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I would of loved that I really wanted to study at the University of Hong Kong or Nanyang University in Singapore but I took the boring option of working for a year in industry in the UK. :laugh:
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I had to live in France for a year as part of my degree. Many of the students used to go home to their parents at the weekend. That's the best part!!! (ie the weekend, when all the parties/discos happened) you will have new friends, a new environment, and a new outlook on life at uni. it's good to embrace that.
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Themysticalegg Oh goodness, I looooove Singapore! It's my fave country! When my ex husband was a medical student, he did his elective at Singapore General Hospital, and I came and joined him for a few weeks. I vowed right there and then I would take my children there if I had any. I did just that, and now they love it as much as me, especially my elder son.
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I would of loved that I really wanted to study at the University of Hong Kong or Nanyang University in Singapore but I took the boring option of working for a year in industry in the UK. :laugh:
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I've never been it looks amazing! I'm so jealous of you and your kids! I'm considering treating myself to a tour of Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea next year. Either that or I treat my mother to Japan! (Probably going to be the latter. :laugh) She has said many times since I got a job offer that she wants to go to Japan. :laugh:
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Themysticalegg Oh goodness, I looooove Singapore! It's my fave country! When my ex husband was a medical student, he did his elective at Singapore General Hospital, and I came and joined him for a few weeks. I vowed right there and then I would take my children there if I had any. I did just that, and now they love it as much as me, especially my elder son.
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Love it that you want to treat your mother to Japan. That's what mums are for.
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I've never been it looks amazing! I'm so jealous of you and your kids! I'm considering treating myself to a tour of Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Korea next year. Either that or I treat my mother to Japan! (Probably going to be the latter. :laugh) She has said many times since I got a job offer that she wants to go to Japan. :laugh:
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My mum did manage to raise me as a single parent, gotta repay her somehow!
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Love it that you want to treat your mother to Japan. That's what mums are for.
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Good for you. It's so tough being a single parent, and even harder to raise children whilst hiding the stress you feel from them. One of the dragons in the dragon's den (I think Theo Paphitis) was brought up by a single mum. When he got rich and famous he bought her a villa in Cyprus. Just telling you this so you can write it down on a little list for when you hit the big time.

Hugs for your Mum, who brought you up so well :grouphugs:
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My mum did manage to raise me as a single parent, gotta repay her somehow!
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Indeed, I was a really ill kid too and also a few times some bullies chased me with water balloons and stuff like that the joys of very early youth but she defended me. (Some kids are actually horrible) My mum actually cried the other month whilst I was talking to her and she was like I'm glad you turned out the way you did I can't expect more I was like awww. :cry: If I ever got that rich of course I would! Maybe I should have another crack at the banking industry... :hugs: Hugs for Oxford Mum also for bringing up your kids well
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Good for you. It's so tough being a single parent, and even harder to raise children whilst hiding the stress you feel from them. One of the dragons in the dragon's den (I think Theo Paphitis) was brought up by a single mum. When he got rich and famous he bought her a villa in Cyprus. Just telling you this so you can write it down on a little list for when you hit the big time.

Hugs for your Mum, who brought you up so well :grouphugs:
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Chasing you with water balloons? How very dare they! I think I would get on with your Mum well.
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Indeed, I was a really ill kid too and also a few times some bullies chased me with water balloons and stuff like that the joys of very early youth but she defended me. (Some kids are actually horrible) My mum actually cried the other month whilst I was talking to her and she was like I'm glad you turned out the way you did I can't expect more I was like awww. :cry: If I ever got that rich of course I would! Maybe I should have another crack at the banking industry... :hugs: Hugs for Oxford Mum also for bringing up your kids well
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Hey Scotney,

Thank you! I'm glad to hear that people are enjoying our open days and feel welcome here. I'm in my 2nd year at Brookes and most of the reason I chose to study here was down to how friendly the staff and other students were. If you ask the most student who works on the open day a lot of it is because when they were looking around other Unis it feels a bit awkward and intimidating and really helps to have friendly faces who were in the same situation not so long ago. We have our next open day on 29th June, top tip if you are there later in the day you might get some free sweets and chocolate...

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Went to open day here and can honestly say friendliest staff and students I have come across. Also studentls seemed very happy with their courses.Earlier posters are right get to as many open days as you can to get a feel for the place.
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Oxford Brookes University all this makes me wish I was 18 again. I would apply to you in a heartbeat 💗
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There is no age limit to University! maybe we will see you here again one day ...

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Oxford Brookes University all this makes me wish I was 18 again. I would apply to you in a heartbeat 💗
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Go on Oxford Mum you can do it!
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There is no age limit to University! maybe we will see you here again one day ...
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I have recommended Oxford Brooke’s to several people. I love your campus and the fact that I can study in the place I love most in the world without all the pressure of the Oxford courses. I am a linguist who hates literature, so you get my point?
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Save some sweeties for me, Brooke’s xxx
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I love both I chose the wrong blooming degree! :rofl:
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I have recommended Oxford Brooke’s to several people. I love your campus and the fact that I can study in the place I love most in the world without all the pressure of the Oxford courses. I am a linguist who hates literature, so you get my point?
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Join the club
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Actually we were there so long we were being offered sandwiches!
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Hey Scotney,

Thank you! I'm glad to hear that people are enjoying our open days and feel welcome here. I'm in my 2nd year at Brookes and most of the reason I chose to study here was down to how friendly the staff and other students were. If you ask the most student who works on the open day a lot of it is because when they were looking around other Unis it feels a bit awkward and intimidating and really helps to have friendly faces who were in the same situation not so long ago. We have our next open day on 29th June, top tip if you are there later in the day you might get some free sweets and chocolate...
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