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    I went to Oxford's open day last friday and I really loved it. I am applying for chemistry.

    I liked the look of Brasenose and it had such a nice, friendly atmosphere. My only concern is that it was quite small as I would like quite a social college with the chance to mix with lots of people. anyone at Brasenose hear?

    I also liked Balliol, which is slightly bigger, but it didn't have such a sense of community.

    I wasn't so keen on Keble or New College.

    If anyone has been to these or other colleges please could you let me know what it's like from your perspective.

    Also I like to play lacrosse and I was wondering which colleges have good women's teams or mixed ones. Also which colleges have good gym facilities? I think Brasenose doesn't have a gym but gives you free membership to Iffley Road gym? Apparently Ballliol has two but they aren't as good?

    I didn't get a chance to look at Wadham, have heard it is more modern and quite social - but no formal? Or someone had suggested Lincoln to me?

    Any info would be appreciated, thanks!
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    This page looks like it will help you alot:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki..._Pros_and_Cons
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    (Original post by Genevieve1)
    I went to Oxford's open day last friday and I really loved it. I am applying for chemistry.

    I liked the look of Brasenose and it had such a nice, friendly atmosphere. My only concern is that it was quite small as I would like quite a social college with the chance to mix with lots of people. anyone at Brasenose hear?

    I also liked Balliol, which is slightly bigger, but it didn't have such a sense of community.

    I wasn't so keen on Keble or New College.

    If anyone has been to these or other colleges please could you let me know what it's like from your perspective.

    Also I like to play lacrosse and I was wondering which colleges have good women's teams or mixed ones. Also which colleges have good gym facilities? I think Brasenose doesn't have a gym but gives you free membership to Iffley Road gym? Apparently Ballliol has two but they aren't as good?

    I didn't get a chance to look at Wadham, have heard it is more modern and quite social - but no formal? Or someone had suggested Lincoln to me?

    Any info would be appreciated, thanks!
    Having been on UNIQ, I got to walk around most of the colleges. Honestly it just depends on what you need/prefer.

    You can find a list of facilities by simplying reseaching the colleges.

    I liked; Merton, Balliol, Keble and Queens. However every one I went seemed fine.
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    mishieru07 went to Brasenose, IIRC :yes:
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    (Original post by Genevieve1)
    I went to Oxford's open day last friday and I really loved it. I am applying for chemistry.

    I liked the look of Brasenose and it had such a nice, friendly atmosphere. My only concern is that it was quite small as I would like quite a social college with the chance to mix with lots of people. anyone at Brasenose hear?

    I also liked Balliol, which is slightly bigger, but it didn't have such a sense of community.

    I wasn't so keen on Keble or New College.

    If anyone has been to these or other colleges please could you let me know what it's like from your perspective.

    Also I like to play lacrosse and I was wondering which colleges have good women's teams or mixed ones. Also which colleges have good gym facilities? I think Brasenose doesn't have a gym but gives you free membership to Iffley Road gym? Apparently Ballliol has two but they aren't as good?

    I didn't get a chance to look at Wadham, have heard it is more modern and quite social - but no formal? Or someone had suggested Lincoln to me?

    Any info would be appreciated, thanks!
    I'm a current chemist at Worcester. Absolutely love the college, friendly atmosphere, lots of nice open space and all the people are friendly. The chemistry tutors are also absolutely lovely!
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    [QUOTE=Genevieve1;67642628]I went to Oxford's open day last friday and I really loved it. I am applying for chemistry.

    I liked the look of Brasenose and it had such a nice, friendly atmosphere. My only concern is that it was quite small as I would like quite a social college with the chance to mix with lots of people. anyone at Brasenose here?

    Thanks for visiting us on Friday!
    You might find this student-run site a useful additional source of information about Brasenose:

    http://insidebrasenose.org/

    All of the colleges have strong communities. In very general terms, if the college can accommodate students in all year groups and has annexes close to main site and also has a relatively compact central site which UGs have a habit of coming into for meals/social events, the community dynamic tends to reflect this.

    "Also I like to play lacrosse and I was wondering which colleges have good women's teams or mixed ones. Also which colleges have good gym facilities? I think Brasenose doesn't have a gym but gives you free membership to Iffley Road gym?"

    Quite a few students play lacrosse but we haven't had a blog from this sport yet - something to chase up! For sport generally, have a look at
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...ollege,_Oxford

    Yes, the College offers all students Iffley gym membership (its facilities are better than could be provided on site). We do have our own sports ground & boat house as well.

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