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Is anyone else here going to Pembroke next year? If so are u worried about this poorest college thing? From what ive read everyone is ****ging it off. I didnt even know about the money issues when i applied is this something i shpould be worried about?
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Is anyone else here going to Pembroke next year? If so are u worried about this poorest college thing? From what ive read everyone is ****ging it off. I didnt even know about the money issues when i applied is this something i shpould be worried about?

Hey i have an offer from there as well. Im worried about the cost of accomodation. It starts at around 87 quid- 147 quid a week!!!! Whilst other colleges, like Christchurch opposite, pay as little as 65 or something for every room!!!

What subject are you going to be reading there?
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Pem-broke is actually- inside sources - broke! You would certainly have to pay higher rent than any other college in the university when you go there, double the likes of st johns. Other than that I dont think there is much to worry about, as it sounds highly unlikely for the university to get that college closed!

Y isn't the lord of the rings author makin any donations for his previous college i wonder ? ...
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Pem-broke is actually- inside sources - broke! You would certainly have to pay higher rent than any other college in the university when you go there, double the likes of st johns. Other than that I dont think there is much to worry about, as it sounds highly unlikely for the university to get that college closed!

Y isn't the lord of the rings author makin any donations for his previous college i wonder ? ...
mhmhmhm..well if he was living he perhaps would!
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im off to do PPE. The rent things a bit of a nightmare. My parents said that its ok and that they're proud that i got in and all but i feel so guilty. What im really worried about is all the other stuff facilities and so on are they really bad?
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im off to do PPE. The rent things a bit of a nightmare. My parents said that its ok and that they're proud that i got in and all but i feel so guilty. What im really worried about is all the other stuff facilities and so on are they really bad?

What other facilities? They have a twenty four hour computer suite, a nice library, a well-off JCR....don't worry!
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guess im just worried. I was soooo chuffed on getting in and now everything i seem to read is ****ging the place off. I really liked it when i looked round the people and tutors were cool and the buildings were awesome... oh i dont know.

What have u applied for?
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What other facilities? They have a twenty four hour computer suite, a nice library, a well-off JCR....don't worry!
Yeah apart from the rent everything seemed in nice condition when i almost went last year - they sent me an info pack before I, er, failed to meet the offer, so I know all about it.

Some of the rooms at the lowest rate band are pretty bad though - the room i stayed in for my interview would have been £90 a week and my lovely room at Essex is only £50 a week (though food is not included).
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mhmhmhm..well if he was living he perhaps would!
yeh and i dont think he went pembroke anyway (exeter, might be wrong)

michael hesaltine went there, he must have a few bob, perhaps you could email him ask him for a donation
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yeh and i dont think he went pembroke anyway (exeter, might be wrong)

michael hesaltine went there, he must have a few bob, perhaps you could email him ask him for a donation
Tolkein was a fellow at Pembroke not a student there
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um, i know the cost of things must be a worry, but please dont let it get to you, or let it get in the way of getting the grades you need... i guess the most important thing is that you have got a place at oxford, and you ought to feel great about it. remember as well, if you work hard there you will hopefully get a decent enough job to be able to pay off any large debts... um, i know that doesnt sound much of a consolation, but i seriously think you shouldnt feel bad about your situation.

oh, and i dont know if this will help, but when i was at an open day in oxford i asked someone at christ church where i could find pembroke (i considered applying there as well) and they said, in the most awful, rah, boastful, ughh..., tone, 'pembroke...oh, youre not thinking of applying there are you??? when you go over there, ask them, are you called pembroke because youre so... broke?!?' ahhh!!! this just made me feel that i would love to be at pembroke, to get away from the likes of that awful pretentious boy if nothing else... um, so the point of thew story? well, i'd prefer three years in somewhere with a great atmosphere etc. than at a rich college that didnt suit me.
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guess im just worried. I was soooo chuffed on getting in and now everything i seem to read is ****ging the place off. I really liked it when i looked round the people and tutors were cool and the buildings were awesome... oh i dont know.

What have u applied for?
Don't worry about it. Look forward to going. Pembroke is much better than its reputation suggests. Your college is not your whole world - many activities - societies etc are uni wide if you want to join in with them.
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Pembroke is wicked!!! They know how to take the mick ouot of themselves unlike certain other colleges. Their novice rowers all wore shirts which said 'Pembroke - reassuringly expensive' on the back. Well, I think it's funny anyway...!!!!

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Is anyone else here going to Pembroke next year? If so are u worried about this poorest college thing? From what ive read everyone is ****ging it off. I didnt even know about the money issues when i applied is this something i shpould be worried about?
Hey, I live here. Yes rents are high but then I didn't apply to here, I was given it as my second choice. People only like to **** it off because it's easy to, especially what with the convenient twist of the name, in the same way that people call St Hilda's full of lesbians and Christ Church is full of rahs. Which I am sure, they are not, we just like to class colleges like that There's about a thousand quid's difference in overall rent between the smallest room you can get here, and the largest ensuite, so it all depends on how much you're willing to spend for what size room really.

Facilities are fine... 2 JCRs, small but good enough bar. Best rooms naturally in the main college building but they're okay if you can't get in there. Tiny kitchens in them, though... 24 hr computer rooms...

So, tis expensive, and you can't get 3 yr accomodation which would be a heavenly luxury, but you're not going to be poor, no. Not much more than the average Oxfordian student...
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Pembroke is wicked!!! They know how to take the mick ouot of themselves unlike certain other colleges. Their novice rowers all wore shirts which said 'Pembroke - reassuringly expensive' on the back. Well, I think it's funny anyway...!!!!

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Sorry to be so ignorant or un-humorous, but what do you mean by "taking the mick out of themselves", is that related to being "wicked"? Thanks for solving my puzzle.
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im off to do PPE. The rent things a bit of a nightmare. My parents said that its ok and that they're proud that i got in and all but i feel so guilty. What im really worried about is all the other stuff facilities and so on are they really bad?
Hi, Quinnbrakes. I'm going there to do PPE as well. The emotional fluctuations you've experienced is exactly the same as mine, and I'm having the same worries as you. Just think, I'm from China, I've got to pay international fees, then go to see the exchange rate of Chinese RMB to English pound, everything's killing me. However, so much comfort in this thread seem very helpful to me. Hope you could go there in the end, and we then be friends!

What would you people recommend me to do in the following months. I finished my school in November in Australia, waiting for October to come.
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pembroke the college is broke, the pembroke JCR is the richest in the university. apparently they recently found a rare painting that they sold for £2 million and now just live off the interest...hence free alcohol and pizzas at JCR meetings.
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Hi, Quinnbrakes. I'm going there to do PPE as well. The emotional fluctuations you've experienced is exactly the same as mine, and I'm having the same worries as you. Just think, I'm from China, I've got to pay international fees, then go to see the exchange rate of Chinese RMB to English pound, everything's killing me. However, so much comfort in this thread seem very helpful to me. Hope you could go there in the end, and we then be friends!

What would you people recommend me to do in the following months. I finished my school in November in Australia, waiting for October to come.
Get a job and hence solve the fees problem.
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pembroke the college is broke, the pembroke JCR is the richest in the university. apparently they recently found a rare painting that they sold for £2 million and now just live off the interest...hence free alcohol and pizzas at JCR meetings.
Yeah, their boat club is one of the richest in the uniersity as well. Apparently they have a ritual boat burning every year just because they can afford to buy loads of new ones all the time. We, on the other hand, only have two really crappy boats, one of which is out of use. So they're obviously not all that poor.

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Get a job and hence solve the fees problem.
Oxford generally doesn't allow students to work during term time.

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