I'm going to have to work a lot over Easter if I'm going to have any chance of getting what I want in my exams. I've only been going at "keeping up" pace all the way so far, and need to go back and actually -learn- what I've been studying. :/
From what I've heard of Oxbridge, the thing I hate most would be having to apply to a particular college as opposed to the university as a whole.... Surely there are some students that pick the wrong college and would have otherwise have gained entry....
They don't let people in who aren't good enough, thats what the pooling system is for
not a student yet, but i would say the worst thing i can think of is the stereotypical view held by some people, of what an oxford student is...
Everybody ****s off the Oxford Stereotype, but that is what gives it its character. If nobody was from public school and everybody was just a 'normal' person it would quickly lose its attraction as the place with which 'effortless superiority' fills the air.
Also,the stereotype has its advantages.
People assume you are a complete genius or an old money, upper class sophisticate. It could be worse. Parents spend 22k per year on public school eductations for their children to exude this persona, you will get it for free.
And just think how it impressive it sounds when you meet your girlfriends parent's for the first time!