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    (Original post by Nerwen)
    I am not entirely sure, but too much happens where you live for me. I need to have space where I can be quiet, but a lack of clubs means that you will inevitably get a lot of drinking in dorms. Unfortunately my experience staying at the college I applied to was that the sound travelled very well (and I was knocked on 4 times for a drink, even though I was clearly a school student that was too young). It depends on your staircase really, and inevitably for some students the heavy work load means that they want to party heavily to celebrate too.

    Also a lot of big socials happen within the college grounds, long late night affairs which I couldn't have dealt with (the May ball would have just been hell for me). Also things like college proposals (where you have a friend as a college wife or husband) would have been too much for me also, I don't want step out of my room and see people hanging banners from bridges while on another bridge people are badly playing saxophones (and yes one of my friends did this) at the college entrance. I don't want to step out of my staircase and see someone covered from head to toe in Nutella or waving banners and shouting.

    I think these traditions are great, but not when I can't escape them as it is happening where I live. I need to be somewhere where I where I live, where I work, and where I play are distinct places. I need to have a "home" that is not also the place where people go to socialise.

    So while the partying scene isn't particularly heavy, it is just the concentration of everything happening at your college that is too much for me.
    BTW I am not trying to say that colleges are crazy all the time and that there is no place to relax, but just that for me personally it is too much.
    I agree completely with this.

    Coming from someone that would never have had the grades to go cambridge. XD
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    (Original post by Awesome Genius)
    Well your profile directly contradicts itself lol. You should just decide ... Yes I want to show off I'm going to Cambridge / No I want people to see how smart I just by what I say. I'd go for the latter. Although when I got in I went for the former. And Kings is a nice college ,you should add it to the info.
    Stop judging him smh.


    Zacken has it all tbh.
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    (Original post by intelligent con)
    Terrible social life, tiny provincial town and ridiculous amounts of stress along with stupid posh traditions just so you can say "I went to Cambridge". Seems to be the most boring uni in the Russell group and a total waste of the best 3 years of your life. Why do people on this site constantly drool about this dump? Places like Manchester would be far better and are still highly respected.
    Spent the night in Manchester one time. Felt like I was going to be mugged any second. And this is from someone who grew up in Blackpool.

    Also, I quite like boring and really hate drinking (especially being around constantly drunk people) so Cambridge would always win over Manchester for me. Have you considered that people are looking for different things in their university experiences? People have different personalities, wants, and needs and so some people will love and thrive at Cambridge, others will love and thrive at Manchester. I do wish people would stop worshipping Oxbridge, but mainly I wish people would stop going on about 'Russell Group' universities and league tables full stop. We should all pay more attention to what we want out of life, and less attention to what we think other people should do.

    A problem that is big in life, but possibly even bigger on TSR, is people making decisions on their life, deciding it's the best thing ever, and then telling everyone else that that's the way to live. The sooner we accept that everyone is different and there is no one size fits all road to happiness or university success, the better.
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    (Original post by mscaffrey)
    Spent the night in Manchester one time. Felt like I was going to be mugged any second. And this is from someone who grew up in Blackpool.

    Also, I quite like boring and really hate drinking (especially being around constantly drunk people) so Cambridge would always win over Manchester for me. Have you considered that people are looking for different things in their university experiences? People have different personalities, wants, and needs and so some people will love and thrive at Cambridge, others will love and thrive at Manchester. I do wish people would stop worshipping Oxbridge, but mainly I wish people would stop going on about 'Russell Group' universities and league tables full stop. We should all pay more attention to what we want out of life, and less attention to what we think other people should do.
    It's pretty damn scary near the student accommodation in Fallowfield. You hear of heads getting smashed in every other night

    I agree with the personality bit. Although I've placed Manchester as my insurance, I know that it isn't the right university for me. The environment doesn't suit me at all and I can't possibly try to do well there without feeling a little inadequate. I am certain there are people who feel the same way about Cambridge.
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    (Original post by intelligent con)
    Don't know why people keep saying that, I've actually got an offer.
    Really? Which subject? And if you don't think the university is good enough, why did you apply to it in the first place? Someone else who actually wanted to go to Cmabridge could have gotten an offer...
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    *ahem* Oxford ftw *ahem*
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    (Original post by Abstract_Prism)
    Manchester more respected than Cambridge? What are you smoking?

    And I'm sure a lot of people see the old architecture and general culture as very interesting.

    Plus, it's one of the top 10 universities in the world.
    Nobody said Manchester Uni is better than Cambridge Uni , places like Manchester are better than Cambridge i think this refers to the City not academic wise. Still highly respected does not mean its more respected than Cambridge but is still highly respected means Manchester its not a crap University.
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    I feel the same way about Oxford sadly
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    Who gives a spec of mud about which is the top uni? Priorities have changed so much it's ridic. Let's go back to the 70s.
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    http://thetab.com/uk/oxford/2015/05/...ing-time-22199
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    (Original post by Ethereal World)
    Stop judging him smh.


    Zacken has it all tbh.
    If what he says is true then yes he is going to meet his offer.

    But saying that he doesn't believe he will meet his offer (he did say that in this thread) and at the same time considering 95/120 (about 40 marks above grade1 lower boundary) in STEP III 2010 a failure in which he did 8 rather than 6 questions in a paper where only 17 candidates took more than 100/120 all offerholders from Cambridge which is the best university in the world for maths according to the QS rankings is quiet ironic don't you think?
    Two possible scenarios : 1) He never saw grade boundaries, 2)He contradicts himself.
    Why should Awesome Genius (I'm really not a fan of him) not judge him for this ?
    Everything and anyone should be judged both positively and negatively .
    Why do you think judging is so awful ?
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    Can't believe my eyes!
 
 
 
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