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    (Original post by LHC)
    I know it's sucks so much having to wait :L yes i am it's my first choice so i really really hope i get accepted but no one knows what "does it" for edinburgh so we'll have to wait and see
    Yeah, not sure my nerves will be in a great state if it takes 'til March to get offers...
    Cool, there seem to be quite a few of us medics hanging around Where else did you end up applying?
    The mysteries of the selection... I'm just hoping that the new separate quotas for how many Scots vs. English get into the course don't work against me!
    Good luck with everything!
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    (Original post by imnotherehonest)
    Yeah, not sure my nerves will be in a great state if it takes 'til March to get offers...
    Cool, there seem to be quite a few of us medics hanging around Where else did you end up applying?
    The mysteries of the selection... I'm just hoping that the new separate quotas for how many Scots vs. English get into the course don't work against me!
    Good luck with everything!
    Haha yeah same :L It's such a long time to wait if they were going to reject me, I wish they'd do it sooner than later so that I wouldn't have to worry for months on end! Hehe yeah there are several of us and many more scattered around tsr, worrying in other threads :L the other universities I am applying to are dundee, aberdeen and st Andrews, what about you ?
    Oh yeah i forgot about that :O I think it's supposed to help Scottish students :/ where abouts are you from ?
    Good luck to you too
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    I've applied for History. Very much hoping for an offer! :crossedf:
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    im applying for law! but i highly highly doubt i'll get in. its a long shot but i'll regret it if i dont apply!
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    (Original post by LHC)
    Haha yeah same :L It's such a long time to wait if they were going to reject me, I wish they'd do it sooner than later so that I wouldn't have to worry for months on end! Hehe yeah there are several of us and many more scattered around tsr, worrying in other threads :L the other universities I am applying to are dundee, aberdeen and st Andrews, what about you ?
    Oh yeah i forgot about that :O I think it's supposed to help Scottish students :/ where abouts are you from ?
    Good luck to you too
    Well, hopefully that won't happen :crossedf: Think positive!
    Ooh, all Scottish ones! I've applied to Oxford, Imperial and Southampton. I'm from Surrey in the south of England so Scotland's a long way away! I really liked Edinburgh though (and maybe being ages away from my family isn't such a bad thing :L)
    Not sure it's really to help anyone, I think it's just because of the fees thing and they need a number to give to the government... :confused:
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    ok so i was pretty sure edinburgh was going to be one of my choices, then my friend warned me that they rarely accept english students, or they are extremely picky.

    now im worried about choosing it for international relations
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    (Original post by maxcartwright)
    ok so i was pretty sure edinburgh was going to be one of my choices, then my friend warned me that they rarely accept english students, or they are extremely picky.

    now im worried about choosing it for international relations
    It's a myth, as this the FAQs on this thread will show: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1805509

    My son's there and there are hardly any Scots on his course!
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    (Original post by Qwertyuip)
    Ah cool. I'm from New Zealand. What are you applying for?
    I'm not sure. Either Psychology and Linguistics or Psychology and Business Studies... You?

    Have you submitted your application yet? I haven't... I want to do my essays for US universities first...
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    (Original post by maxcartwright)
    ok so i was pretty sure edinburgh was going to be one of my choices, then my friend warned me that they rarely accept english students, or they are extremely picky.

    now im worried about choosing it for international relations
    As carnationlilyrose says, the part about English students is a load of rubbish. However, they are obviously picky. For entry to the university in 2010, IR received 836 applications, of which 86 received offers of a place, and 36 turned up to take them up. So only 10% of applicants got an offer at all in IR.
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    (Original post by cricket123)
    I'm not sure. Either Psychology and Linguistics or Psychology and Business Studies... You?

    Have you submitted your application yet? I haven't... I want to do my essays for US universities first...
    History. Yeah I did mine a couple of weeks ago. In NZ it's just a matter of applying, you don't need to do essays or anything. Anyway, good luck with your applications!
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    (Original post by imnotherehonest)
    Well, hopefully that won't happen :crossedf: Think positive!
    Ooh, all Scottish ones! I've applied to Oxford, Imperial and Southampton. I'm from Surrey in the south of England so Scotland's a long way away! I really liked Edinburgh though (and maybe being ages away from my family isn't such a bad thing :L)
    Not sure it's really to help anyone, I think it's just because of the fees thing and they need a number to give to the government... :confused:
    I know yeah, I live in Scotland and get then for free so It's the easier option wow oxford :O? Is that your first choice ? Ah yeah that is far away :P yeah Edinburgh is such a beautiful place, way more beautiful than Glasgow well, I'm not sure but i was told one of the main reasons was that the universities weren't getting enough money from the Scottish government so because they could get lots of money from English students, they'd choose them over us. So the Scottish government had to introduce a cap which indirectly can help Scottish students in places like Edinburgh where they tend to have more English students than Scottish :P
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    (Original post by kirsti)
    im applying for law! but i highly highly doubt i'll get in. its a long shot but i'll regret it if i dont apply!
    I felt exactly the same way when I applied 5 years ago. Then I got the unconditional offer. So go for it, and you might be seeing me as your tutor in a year's time.
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    applying for medicine second time round, and for medicinal & biological chemistry
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    Are all offers given out in march or just for medicine?
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    (Original post by alt31)
    Are all offers given out in march or just for medicine?
    i got my chemistry offer last year in december. i think they give them out on a rolling basis, but any people who are 'maybes' will get kept later until they've looked through everyone?
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    (Original post by alt31)
    Are all offers given out in march or just for medicine?
    (Original post by atomos)
    i got my chemistry offer last year in december. i think they give them out on a rolling basis, but any people who are 'maybes' will get kept later until they've looked through everyone?
    Offers will be given earlier for science subjects that Arts and Humanities, simply because they are less oversubscribed and have less applications to look through. But the process is famously inscrutable. Trying to make sense of it is pretty much pointless.

    It's torturous, but you just have to wait, really.
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    (Original post by NeoNerd)
    Trying to make sense of it is pretty much pointless.
    ...or possibly the future topic for a 6000 word peer reviewed journal article? Sounds like academia to me!
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    (Original post by nearlyheadlessian)
    ...or possibly the future topic for a 6000 word peer reviewed journal article? Sounds like academia to me!
    Heh heh heh!

    We were encouraged to write a thesis on why dispositions in Scotland start with "ALL and WHOLE". Academia....
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    (Original post by LHC)
    I know yeah, I live in Scotland and get then for free so It's the easier option wow oxford :O? Is that your first choice ? Ah yeah that is far away :P yeah Edinburgh is such a beautiful place, way more beautiful than Glasgow well, I'm not sure but i was told one of the main reasons was that the universities weren't getting enough money from the Scottish government so because they could get lots of money from English students, they'd choose them over us. So the Scottish government had to introduce a cap which indirectly can help Scottish students in places like Edinburgh where they tend to have more English students than Scottish :P
    I guess there's not exactly any point paying 9 grand for something you can get for free, huh? :rolleyes:
    Yeah, talk about stressful; last year no one at my school got into Oxbridge so the pressure's on! I don't know if it would be my first choice if it weren't for the whole Oxbridge name being so highly thought of, but if I could get in it would be amazing... :crossedf:
    Lol, in England they're saying that Scotland is just going to be more competitive because all the amazing candidates (probably such as yourself ) won't apply to Oxbridge or other UK unis and will all be competing for the Scottish places. Then again everyone seems convinced that Edinburgh is biased against them specifically because they're English/go to private school/go to state school/because their name begins with a 'C'...
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    (Original post by imnotherehonest)
    I guess there's not exactly any point paying 9 grand for something you can get for free, huh? :rolleyes:
    Yeah, talk about stressful; last year no one at my school got into Oxbridge so the pressure's on! I don't know if it would be my first choice if it weren't for the whole Oxbridge name being so highly thought of, but if I could get in it would be amazing... :crossedf:
    Lol, in England they're saying that Scotland is just going to be more competitive because all the amazing candidates (probably such as yourself ) won't apply to Oxbridge or other UK unis and will all be competing for the Scottish places. Then again everyone seems convinced that Edinburgh is biased against them specifically because they're English/go to private school/go to state school/because their name begins with a 'C'...
    Yep haha :L i don't fancy the idea of huge amounts of debt when it isn't necessary :P and my parents were like "don't even think about it" :L if it wasn't for the fees, I would have applied to cambridge I love the place (I'm from there), and would love to go back wow no one got in :O? We had 9 people apply last year from our school and only one got in :/ yeah you would easily get employed if you went to oxbridge
    haha really :L? No i am not an amazing candidate my ukcat score is pretty rubbish :P Well, put it this way, 9 applied from my school last year and only 3 are applying this year :L Yeah I know, it's funny the rumours that go around :L at the open day the woman specifically said that you wont be at a disadvantage if you're english or go to a private school :P I have wealthy, snobby relatives in england who we never see and one of my cousins went to a private school, applied for medicine and never got in. She claims it's because she went to a private school but we all secretly know it's because she wasn't good enough :P

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