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    (Original post by such_a_lady)
    Hi everyone,

    I've written posts on Modern Languages at Oxford (course and interviews), and I was wondering if there were anything else anyone would want to read a post about. I'm finishing my third year at Magdalen and would love to hear what you guys want to know.

    Chiara
    Hey!

    I'm not sure what else I'd want to read about if I'm honest, but I just wanted to let you know that I read your blog post on Modern Language interviews amongst others and it was so helpful. Thanks for sharing your experiences, I really appreciate it!
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    (Original post by Ibac)
    Hi! I think I will apply for Oxford, Ucl and Warwick. Then I still have to decide. Lse is great but much difficult to get.
    And what about you?
    Ps what do you think about Edinburgh per EP? Is it as good as the other uni?
    Hi,
    So a friend of my brother works in LSE and I will talk to her whether the course is worth it. My brother is sceptical about me applying to LSE though so I may not try my luck there. I will certainly go for King's, Oxford, UCL and possibly Warwick. Edinburgh does not sound bad but I would like to study all theree components of the course so probably will have to find another course. I am an international though so can't really tell about the atmosphere Where does your main interest lay in? I mean in which subject (s)?
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    (Original post by ceco_moev)
    Hi,
    So a friend of my brother works in LSE and I will talk to her whether the course is worth it. My brother is sceptical about me applying to LSE though so I may not try my luck there. I will certainly go for King's, Oxford, UCL and possibly Warwick. Edinburgh does not sound bad but I would like to study all theree components of the course so probably will have to find another course. I am an international though so can't really tell about the atmosphere Where does your main interest lay in? I mean in which subject (s)?
    Thank you! Lse is tough and I don't want to loose an offer. King's is interesting but even the course at Durham.
    Actually I like all of them but If I have to drop one subject in the second year I will go for philosophy.What about you? Do you have some ideas about your future career?
    Ps i am international too
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    (Original post by Ibac)
    Thank you! Lse is tough and I don't want to loose an offer. King's is interesting but even the course at Durham.
    Actually I like all of them but If I have to drop one subject in the second year I will go for philosophy.What about you? Do you have some ideas about your future career?
    Ps i am international too
    Haven't looked much at Durham. Edinburgh sounds okey although they don't have exactly the PPE course. I like Politics most of all and equally the other two. The modules are awesome in most places. Woow another international - I'm no longer unique Where are u from? Well, I haven't studied Economics in depth - only come around some of its topics ocassionally. However, now I read a book of Yannis Varoufakis. I will probably drop Economics, if I have to, even though it really depends on whether I will enjoy the Philosophy part. I have no specific plan for the future. You?
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    (Original post by OxSarah)
    Hey guys!I'am an Italian Oxford hopeful and my chosen course is Medicine.Is there anyone else considering it?
    The educational assessment,here in Italy,is certainly different from yours in the UK.We have a grading scale going from 0 (lowest score) to 10 (highest score,as A*) in each subject so my current grades are : 10 (A*) Chemistry ; 10 (A*) Biology ; 9 (A) English Literature and 9 (A) Physics.
    Predicted grades are : 10 (A*) Chemistry,10 (A*) Biology,10 (A*) English L. ; 9 (A) Physics
    College: Corpus Christi,Christ Church or Magdalen
    I'm considering Med too! I'm loving Worcester atm but I haven't looked round yet :-)
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    (Original post by HannahC-H)
    I'm considering Med too! I'm loving Worcester atm but I haven't looked round yet :-)
    Are you thinking of going to open days?
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    (Original post by LamantChenille)
    Hey!

    I'm not sure what else I'd want to read about if I'm honest, but I just wanted to let you know that I read your blog post on Modern Language interviews amongst others and it was so helpful. Thanks for sharing your experiences, I really appreciate it!
    Ah no problem! Glad to help
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    (Original post by OxSarah)
    Are you thinking of going to open days?
    Yeah I'm going on the 1st July, you?
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    (Original post by HannahC-H)
    Yeah I'm going on the 1st July, you?
    I'd like to but I'm afraid I won't be there in July I was thinking of coming in September but Oxford is open to public on the 18th and I have IELTS exam the next day soo it's definitely a mess!
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    (Original post by buzzfeed23)
    Is anyone here applying for medicine? If so, have you entered any Oxford medicine essay competitions?
    Yes I'm a prospective medic. No I haven't entered any competitions as I didn't know of their existence before you mentioned them. But I'm presuming you entered a few, how did you do?
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    I would deeply appreciate anyone who can provide the answer to this question:
    For medicine, is it easier to get into oxford or Cambridge? Cambridge have roughly 250 places to oxfords 150 (based on last years figures) but there is a higher applicantlace ratio at cambridge than at oxford. My main priority is to go to Oxbridge as I want to pursue an academic career in medicine at the top universities. I received 12 A*s at GCSE and hope to average at least 90% UMS across my best 3 AS levels. Any advice on where to apply, oxford or cambridge? Also to which college. I was thinking Trinity at cambridge or somewhere like Christ church at oxford, basically a large, sporty, grand college with a good choir.

    Thank you in advance.
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    (Original post by Lucilou101)
    The rooms are generally very good sizes - everyone gets a sink and a fridge in their room.

    Most people share bathrooms/showers between around 4 people. However there is a new building being finished by September which will have all ensuite rooms and kitchens on each floor.

    If you have any other specific questions let me know
    Thank you so much! You've been so helpful!

    For a degree like medicine that takes 6 years is accommodation provided for the duration of the degree? Also does the college fee mentioned here : http://www.ox.ac.uk/students/fees-funding/fees/college include rent per week or is it just the cost of the tutors/ porters etc ?? Is the cost of living really high- do most people cook or get food in the dining hall?
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    (Original post by SLMS)
    Thank you so much! You've been so helpful!

    For a degree like medicine that takes 6 years is accommodation provided for the duration of the degree? Also does the college fee mentioned here : http://www.ox.ac.uk/students/fees-funding/fees/college include rent per week or is it just the cost of the tutors/ porters etc ?? Is the cost of living really high- do most people cook or get food in the dining hall?
    The college fee is only paid by Overseas students and is in addition to rent and food etc, it covers academic facilities and other facilities so things like tutors as you mentioned.

    Rent at Univ is around £3600 for the year, so £1200 a term. Food in hall is around £3-4 a meal, but you can get cheaper if you go for salads or soups etc.

    Kitchen provision is fairly good in Univ, you will normally have access to at least a microwave, but there are proper kitchens dotted around. Once the new building is finished, that will have fully kitted out kitchens on each floor as well. You are also allowed a kettle in your room, so can make most food like sandwiches, hot drinks, pot noodles etc without having to go anywhere

    Most people tend to eat lunch in hall, but this does vary a lot. It's completely up to you how much or how little you eat there. Hall is paid using a top-up system, so if you don't eat there you don't lose any money.

    I spend around £500 a term on food, but I do tend to buy a lot of takeaways or go out for lunch etc so this may not be very representative. If you budget well you can definitely spend less over the term if you make smart food choices

    Accommodation wise for Medicine - you definitely get accommodation for the first three years. Then I believe the course works in that you have to re-apply to Oxford for the clinical 3 years. If you then came back to Univ, I believe they offer you first year on-site, and then you can live in the off-site annexe for the last 2 years. By this point though you may prefer to rent a house of your own and live out
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    (Original post by Lucilou101)
    The college fee is only paid by Overseas students and is in addition to rent and food etc, it covers academic facilities and other facilities so things like tutors as you mentioned.

    Rent at Univ is around £3600 for the year, so £1200 a term. Food in hall is around £3-4 a meal, but you can get cheaper if you go for salads or soups etc.

    Kitchen provision is fairly good in Univ, you will normally have access to at least a microwave, but there are proper kitchens dotted around. Once the new building is finished, that will have fully kitted out kitchens on each floor as well. You are also allowed a kettle in your room, so can make most food like sandwiches, hot drinks, pot noodles etc without having to go anywhere

    Most people tend to eat lunch in hall, but this does vary a lot. It's completely up to you how much or how little you eat there. Hall is paid using a top-up system, so if you don't eat there you don't lose any money.

    I spend around £500 a term on food, but I do tend to buy a lot of takeaways or go out for lunch etc so this may not be very representative. If you budget well you can definitely spend less over the term if you make smart food choices

    Accommodation wise for Medicine - you definitely get accommodation for the first three years. Then I believe the course works in that you have to re-apply to Oxford for the clinical 3 years. If you then came back to Univ, I believe they offer you first year on-site, and then you can live in the off-site annexe for the last 2 years. By this point though you may prefer to rent a house of your own and live out

    Thank you thank you thank you SO MUCH! You've been SUCH a help and if hypothetically by some miracle i get into Univ/ Oxford, I'd love to meet up with you! Thank you again!!! <3
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    (Original post by SLMS)
    Thank you thank you thank you SO MUCH! You've been SUCH a help and if hypothetically by some miracle i get into Univ/ Oxford, I'd love to meet up with you! Thank you again!!! <3
    My friend who does Medicine at Univ said he's happy to answer any questions you have, let me know if you want and I shall PM you his email address
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    (Original post by Lucilou101)
    My friend who does Medicine at Univ said he's happy to answer any questions you have, let me know if you want and I shall PM you his email address
    Oh my gosh that would be so helpful!! THANK YOU!!!!! You've been amazing!!!!
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    (Original post by Lucilou101)
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    Hi Louicilou101, do you happen to know which colleges have a reputation of being particuarly less academically driven? I realise Oxford on the whole is really intensive but I've heard that some colleges, like Corpus Christi, are a bit more demanding than others, thank you!
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    (Original post by OxSarah)
    I'd like to but I'm afraid I won't be there in July I was thinking of coming in September but Oxford is open to public on the 18th and I have IELTS exam the next day soo it's definitely a mess!
    Hey if you want me to take some notes for you or ask any specific questions then I'd be happy to! My school is taking a few of us and we have a residential so I'll have a chance to talk to admissions tutors and those who interview privately before the open day itself :idea:
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    (Original post by Jess_x)
    Hi Louicilou101, do you happen to know which colleges have a reputation of being particuarly less academically driven? I realise Oxford on the whole is really intensive but I've heard that some colleges, like Corpus Christi, are a bit more demanding than others, thank you!
    There's a section on Worcester's alternative prospectus which makes it out to be a little more relaxed http://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/sites/defau...prospectus.pdf
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    (Original post by HannahC-H)
    There's a section on Worcester's alternative prospectus which makes it out to be a little more relaxed http://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/sites/defau...prospectus.pdf
    Thank you
 
 
 
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