Hertford Shield

PPE at Hertford College

Students reading in the front quad
The Hertford First Women's Eight, with PPEists Nia and Jess

Working Hard

The PPE workload is very demanding (see PPE Teaching for an outline), and we expect all our students to take their studies seriously. Hertford has a strong academic reputation, generally in recent years being placed in the "top 10" of the inter-collegiate Norrington Table. In 2011, for example, we were fifth in the table (our score of 73.52% being barely 0.4% behind the second-placed college), with our PPEists getting two Firsts and six 2:1s (no Hertford PPEist in recent years has got less than a 2:1).

Playing Hard

PPEists are very active in University life, and often form the backbone of College activities. Three of the last six JCR Presidents have been PPEists, and when you come for interview or start your course, it's quite likely to be PPEists who are welcoming you, showing you around, and organising the fun social activities. Many also take part in sports, music, theatre, politics, journalism, and the wide range of other opportunities that Oxford offers.