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    I'm just asking whether or not oxford has a fun night life like any other university. I really want to have a good time at uni and I am just worried that Oxford might be a bit serious. Do you get to have a proper uni experience? Or would I be stuck in my room my whole time!?
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    Of course you get the experience! You're just expected to work harder and there'll probably be a bit more work than play, I believe.

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    If you like sticky biscuit then yes.
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    I'd draw a distinction between 'fun' and 'a proper university experience'.

    Yes its definitely fun. You'll get as much free time as you make for yourself really - a 2007 survey had the working hours at approximately 40 per week, so equivalent to 9-5 on weekdays only. You'd be working longer hours if you took a full time job at Tesco. I'd say nightlife is good - very student-dominated and really cheap compared to my previous locale. Can be a bit grimey though. Everyone is very like-minded and many people find they fit in far better than they ever have before. You'll most likely work hard, but have a lot of fun.

    As to 'proper university experience' - to me that means living in a ****hole, being really short on money, watching lots of jeremy kyle and having to work a part-time job to fund your drinking habits. Its not really like that no - Oxford college accommodation is overwhelmingly very nice, is on offer for all 3/4 years mostly or at the very least 2 years, and comes with cleaners who look after the place for you. Its also very cheap (you mostly move out when its not term time and they don't charge you for that period), no one needs to (or indeed, is allowed to) take up a part-time job and the financial support is very generous. In my experience very few people watch tv, i guess because you've generally got something better to do, be it work or socialising elsewhere. The canteens or 'hall' tends to provide nice, cheap food so there's less living on like plain ramem noodles than you might get elsewhere. My college at least provided a lot of free alcohol so that wasn't a concern too often! It'd be more of a student experience if you lived outside of college for a year or two, but tbh overall no, its not a 'proper university experience' - they look after you a lot more and you live far better.
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    If you like sticky biscuit then yes.
    wow I thought you said soggy biscuit.

    Dat_biscuit_doe.
 
 
 
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