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    whenever someone says "i'm going to oxford", they are instantly disliked and frowned upon.

    is it possible to say that you're going to oxford without sounding like a complete ****?

    is it a good university to go to if you want to keep old friends and make new ones?

    is it good for having fun, or is everyone there a bore?
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    You're talking about Oxford Brookes right?
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    Uni life, before and after graduation, is in no way dictated by prestige. Even though it's stereotypically a very snobby institute, you will find 'normal' people who go there. University is what you make it, after all. Nothing's pre-planned.
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    No its a pathetic university and simply one which is overrated....
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    Oxford has a university?!
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    Oxford University is the second best university in the world (with Cambridge and Yale).

    I think this piece of information is more important than anything, anyone who has never been to Oxford, will ever tell you.
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    (Original post by chipchop92)
    whenever someone says "i'm going to oxford", they are instantly disliked and frowned upon.

    is it possible to say that you're going to oxford without sounding like a complete ****?

    is it a good university to go to if you want to keep old friends and make new ones?

    is it good for having fun, or is everyone there a bore?
    I still have all my old friends.

    People who know you well don't care. It's only randoms you meet in bars that might care. Just lie to them (or don't tell them). That's what I did when I was 17/18 - if a girl asked I just said I was going to Sheffield.
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    Pretty average really
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    It's named after an animal and car make, it can't be good.
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    Captain Blackadder: I then leapt on the opportunity to test you. I asked if he'd been to one of the great universities, Oxford, Cambridge, or Hull.
    Nurse Mary: Well?
    Captain Blackadder: You failed to spot that only two of those are great Universities.
    Nurse Mary: Swine!
    General Melchett: That's right! Oxford's a complete dump!

    Proof :yep:
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    To be honest I personally feel this stereotype of Oxford/Cambridge students being snobby nerds with no social life is very exaggerated. I know so many students, some who are close friends, that have gone to Oxford and are perfectly normal, if not more eccentric than the average person. Oxford is no longer the silver spoon rich kid institute, it used to be but now over the last two decades more and more students from middle/working class backgrounds are going there. This has changed the dynamics completely, not only are there more 'normal' students there, but the ones from rich backgrounds now adjust to the diverse backgrounds and are more considerate when it comes to displaying their financial status.

    If people frown when you tell them about Oxford, it's not because they think you're a dork, but it's actually because they're envious/jelous. You are getting world-class education, at an institute that aspiring students all over the globe dream to go to not to mention it's super difficult to get accepted. It's an achievement, don't let others make you think it's some sort of disadvantage. I'm confident you will find that Oxford is just as fun (outside academia), the students there have a great social life...but as always it's what you make of it.
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    (Original post by chipchop92)
    whenever someone says "i'm going to oxford", they are instantly disliked and frowned upon.

    is it possible to say that you're going to oxford without sounding like a complete ****?

    is it a good university to go to if you want to keep old friends and make new ones?

    is it good for having fun, or is everyone there a bore?
    If someone tells me they're going to Oxford, I'm always really impressed and think more of them.

    I don't think any university is good to go to for keeping your old friends.

    The workload is higher, so you will probably have less time for a social life. I've been told (by an Oxford student) at Oxford you either have to give up sleep, socialising or study because the workload is so great. But having an Oxford degree will open up a lot of doors for you in the future, so I think it's worth the compromise.
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    If I find out that someone goes to Oxford then I automatically think 'tosser'.


    ...which makes things quite awkward in lectures.
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    LOL its only in the top 3 world wide jeeez
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    (Original post by JW92)
    If someone tells me they're going to Oxford, I'm always really impressed and think more of them.

    I don't think any university is good to go to for keeping your old friends.
    I personally lost a friend after I got into Oxford and she got rejected. :rolleyes: She went to Imperial - the rivalry (coming from her, we don't do similar subjects at all!) was ridiculous and made me think so much less of her. Even now (we still talk) she is not a fun person to spend time with because everything I say turns into a competition. :rolleyes: Some people are genuinely jealous, though I'm not sure what's so great about going to Oxford anyway.

    Keeping friends is all a matter of making the effort. I'm inclined to think Oxford is good for giving an opportunity to get to know the new friends your friends make, because the short terms mean you can visit other unis at the end of term. :yes:
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    (Original post by *Katie*)
    I personally lost a friend after I got into Oxford and she got rejected. :rolleyes: She went to Imperial - the rivalry (coming from her, we don't do similar subjects at all!) was ridiculous and made me think so much less of her. Even now (we still talk) she is not a fun person to spend time with because everything I say turns into a competition. :rolleyes: Some people are genuinely jealous, though I'm not sure what's so great about going to Oxford anyway.

    Keeping friends is all a matter of making the effort. I'm inclined to think Oxford is good for giving an opportunity to get to know the new friends your friends make, because the short terms mean you can visit other unis at the end of term. :yes:
    This reminds me of a friend of mine who applied to Cambridge for Arch and Anth and was rejected. She's now incredibly bitter towards me for having got into Oxford (even though it's a different sodding university) and randomly comes out with things like "well Bristol is just as good" and "Our degrees are just as hard" without having been provoked at all. This, when combined with the fact that everything I say which comes across as not agreeing with her now gets the comment "you're so arrogant because you got an offer from Oxford" even when it is in no way related.

    I think she has some serious issues over the whole thing, and it scares me quite frankly
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    (Original post by Andy the Anarchist)
    This reminds me of a friend of mine who applied to Cambridge for Arch and Anth and was rejected. She's now incredibly bitter towards me for having got into Oxford (even though it's a different sodding university) and randomly comes out with things like "well Bristol is just as good" and "Our degrees are just as hard" without having been provoked at all. This, when combined with the fact that everything I say which comes across as not agreeing with her now gets the comment "you're so arrogant because you got an offer from Oxford" even when it is in no way related.

    I think she has some serious issues over the whole thing, and it scares me quite frankly
    God she sounds like a proper not. How do you avoid losing your temper?
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    (Original post by Turdburger)
    God she sounds like a proper nut. How do you avoid losing your temper?
    God knows, I guess I'll just have to deal with it.

    I've already had an email threatening to end our friendship based on some minor things but pretty much brought on by her continued resentment.

    I've more or less stopped talking to her, which is a shame, but she's properly screwed in the head over it.
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    If someone tells me they go to Oxford I immediately feel stupid and that anything I say next will convince them I'm stupid too.
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    Oxford is a rough ex-poly full of chavs and wasters. It worries me that it's the best Britain has to offer in her further education institutions.
 
 
 
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