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    Hi.I know there are so many 'which college?' threads but I could really do with some help. I have narrowed it down to Christ Church, New and Univ.
    I would like to do history but are some of these colleges harder to get into than others?
    What does everyone know about these colleges? I have read the pros and cons article but still can't decide.
    Are these collegs left wing (because I don't want to go to a left wing college)?
    Help!!



    Also, does it matter if the you don't share the interests of the tutors at your college? eg none of the Univ tutors specialise in British Medieval history which is what I find the most interesting.


    Thanks :yes:
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    (Original post by bluejuande)
    I would like to do history but are some of these colleges harder to get into than others?
    Very popular colleges are obviously "harder to get into" in that they have more applicants per place, so the risk of being pooled is higher. That shouldn't affect your overall chance of getting an offer from a college, though.
    Also, does it matter if the you don't share the interests of the tutors at your college? eg none of the Univ tutors specialise in British Medieval history which is what I find the most interesting.
    No, it doesn't matter. All this might mean is that when/if you're taking medieval papers, you could end up being taught by a medievalist at another college.
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    I have the same problem.
    Doing history.
    Narrowed it down to Worcester, Merton, maybe Queens.
    I'm hoping to go to the open day in September and have a look around to decide
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    .No, it doesn't matter. All this might mean is that when/if you're taking medieval papers, you could end up being taught by a medievalist at another college.
    Thank you for your post.

    But if i mention medieval history throughout my personal statement, will they still quizz me on it even if they have limited knowledge?
    Or are the tutors so intelligent that they know a bit about pretty much every period of history?
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    (Original post by bluejuande)
    But if i mention medieval history throughout my personal statement, will they still quizz me on it even if they have limited knowledge?
    Or are the tutors so intelligent that they know a bit about pretty much every period of history?
    Well, limited knowledge doesn't imply ignorance. It may not be the area they specialise in, but it's probably fair to assume they won't be completely clueless about it either.
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    open days are your best bet, just have a look around and see which you like best.

    All i will say is, regardless of which college you choose you will really enjoy it when you get there, and most people think thier colllege is the best, even if it wasn't their 1st choice.

    (any questions about hertford i can answer, we are quite a big history college - not that i study it though)
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    I'm just posting to say hi to the OP - I'm also thinking of applying to New for history for 2010, and my main interests are medieval and early modern, so we might end up meeting each other at some stage!

    Regarding Christ Church, my history teacher went there for his postgrad degrees, and enjoyed it, although I know it will be highly subjective. I think it's one of the biggest, isn't it?
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    (Original post by Cognoverant)
    I'm just posting to say hi to the OP - I'm also thinking of applying to New for history for 2010, and my main interests are medieval and early modern, so we might end up meeting each other at some stage!

    Regarding Christ Church, my history teacher went there for his postgrad degrees, and enjoyed it, although I know it will be highly subjective. I think it's one of the biggest, isn't it?

    Hi. Thanks for the info on Christ Church. I hope to see you in December! Have you been around New? I thought it was absolutely beautiful. Were you at the Open day?
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    I was at the Oxford open day on the 2nd, and visited New briefly. Yeah, it's really beautiful. I love the cloister in particular.
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    New (big but quite friendly and seems to be quite a lot going on) > Univ (nice but a bit claustrophobic in places and they kick out 2nd years instead of 3rd years which seems a bit silly to me) > Christ Church (big, hideous quad, more touristy than Magdalene, I think it's a love/hate college)

    Just my opinion though. I know plenty of people who love New/Univ/Christ Church. Go have a look.
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    I've looked round New and Christ Church and liked them both. Tom quad really is something special. What's Univ like architectually? How many quads does it have?
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    (Original post by bluejuande)
    I've looked round New and Christ Church and liked them both. Tom quod really is something special. What's Univ like architectually? How many quods does it have?
    It's quad, not quod. Quod is an overpriced restaurant on High Street which always seems to be packed with tourists (or possibly hired extras) whenever you walk past it.
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    (Original post by Oh-WOW)
    I have the same problem.
    Doing history.
    Narrowed it down to Worcester, Merton, maybe Queens.
    I'm hoping to go to the open day in September and have a look around to decide
    Drop me a PM if you have any questions - I just finished first-year History at Merton (as you can see from the sig) and have a friend doing it at Queen's. The September open day was really helpful for me, because so few people go so you basically get to meet the college tutors individually.
 
 
 
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