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    Is it possible to find out which college is best for each subject in terms of the percentage of firsts and 2.1s achieved?
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    (Original post by Cacambo)
    Is it possible to find out which college is best for each subject in terms of the percentage of firsts and 2.1s achieved?
    ehh no not for eacch subject but for overal yes
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    ehh no not for eacch subject but for overal yes
    have you got a link for the data?
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    (Original post by Geogger)
    have you got a link for the data?
    ehh its at the back of the prospectus which subject do you want
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    going to oxbridge is oxbridge, colleges and academia are almost irrelevant, no-one cares whether u get a degree from trinity or from girton - it's a cambridge degree - get over it
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    (Original post by fred86)
    going to oxbridge is oxbridge, colleges and academia are almost irrelevant, no-one cares whether u get a degree from trinity or from girton - it's a cambridge degree - get over it
    LoL you might not care, but he might! Some colleges are obviously reknowned for particular subjects because they can offer better courses, resources, lectureres - some colleges have more students getting firsts in particular subjects etc. And I think to some people it does matter which college you study at. ie Trinity, Cambridge is reknowned for maths - if someone asked where you studied and you said trinity then they'd probably be more impressed than if you were studying elsewhere.
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    i guess i mean I know you're right cos i know there is a link somewhere between colleges and subjects I just get really annoyed when people are constantly trying to find league tables and stuff to be the best of the best but i guess if that's how some people are, fair enough . sorry
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    (Original post by Katie Heskins)
    LoL you might not care, but he might! Some colleges are obviously reknowned for particular subjects because they can offer better courses, resources, lectureres - some colleges have more students getting firsts in particular subjects etc. And I think to some people it does matter which college you study at. ie Trinity, Cambridge is reknowned for maths - if someone asked where you studied and you said trinity then they'd probably be more impressed than if you were studying elsewhere.
    Not sure if your correct in saying some colleges have better courses or lectures since we go to university courses and lectures and we go back to the colleges to be tutored with the work that we got given. With the resources you are correct as each college has bonuses.

    Although I could be wrong as im not there yet but thats the way I think it works anyways.
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    (Original post by Saintsin)
    Not sure if your correct in saying some colleges have better courses or lectures since we go to university courses and lectures and we go back to the colleges to be tutored with the work that we got given. With the resources you are correct as each college has bonuses.

    Although I could be wrong as im not there yet but thats the way I think it works anyways.
    you're right saintsin.

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    but different colleges have different tutors / supervisors don't they, so some colleges are bound to be better than others for some subjects... i was under the impression that it was important to choose a college with supervisors who were interested in similar areas as you are, because there isn't much intercollege supervisions until the third year ish.
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    (Original post by fred86)
    going to oxbridge is oxbridge, colleges and academia are almost irrelevant, no-one cares whether u get a degree from trinity or from girton - it's a cambridge degree - get over it
    whats wrong with girton?

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    (Original post by PhilomenaGuinea)
    but different colleges have different tutors / supervisors don't they, so some colleges are bound to be better than others for some subjects... i was under the impression that it was important to choose a college with supervisors who were interested in similar areas as you are, because there isn't much intercollege supervisions until the third year ish.
    Yes they have different tutors but they are all specialist in their subject. You would not be given an english tutor to teach you maths just because that college lacks of a tutor on that subject. Each college has a tutor precisely for the course you have chosen and they are all high standard otherwise they would no be working for the university. The biggest factor of people gaining say a first class to a lower grade would be the people around you, if you go to a college with distractive alumni then you are most likely to go out more often than needed and miss lectures or important things.
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    (Original post by Saintsin)
    Yes they have different tutors but they are all specialist in their subject. You would not be given an english tutor to teach you maths just because that college lacks of a tutor on that subject. Each college has a tutor precisely for the course you have chosen and they are all high standard otherwise they would no be working for the university. The biggest factor of people gaining say a first class to a lower grade would be the people around you, if you go to a college with distractive alumni then you are most likely to go out more often than needed and miss lectures or important things.

    So are you saying that every college is of equal standard in every subject?
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    (Original post by PhilomenaGuinea)
    but different colleges have different tutors / supervisors don't they, so some colleges are bound to be better than others for some subjects... i was under the impression that it was important to choose a college with supervisors who were interested in similar areas as you are, because there isn't much intercollege supervisions until the third year ish.
    In Oxford, if your college does not have a tutor that specialises in a particular option, you are not prevented from doing that option - it just means that your tutorials will be organised at a different college and you will have to walk that little bit further :eek:
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    The amount of fellowships in your subject in each college is usually a good clue. This available on the cam website: example engineering

    http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/admissions/guide/table2.html

    Or in the prospectus
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    (Original post by Katie Heskins)
    So are you saying that every college is of equal standard in every subject?
    Yes, the college only tutors you, the university gives you the work. Im sure I read something about it on the Cambridge FAQ about which college to choose and it was saying not to worry of which college is better compared to another about the course subject quality as the college dosent set the standard of work.
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    (Original post by Saintsin)
    Yes, the college only tutors you, the university gives you the work. Im sure I read something about it on the Cambridge FAQ about which college to choose and it was saying not to worry of which college is better compared to another about the course subject quality as the college dosent set the standard of work.
    Nah, it's better to be at a "bigger" college for your subject - more college help, etc.
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    (Original post by Tek)
    Nah, it's better to be at a "bigger" college for your subject - more college help, etc.

    On the other hand in many of the small subjects there will only be one academic per college or less.

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    There seems to be some confusion about the role of the colleges in teaching you. Yeah, the lectures and course are organised by the University. For the sciences it seems to me that in the first year you are supervised by fellows within your college. But for history (my subject) and I'm guessing other arts too, the only role your college has in your teaching is to find supervisors in other colleges for you. Obviously if there is a specialist within your college, you'll have them, but in the majority of cases you are assigned a supervisor from a different college and go there to be taught.
 
 
 
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