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    This is fascinating! Why didn't I know about this site?
    You got + rep for this and I didn't :bawling:

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    (Original post by meganeira)
    We went searching for a TV on the revision course but couldn't find any! So annoying as we wanted to watch the Champions' League. We went in the King's Arms... maybe we missed it. :/ It's just frustrating as in most other cities it's easy to find both, such as here in Cardiff.
    And thanks.
    There's an HUGE tv there just above the counter where they serve food...!
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    You got + rep for this and I didn't :bawling:

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    (Original post by Nag o ma Scylla)
    If you don't mind responding to yet more questions, do choral scholars have to stay longer?

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    I think I'm hoping you say yes :rolleyes:
    At which college? At the three foundations yes, we do have to stay longer - I was up until the beginning of 11th week at the end of term, and am going back on Wednesday (halfway through -1st week), and had a concert in London in between.

    At smaller colleges, I don't know - but probably not in the same way.
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    Hey everyone, I've firmed an offer from Christ Church to study Biochemistry!
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    I'm going to merge this thread (Pre-Freshers questions) with the Oxford Offer Holders' thread, as they both seem to be serving a similar purpose at this point in time (questions being asked and answered in both, and general offer holder chat). If anyone has any subject or college specific questions, don't forget you can also ask in the relevant threads in the Colleges and Courses forum.
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    Hi,

    This might have been asked already, but do you have to totally clear out your rooms at the end of each term? I know most unis you have to before summer, but I heard Oxford was before Christmas and Easter as well? Is it dependent on college? I've got a place at Hertford

    Also, does anyone know what the first set of work like for Arch and Anth?

    Ta very muchly
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    (Original post by CharlieCroc)
    Hi,

    This might have been asked already, but do you have to totally clear out your rooms at the end of each term? I know most unis you have to before summer, but I heard Oxford was before Christmas and Easter as well? Is it dependent on college? I've got a place at Hertford

    Also, does anyone know what the first set of work like for Arch and Anth?

    Ta very muchly
    Hertford!

    Yeah I think we do. I think in 2nd year though we move to "permanent halls" which might be different.

    I really need to find out.
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    (Original post by soutioirsim)
    Hertford!

    Yeah I think we do. I think in 2nd year though we move to "permanent halls" which might be different.

    I really need to find out.

    Yesss Hertford!

    Oh right, so it may just be first year. That's not as bad. I suppose we'll get over it
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    (Original post by Helenarems)
    http://www.ox.ac.uk/about_the_univer...s_of_term.html

    2011-12
    Michaelmas: Sunday 9 October-Saturday, 3 December
    Hilary: Sunday 15 January-Saturday, 10 March
    Trinity: Sunday 22 April-Saturday, 16 June

    SO EXCITING!
    20 June 2015: the day I'll possibly graduate from Oxford. :cry2:
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    (Original post by CharlieCroc)
    Yesss Hertford!

    Oh right, so it may just be first year. That's not as bad. I suppose we'll get over it
    I really can't wait Have you heard anything from them recently?
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    (Original post by Sempiternitas)
    20 June 2015: the day I'll possibly graduate from Oxford. :cry2:
    Wow, they really plan ahead, don't they!?
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    (Original post by soutioirsim)
    I really can't wait Have you heard anything from them recently?
    I know! It's sank in now to be honest, but I still won't relax 'til after the 18th August!

    No, I've not heard anything, which is a little disappointing, ha! I was sort of hoping that when I accepted I'd be sent loads of stuff, I don't know what mind. Some of my friends who are going to Keble have been sent stuff about accommodation - I don't know how it works at Hertford?

    What about you?
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    Does the Trinity term include teaching and lectures, or is it just exams?
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    (Original post by CharlieCroc)
    I know! It's sank in now to be honest, but I still won't relax 'til after the 18th August!

    No, I've not heard anything, which is a little disappointing, ha! I was sort of hoping that when I accepted I'd be sent loads of stuff, I don't know what mind. Some of my friends who are going to Keble have been sent stuff about accommodation - I don't know how it works at Hertford?

    What about you?
    Hi there, I got an offer from Hertford too

    Feels good to see someone whom I'm going to meet here haha

    Same here, I haven't got anything from Hertford yet :/

    You're taking archaeology and anthropology rite? That's so cool. I used to always want to be an archaelogist, can explore lots of exotic places haha.
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    (Original post by Nag o ma Scylla)
    Also, a bit of a weird question, are choral scholars counted as scholars, i. e. do they wear scholars' gowns?
    I'm fairly sure they do, although I can't remember where I got that impression. I have a feeling that getting a nicer gown will play a much bigger role than any career-related considerations when it comes to revising for first-year exams for me. :p:
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    Hello there!

    Since this thread has many students presently at Oxford, I think this might be the right place to ask this question.

    It is well known that students at Oxford are mainly from upper-class backgrounds (not to mean that admission is partial to these students). For a student who comes from a backward background, e.g. third-world country, how easy is it to socialise with students at the college and the university? I know that the university has strict regulations against racism, etc., but is it unlikely that such a student wouldn't feel out of place at Oxford?

    Please understand that my question if about how relaxed a student from a backward background would feel at Oxford and not at all about whether he would be looked down on.

    Thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by CharlieCroc)
    I know! It's sank in now to be honest, but I still won't relax 'til after the 18th August!

    No, I've not heard anything, which is a little disappointing, ha! I was sort of hoping that when I accepted I'd be sent loads of stuff, I don't know what mind. Some of my friends who are going to Keble have been sent stuff about accommodation - I don't know how it works at Hertford?

    What about you?
    Nope, absolutely nothing :p:

    I was kinda hoping for a little pack saying how accommodation is sorted and when/if we receive summer work. They probably wait until after results. I wouldn't mind a little something though, just to make sure we're still going
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    (Original post by meganeira)
    Does the Trinity term include teaching and lectures, or is it just exams?
    Depends on the subject and college really. My friend who does E&M has no lectures and only two tutorials next term, but I still have weekly tutes/classes and (albeit slightly reduced in number) lectures.

    I think everything pretty much stops from 6th week on.. as there are finals and then prelims.

    Tbh it would be pretty rubbish if a third of the year was just revision for exams..
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    (Original post by Omio)
    Hello there!

    Since this thread has many students presently at Oxford, I think this might be the right place to ask this question.

    It is well known that students at Oxford are mainly from upper-class backgrounds (not to mean that admission is partial to these students). For a student who comes from a backward background, e.g. third-world country, how easy is it to socialise with students at the college and the university? I know that the university has strict regulations against racism, etc., but is it unlikely that such a student wouldn't feel out of place at Oxford?

    Please understand that my question if about how relaxed a student from a backward background would feel at Oxford and not at all about whether he would be looked down on.

    Thanks in advance.
    Firstly, students at Oxford are not 'mainly from upper-class backgrounds' - while there may be a higher proportion than representative across the country, it is by no means even noticeable when you are here.

    There are people in my college from all over the world and some international students from countries in Africa/South America/Asia who are incredibly well integrated into college life with tonnes of friends from all backgrounds. In my two terms I have encountered no examples of racism of any kind, and would hasten to add that it is LESS likely to occur amongst an international community like that in Oxford.

    You have nothing to worry about with regards people looking down on you - it all depends how much you make an effort to get involved in college and university wide social life. The trap some international students fall into is that they shut themselves off from people in Oxford, and don't really mix outside of other people of the same nationality. It's up to you to make the most of your time here... and people will be more than happy to include you and interested in where you're from!
 
 
 
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