Student Ambassador: Olivia Webster

Olivia Webster

Year: 2

Subject: History

Where are you from?: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

What were you worried about before you arrived?

Before I came, like many others, I was worried about making friends. Especially since my northern state-schooled background is quite different from the Oxford 'stereotype'. Since arriving, it is actually amazing how quickly I did make friends and how little people cared about my background. My friends are from all over the world and it's wonderful.

What do you do when you're not working?

In my leisure time, I help make videos and write for the student newspaper, Cherwell. I also have taken part in making some student films; there are many opportunities to do this thanks to the Oxford University Film Foundation (OUFF).

What are tutorials like?

Tutorials seem quite intimidating at first but you get used to them very quickly. It is basically an hour or so discussing your essay/work with another student and an expert in the subject. You can ask questions, discuss your ideas and receive explanations about the topic you’re studying. You can learn a lot during a tutorial.