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    (Original post by eunice)
    *clap* *clap* well said...
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    (Original post by serendipity)
    *takes a bow*

    ok fair enough we have our different views and i didnt mean to offend anyone! if i did ---->>sorry!
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    (Original post by serendipity)
    Also, having knowledge of the stereotypical Oxbridge-goer (I see them everyday at school) I would rather be anywhere else than with those blue-stockings.
    Blue stockings eh? Hmmm...

    (Original post by serendipity)
    Look, you are clearly under a great misapprehension here, not everyone good enough to go to Oxbridge applies ok?
    well said again, there were 41 people at my school who got AAA(AAAAAAA etc) and probably more predicted it but only 17 or so applied to oxbridge. being london girls most of them felt it wouldnt be the place for them and fair enough really..
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    (Original post by rah)
    well said again, there were 41 people at my school who got AAA(AAAAAAA etc) and probably more predicted it but only 17 or so applied to oxbridge. being london girls most of them felt it wouldnt be the place for them and fair enough really..
    Well, out of the two in my school who got AAAA at AS-level, only I applied to Oxbridge. The other person didn't apply to Oxbridge because he didn't like the Medicine courses.
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    Who cares really?
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    I applied to oxford myself (didnt get in), but i can understand why alot of people wouldnt bother applying to it even if they have the grades. at oxbridge, they expect alot from you, and the academic standards there is much higher than the other unis, which means that for most of your 3 or 4 years there, you'll be stressing out and constantly under alot of pressure. At unis like durham, the academic standards is still really high, but you have alot more free time to do other things, making your years at uni much more enjoyable.
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    I am not sure I agree with you about the bigger salaries thing. I say this becaus other things won't ever be equal. For example, if you went to oxford, it's going to be harder to get a 1st and you may get a 2:2, whereas if you went to durham, it may be a little easier to get that first and I reckon for something like law, a 1st from durham is better than a 2:2 from say oxford, so the fella with the 1st from durham is more likely to have a higher salary. Also enviroment is a factor if you are comparing say LSE and oxbridge. You might thrive on city life leading to a higher class, again meaning a greater salary if you're at LSE, rather than oxbridge.
    A degree from there will certainly help, but it isn't the be all and end all, there are plenty of non-oxbridge grads earning higher wages than oxbridge grads. You're not your degree/university.
    this is rubbish be quiet, a first/2.1 from Durham is incredibly hard to get in Law, only two people in a year of 140 got one last year, i think youd actually be better placed for one at oxford
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    (Original post by kenkennykenken)
    I applied to oxford myself (didnt get in), but i can understand why alot of people wouldnt bother applying to it even if they have the grades. at oxbridge, they expect alot from you, and the academic standards there is much higher than the other unis, which means that for most of your 3 or 4 years there, you'll be stressing out and constantly under alot of pressure. At unis like durham, the academic standards is still really high, but you have alot more free time to do other things, making your years at uni much more enjoyable.
    sure you should enjoy at uni but i would think that (personally) that it is more important to get a good degree at oxbridge than having alot of free time?
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    If I meet my Oxford offer I'll be there as a Durham reject. Ah well.
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    sure you should enjoy at uni but i would think that (personally) that it is more important to get a good degree at oxbridge than having alot of free time?
    Yeah its more important to get a good degree than having a lot of free time, but would you really be able to work at your full potential if you dont have enough free time for doing things you like? Coz if its work 24/7 (which i know it isnt...) then life there could become quite dull and work becomes tedious.
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    (Original post by samd294)
    this is rubbish be quiet, a first/2.1 from Durham is incredibly hard to get in Law, only two people in a year of 140 got one last year, i think youd actually be better placed for one at oxford
    Tell me you're joking.
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    (Original post by starry)
    Tell me you're joking.
    lol
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    (Original post by samd294)
    this is rubbish be quiet, a first/2.1 from Durham is incredibly hard to get in Law, only two people in a year of 140 got one last year, i think youd actually be better placed for one at oxford
    Please don't let this be true
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    (Original post by starry)
    Please don't let this be true
    lol starry are you doing law then?
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    (Original post by TheWolf)
    sure you should enjoy at uni but i would think that (personally) that it is more important to get a good degree at oxbridge than having alot of free time?
    so youre happier stressing out for 3/4 years in aspiration of a better degree therefore better job.. going into a highly stressful city job ... taking years off your life... getting wrinkles by the age of 30... and never having time for a social life? i realise this is GROSS generalisation but surely a huge part of uni is about networking and socialising. if you meet lots of like-minded people, or even just the one person who just so happens to be into the job you want then it doesnt matter what uni you go to (within the top 20 im talking) you are still pretty likely to end up in a job. id refer you to an article in the times 2 weeks ago (ish) that stated that employers really arent looking at what degree youve got. they want to see you in interview being the well rounded/cultured individual they want (being cooped up studying at oxbridge for 3 years is possibly not the best way to get out there and try your hand at something new and network although of course with that excellent degree you would of course be perfectly suited to being that clever dr/professor who gives their opinion on the way the world should be run on late night channel 5 programmes)
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    (Original post by serendipity)
    Look, you are clearly under a great misapprehension here, not everyone good enough to go to Oxbridge applies ok? Without...
    Here, here!
    I am similar to you in that I also have the good grades, great ps etc but decided against oxbridge for a number of reasons, in particular the course too. I am doing comp sci at uni, and cambridge only lets you do 50% comp sci in the first yr which is ridiculous. On top of that, you have to do 25% physics (i hate physics) which totally put me off. The oxford course looked okay but it's not very highly rated for comp sci at all, and all the stress i would have to go thru to try and get in, wasn't worth it for ox. Also, I *really* want to be in London so three of my choices were london colleges.
    Not blowing my own trumpet but I reckon I would have had as good a chance as any to get in, with quite a few extra things in my favour. A couple of my sciency friends (diff sciences) were annoyed at the ease in which i got into places like imperial when they had very hard interviews there, but also have places at cambridge. Infact all my univ choices were pretty similar to my sciency friends who applied (some getting in) to oxbridge, apart from the one obviously.
    There are some other places in the country which can give you an education as good as oxbridge or better.
    e.g econ at LSE, comp sci at Imperial (where i'll hopefully be if i make grades) and law at Durham
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    (Original post by happysunshine)
    Everyone who applies to Oxbridge applies to Durham too.
    I didn't...does that make me weird???

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    (Original post by gzftan)
    I didn't...does that make me weird???

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    nah, niether did some of my mates. Depends on your subject realy.
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    nah, niether did some of my mates. Depends on your subject realy.
    Dammit!!! I was hoping for confirmation!! Oh well....law btw....but the reason i didn't apply was cos it's a bit too far north for my liking.

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