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    (Original post by newblood)
    Think the thread should be "wasting your time if you dont go cambridge". Oxford is just another russell group..
    Yeah, it definitely not as good a Cambridge, the original writer seems to want to believe it is.
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    I really, really doubt many Oxbridge students would agree with this. Top TSR'ing, though. If ever someone asks 'what is TSR like?', I will send them to OP's post.
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    (Original post by StrawbAri)
    Dead :rofl:
    (Original post by Okorange)
    Even more awkward when its actually Manchester Met and not Manchester Uni :P
    (Original post by BCMFM16)
    wow OP was able to change course and university in 5 days..
    The guy has now officially gone into hiding and wont reply. LOOOOL
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    (Original post by Christian Grey)
    Defo troll.

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...787&highlight=

    According to this thread you study at Manchester. So now you say you are at Oxbridge?

    (Original post by BCMFM16)
    wow OP was able to change course and university in 5 days..
    Looooool! He got caught.
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    So much clickbait.
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    So, you're a snob right?

    Just kidding, you ain't in Oxbridge, simples. Nice attempt at trolling though

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    Haha, what a loser
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    That was glorious.
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    Now, now guys, no need to be mean.

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    (Original post by James E Walker)
    We’re the two oldest universities in the country. Until the glorious leap year of 1832, we were the only universities in the country. We’re also two of the best universities in the world. And, aside from a couple of the upstart London unis, no one else comes close.

    A few weeks ago you were told that if you weren’t at a Russell Group uni, you shouldn’t bother going to uni at all but this article was written by a Nottingham student, who in his blindness ignored the reality of the situation. It’s not just non-Russell Group unis that are pointless. It’s every uni other than Oxbridge.


    This is literally where I live

    These are two unis draped in history, and it shows in all the best ways. Black tie balls every week, three course dinners in the hall used to film Harry Potter – every night, chapels that rival some of the best in Rome. The biggest crisis at our student unions right now is whether we should make wearing the posh dress of white tie, a gown and carnation to exams compulsory or not. We’re also the only two universities to actually have an admissions process worth having. Judging you by the bull**** you put down on your personal statement? Jog on – we have to fight our way through interviews that make Paxman look easy. Once we’re in, we don’t piss about with one essay a term or compulsory lectures. We do more work in a day than you do in the entirety of your degree. And we’re only there for eight weeks at a time.

    We don’t do some doss modular system either. Nothing matters except for your final exams, which are the toughest papers you’ll ever sit. That’s academic rigour, not “your first year counts for 20 per cent” crap. And we can’t shy away from it, like in classes and seminars. Our one-on-one tutorials (or supervisions, if you’re at Cambridge) are 60 minutes of arguing with the world-leading expert on your subject. Now that’s value for your £9k. But it’s not like we don’t have a social life. We all adopt the work hard, play hard approach to life. Even our drinking societies are world famous. Does your uni drinking society have a movie made about it because of how outrageous it is?

    Don’t forget that we’re filthy rich, too. The Oxford and Cambridge colleges have, collectively, a net worth of over £7 billion. We own assets that include the O2 Arena, and there’s the famous adage that you can get from Oxford to London by walking only on St John’s-owned land. But you know what we have that no one else does? A reputation that no one can escape, wherever we go. We’re the only two internationally known universities in the country, with a boat race watched by 15 million people every year. Our Varsity Rugby is in Twickenham Stadium, not quite the same as your fight with the poly in the park.
    Almost every comedian, politician, journalist, philosopher, actor and author worth knowing has come through our doors. My pub quizzes are in the pub where JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis wrote some of the greatest pieces of fiction of all time. We’re surrounded by memories (and paintings) of some of the greatest humans to have ever lived. And the best part is knowing that when we graduate, we’ll all become just as rich, famous and successful.

    Warwick is quite good for economics. Exeter’s English degree is respected. Pish. You might rank slightly higher on an arbitrary league table. Yes, you might get a job at the end of your degree. But we’ll be your bosses. Because there is nothing sweeter than the honorary masters we get just for showing up. There is one downside to the life of an Oxbridge student. In the holidays, when we leave our 200 year old bedrooms and meet up with home friends, we are sometimes faced with the difficult question of “So, where do you go to uni?”. But we can’t answer without sounding arrogant – it’s quite the dilemma. And though your jealousy may make us feel a bit awkward, it’s a small tradeoff for all that we’ve got going for us. We’re all drowning in debt, but at least ours is worth it. So carry on laughing at the polys, my Russell Group friends, if it makes you feel better. We’ll stay quite content safe in the knowledge that our position at the top is secured. Until we talk to those Yank *******s at Harvard, at least.


    I suppose they are quite similar...
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    Ok, so assuming that everything you write is gold and you are correct, I do not attend an Oxbridge university. I attend another university entirely. However to do the degree I am studying I couldn't have gone to Oxford or Cambridge. I'm studying to be a teacher. Which in my personal opinion is an extremely important job. People who study at an Oxbridge university are still going to have children some day and I don't think that they'll adequately teach them everything they need to know with their first class in physics or the like. I agree that the Oxbridge universities are world class and highly respected for what they can offer the students. But they aren't for every different type of degree or theme of study. This argument highly depends on what you want to study not that Oxbridge universities are 'unarguably' the best.
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    (Original post by James E Walker)
    We don't offer mickey mouse degrees
    yeboi Anglo Saxon Norse and Celtic studies is hella legit.
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    (Original post by James E Walker)
    We’re the two oldest universities in the country. Until the glorious leap year of 1832, we were the only universities in the country. We’re also two of the best universities in the world. And, aside from a couple of the upstart London unis, no one else comes close.

    A few weeks ago you were told that if you weren’t at a Russell Group uni, you shouldn’t bother going to uni at all but this article was written by a Nottingham student, who in his blindness ignored the reality of the situation. It’s not just non-Russell Group unis that are pointless. It’s every uni other than Oxbridge.


    This is literally where I live

    These are two unis draped in history, and it shows in all the best ways. Black tie balls every week, three course dinners in the hall used to film Harry Potter – every night, chapels that rival some of the best in Rome. The biggest crisis at our student unions right now is whether we should make wearing the posh dress of white tie, a gown and carnation to exams compulsory or not. We’re also the only two universities to actually have an admissions process worth having. Judging you by the bull**** you put down on your personal statement? Jog on – we have to fight our way through interviews that make Paxman look easy. Once we’re in, we don’t piss about with one essay a term or compulsory lectures. We do more work in a day than you do in the entirety of your degree. And we’re only there for eight weeks at a time.

    We don’t do some doss modular system either. Nothing matters except for your final exams, which are the toughest papers you’ll ever sit. That’s academic rigour, not “your first year counts for 20 per cent” crap. And we can’t shy away from it, like in classes and seminars. Our one-on-one tutorials (or supervisions, if you’re at Cambridge) are 60 minutes of arguing with the world-leading expert on your subject. Now that’s value for your £9k. But it’s not like we don’t have a social life. We all adopt the work hard, play hard approach to life. Even our drinking societies are world famous. Does your uni drinking society have a movie made about it because of how outrageous it is?

    Don’t forget that we’re filthy rich, too. The Oxford and Cambridge colleges have, collectively, a net worth of over £7 billion. We own assets that include the O2 Arena, and there’s the famous adage that you can get from Oxford to London by walking only on St John’s-owned land. But you know what we have that no one else does? A reputation that no one can escape, wherever we go. We’re the only two internationally known universities in the country, with a boat race watched by 15 million people every year. Our Varsity Rugby is in Twickenham Stadium, not quite the same as your fight with the poly in the park.
    Almost every comedian, politician, journalist, philosopher, actor and author worth knowing has come through our doors. My pub quizzes are in the pub where JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis wrote some of the greatest pieces of fiction of all time. We’re surrounded by memories (and paintings) of some of the greatest humans to have ever lived. And the best part is knowing that when we graduate, we’ll all become just as rich, famous and successful.

    Warwick is quite good for economics. Exeter’s English degree is respected. Pish. You might rank slightly higher on an arbitrary league table. Yes, you might get a job at the end of your degree. But we’ll be your bosses. Because there is nothing sweeter than the honorary masters we get just for showing up. There is one downside to the life of an Oxbridge student. In the holidays, when we leave our 200 year old bedrooms and meet up with home friends, we are sometimes faced with the difficult question of “So, where do you go to uni?”. But we can’t answer without sounding arrogant – it’s quite the dilemma. And though your jealousy may make us feel a bit awkward, it’s a small tradeoff for all that we’ve got going for us. We’re all drowning in debt, but at least ours is worth it. So carry on laughing at the polys, my Russell Group friends, if it makes you feel better. We’ll stay quite content safe in the knowledge that our position at the top is secured. Until we talk to those Yank *******s at Harvard, at least.
    Try taking your head from out of your bum sometimes. It is nice to breathe???
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    I had a friend who went to Oxford he now works at build a bear workshop.
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    (Original post by TheIncredibleZ)
    I had a friend who went to Oxford he now works at build a bear workshop.
    wtf
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    My friend went to Oxford *cough* Brookes. When he got his degree certificate, he scribbled Brookes off it. Now he shows everyone his 'Oxford' degree.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    wtf
    This is actually true
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    (Original post by TheIncredibleZ)
    This is actually true
    what is a "build a bear" workshop ?

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    This thread is pretty old guys. No need to bump.
 
 
 
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