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Nettleskeins Wed 14-Feb-18 19:45:54

Anyone have a child studying here? Has it changed a lot since 30 years ago - I had friends who went there who rated it highly as a vocational choice, but very good for the degrees it offered.

Has it altered massively with the expansion programme?

I am not going to say what course ds wants to do there; I supposed I am more interested in the general feel of the place and whether he would be happy with his fellow students/location. we live a hour away, it is convenient location wise for family, so not travelling down from the North or West or anything.

BubblesBuddy Thu 15-Feb-18 20:01:27

My DD had two friends that went there and graduated last summer. It is very popular with young people from London. One of DDs friends is intending to teach and the other one is a model - but she did that all the way through university.

I went there in the 1980s - the out of city campus at Wheatley - part time! I think it’s changed a lot and not least because it has much more property actually in Oxford now which is an advantage I think.

Get your DS to do an offer day to meet other students. I do not suppose anyone can help with that on here. He needs to have a good look at accommodation and teaching block for his subject. Then see if it’s for him!

Karatema Thu 15-Feb-18 20:11:00

Both my DS and DDIL have studied here recently. My DS's study was an add on to his degree. He doesn't rate the tutors or the general admin very highly at all.

My DDIL is in her last year of a full degree. She is slightly more complementary but thinks their pastoral care is rubbish!

Mamia15 Thu 15-Feb-18 20:22:36

Look at Unistats - its a really good site that allows you to compare Universities and courses.

BubblesBuddy Sat 17-Feb-18 21:25:26

Out of interest, what pastoral care do students expect? My DDs never accessed any or knew anyone who did.

Norugratsatall Thu 22-Feb-18 16:38:21

My DD graduated from OB in summer 2016 - science degree. She loved it There! Brand new campus facilities, library etc and made some great friends. Being in Oxford- a centre of academic excellence - was a bonus. Some of the teaching was below par though.

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