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    Have you ever heard of anyone crazy enough to turn down a place at Oxbridge for a place at another UK University? If yes... where?

    If no, which schools could be possible contenders for this honour?

    For law..
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    Yeah, Oxbridge aren't the number 1 for every single subject.
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    my cousin turned down going to cambridge to go to bath
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    This wasn't for Law, but a girl from my school turned down English at Oxford to do English at Edinburgh, because it was a better fit for her and she liked it more. I also met a girl at my Bristol interview for English and Drama, and while we both had offers from Cambridge, and both got onto the Bristol course, she chose Bristol over Cambridge, because she liked it better in the end. Oxbridge isn't for everyone, and there are plenty of other excellent universities across the UK.
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    I know at least two people who turned down Oxbridge and I went for about 7 weeks then dropped out. It really isn't all its cracked up to be imo.
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    (Original post by hannah-44)
    my cousin turned down going to cambridge to go to bath
    was it architecture?
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    Quite a few people turn it down. One did last year and another from that same year is dropping out. One for LSE, another for Warwick
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    Yeah, I know some people who have turned down Oxbridge for LSE, for Law and Economics.
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    My mate got an interview from Trinity, Cambridge, for some weird reasons he turned it down, and now he holds UCL offers and he loves it there, he said he only applied because of parental pressure and he much prefers London to Cambridge so there u go
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    As for where, Imperial and LSE both come to mind. Edinburgh for some things, especially medicine--if you prefer PBL and earlier clinical work, you might well pick Edinburgh over Oxbridge.

    Oxbridge isn't everything, and it isn't for everyone. Other things come into play, too.
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    yeah it was architecture, im assuming bath is really good for it or something
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    (Original post by johnwayne)
    Have you ever heard of anyone crazy enough to turn down a place at Oxbridge for a place at another UK University? If yes... where?

    If no, which schools could be possible contenders for this honour?

    For law..
    I, Lord of PPE, have once, yet, gracefully as a swan, taking off the pond from a crisp winter morning, declined an Organ scholarship to both Oxford and Cambridge, alongside the begging from UCL and LSE, for, behold, Bournemouth. There you have it. Here, I went on, to be educated, about, the Open Skies Agreement, 2008 and commas.

    Hope this Helps.
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    u cant apply to oxford and cambridge at the same time..there are much general studies at oxbridge than other uni's like imperial ucl lse warwick.but u can apply there and if u gud enough to get an offer turn it down--show offf man>>!(what ppl dieing for i rejected it0
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    Glad to see TSR isn't romanticising Oxbridge anymo-

    oh wait.
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    It happens fairly often (but more often not)... I don't think they suit some people. There's really no reason to choose them over all other unis if you prefer another uni.
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    I know someone who is about to turn down an offer for maths and statistics at Oxbridge, because they prefer both Warwick and LSE.
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    I think I'm going to choose Sussex over Cambridge. Its not 'crazy' !
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    (Original post by greenforce)
    u cant apply to oxford and cambridge at the same time..there are much general studies at oxbridge than other uni's like imperial ucl lse warwick.but u can apply there and if u gud enough to get an offer turn it down--show offf man>>!(what ppl dieing for i rejected it0
    What an abortion of a post. What on *earth* do you mean by "there are much [more, one assumes] general studies at Oxbridge than other unis like Imperial etc..."? You don't do outside courses at Oxbridge at all.

    (Also, under some circumstances you can apply to both. I did, and so did LyricalMaze.)
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    Someone I knew turned down an Oxford offer for French in favour of the UCL Institut de Paris (or something like that) because the other one was in France, and just generally amazing at French, obviously.
    It wasn't like he couldnt handle the pressure or whatever else, he got a 1st, but like most people on here, he just liked IdP better as an experience and degree.
    Each to their own! (Although I did at one point consider turning down my own Oxford offer... no WAY would I do that now!)
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    (Original post by bikipip)
    Yes, because they wanted to change subjects (from Film to Medicine) ... don't blame them either ...
    I'm fairly certain neither of Oxford or Cambridge offer a course in film.
 
 
 
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