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(Original post by marmar191)
Hello Everyone! I posted this in another thread specifically for 2017 applicants, but since I have not received any replies I thought I would post on here as well. I am applying for PhD in History and was wondering if anyone here can give me some insight into a few of the colleges. The ones I am interested in knowing more about are Johns, Selwyn, Sidney Sussex, Emmanuel, St. Catharines, Pembroke, and Clare. I do not mind if the college is strong in my subject, what I care most about is the graduate environment, some sense of tradition (good formals, for instance), size (not too small, but still has an intimate/close atmosphere), good welfare provisions, and an active graduate community. I have looked at their websites but it would be nice to hear from people who have some sort of personal experience! Also, feel free to recommend any colleges that I have not included if you feel they fit my description
They've all got those things. Really, the only difference between the Colleges is their architecture. Their location in town soon becomes relatively minor because the town is actually quite small, most people are moving around to wherever you want to meet, and everything is in easy walking distance, grad accommodation often isn't in the main College site anyway. You don't know which clubs you are going join, who your friends are going to be, who you are going to fall in love with etc etc. So picking a College because the scarf looks nice is just as valid as creating endless spreadsheets about book budgets, room sizes etc etc. Only about 25% of grads get their first choice of College anyway.

We nearly all end up saying our own College is best (so it's Selwyn, obvs!)
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(Original post by legaleagle26)
I have been watching this thread for some time and am absolutely delighted to post that I have just received an offer to study for an MPhil in Criminology! Absolutely delighted!! 🎉😃🎉

Just in case, anyone is interested, my timescale was -

4 Dec: Application submitted
8 Dec: Under consideration by dept
6 Jan: BoGs
8 Jan: Offer!!
14 Jan: Accepted at Jesus College
hey! i applied for mphil in criminology as well but havent heard back - if you dont mind me asking, whats your undergrad degree & score?
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I am going from Gatwick Airport to Cambridge on the 27th, and I am hoping to share a taxi to either Cambridge or to King`s Cross (and then take a train to Cambridge).

Do you know a website where I can match with people for that?
or a Facebook page?
As others have said: a taxi is not a feasible option!

Get the Southern Rail train from Gatwick to Victoria and then hop on tube to King's Cross or Liverpool Street where you can get a nice short train journey to Cambridge. It's not long at all and it is relatively cheap. I've done this journey several times and it's perfectly fine.

Please don't get a taxi, you'll be bankrupt at this rate! Hope this helps
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Haha, yes I know it is quite pricey. But I will be moving with 2 big luggages, and one small. I am not sure how I will be carrying this on the stairs to get to the station.

I looked up a taxi from Gatwick to King's Cross and I can book it online for 65GDP for 2 suitcases and 4 people. If I am to share with someone, I am assuming they have suitcases as well, so that would be 90GDP (to get the bigger car) but for 2 people.

I am just scared of losing my luggage while moving one at a time on the stairs (although it would be tough for someone to just grab one and run with it ://)
I've just noticed that you will have many cases. Get a taxi from Gatwick to King's Cross and then get the train from there. Ask one of the staff members to help you

When I move down from Southport (near Liverpool) I'll be taking my stuff like you but via train. I'll do it over a couple of train journeys, so maybe consider doing a few train journeys rather than paying all that money for a taxi?

Also, buy all your plates and pans etc in Cambridge. Don't take anything with you that you don't need. I'm gonna go with pretty much nothing but my pencil case and my soul! Just take what you need. Be selective.
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