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fatdogmendoza
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When I applied to uni last year I didn't even consider Oxbridge because I thought I was too stupid to even get an interview, but now after having got my results (A*A*A) I've exceeded Oxford's base requirements for the course I want to do and although I'm very happy with my firm choice, and I definitely do know that my grades don't guarantee I'd even be invited to interview, I do wish I'd given it a shot just in case. Does anyone else feel this way?
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I had friends who attended both Oxford (Wadham & University colleges) and Cambridge (St. Johns), I stayed with them in total for around a month, and they were nice really places, towns, good beer, nice food. I think, if you feel that you should apply, then do so. Maybe apply later for a postgrad course?

I attended one of the lectures in Materials Science, Cambridge on "pre-existing flaws in glass", a massive lecture hall, prof the size of an ant, droning-on, no eye contact to any of the hundreds of mostly or partly attentive students, probably the tuition by smaller groups of postgrads or similar advanced students, in the tutorial sessions, would have actually taught me something. The big lecture was ghastly.

I compare that to a slightly less rated University of the West of Scotland, Paisley - where the small college rooms were highly digitally equipped for almost every student to learn at different rates, many virtual headset things, little cluster groups. Paisley does have its ongoing budget problems, but it tries to teach better than Cambridge, with Paisley's available staff and resources. I was more impressed, and they *cared* about the students!

I confess that I didn't do any punting in Paisley
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(Original post by fatdogmendoza)
When I applied to uni last year I didn't even consider Oxbridge because I thought I was too stupid to even get an interview, but now after having got my results (A*A*A) I've exceeded Oxford's base requirements for the course I want to do and although I'm very happy with my firm choice, and I definitely do know that my grades don't guarantee I'd even be invited to interview, I do wish I'd given it a shot just in case. Does anyone else feel this way?
Grades are only part of the process needed to get into Oxford. You could have applied, yes, and got in, but equally you could have applied and not got in. If you're happy with your firm choice, then why not enjoy uni there? You could always apply for a postgraduate course at Oxford later on.
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(Original post by fatdogmendoza)
I'm very happy with my firm choice
You've answered your own question there. Enjoy the place at your firm, you'll do well, have fun, and then you can look at postgrad at Oxbridge - if it still appeals.
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