Are you considering studying History at university? Do you want to find out more information about what courses at different institutions are like, to find out which might be best for you?

We know that the content of courses can vary quite a lot between different universities, so we want to help you access real-life student experiences, so you can make the right decisions about your future!

Here’s a video of Toby, who is about to begin her final year, taking you through what it’s like to study History at the University of Oxford, what attracted her to the course, and choosing her dissertation topic!

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Toby Freedman is about to start her third year as a History student at the University of Oxford, after working for OSA as an Activities Coordinator in 2018.

When not frantically researching Canadian minorities for her dissertation, she is President of her college’s JCR, and a keen debater.