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High academic standards, reputation, university ca...

Can be seen as stuffy and old-fashioned, a lot of ...

Oxford University is one of the most prestigious in the world. It may be second to Cambridge in the Times league table, but really this is relatively insignificant. The truth is that there are many top quality universities, and I shall not pretend that Oxbridge is automatically superior, when in...

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Excellent

Excellent Reputation and Facilities

It ain't no cakewalk

It had to happen really didn't it? I could only avoid it for so long. Here's my view on my place of further education, Oxford University. I was an undergraduate at Oxford studying Physics, specifically St.John's college, for four years from 1998-2002. I loved it so much that I've just committed...

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Excellent

You either love it

or you hate it

I studied at Oxford for seven and a half years. I had never even thought about studying at Oxford (or Cambridge which I visited often as a child) when one day I was on a school open day at New College. I walked into the college and I simply fell in love with it. I knew then that I wanted to study...

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Excellent

Good Facilities, Friendly People, Nice City

Work!

...assuming I can think of ten that is. Still shouldn't be too difficult given what a great place it is. So here we go in no particular order... Buildings: As in historical and beautiful. Many of the colleges are very pretty: Magdalen, Christ Church, The Chapel at Balliol. Plus outside of the...

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Excellent

“The Oxford Bar Review”

published 21/04/2001

Bars have their own individual character

No centralised student venue

After attempting to drink at as many college bars as I could (for research purpose of course) I came to the conclusion that without a reliable guide a new student might find themselves rather lost. So I took it upon myself to write this article just in case someone should be tempted by the false...

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Excellent

“More than just work”

published 30/07/2004

College system, world-class reputation

Pressure at times, work-centred attitude

Not something that people expect to hear about Oxford University, but there is much more to spending 3-4 years of your life here than just working your guts out. Everyone knows that the education you will be offered at Oxford is world-class, but the sporting, arts and social side of things is...

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Excellent

Opens doors for you that would otherwise remain cl...

Pace of life can get stressfull

I believe that anyone who has the opportunity to go to Oxford should definitely try and get in.A lot of hype in the press must really put a lot of people off,as it nearly did me.Oxford is not the place it is made out to be by the media - if it was I wouldn't have been accepted to read chemistry...

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Excellent

“Give it a shot!”

published 12/07/2000

Unique experience, fantastic facilities

poor nightlife, heavy workload

As a northern,state school pupil who managed to get into one of the less "posh" colleges in Oxford, i feel it is my duty to encourage state schoolers to give Oxford a try. It is a brilliant experience and I would recommend it to anyone with the ability to get in. Don't be daunted by the tabloid...

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Super

“Oxford - land of opportunity”

published 09/08/2000

Excellent reputation and the best tutors going

A little archaic sometimes but good

The thing about Oxford university is that if you get the chance to go, or someone around you, a teacher or one of your peers tells you that they think you have the ability, you have to try and go. The reasoning for this is simple - an Oxford degree is one of the best things you can ever put on...

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Good

“Why Oxford?”

published 11/03/2009

Friendly students and social life, Fantastic socie...

Very academic! Highly pressurised and very stressf...

The aura surrounding Oxford is one which contributes significantly to the pressure on students who are accepted to the university. Not only do they have to contend with very intense workloads and deadlines, but they have to finish term without collapsing and return home to face the curiosity (and...

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Excellent

“Oxford Medics”

published 04/09/2000

let's be honest, the dreaming spires will always i...

expensive; v. academic; no night clubs; sometmes ...

BMBCh. BA Hons (oxon.)Physiological Sciences. What an experience... I matriculated in 1996 and spent 3 years in Oxford studying pre-clinical medicine. THE COURSE There are 3 terms per year. The first 5 terms are devoted to the Part 1 BM. The last 4 terms are geared towards a (compulsory)...

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Satisfactory

“How to get into Oxford”

published 14/02/2002

See op

See op

Hello. So you want to know how to get into Oxbridge? I got a place to do mathematics in Exeter college, Oxford, 3 years ago, and here's how I managed it... For starters, you need to apply by the deadline, which is before the other Universities expect their UCAS forms... That aside, your UCAS form...

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Excellent

“Not stereotypical”

published 05/12/2000

One of the best teaching systems in the country

Terms are too short!

What a fool Gordon Brown is: "Down with elitism". What does he know. For anyone who has actually had an interview at Oxford University, you will know that you do get well and truly 'grilled'. However the questions are not "How big is your mansion?" or "How much does daddy earn?" but how well do...

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Super

An excellent reputation and good learning resource...

Limited nightlife and very work intensive and pres...

I'm at Oxford in my 3rd year and my opinion is that most of the opinions here go a bit overboard about the university. I'd say that it is good and definitely has some good things about it, particularly the reputation which is definitely a plus for employment prospects afterwards. However, I think...

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“Rising above the rest”

published 04/10/2000

Academic achievement

A little old fashioned

Oxford University is not really a single entity. It is in fact the name given to a group of thirty or so colleges which each have their own character and attributes. I studied at Magdalen college and I can honestly say that it proved to be the most fulfilling part of my life so far. I was...

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