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    I want to study Spanish and Arabic at Oxford and I thought that just good grades, passion and lots of good reading were helpful to getting in.However now I'm hearing that successful Oxford applicants were involved in the European Youth Parliament, or did volunteering abroad etc. so I'm wondering if anyone has good ideas for activities to take part in.Thanks xx
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    Hey lucymcg8 - please be reassured that we only select on academic criteria, so we'll only be interested in your extra-curricular activities and work experience insofar as they are directly relevant to the course you are applying to.

    We realise that different people will have had different opportunities available to them, so don't expect you to volunteer abroad etc. I mean if you have done something like this and are able to evaluate it and tell us how it has motivated you to pursue your interest in the subject, that's super - but you can also do the same thing by reading books, listening to podcasts etc. (I personally remember being flummoxed when I got my place and bringing this up with my tutor - she told me it wasn't about what I had done and how much I knew , but what I could show with what I had done/what I knew)

    In any case, I'll see if I can find an ambassador in this field to get some suggestions re:activities
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