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Same with Philosophy at Oxford which I can't do on its own - I'd have to take on something like PPE or Philosophy and Modern Language because they give me a better grounding than philo on its own. (surprisingly I can't even take Philo with English!)
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Yeah, I had heard about this too. The UCAS system has changed though.. now, universities only know you've applied to them and not the others you've applied to.
Totally correct, when they were able to see what other Universities you'd applied to, they used to be able to see in which order you'd selected them.

Now, UCAS, on processing your form, automatically put the Institute codes in Alphabetical (then Numeric) order, and only lets each Uni know that you applied to them, and which position of the 6 they are in.

Much improved, and far fairer, other than only being able to apply to one of the Oxbridge institutions.
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Originally posted by saphenous
What are the criteria that people would suggest when deciding which college to apply to?


Thanks.
Just pick the one you like best. There shouldn't be too many differences between them but like someone else said, get each college's prospectus to find out a bit more about them. If you can't decide, you can always make an open application and a college will be allocated for you.
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Originally posted by Adhsur
Same with Philosophy at Oxford which I can't do on its own - I'd have to take on something like PPE or Philosophy and Modern Language because they give me a better grounding than philo on its own. (surprisingly I can't even take Philo with English!)
My brother has just finished his first year of doing PPE at Oxford at the moment and it appears there is an option to drop subjects because he is going to drop Economics- but I guess that;s still after a whole year and you prob can't drop two...so not ideal...

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Have looked it up for you...although you prob will already have looked at this...ah well...

' It is not possible to study philosophy at undergraduate level as a single degree subject; all courses containing philosophy are joint courses. The reason for this is the belief that the parallel study of related disciplines significantly enhances your understanding of each, bringing added dimensions of understanding and perspective.

The joint courses containing philosophy are the following:

Classics
Mathematics and Philosophy
Philosophy and Modern Languages
Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Philosophy and Theology
Physics and Philosophy
Psychology, Philosophy and Physiology

For details of the course structure, entrance requirements etc. of each of these courses, please see the entry for that course in this prospectus. '


(http://www.admissions.ox.ac.uk/courses/phil.shtml)


Possibly no help whatsoever but goodluck for wherever you apply etc.

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Accomadtion will be a big factor when I decide. I'd like to be in Halls because its a lot cheaper and some University only offered Halls for your first year then for the second and third, everyones name goes into a hat for the remaining rooms!

I did plan to stay at home for Uni but I'm begining to reasile neither me or my mother could cope if I stayed at home. We are always at each others throats.
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are u supposed to put ther schools in order of your preferences when you fill out the institution names on ucas? this is news to me.
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No, you don't put them in order of preference on your UCAS form. If you make an electronic application, the universities are put in alphabetical order automatically (I'm guessing you've gotta put them in alphabetical order if you're making a paper application).
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I agree it's annoyin you can't apply to both/.

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The only exception to applying to both Cambridge and Oxford is if you are applying for an organ scholarship.
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Thanks a lot for that information, Egan! I appreciate it! However, I must inform you that I have already done this bit of research and I guess I'm pretty much stuck with Cambridge! I wouldn't mind doing other subjects I guess, but I know for a fact that I would have no chance at entry with an interview in politics for example!
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You just gotta have faith and try. I have almost no shot at getting in to oxford, but am going to try anyway for the hell of it, as if I don't try, I'll always wonder what if.

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What's the most modern college?

Selwyn's (I think) got a JCR with a plasma TV, deck chairs and bean bags!!
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That sounds pretty sweet.

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Originally posted by Surfing Hamster
What's the most modern college?
For oxford or cambridge?

St 'Catz' *why oh why the z!* in Oxford is quite new in comparrison to most- my brother is there and in my opinion it's pretty ugly...but the rooms aren't so bad (well...ugly but hey!) as they are/have just been refurbished and he is lucky enough to have a nice sittle bathroom to himslef...kitchen it tiny though...
I think they have quite a good library and stuff too?
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Does he like it there, and does he have accomodation there for all 3 years?

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What I want to know is which has the best accommodation at Cam...ensuite facilities etc!
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I know that at oxford, there is a great difference in the quality of the rooms within each college, as when I went up to Pembroke for the open day, I was in a really shaby room, witout ensuite, but a friend of mine had a well nice room with nsuite and all.

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What's the newest in Cambridge?

Trinity have some recently constructed accommodation, don't they?
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I think it tells you in the prospectus, I know the oxford 1 tells you when the colleges where established.

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I'll have a gander later on
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