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    (Original post by Lucilou101)
    Please stop repping LMH.

    Yes it is a lovely college and it's definitely worth a look, but let people make up their own minds about colleges. Nobody has said that central colleges are better, but it is a fact that it's easier to see more of the central colleges than it is to take the closer to 15-20 minute walk to further out colleges. All colleges tend to be oversubscribed, people should choose a college based on their preference, not on the statistics found online.
    Sure...but I think it's good to point out the many virtues of St Anne's, LMH, St Hughes, St Hildas etc. People do tend to forget them. The majority of threads on here only mention the central colleges..they are well known and easy to locate. A lot of people will find themselves reassigned to these "further-out" colleges, so it's well worth taking a look.
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    Sure...but I think it's good to point out the many virtues of St Anne's, LMH, St Hughes, St Hildas, Mansfield etc. People do tend to forget them. The majority of threads on here only mention the central colleges..they are well known and easy to locate. I don't mean to "repp" LMH, but a lot of people will find themselves reassigned to these "further-out" colleges, so it's well worth taking a look. Brasenose has an official rep on here, praps all colleges should. Just a thought.

    To be fair the previous correspondent asked for an opinion. I'm sure she's wise enough to know it's just that.

    Will shut-up now! I'm getting boring. But peeps heed my words!
    Mansfield is central :P
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    me stand corrected
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    Is it a good idea to apply to a college where there are more people studying your subject or do your choices not entirely matter as I've heard people getting offers from somewhere they didn't even apply to
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    (Original post by politicalmind)
    Is it a good idea to apply to a college where there are more people studying your subject or do your choices not entirely matter as I've heard people getting offers from somewhere they didn't even apply to
    The numbers usually don't vary that much from college to college, so it's not usually a big factor in choosing a college.

    You can get an offer from a college you don't apply to, through re-allocation, pooling or the open offer system. The best thing to do is pick a college you would be happy at, but remain open minded about the positives of other colleges as well
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    I'm rather confused. For the History and French/modern languages course, it is necessary to sit both the HAT and the MLAT. But they are both at 9:00 on the 4th of November ! How does it work out? Somebody help pls
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    (Original post by Mairickme)
    I'm rather confused. For the History and French/modern languages course, it is necessary to sit both the HAT and the MLAT. But they are both at 9:00 on the 4th of November ! How does it work out? Somebody help pls
    It is necessary to sit both, you will sit them one after the other without a gap. I would expect the HAT first and then the MLAT.
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    (Original post by politicalmind)
    Is it a good idea to apply to a college where there are more people studying your subject or do your choices not entirely matter as I've heard people getting offers from somewhere they didn't even apply to
    Part of the reason why I applied to my college is because it was one of the larger ones for my course (taking about 5 people per year). I didn't really want to be at a college that usually only takes one or two.
    (Obviously this was just a preference, and I could have been reallocated to another college).
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    (Original post by pak1994)
    Part of the reason why I applied to my college is because it was one of the larger ones for my course (taking about 5 people per year). I didn't really want to be at a college that usually only takes one or two.
    (Obviously this was just a preference, and I could have been reallocated to another college).
    ah ok - have you got an offer?
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      Daft question but would it feel lonely to be one of only about three people studying a particular subject at a college?
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      (Original post by enaayrah)
      Daft question but would it feel lonely to be one of only about three people studying a particular subject at a college?
      Depends on your personality I guess. Depending on your subject there will be people studying similar degrees, eg. there's 3 Biochemists at Univ, but then there's 9 chemists. There's also a person who is the only person in the year studying their degree, and only one of two in the whole year over the university - and she's fine :P
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        (Original post by Lucilou101)
        Depends on your personality I guess. Depending on your subject there will be people studying similar degrees, eg. there's 3 Biochemists at Univ, but then there's 9 chemists. There's also a person who is the only person in the year studying their degree, and only one of two in the whole year over the university - and she's fine :P
        Yeah, personality definitely plays a role. I can talk to people easily I guess so I can make friends across all subjects. It's just things like subject-subject comfort

        Thanks for the help
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        (Original post by enaayrah)
        Daft question but would it feel lonely to be one of only about three people studying a particular subject at a college?
        as Lucilou said, sometimes there is overlap- HisPol only has ~50 students across all colleges, and nobody has more than 2-3- but the HisPol people overlap with both Historians & PPEists, which are plentiful in pretty much all colleges.
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          (Original post by DCDude)
          as Lucilou said, sometimes there is overlap- HisPol only has ~50 students across all colleges, and nobody has more than 2-3- but the HisPol people overlap with both Historians & PPEists, which are plentiful in pretty much all colleges.
          Yeah, that makes sense
          Which college are you at?
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          (Original post by Lucilou101)
          Depends on your personality I guess. Depending on your subject there will be people studying similar degrees, eg. there's 3 Biochemists at Univ, but then there's 9 chemists. There's also a person who is the only person in the year studying their degree, and only one of two in the whole year over the university - and she's fine :P
          Trying to work out which subject this is for! I recall Classics&English having limited places?

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          Trying to work out which subject this is for! I recall Classics&English having limited places?

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          It's Egyptology
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          (Original post by enaayrah)
          Daft question but would it feel lonely to be one of only about three people studying a particular subject at a college?
          It is worth pointing out that you would be one of either 9 or 12 students if the degree lasts 3 or 4 years. A year group of 3 is slightly unusual - colleges typically set quota in multiples of 2 because many subjects have paired tutorials. Our Fine Art quota is now 3 but since the teaching for this degree is organised by the Ruskin School, it is not an issue. As a college we are moving away from single student intakes by increasing Fine Art to 3 and ceasing to admit for Music - this is in line with the Humanities Division's preference to locate the smaller subjects in fewer colleges. Students taking joint subjects though (eg History Politics, or History Economics, or Ancient & Modern History) are fine since they interact with the wider group of History/Economics/Politics students. Occasionally undergraduates also transfer into programmes such as Theology or Oriental Studies while on course and again they seem to be fine - but they usually continue to take some options with the Philosophy or Modern Language students & so are not completely stand alone. We hope these comments are helpful.
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            (Original post by BrasenoseAdm)
            It is worth pointing out that you would be one of either 9 or 12 students if the degree lasts 3 or 4 years. A year group of 3 is slightly unusual - colleges typically set quota in multiples of 2 because many subjects have paired tutorials. Our Fine Art quota is now 3 but since the teaching for this degree is organised by the Ruskin School, it is not an issue. As a college we are moving away from single student intakes by increasing Fine Art to 3 and ceasing to admit for Music - this is in line with the Humanities Division's preference to locate the smaller subjects in fewer colleges. Students taking joint subjects though (eg History Politics, or History Economics, or Ancient & Modern History) are fine since they interact with the wider group of History/Economics/Politics students. Occasionally undergraduates also transfer into programmes such as Theology or Oriental Studies while on course and again they seem to be fine - but they usually continue to take some options with the Philosophy or Modern Language students & so are not completely stand alone. We hope these comments are helpful.
            Yes, it's much more clear now. Thank you for your help
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            (Original post by politicalmind)
            ah ok - have you got an offer?
            I'm now going into my third (and final! :eek: ) year
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            I'm still waiting for my AS results, and hopefully with all As Ill apply to Oxford, but even with 7 A*s and 4 As at GCSE, I got a C in art, and all the statistics and everything basically says I dont stand a chance.:sad::sad: Is there anyone who goes Oxford or who knows a bit more?? Thanks guys xx
           
           
           
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