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    hiya everyone...
    jst got an offer of 3As to do PPE in Lady Margaret Hall and i was wondering if anyone else is doing the same course or got an offer from the same college.
    Also i am quite worried about whether i will be struggling for my 3 years at oxford, supposing i do make it in...
    also - oxford vs lse? - what do y'all think?
    hehee - sorree bout all the questions - one last one - does anyone have like any advice about accomodation or like where to buy stuff or what to bring- anything at all i might find useful?
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    Hi,
    I've got an offer to do PPE as well (but not LMH)
    If you've got an offer you're good enough to do the course, almost certainly. One of the categories in interview is supposed to be "Is this candidate capable of getting a 2:1?" which you seem to have fulfilled. Obviously it's hard work though.
    Oxford>LSE. Unless you hate philosophy and politics or something.

    At all colleges you're given accomodation in the first year, and I'm pretty sure you'll be sent advice on what sort of stuff to bring and where to get it from nearer the time...

    (Original post by RxB)
    Hi,
    I've got an offer to do PPE as well (but not LMH)
    If you've got an offer you're good enough to do the course, almost certainly. One of the categories in interview is supposed to be "Is this candidate capable of getting a 2:1?" which you seem to have fulfilled. Obviously it's hard work though.
    Oxford>LSE. Unless you hate philosophy and politics or something.

    At all colleges you're given accomodation in the first year, and I'm pretty sure you'll be sent advice on what sort of stuff to bring and where to get it from nearer the time...
    heya RxB - thanx a lot - u sure made me feel better! where'd u get ur offer from? was it 3As as well?
    oh and about the lse thing - i actually got an offer for economics and philosophy in lse and ive actually heard of people doing economics that have rejected oxbridge for lse and i was just wondering if there was anything that i was missing...
    thanx again!
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    (Original post by nervous)
    heya RxB - thanx a lot - u sure made me feel better! where'd u get ur offer from? was it 3As as well?
    oh and about the lse thing - i actually got an offer for economics and philosophy in lse and ive actually heard of people doing economics that have rejected oxbridge for lse and i was just wondering if there was anything that i was missing...
    thanx again!
    My offer's from Hertford, and it is indeed 3 As. LSE is meant to be stronger for economics but the style of teaching's different; I don't know that much about it as I didn't apply there but it's probably worth having a look round. You could always just take it as your insurance or something.
    (Unless LMH made you send something back saying you'd take them as your firm choice, in which case you really should...)

    (Original post by RxB)
    My offer's from Hertford, and it is indeed 3 As. LSE is meant to be stronger for economics but the style of teaching's different; I don't know that much about it as I didn't apply there but it's probably worth having a look round. You could always just take it as your insurance or something.
    (Unless LMH made you send something back saying you'd take them as your firm choice, in which case you really should...)
    cool cool - congratulations on your offer btw! Hertford was actually my second choice... anyway- thanx again for everything and good luck with your exams - i hope u make the grades!
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    Ok, I studied PPE at LMH and no doubt you have made your decision by now and I'm sure it's the right one ie accepting the LMH offer. Reasons why this is the right decision and why; LMH is a beauitiful college and Oxford as an undergraduate is an unforgettable experience that will without doubt provide a far rounder student exeprience than the LSE. It is also a down to earth environment. London can wait until you graduate - we all end up down here after Oxford.

    The course is sometimes advertised as a easy for the first two years. I would guard against that view - you will be taking two subjects in any one term and this requires two essays a week. You may want to cruise through, but average quality/ poorly prepared university essays are so obvious; organisation is an important skill to learn. But provided you are this the breadth of the couse and life in Oxford will be far ahead of what is available at LSE. If you want to specialise in a postgraduate Social science degree I would suggest you do that at LSE after Oxford.

    Good luck with the Grades.

    (Original post by nervous)
    cool cool - congratulations on your offer btw! Hertford was actually my second choice... anyway- thanx again for everything and good luck with your exams - i hope u make the grades!

    (Original post by LMH PPE Grad)
    Ok, I studied PPE at LMH and no doubt you have made your decision by now and I'm sure it's the right one ie accepting the LMH offer. Reasons why this is the right decision and why; LMH is a beauitiful college and Oxford as an undergraduate is an unforgettable experience that will without doubt provide a far rounder student exeprience than the LSE. It is also a down to earth environment. London can wait until you graduate - we all end up down here after Oxford.

    The course is sometimes advertised as a easy for the first two years. I would guard against that view - you will be taking two subjects in any one term and this requires two essays a week. You may want to cruise through, but average quality/ poorly prepared university essays are so obvious; organisation is an important skill to learn. But provided you are this the breadth of the couse and life in Oxford will be far ahead of what is available at LSE. If you want to specialise in a postgraduate Social science degree I would suggest you do that at LSE after Oxford.

    Good luck with the Grades.
    heya - wow ive been trying to find someone who studied PPE at LMH for AAaages so im really glad u posted something! thanx a lot!!
    yes i have actually decided to accept the LMH offer because i know that if i don't i will probably regret it for the rest of my life

    i was just kinda anxious about coping with the workload and all and actually measuring up to all the amazingly intelligent people that are bound to be there but i am prepared to work hard so im hoping that this will get me through 3 years w/o completely breaking down!

    i heard that the amount of work that is set differs quite greatly from college to college - in this forum itself someone said that one college sets 3 essays p/wk whilst someone else said that st.hilda only has one essay and a few short qus p/week - so LMH gives around 2 essays p/wk? - did u cope pretty well then? - im guessing you did because from your user name i'm assuming that u have already graduated - congratulations on that btw! wow - so you're officially an Oxford graduate!

    anyway - i was wondering if you would mind if i asked you some more questions (or if u could mail u or something if you don't mind??)because it's really nice to be able to talk to someone who did the exact same course in the exact some college that i;m hoping to go to!

    oh and thanx bout the grades! - im working pretty hard to make sure i get those 3 As (haha although not at the moment as u can see!!)
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    Nervous, sounds like you need to chill out a bit. I'll give you a few words of advice that I hope are helpful to you. First thing focus on the A-levels, and then get ready to go to wherever these enable you to go too - hopefully that is Oxford, but if not don't worry it's not the end of the world. Many people (including myself at the time) get preoccupied with Oxbridge. What I would say is from a CV perspective Oxbridge is a definite plus, but other Unis like Bristol and Edinburgh wd also be great places to go and in some ways perhaps better than Oxbridge ie more laid back.

    A few words on Oxford in general and PPE (as I experienced it) in particular) in response to your queries that will I hope enable you to get some kind of perspective from sb who graduated a few years ago:

    1. Workload; 2 essays a week - manageable if you are organised. Keys; go to useful lectures ditch the poor ones and get the key core books. Don't get preoccupied with ordering everything on your reading list it's a waste of time. Oxford tutors appreciate independence of thought; not churning out the same old crap.

    2. Workload college to college - here I can't judge; you just need to focus on what is required of you. You'll prbably get all anal about weekly requirements, but if you do what is required and you're not out of your depth at the end of 3 years you should get a 2.1.

    A final word about it all in relation to your impression about the intelligence of everyone at Oxford. This is sth that Oxbridge derives its reputation from and in many ways deservedly so. You will meet some very bright people there. And you will meet some people who think they're fabulously bright. And you will meet some people who don't think they are bright enough.

    The important thing is not to get hung up about it; University life is what you make of it all. If you don't think you're likely to be bright enough accept another offer; there is no shame in that - but the tutors obviously think you are able.

    The beauty of an Oxbridge education and a PPE education I think in particular is that you can pretty much design your own course around things that interest you. And if you're organised you can do a lot else besides. But spending your time worrying about performance relative to others or how bright everyone is is not a productive way to spend three years. There are people at Oxford who do that and that is why Bristol and Edinburgh are in many ways as good as Oxbridge - people are not as keen to be seen to outperform. Arrogance/ neuroticism is not the norm though. I would suggest (and this I think is clear at interview too) is that there are some people who get in who are particularly bright, most people are pretty bright and a few are surprisingly stupid/ ignorant. So I would'nt worry. LMHers are generally a very nice and down to earth crowd.

    From your perspective that when I go up that you just have a positive outlook an open mind and try to make the most of it all. If you do that you will get the most out of the whole experience.



    (Original post by nervous)
    heya - wow ive been trying to find someone who studied PPE at LMH for AAaages so im really glad u posted something! thanx a lot!!
    yes i have actually decided to accept the LMH offer because i know that if i don't i will probably regret it for the rest of my life

    i was just kinda anxious about coping with the workload and all and actually measuring up to all the amazingly intelligent people that are bound to be there but i am prepared to work hard so im hoping that this will get me through 3 years w/o completely breaking down!

    i heard that the amount of work that is set differs quite greatly from college to college - in this forum itself someone said that one college sets 3 essays p/wk whilst someone else said that st.hilda only has one essay and a few short qus p/week - so LMH gives around 2 essays p/wk? - did u cope pretty well then? - im guessing you did because from your user name i'm assuming that u have already graduated - congratulations on that btw! wow - so you're officially an Oxford graduate!

    anyway - i was wondering if you would mind if i asked you some more questions (or if u could mail u or something if you don't mind??)because it's really nice to be able to talk to someone who did the exact same course in the exact some college that i;m hoping to go to!

    oh and thanx bout the grades! - im working pretty hard to make sure i get those 3 As (haha although not at the moment as u can see!!)

    (Original post by LMH PPE Grad)
    Nervous, sounds like you need to chill out a bit. I'll give you a few words of advice that I hope are helpful to you. First thing focus on the A-levels, and then get ready to go to wherever these enable you to go too - hopefully that is Oxford, but if not don't worry it's not the end of the world. Many people (including myself at the time) get preoccupied with Oxbridge. What I would say is from a CV perspective Oxbridge is a definite plus, but other Unis like Bristol and Edinburgh wd also be great places to go and in some ways perhaps better than Oxbridge ie more laid back.

    A few words on Oxford in general and PPE (as I experienced it) in particular) in response to your queries that will I hope enable you to get some kind of perspective from sb who graduated a few years ago:

    1. Workload; 2 essays a week - manageable if you are organised. Keys; go to useful lectures ditch the poor ones and get the key core books. Don't get preoccupied with ordering everything on your reading list it's a waste of time. Oxford tutors appreciate independence of thought; not churning out the same old crap.

    2. Workload college to college - here I can't judge; you just need to focus on what is required of you. You'll prbably get all anal about weekly requirements, but if you do what is required and you're not out of your depth at the end of 3 years you should get a 2.1.

    A final word about it all in relation to your impression about the intelligence of everyone at Oxford. This is sth that Oxbridge derives its reputation from and in many ways deservedly so. You will meet some very bright people there. And you will meet some people who think they're fabulously bright. And you will meet some people who don't think they are bright enough.

    The important thing is not to get hung up about it; University life is what you make of it all. If you don't think you're likely to be bright enough accept another offer; there is no shame in that - but the tutors obviously think you are able.

    The beauty of an Oxbridge education and a PPE education I think in particular is that you can pretty much design your own course around things that interest you. And if you're organised you can do a lot else besides. But spending your time worrying about performance relative to others or how bright everyone is is not a productive way to spend three years. There are people at Oxford who do that and that is why Bristol and Edinburgh are in many ways as good as Oxbridge - people are not as keen to be seen to outperform. Arrogance/ neuroticism is not the norm though. I would suggest (and this I think is clear at interview too) is that there are some people who get in who are particularly bright, most people are pretty bright and a few are surprisingly stupid/ ignorant. So I would'nt worry. LMHers are generally a very nice and down to earth crowd.

    From your perspective that when I go up that you just have a positive outlook an open mind and try to make the most of it all. If you do that you will get the most out of the whole experience.

    heya thanx again for the advice - sorry if i did come off like some extremely anxious person - this is not actually the case - i just have some pretty basic worries and from what you've said i m glad that i can put them to rest

    i was hoping that you would help me with one more thing - you've been really really helpful so far and i hope i'm not taking advantage of your generosity... i was wondering about the books that you thought were important in the course? just because i have about 3-4 months after my exams and was hoping to just familiarise myself with at least a couple?

    thanx sooo sooo much - i am truly grateful for all your advice so far and i really do appreciate the time you've spent answering my questions!
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    Hmmm; you should take it easy after A-levels do some travelling would be my advice.

    If you really need a tip you'll get booklist from LMH when you get your grades. I'd leave it at that. Chill out; Oxford terms are pretty intense and the preparation you make will never be enough anyway.


    (Original post by nervous)
    heya thanx again for the advice - sorry if i did come off like some extremely anxious person - this is not actually the case - i just have some pretty basic worries and from what you've said i m glad that i can put them to rest

    i was hoping that you would help me with one more thing - you've been really really helpful so far and i hope i'm not taking advantage of your generosity... i was wondering about the books that you thought were important in the course? just because i have about 3-4 months after my exams and was hoping to just familiarise myself with at least a couple?

    thanx sooo sooo much - i am truly grateful for all your advice so far and i really do appreciate the time you've spent answering my questions!
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    (Original post by LMH PPE Grad)
    Hmmm; you should take it easy after A-levels do some travelling would be my advice.

    If you really need a tip you'll get booklist from LMH when you get your grades. I'd leave it at that. Chill out; Oxford terms are pretty intense and the preparation you make will never be enough anyway.
    Lovely to read your conversation. Ah, apologies if that makes you feel any uncomfrotable. :confused:

    I'm going to read PPE as well, but at Pembroke. Um, may I ask if there's any exam at the beginning of the first year? I don't know much about the course, so slightly worried if they'll test me before I learn anything there. Thanks!
 
 
 
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