Student Profiles – Tyr, Land Economy

Tyr is a first-year Land Economy student from London. At A Level, he studied Maths, Economics, Psychology, and Religious Studies.

Why did you choose Trinity Hall?
It was described as “central, small, and idyllic” on Unifrog’s website.

How did you prepare for the application process and interviews? Was it what you expected?
I took mock interviews from anyone I could (teachers, parents, friends, etc) and stayed up to date with relevant news. The interview was not at all as I expected, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Why did you choose your course?
I had an interest in economics from a practical and environmental perspective, which Land Economy covers well. The course is much broader than I expected, which lets me try out areas of study I never expected to enjoy, like constitutional law. My favourite part of the course is my law supervisions – I always learn huge amounts about the crossover between constitutional law and politics, and have engaging debates in every supervision.

How are you taught?
Roughly 2-3 hours of supervisions and 8-10 hours of lectures per week.

How do you manage your workload?
I make a note of each of my tasks and their deadlines on a Word document, and then work through each task chronologically as soon as I have time, which ensures that I don’t feel overwhelmed closer to the deadline. When I’m not working, I go climbing, or I row, or relax with friends in the JCR, or just have a nap.

What are you looking forward to for the rest of your time here?
I look forward to studying new spheres of law, such as tort and trespass law.