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    (Original post by F. Poste)
    People hugely overestimate the amount of work that Oxbridge people do. Depending on the subject and the college, it can be much less than people think.. last year I had about 6 hours of contact time, and I did maybe ten hours of work on a bad week? I spent far more time slacking off, and I would have got by fine if personal problems hadn't meant I had to spend a lot of time of the second term at home.

    I had loads of fun last year at uni- went out three times a week, spent lots of time with my boyfriend, had lie-ins most days.. I wrote a dating column for the newspaper, had a position in the JCR, spent loads of time with and making friends.. The life of an Oxford English student is very different to a Cambridge scientist, I reckon, but we both happen to be "Oxbridge students" and therefore we're the same to you lot, innit? :rolleyes:
    There is stereotyping everywhere, no matter what, the best way is to rise above it and prove you are unique
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    you guys think that going to cambridge or oxford is not a good idea???
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    its a GREAT idea apply if you think you have a chance
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    its a GREAT idea apply if you think you have a chance
    that's the sad bit though, i don't have a chance. I was also thinking after reading all the stuff here that there has been pretty much of stereotyping going on for ox and cam students. I think i'd rather go for nottingham university if that's the case

    It makes me feel not to say what university im going to if ever i get through cambridge or oxford. Im too afraid, and I don't want to be bothered by stereotypes.
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    Really, you shouldn't let what other people say affect what your heart is set out to do. What are your grades? I would apply if I were you, and get a definite yes or no, instead of living the rest of your life wondering 'what if i got in?'
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    Don't be put off applying for that reason. Just think very carefully about whether it is right for you.
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    instead of living the rest of your life wondering 'what if i got in?'
    Really, very few people are sad/stupid enough to do that...
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    I quote the words of an acquaintance of mine, over MSN, the day before his Oxford offer came through:

    "If I am rejected, I shall put it down to being a northerner, and hate middle class southern toff *******s forever.

    If I am accepted, I shall become a middle class southern toff *******"


    My sentiments exactly.
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    I got 3 A's (sciences) and a C in IT, dont ask me why, but i really think IT is full of "you know what i mean", if u look at the marking scheme its horrible...

    Im dropping IT for my A2 level
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    Nasht, what course do you want to do?
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    All those deleted posts?
    What course are you doing and where ramroff (or where are you applying to :rolleyes: )
    2+2=5 is a lawyer? Apply to UCL mister...
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    Econ and Management at Oxford, then Econ at LSE and UCL, haven't decided on the remaining two

    And you?
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    Offer from UCL to study Law with French law. AAA. firm. (o.h..d.e.a.r. That's when it hits you! TSR isnt better for you than revision )
    Offer from KCL to study Law with a maitrise en droit (a qualifying degree in both eng and frnch law!) Insurance.

    I rejected Leicester and Essex for the maitrise.
    Oxford and LSE rejected me for law with french law!
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    (Original post by F. Poste)
    People hugely overestimate the amount of work that Oxbridge people do. Depending on the subject and the college, it can be much less than people think.. last year I had about 6 hours of contact time, and I did maybe ten hours of work on a bad week? I spent far more time slacking off, and I would have got by fine if personal problems hadn't meant I had to spend a lot of time of the second term at home.

    I had loads of fun last year at uni- went out three times a week, spent lots of time with my boyfriend, had lie-ins most days.. I wrote a dating column for the newspaper, had a position in the JCR, spent loads of time with and making friends.. The life of an Oxford English student is very different to a Cambridge scientist, I reckon, but we both happen to be "Oxbridge students" and therefore we're the same to you lot, innit? :rolleyes:
    I have 24 hours a week contact time. Sometimes more if I have extra supervisions. The supervision work normally takes me all afternoon. I go clubbing three nights a week, Friday and Saturday nights are also spent socialising. On a Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night, I go to bed at around 4am, and get up at 8:30 for lectures at 9am the next morning (in theory - but I went to around 25% of lectures).

    That's a natsci with a social life and I love it!
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    I would have called Ox and LSE and demanded to know why

    But UCL is a nice place, French law, are you planning on fleeing to mainland Europe?
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    (Original post by ramroff)
    I would have called Ox and LSE and demanded to know why

    But UCL is a nice place, French law, are you planning on fleeing to mainland Europe?
    Only during my degree Im staying at home during 2/3 years of my degree. I need some time to go and attract sweet young things, without the fear of parental retribution!

    Ox and LSE said they wouldnt allow people who were intelligent as well as sexy. I knew I would bring about my own downfall!
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    My dad went to UCL for his BSc. Are you doing a four year course and spending a year abroad?
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    If I get into UCL, yes!
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    Oh you will. Have confidence. Think of the French fitties you'll get in your third year...
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    wow ive been away one day and look at this!
 
 
 
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