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jazzonia ([personal profile] jazzonia) wrote2008-08-30 11:29 pm


As the school vibe slowly starts to work its way into my life, I find myself thinking more and more about the college/university application process. I have a year, but I need to really think about it now.

A question for the f-list:

Has anyone been to university in the UK?

I am considering a few schools in UK, specifically Oxford and LSE.  Your experiences applying there, comparison to education from another country (studying abroad, continuing your education, internships, etc.), additional expenses / grants and loans, quality of the education, and overall experience would be most welcomed!

[identity profile] euphony-of-love.livejournal.com 2008-08-31 08:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Haven't actually studied there, but if Oxford is among your choices, go for it! That place is awesome. As I said, I don't have much info about the actual education, but I can't imagine it being anything but good based on what I saw in just two weeks of being in the city in the middle of the summer.

One negative I can tell you about, though: Britain as a whole is pretty expensive.

[identity profile] jazzonia.livejournal.com 2008-08-31 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)
I visit Oxford briefly in the winter, and absolutely loved the feel of it. That's lovely that you got a few weeks there!

Yes, it certainly is not cheap at all. But when it comes down to it, my feeling is that I will be spending an exorbitant amount of money on college as it is; an extra twenty or thirty percent more, in the long run, is not disastrous. Plus I have family just outside of Oxford and in London, so living with them is an option of I am seriously considering uni in the UK.

[identity profile] euphony-of-love.livejournal.com 2008-08-31 10:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, then you know how it is!

Seems like that's a reasonable solution. And if you have family nearby, it should make things easier as well. I hope this works out for you if you decide for it - I suspect you'd really enjoy studying in a place like this.

[identity profile] jazzonia.livejournal.com 2008-09-01 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
That makes two of us! ^^

[identity profile] euphony-of-love.livejournal.com 2008-09-01 04:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I dare say you're right! ^_^