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Whats the student body like at oxbridge? Do students often go and party/have random hookups even one-night stands on the weekends or is it all about studying?
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It's just like any other university. Just because they take some of the most intelligent students in the country doesn't mean they're going to be locked away in their halls revising. There's a whole host of different types of people who go to university and it's pretty likely students will pull on a night out and even do the full hog. :yy:
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Oxford students are, contrary to popular belief, human beings as well... :rolleyes:
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A recent study says that Oxford is the most sex-free university in the entire UK.
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It's entirely possible to be a 'nerd' and also go to parties and have lots of sex. Admittedly, I did once ask a random guy I was making out with whether he had geographic tongue, but hell, it's Oxford, he understood...
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Why does this question come up with such regularity?!

People at Oxbridge are just like people everywhere else. Some are rampant sex-rabbits, others are completely asexual. Some are good at serious long-term relationships, others are into drama and constant partner-swapping. Some like men, some like women. Some are into one-night stands (for which there's plenty of opportunity), and some aren't.

Just people. With genitals. And brains. Somtimes brain in genitals, for the men. :p:
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Obviously any institution of 20,000 people is going to be very diverse, and so of course you'll find people who like what you enjoy doing -- as long as you're not too outside-the-box of course!
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(Original post by Speedbird2008)
Oxford students are, contrary to popular belief, human beings as well... :rolleyes:

Really!?!?! Coz 1 alwayz thot dat dey waz L1kE all SmRt M8.

Translation: How interesting. I always they believed they were some odd species of superintelligent specimens, my friend.
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After comparing notes with friends at other uni's I'd definitely say there is less casual sex than average. It is also not what I would describe as a university full of hot people (well not compared to Bristol, Exeter or edinburgh anyway)
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I'd say there is pretty much the same level of these as at any other uni. In freshers week you don't generally hear about people having one night stands, but that is because people are socialising largely with people from their college...and if you get with someone from your college it's inevitable there will be some gossip and people will find out. Another factor is that you will see that person constantly which some people find awkward. Later in the year though I'd say there is more casual sex as you meet more people from outside your college and can be as anonymous as people at other large unis. So yeah, I think the collegiate system influences it in freshers week as colleges are so much smaller than whole student unions, but it becomes like anywhere else after that. Also, it just depends on who you're friends with. If you're friends with people in long-term relationships, for example, you're not going to get the impression there is much casual sex. If you're friends with single people, you're more likely to.

As for partying, some of my friends at other unis actually say they think I go out more than they do, and that I've changed the impression they had of Cambridge. I think also there is the whole 'work hard play harder' mentality which means people actually become a bit OTT when going out and drink more than they probably would at other unis. I dunno, I think I go out quite a lot in a week and have an active social life. I think it just comes down to meeting people who are on the same level as you in terms of how much they like to go out. You definitely won't come here and think nobody goes out. The whole idea of people in Cambridge sat in their rooms studying all the time is really exaggerated: I've just got a 2.i and I went out regularly, had a lie-in pretty much everyday and watched hours of TV everyday. It really annoys me how people assume that because you're at Cambridge you must be some freak with no social life.
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The parties aren't bad but I was disappointed that everyone always insists on being in bed by 9:30.
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(Original post by Eye)
The parties aren't bad but I was disappointed that everyone always insists on being in bed by 9:30.
I hope you mean 9.30 am, if they're students.
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I hope you mean 9.30 am, if they're students.
Hmm, not nesscessarily - alot of the time people I'm with tend to go off to bed at least by 11pm... I used to get to sleep earlier on fri/sat nights than week nights [/nerdy student post]
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On the random hookups/one night stands thing...

Even if Cambridge is this geeky instititution full of socially inept dorks, I'm sure you can find some Anglia Ruskin students/locals/tourists. Just apply and stop being so negative.
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Well i'll stay there for three or more years, while the teaching is probably great and interesting, if the students are "boring" then i'll definately miss something out we should all have at uni .
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Hmm, not nesscessarily - alot of the time people I'm with tend to go off to bed at least by 11pm... I used to get to sleep earlier on fri/sat nights than week nights [/nerdy student post]
If people have nine o'clocks throughout the week that's fair enough really, except maybe for the odd night where they should just stuff it and stay out anyway (sustained sleep deprivation - even if it's only an hour or two each night - generally makes people feel terrible). It's a shame for them though!

Thankfully I got through my time at Cambridge without a single 9 o'clock lecture.
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If people have nine o'clocks throughout the week that's fair enough really, except maybe for the odd night where they should just stuff it and stay out anyway (sustained sleep deprivation - even if it's only an hour or two each night - generally makes people feel terrible). It's a shame for them though!

Thankfully I got through my time at Cambridge without a single 9 o'clock lecture.
I think you mis-read me - I was saying that on weekends when you're likely (at least at Ox, not scary, saturday lectury Cam) to have the space to sleep in a bit.
Or maybe I'm mis-reading you ? I'm reasonably dorky 'n' uncool anyway during the wk because of constant wkday deadlines, although I did tend to be consistently out once a weekday night until 3am due to 'sporting commitments'
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I don't know how it compares to other unis, but I definately know of lots of fling/one night stands/girls trying to sleep with every guy in the first VIIIs team etc, so I'd say there's plenty of casual sex to be had if you're looking for it. The college system (i.e. 100-150ish people in the year per college) does make it a bit like school though, where everyone knows who everyone else has hooked up with.
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Yes, but the question is, are the girls fit?



Or is the place just full of spotty geeky chubby ones?
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Scarily, depressingly "fit" - at school you are perfectly allowed (well, not really, but whateva') to say that pretty people = ditsy-ish, but at ox they probably just do have it all - far cleverer than you, far more attractive, far richer, far more able to sing, to act, far fitter etc etc.

Actually, is it just that scotland is pretty damn obese, or has anyone else noticed how much more thin oxford people are than general? Since I've come back home, I've noticed that now the majority of people I see on the streets could be classed as overweight, and if most of the ox people were transported here they'd be called anorexic.
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