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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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    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 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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    (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.

    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.
    Thanks I didn't know any that about funding
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    HI,
    Any one knows how many students that Trinity take for doing E&M each year. It's nowhere to be found
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    (Original post by angela9x0x)
    HI,
    Any one knows how many students that Trinity take for doing E&M each year. It's nowhere to be found
    We believe that our community of typically three Economics & Management (E&M) students a year, along with typically a further three each year doing these subjects with either Engineering (EEM) or Materials (MEM), is the perfect size.

    http://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk/pages/th...tor-seidel.php
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    (Original post by Poppyxx)
    We believe that our community of typically three Economics & Management (E&M) students a year, along with typically a further three each year doing these subjects with either Engineering (EEM) or Materials (MEM), is the perfect size.

    http://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk/pages/th...tor-seidel.php

    Thank you so much. Between Trinity and Exeter, can you suggest me one to do E&M
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    (Original post by hideousnight)
    I tried to put this in the Colleges board but it won't let me

    So basically, here's the situation: I applied to Wadham College this year, got an interview and then got rejected. I absolutely adored Wadham and it's made me want to re-apply to Oxford next year (please don't discuss whether or not I should be re-applying because I've already decided etc). However, I've been told that I shouldn't apply to Wadham again because they are massively oversubscribed for English (which is what I'm applying for) and also if they realise I was rejected they could instantly reject me or compare me to how I did and if I'm not hugely better reject me

    So, here's what I want from a college:
    • Pretty. Yeah yeah probably a really bad reason to pick somewhere but I don't want to stay in a big ugly building when all of the other colleges are pretty
    • Good location. I liked where Wadham was... I imagine they all have a good location but I would not be happy being really far away from everything like St Hugh's.
    • Left-wing Would not be happy in a college full of Rahs etc, I'm fairly left-wing (though not too politically active).
    • High proportion of state-school students For the same reason as above really.


    I just want a fun college like Wadham help!
    (Original post by fudgesundae)
    Highest proportion of state school students:

    Merton - 65.9%
    Mansfield - 63.7%
    Balliol - 63.2%
    Hertford - 60.8%
    Wadham - 60.6% - already applied there so no for you
    Jesus - 60.3%
    St Anne's - 58.9%
    St Johns - 58.8%
    Worcester - 58.7%

    I haven't seen all of these but I will say that Balliol, Merton, St Johns and Worcester are very nice. Hertford, Mansfield and Jesus aren't bad either. St Anne's is a modern college so go for that if it is your thing.

    Balliol, Hertford, Jesus and Merton are very central. But none of these are far out colleges so all are pretty central.

    Ok now for some generalisations. This is where my actual opinion and facts go out of the window and I give into stereotypes. Honestly there will be all types of people at every college but: Balliol is apparently one of the most lefty colleges, Hertford is state schooly and northern, Mansfield is friendly, Jesus is the welsh college, Merton works its undergrads to death, St Johns is extremely rich and has lots of state schoolers.

    Hope this helped a little, quote me if you need anything else
    I'm intrigued. Are state-school proportions, the basis on which you choose a college and make friends therein?
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    (Original post by medic_armadillo7)
    I'm intrigued. Are state-school proportions, the basis on which you choose a college and make friends therein?
    Not sure why I was quoted in, I was simply giving the OP colleges with high proportions of state schoolers as that was one of the criteria for their choice.

    Personally, I don't really care. I have been to private school my whole life so don't mind if my college is full of others like me, but a healthy mix is probably best. As it is, the college I shall be attending (results permitting) is something like 55% private school I think.

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