One of the oldest universities in the world, the University of Oxford was founded at the end of the 11th century. However, the exact date of the university’s establishment is yet to be found. Apart from being one of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world, Oxford is home to the world’s oldest university museum, as well as the largest university press in the world.
Oxford is ranked among the top three universities in the world every year. It is home to over 40,000 students, including international students from over 138 countries, contributing to around 3% of the total student population.
At Oxford, you will find an ample number of courses to choose from. It offers over 350 graduate programs across various disciplines, ranging from Law and Business to Theology and Psychology. And Oxford does not limit itself to traditional courses; it also offers diplomas and doctorates.
Also known as the ‘city university’, Oxford does not have a main campus. Instead, it is home to more than 30 colleges, departments, accommodation, and other facilities scattered throughout the city centre.
Oxford has an estimated endowment of £6.1 billion as of 2019. Hence, it is well-capable of giving students the best time of their university experience. And to help underprivileged students achieve their dreams, the university offers numerous scholarships, including the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the oldest international graduate scholarships offered to academically exceptional students.
Many Oxford alumni have become notable in academics and various other fields throughout its history. Oxford is home to 69 Nobel prize winners who have won prizes in all 6 categories. Other notable alumni include 28 UK Prime Ministers and many heads of state of many countries, such as Manmohan Singh of India and Bill Clinton of the USA. No wonder students from all over the world wish to attend Oxford as it brings along a sparkling career. Here’s how studying at Oxford can get you a sensible job.
Over 91% of Oxford graduates are employed or in further study six months after graduating. Employers highly regard a degree from Oxford. During your time at Oxford, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to develop your skills and enhance your career prospects for a sensible job after graduation.
Oxford offers career services to provide you with valuable experience and help you gain industry skills. Courses at Oxford are made in a way that gives real-world experience and problem-solving skills.
Oxford students can apply for internships such as the Summer Internship Programme, which offers access to global internship opportunities during the summer term. Over 100 summer internships of 2 to 12 weeks are available in various sectors. Oxford also offers “The Micro-Internship Programme”, which works for short-term work placements with organizations across the UK and Europe.
Placements may be research-based or professional in various sectors, from investment banks and consultancy firms to tech start-ups and heritage sites. The best part about this internship program is that expenses such as travel and food are covered.
The best part about Oxford Career Service is that any former Oxford graduate can reach out to avail of these career services. These services include one-on-one advising sessions, access to career fairs, and hundreds of job postings on the official website. As networking is an integral part of career development, you can become a part of the global network of over 300,000 Oxford graduates working all over the world.
University life is not all about fun. In the end, you also have to understand that you are here to make a better future for yourself. The experience gained at Oxford is your stepping stone to a great career. Oxford makes sure that no student is left behind. This commitment is why it stands out among other universities. Oxford aims to make a difference and give the world the best professionals in their respective fields.
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