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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    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:
    You *******, I was going to quote that!!
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    (Original post by Haz313)
    Oxford has a university?!
    Yerr, apparently it's decent :p:
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    (Original post by ourlastmemory)
    You *******, I was going to quote that!!
    Too slow love.
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    if people look down on someone for going to oxford, then you dont want to know these people.

    and it isn't full of socially inept people either. the best aspect of world class unis in the people you meet there. its full of incredibly interesting (and frustratingly intelligent) people.

    and just cause it popped up earlier, oxford isn't 3rd in the world. its a bit meaningless to differentiate the top 10. oxbridge, harvard, stanford, yale, williams (US undergrad best kept secret, haha), etc.. are overall pretty similar, just have different vibes, different strengths, and pretty identical prestige.

    but even if you do rank them, cam>oxford :P haha! well for maths anyways. its a totally different league. i can't comment on other subjects.

    and harvard undergrad isn't all its cracked up to be. heck, it'll give you better prospects than any other uni the world, but the lifestyle for undergrad sucks in comaprison to oxbridge. postgrad research is another story.
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    Cambridge is for losers

    Harvard is for losers

    Yale is for losers

    Oxford is for losers cool people.
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    (Original post by a_t)
    You're talking about Oxford Brookes right?
    What is the site in your sig?
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    (Original post by synthpopx)
    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.
    Really dont. I bet you are as good as most of them
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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.

    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.
    Same, I'll give them more respect.
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    (Original post by joshphillips999)
    What is the site in your sig?


    Its yooouuutuuube(.com/)
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    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:
    I'm glad I'm not the only one that was reminded of that quote
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    (Original post by TheMeister)
    It's named after an animal and car make, it can't be good.
    :rofl:
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    (Original post by Audrey Hepburn)
    If I find out that someone goes to Oxford then I automatically think 'tosser'.


    ...which makes things quite awkward in lectures.
    Why? I mean, I can see why it would make things awkward, but why do you assume people at Oxford are tossers?
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    (Original post by bysshe)
    Why? I mean, I can see why it would make things awkward, but why do you assume people at Oxford are tossers?
    I believe they're joking
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    (Original post by Andy the Anarchist)
    I believe they're joking
    Obviously my online sarcasm detector is broken this afternoon. Never mind.
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    Is it the same with Medicine, do you guys reckon that getting in to Medical School at any university, be it somewhere like Imperial or Hull York for example (simply, totally, completely based on league tables) is as "impressive" as getting into Oxford for Biology par example?
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    Too slow love.
    :rofl:
    hows the PhD coming along, I seem to remember you gave me some chem help some time ago :holmes:
    ta very much
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    (Original post by clad in armour)
    :rofl:
    hows the PhD coming along, I seem to remember you gave me some chem help some time ago :holmes:
    ta very much
    It goes slowly thanks, and no worries
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    (Original post by a_t)


    Its yooouuutuuube(.com/)

    Sounds like some kind of pornsite

    Is it?
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    of course it is. possibly, the best in the world.
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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
    It really doesn't surprise me that a Bristol student of all people should hold that sort of attitude- set up originally by an Oxford reject, I read once that in a survey, more people there held rejections than anywhere else for Oxford/Cambridge, so they (only in my own experience of the few students I know) spend more time trying to justify their existence than students of any other university I've come across. "I never liked Oxford anyway" has been a favourite line in the past. :tongue: Just humour them, they'll soon realise it isn't everything and get on with having fun/getting a degree. It's much better in Scotland (although I would be biased on this one) as most Scots can't actually sit the three advanced highers (since they're optional for Schools to teach) and thus can't apply to most English universities, so we all just concentrate on the more important thinks, like £1 drinks...


    As for the topic, I'm reminded of not Captain Blackadder, but Wimbledon supremo, John McEnroe. You really cannot be serious.
 
 
 
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