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Oxford colleges?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by Herringthecat, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Herringthecat

    Herringthecat New commenter

    Hi all,

    I have just heard today that I have got into the University of Oxford to do a PGCE next year. Cos it's Oxford, I have to choose a college. I wondered if anyone on this forum is at Oxford (or has been) and has got any clever info to divulge about how to choose a college, where they are, what's good about it, etc etc. I have a shortlist, but it's still got 8 colleges on it! And alas my first choice (New) can't have me because they have already filled their quota of PGCE people.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    The more famous named colleges tend to have the 'old money' type students, so decide if you would fit in there. The much less well known have a greater mix of class and nationality. Most are in or near the centre so good if you need to get a bus to a placement.

    If you write which colleges you are looking at then I can help rather more. But I only live here, not study and so don't have an 'insider' knowledge.
     
  3. Herringthecat

    Herringthecat New commenter

    Thank you! I live on the way to Banbury so have a bit of a sense and have also shortlisted the ones that will be easier to get to for me (so the ones on the Banbury / Woodstock road and certainly not the other side of St Giles!

    Currently on shortlist are Green Templeton,Harris Manchester, Kellogg, Linacre, St Annes, St Cross, St Hughs, and Wadham.

    They have said they'll sort me out with placements in the north of the county so Bicester / Banbury / Bloxham / Chippy way. I am a mature student with house, husband and three kids so it's not for accomodation or anything - but still I have to belong to one.

    Thanks!
     
  4. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Ohhhhh I see. Well just pick whichever has the prettiest building for a nice backdrop when you graduate then!
     
  5. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Look at the proximity to the Education Department which is near St Giles. In addition check if the colleges actually have any tutors who are in the Education Department useful for seminars and tutorials.
     
  6. Herringthecat

    Herringthecat New commenter

    Thanks both. I think LMH wins the prize then!

    HTC
     

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