Oxford so far, has definitely been intense. There is a large amount of work squeezed into the short 8 week terms, and you definitely need good organisational skills to make the most out of it. Having said that, if you ask for help, every tutor I have had has been very understanding and helpful. If needs be many of them will even move tutorials for you into the holidays. The welfare teams and counselling services have also been fantastic.
So long as you aren’t ashamed to ask for help, Oxford can be the most amazing and rewarding experience.