After a long period of preparation I will finally be starting my Mphil in Economics at Oxford this October. I am extremely excited. I will be a student at Regent's Park (which I was a bit worried about, but it seems like its actually pretty nice place). I just had a few general questions:
1) Could anyone with knowledge of Regent's Park tell me how traditional it is? Coming from abroad I was really looking forward to a traditional Oxford college experience but I foolishly applied for one of the most prestigious colleges and was pooled.
2) Do graduate students typically stick with their college or do they also mingle with others (i.e. join for dinner in other colleges' halls etc)?
3) I have currently budgeted 600-650 pounds a month for living expenses (excluding accommodation). Does that allow for a comfortable life at Oxford (frequent visits to formal halls, a few parties/restaurant visits, maybe a trip into London once a term?)
Thanks in advance!
And actually passed?