Greeting from the Tutor for Visiting Students

Greeting from the Tutor for Visiting Students

From the Tutor for Visiting Students, Dr Kate Kirkpatrick

St Peter's College, one of the 38 colleges of the University of Oxford, welcomes applications for its Visiting Student Programme. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a vibrant, prestigious yet intimate and friendly community that is committed to academic excellence, both in research and teaching. St Peter's is an inspiring place to be: you will find a diverse group of individuals, united by a shared love of knowledge and respect for creativity. The tutorial system (unique to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge) offers you the opportunity to learn in a pair, a group of three, or as an individual, through discussions with tutors who are expert in their field. This will allow you to discuss the issues that interest you most, and that you are most passionate about. The tutorial system ensures that you will be actively participating in lively and enjoyable intellectual debate.

As a Registered Visiting Student you will be a full member of both the College and the University. You will have the same rights (and obligations) as all other students, and have equal access to College and University facilities. These include the libraries (Oxford libraries constitute one of the richest collections in the world), labs, computing facilities, and so on. As well as tutorials, you will be able to attend lectures, seminar and numerous special events, often involving illustrious external speakers.

Oxford also offers rich and exciting extra-curricular and social opportunities. Both at the College and University levels there are numerous societies and activities that will welcome you, from debating to sport, drama to journalism and more. Whether your interests are mainstream or 'niche', you will be able to develop your existing interests and start something completely new.

Click here for further information on our programme. If you have any further question please do not hesitate to contact me at katherine.kirkpatrick@spc.ox.ac.uk.

I am looking forward to your application.

Dr Kate Kirkpatrick
Tutor for Visiting Students