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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.

Yep in the JCR the 2nd yr students were talking about that painting, i thought they said it was worthy twenty million? :confused: Many many years ago, Pembroke (Oxford) boating team was at Pembroke college(Cambridge)...and for memorablia jokingly stole a chabby-looking painting. This painting is now valued at millions, and apparently Pembroke (Cambridge) could not sue as they had been aware of the 'theft' since the beginning and only attempted to sue once it's true value was revealed.


Anyways, they said if any of the Pembrokians needed financial assistance for educational vacation travelling-they were generous
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Oxford generally doesn't allow students to work during term time.

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So, is it very hard to earn money by part-time job at Oxford?
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Hey, I just thought of some questions about what to bring. For those who're already at Pembroke, did you buy a printer of your own? What about quilts and sheets?
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Hey, I just thought of some questions about what to bring. For those who're already at Pembroke, did you buy a printer of your own? What about quilts and sheets?
You don't need a printer, there is a twenty four computer suite. However, i am going to get a laptop. Perhaps wait 'til you are there, and you know what you need...
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So, is it very hard to earn money by part-time job at Oxford?
Yep - in fact it's almost impossible. Basically the terms are so short and intense that colleges feel it would interfere with your academic work, which it probably would. If you want to work youmust get the written permission of your moral tutor and they are unlikely to give it if it involves workiing outside the college. Some opportunities are sometimes available in college libraries, kitchens or bars, but these are limited.

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You don't need a printer, there is a twenty four computer suite. However, i am going to get a laptop. Perhaps wait 'til you are there, and you know what you need...
Thanks, Leila, I have a laptop and I'm going to bring it. But, don't we need to print lecture notes or something like that? Is it free to print homework in Pembroke?
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Yep - in fact it's almost impossible. Basically the terms are so short and intense that colleges feel it would interfere with your academic work, which it probably would. If you want to work youmust get the written permission of your moral tutor and they are unlikely to give it if it involves workiing outside the college. Some opportunities are sometimes available in college libraries, kitchens or bars, but these are limited.

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Thank you, Hildabeast. That's rather sad... I can only try some between terms? I heard that the summer vacation is long, hope I could find some work then!
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Sorry I meant during your gap year, get a job. Not at Oxford. How about McDonald's? They have such high staff turnover figures are checked every 15 minutes. And if unemployment is high (I know nothing about the Chinese economy), try doing stuff like tutoring etc?
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Sorry I meant during your gap year, get a job. Not at Oxford. How about McDonald's? They have such high staff turnover figures are checked every 15 minutes. And if unemployment is high (I know nothing about the Chinese economy), try doing stuff like tutoring etc?
That's not a bad idea, thanks very much! Mc Donald's simply too cheap, working several hours there's not worth the effort. I may only get 40 pounds a month at most. I don't know about tutoring yet, have to check it out... Thanks again! Well, it'll be easier to get money in UK? Who knows
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Jobs in the UK are definitely possible so long as you aren't 'above' certain tasks. In summer, fruit collection is quite good, and sandwich packing.

Try real hard to find some work in China though. I assume you don't want to get into debt at Oxford!!
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Hey, I just thought of some questions about what to bring. For those who're already at Pembroke, did you buy a printer of your own? What about quilts and sheets?
Hi- definitely bring your own sheets. Some people end up lucky and have soft woolish ones, but most like me end up with scratchy wool blankets and awful bedcovers. I'd be lost without my precious, beautiful duvet

Printing is free in one computer room, in the Mac building, but you need to supply your own paper, and the printer can break down a bit. I bought a printer and scanner to copy notes and stuff but it's a bit of a luxury, really!
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Hi- definitely bring your own sheets. Some people end up lucky and have soft woolish ones, but most like me end up with scratchy wool blankets and awful bedcovers. I'd be lost without my precious, beautiful duvet

Printing is free in one computer room, in the Mac building, but you need to supply your own paper, and the printer can break down a bit. I bought a printer and scanner to copy notes and stuff but it's a bit of a luxury, really!
Wow, thanks very much Daenerys, that's very helpful. I'll see how much I can bring. It seems that everything I'm using now should be brought with me!!! I'll see how heavy my suitcase will be. By the way, which year are you in now, and what course are you studying?
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Yep - in fact it's almost impossible. Basically the terms are so short and intense that colleges feel it would interfere with your academic work, which it probably would. If you want to work youmust get the written permission of your moral tutor and they are unlikely to give it if it involves workiing outside the college. Some opportunities are sometimes available in college libraries, kitchens or bars, but these are limited.

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:confused: Loads of people I know work - an article last year said 1 in 5 do here during termtime. "Written permission of your moral tutor" isn't at every college, here people do without informing their tutors. Again I say how it's not impossible - the amount of time people spend captaining a sports team or being president of a society could be instead spent in paid employment no probs.
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Wow, thanks very much Daenerys, that's very helpful. I'll see how much I can bring. It seems that everything I'm using now should be brought with me!!! I'll see how heavy my suitcase will be. By the way, which year are you in now, and what course are you studying?
Currently, I am a first year biologist People have brought all sorts of things with them here, so don't worry about bringing too much... you might feel a bit embarrassed on the first day, but if it helps you feel at home, no harm.
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