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Hi Guys,

I blew my interview once with St.Edmunds so there goes my chance. But I'd like to know from you chappies out there what's St.Edmund like in Cam, compared to the "greater" colleges such as corpus, downing, trinity, and kings. What is the perception about St.Edmunds?

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Hi Guys,

I blew my interview once with St.Edmunds so there goes my chance. But I'd like to know from you chappies out there what's St.Edmund like in Cam, compared to the "greater" colleges such as corpus, downing, trinity, and kings. What is the perception about St.Edmunds?

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i'd never heard of it
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Hi Guys,

I blew my interview once with St.Edmunds so there goes my chance. But I'd like to know from you chappies out there what's St.Edmund like in Cam, compared to the "greater" colleges such as corpus, downing, trinity, and kings. What is the perception about St.Edmunds?

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its a graduate/mature entry college. Don't know much else about it.
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well its got a cool name anyway
the oxford teddy hall has a reputation for drunkeness
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I didn't know it existed until I sat behind someone in a lecture yesterday who had "......St. Edmund's College" written on it. I don't even know where it is! Not very helpful, I know
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Helenia hi!! I'm applying to Clare college this year for philosophy (interview on the 11th/12th December) What subject do you study? What's clare like?
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I do Medicine, and it's great. Hard work, but it's really interesting and the other medics (both from Clare and the other colleges) are really cool. I really like Clare as well - it honestly is one of the friendliest colleges, our bar is great and the music, both at ents and more sedate stuff like the choir, is fab. We do get quite a few tourists, especially on the bridge and so on, but nowhere near as many as King's, Trinity etc.

I really don't know that much about philosophy and what it's like I'm afraid, as I don't know any of the people doing philosophy, although I do live on a staircase with two theologians, which is semi-similar. Good luck for your interview though!
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I've stayed in St.Edmund's College. It's a bit grim and a five minute walk into town. Tiny library and has lots of international post-graduate students. The rooms were fairly nice, I guess. A bit like a Travel Inn with ethernet connections.

Kitchen staff were rude.

Next door to Lucy Cavendish.

Has nice views over Cambridge from the "tower" (it's more like a mini block of flats, really).

Erm...erm...that's all I can think of, really.

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St Edmunds is for mature students so it not so great as somewhere like Magdalene College which I see as one of the great colleges to study. St edmunds is not for good priavte school boys and girls. I would never go to St Edmunds
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St Edmunds is for mature students so it not so great as somewhere like Magdalene College which I see as one of the great colleges to study. St edmunds is not for good priavte school boys and girls. I would never go to St Edmunds
St Edmunds is indeed, not for "good private school boys and girls" - it's for mature students, but that doesn't mean it's not good (I have no idea if it is or not, but I wouldn't just write it off like that).

Magdelene isn't that great, from what I remember of the league tables, plus their percentage intake of women and of state school applicants is pathetic. The few people I've met from there seem alright though.
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St Edmunds is for mature students so it not so great as somewhere like Magdalene College which I see as one of the great colleges to study. St edmunds is not for good priavte school boys and girls. I would never go to St Edmunds

LOL...nice justification. Althoughhhh...Nuffield College Oxford isn't for 'private school boys' either. It's for postgrad research, and it's probably the most highly regarded college at Oxford.
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Yeah...Magdalene is nothing like Magdalen. Academically very poor (by comparison) and not terribly rich. The only good thing is that is has the largest river frontage of all the colleges. Woo woo woo.

But the people I know there are very happy with it which is pretty much the case with anyone who is in Cambridge, really. They just roll their eyes and think "Well, I don't see YOU studying at Cambridge at all so I don't much care if you think my college is rubbish.".

It all depends on how badly you want to be able to show off to tourists in the first month before it gets annoying. "Yes, I'm at an OLD college! Do you want to come take pictures of the quads?"

Still, at least it's not Churchill.

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LOL...nice justification. Althoughhhh...Nuffield College Oxford isn't for 'private school boys' either. It's for postgrad research, and it's probably the most highly regarded college at Oxford.
It isn't for Israelis either.

Bloody Oxford.
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Nuffield has a lovely Lego feel to it - all right angles and straight lines. Yum. And the pond is nice.

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I do Medicine, and it's great. Hard work, but it's really interesting and the other medics (both from Clare and the other colleges) are really cool. I really like Clare as well - it honestly is one of the friendliest colleges, our bar is great and the music, both at ents and more sedate stuff like the choir, is fab. We do get quite a few tourists, especially on the bridge and so on, but nowhere near as many as King's, Trinity etc.

I really don't know that much about philosophy and what it's like I'm afraid, as I don't know any of the people doing philosophy, although I do live on a staircase with two theologians, which is semi-similar. Good luck for your interview though!
are u a first year?
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are u a first year?
I am indeed, and still full of Fresher enthusiasm for some unknown reason (although I really should be writing my Biochem essay instead of arsing around on here). In fact, I only found this place because I google-searched "anatomy revision" last night (we had our first mock steeplechase today) and this place was the first one that came up, scarily!

As for the tourists, Allotriophagy - they don't bother me much at the moment, but I expect they'll get worse in the summer. I have lost count of the numerous times we've been photographed/filmed walking across the bridge.
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Yeah...Magdalene is nothing like Magdalen. Academically very poor (by comparison) and not terribly rich. The only good thing is that is has the largest river frontage of all the colleges. Woo woo woo.

But the people I know there are very happy with it which is pretty much the case with anyone who is in Cambridge, really. They just roll their eyes and think "Well, I don't see YOU studying at Cambridge at all so I don't much care if you think my college is rubbish.".

It all depends on how badly you want to be able to show off to tourists in the first month before it gets annoying. "Yes, I'm at an OLD college! Do you want to come take pictures of the quads?"

Still, at least it's not Churchill.

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well I'm going to have to defend Magdalene then.
I chose it because of its river location and its was on the river. Also the college itself is very pretty.
Its not sitting pretty in league tables at the mo, but last year we were about half way, which isn't bad. Also there isn't the extreme pressure from the college on academic performance, which I like.
I don't think anyone applies to Magdalene just to show it off. Its not like the application ratio is very high.
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I am indeed, and still full of Fresher enthusiasm for some unknown reason (although I really should be writing my Biochem essay instead of arsing around on here). In fact, I only found this place because I google-searched "anatomy revision" last night (we had our first mock steeplechase today) and this place was the first one that came up, scarily!

As for the tourists, Allotriophagy - they don't bother me much at the moment, but I expect they'll get worse in the summer. I have lost count of the numerous times we've been photographed/filmed walking across the bridge.
and you've found it interesting so far? Wow, I applaud you, to me it was fecking boring, the second year started better, but is slowly getting more and more dull. Just waiting for clinical school to arrive.
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We've kept ourselves amused in lectures by counting how many Nobel Prizewinners have their names dropped. So far Dr. Gay (hehehehehe) was the best on that front, although the rest of his lectures were a bit crap. Today we counted how many times the HOM lecturer said "Calzium" (he can't pronounce it properly) and got 88. MSOC lectures are the worst though - saw the worst turnout ever on Monday. Can't stand them, but we only have one more. Anatomy's alright though - the DR mings, but it's fun, and we have cute twin demonstrators.
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