Hi, does anyone have any particular thoughts on St Hugh's college at Oxford and/or Girton college at Cambridge?
I applied to the MSc of Mathematical and Theoretical Physics at Oxford and Part III in Theoretical Physics at Cambrdige and got college offers at St Hugh's and Girton Respectively.
Was wondering how do the colleges compare against other oxbridge colleges and against each other?
- Both seem a fair distance away from the main Uni.
- Both are low on the Norrington and Thompkins Tables. Should this matter in regard to course tuition? I got first class at my undergrad institution so definitely hoping to keep the marks up for postgrad.
- How are the social events and food? From what I can read online Formal Hall is once a week, but has restricted placement at Girton. On the otherhand, there's no dinner at St Hugh's on the weekends.
- Both are relatively new colleges so no fancy classic sandstone architecture, but the gardens are apparently nice.
Also if this helps, I plan to eventually undertake a PhD in theoretical Physics, maybe Oxbridge, maybe elsewhere, not certain at the moment.
I put no preference for college placement. How exactly does a college choose you to go there?
Interested to hear general thoughts and experience on the colleges, or even the two courses.