Just one sec...
Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

Help me choose which extra stuff to do please?

University Navigation

Announcements Posted on
Take our short survey, £100 of Amazon vouchers to be won! 23-09-2016
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Hello TSR!
    At the moment, I am doing Economics, English, History and French, and obviously I have a lot of work to do! I really want to go to Oxford, but I don't know how much extra curricular stuff to do. At the moment, I do 2 bands on a Monday(compulsory), one band on a Tuesday (compulsory), one on Wednesday, a society on Thursday and CCF on Friday. However, on Thursday, I also do a choir from 5-7:45, and then on Sunday from 4:30-7. Do I need to do more, or do I need to give something up, especially seeing as how I have not been able to keep up with prep at the moment.
    Thanks
    Duck
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Bump my bumperoo
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    wooo I love to bumperoo!
    • :bhangra:
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Oxford literally care minimally about extra-curricular. Give up several things and concentrate on your grades instead - if you can, try and keep the extra activities most relevant to your subject at university (or replace one with something relevant, even if it's just time for extra reading).
    Online

    3
    ReputationRep:
    I definitely think that doing super curricula (i.e. stuff related to what course you want to do in uni) is helpful. This could be listening to online lectures, attending lectures for free in major cities, wider reading related to said course. etc etc. Those show that you are passionate for whatever course you want to do.

    Extra curricular activities are good and all but from what I've read/heard/seen, people usually briefly talk about them in their personal statement etc, to highlight their well roundedness.
 
 
 
Write a reply…

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: September 22, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Who is going to win Bake Off?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.