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Hi i just applied to Cambridge to study medicine. But I am sort of apprehensive about the place now.
The thing is that I am sorta unsure whether I will 'fit in' with them. Cuz these people are all public school going very very rich people. With no disrespect to public school goers', who of most are just normal easy going people. But the arrogant ones tend to choose oxbridge. And yes I know not all oxbridge students are arrogant.
Ok I'll tell you.....its just the money-thing although I am not poor I am exactly rich either, so I wont be able to party and fit in with them will I.....
I chose the place because of the scientific course which they offer and not because of reputation or whatever.

So what should I do........is it as bad as I think it is..........just wondering if there are any people oout there who can reassure me sorta........

p.s. if offered a place I would probably accept it.....I think .....or actually.....wait I am not sure.......but.......and.......s o...... .wooah..
I think I am going mad..............aaaaaaghhhh.... help
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(Original post by icarusgideon)
Hi i just applied to Cambridge to study medicine. But I am sort of apprehensive about the place now.
The thing is that I am sorta unsure whether I will 'fit in' with them. Cuz these people are all public school going very very rich people. With no disrespect to public school goers', who of most are just normal easy going people. But the arrogant ones tend to choose oxbridge. And yes I know not all oxbridge students are arrogant.
Ok I'll tell you.....its just the money-thing although I am not poor I am exactly rich either, so I wont be able to party and fit in with them will I.....
I chose the place because of the scientific course which they offer and not because of reputation or whatever.

So what should I do........is it as bad as I think it is..........just wondering if there are any people oout there who can reassure me sorta........

p.s. if offered a place I would probably accept it.....I think .....or actually.....wait I am not sure.......but.......and.......s o...... .wooah..
I think I am going mad..............aaaaaaghhhh.... help
For what it's worth, I went to a public boarding school and none of the arrogant people have gone on to Oxbridge. Some of the nicest people I've ever known went there.
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For what it's worth, I went to a public boarding school and none of the arrogant people have gone on to Oxbridge. Some of the nicest people I've ever known went there.

that is exactly the kinda thing I was trying to avoid. I mean its not as if I am trying to say that 'everyone' who comes from public schools and goes to oxbridge is an arrogant p***k but there are quite a few and its just that I am not sure whether I would be able to cope with having spend 6 years with such empty headed **** heads
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that is exactly the kinda thing I was trying to avoid. I mean its not as if I am trying to say that 'everyone' who comes from public schools and goes to oxbridge is an arrogant p***k but there are quite a few and its just that I am not sure whether I would be able to cope with having spend 6 years with such empty headed **** heads
'Empty headed **** heads' will be in a huge minority regardless of anything else. They tend to stick together anyway. I wouldn't worry you'll meet plenty of very normal very nice people, and whether they went to public school or not will soon become irrelevent.

I'm at Manchester, and yes there are pretentious ass holes who went to public schools. But equally there are some tossers who were state educated. But they are out numbered by really decent people.
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'Empty headed **** heads' will be in a huge minority regardless of anything else. They tend to stick together anyway. I wouldn't worry you'll meet plenty of very normal very nice people, and whether they went to public school or not will soon become irrelevent.

I'm at Manchester, and yes there are pretentious ass holes who went to public schools. But equally there are some tossers who were state educated. But they are out numbered by really decent people.

LOL....CHEERS.....I suppose there everywhere huhhh.
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LOL....CHEERS.....I suppose there everywhere huhhh.
Don't for one moment let any preconceptions about public school educated people alter where you go to university because it's not worth it! Good luck.
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Biology Teacher said this morning that doing medicine [and become a doctor] in university is a waste of good brains.
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Biology Teacher said this morning that doing medicine [and become a doctor] in university is a waste of good brains.
if i was interested in biology (im not, im interested in physics), id want to do research not become a doctor.
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if i was interested in biology (im not, im interested in physics), id want to do research not become a doctor.
There's a lot more prestige in medicine, though.
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if i was interested in biology (im not, im interested in physics), id want to do research not become a doctor.
exactly how i feel about law wel apart form the fact i wanto to be a part time barrister
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There's a lot more prestige in medicine, though.
yeah there is, but I'd much rather be in a job i enjoyed, then one that looked good on my CV.

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exactly how i feel about law wel apart form the fact i wanto to be a part time barrister
you want to do research in law? :confused:
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you want to do research in law? :confused:
yeah i know many people find it weird but on international issues like human rights and the difference between laws ie in different countries with different cultures, because law is based on society and therefore is (if its good) a reflection of it
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I don't biology, because the Chemistry teacher said that biology in A'level is too silly...
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yeah i know many people find it weird but on international issues like human rights and the difference between laws ie in different countries with different cultures, because law is based on society and therefore is (if its good) a reflection of it
hmmm thats not really research as in making discoveries, just documenting the differences. but i spose its still research.
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I don't biology, because the Chemistry teacher said that biology in A'level is too silly...
meh, if the PE teacher told you maths was pointless would you listen to him?
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