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My friend Kerrie, who has just started a master’s program at Oxford, has just become the latest of the Oxford bloggers. Thankfully, it seems that her arrival was somewhat less sodden and confusing than mine was.

Oxophiles and any Oxonian readers I have retained, take note.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Kerrie October 3, 2008 at 4:46 pm

LOL, thanks Milan. Your arrival was confusing? …Should I have gone to my international orientation then??

Milan October 3, 2008 at 4:49 pm

Finding my way from the train station to Wadham College, on foot with all my posessions on my back in the pouring rain, was confusing.

The only worthwhile thing about my international orientations was meeting Margaret Irving.

That, and getting my first sense of just how absurdly long it takes to get a bank account.

Kerrie October 3, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Hmm, I’m a little worried about the banking myself. I didn’t give Barclay’s a second chance after they refused to change my Ghanaian cedis (do you know how many Barclay’s there are in Ghana? That is bullshit!). Then HSBC told me I needed a letter. Then I just got lazy.

Anyhoo, I’ll sort it out.

Milan October 3, 2008 at 4:59 pm

Posts involving the (poor) state of commercial banking for foreign students in the UK:

NatWest: a very poor bank, indeed
Creepy stuff
Seeking banking advice from Britons
Another productive day (scroll down)
Milan: Creature of the night
Time with Emily
IR induction

My posts were so much more personal back then…

Kerrie October 3, 2008 at 7:38 pm

Ouch! Sounds like a huge inconvenience!

Well I’ll report back on how HSBC goes, it’s weird because I already have an HSBC account in Canada but I have to start with square one with them.

Milan October 3, 2008 at 7:40 pm

Partly, it is because of the money laundering laws created to screen all suspicious foreigners.

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