Oxford BCL/MJur Decision Thread 2011


Professor Edelman has been appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He commences in July 2011 so I assume this means that he will not be teaching at Oxford (which may mean that Commercial Remedies will not be offered again).
Professor Edelman has been appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He commences in July 2011 so I assume this means that he will not be teaching at Oxford (which may mean that Commercial Remedies will not be offered again).
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niknihc
(1) This course hasn't been running very long in any event.
(2) Prof Edelman is only one of the teachers on this course:
"The course will be primarily taught by Professor Burrows, Professor Edelman, Professor Mitchell and Mr Peel. "
(1) This course hasn't been running very long in any event.
(2) Prof Edelman is only one of the teachers on this course:
"The course will be primarily taught by Professor Burrows, Professor Edelman, Professor Mitchell and Mr Peel. "

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BlackWolf
I've received a letter from the colleges today (dated 11 April) - I am given a place at Keble College. I'm not familiar with the Oxbridge college system - is this a nice allocation? I picked Magdalen on my application form but apparently I wasn't one of their acceptees.
I've received a letter from the colleges today (dated 11 April) - I am given a place at Keble College. I'm not familiar with the Oxbridge college system - is this a nice allocation? I picked Magdalen on my application form but apparently I wasn't one of their acceptees.

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dresdner
Same here, just got a letter from St Hugh's. I've never heard anything about this college, so I have no idea whether this is good or bad news. If anybody knows anything about St Hugh's I'd be grateful for info.
Same here, just got a letter from St Hugh's. I've never heard anything about this college, so I have no idea whether this is good or bad news. If anybody knows anything about St Hugh's I'd be grateful for info.
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to BlackWolf and dresdner:
Hello, I read some info on all colleges: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Oxford_College_Pros_and_Cons#St_John.27s_College
check this. Keble and St. Hugh's is above (sorry, was reading on St. John's - I was offered a place there).
to BlackWolf and dresdner:
Hello, I read some info on all colleges: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Oxford_College_Pros_and_Cons#St_John.27s_College
check this. Keble and St. Hugh's is above (sorry, was reading on St. John's - I was offered a place there).
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AlinaSV
Hey, Helldis_sajren! Congratulate you with St. John's college!!!:) it's a great one! One of the best! I also applied for it but didn't receive an answer... Probably they rejected me:( When did you receive your answer from St. John's college?

to BlackWolf and dresdner:
Hello, I read some info on all colleges: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Oxford_College_Pros_and_Cons#St_John.27s_College
check this. Keble and St. Hugh's is above (sorry, was reading on St. John's - I was offered a place there).
Hey, Helldis_sajren! Congratulate you with St. John's college!!!:) it's a great one! One of the best! I also applied for it but didn't receive an answer... Probably they rejected me:( When did you receive your answer from St. John's college?

<blockquote>to BlackWolf and dresdner:
Hello, I read some info on all colleges: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Oxford_College_Pros_and_Cons#St_John.27s_College
check this. Keble and St. Hugh's is above (sorry, was reading on St. John's - I was offered a place there). </blockquote>
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Thank you, AlinaSV!!! I am very excited :-) well, maybe they just didn't send a letter to you yet, cause my offer was stated in the scholarship offer letter - they just said I was offered a place in St. John's. Hope it's not a mistake!:-)
Thank you, AlinaSV!!! I am very excited :-) well, maybe they just didn't send a letter to you yet, cause my offer was stated in the scholarship offer letter - they just said I was offered a place in St. John's. Hope it's not a mistake!:-)
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niknihc
To anyone who ends up at a College they didn't put as their preference:
Don't worry. Almost everyone enjoys their Oxford and college experience regardless of which college they end up at. You'll be sent piles of information from your college over the next 5-6 months, but if you want to start looking for information may I suggest-
-The wikipedia page for each College is usually quite good
-Google and find the MCR (postgrad students club) webpage for the College
-Google-Image search for photos of the College.
To anyone who ends up at a College they didn't put as their preference:
Don't worry. Almost everyone enjoys their Oxford and college experience regardless of which college they end up at. You'll be sent piles of information from your college over the next 5-6 months, but if you want to start looking for information may I suggest-
-The wikipedia page for each College is usually quite good
-Google and find the MCR (postgrad students club) webpage for the College
-Google-Image search for photos of the College.

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Good Gosh
I've received a letter from the colleges today (dated 11 April) - I am given a place at Keble College. I'm not familiar with the Oxbridge college system - is this a nice allocation? I picked Magdalen on my application form but apparently I wasn't one of their acceptees.



keble is not bad at all, one of the largest colleges in oxford, and in a nice location directly opposite university parks. it's around a 15 minute walk to faculty/lectures. it's got v distinctive architecture: you either love it or hate it. i'm sure you'll love it :) have a great time.
<blockquote>I've received a letter from the colleges today (dated 11 April) - I am given a place at Keble College. I'm not familiar with the Oxbridge college system - is this a nice allocation? I picked Magdalen on my application form but apparently I wasn't one of their acceptees.

</blockquote>

keble is not bad at all, one of the largest colleges in oxford, and in a nice location directly opposite university parks. it's around a 15 minute walk to faculty/lectures. it's got v distinctive architecture: you either love it or hate it. i'm sure you'll love it :) have a great time.
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Good Gosh
Same here, just got a letter from St Hugh's. I've never heard anything about this college, so I have no idea whether this is good or bad news. If anybody knows anything about St Hugh's I'd be grateful for info.


the bad thing with st hugh's is that it is quite a way away from town. that said, with a bike it's not too bad, and is only a 10-15 minute cycle ride away from town/faculty. it's got a nice garden and is in summertown, a nice neighbourhood in north oxford. i'm sure you'll have a great time there!
<blockquote>Same here, just got a letter from St Hugh's. I've never heard anything about this college, so I have no idea whether this is good or bad news. If anybody knows anything about St Hugh's I'd be grateful for info. </blockquote>

the bad thing with st hugh's is that it is quite a way away from town. that said, with a bike it's not too bad, and is only a 10-15 minute cycle ride away from town/faculty. it's got a nice garden and is in summertown, a nice neighbourhood in north oxford. i'm sure you'll have a great time there!
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BlackWolf
to BlackWolf and dresdner:
Hello, I read some info on all colleges: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Oxford_College_Pros_and_Cons#St_John.27s_College
check this. Keble and St. Hugh's is above (sorry, was reading on St. John's - I was offered a place there).


Thanks for the info Helldis sajren!


keble is not bad at all, one of the largest colleges in oxford, and in a nice location directly opposite university parks. it's around a 15 minute walk to faculty/lectures. it's got v distinctive architecture: you either love it or hate it. i'm sure you'll love it :) have a great time.


Thank you Good Gosh you are as helpful as always : )
<blockquote>to BlackWolf and dresdner:
Hello, I read some info on all colleges: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Oxford_College_Pros_and_Cons#St_John.27s_College
check this. Keble and St. Hugh's is above (sorry, was reading on St. John's - I was offered a place there). </blockquote>

Thanks for the info Helldis sajren!

<blockquote>
keble is not bad at all, one of the largest colleges in oxford, and in a nice location directly opposite university parks. it's around a 15 minute walk to faculty/lectures. it's got v distinctive architecture: you either love it or hate it. i'm sure you'll love it :) have a great time.</blockquote>

Thank you Good Gosh you are as helpful as always : )
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Hi Helldis_sajren, congrats!!

May I ask whether you received your scholarship offer letter by registered/insured mail?
Hi Helldis_sajren, congrats!!

May I ask whether you received your scholarship offer letter by registered/insured mail?
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Thank you, Perrier-Jouet!

No, only a copy of it by email yet, as far as I know they have sent it by mail (although don't know if its regular mail or registered)
Thank you, Perrier-Jouet!

No, only a copy of it by email yet, as far as I know they have sent it by mail (although don't know if its regular mail or registered)
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betsy88
Hi all,

I've been accepted to both Cambridge and Oxford and recently received a letter of offer from St-Hilda's (my first choice was Wadham). Does this mean that Wadham rejected me?

Also, the deadline specified in my Oxford offer is April 29th, that is in TWO day. I find this incredibly early! I haven't heard back from scholarships or even received my official letter from Cambridge yet. I really don't know what to do at this point....would accepting Oxford's offer and then later backing out of it be considered terribly bad form? Thanks.
Hi all,

I've been accepted to both Cambridge and Oxford and recently received a letter of offer from St-Hilda's (my first choice was Wadham). Does this mean that Wadham rejected me?

Also, the deadline specified in my Oxford offer is April 29th, that is in TWO day. I find this incredibly early! I haven't heard back from scholarships or even received my official letter from Cambridge yet. I really don't know what to do at this point....would accepting Oxford's offer and then later backing out of it be considered terribly bad form? Thanks.
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Fermina
I don't think it would be the worst to accept Oxford's offer, even if you are still not sure.

Have you received the official letter for Oxford already? I was accepted, but I didn't receive an official letter, nor a college offer yet.

Have you all heard back from colleges?

Thanks!
I don't think it would be the worst to accept Oxford's offer, even if you are still not sure.

Have you received the official letter for Oxford already? I was accepted, but I didn't receive an official letter, nor a college offer yet.

Have you all heard back from colleges?

Thanks!
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I received an email offer awhile ago and a college offer about 2 weeks ago - I have sent off all documents etc so suspect I'll get the 'official' contract in the next month or so.

If you received a letter from a particular college I think that means you haven't received a place in your first choice, but I would contact Oxford just to be sure if it was me.


I received an email offer awhile ago and a college offer about 2 weeks ago - I have sent off all documents etc so suspect I'll get the 'official' contract in the next month or so.

If you received a letter from a particular college I think that means you haven't received a place in your first choice, but I would contact Oxford just to be sure if it was me.
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Chicken3
I think you should accept the Oxford offer, even if you're not sure. I know of people in previous years who have accepted offers from both Oxford and Cambridge, and then made a decision later on down the track as to which one to choose. It's a bit more difficult to turn down the offer once you've accepted it (as I think you also need to notify the College), but not impossible. To be honest, I think they probably expect it - they've had the same system for years.

If you genuinely don't know at this point in time which University you'd prefer, then I think for your own sake you'd be better off accepting both of them.
I think you should accept the Oxford offer, even if you're not sure. I know of people in previous years who have accepted offers from both Oxford and Cambridge, and then made a decision later on down the track as to which one to choose. It's a bit more difficult to turn down the offer once you've accepted it (as I think you also need to notify the College), but not impossible. To be honest, I think they probably expect it - they've had the same system for years.

If you genuinely don't know at this point in time which University you'd prefer, then I think for your own sake you'd be better off accepting both of them.
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Good Gosh
Hi all,

I've been accepted to both Cambridge and Oxford and recently received a letter of offer from St-Hilda's (my first choice was Wadham). Does this mean that Wadham rejected me?

Also, the deadline specified in my Oxford offer is April 29th, that is in TWO day. I find this incredibly early! I haven't heard back from scholarships or even received my official letter from Cambridge yet. I really don't know what to do at this point....would accepting Oxford's offer and then later backing out of it be considered terribly bad form? Thanks.


Yes it means Wadham are unable to offer you a place, and yes, it is bad form.
<blockquote>Hi all,

I've been accepted to both Cambridge and Oxford and recently received a letter of offer from St-Hilda's (my first choice was Wadham). Does this mean that Wadham rejected me?

Also, the deadline specified in my Oxford offer is April 29th, that is in TWO day. I find this incredibly early! I haven't heard back from scholarships or even received my official letter from Cambridge yet. I really don't know what to do at this point....would accepting Oxford's offer and then later backing out of it be considered terribly bad form? Thanks.</blockquote>

Yes it means Wadham are unable to offer you a place, and yes, it is bad form.
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Elizabeta
has anyone got an email regarding the college membership?

are some colleges taking more time to deliver decisions than the others?
has anyone got an email regarding the college membership?

are some colleges taking more time to deliver decisions than the others?
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Glennie
I still haven't heard anything (my preference was St John's). According to the grad prospectus, it could be as late as early June before we hear.
I still haven't heard anything (my preference was St John's). According to the grad prospectus, it could be as late as early June before we hear.
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