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28 August 2006 @ 11:51 am

those of you who are coming from the States to study at Oxford:
are you getting student visas?  I didn't know/think I needed one until recently.  (apparently you need one if you're studying there for over 6 months...)

eep.  I hope this doesn't get complicated...

also, those of you (from anywhere) going to Exeter--have you received your orientation information yet?   

Katiechainsaw_poet97 on August 28th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
Got mine on Saturday - they posted the Freshers stuff on Friday, I believe. Might be a good idea to ring them though - my reading list got lost in the e-mail. The lady at Admissions is very nice to panicking people.
Gulukaiyos on August 28th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
there's an e-mail reading list?!

I imagine mine will get here a little later than yours, so hopefully in a few days...
Katiechainsaw_poet97 on August 28th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
Apparently the English department Freshers' reading list was sent by e-mail at the start of summer. I say "apparently" because I sure as hell didn't get it... Grrrr...
Gulukaiyos on August 28th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
oh gosh... so I get to do a summer's worth of reading in a month (in which I also might have to get a visa and pack my life into two bags)?

thanks though. I wouldn't have known and shown up unprepared otherwise.
raisedascain on August 29th, 2006 01:56 am (UTC)
I'm only studying at Oxford for Michaelmas term... so no visa.
Hannah: catnapcymruangel on September 11th, 2006 02:11 pm (UTC)
Don't panic too much about the reading list - if you have a solid background in your subject (and for English yes, I do mean all the crusty old novels) then you'll be fine. No-one gets them before they get their results anyway, so it's not a 'whole summer' - more a month or so.

Orientation material depends on your college - most won't send out huge batches of stuff, just some basic directions to the college and a list of stuff you're not allowed to bring. If you're worried, call the college, or better still drop your college parents an email and see what they say. Failing that, I used to work at Exeter, so it's anything concerning basics about the college envrionment I may be able to help.