in that hillary duff film... a cinderella story.
it's all about her getting to princeton with chad michael murray
i love that episode of family guy when brian goes to brown, and at the american football match it's "Brown vs Board of Education" (48 - 0 or something)
It's true, I'm a rubbish gay. I've been threatened with having my homosexuality revoked by the Big Gay Committee.
I was in Oxford at another college, just minding my own business. Then I took some tests and they suggested I apply "up the road." The rest is history. Not to mention that when I went to Cambridge with a friend who was applying a year before, I immediately didn't feel the same vibe. But it's personal preference of course and it could easily be the other way round for someone else. I think you know straight away a lot of the time.
Oxford is about 45 minutes drive away from home, so it was too close! I need my space...
i chose cambridge for law because at oxford all of the exams are at the end of the 3rd year (at least they are for law) and I don't think I could handle that many exams at once. I prefer them spread out. Plus Cambridge has the best department of international law in the world, and that's the field I want to go into.
I chose Oxford because I wanted to do straight Chemistry rather than Nat sci, which is more competitive anyway.
Cambridge gays > Oxford gays
Oxford is Cambridge's *****.
Oxford offered a course with a more specific specialisim than Cambridge (1550 - 1780, rather than 'Medieval and Renaissance') and also, to be honest, family connections - my dad and both sisters went/are going there. Bit of a poor excuse in a way, but it meant I knew the city better, whereas I've only visited Cambridge once (and there was nothing there!)
I did find it, I stayed there, I simply meant that I'm used to a busier and larger town (I live in Birmingham!). To be honest, I imagine Oxford's not much better as a thriving centre
doesnt thriving just mean crowded
I applied to Cambridge because when I read the description of the natural sciences course I knew I wanted to do it. If I had chosen physics at Oxford and then had a change of heart, I would be stuck doing a course I wasn't keen on for years. Plus, I think it's a better outlook on science as a whole - lots of areas in science overlap with one another so breaking it up into seperate subjects and narrower degrees doesn't seem as logical to me.
Also, though this is unlikely to have been an accurate representation, at university fairs I visited the tutors from Oxford seemed less friendly - one talked about humiliating the applicants during interviews. It put me off.
And Cambridge was super pretty.
Simply because Cambridge offers Drama (although admittedly not pure) and Oxford doesn't. And I heart doss subjects at top universities.
Funny when I was little I was always leaning toward Oxford then it changed when I was about 16. Have nothing against Oxford, my dad went there. The boat race is just going to become more interesting.
But Oxford does good masters in education studies so maybe I shall join later on.
Speaking of masters in education studies and whatnot, Oxford is the top place in the country to do a PGCE. Interesting little nugget there...