I’m a third year BA Theology student at Mansfield and I’m really enjoying my time here. So much about the whole experience has been great – both within and beyond my studies.
Much like most degrees here, the Theology course allows one to really develop a deep knowledge of specific areas of my subject. I’ve found I’ve really enjoyed Biblical studies, so I’ve focussed on modules in the Old and New Testament, and have studied texts in Greek and Hebrew. I love being able to learn both languages and apply them in my study – a privilege that not every Theology student in the country can enjoy in their undergraduate degree.
Outside of this I’ve tried to make the most of my time at Oxford in other ways. I’m on our college student body committee, the ‘JCR’, as the Secretary. This means I attend lots of meetings but get to be part of decisions within the remit of the JCR and work with a really great group of people. I’ve also taken advantage of a few of the Oxford societies, including the Oxford Union Debating Society and Reformed Christian Union.
Oxford is a great place to live and study – the beautiful buildings are enough to brighten someone’s day and there are so many libraries to provide resources for study, including Mansfield’s own main, law and theology libraries. Mansfield is a wonderful place because of the strong sense of community that leads to a lot of friendliness and unity within the college.