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    Anyone doing an arts subject at Lincoln been successful? (Esp. linguists?)
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    (Original post by emilhay6)
    Awesome it does look really nice on the website! I didn't really get to see it because it was dark when I had my interview - but it looks like it has a load of green (which is good for me 'cos I'm a country girl and I need lots of grass) and the site's quite big too which is nice I honestly can't wait! I think that's what's nice about the college system, you get that small group
    Yeah, you'd be right that it has loads of green and is big - I think it's the largest undergraduate college! So where are you from? I'm from Oxfordshire, half an hour away from the university, so I know the area pretty well. Yeah I agree!
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    (Original post by NJ4769)
    Yeah, you'd be right that it has loads of green and is big - I think it's the largest undergraduate college! So where are you from? I'm from Oxfordshire, half an hour away from the university, so I know the area pretty well. Yeah I agree!
    No way! I'm from Oxfordshire too, about half and hour away. What school do you go to?
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    (Original post by NJ4769)
    Yeah, you'd be right that it has loads of green and is big - I think it's the largest undergraduate college! So where are you from? I'm from Oxfordshire, half an hour away from the university, so I know the area pretty well. Yeah I agree!
    Oh right, I didn't know that! I know they have loads of accommodation, which is pretty great because we can pretty much stay there for 3 years if we want I'm from Derbyshire, about half an hour from Derby so I don't know much about Oxford at all, I've only been twice!
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    (Original post by emilhay6)
    Oh right, I didn't know that! I know they have loads of accommodation, which is pretty great because we can pretty much stay there for 3 years if we want I'm from Derbyshire, about half an hour from Derby so I don't know much about Oxford at all, I've only been twice!
    Yeah, in terms of undergraduate numbers I think. Having accommodation guaranteed for three years is a real bonus! Ah right, I think there is another maths Catz offer holder for maths from near Derby, who I met at interview
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    (Original post by un_willing)
    No way! I'm from Oxfordshire too, about half and hour away. What school do you go to?
    That's awesome! I go to Wallingford School, you?
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    (Original post by BJack)
    I'd be surprised if the rooms you stayed in weren't undergrad rooms, as graduate rooms are likely to be rented on continuous licenses that prevent them from being used during interviews. There are some unfathomably large rooms dotted around — unfortunately, I have misplaced my copy of the Magdalen accommodation guide so cannot offer any proof of the three room set with a shower large enough to fit a netball team.
    Oh wow! :O the person who gets that room every year must be reluctant for the year to end...

    (Original post by EvasiveRose)
    Haha. That's fair enough. Oooh, I'd actually prefer that. I don't like large spaces very much
    Yeah, they can feel imposing my room when I stayed was the right size, had a little platform at the back with the desk and chairs on and my bed was a step down. My room had a piano in it too - shame I can't play very well :')
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    (Original post by NJ4769)
    That's awesome! I go to Wallingford School, you?
    Yeah same, what a coincidence Nathan! It's like this conversation was planned! xoxoxo
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    (Original post by admissionshost)
    Rooms are allocated when offers are confirmed in August after the A-level results. Practice may vary a bit depending on how colleges run accommodation, but incoming Freshers will usually be asked to indicate what price band of room is preferred and will be given a form to complete. Allocation to rooms within each band is random and since it is done when the final list of Freshers is known, there is no disadvantage to Open Offer holders.

    Some more information that may be useful. College JCRs run 'college parent' schemes - typically incoming Freshers receive a letter written by current students, one of whom normally does the same course, with some arrival tips. In Freshers' week there is also typically a 'parents' dinner' organised by your student parents. Open Offer holders have parents on standby at the underwriting college; if the receiving college is different, you will still get a parents' letter. Similarly, I think that the Facebook pages set up by JCRs happen quite late and that Open Offer holders can join these in advance of arrival since here is a gap of nearly two months between A-level confirmation and arrival.
    Brilliant thankyou!
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    (Original post by bindybobee)
    Subject: Materials Science
    College: Mansfield
    Offer: A*AA
    County/City: Milton Keynes

    How you feel: Absolutely thrilled! But also like I've cheated the system - surely they've gotten me mixed up with someone else?! Either that or everybody else who was interviewed at my college had the inability to speak, because I was convinced that that was the only way I'd be deemed an able candidate!!!

    I'm also perplexed why I gained my first choice college and not my second choice since, for a huge number of reasons, my second choice interview went so much better! My first choice interview was early in the morning (8:30 am!!) so I was barely awake, forgot everything in my personal statement, spent 5x longer doing calculations than I normally would, wasn't in the mood to meet new people, and on top of that I had a lot of difficulty understanding my interviewers accent (sorry interviewer I didn't mean to be rude!!) So you can understand why I thought that I would never get an offer, let alone from my first choice college when my other interview was so much more successful

    According to the Briscoe spreadsheet (thankyou flute!!) no one has even applied to Oxford from my school for at least eight years. This year six people applied, five people got interview and three people were given offers. I think that maybe our "disadvantaged school" status has come in to play? It's definitely one of the reasons I got a place on UNIQ!
    What is the Briscoe spreadsheet? Does It have figures from all schools?
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    (Original post by hoollsss)
    What is the Briscoe spreadsheet? Does It have figures from all schools?
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...ttachment.xlsx

    I think it has all schools (as far back as 2006)
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    (Original post by un_willing)
    Yeah same, what a coincidence Nathan! It's like this conversation was planned! xoxoxo
    Nice to see you on TSR Will
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    (Original post by EvasiveRose)
    Was there any large difference between the two? I personally quite liked St Johns' accommodation although I was given quite a large room for my stay and felt a bit like 'there's too much space'
    (As a curious St John's student...) where were you placed during interviews?
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    (Original post by BJack)
    a shower large enough to fit a netball team.
    Is there an interesting story underling this comment?
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    Is there an interesting story underling this comment?
    Not one that I'm at liberty to disclose. :pierre:
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    (Original post by studentmum2345)
    Just one more point. Until you get your insurance offer (especially courses like medicine) I would recommend not to post anything in open facebook groups or twitter regarding Oxford Conditional offer
    I can see why you'd say this, but I really can't see other universities noticing or paying any attention.
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    (Original post by Molly_xox)
    Oh wow! :O the person who gets that room every year must be reluctant for the year to end...



    Yeah, they can feel imposing my room when I stayed was the right size, had a little platform at the back with the desk and chairs on and my bed was a step down. My room had a piano in it too - shame I can't play very well :')
    Wow. Your room creates a lovely image in my mind Small but comfy

    (Original post by fluteflute)
    (As a curious St John's student...) where were you placed during interviews?
    I don't remember the name of the building . It was near the car park opposite the Larkin and Prestwich rooms, that's as far as my great descriptive skills go . Do you know what building I'm on about?
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    (Original post by EvasiveRose)
    I don't remember the name of the building . It was near the car park opposite the Larkin and Prestwich rooms, that's as far as my great descriptive skills go . Do you know what building I'm on about?
    Probably Middleton Hall

    There are some ridiculous rooms in there I think (I've not actually spent any time in one, just showed a few people to them!)
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    Was a bit bummed to find out that Worcester doesn't have wifi in its rooms whilst I was at interview - I also didn't get 4G much inside the college either. Anyone have advice on this situation especially seeing as my Mac doesn't have an Ethernet port
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    At the beginning of the year I was pretty confident I would get at least 3 As but now, after getting an offer, I'm terrified that I won't get them and now I'm really doubting myself.

    Anyone else feel like that?

    Congrats to everyone though!
 
 
 
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