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    So, what's it like? Any info would be most welcome!
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    Have you looked at past threads, no I don't think so! Do that, then if you have anymore questions I'll be more than happy to answer them. Like all colleges it has its strength and weaknesses.
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    I'm an old ChCh person, but happy to give you my opinion on the House from when I was there...

    PROS:

    - Big college
    - Quite social
    - Three years of accom in college, lots of nice big sets. En suites in Meadow building.
    - When I was there, a fairly mixed bunch of people, lots of different backgrounds (state/indie/public)
    - Good number of hardship funds/interest free loans
    - Good male to female ratio
    - Good tutors (although I think some of the English and some of the French tutors can be a bit fierce sometimes)
    - Nice food in Hall and VERY cheap (although avoid orange pot nights!)
    - Custodians (men in bowler hats!) I still pop back, even though I left four years ago and they still remember me. Ferdy in particular was like a surrogate dad.
    - Lots of space, so you never feel hemmed in
    - Proximity to the Meadow and the river
    - The Master's Garden is lovely and quiet (no tourists)
    - Guest dinner (big formal dinner in hall, lots of booze, big social event)


    CONS:

    - Crossing Tom Quad in the rain (very windy and cold!)
    - Tourists - they tend to stand en masse on Tom Quad
    - Tutors can be a bit old school sometimes (and by this I mean old fashioned in their teaching style, not old school tie)
    - No kitchens in main college - you have to eat in hall or alternatively do what I did and hide an electric ring in your room (very easy to do)
    - Can be a bit insular because it is so big. Some people don't bother socialising outside of college.
    - The bells...
    - Your year will be large, so you might not get to know everyone very quickly

    All in all, I liked ChCh, but I think I enjoyed it more because I made lots of non ChCh friends as well as pals in college.

    Wherever you go, you will get more out of the Oxford experience if you take opportunities to meet people outside of your college as well as inside it.

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by house badger)
    Have you looked at past threads, no I don't think so! Do that, then if you have anymore questions I'll be more than happy to answer them. Like all colleges it has its strength and weaknesses.
    actually the old threads are pretty useless; a search reveals vague references the college your looking for in a sea of ranting and other off-topic conversation
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    i'm not a ChCh person & know of only one really, but the words i've heard most are '*****y' & 'cliquey' whether that's year specific or not, i don't know.. but just passing on.
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    Part of me regrets not applying for ChCh

    A Trinity Tab in the midst of the ChCh people LOL
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    magdalen is prettier!
 
 
 
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