On Tuesday I had the pleasure of going up to Oxford and staying in Hertford College overnight as part of the Oxford Pathways programme. I did a taster day in English (which I am hoping to read at uni, starting September 2015ish), and met some wonderful people who share my passion for the subject.
The city (although it feels more like a town I must admit) is stunning beyond words, although I'm not sure if it will make it into my final five choices just yet. The whole trip had really got me G-ed up for going to university, and I'm literally buzzing to visit all the other open days after my AS's are finished with.
Excluding Oxford, I've whittled my viewing options down to 7 or 8 (it was originally 15), and to avoid some nasty petrol costs and train fairs, I think that will have to reduce even further!
At the moment the university which is really exciting me is Bristol. Its creative societies, cultural spirit and student radio (which I'm desperate to get involved with) really appeal to me, and I only discovered that they did English at a UCAS convention on Monday! Lord knows how I missed it off my list before, my brain must have been in a far off land.
Others I'm considering are Exeter, Durham, Warwick, York, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Lancaster, so it really does look as if I'm going to be having a crazy little summer of road trips!
If anybody does English (lit) at any of the unis I've mentioned, or other unis, please do comment and let me know what it's like and what made you choose it. I'd really value information from the horses mouth as such- there's so many to choose from that I don't know where to begin!
p.s. My friend is running a jewellery party for charity, if you live in the Surrey area and want to come along, check it out here!