This year at Oxford has been challenging and rewarding on all fronts. Prompted in large part by my advisor's sharp direction, I have grown a great deal as a student. After visiting British prisons and immigration detention centres throughout the year, I recently completed a dissertation on immigration detention policy in the United Kingdom, which I'll expand into a larger project over the course of the next year. Outside of my programme, I teamed up with fellow Marshalls to publish the Oxonian Review of Books, took wonderful road trips around England and Ireland, and became close friends with Marshalls and Brits alike. Not surprisingly, the best part of the year has been growing close to the other students here; I've made friends I know will last a lifetime.