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    My daughter has got an open offer from Pembroke today to read English Lit - how likely is it she will go to that college ? Also she has been told she was scholarship standard for Merton College choir - is it possible she can still be a choral scholar there whilst at a different college ? We are all on cloud 9 needless to say - anywhere is fantastic at Oxford !
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    (Original post by Loulou1965)
    My daughter has got an open offer from Pembroke today to read English Lit - how likely is it she will go to that college ? Also she has been told she was scholarship standard for Merton College choir - is it possible she can still be a choral scholar there whilst at a different college ? We are all on cloud 9 needless to say - anywhere is fantastic at Oxford !
    I do not know about choral scholars, however in terms of the open offer, she is as likely to end up there as any other college, but if Pembroke ends up having a place open, I am sure that your daughter will be one of the first they turn to.

    Congratulations to your daughter
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    I do not know about choral scholars, however in terms of the open offer, she is as likely to end up there as any other college, but if Pembroke ends up having a place open, I am sure that your daughter will be one of the first they turn to.

    Congratulations to your daughter
    Thank you !
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    (Original post by Loulou1965)
    Thank you !
    Thanks for your reply so I guess it could be any College then ? We will wait and see !
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    Choral scholars have to spend a fair bit of time performing in their college chapel, often including services/performances outside of normal term dates, so it's not possible to hold a choral scholarship at a different college to the one you are a member of. Details here. But I guess your daughter hasn't actually been awarded a scholarship as yet?

    As you say, it's frustrating having to wait to discover which college is going to be your home, but many congratulations in any case.
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    (Original post by OxFossil)
    Choral scholars have to spend a fair bit of time performing in their college chapel, often including services/performances outside of normal term dates, so it's not possible to hold a choral scholarship at a different college to the one you are a member of. Details here. But I guess your daughter hasn't actually been awarded a scholarship as yet?

    As you say, it's frustrating having to wait to discover which college is going to be your home, but many congratulations in any case.
    Thanks for that - is Carole nursing as it says on the Merton website some of their singers are from other colleges - but that may mean you join the choir but not as a scholar ?
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    Confusing even !
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    (Original post by Loulou1965)
    Thanks for that - is Carole nursing as it says on the Merton website some of their singers are from other colleges - but that may mean you join the choir but not as a scholar ?
    That's my understanding; you can join a choir at another college - not all colleges have proper choirs - but you can't hold a choral scholarship there.
 
 
 
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