frank_fang
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Im goin to Trinity college at Oxford next October for Mathematics.

but cannot find much informations about Trinity college , anyone knows some about it?


Also I got an unconditional offer last December and I replied to Oxford University at the end of march Via UCAS. When will I get an formal unconditional offer from UCAS so that I could apply the visa to England?

PS;Im an oversea student from China but had high school in Melbourne,Australia.
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This would be a good place to start....

http://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk/jcr/

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Wrong forum - we have an Oxford colleges forum for questions about specific colleges.
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You should just post report him/her/it, Will; that's what I've done.

what do u mean post report her?? I have got unconditional offer, do I need to post any kind of results or certification to the admission office???

sorry, could you just explain a little bit??
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Wrong forum - we have an Oxford colleges forum for questions about specific colleges.

there is no Trinity college forum there :confused:
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there is no Trinity college forum there :confused:
There isn't a Trinity College forum, but we have an Oxford Colleges subforum for any questions relating to a particular college, as we had so many "how's X college?" "Anyone going to X college" threads that we created a forum for it.

(Original post by Athena)
You should just post report him/her/it, Will; that's what I've done.
I did, though I wanted to make the point
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I applied to trinity not wadham and the got shifted so i know a bit about it...

Its got famous gardens (something about croquet as well i think) and the food is the best in oxford, its sooo nice! its really pretty in its entirety actually, although some of the first year accomodation is a bit concretey...!

The JCR is a little smalland on the limited size but so is the college (in comparison to wadham anyway, but i spose that doesnt say a lot) and some of the folks are a bit strange... but there still really nice as far as i know! Im glad i got moved to wadham in the end cus its much more my kinda place, but trinity is definitely one of the better colleges, there aint much you could say wrong about it!
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I visited Trinity briefly yesterday, and have pretty much decided that I want to apply there for 2008 entry. I was looking at the website and it's 'What type of student we are looking for' section, and under the bit about ECs it says :

'we are interested in all aspects of our applicants’ lives, in particular in how they manage their time, bearing in mind the priority which must be given to their studies. It is our experience that our best students often excel in spheres other than the academic, and they have been (and you will be) given every support for such activities consistent with that academic priority.'

am i right in thinking that this policy is much more embracig of ECs than the other colleges who seem to always state that they look at but dont take them into consideration?

Also, the course I'm applying to do is Economics and Management and it just so happens that I am interested in learning about Game Theory which one of the professors specialises in, and infact have two books on it waiting to be read over the summer, aswell as some previous experience of Game Theory at a NAGTY summer school (economics at warwick uni) a few years ago... does this mean that the tutor is likely to attach much more significance and ask me questions on game theory should i get an interview?

ps if there are any EM student at trinity who wouldn't mind me sending them a PM for some advice id be grateful!
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well similarly for Law i had done my work experience in the tax department of a firm and one of my interviewers specialised in tax law - the connection was just used as an example to lead into a question asking what i had done on my work experience - it wasn't used for any greater part of my interview (mind you law interviews assume you have no legal knowledge anyway) but allowed me to explain in more detail what my tasks had involved rather than a vague response i would give to someone with no specific knowledge in that particular area
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Does Trinity have a very strong 'hard-work' ethic, because that was the impression I got from the College Prospectus?
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I'd say that Trinity was in the middle of the "hard-work ethic" range. If anything, the college has a reputation for getting good results without necessarily all the effort. I certainly have not struggled under a mountain of work this year.
Such reputations are of course usually nonsense though, with a few notable exceptions (eg Merton, or Christ's at Cambridge), as it mostly depends on your individual tutors' attitudes/expectations, which of course vary from subject to subject within college. Of course, some subjects have far more work than others too - what subject are you thinking of applying for?
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Thanks for replying. I'm hoping to study History and Politics, for 2008 entry.
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Ok, well from what I've seen History and Politics can be hard work at some times and quite the opposite at others. For instance, my History and Politics friend last term finished all his essays for the term with a week and a bit to go, resulting in a very free timetable for that time. On the other hand, this term his lectures were still going on this week, when his exams begin in just a week-and-a-bit
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Personally I don't really mind the work ethic thing. If anything that was one of the things that instantly attracted me to Trinity, and unlike Merton there didn't seem to be that real pressure to succeed at all costs!
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its really nice and pretty. YES.
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Doesn't it have the nicest garden in Oxford?
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the lawns are mint
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Accommodation charges are for 2006-07 are here:

http://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk/mcr/offi...harges0607.pdf

I think for next year it will be around £115 a week in term, which is £2760 for one academic year. Above the Oxford average (although not the most expensive) although to be fair the quality of the accommodation is above average too, e.g. most second years get some of the best housing in the university, stunning rooms in Garden Quad.

-EDIT: just wanted to add one thing. I personally wouldn't base my college choice on the price of accommodation as the variation is pretty small between colleges and often colleges that are cheap when
you apply change their policy and become expensive very quickly, e.g. Balliol went from being really cheap to quite expensive about two or three years ago without much warning. I think the tutors and personal preferences over size, general ethos, location etc etc are more important. Put it this way, if you go to Oxford and look back on it in 50 years you don't want to think to yourself, 'I chose College X because it had cheap accommodation', you want more positive reasons for choosing it.
Best of luck if you do apply!
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How many rooms at Trinity are en-suite?
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Not very many (although this is similar to other Oxford colleges).

The accommodation is so good because many of the rooms are in buildings between 400 to 100 years old and are so are characterful and reasonably spacious. However, this is less good for en-suite! Although, on the plus side the staircase rather than hallway design of Oxford colleges means that there is high proportion of bathrooms per person compared to most other university residences and also a lot more privacy as there are not long hallways with lots of bedrooms leading off them to walk down.

First years are in rooms that I do not think are ever en-suite.
Second years are in rooms that are mainly en-suite.
Third years are in flats with three of their friends that contain one bedroom per person, one living, one kitchen and one bathroom.
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