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    (Original post by im so academic)
    I think if you can do that, you're very intelligence. I can't do that! Many Oxbridgers can. I find that quality impressive. :erm:

    We'll see. Put it this way, if I get straight As, you probably won't be getting a PM from me.

    I don't know. Part of me thinks that if I do get into Oxbridge, I'll realise the reality that Oxbridgers are just normal people who happen to be intelligent and hard-working.

    Actually - how would you define intelligence? What makes you think that a person is intelligent?

    I think my definition is incorrect.
    Nah, i'd just say they spend a lot of time with a dictionary and are good bull****ters. I sometimes do it and people don't pick up on it, it's amazing how little skill it takes and how many people you can fool.

    Oh no, PM me anyway, i'd like to hear it Plus it's not just getting As with Cambridge, it's also your UMS. Without trying to scare you, getting AAAA with all your subjects at 85% UMS would be considerably worse than AAAC with 90% in your top 3 (as long as the subject with a C is irrelevant, like it was for me).

    A lot of them are, that's the thing. I don't see why it's an issue though - they're still the smartest students in the country as a whole. I think it's probably the fact that they go to Cambridge that impresses you rather than their actual personality. E.g. those amazing Oxbridge students that you know, you wouldn't think of them as being so amazing had they not gone to Oxbridge.

    It's difficult to say - I don't want to get into a discussion about this at 1am I'm not even sure myself...
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Edexcel have made so many lies, they can rival the Lib Dem's manifesto of 2010.
    I know haha, the Lib Dems have been absolutely useless in Government. The Tories are unfortunately the best we've got...
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Well there you go. Oxbridge graduates are too good for certain firms. Their loss.
    I don't want to get into this debate really, but I do have this to say: whilst Oxbridge graduates often go on to achieve great things, this isn't something that's exclusive to those people. There are plenty of brilliant minds out there who didn't go to Oxbridge, it is not the be all and end all.

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    Right I'm outta 'ere! Some of these Oxbridge arguments are turning my brain to jelly! Goodnight people, I'm looking forward to another day of painfully slow waiting here on TSR tomorrow (with boundaries hopefully!). Ciao
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    (Original post by Itachi Uchiha.)
    What I've Learnt today on the TSR,

    If one does not go to Cambridge or Oxford , They are not classed as 'Intelligent' :emo:
    No, that's not true. Harvarders are intelligent.

    It's just Oxbridgers are more intelligent than Metters.
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    (Original post by Secretnerd123)
    Thats harsh. Did she have any breakdowns since she started?
    Well, she swiched from medicine to natural sciences after first year, and has had to repeat second year due to health issues (due to stress/depression). She didn't do well in her last set of exams and was told that she'd be notified if she could continue a few days after the end of term, its been a few months and she still hasn't heard. It seems like their being real douches - she hasn't been able to do anything for the time she has been waiting as she wasn't sure whether they would let her continue.

    And this is someone who got 11 A*s and 2 As at GCSE, and 5 A* at A-level.
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    (Original post by Bulbasaur)
    Not quite yet, I could've but I decided to press B.
    It'd be so cool if the TSR mods let you change your username to Ivysaur- I know thy only do it in special circumstances but IMO there's no more approriate reason!
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    (Original post by Bulbasaur)
    Not quite yet, I could've but I decided to press B.
    You could have just used an everstone :yes:.
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    (Original post by cleverslacker)
    bleh. everytime I post, I see another post from you from a few minutes ago. I'm a slow typer. Anyway this will probably be my last post because I need to sleep.
    in one of your earlier posts you drew a distinction between people who value education and people who don't, and you expressed that valuing education is separate from being intelligent.
    You said that you are not intelligent but you do value education
    You said that at oxford, everyone is intelligent and most value education.
    I've hung out with plenty of oxford people and I can confirm the above statement.
    I can also tell you that in other universities, you'll find people who may not be quite as intelligent, but still value education.
    Wouldn't you want to hang around with them? they sound a lot like you..

    as for the distortion thing, oxford is above the rest, but not miles above the rest. and they probably seemed much more heavenly because you expected them to be heavenly.

    I do home you end up happy wherever you are, but please understand that in some of your posts you have been quite rude. remember that some people (like me) value education and aren't even in that LEAGUE. you say "anyone can get into imperial" but I know I can't! does that mean I should be really depressed and my existence is pointless? not in my view. I'll just be hanging out with people who have similar levels of intelligence to me.
    No, as they're not interested in ideas. Other universities don't facilitate education for the sake of education. I'm sick of universities advertising that they have a high employment rate. That's not the point.

    I'm waiting to be proved wrong. I want to meet a non-heavenly recently graduate Oxbridger. Hasn't happened thus far.

    Oh and fyi, people from other universities vary a LOT in their intelligence.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    No, that's not true. Harvarders are intelligent.

    It's just Oxbridgers are more intelligent than Metters.

    At this stage in my life, my main concern is getting into university in the first place
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    Hi guys - just realized the date! I've been through this before, but I was fine.

    You're welcome to quote me for any questions, advice, etc

    Best of luck to all!~
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    I reckon you'll be banned before the morning at this rate, just stop while you're behind.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
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    How do you feel about the LSE ranking higher than Oxford in some respected lists?
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    No, that's not true. Harvarders are intelligent.

    It's just Oxbridgers are more intelligent than Metters.
    Oxbridge isn't the be all and end all. Get over it.


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    Please can we stop this "Oxbridge" argument. Your intelligence is not determined by which university you go to and quite frankly it makes some people (like me) feel like complete rubbish when you patronise and try and act more superior. Thank you
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    (Original post by AspiringGenius)
    I can't disagree with the first part- some of the maths studentsI've met for example are out of this world, but this isn't unlike other universities.

    They're not magical institutions, sure it looks like Hogwarts but there's no potions or witchcraft or magic spells. There' no denying some of their alumni have revolutionised the world but remember they're 800/900 years old and existed longer than most institutions. It's not like everyone who ever contributed anything to humanity went to oxbridge- Mahatma Ghandi for example went to UCL. Look at harvard with the largest endowment of any university in the world with tens of billions being spent on research and world leading facilities, professors etc. I'm not saying Oxbridge won't continue to produce world leaders in their respective fields but we have reached the stage where many universities are doing just that and they include universities in the UK that aren't oxbridge.
    I don't give a **** about Ghandi.

    That's because other universities are not concerned about education. They're like businesses.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    1. :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: 10? In Oxbridge it's 1-on-1, 1-on-2, maybe 1-on-3. Don't give me this 10 people crap nonsense. That's not small.

    2. Evidently not.

    3. Exactly, because they're better.

    6. Wishy-washy educational theory - "people have different learning styles". Just no.
    1. Because I'd be missing world class research due to me being in a tutorial of 10 instead of a tutorial of 3. :rolleyes:

    2. Care to provide a more in depth rebuttal?

    3. Oh jeez. :facepalm: In what way are they better? In fact, why don't you go out and get a list of companies who specifically give Oxbridge students preference only. No other unis on the list. Just Oxbridge.

    6. Do you think everyone can only learn from a textbook? :rolleyes:

    That's enough entertaining of the troll tonight for me. Have a good nights sleep to the rest of you and best of luck with your results. Hope you guys get what you're aiming for.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    **** me.
    Ok.
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    (Original post by Ollymurslove)
    Please can we stop this "Oxbridge" argument. Your intelligence is not determined by which university you go to and quite frankly it makes some people (like me) feel like complete rubbish when you patronise and try and act more superior. Thank you

    Yesssssssssssssss someone who I can relate to on here
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    (Original post by Bulbasaur)
    Not quite yet, I could've but I decided to press B.
    :awesome: Well played.

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