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    Hi,
    I'm currently doing AS and I plan to study a degree in relation to maths at university. I've recently decided that this may simply be Mathematics or even Accounting, however, I'm still looking into this.

    I'm just curious about past students' experiences at Oxford - in general as well as what you particularly enjoyed in lectures and with accommodation arrangements, for example. I'd also be interested in hearing about how you feel your experience could have been improved.

    It would also be great to hear back from anyone taking/who has taken either Mathematics or Accounting and to learn about how they found the course.

    Thanks,
    Matrix
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    (Original post by Matrix123)
    Hi,
    I'm currently doing AS and I plan to study a degree in relation to maths at university. I've recently decided that this may simply be Mathematics or even Accounting, however, I'm still looking into this.

    I'm just curious about past students' experiences at Oxford - in general as well as what you particularly enjoyed in lectures and with accommodation arrangements, for example. I'd also be interested in hearing about how you feel your experience could have been improved.

    It would also be great to hear back from anyone taking/who has taken either Mathematics or Accounting and to learn about how they found the course.

    Thanks,
    Matrix
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    Hi there,
    Oxford does not offer an undergraduate degree in Accounting, so you would only be able to consider Maths as an option here - this may affect your choice of university, depending on what you decide you would like from a degree course.

    We can certainly get in touch with some of our current Maths students and ask them to say a bit about their experiences at Oxford - please be aware that it may take a bit of time to gather their responses, as term has just started and our students are typically very busy! Alternatively, if you ever want to visit LMH then we would be happy to find you a current Mathematician (or two) to have a chat with you and show you around - email [email protected], we are happy to welcome prospective students all year round

    One interesting element of the Oxford Maths course is that students can choose whether they study for three or four years, which means everyone's experience is unique. You can also find lots of information on the Maths Faculty's website.

    Re general experiences at Oxford, accommodation arrangements at LMH are generally very good and well received: we can offer three guaranteed years of accommodation in college (students on four year courses are required to live out in 3rd or 4th year - but this is a vast improvement on most Oxford colleges, where you are only able to live in college as a first and final year student). We also have the benefit of modern buildings, a kitchen on every corridor, and a large proportion of rooms with their own bathrooms. As with every college at Oxford and Cambridge, students are required to move all their belongings out of their room during each holiday, unless they have made special arrangements (it generally costs more to stay during the vacations, unless you are working for the college or are a finalist).

    Any more questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch!India
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    (Original post by LMH OXFORD)
    Hi there,
    Oxford does not offer an undergraduate degree in Accounting, so you would only be able to consider Maths as an option here - this may affect your choice of university, depending on what you decide you would like from a degree course.

    We can certainly get in touch with some of our current Maths students and ask them to say a bit about their experiences at Oxford - please be aware that it may take a bit of time to gather their responses, as term has just started and our students are typically very busy! Alternatively, if you ever want to visit LMH then we would be happy to find you a current Mathematician (or two) to have a chat with you and show you around - email [email protected], we are happy to welcome prospective students all year round

    One interesting element of the Oxford Maths course is that students can choose whether they study for three or four years, which means everyone's experience is unique. You can also find lots of information on the Maths Faculty's website.

    Re general experiences at Oxford, accommodation arrangements at LMH are generally very good and well received: we can offer three guaranteed years of accommodation in college (students on four year courses are required to live out in 3rd or 4th year - but this is a vast improvement on most Oxford colleges, where you are only able to live in college as a first and final year student). We also have the benefit of modern buildings, a kitchen on every corridor, and a large proportion of rooms with their own bathrooms. As with every college at Oxford and Cambridge, students are required to move all their belongings out of their room during each holiday, unless they have made special arrangements (it generally costs more to stay during the vacations, unless you are working for the college or are a finalist).

    Any more questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch!India
    Thank you for taking the time to type out this response.

    I see, thank you for informing me about this. Indeed, it may cause me to change the universities I am hoping to study at, however, I am still looking into this.

    Thank you, that would be much appreciated! I do understand that and it's not a problem. I do have a while yet until I apply for university anyway so the timing of the responses isn't an issue . Thanks for letting me know about this opportunity.

    OK, that's good to hear. It does seem to make things easier, looking at it from this perspective.
    You mentioned jobs for the college. What types of jobs could this include?
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    (Original post by Matrix123)
    Thank you for taking the time to type out this response.

    I see, thank you for informing me about this. Indeed, it may cause me to change the universities I am hoping to study at, however, I am still looking into this.

    Thank you, that would be much appreciated! I do understand that and it's not a problem. I do have a while yet until I apply for university anyway so the timing of the responses isn't an issue . Thanks for letting me know about this opportunity.

    OK, that's good to hear. It does seem to make things easier, looking at it from this perspective.
    You mentioned jobs for the college. What types of jobs could this include?
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    Students have the opportunity to apply to be "runners" for the annual admissions period at Christmas, or callers for the college's annual telethon at Easter - places are generally competitive for both, and their benefits include being able to leave all your things in your room during that holiday. (More regular part time work isn't generally available - these are jobs specifically for undergraduates)

    Glad you've found this helpful! It's definitely useful to start thinking about university earlier rather than later.
    India
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    (Original post by LMH OXFORD)
    Students have the opportunity to apply to be "runners" for the annual admissions period at Christmas, or callers for the college's annual telethon at Easter - places are generally competitive for both, and their benefits include being able to leave all your things in your room during that holiday. (More regular part time work isn't generally available - these are jobs specifically for undergraduates)

    Glad you've found this helpful! It's definitely useful to start thinking about university earlier rather than later.
    India
    I see, this does sound quite interesting. The benefits are certainly worth thinking about here. (Would this mean that you'd only be able to have this opportunity during your first year at university, then could only continue to leave possessions in the college, providing you paid for it?)

    Yes, I feel that this may reduce the possible stress associated with applying to university. However, I'm still unsure about my future ambitions in terms of specific degree choice and career, which I know is not uncommon. I just hope to gain a greater understanding of this at some point soon, which will help me make related decisions.
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    (Original post by Matrix123)
    I see, this does sound quite interesting. The benefits are certainly worth thinking about here. (Would this mean that you'd only be able to have this opportunity during your first year at university, then could only continue to leave possessions in the college, providing you paid for it?)

    Yes, I feel that this may reduce the possible stress associated with applying to university. However, I'm still unsure about my future ambitions in terms of specific degree choice and career, which I know is not uncommon. I just hope to gain a greater understanding of this at some point soon, which will help me make related decisions.
    Students opt to apply for these extra things at any point during their studies, but the benefits are only "valid" for the holiday they are carrying out the work (which lasts for two weeks in these examples). A certain amount of vacation storage is available within rooms and on corridors which you do not need to pay for - it's just using your room as you would during term time which needs special arrangements. Again, this is standard for all colleges at Oxford and Cambridge.

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    (Original post by LMH OXFORD)
    Students opt to apply for these extra things at any point during their studies, but the benefits are only "valid" for the holiday they are carrying out the work (which lasts for two weeks in these examples). A certain amount of vacation storage is available within rooms and on corridors which you do not need to pay for - it's just using your room as you would during term time which needs special arrangements. Again, this is standard for all colleges at Oxford and Cambridge.

    India
    Right, I see. That's fair enough.
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    Hello,

    LMH I have made my application to the university, but my referee could only enter my OVERALL predicted grades as he was provided with only one textbox.

    So he has included a detailed account of my predicted grades in the body of the written text reference. I hope that will help!

    Also, should I ask him to individually email the college? about all the details and the grades?

    I am really worried, is that a problem really?

    Please help.
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    (Original post by sohaillibra)
    Hello,

    LMH I have made my application to the university, but my referee could only enter my OVERALL predicted grades as he was provided with only one textbox.

    So he has included a detailed account of my predicted grades in the body of the written text reference. I hope that will help!

    Also, should I ask him to individually email the college? about all the details and the grades?

    I am really worried, is that a problem really?

    Please help.
    Hi there,

    I'm not sure what qualifications you are applying with (perhaps an IB?), but since the information is included in some depth in your reference it should not be an issue. Don't panic - it's all too easy to stress about an application which is already submitted

    India

    (Edit: Sorry, I forgot you had already mentioned you were studying an Indian High School Diploma! My answer still stands - the UCAS form just isn't particularly well set up for Indian qualifications as they are very different to A-Levels in format. The university will receive all of the appropriate detail with your application.)
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    Hola LMH!

    We were delighted to see the photo of VC Louise Richardson alongside the ten debut Foundation Students on the LMH website earlier today. Everyone here at Radcliffe Square wishes your new students all the best at Oxford.

    May we also say its been great having another college on TSR this year.

    Just a few more days to go until the UCAS deadline!

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    Hello!

    I'm a current international postgraduate masters student in Education, and as I wrap up my 2nd MA degree, I'm focused on getting into Oxfords Dphil in Education. Oxford is my grad school dream, but I'm worried about my chances into the competitive program due to my undergraduate degree. I earned a 2:2 in hospitality, but my MA grades in my current program are merit(high 60's), and my 1st MA in International Relations is also Merit, but very low 60's. I also have international teaching experience that adds up to about 4 years, but my undergraduate classification has me questioning my eligibility. Do I have a chance of getting into the Dphil program, or am I better off applying into the Msc program? I don't want to waste an application.
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    (Original post by bahamasinparis)
    Hello!

    I'm a current international postgraduate masters student in Education, and as I wrap up my 2nd MA degree, I'm focused on getting into Oxfords Dphil in Education. Oxford is my grad school dream, but I'm worried about my chances into the competitive program due to my undergraduate degree. I earned a 2:2 in hospitality, but my MA grades in my current program are merit(high 60's), and my 1st MA in International Relations is also Merit, but very low 60's. I also have international teaching experience that adds up to about 4 years, but my undergraduate classification has me questioning my eligibility. Do I have a chance of getting into the Dphil program, or am I better off applying into the Msc program? I don't want to waste an application.
    Hi there,

    Firstly, please bear with us - our specialism is in undergraduate admissions and recruitment, which takes up the vast majority of our time and expertise! I've had a look at the DPhil in Education page for you, which I will link here.

    Under the "academic ability" section, it says applicants "normally" are expected to have achieved a 2.1 and above in their undergraduate studies, although this suggests there is some room for manoeuvre as postgrad applicants have such varied circumstances. It also stipulates that applicants should have a mark of 68 above in a related masters subject - if this can be applied to your current qualifications, then it is likely to be worth pursuing. Of course, as with any programme of study at Oxford, applications are very competitive, so candidates who don't meet the base requirements for admission are highly unlikely to be offered a place.

    I would advise you to contact postgraduate admissions/the education faculty directly with any further questions, as they are far better placed to answer them than our undergraduate focused office here at LMH

    India
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    (Original post by BrasenoseAdm)
    Hola LMH!

    We were delighted to see the photo of VC Louise Richardson alongside the ten debut Foundation Students on the LMH website earlier today. Everyone here at Radcliffe Square wishes wishes your new students all the best at Oxford.

    May we also say its been great having another college on TSR this year.

    Just a few more days to go until the UCAS deadline!

    Brasenose Admissions
    Greetings, Brasenose!Thank you - we are really excited about the FY programme's great beginnings! Keep an eye on our social media to see how our students progress throughout the year.

    Here's to another busy and successful admissions period - it's an exciting time of year
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    Hello! Any update on your lovely new quad and graduate buildings LMH? Will it be ready for Christmas?
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    (Original post by personage)
    Hello! Any update on your lovely new quad and graduate buildings LMH? Will it be ready for Christmas?
    Hi there,

    Yes, things are moving along nicely! Our graduate buildings are currently finished and inhabited, and the lodge are soon to move into their new home as the finishing touches are put to the quad. Some sneak peaks are available here as well as on our Instagram and Facebook pages - proper pictures will be forthcoming. The wait is nearly over!
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    (Original post by LMH OXFORD)
    Hi there,

    Yes, things are moving along nicely! Our graduate buildings are currently finished and inhabited, and the lodge are soon to move into their new home as the finishing touches are put to the quad. Some sneak peaks are available here as well as on our Instagram and Facebook pages - proper pictures will be forthcoming. The wait is nearly over!
    great news! thank you! #excited
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    Having just sent off my UCAS, do you know when the first contact from the colleges will be with the applicants?
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    (Original post by ホク水ね)
    Having just sent off my UCAS, do you know when the first contact from the colleges will be with the applicants?
    Hi there,

    It will take a few weeks for you to receive a response from your chosen college - shortlisting takes a great deal of time and care from admissions tutors, many of whom are also dealing with a new intake of undergraduates this term amongst a number of other commitments. You will hear whether you have been shortlisted for an interview or not some time in the later half of November.

    Best of luck with your application!

    India
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    Hi there,

    I've looked into this but there dosen't seem to be much information avaliable to applicants:
    I've applied for Chemistry, and this year we have to sit part 1 of the TSA. Me, and many other candidates are wondering how our TSA scores will be used in our application. Will they be used to shortlist candidates (i.e will there be a cut off score like in other subjects that have used it for a while now), or will it just be used as part of the whole application?

    At present it appears that the majority of Chemistry applicants are shortlisted for interview. Is there any intentiom to change this and what emphasis will admissions tutors place on the TSA this year?

    Any information regarding this would be very useful and much appreciated,
    Thank you
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    Hi LMH, I've been doing some revision with past admissions tests for Classics with Oriental Studies (so the CAT and the CLAT). I was wondering what marks are normally classed as good or passable? Or do they tend to vary year on year? Many thanks
 
 
 
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