Brasenose ASP Academics from a Student’s Perspective
A typical weekday on our Oxford Advanced Studies Program starts with tutor lessons. Each student has two classes of their choice and there are 14 subjects to choose from in the Oxford program. This rich variety of choices made it difficult for me to pick only two, since all of them sounded very interesting. One of the biggest draws of this program is the small class size. Even within a small number, there are students from various places around the world which provides different points of views and make the discussions very broad.
I ended up choosing Economics and Marketing and Advertisement, which I both found highly engaging. In Economic class I had two classmates, one Chinese girl and one Uzbek boy. The tutor was an alumni of Oxford University and he always gave us very interesting talks about world economics. He often brought examples and connections from our three countries, which made the lessons even more interesting, as well as easier for us to understand.
The Marketing and Advertisement class was a class of four, and we learned about how the market works and how to advertise efficiently. It was my first time learning marketing, but the tutor always made sure that international students like me was following well. In the last lesson, we did a group presentation on a new electric car product.
These two weeks have been a very special experience for me because I had classes everyday for subjects that I especially feel passionate about, and could learn them very deeply from the best tutors. It was sometimes challenging, but this experience surely led to my confidence and broadened my horizon.
-Written by student Rinako Hara, 18, from Japan.