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    (Original post by brendan.)
    :hi:! At first I thought it was a joke, I mean the fractions were a bit of an insult to our knowledge! But then it got progressively later. I've finished it, but there were a few simultaneous questions, and one or two of the trig ones that I either completely didn't understand, or I just couldn't see what to do with it. The very last one... no idea. Ha, I got stuck and so went searching for my Maths notes, but I've lost them.. :cry2:
    Yeah same! I figured i'd leave the last few about drawing the graphs and ask nicely when I get there :P I just didn't want them to think i was incapable so early on :') I took A level maths and I'm pretty sure there wasn't any mention of light wave equations and stuff . What are you going to be studying? I'm doing biochemistry.
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    (Original post by Abyss of Stars)
    deFossard and Mellete, sorry to butt in on the Roman conversation, but I was wondering whether either of you had ever watched the BBC tv series I Claudius? It was all about the generations of Emperors between Augustus and Claudius (with Caligula in the middle) and I thought it was very well done and fascinating. As an English student, however, I am wondering how factually accurate it is. Can you help?

    On another note, is anyone else hoping to get involved in student theatre? I would love to, definitely writing, but possibly acting and maybe even directing if I can pluck up enough courage and coerce enough friends!! Any other budding dramatists out there I can team up with??
    I've not watched I, Claudius, though I've heard great things about it. Wasn't Derek Jacobi in it? I think Mellete has pretty comprehensively described its accuracy, or lack of.

    Yes, I'm thinking about getting involved in the theatre at Oxford. The Magdalen Players sound like a very good group. I'd love to be involved in a version of Danton's Death one day. One of my favourite plays, and it's about the French Revolution. I could play Robespierre.

    (Original post by The Anti-Hero)
    I was railing at historical inaccuracies every ten minute whilst watching The Tudors but I still bloody enjoyed it...
    Have you seen The Borgias? One of the few things that makes me wish I had Sky. I've heard it's actually relatively accurate, because Pope Alexander VI was truly disgusting, and so debauched that Hollywood could hardly exaggerate it.
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    (Original post by deFossard)
    Have you seen The Borgias? One of the few things that makes me wish I had Sky. I've heard it's actually relatively accurate, because Pope Alexander VI was truly disgusting, and so debauched that Hollywood could hardly exaggerate it.
    Ooh, another historical drama to watch! Thanks!
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    (Original post by dbmag9)
    Where do you find it out from again? Also how does the amount Oxford gives compare to what you get from Student Finance, if that's not too rude a question?
    Click the 'view correspondence' tab on the student finance website. My grant from SF was £377, so my Oxford bursary is larger

    (Original post by Mel_Denning)
    lool are we talking about scholarships?
    No
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    When is the latest student finance will update with the OOP? I'm still waiting.
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    (Original post by Kattikins)
    Yeah same! I figured i'd leave the last few about drawing the graphs and ask nicely when I get there :P I just didn't want them to think i was incapable so early on :') I took A level maths and I'm pretty sure there wasn't any mention of light wave equations and stuff . What are you going to be studying? I'm doing biochemistry.
    Exactly! - 'Assume x=0 and draw the graph' - whaaat? I've heard they don't check anyway and I've spoken to a few people who haven't done it at all - at least they say.. But I thought I'd best do it in case I found something really hard that was hiding in there. I'm going to be studying biochem too! What college are you at?
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    Did anyone get the UMS survey from Oxford?
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    (Original post by qwertyuiop1993)
    Did anyone get the UMS survey from Oxford?
    Yep
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    (Original post by ChopinNocturne)
    Yep
    I wonder if this happens every year, or if Oxford are thinking of making UMS a more important part of the application process?
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    (Original post by qwertyuiop1993)
    Did anyone get the UMS survey from Oxford?
    Nope. What was it?
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    (Original post by deFossard)
    Nope. What was it?
    From their undergraduate admissions email:


    Congratulations on your success in gaining a place to study at the University of Oxford. We are contacting you because we are conducting some research on the A-Level performance of our students, specifically regarding the UMS scores obtained. We intend to study how UMS scores relate to other information gathered during the admissions process, and how they link to performance during your time at the University. This information will provide invaluable insights for the future evolution of our admissions process.


    We would greatly appreciate your help in this matter, so ask that you visit our online survey and provide details of the UMS marks you obtained in your A-Level exams. The form can be found at:


    www.survey.bris.ac.uk/oxford/ums?x1=1066671807

    (please do not be alarmed at the fact this is not an Oxford web address – this is just the survey tool we use)


    Please could you complete the survey no later than Monday 17th October. Many thanks in advance for your assistance
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    Not heard anything about a UMS survey.

    Also, still not heard anything about the OOB
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    No UMS survey (although I didn't do A-levels anyway), no OOB and still can't get my Oxford email address since I only posted my contracts two days ago. Poor me.
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    (Original post by qwertyuiop1993)
    From their undergraduate admissions email:


    Congratulations on your success in gaining a place to study at the University of Oxford. We are contacting you because we are conducting some research on the A-Level performance of our students, specifically regarding the UMS scores obtained. We intend to study how UMS scores relate to other information gathered during the admissions process, and how they link to performance during your time at the University. This information will provide invaluable insights for the future evolution of our admissions process.


    We would greatly appreciate your help in this matter, so ask that you visit our online survey and provide details of the UMS marks you obtained in your A-Level exams. The form can be found at:


    www.survey.bris.ac.uk/oxford/ums?x1=1066671807

    (please do not be alarmed at the fact this is not an Oxford web address – this is just the survey tool we use)


    Please could you complete the survey no later than Monday 17th October. Many thanks in advance for your assistance
    Clicked. Apparently, I've already completed this survey. Hmm.
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    (Original post by brendan.)
    Exactly! - 'Assume x=0 and draw the graph' - whaaat? I've heard they don't check anyway and I've spoken to a few people who haven't done it at all - at least they say.. But I thought I'd best do it in case I found something really hard that was hiding in there. I'm going to be studying biochem too! What college are you at?
    I'm at Trinity (: You? Do you think we'll be getting any booklists and stuff? It feels strange going to Oxford with a severe lack of text books. We'll maybe have to spend a load of cash on them in the first week..
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    (Original post by deFossard)
    Clicked. Apparently, I've already completed this survey. Hmm.
    I imagine we all recieve unique urls

    (Original post by Kattikins)
    I'm at Trinity (: You? Do you think we'll be getting any booklists and stuff? It feels strange going to Oxford with a severe lack of text books. We'll maybe have to spend a load of cash on them in the first week..
    Christ Church has a £70/year book grant, perhaps other colleges do the same?
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    (Original post by Lucius)
    I imagine we all recieve personalised urls




    Christ Church has a £70/year book grant, perhaps other colleges do the same?
    Trinity has a £50 book grant, which I am thankful for...(not that it covers the cost of all my books )
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    (Original post by Lucius)
    I imagine we all recieve personalised urls




    Christ Church has a £70/year book grant, perhaps other colleges do the same?
    I think Magdalen give their freshers around £100 for books. May be wrong, but I'm sure I read they give book grants to all. Very generous.
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    (Original post by Kattikins)
    I'm at Trinity (: You? Do you think we'll be getting any booklists and stuff? It feels strange going to Oxford with a severe lack of text books. We'll maybe have to spend a load of cash on them in the first week..
    Christ Church! As somebody else pointed out, at Christ Church we do indeed get a nice book grant of £210 for the entire course, which has to be claimed in £70 denominations. I don't have a booklist, but the letter that I got off ChCh's biochem reps says that generally the libraries will have all that we needed. They did list a few books, and they only really recommended that it might be a good idea to buy one of them, but simply because there's a limited supply of it or something? I'm going to ask them whether I should get any of them, but I'd imagine we're fine! I'm just going to make sure I've read over my A Level notes again so that I don't turn up clueless! :P
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    (Original post by brendan.)
    Christ Church! As somebody else pointed out, at Christ Church we do indeed get a nice book grant of £210 for the entire course, which has to be claimed in £70 denominations. I don't have a booklist, but the letter that I got off ChCh's biochem reps says that generally the libraries will have all that we needed. They did list a few books, and they only really recommended that it might be a good idea to buy one of them, but simply because there's a limited supply of it or something? I'm going to ask them whether I should get any of them, but I'd imagine we're fine! I'm just going to make sure I've read over my A Level notes again so that I don't turn up clueless! :P
    Good idea! I might bring some of my A level notes to help, because i have no doubt that a great deal of knowledge has leaked out of my brain over the last few months :P Hopefully there won't be too many text books to worry about though (: Do you think that we have to wait to get a lab coat in Oxford? - They'll probably recommend a certain type :P
 
 
 
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