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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Subject: Natural Sciences (Physical)
    College: Christ's
    Outcome (and conditions): A*A*A in any of FM, Physics and Chemistry.
    How did you hear? (email/letter/phone/owl): Letter
    How do you feel? I'm happy but also ****ing gutted a friend of mine didn't get in...
    It's great that you feel for your friend. Last year, when I applied for the first time, I was applying to Oxford, one of my best friends was also applying to Oxford, and the other was applying to Cambridge. One of my best friends got into Oxford, the other got into Cambridge, and I was rejected.
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    (Original post by TVIO)
    I was actually quite ill on the day which sucked, so my brain was really foggy as compared to usual. But if they thought well of me on my worst day, then I must be an OK candidate. So in some way, I'm glad I was ill.
    Definitely! The only mitigating factor I could have pleaded was sleeping just two hours the night before. Other than that I wouldn't really have had any excuse.
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    (Original post by Actaeon)
    Definitely! The only mitigating factor I could have pleaded was sleeping just two hours the night before. Other than that I wouldn't really have had any excuse.
    I was actually getting ready to be annoyed at my friend who gave me the illness (king's cam mathmo with 99% UMS) as he gave it to practically everyone in my friend group and recovered well before his interview, but I guess I don't have to any more. Doesn't matter now, we got in! Whoooo
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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
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    My English paper originally came in as a B, meaning I scraped an A by 3 UMS, which would have made it exceedingly difficult to get into Cambridge for English. I decided to remark it, knowing that since a mark is 4 UMS in English papers at the higher end, if I dropped one mark I'd get a B overall. Waited 3 weeks. It went up 13 UMS.
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    (Original post by Blazora)

    Don't worry - I don't drink either. Three of us together!
    Make that four
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    (Original post by diana99)
    Omg! Well done !!
    I hope to be in your position in 2 years time !

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    Thank you hun! Yes, definitely consider applying! I can't believe I got in lol
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    Wishing I actually knew what college is giving me the offer for Natsci
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    I made a Downing college offer holders thread! If one's already been made please say and link me to it so I'll delete the one I just made haha

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...3#post52834553

    Please go join if applicable
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    (Original post by qwepoizxcmnb)
    Make that four
    Make that 5.
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    (Original post by TVIO)
    Well that's the whole point of having two interviews I s'pose. My first one was with the main guy in charge of compsci at the whole of cambridge and my college and he was not impressed! But the 2nd one went much better (but only the 1st half of it). Important thing is, *they* think we're capable and I think it'd be a bit arrogant to question their judgement when they've been doing this for years. So take comfort in the fact they think we're good enough
    I didn't think of it like that.. I've just been stressing out thinking they've made a mistake. Really is a bit of a boost to the ego :teehee: but makes me think I should stop doubting myself.
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    Does anyone know whether Pembroke emails overseas applicants? Waiting for reply for HSPS, so worried
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    (Original post by SmallWorld_16)
    Wishing I actually knew what college is giving me the offer for Natsci
    I made a list of all the places you're likely to be pooled to this year based on figures :lol: if you're curious
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    Someone make a Pembroke Facebook group! Would be cool to talk to people beyond anonymous TSR accounts.
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    (Original post by ILovePancakes)
    I didn't think of it like that.. I've just been stressing out thinking they've made a mistake. Really is a bit of a boost to the ego :teehee: but makes me think I should stop doubting myself.
    You should! Speaking as someone who's always been fairly insecure about themselves this is something to be proud of. The best university in the world (IMO) thinks we're good enough! That's gotta be worth something.
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    (Original post by username42)
    No-one else has made one so I thought I would.

    Chat about stuff here.

    There's a facebook group here.
    Hey username42, could you possibly put a link on the first post of the thread to the list I'm making of offers on page 6? Think it could be useful to people
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    (Original post by HopefulLawyerHG)
    Well done! I am waiting to find out my new college as well, may I ask how they contacted you? Thanks ������


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    They phoned me, which was a surprise- I was expecting a letter in the next week or so. They sounded really nice, and explained why they had chosen me which was a bit embarrassing and unexpected. They also said that due to the volume of administration, etc., going through at the moment that it might take 2 weeks for the official letter to arrive, but they were reassuring me that it wasn't a mistake and I had really got in.
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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    Thank you hun! Yes, definitely consider applying! I can't believe I got in lol
    Your welcome
    What did u get for GCSE if you dont mind me asking?

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    (Original post by SmallWorld_16)
    Wishing I actually knew what college is giving me the offer for Natsci
    The typical 'pool' colleges are Girton, Homerton, Newnham (girls) and Murray Edwards (girls). Then there's the colleges that are sort of in the middle for applicant numbers, such as Sidney Sussex and Selwyn, which like to take some people from the pool; Churchill often takes arts applicants from the pool because fewer apply to it. However, truthfully it could be any of them. I've even seen Trinity take people from the pool. Those are just the most likely ones.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    So I've seen about 6 of us for NatSci at Christ's :eek:

    20 others ish out there :lol:

    I'm actually super proud I got in with all you people with like 99% ums :rofl:
    99% UMS, I wish!!!!
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    Hey username42, could you possibly put a link on the first post of the thread to the list I'm making of offers on page 6? Think it could be useful to people
    Can you put them into expand tags

    insert college name
    bla bla
 
 
 
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