I'd like to say no, but in reality, hell yes!
Academically, I know the English course is very very traditional and that's just what I want. I don't want to take modules in creative writing and film, write my dissertation on Harry Potter and have 60% of the assessment done via coursework. I've spent so many years at school studying trendy, unchallenging texts and completing speaking and listening courseworks... I want something more hard core.
Then there's the social side. I really want to live in a college. My secondary school is mahosive and I'd love to live somewhere with a community feel to it, which I never had at school.
Durham might offer me this too BUT... it's so far from where I live. It would take over 6 hours to her there. Oxford is just the right distance - far enough but not so far my dad's suggesting plane tickets.
Oh and there's the fact it's so pretty. The fact I know I'd be getting value for money. I'd know it has the reputation it does so I won't have wasted three years, and graduated with a qualification that's worth little more than an extra A level.
Gosh I sound desperate.
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It is, but Durham's a close second, I really liked Durham and St Chad's. I think for quite a few things I preferred Durham, but a degree from Oxford has that little extra something, and it just seems wrong to turn such an opportunity down. I don't think this is going to really be an issue for me though since my entrance exam went so badly that I don't stand a chance of getting an offer in the first place.
i'm keener on the jewish community within the Hebrew and jewish studies dept. at ucl than at oxford. but that's only what i've seen at open days.
and i'd love to live just a half hour train ride from home and a ten minute walk from camden *nosh*
but come on, it's oxford. i just couldn't turn that opportunity down.
oxford is not the be all and end all and it's not the best for all subjects, and it doesn't suit everyone. my french teacher says i'd probably hate it - i wouldn't cope with the tradition and structure.
interesting thought, op. you've made me thunk.
Um, yes. But not to the point of reapplying next year if I don't get in. If I don't get an interview, life goes on, but if I get that and a subsequent offer...
It's not so obvious in my case. I'm applying for CompSci and Imperial is generally considered as good as Oxford or even better for my course. I think I might also like Edinburgh (haven't visited), but it's more likely to be my 3rd choice. Although, at the end of the day, I think I'd go for Oxford anyway.
Just a tiny by-the-by: what does OP stand for? It's driving me nuts already.
It would have been should I have wanted to study any other subject other than Medicine.
ur so sad foer being up at dis time wrting bout oxford.
Nope, definatly wouldnt be!
If im not happy where I am now, then Oxford would be about 10 times worse. Great if the academic side is what you enjoy, if you dont enjoy it then I doubt Oxford is for you. Go somewhere fun instead!!