On the Times Higher Education Student Twitter feed (@THEUniAdvice, if you aren’t already a follower), we have spells where we ask students to look after the account for a week to share their university experiences.
Our latest student takeover was by Cherelle Malongo, a first year student at the University of Oxford, who has blogged for Times Higher Education Student about her foundation year at Lady Margaret Hall and finding her place at the institution as a black, working-class woman.
Now on starting her first year, she shares her experiences of fresher's week at the world's number one university, talking about social activities, exploring the university and finding her place.
Read some of her tweets below and follow the rest of her week at #UniAdviceWeek.
.@Chero_Malongo from @UniofOxford will be taking over our Twitter this week, sharing her Fresher's Week experiences at the world's number one university. Follow her using #UniAdviceWeek pic.twitter.com/agFaMBfh51— Times Higher Student (@THEUniAdvice) September 30, 2018
Hiya everyone! I'm Cherelle, and I am a fresher studying Classical Archaeology and Ancient History.— Times Higher Student (@THEUniAdvice) September 30, 2018
I will be taking over THE's student twitter for this week, showing you the life of a first year (ex-foundation year) at the University of Oxford—@UniofOxford.#UniAdviceWeek
Just finished facilitating Equalities workshops! It was so engaging, and so much love to the Oxford SU for putting this together. ❤️❤️❤️#UniAdviceWeek— Times Higher Student (@THEUniAdvice) October 2, 2018
Yesterday was amazing! We went to a private party with a rooftop that has a great view of most of Oxford Central. After, went back to college for some delicious ice-cream. I love how our JCR offers alternatives to going out, owes to LMH being very inclusive. #UniAdviceWeek— Times Higher Student (@THEUniAdvice) October 5, 2018
RE: life-changing opportunities. An initiative that I've been following is @AccessOxbridge. They work by connecting disadvantaged students with current Oxford or Cambridge students. This is an excellent form of hands-on approach to outreach, and I urge all to follow them.— Times Higher Student (@THEUniAdvice) October 6, 2018
Just went to a fantastic megabrunch cooked entirely by our exec. The perfect treat to a hangover from this raucous week. But, even better, is that there will be farm animals coming over! #SelfCareSunday #UniAdviceWeek— Times Higher Student (@THEUniAdvice) October 7, 2018
There is so much to get involved in, as academics is only one part of the uni experience. I truly look forward to the various events and society sessions I'll go and involve myself in this week.— Times Higher Student (@THEUniAdvice) October 7, 2018
I do believe #thereisaplaceforyou here, for all who share a love of learning, passion and rigour. Freshers is a very small snapshot of what is to come this year, but I think I'll be alright. I hope my tweets will show that it can be a great place for everyone.— Times Higher Student (@THEUniAdvice) October 7, 2018