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    (Original post by Babs12123)
    I still haven't heard and my last name begins with B. Kinda ruins it!
    Possibly by college or department? Not sure why they would, but you know.
    Ah, well, there it is then! :p:

    Have you checked student finance to see if they've updated your correspondence section?

    Anyone who has had this occur, what title did it have? Just: "Notification of Entitlement?"
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    (Original post by thurin)
    Got my Freshers' Guide today :sexface:
    So much I want to do. I bet I won't actually do any of them!

    (Original post by deFossard)
    Was that the thing published by the Student Union? That arrived for me, too. Quite nice to flick through, lots of societies on my list to join, now.
    Yeah, was good to waste some time on! Anyone contemplating buying the insurance offer in there?

    Other than college sports, I'm not really thinking about any of them, I'm wary of signing up to loads of things, then finding I don't have the time to do them all.
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    (Original post by Mann18)
    Yeah, was good to waste some time on! Anyone contemplating buying the insurance offer in there?

    Other than college sports, I'm not really thinking about any of them, I'm wary of signing up to loads of things, then finding I don't have the time to do them all.
    I have some gadget insurance for phone, laptop, camera and MP3 free with Santander. I won't bother with contents insurance.

    I'd like to join any of the following, but I bet I won't get round to joining any: International Relations Society, Oxford Forum of International Development, Oxford Radical Forum, Isi/OxStu/Cherwell/whatever, European Affairs Society, LASR courses, Rocksoc, Oxford University Music Society, LGBTQ, Oxford University History Society, Oxford Union, Environment and Ethics... oh dear.
    I won't be able to join sports in the first term (maybe I can join rowing in the second? if not at least I can get involved with tennis later), so I suppose that frees up some time for me.
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    (Original post by thurin)
    I have some gadget insurance for phone, laptop, camera and MP3 free with Santander. I won't bother with contents insurance.

    I'd like to join any of the following, but I bet I won't get round to joining any: International Relations Society, Oxford Forum of International Development, Oxford Radical Forum, Isi/OxStu/Cherwell/whatever, European Affairs Society, LASR courses, Rocksoc, Oxford University Music Society, LGBTQ, Oxford University History Society, Oxford Union, Environment and Ethics... oh dear.
    I won't be able to join sports in the first term (maybe I can join rowing in the second? if not at least I can get involved with tennis later), so I suppose that frees up some time for me.
    I'm informed that people tend to take up rowing in third term as it's better weather (although if the weather stays like this, I'm sure there'll be an influx of people signing up!)

    Other than that, it looks like you want to join all the societies! :p:

    Rowing, Football and American Football sound good to me, as does the Living Wage thing, think I'll just pin my hopes on those :p:

    Why can't you join sports in first term?
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    (Original post by Mann18)
    I'm informed that people tend to take up rowing in third term as it's better weather (although if the weather stays like this, I'm sure there'll be an influx of people signing up!)

    Other than that, it looks like you want to join all the societies! :p:

    Rowing, Football and American Football sound good to me, as does the Living Wage thing, think I'll just pin my hopes on those :p:

    Why can't you join sports in first term?
    Thank you!!

    Oh I had an ACL reconstruction four weeks ago, so I should just stick to cardio/physio
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    (Original post by thurin)
    Thank you!!

    Oh I had an ACL reconstruction four weeks ago, so I should just stick to cardio/physio
    That happened to a friend of mine too, yeah, I would just stick to physio! did they do the whole "take a superficial tendon from your ankle and sew it to your knee" thing?

    You must have done something pretty epic to tear your ACL though.
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    (Original post by Mann18)
    That happened to a friend of mine too, yeah, I would just stick to physio! did they do the whole "take a superficial tendon from your ankle and sew it to your knee" thing?

    You must have done something pretty epic to tear your ACL though.
    No, they took a graft of my hamstring from the same leg - the muscle wastage was just incredible...
    Sports injury from football and/or tennis on astroturf - be warned! It can happen to anyone :ninja:
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    There's too much stuff to do!
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    (Original post by thurin)
    No, they took a graft of my hamstring from the same leg - the muscle wastage was just incredible...
    Sports injury from football and/or tennis on astroturf - be warned! It can happen to anyone :ninja:
    Not if you're immune to injuries. :cool:
    Never even broken a bone, I'm pretty much the guy off "Unbreakable."

    Still though, I hear it takes a while to get back into the flow, so I offer my best wishes with what I'm sure will be a speedy recovery :p:
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    (Original post by barefootfiona)
    Good luck! I think I'm going to do this too, but the freshers timetable is SO restrictive! I literally only have one free hour on the Monday, and that is my lunchbreak From 8 until 12:30 it's obligatory talks, then it's lunch, and from 13:30, the gown may be needed! But I think I can fit it in.
    I expect, if you ask nicely, you may be able to borrow a gown from a friendly 2nd year, or maybe even another fresher, just for your meeting with the Rector. I know it seems a bit off of me to be offering someone else's gown to you on their behalf, but it wouldn't hurt to ask if it would save you being really stressed about it. It seems really harsh for you to need your gown by Monday!
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    (Original post by Jeykayem)
    I expect, if you ask nicely, you may be able to borrow a gown from a friendly 2nd year, or maybe even another fresher, just for your meeting with the Rector. I know it seems a bit off of me to be offering someone else's gown to you on their behalf, but it wouldn't hurt to ask if it would save you being really stressed about it. It seems really harsh for you to need your gown by Monday!
    Yeah, good point, and a couple of friends I've got in 2nd year (I'm a gap yearer, so all my school friends are now in 2nd year) said they'd lend me theirs, but I just would prefer to have my own, just to be sure.

    I agree! Seems a bit odd! But hopefully I'll be lucky and have a meeting later on in the week. But their letter was a bit misleading... "You can buy your gown etc once you arrive in Oxford", and then effectively allocate 15 minutes on the freshers time table! I'll have to skip lunch! Disaster, right?
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    anyone play/thinking of trying rugby league?
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    (Original post by rev_pain)
    anyone play/thinking of trying rugby league?
    Damn you to hell, heretic.
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    (Original post by rev_pain)
    anyone play/thinking of trying rugby league?
    I didn't think there would be a team for some reason.

    Hell, I'd try out.
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    To anyone else still worried about the OOB, I e-mailed yesterday and they replied saying that student finance will keep updating eligible people throughout this week.
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    (Original post by rahyahrah)
    To anyone else still worried about the OOB, I e-mailed yesterday and they replied saying that student finance will keep updating eligible people throughout this week.
    Mine updated a couple of days ago but I only got the letter today so I think it's all a bit random tbh.
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    (Original post by soutioirsim)
    Mine updated a couple of days ago but I only got the letter today so I think it's all a bit random tbh.
    May I ask what the letter looks like/ what the title of it is on SFE?

    It's not what looks to be a Notification of Entitlement letter, but with a bit about the OOB is it?
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    (Original post by Mann18)
    I didn't think there would be a team for some reason.

    Hell, I'd try out.
    Yeh, it's been going for a good 30 years apparently. The varsity match is even televised on sky sports

    www.ourlfc.com
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    (Original post by Mann18)
    May I ask what the letter looks like/ what the title of it is on SFE?

    It's not what looks to be a Notification of Entitlement letter, but with a bit about the OOB is it?
    It's the top one and then it's just a document saying how much you get
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    (Original post by rev_pain)
    Yeh, it's been going for a good 30 years apparently. The varsity match is even televised on sky sports

    www.ourlfc.com
    I did not know that! Also seems to be very Brasenose from a brief look at the team.

    Well, I can say with certainty that I would not make the university team, but if there's a college version, I'd be all over that, not really into union (because I don't know the rules mainly.) I think it must be ridiculously difficult to get onto any of the university sports teams, especially rugby union and rowing.
    (Original post by soutioirsim)
    It's the top one and then it's just a document saying how much you get
    Thank you very much, that saves me continuously checking the letters I have on there to see if there's a paragraph on the OOB
 
 
 
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