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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    Yeah. There's a group of four of us at my school where the basis of our friendship was our desire to go to Cambridge for Medicine (we started talking about other things a while ago haha). I always felt like the 'dumb' one of the group and I was convinced they'd all get in, apart from myself. But now, two of them were rejected (one of them with better stats than mine) and the other has been pooled but his fate hasn't been decided. I got a direct offer, and I'm stunned. I felt awful when I said 'dw I probably won't get in' and then I get an offer because it was a total rub in the face for them...




    sssssh, you'll love it at cam speaking of which we totally need to organise a meet up I want to meet all of you awesome people!
    Indeed we shall haha, we'll defo organise something anyway
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    Anyone else in the boat where they're the only one out of their friendship group to get in? My best friend and two of my other close friends applied (2 to Oxford, 1 to Cambridge) - all insanely clever, amazing grades, my best friend in particular I figured had a better chance than me for sure - none of them got in. Makes it a bit bittersweet.
    I'm in the opposite situation where literally all of my close friends got offers but it made me realise how heartbreaking it would have been if even one of them didn't, so I really sympathise
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    College: Corpus Christi
    Subject: English
    Conditions: A*AA

    Any other Corpus offer holders? Also, if you have an offer from any of the central colleges - you'll be near me
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Oh I applied to Christ's! When was your interview?
    On Tuesday the 9th (I applied for Biological)
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    Anyone else in the boat where they're the only one out of their friendship group to get in? My best friend and two of my other close friends applied (2 to Oxford, 1 to Cambridge) - all insanely clever, amazing grades, my best friend in particular I figured had a better chance than me for sure - none of them got in. Makes it a bit bittersweet.
    Yeah in my maths class I sit in a row with 2 others, both Oxbridge applicants, both rejected after interview. One other really nice girl is waiting to hear back from the same college as me (for English ) and I really hope it's good news. Otherwise I'm the only one from my school!

    Sorry if this is silly but I remember you saying you go to a really good private school; I'd have expected like 10+ successful candidates. Is this not the case?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Indeed we shall haha, we'll defo organise something anyway
    awesome! and I briefly saw your convo with paradoxicalme saying Downing, Christ's and Emma are really close to each other? that would make meeting up much easier
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    Got to start working.... Anyone else insanely scared of not meeting the requirements now - so much motivation to work! We've got a few months to get into gear; also Jasey, I'm taking advantage of you being at Pembroke.. I love the grounds, but obviously Corpus won it for me.
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    (Original post by JamesJL)
    Got to start working... Anyone else insanely scared of not meeting the requirements now - so much motivation to work! We've got a few months to get into gear, also Jasey, I'm taking advantage of you being at Pembroke because I love the grounds, I had a tour there when I did a residential, but Corpus still won it for me
    You should be grateful you're not a Mathmo! we have STEP !!!!! half of us still arent going to make our offers!


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    (Original post by SmallWorld_16)
    On Tuesday the 9th (I applied for Biological)
    Ah wouldn't have seen you then!

    Our luck was just sour with the applicants numbers. I managed to scrape a place there
    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    awesome! and I briefly saw your convo with paradoxicalme saying Downing, Christ's and Emma are really close to each other? that would make meeting up much easier
    Well we can take turns going into each college, I want to see them allll
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)
    I know it's frustrating, but the fact that you have an offer is freaking amazing! Well done! And if your college is one you haven't heard of (like Robinson - I always forget Robinson exists but it's a lovely college) or an all-girls one or one far out from the centre, honestly don't worry about it too much. The same message I get from all my friends at Oxbridge is that your college will automatically be the best college.
    Thank you I'm sure you're right, well done to you too I'm still going to be constantly checking my school emails on Monday though
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    (Original post by physicsmaths)
    You should be grateful you're not a Mathmo! we have STEP !!!!! half of us still arent going to make our offers!


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    I know.. that's scary too. Just work for it, sure you'll be able to do it! I'm going for all A*'s and hope for the requirements, that's the battle plan
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    College: Trinity
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    Awk, only just found this thread. Any more Trinitarians?
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    (Original post by Elcor)
    Yeah in my maths class I sit in a row with 2 others, both Oxbridge applicants, both rejected after interview. One other really nice girl is waiting to hear back from the same college as me (for English ) and I really hope it's good news. Otherwise I'm the only one from my school!

    Sorry if this is silly but I remember you saying you go to a really good private school; I'd have expected like 10+ successful candidates. Is this not the case?
    Haha, good luck to her! English is amazing

    Last year it was - we have 100 people in each year approx (it's quite a small school I guess) and last year there were 20 applicants, 10 places, 7 people who made the offers I believe (one was a mathmo, one got the A* in the wrong subject, etc). But this year the lack of January modules ****ed us all - last year bad January results gave people a kick up the arse, but we didn't have that. Plus, a few people this year applied to particularly competitive courses and colleges (e.g. Economics at Brasenose). So we have 3 offers this year; 1 Oxford, 2 Cambridge.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Ah wouldn't have seen you then!

    Our luck was just sour with the applicants numbers. I managed to scrape a place there


    Well we can take turns going into each college, I want to see them allll
    YES!! and go to every formal possible omg. I'm such an awful cambridge fan in the sense that I've done no research on my college's traditions and what not so I have no idea what Downing ones are like haha.

    also is anyone considering drawing up a list of the offer holders for quick reference? (For the nosier ones of us, including myself)
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    CONGRATS! ! I would love to be in your position in 2 years time !!. What did you get for GCSE?:rolleyes:

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    (Original post by aprocrastinator)
    YES!! and go to every formal possible omg. I'm such an awful cambridge fan in the sense that I've done no research on my college's traditions and what not so I have no idea what Downing ones are like haha.

    also is anyone considering drawing up a list of the offer holders for quick reference? (For the nosier ones of us, including myself)
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    Omg I hate gowns and stuff though and suits errr
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    (Original post by JamesJL)
    College: Corpus Christi
    Subject: English
    Conditions: A*AA

    Any other Corpus offer holders? Also, if you have an offer from any of the central colleges - you'll be near me
    Woohoo English people! This is going to be so much fun - the English course at Cambridge is epic. Now we just have to make the offers...

    And James, the only other Corpus person on my list is paapercrane.

    (Original post by Jasey)
    I'm in the opposite situation where literally all of my close friends got offers but it made me realise how heartbreaking it would have been if even one of them didn't, so I really sympathise
    I'm glad your friends made it The Oxford rejections came in a while back so people have had time to come to terms with it - they were pre-interview - but it's just so gutting. I wish more of us could have made it.

    Also, by the way, if we both make it in I am totally taking advantage of you being at Pembroke. Pembroke's supposed to have the best food.
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    Has anyone created a facebook group for Christ's offer holders? There seem to be quite a few of us on this thread!
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    (Original post by paradoxicalme)

    I'm glad your friends made it The Oxford rejections came in a while back so people have had time to come to terms with it - they were pre-interview - but it's just so gutting. I wish more of us could have made it.

    Also, by the way, if we both make it in I am totally taking advantage of you being at Pembroke. Pembroke's supposed to have the best food.
    Yeah it must be really gutting, I still feel really bad people who I'm not as close to but didn't make the cut since they were all so deserving!

    And why do you think I chose Pembroke? Everyone is looking forward to punting, lectures and fresher's week. I'm looking forward to my first Pembroke brunch!
 
 
 
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