When you say that Clare has a reputation of being a bit like Kings what do you mean exactly? That it's way too 'formal' or way too political?
By the way some of the things mentioned in the alt. prospectus clash with those written in the Times Good University Guide. Which should I trust?
It truly does seem that everyone is happy with the college they pick, no matter which one it is. Should I just go for Trinity(since it's the biggest and one of the most popular ones) and leave it at that?
Well, for example the Times Guide says that Queen's isn't very sporty, but on the alternative prospectus it says that "in three years, Queens' have been winners, finalists, and semi-finalists in hockey, football and rugby respectively". One of the reasons I didn't consider Queen's in the first place was because I thought it wasn't very good at sports (and man do I hate to lose! :P)
By the way I know this is going to sound lame, but does any of the colleges have this 'Harry Potter' feel to it, if you know what I mean?
Clare, Trinity or Emmanuel?
What I'm looking for:
Good sports teams
Good at English
Not very demanding academically (I'd like to have some spare time, please)
Nice gardens, buildings (mixture of modern and classical) & look in general
Good computer facilities
Which one of the three meets the above best?
I was just told by a person who attended Fitzwilliam that if he got the chance to apply somewhere else, that would be Emmanuel. He also said I'd like that one best, but it's going to be a bit rough to get into as it's the most popular one, thus it gets many applications
yes apply to emmanuel....it rocks!
They say all emma open days are over, but just pop down there anyways and go in and just stop some friendly student and ask them some questions, that's what i did. Everyone was really friendly, so I had no doubts in my mind about applying to emma in the end!
But you shouldnt just take your friends opinion....college choice is a personal thing. My mate is off to churchill this year, and he said emma was far too annoying for his liking. I dispute this accusation, but it goes to show that college reaction can be very personal. I wouldnt wanna live in churchill, for example!
Go visit...it's almost a MUST!
And look, I got into Emma, and I'm a lazy bugger, so it can't be all that hard!
I would agree with whoever said she was subconsciously thinking of Johns. It definitely had the Harry Potter feel for me. And they're very good at sport aren't they? And not as academically demanding? Must be reasonably good academically, but not workaholics by the sounds of it.
i hope the emma workoholics will spure me on to better things...i'm soo lazy