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Hi, I am applying to study Law at Oxbridge, but am also interested in applying to Durham. However, I have heard that Durham react negatively to Oxbridge applicants. Is there any truth in this?
Original post by rem98
Hi, I am applying to study Law at Oxbridge, but am also interested in applying to Durham. However, I have heard that Durham react negatively to Oxbridge applicants. Is there any truth in this?


No, they'd never have any students at all if they were worried about people applying to Oxbridge (it's filled with Oxbridge rejects)
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Original post by rem98
Hi, I am applying to study Law at Oxbridge, but am also interested in applying to Durham. However, I have heard that Durham react negatively to Oxbridge applicants. Is there any truth in this?


Nope, most people at Durham applied to Oxbridge, I was told that rumour (also was told the same for Warwick and Bristol) and I got offers from all of them. There are a lot of people who were rejected by Oxbridge, but it's not just filled with miserable bitter Oxbridge rejects as some would have you believe - in fact I've never met anyone who was truly bitter about it and know several people who chose it over offers from Oxbridge :smile:
Original post by rem98
Hi, I am applying to study Law at Oxbridge, but am also interested in applying to Durham. However, I have heard that Durham react negatively to Oxbridge applicants. Is there any truth in this?


No, this is untrue. I asked one of the admissions staff this question during the open day last year and they said it was a completely unfounded rumour. The sentiments which all the other posters made are correct; Durham is full of Oxbridge rejects and it would make no sense whatsoever for the admissions team to exclude all Oxbridge applicants from consideration.
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Original post by rem98
Hi, I am applying to study Law at Oxbridge, but am also interested in applying to Durham. However, I have heard that Durham react negatively to Oxbridge applicants. Is there any truth in this?


No! Lots of Durham students are Oxbridge rejects.
Original post by Debs25
No! Lots of Durham students are Oxbridge rejects.


Debs- you just answered an OP from 7 years ago.
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Original post by Reality Check
Debs- you just answered an OP from 7 years ago.


🤣🤣 Thanks for flagging that up. I just saw "Oxbridge Application" under the " related discussions" tab and didn't even notice the date. Think I'll get off TSR, pour a glass of red and watch a film!!
Original post by Debs25
🤣🤣 Thanks for flagging that up. I just saw "Oxbridge Application" under the " related discussions" tab and didn't even notice the date. Think I'll get off TSR, pour a glass of red and watch a film!!

haha - I've done exactly the same myself before!

A glass of wine is actually a good idea. I might go and look in the fridge to see what's left over :smile:

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