firstly, apologies if people feel i should've bumped an old thread instead; i did search and found plenty on reapplying to the same/different colleges for the same subject, but not as much on reapplying for a different subject.
when i applied to ucas last year, i made a rushed decision and went for the subjects i was best at and knew, rather than the one i felt i would enjoy most and get the most out of.
i applied to balliol for history & english and was quite rightly rejected. i was pretty unsuitable for the course -- not terribly committed to the subjects, and not very passionate either. oh, the joys of hindsight.
this meant i withdrew from that ucas cycle, having figured out that i'd applied for the wrong subject. after many months of deliberation, i've realised that the subject i actually want to apply for and would most enjoy is law. i intend to reapply for oxford and had thought i'd reapply to balliol as i enjoyed my interview there so much and felt -- cringeworthy a sentiment as it is -- very much at home.
being largely apathetic to the other oxford colleges and remembering balliol fondly, i figured it'd make the most sense to apply there. however, i'm aware that many feel if you're reapplying, you should reapply to a different college; that reapplying to the same one might lessen your chances. i'm wondering if reapplying with a different subject -- albeit one that's not exactly a massive shift, and i'd stated last year i intended to convert to law after completing my degree -- would impact negatively? if i'd appear as desperate to get into balliol specifically, i suppose, or if the knowledge i'd applied for a different subject previously might make me seem less committed, more fickle.