Durham - St Mary's, the all girls college

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OK, i got accepted to the all girls college today, which is so not where I want to go. I'm so gutted, I've already been rejected by my 1st and second choices, can anyone tell me anything about St Mary's, good or bad, cos I only know that it's all girls (and that sucks)
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but boys will still be around
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Chill about the all-girls thing - St Mary's is going mixed for 2005 entry!
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OK, i got accepted to the all girls college today, which is so not where I want to go. I'm so gutted, I've already been rejected by my 1st and second choices, can anyone tell me anything about St Mary's, good or bad, cos I only know that it's all girls (and that sucks)
What were your first and second choices? And where else do yu have offers from? I wouldnt want all girls either but I wouldnt base your decision entirely on that. I duno...it's a tough one
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What were your first and second choices? And where else do yu have offers from? I wouldnt want all girls either but I wouldnt base your decision entirely on that. I duno...it's a tough one
Nottingham and Warwick. Have offers from Birmingham and Southampton. Waaaaah don't wanna go to all girls!! It's such a bummer cos i'm still in the same situation i was in yesterday, with Birmingham as my only serious option.
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Nottingham and Warwick. Have offers from Birmingham and Southampton. Waaaaah don't wanna go to all girls!! It's such a bummer cos i'm still in the same situation i was in yesterday, with Birmingham as my only serious option.
Well, at least you have an offer from Durham, you should be happy about that! I'm still waiting for their reply. I probably won't get into my first choice college either, but I try to positive about it. You might find you'll love it at St Mary's.
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Nottingham and Warwick. Have offers from Birmingham and Southampton. Waaaaah don't wanna go to all girls!! It's such a bummer cos i'm still in the same situation i was in yesterday, with Birmingham as my only serious option.
Have you looked round them all? I suggest you do that, it might help you decide
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I was in a similar situation to you. I got accepted to Durham but rejected at my first choice college and placed into St Mary's instead. At first it put me off seriously considering Durham as I didn't want my time at University to be spent in an all-girls college but the more I learn about the college the more I like it. It does have a very friendly feel to the college and from the photographs it looks very beautiful. As for the lack of boys, well as it has been said before there will be boys accepted as of 2005 and even so the courses etc will be mixed.

Are you going to go to the open day? What course have you applied for?
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All-grls' colleges are not bad places - in fact they're great!! It is NOT like you will never meet men. You're not joining a convent, just a college, and you're at the heart of a mixed university. St Mary's is going co-ed soon, so that won't even be an issue. In other colleges you would probably be living on a female corridor/building anyway. It's just the same.
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I was in a similar situation to you. I got accepted to Durham but rejected at my first choice college and placed into St Mary's instead. At first it put me off seriously considering Durham as I didn't want my time at University to be spent in an all-girls college but the more I learn about the college the more I like it. It does have a very friendly feel to the college and from the photographs it looks very beautiful. As for the lack of boys, well as it has been said before there will be boys accepted as of 2005 and even so the courses etc will be mixed.

Are you going to go to the open day? What course have you applied for?
Yeah, i think i'm going up there on the 22nd of march. I've applied for English, you? Even if boys are accepted in 2005 it's too late for us, lol, we'll be living out by then. I don't want to sound boy mad, but men are a part of my life, particularly as friends, and I'd imagine it to be much more fun in a mixed college. I'm an only child in an all girls' school, I can't face the prospect of another single sex environment! Do you reckon there's any way I can get another college to consider me?
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Yeah, i think i'm going up there on the 22nd of march. I've applied for English, you? Even if boys are accepted in 2005 it's too late for us, lol, we'll be living out by then. I don't want to sound boy mad, but men are a part of my life, particularly as friends, and I'd imagine it to be much more fun in a mixed college. I'm an only child in an all girls' school, I can't face the prospect of another single sex environment! Do you reckon there's any way I can get another college to consider me?
You could email them and see if they can change your college, coz that shouldnt be too difficult for them. The worse they can do is say no
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Yeah, i think i'm going up there on the 22nd of march. I've applied for English, you? Even if boys are accepted in 2005 it's too late for us, lol, we'll be living out by then. I don't want to sound boy mad, but men are a part of my life, particularly as friends, and I'd imagine it to be much more fun in a mixed college. I'm an only child in an all girls' school, I can't face the prospect of another single sex environment! Do you reckon there's any way I can get another college to consider me?

I've applied for Philosophy and Psychology and will be going up there on the 23rd (I think!) As far as I know, it isn't possible to change colleges once you've been accepted into one (I actually looked into the possibility of tranfering to one of the less popular ones myself). This is either up somewhere on the website or on the college acceptance letter. Though how far this is just to discourage people from doing it rather than actually impossible, I don't know.

It does seem as though there will be plenty of opportunities to socialise with members from other colleges, though. I think the vast majority of social activities are held jointly between a number of colleges (or at least more than one) and St Mary's looks very close to a couple of the other colleges. Still, I understand what you mean about the single-sex environment. It is not how I would ideally spend my time at university. Perhaps it will appeal more to you on the open day.

Congratulations for being accepted for English, though.
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Well, I know someone who went to st marys and absolutely loved it.

1. It's going mixed next year anyway
2. (and this is what she told me) where do you think the guys all go looking for girls?
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I've applied for Philosophy and Psychology and will be going up there on the 23rd (I think!) As far as I know, it isn't possible to change colleges once you've been accepted into one (I actually looked into the possibility of tranfering to one of the less popular ones myself). This is either up somewhere on the website or on the college acceptance letter. Though how far this is just to discourage people from doing it rather than actually impossible, I don't know.

It does seem as though there will be plenty of opportunities to socialise with members from other colleges, though. I think the vast majority of social activities are held jointly between a number of colleges (or at least more than one) and St Mary's looks very close to a couple of the other colleges. Still, I understand what you mean about the single-sex environment. It is not how I would ideally spend my time at university. Perhaps it will appeal more to you on the open day.

Congratulations for being accepted for English, though.
Oh cool! Me too probably.

Got an offer for Philosophy at St. Mary's.

Serendipity, if I decide to go there, it can't be THAT bad can it? Seriously though, it has put me off a lot and I was never that interested in Durham anyway, but I'll decide after the open day.
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OK, i got accepted to the all girls college today, which is so not where I want to go. I'm so gutted, I've already been rejected by my 1st and second choices, can anyone tell me anything about St Mary's, good or bad, cos I only know that it's all girls (and that sucks)
That all Girl thing sucks! What was your first choice?
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but boys will still be around
hahahhahaha said right ya bddy...!
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Yeah, i think i'm going up there on the 22nd of march. I've applied for English, you? Even if boys are accepted in 2005 it's too late for us, lol, we'll be living out by then. I don't want to sound boy mad, but men are a part of my life, particularly as friends, and I'd imagine it to be much more fun in a mixed college. I'm an only child in an all girls' school, I can't face the prospect of another single sex environment! Do you reckon there's any way I can get another college to consider me?
It's possible to change after you arrive but not straight away,you have to out a good case in though.

2005 is not too late for when you live in in your third year.

In my opinion St Mary's looks one of the prettier colleges and I wouldn't reject Durham taking in to account your other offers just because of this. Remember your lessons will be with men, and even in a mixed college you'd be in an all female environment in respect to your corridor.
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Was durham your first choice?
Seriously think about it as I'm sure it wouldnt be that bad.
Are you allowed to bring a boyfriend round though?!?

You probably wont be in lectures for that long and i'm sure you'll have plenty of opportunity to meet people from other colleges.
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OK, i got accepted to the all girls college today, which is so not where I want to go. I'm so gutted, I've already been rejected by my 1st and second choices, can anyone tell me anything about St Mary's, good or bad, cos I only know that it's all girls (and that sucks)

hey i also got an offer at St Marys today and I'm really disappointed. I really want to go to Durham but I reeeaaally don't like the idea of an all girls college - even if it only is for a year. what to do!!!
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OK, i got accepted to the all girls college today, which is so not where I want to go. I'm so gutted, I've already been rejected by my 1st and second choices, can anyone tell me anything about St Mary's, good or bad, cos I only know that it's all girls (and that sucks)
I went to a ball there about five years ago and ended up..........well you know with one of the girls.

LOL sorry!
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