Oxford University

Oxford University

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Have you heard of Oxford University? Students from all over the world come to study in the UK at Oxford and other universities. In this video you’ll meet some of them and see how they live.

This video is part of our Word on the Street series. Word on the Street is an exciting new English Language teaching programme co-produced by the BBC and the British Council.

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Are you hoping to go to university? What would you like to study?

Does university life at Oxford look very different to going to a university in your country?

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Lesya's picture
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I think, that nowadays to go to university is very important to get a job with high salary in the future. And university life in Oxford looks like any university life in my country. I would like to study in a foreign country to find new friends and to learn the culture of some other countries.

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ellen's picture
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Respectable Jo, How many stages of education at the University of oxsford?
Is there any form of correspondence education in this university?
Thanks in advance.

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JoEditor's picture
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Hi ellen, 
We don't have information about specific universities in the UK. I think you have already found the website for Oxford University. It's here: http://www.ox.ac.uk/ If you're interested in finding out more about studying in the UK, have a look at our Education UK website: http://www.educationuk.org/global/ Have you seen this video about Oxford Unviersity that we have in our Video UK section: http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/uk-now/video-uk/oxford-university
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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Toma English's picture
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Yes , I hope to go to university , I'd like to study engineering ,, It's different here I think :\ well I don't know because I've never been to a university before or I don't even know someone there :)
but Really I'd like to study in Oxford university or any university in London after finishing high school :)
please pray for me to be able to complete my life there,too! :D

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hongphuc_916's picture
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Well, it must be a very different environment from my country's university. Once day, I will come to Oxford but not because of studying, just visiting!

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Natalija's picture
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I have one grammatical doubt-Do we say "on Earth" or "on the Earth"? I tried to find out an explanation, but I couldn't. Does Earth should be written in capitals?

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Jonathan - Coordinator's picture
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This is a tough question. :-) There isn't a clear rule. I searched and found these common phrases:

  • without "the": What on earth? / How on earth is this possible? / Aluminium is the most common metal on Earth. The South Pole is the coldest place on Earth (superlative + on Earth). / Scientists are investigating how life on Earth began.
  • with "the": on the earth's surface / on the surface of the earth / Climate change will have a terrible effect on the earth.

Earth can be written with or without the capital E, but since "earth" can also mean the ground or the soil, use a capital letter especially when talking about the planet.

Also notice that in the world (same meaning as on Earth) always has "the". 

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Natalija's picture
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And one thing more, Linh:)
It's important to know that Oxford requires you to apply a year before you have finished a high school, because their selection process takes more time than at other universities-you have a few interviews, tests etc. What would you like to study there?

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Natalija's picture
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Hi, Linh:)
I haven't study at Oxford yet, but I was at Oxford's open day once(open day is the day when you can ask whatever you want about applying process, studying etc.), and I felt very agreeable there. People and the whole stuff were very kind, and they gave us many information about studying at Oxford. I recommend you to study there, if you have a chance, because in my opinion, Oxford is one of the most prestigious universities in the world, and it's a real honor to be their student. I wish to study there, and I've already started to with preparation for Oxford. I recommend you to go to their site(www.ox.ac.uk), and to find out all information you need.
I hope this was helpful:).
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Linh's picture
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Hi! Natalija! :)
thanks you very much! i also think that this university is wonderful! Howerver, I can't study here because i am a student of Hue University College of Foreign Language. :)

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Linh's picture
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i have heard about Oxford University ! it is great to study here! i wish i had a chance to study in this University.Can somebody here who used to learn there tell me how feeling ?
i am looking forward to hear !
Thanks !

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Supermenka's picture
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Yes, I would like to go to an university, and i'd like to study history or psychology. In my country (Poland) there are similiar universities, but Oxford is more famous and (i think) maybe better than they.

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Natalija's picture
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Hi, mikadoRyugamine
I think that Sorbonne is also a great and prestigious university, and it's in your city, so you won't have to move. My elder sister studies there, she's on the student's exchange and has the best impressions. On the other hand, you're completely right, Oxford and Cambridge are really the best.
Good luck:)

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MikadoRyugamine's picture
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I really want to go to University.Maybe in Paris because it is where i live but i really want to go studies in Oxford or Cambridge because they are really prestigious school.

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dajana-n's picture
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I hoping to go to university.I like to study for artichecture or painting.
I know that OXFORD is the best university in the world,but and in Albania has very
good universities.

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Natalija's picture
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One question- Does anybody know if it's necessary to finish A-level or a foundation year to get to British universities? I've heard that it is, but I'm not completely sure... Thank you in advance;).

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Simon's picture
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Hi Something Nice

People do generally study A-Levels or Foundation courses before applying to British University. You will need to ask a careers officer at you school or college. Alternatively check out this site www.educationuk.org. You will find lots of information about studying in the UK there.

Simon (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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Natalija's picture
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I'll study architecture, it's my dream job since I was ten years old. I'd like to study abroad and Oxford seems to have great study opportunity, and the building is beautiful. I'd like to study at Oxford or at Cambridge and I've already started to prepare myself for university. I know that I need great English skills and excellent grades, so I'm giving my best at every moment. Well, Oxford seems to be pretty different to universities in Serbia. It's much more difficult to get in, but professors seems to be really kind and willing to help. I don't say professors here aren't, but I find that Oxford offers better opportunities to its' students, they treasure quality above quantity and it's a real chance to get there. I hope to enroll Oxford in 2015;).

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