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    (Original post by lifescomplexity)
    Glad it helped! You can always submit an open application, where you are just assigned a college and don't have to pick one - it doesn't disadvantage your application or anything

    Ah that is good you're going to LSE too - a busy few days then! Sweden is awesome your English is incredible too btw!
    It's very easy to get to Oxford - the cheapest (and still quite quick) way is to get the Oxford Tube. It's a coach service that runs regularly between London and Oxford and a young person's return ticket is only £13 - cheaper than the train by far! You can catch it from London Victoria, Notting Hill Gate and a few other places in London, and it gets you to Oxford in 1hr40 mins Here's the site:

    http://www.oxfordtube.com

    I have caught it a couple of times when I've been to Oxford for subject open days and it's really efficient and easy to use. The X90 is a similar service although as I understand it the Oxford Tube is more popular



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    Oxford Tube also has free wifi and stops much closer to the centre of Oxford (where most of the departments and colleges are located) than the rail station. Added to that, the reliability of the train service is not always great and at the moment there are engineering works during some of the weekends which can cause delays. The bus link from London wins hands down.
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    (Original post by BrasenoseAdm)
    Oxford Tube also has free wifi and stops much closer to the centre of Oxford (where most of the departments and colleges are located) than the rail station. Added to that, the reliability of the train service is not always great and at the moment there are engineering works during some of the weekends which can cause delays. The bus link from London wins hands down.
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    (Original post by lifescomplexity)
    Glad it helped! You can always submit an open application, where you are just assigned a college and don't have to pick one - it doesn't disadvantage your application or anything

    Ah that is good you're going to LSE too - a busy few days then! Sweden is awesome your English is incredible too btw!
    It's very easy to get to Oxford - the cheapest (and still quite quick) way is to get the Oxford Tube. It's a coach service that runs regularly between London and Oxford and a young person's return ticket is only £13 - cheaper than the train by far! You can catch it from London Victoria, Notting Hill Gate and a few other places in London, and it gets you to Oxford in 1hr40 mins Here's the site:

    http://www.oxfordtube.com

    I have caught it a couple of times when I've been to Oxford for subject open days and it's really efficient and easy to use. The X90 is a similar service although as I understand it the Oxford Tube is more popular

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    I'll try to narrow it down because I'm planning to visit a few colleges during the Open Day, but if I can't choose then I am definitely submitting an open application. Rather that than choosing one at random! Knowing myself well enough, I will choose one in the end but it will take me a long time to choose

    Thank you! And yes, it will be 2 very busy days! Hopefully it's going to be as awesome as I think it will be, considering I've never been to the UK The Oxford Tube seems similar to the X90, but departs more often. Thank you for the tip, much appreciated!

    (Original post by BrasenoseAdm)
    Oxford Tube also has free wifi and stops much closer to the centre of Oxford (where most of the departments and colleges are located) than the rail station. Added to that, the reliability of the train service is not always great and at the moment there are engineering works during some of the weekends which can cause delays. The bus link from London wins hands down.
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    Sounds like the train service works as bad as in Sweden The bus it is then!
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    (Original post by Oakflame)
    I'll try to narrow it down because I'm planning to visit a few colleges during the Open Day, but if I can't choose then I am definitely submitting an open application. Rather that than choosing one at random! Knowing myself well enough, I will choose one in the end but it will take me a long time to choose

    Thank you! And yes, it will be 2 very busy days! Hopefully it's going to be as awesome as I think it will be, considering I've never been to the UK The Oxford Tube seems similar to the X90, but departs more often. Thank you for the tip, much appreciated!



    Sounds like the train service works as bad as in Sweden The bus it is then!
    Good plan! It took me ages to narrow it down...
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    (Original post by BrasenoseAdm)
    Oxford Tube also has free wifi and stops much closer to the centre of Oxford (where most of the departments and colleges are located) than the rail station. Added to that, the reliability of the train service is not always great and at the moment there are engineering works during some of the weekends which can cause delays. The bus link from London wins hands down.
    The Oxford Tube also hand out literally stacks of vouchers giving you £1 tickets at every freshers' fair. By 4th year I was going simply for the vouchers :rolleyes:

    (Also First Great Western are an absolute disgrace)
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    Hi everyone!

    GCSE grades: 6A*, 5A and 1B (Add. maths)
    A-Levels: Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry
    Course: Probably Physics, maybe Phys/Phil
    College: Probably open application!
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    Hi everyone!

    GCSE grades: 6A*, 5A and 1B (Add. maths)
    A-Levels: Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry
    Course: Probably Physics, maybe Phys/Phil
    College: Probably open application!
    Hi Ellsie98,

    Interested in your reasons for making an open application. Are you planning to come to the Oxford Open Days on 1 or 2 July later this year?
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    There's just so many colleges that offer Physics, its so hard to choose - if I did though, I'd definitely consider Brasenose, visited it with school last month and it was gorgeous
    I don't know if I'll go to one of the open days, maybe 1st July - I'm very local to the area so I've visited the university quite a few times with school.

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    LMH IS getting new whizzy buildings and frontage in Oct 2015 worth having a look at...can walk into town through the university parks..only 10 mins xxx
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    GCSE grades: 7A*s, 4As, 1B
    A-Levels: Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry, French
    Course: Physics
    College: One that has self catering facilities
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    (Original post by enimpri)
    Hey guys,

    For anyone looking to get some genuine experience of what it'd be like to live and study in one of the colleges (specifically Queen's), check out these 'Little Open Days' running throughout this term, so there are loads of spaces for anyone who would like a place:

    http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/admission...ach/open-days/

    I'm hopefully going! If I get a place . . .
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    (Original post by personage)
    LMH IS getting new whizzy buildings and frontage in Oct 2015 worth having a look at...can walk into town through the university parks..only 10 mins xxx
    (Original post by ellsie98)
    There's just so many colleges that offer Physics, its so hard to choose - if I did though, I'd definitely consider Brasenose, visited it with school last month and it was gorgeous
    I don't know if I'll go to one of the open days, maybe 1st July - I'm very local to the area so I've visited the university quite a few times with school.

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    Thanks for the positive feedback. I asked in view of the fact that open applications tend to be made by students who are not able to visit Oxford. Living locally could mean that your adjustment to college/university life is easier since there will be stronger home ties. That said, Physics is a 4-year course so perhaps worth thinking ahead to graduate provision in the 4th year. Of course, there is always a chance of reallocation so probably not worth agonising over the final choice. Good luck whatever you decide.
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    GCSE Grades: 3A*, 5A, 3B(Bio, Phy, ICT) would have been 3 more A*s and 1 A if someone told me about paid remarks before November
    A-Levels: German, Maths, Chemistry, Software (Hope for A*AA(A/B in maths)
    Course: Classics & Modern Languages (German)
    College: Magdalen (because of the Botanic Garden and parks)

    Could I get through?
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    (Original post by Ser Alex Toyne)
    GCSE Grades: 3A*, 5A, 3B(Bio, Phy, ICT) would have been 3 more A*s and 1 A if someone told me about paid remarks before November
    A-Levels: German, Maths, Chemistry, Software (Hope for A*AA(A/B in maths)
    Course: Classics & Modern Languages (German)
    College: Magdalen (because of the Botanic Garden and parks)

    Could I get through?
    With a decent PS and good scores on the CAT and MLAT you'd be likely to get called to interview, then it largely depends on your performance there
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    Thanks Lucilou!
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    (Original post by Ser Alex Toyne)
    GCSE Grades: 3A*, 5A, 3B(Bio, Phy, ICT) would have been 3 more A*s and 1 A if someone told me about paid remarks before November
    A-Levels: German, Maths, Chemistry, Software (Hope for A*AA(A/B in maths)
    Course: Classics & Modern Languages (German)
    College: Magdalen (because of the Botanic Garden and parks)

    Could I get through?
    As Lucilou rightly says, entry tests will be a massive factor for you. Do well, and it's yours to win or lose at interview.

    I do think not having an A* at German GCSE is a bit concerning though. Not fatal or anything, but you would expect it in light of the degree choice.

    Edit: Ignore the second line, I now realise I misread entirely. Apologies for that. Original advise stands though: apply, do your best to prepare for the entry tests.
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    (Original post by jenkinsear)
    As Lucilou rightly says, entry tests will be a massive factor for you. Do well, and it's yours to win or lose at interview.

    I do think not having an A* at German GCSE is a bit concerning though. Not fatal or anything, but you would expect it in light of the degree choice.
    How do you know they don't have an A* in German? It doesn't specify which subjects the As and A*s are in
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    (Original post by FramedCuriosity)
    GCSE grades: 7A*s, 4As, 1B
    A-Levels: Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry, French
    Course: Physics
    College: One that has self catering facilities
    I would suggest Worcester, Pembroke or St Hughs. The first two are fine with you just emailing in saying "I want a kitchen" and then just giving you one with minimal hassle. St Hugh's I know less about, but they have a lot of kitchens compared to most Colleges hence the suggestion...

    Incidentally all 3 probably offer some of the best accommodation provisions out of all the Oxford Colleges. (You do end up paying for it though)
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    (Original post by Lucilou101)
    How do you know they don't have an A* in German? It doesn't specify which subjects the As and A*s are in
    You're completely right, sorry I misread the subjects they got B's in as the A* ones. Ignore what I said -scurries back to her zimmer frame-
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    (Original post by jenkinsear)
    You're completely right, sorry I misread the subjects they got B's in as the A* ones. Ignore what I said -scurries back to her zimmer frame-
    It's fine :lol: I wasn't sure if I'd just completely missed something
 
 
 
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