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Official Imperial Applicants Thread (2012 Entry)

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    hey guys has anyone here applied to imperial with their ib ?
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    (Original post by Cesium)
    hey guys has anyone here applied to imperial with their ib ?
    Yep, for subjects like biology the standard offer is 38 while for engineering and physics is much higher at like 41 or 42 i think.
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    (Original post by sammythealleycat)
    Yep, for subjects like biology the standard offer is 38 while for engineering and physics is much higher at like 41 or 42 i think.
    yeah i got my offer for aeronautical engineering, 40 points in total with 7s in hl physics and maths.

    but to be honest i really think its a lot, i mean the university is just very demanding, like cambridge and oxford.

    have you finished your ib course ?
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    I have a question: With so much to do in a such a thriving city (bars, restaurants, museums, shopping, theatres, clubs, etc), why is there so much complaint on TSR about the social life at Imperial? What exactly is the main problem that many people have with the social life?

    I'm finding it really hard to choose between Imperial and Durham. The main downsides for me are the cost and the gender ratio.
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    (Original post by crazyalex)
    Applied for Chemistry Msci got an offer of AAA for Material Sciences - not sure whether to accept or stick with Southampton:confused:
    Definitely Southampton if your heart is set on Chemistry. Imperial has a massive reputation for science, but there is no point picking it if you don't really have an interest in materials science.
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    (Original post by Cesium)
    Hey, I got an offer from Aero as well ) whats ur offer ?
    Congratulations to you! I got a conditional offer.

    See you at Imperial?
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    do they still give offers during vacation period? and how long is their vacation at imperial?
    my application was completed om February 20 and i still didn't hear anything from them
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    (Original post by bmqib)
    Nope, what are the advantages of choosing Imperial over UCL?
    Employers prefer IC over UCL. More bankers from IC than UCL. I don't know. IC is better in terms of everything except for the boy:girl ratio imo


    (Original post by bdfzyt)
    Hi~
    I have a question about the condition of the offer.
    My con-offer is A* in math, A * in physics n A in further math.
    If I get Math A*,Further Math A*,Physics A,Chemistry A.
    Is it possible that I am accepted by the college?
    Cheers~!
    Yep. Just an extra grade in Chemistry right? No problem. If it's not specified, they don't care.
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    (Original post by Dark-Myth)
    Employers prefer IC over UCL. More bankers from IC than UCL. I don't know. IC is better in terms of everything except for the boy:girl ratio imo




    Yep. Just an extra grade in Chemistry right? No problem. If it's not specified, they don't care.
    not true at all, far more ucl students in banking than from imperial in summer internships, spring weeks etc. leaving no point in firming imperial over ucl for me.
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    (Original post by bmqib)
    not true at all, far more ucl students in banking than from imperial in summer internships, spring weeks etc. leaving no point in firming imperial over ucl for me.
    What about actual job offers? Gimme some stats.
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    (Original post by Dark-Myth)
    What about actual job offers? Gimme some stats.
    internships lead to full time positions, if imperial students aren't getting as many internships how can they have more job offers?anyway that's not the point and i cba discussing this lol
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    (Original post by vedderfan94)
    I have a question: With so much to do in a such a thriving city (bars, restaurants, museums, shopping, theatres, clubs, etc), why is there so much complaint on TSR about the social life at Imperial? What exactly is the main problem that many people have with the social life?

    I'm finding it really hard to choose between Imperial and Durham. The main downsides for me are the cost and the gender ratio.
    You know that the vast majority of negative press about Imperial on this site comes from students who do not study at and have little or no connection with the uni? The only real thing hindering your social life at Imperial is the workload. When you do get a spare day to do something, there is so much to do around London it's unbelievable.



    (Original post by bmqib)
    not true at all, far more ucl students in banking than from imperial in summer internships, spring weeks etc. leaving no point in firming imperial over ucl for me.
    Okay that's absolutely no problem if you want to firm UCL, you are right to say that UCL is also a fantastic institution.

    However your post is ridiculous, firstly UCL is almost twice the size of Imperial so it's a flawed comparison to begin with. And more importantly, where did you get that so-called fact from? Any proof for that (and preferably not some mindless third-party anecdote)?
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    (Original post by innerhollow)
    You know that the vast majority of negative press about Imperial on this site comes from students who do not study at and have little or no connection with the uni? The only real thing hindering your social life at Imperial is the workload. When you do get a spare day to do something, there is so much to do around London it's unbelievable.





    Okay that's absolutely no problem if you want to firm UCL, you are right to say that UCL is also a fantastic institution and I'm sure you could do very well going there. However this notion that UCL is better than Imperial for banking is absolutely ridiculous.
    there are fewer people from imperial in front office banking than UCL, i'm sure imperial has an edge reputation wise, but saying employers prefer icl over ucl is false. it's a level playing field at that level, hence other factors like social life, workload come into play. are you saying imperial is better for banking than ucl?
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    (Original post by bmqib)
    there are fewer people from imperial in front office banking than UCL, i'm sure imperial has an edge reputation wise, but saying employers prefer icl over ucl is false. it's a level playing field at that level, hence other factors like social life, workload come into play.
    Again, where are you getting these "facts" from?

    are you saying imperial is better for banking than ucl?
    Institutional strength is far from the be-all and end-all. However anyone who knows anything about IB knows that ICL has the edge. Trust me, scores of people from this uni apply to high-end jobs like IB, you do not find that career-driven internship culture at UCL.
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    Pretty much everyone i know who is an investment banker. I'd appreciate if you stopped trying to teach me about banking, there's no difference.
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    I am undecided between UCL (Computer Science International Programme) and Imperial (Computing). I think that I will firm Imperial
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    I will be firming Imperial. I see some complains about the soscial life and workload at Imperial, but I've always had the belief that you make your own experience at university. If you want to go out, meet people, and have fun, you're in London so thats not a problem. You make what you want of your university experience, wherever!
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    (Original post by Barkziee)
    I will be firming Imperial. I see some complains about the soscial life and workload at Imperial, but I've always had the belief that you make your own experience at university. If you want to go out, meet people, and have fun, you're in London so thats not a problem. You make what you want of your university experience, wherever!
    Yeah you're definitely right, I think if you go in with that attitude you'll be able to have a decent uni experience and get a good degree. I'm very happy with my life at this uni and I'm sure you will be too =]
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    (Original post by bmqib)
    Pretty much everyone i know who is an investment banker. I'd appreciate if you stopped trying to teach me about banking, there's no difference.
    Look, we could play this anecdote game all day, you know investment bankers, I know investment bankers... it's just pointless. You have no reasonable, acceptable proof that there are more UCL students in IB FO so don't try and pass it off as fact. I admit my statement about Imperial having an edge is also an assertion, and I am willing to say it's all a bit of guesswork; but please just stop pulling facts out of your ass.
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    (Original post by innerhollow)
    Look, we could play this anecdote game all day, you know investment bankers, I know investment bankers... it's just pointless. You have no reasonable, acceptable proof that there are more UCL students in IB FO so don't try and pass it off as fact. I admit my statement about Imperial having an edge is also an assertion, and I am willing to say it's all a bit of guesswork; but please just stop pulling facts out of your ass.
    Except mine is not an anecdote, it is a fact, and you, who ironically have probably never set foot in a bank would be one of the few who would argue that there are more Imperial grads in fo than UCL. I think you are immature, you probably think saying **** like 'pulling facts out of your ass' makes your opinion more credible. In fact having to put up with higher concentration of people like you was one of the reasons that put me off Imperial.
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