Oxford BCL/MJur 2012-2013


HelpMeI'mP...
No, no offers of funding as of yet. Did you get some BCL funding?
No, no offers of funding as of yet. Did you get some BCL funding?
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MikeLJ
nope...no news at all yet, nothing from St John's either.
nope...no news at all yet, nothing from St John's either.
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HelpMeI'mP...
Well, I'm in Scotland, so the letter would have reached me early anyway. Don't give up hope. As I say, mine was only posted late last week,
Well, I'm in Scotland, so the letter would have reached me early anyway. Don't give up hope. As I say, mine was only posted late last week,
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Meister
Has anyone heard back re BCL scholarships?
Has anyone heard back re BCL scholarships?
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kikiii
Has anyone heard back re BCL scholarships?


Not me but I do know someone who received a Clarendon award for the BCL.
<blockquote>Has anyone heard back re BCL scholarships? </blockquote>

Not me but I do know someone who received a Clarendon award for the BCL.
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Bender
ps: FWIW, hesitating about Colleges on the basis of food quality is pretty questionable reasoning. Most postgraduate students will have access to their own kitchens and/or to the plethora of restaurants in Oxford.


I took the BCL a couple of years ago, and while virtually everything eadiemcbeadie says is bang on, food quality is one of the *best* reasons to choose a particular college, at least in my humble opinion.

Other than the food, the only real impact a college will have on your time at Oxford is how involved your advisor is going to be in your studies. Merton's advisors, for example, are quite diligent in keeping tabs on their BCL students (hearsay), while Wadham's might meet with you once or twice all year (personal experience).

But back to food. Every college is quite different, both in approach and in quality. Wadham, for instance, has dinner in hall for students living in college which was consistently good, if not particularly fancy. There was also no dress code to speak of, and the atmosphere was quite relaxed. Brasenose, on the other hand, has fantastic food, and a more formal dining experience. On my visit, full gowns were required at dinner, for instance, and a latin grace was recited. Incidientally, Merton's food was the best I had at a college.

I can't speak to all the colleges, obviously, and agree that this isn't a reason to stress out over college selection. But do yourself a favour once you're there and go on as many dinner exhanges as possible; it's a great part of the year.
<blockquote>ps: FWIW, hesitating about Colleges on the basis of food quality is pretty questionable reasoning. Most postgraduate students will have access to their own kitchens and/or to the plethora of restaurants in Oxford.</blockquote>

I took the BCL a couple of years ago, and while virtually everything eadiemcbeadie says is bang on, food quality is one of the *best* reasons to choose a particular college, at least in my humble opinion.

Other than the food, the only real impact a college will have on your time at Oxford is how involved your advisor is going to be in your studies. Merton's advisors, for example, are quite diligent in keeping tabs on their BCL students (hearsay), while Wadham's might meet with you once or twice all year (personal experience).

But back to food. Every college is quite different, both in approach and in quality. Wadham, for instance, has dinner in hall for students living in college which was consistently good, if not particularly fancy. There was also no dress code to speak of, and the atmosphere was quite relaxed. Brasenose, on the other hand, has fantastic food, and a more formal dining experience. On my visit, full gowns were required at dinner, for instance, and a latin grace was recited. Incidientally, Merton's food was the best I had at a college.

I can't speak to all the colleges, obviously, and agree that this isn't a reason to stress out over college selection. But do yourself a favour once you're there and go on as many dinner exhanges as possible; it's a great part of the year.
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kikiii
Has anyone heard from Merton yet?
Has anyone heard from Merton yet?
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demi88
Has anyone heard from Merton yet?


Still nothing :/
<blockquote>Has anyone heard from Merton yet?</blockquote>

Still nothing :/
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Thanks Bender, I was feeling silly...
Thanks Bender, I was feeling silly...
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demi88
Has anyone heard from Merton yet?


Don't you think it is the case to send an email to Merton?
<blockquote>Has anyone heard from Merton yet?</blockquote>

Don't you think it is the case to send an email to Merton?
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kikiii

Don't you think it is the case to send an email to Merton?


Hmm why not? Unless Bender can give us a reason...
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Don't you think it is the case to send an email to Merton?</blockquote>

Hmm why not? Unless Bender can give us a reason...
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johnygo
Just found out that I have not been offered a place at St. John's :(

I guess successful candidates will find out via regular post, and those less lucky via email.

Anyway good luck everyone!
Just found out that I have not been offered a place at St. John's :(

I guess successful candidates will find out via regular post, and those less lucky via email.

Anyway good luck everyone!
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Does anyone know what happens in the two weeks before term starts on 7 October? I was just informed that I had to be in Oxford before the BCL/MJur induction events start on 24 September. Wherefrom can I expect to get more information on this?

Do you think it's okay (i.e., without missing anything important) to be away from Oxford from Thursday (evening), 27 September, to Sunday, 30 September?
Does anyone know what happens in the two weeks before term starts on 7 October? I was just informed that I had to be in Oxford before the BCL/MJur induction events start on 24 September. Wherefrom can I expect to get more information on this?

Do you think it's okay (i.e., without missing anything important) to be away from Oxford from Thursday (evening), 27 September, to Sunday, 30 September?
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Does anyone know what happens in the two weeks before term starts on 7 October? I was just informed that I had to be in Oxford before the BCL/MJur induction events start on 24 September. Wherefrom can I expect to get more information on this?

Do you think it's okay (i.e., without missing anything important) to be away from Oxford from Thursday (evening), 27 September, to Sunday, 30 September?


Those 2 weeks have various orientation and welcome-to-Oxford activities organised by the Faculty and by the various Colleges. Usually, the majority of the really important stuff happens in 0th week (ie, the week immediately before term starts) but there will often be a big 'welcome to Oxford law' day on the Wednesday or Thursday of minus-1-week (ie, the week before 0th week). More generally, the 2 week period is a good time to get to know colleagues at your college and especially on the bcl-mjur before the heavy workload of term begins late in 0th week.

The short answer? It's probably fine to be away a few days. But you'll miss some fun social events.
<blockquote>Does anyone know what happens in the two weeks before term starts on 7 October? I was just informed that I had to be in Oxford before the BCL/MJur induction events start on 24 September. Wherefrom can I expect to get more information on this?

Do you think it's okay (i.e., without missing anything important) to be away from Oxford from Thursday (evening), 27 September, to Sunday, 30 September?</blockquote>

Those 2 weeks have various orientation and welcome-to-Oxford activities organised by the Faculty and by the various Colleges. Usually, the majority of the really important stuff happens in 0th week (ie, the week immediately before term starts) but there will often be a big 'welcome to Oxford law' day on the Wednesday or Thursday of minus-1-week (ie, the week before 0th week). More generally, the 2 week period is a good time to get to know colleagues at your college and especially on the bcl-mjur before the heavy workload of term begins late in 0th week.

The short answer? It's probably fine to be away a few days. But you'll miss some fun social events.
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johnygo
Does anyone know anything about Lady Margaret Hall college?

Many thanks in advance!
Does anyone know anything about Lady Margaret Hall college?

Many thanks in advance!
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Does anyone know what happens in the two weeks before term starts on 7 October? I was just informed that I had to be in Oxford before the BCL/MJur induction events start on 24 September. Wherefrom can I expect to get more information on this?

Do you think it's okay (i.e., without missing anything important) to be away from Oxford from Thursday (evening), 27 September, to Sunday, 30 September?


Those 2 weeks have various orientation and welcome-to-Oxford activities organised by the Faculty and by the various Colleges. Usually, the majority of the really important stuff happens in 0th week (ie, the week immediately before term starts) but there will often be a big 'welcome to Oxford law' day on the Wednesday or Thursday of minus-1-week (ie, the week before 0th week). More generally, the 2 week period is a good time to get to know colleagues at your college and especially on the bcl-mjur before the heavy workload of term begins late in 0th week.

The short answer? It's probably fine to be away a few days. But you'll miss some fun social events.


Great, many thanks for that info! It helps a lot!
<blockquote><blockquote>Does anyone know what happens in the two weeks before term starts on 7 October? I was just informed that I had to be in Oxford before the BCL/MJur induction events start on 24 September. Wherefrom can I expect to get more information on this?

Do you think it's okay (i.e., without missing anything important) to be away from Oxford from Thursday (evening), 27 September, to Sunday, 30 September?</blockquote>

Those 2 weeks have various orientation and welcome-to-Oxford activities organised by the Faculty and by the various Colleges. Usually, the majority of the really important stuff happens in 0th week (ie, the week immediately before term starts) but there will often be a big 'welcome to Oxford law' day on the Wednesday or Thursday of minus-1-week (ie, the week before 0th week). More generally, the 2 week period is a good time to get to know colleagues at your college and especially on the bcl-mjur before the heavy workload of term begins late in 0th week.

The short answer? It's probably fine to be away a few days. But you'll miss some fun social events. </blockquote>

Great, many thanks for that info! It helps a lot!
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demi88

Don't you think it is the case to send an email to Merton?


Hmm why not? Unless Bender can give us a reason...


Sent it... As soon as I get a reply, I'll let you know...
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Don't you think it is the case to send an email to Merton?</blockquote>

Hmm why not? Unless Bender can give us a reason...</blockquote>

Sent it... As soon as I get a reply, I'll let you know...
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riya
Have been offered a place at Lady Margaret Hall but no accommodation as yet . (In any case, accommodation at LMH is too expensive). I guess that means I have not been offered a place at St Johns.
Any idea guys about how LMH is and about its funding opportunities?
Have been offered a place at Lady Margaret Hall but no accommodation as yet . (In any case, accommodation at LMH is too expensive). I guess that means I have not been offered a place at St Johns.
Any idea guys about how LMH is and about its funding opportunities?
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JustineM
Hi,
I've been offered a place at Lady Margaret Hall too for the BCL. Has anyone heard about scholarships yet for UK students?
Thanks :)
Hi,
I've been offered a place at Lady Margaret Hall too for the BCL. Has anyone heard about scholarships yet for UK students?
Thanks :)
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riya
@JustineM: Hope to see u in LMH. Have you been offered accomodation? I heard scholarship decisions wud cum out in May end.
@JustineM: Hope to see u in LMH. Have you been offered accomodation? I heard scholarship decisions wud cum out in May end.
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