study Centre which holds books and magazines of every kind. Not only are there academic books sorted according to their subjects, but also novels, magazines, newspapers, university brochures, documentary DVDs, as well as movies – many, many things! You name it and the Study Centre will have it for you to borrow. Magazines and newspapers are updated daily, allowing students to keep tab of the most recent news in the world of science (The New Scientist), economics (The Economist), politics (The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph), and so on. Nevertheless, sometimes you may find the Study Centre a little bit crowded – mostly because the students love it so much – so you can always pick an empty classroom to work. 

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One of the great things about studying at Bellerbys College Oxford is that independent learning and group work are equally encouraged. Despite their intensive subject knowledge, our teachers approach a new topic in a way that promotes students to read around the topic for more information rather than just learning what is given in the textbooks. This allows us to develop our independent learning skills which are essential for higher education, and provides us with a deeper understanding of what we are learning in class. Should there be anything we do not understand from our individual study periods, we are always welcomed by our teachers to ask questions, and we have in-depth discussions - either with the rest of the class or just one-to-one. Our teachers always make sure that we understand the information they are giving us.

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However, what I like the best is how our classrooms have subject-centric bulletin boards that are covered with information about topics we come across in a subject. These boards are usually hand-made and put up by teachers and students themselves. A prime example is our Sociology bulletin board. One day, we were given a task of matching sociologists to their respective ideologies – for instance, Karl Marx to Marxism – using pieces of coloured wool. Needless to say, we were very proud of the result of our task: a colourful board with wool lines leading from one picture of a sociologist to another, and it helped us memorise the sociologists very well. Teaching and learning at Bellerbys is interactive and well-loved by all students.

To sum up, studying in one of the best colleges Bellerbys College Oxford is both fun and educational and there are plenty of reasons to study in Oxford. With the academic atmosphere given by its outstanding staff members and facilities, I can assure you studying here will be one of the most pleasant educational experiences in your life!

Photos taken by Pete Jirayuwasuthorn

Ha Thuy Linh Nguyen

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