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    Is it possible to live in a College with your couple (who is not an Oxford student)?
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    (Original post by Rupepo)
    Is it possible to live in a College with your couple (who is not an Oxford student)?
    No, I am fairly sure you can't. Even at Harris Manchester (the mature student college) they are not able to offer accommodation for couples..
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    (Original post by Rupepo)
    Is it possible to live in a College with your couple (who is not an Oxford student)?
    (Original post by AnimalSpirit)
    No, I am fairly sure you can't. Even at Harris Manchester (the mature student college) they are not able to offer accommodation for couples..
    Univ does (but only for graduates) and I would be surprised if others don't

    http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk/college_lif...accommodation/
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    (Original post by Turdburger)
    That thing just draws up a list of averages, which is pretty useless. I think it has us (BNC) as one of the most expensive colleges as a result. However if you want to there are plenty of rooms under 700 pounds per term, which is very cheap. My friends room was 480 a term, and mine was 505 not including heating.

    Its just that there a lot of very very good rooms that are pricy 1150 a term. I would stay clear of looking at averages basically.
    Seriously, less than 700? Trinity has a flat rate of 1240 a term plus heating.

    I thought the college fees are the same for every college at about 6k GBP a year. http://www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding/f...undergraduate/
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    (Original post by AnonymousPenguin)
    Seriously, less than 700? Trinity has a flat rate of 1240 a term plus heating.

    I thought the college fees are the same for every college at about 6k GBP a year. http://www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding/f...undergraduate/
    I think that information must be pretty old for Brasenose, I think when you take into account heating etc. the cheapest room you can get here is more about £1000 a term. I don't know how much the more expensive ones are, I've always gone cheap as possible.

    And yeah I think you're right about college fees
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    (Original post by AnonymousPenguin)
    Seriously, less than 700? Trinity has a flat rate of 1240 a term plus heating.
    erm, maybe 4 years ago...

    1240 is still pretty expensive though.
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    Hello

    I am thinking about worcester college oxford. I find it very good but there are 2 things that i am not sure about.

    1) It is very close to the pubs and clubs and that is good. However ,there might be drunken students/people making noise. Can anyone tell me if this is true?

    2) How likely is to get the rubbish rooms of first year accommodation? And how rubbish are they?

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by Tenbinza)
    I think for the choral scholarships you do have to go to the correct college, or at least that was the impression I gained from the information - being in the college choir is a different process from having a scholarship so you might be right in that regard?
    Some people get pooled to other colleges after interviews and then hold exhibitionships in the choir of the college they applied to, which is essentially the same as a scholarship, just for people at other colleges. The only real difference is that they don't get to wear scholars' gowns Choirs usually take volunteers (from any college) as well, but can get oversubscribed, so a scholarship/exhibitionship is a more certain way of getting into one (and you get money, but not a lot).

    If you've got any questions about Queen's/the Queen's choir, I'd be happy to answer
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    Hi there,
    I'm applying to Oxford to do Economics and Management next year. I'm considering Queens, Exeter and Oriel and obviously I dont want to choose the best in E&M so it would be a little little bit easy to get in.

    Any suggestion? Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by angela9x0x)
    Hi there,
    I'm applying to Oxford to do Economics and Management next year. I'm considering Queens, Exeter and Oriel and obviously I dont want to choose the best in E&M so it would be a little little bit easy to get in.

    Any suggestion? Thanks in advance
    Don't pick a college based on which you think it would be easier to get into. It's impossible to say and could mean you'd pass up a college you might actually prefer.

    I can vouch for how wonderful Exeter College is, though. If you've any questions about it, please don't hesitate to ask / PM me.
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    (Original post by angela9x0x)
    Hi there,
    I'm applying to Oxford to do Economics and Management next year. I'm considering Queens, Exeter and Oriel and obviously I dont want to choose the best in E&M so it would be a little little bit easy to get in.

    Any suggestion? Thanks in advance
    Queen's doesn't do E & M — doesn't look like Oriel does either from the website.
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    (Original post by Nag o ma Scylla)
    Queen's doesn't do E & M — doesn't look like Oriel does either from the website.
    Thanks for the help
    From Queens website, it said it does take 8-10 students to do economics but the great majority doing PPE

    Now I shorten my list and choosing between Trinity and Exeter only
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    (Original post by angela9x0x)
    Thanks for the help
    From Queens website, it said it does take 8-10 students to do economics but the great majority doing PPE

    Now I shorten my list and choosing between Trinity and Exeter only
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    (Original post by angela9x0x)
    Thanks for the help
    From Queens website, it said it does take 8-10 students to do economics but the great majority doing PPE

    Now I shorten my list and choosing between Trinity and Exeter only
    Queen's doesn't do E&M, but it does offer MEM (Materials, Economics and Management) which is a different course.

    "Please note that Queen’s offers the great majority of courses taught at Oxford, but NOT Archaeology & Anthropology, Classical Archaeology & Ancient History, Earth Sciences, Economics & Management, Engineering, Geography, History & Economics, History of Art, Human Sciences, and courses involving Computer Science or Theology."

    Oriel definitely doesn't do E&M either.

    At least your list is shorter now!
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    (Original post by Poppyxx)
    Queen's doesn't do E&M, but it does offer MEM (Materials, Economics and Management) which is a different course.

    "Please note that Queen’s offers the great majority of courses taught at Oxford, but NOT Archaeology & Anthropology, Classical Archaeology & Ancient History, Earth Sciences, Economics & Management, Engineering, Geography, History & Economics, History of Art, Human Sciences, and courses involving Computer Science or Theology."

    Oriel definitely doesn't do E&M either.

    At least your list is shorter now!
    Does queens have management tutors? Or do MEMers go elsewhere, I wonder why they offer MEM and not E&M, hmm any ideas?
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    Hi,
    I want to apply to study Mathematics and Statistics in Oxford. I am choosing between Trinity College and Exeter College. I heard that Trinity College only offers 2 places for Mathematics and Statistics. Would you mind giving me ideas about this course in these 2 colleges and how to find the college statistics in Mathematics and Statistics course?
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    (Original post by tooambitious)
    Does queens have management tutors? Or do MEMers go elsewhere, I wonder why they offer MEM and not E&M, hmm any ideas?
    It may be that they have a College Lecturer for Management, who could be a fellow at another college but is 'borrowed' just to teach management to the MEMists.

    I expect it comes down to funding.

    I have a feeling to offer a subject, a college must have a fellowship in that subject and they are considerably more costly to a college than a college lecturer. I expect MEM falls under the domain of the Materials or Economics fellows.

    I could be entirely wrong.

    But my college has just announced it's going to offer a new course and the reason why they can is because they've had a large donation from an alumnus for the specific purpose of funding a fellowship in this subject.
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    (Original post by Poppyxx)
    Queen's doesn't do E&M, but it does offer MEM (Materials, Economics and Management) which is a different course.

    "Please note that Queen’s offers the great majority of courses taught at Oxford, but NOT Archaeology & Anthropology, Classical Archaeology & Ancient History, Earth Sciences, Economics & Management, Engineering, Geography, History & Economics, History of Art, Human Sciences, and courses involving Computer Science or Theology."

    Oriel definitely doesn't do E&M either.

    At least your list is shorter now!
    I think they stopped E&M only very recently. I have third-year friends at Queens' studying for their E&M finals right now.
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    (Original post by Poppyxx)
    It may be that they have a College Lecturer for Management, who could be a fellow at another college but is 'borrowed' just to teach management to the MEMists.

    Talk about a journeyman lecturer.

    http://georgebowen.com/teaching-2/
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    (Original post by dogmatichurricane)
    I think they stopped E&M only very recently. I have third-year friends at Queens' studying for their E&M finals right now.
    That's interesting. I wonder why they stopped.


    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    Talk about a journeyman lecturer.

    http://georgebowen.com/teaching-2/
    That is a lot of colleges!

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