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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    About a third of John's freshers live in the Beehive - the other fresher rooms vary in size (some a tad smaller, some quite a lot bigger) though I think Beehive is representative.

    Without wanting to be rude - if you thought rooms in the beehive are small, I certainly hope you don't end up in London (or at any other university really). Apparently Beehive rooms are 200 square feet, well above the typical size for university rooms at the time of 100-140 square feet.

    I can understand where you're coming from though, there are much bigger rooms around (both in John's and Oxford more widely).
    Maybe I just saw the smaller rooms, but they were much smaller than any rooms I've seen in London accomodation (which is only LSE so maybe not an accurate representation). Although there will obviously be variation. I was told by current Johns students that's where the majority stay, maybe it's changed. The rooms I saw were definitely not 200 square feet, around 100 square feet, but as I said there will be variation obviously, and I saw like 3 rooms. Otherwise I thought St Johns was really nice, the gardens were very pretty.
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    (Original post by maberg)
    Where did you get the stats? What I have read in 2014 or 2013 about 1000-1200 applied. Are the 2015 stats available somewhere? I think I couldn't find it weeks ago.
    I think your figures are closer to the real amount. No way is it roughly 52 applicants per place aha.


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    (Original post by tanyapotter)
    about 4500 people applied for EM last year and they only had 86 places so although your a-levels are amazing, your gcses may be on the slightly lower end and you could perhaps consider cambridge?
    More like 1200 for 86 places. Still high but nowhere near 4500.
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    Wow that's high I'm personally going to apply for computer science that's about ten people per place (there are only about 28 places )
    Stayed in St Catz on the Thursday and Friday night around the open day it had a really nice atmosphere and though I didn't like the architecture or my room it was really got due to the huge windows facing the sun I had a lovely time as the undergraduates were really nice and helpful.

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    My teachers keep discouraging me to apply to oxford this year. Do you think I should still apply for other universities this year but not for oxford but if I get really top grades, should I apply to Oxford for 2017?
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    (Original post by tilly5798)
    My teachers keep discouraging me to apply to oxford this year. Do you think I should still apply for other universities this year but not for oxford but if I get really top grades, should I apply to Oxford for 2017?
    Why are they discouraging you? I thought the job of education professionals was to encourage students to aim high?

    If you want to go to Oxford bad enough that you are willing to reject offers and apply for the following year, I don't see why you shouldn't just take a punt and apply this year and see how the dice fall. Worse case scenario, it's a no this year, and you can just reapply next year anyway.

    Honestly, I can't see you having anything to lose if you're back-up plan is to reject anything but Oxford. In fact, I can't see you have anything to lose either way, because you will likely still get offers from other top universities and that ought to help you make up your mind.

    Personally, I'd disregard your teacher in this instance and apply to Oxford anyway.
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    (Original post by lucyx)
    That would be super helpful! Thanks
    Which college?
    I'm going to be going to Worcester College. If you were wondering why I chose it then I'd say it is a stunning college and I just adored the environment there!

    (Original post by Marina Stomeo)
    Please do it! It would be extra-super-mega helpful
    The videos probably won't be up until I actually start at Oxford, if you want to PM me then feel free (I might be a little slow replying, I'm trying to get all my things sorted for uni)!

    (Original post by MouseyBrown)
    I'm going for history and politics, so would be interested to hear anything about your interview, and any HAT tips if possible. Just finishing my PS so I'm ready to start freaking out about everything else now!
    I've just checked and the HAT is on the 4th of November, so I'll try and get up a video on how I approached it about a month before. I don't want to post videos until I'm actually there - weird I know, I just would prefer to be able to talk about my experience being an "official fresher"- so it will probably be up around the 6th of October. Feel free to PM me any questions you have before then (although I'm no expert and I'm still slightly bemused as to how I even got in)

    Sorry for any grammar/spelling errors, I had to write this in a real rush!!!!!
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    Applying to St Anne's 😁✌🏼️


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    Applying to St Anne's 😁✌🏼️


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    (Original post by n.safar4)
    Applying to St Anne's 😁✌🏼️


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    Same

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    Good choice!
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    Applying to Oxford for PGCE, does this count?
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Same

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    What course?


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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    Good choice!
    Are you in St Anne's already?


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    (Original post by n.safar4)
    Are you in St Anne's already?


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    Well not yet, but in a couple of weeks!
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    What course?


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    Computer Science - you?

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    (Original post by chicken15642)
    I'm going to be going to Worcester College. If you were wondering why I chose it then I'd say it is a stunning college and I just adored the environment there!



    The videos probably won't be up until I actually start at Oxford, if you want to PM me then feel free (I might be a little slow replying, I'm trying to get all my things sorted for uni)!



    I've just checked and the HAT is on the 4th of November, so I'll try and get up a video on how I approached it about a month before. I don't want to post videos until I'm actually there - weird I know, I just would prefer to be able to talk about my experience being an "official fresher"- so it will probably be up around the 6th of October. Feel free to PM me any questions you have before then (although I'm no expert and I'm still slightly bemused as to how I even got in)

    Sorry for any grammar/spelling errors, I had to write this in a real rush!!!!!
    I will apply in 2016, there's plenty of time for me, don't worry :cool:
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    AS-LEVEL:-
    MATHS - A
    FURTHER MATHS - A
    CHEMISTRY -A
    PHYSICS - A

    PREDICTED A2:-
    MATHS - A*
    FURTHER MATHS - A*
    CHEMISTRY -A*
    PHYSICS - A*
    GCSE: 4A*, 3A, 1B, 1C, 1D
    I am looking to apply for maths at Oxford. What chance do I have of getting an interview?
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    (Original post by politicalmind)
    are most of you private school too?
    Public school, Classical Lyceum in Italy (Greek, Latin, History, Philosophy are the main subject, but I do also Science, Maths, Physics and others as well)

    (I'm an intruder since I'll apply in 2016, hope it doesn't bother anyone )
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    (Original post by OxSarah)
    Medicine And you?
    PS: I've just found out that you are italian as me :daydreaming:
    Sorry if this is too personal: What grades do you have and which school do you attend? I'd like to study Medicine, but my grades aren't exceptional (8,6/10 in my third year mainly because of mood problems and difficulty to focus), but I have just started my 4th year of Classical Lyceum and hopefully they will get better.
    Did you do any extracurricular like volunteering?


    P.s. All Italians unite! :grouphugs:
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    Hello!

    GCSE grades: 9A*1A
    A-Levels: Further Maths, Maths (A2 - A*), Physics (AS - a), Chemistry (AS - a)
    Course: Mathematics
    College: Exeter


    Any Oxford Mathematics students at Exeter here? And any other applying for Maths?
 
 
 
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