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    With oxbridge interviews & offers coming up I would just like 2 say that oxbridge is not the be all and end all. If u get rejected so what there are plenty of other good unis to go to. If you get an offer don't just automatically put it down as ur first choice. Think about the other offers u have. Oxbridge is not always the best 2 go to e.g. for Medicine oxbridge is definately not the best. I told my teacher that if I got an offer for oxbridge I was quite prepared 2 reject Oxford and she said that I was the first person 2 say that and I'm quite surprised. Don't just think that oxbridge is the best. it isn't necessarily. Btw I am applying to Oxford for psychology & philosophy to St-John's. No interview letter yet.
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    (Original post by ankur1986)
    With oxbridge interviews & offers coming up I would just like 2 say that oxbridge is not the be all and end all. If u get rejected so what there are plenty of other good unis to go to. If you get an offer don't just automatically put it down as ur first choice. Think about the other offers u have. Oxbridge is not always the best 2 go to e.g. for Medicine oxbridge is definately not the best. I told my teacher that if I got an offer for oxbridge I was quite prepared 2 reject Oxford and she said that I was the first person 2 say that and I'm quite surprised. Don't just think that oxbridge is the best. it isn't necessarily. Btw I am applying to Oxford for psychology & philosophy to St-John's. No interview letter yet.
    Anyone who is short sighted enough to think that Oxbridge IS the be all and end all probably does not deserve to go there in the 1st place.
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    (Original post by Mark_KK)
    Anyone who is short sighted enough to think that Oxbridge IS the be all and end all probably does not deserve to go there in the 1st place.
    Care to qualify that with an explanation?

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    (Original post by Mark_KK)
    Anyone who is short sighted enough to think that Oxbridge IS the be all and end all probably does not deserve to go there in the 1st place.
    Well from what I can gather from a lot of people's posts, all they care about in life is getting into oxbridge and think the world will end if they don't. I personally wouldn't go ox/cam if they ofered me a place - not that I would ever apply in the first place.
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    (Original post by NikNak)
    Well from what I can gather from a lot of people's posts, all they care about in life is getting into oxbridge and think the world will end if they don't. I personally wouldn't go ox/cam if they ofered me a place - not that I would ever apply in the first place.
    I havn't heard a single person adopt this viewpoint.
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    (Original post by Ralfskini)
    I havn't heard a single person adopt this viewpoint.
    Well you have either not been around very much or you are also a oxbridge applicant in which case you have probably been blinded by the same 'oxbridge disorder'.
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    (Original post by Allotriophagy)
    Care to qualify that with an explanation?

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    Basically there are loads of people on here who create the impression that they MUST get into Oxbridge as a degree from any other Uni is not worth the paper it is written on. If you need me to qualify it any further just scroll back afew pages and look at some of the threads!

    These people talk crap .
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    (Original post by NikNak)
    Well you have either not been around very much or you are also a oxbridge applicant in which case you have probably been blinded by the same 'oxbridge disorder'.

    Fair enough. I challenge you to find a single thread where this is implied.
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    (Original post by Mark_KK)
    Basically there are loads of people on here who create the impression that they MUST get into Oxbridge as a degree from any other Uni is not worth the paper it is written on. If you need me to qualify it any further just scroll back afew pages and look at some of the threads!

    These people talk crap .
    I agree completely.
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    id like to go to oxford but id be happy with IC. and thats true
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    (Original post by Ralfskini)
    Fair enough. I challenge you to find a single thread where this is impied.
    I really can't be bothered as I have better things to do than to dig through loads of threads full of 'blinkered' people all being hearded towards the golden gates of oxbridge. In other words, it bores me silly. Have a look yourself.
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    I haven't heard anyone who complaining about why they MUST get into Oxbridge - only disgruntled rejects complaining that they didn't, out of biterness I imagine.

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    (Original post by edders)
    id like to go to oxford but id be happy with IC. and thats true
    Yeah that is fine...we are talking about those who think life isn't worth living if they don't get into oxbridge. These people need to get out a little more
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    (Original post by edders)
    id like to go to oxford but id be happy with IC. and thats true
    so was i. i wouldn't have been dissapointed if i hadn't got in to ox.
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    (Original post by edders)
    id like to go to oxford but id be happy with IC. and thats true
    Subsistute "IC" for "LSE or Warwick" and you have summed up my sentiments exactly.
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    (Original post by NikNak)
    I really can't be bothered as I have better things to do than to dig through loads of threads full of 'blinkered' people all being hearded towards the golden gates of oxbridge. In other words, it bores me silly. Have a look yourself.

    I can verify that - there are plenty of threads out there where the originator is moaning that if (s)he does not get into Oxbridge they are a faliure and all other Universities are worthless!
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    (Original post by Mark_KK)
    I can verify that - there are plenty of threads out there where the originator is moaning that if (s)he does not get into Oxbridge they are a faliure and all other Universities are worthless!
    Well find me one!
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    (Original post by Ralfskini)
    Well find me one!
    Tonight I have got loads of important things to do.

    If you are so bothered check back a few pages and find one yourself.
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    (Original post by Mark_KK)
    I can verify that - there are plenty of threads out there where the originator is moaning that if (s)he does not get into Oxbridge they are a faliure and all other Universities are worthless!
    There are threads where people ask what they need to do to get in, certainly. However, I have yet to read any threads which match your description.

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    (Original post by Ralfskini)
    Well find me one!
    Are you incapable of doing it yourself? People have been moaning for ages on here about all these people who's only goal in life is to get into oxbridge. Take a look over the last couple weeks worth of posts.
 
 
 
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