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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    A*A*A*A*. I'm in a similar position to you in terms of visiting, I've only seen UCL and Imperial's departments. I definitely agree that Imperial has a lot of "Wow" factor, their earth science facilities look amazing. Imperial would be a no-brainer for me, were it not for the issue of accommodation. UCL's earth sciences department is small - although I definitely wouldn't say it's a bad thing - but it doesn't look as exciting as Imperial. It'd be way cheaper for me though since I could stay at home. I've also not been to Southampton. Have you submitted your UCAS yet?
    Woahh four A*'s that's unbelievable. I guess with those predicted grades you can choose whatever uni you want lol.

    And no not yet, my school's set the UCAS deadline for non-Oxbridge applicants for next Friday so I'll most likely submit it sometime next week.
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    Woahh four A*'s that's unbelievable. I guess with those predicted grades you can choose whatever uni you want lol.

    And no not yet, my school's set the UCAS deadline for non-Oxbridge applicants for next Friday so I'll most likely submit it sometime next week.
    That's quite an early deadline - ours is in late November! Well anyway, best of luck for your application! What are you particularly interested in with Geophysics?
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    That's quite an early deadline - ours is in late November! Well anyway, best of luck for your application! What are you particularly interested in with Geophysics?
    Thanks! And I'm mainly interested in the tectonics side- earthquakes, volcanoes, hazard detection that sort of thing. Really not sure at the moment about what sort of job I would go into after uni though.
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    Thanks! And I'm mainly interested in the tectonics side- earthquakes, volcanoes, hazard detection that sort of thing. Really not sure at the moment about what sort of job I would go into after uni though.
    That definitely sounds really interesting! You've got plenty of time to worry about careers :P
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    Hi future geologists/earth scientists!
    I will be applying to:
    Imperial A*AA-AAA (The online entry requirements say A*AA, but the prospectus says AAA...)
    Durham AAA
    Leeds AAB-ABB
    Manchester AAA-ABB
    Portsmouth 260-320 UCAS points
    In terms of open days, i have visited Leeds and Manchester uni and i don't know yet my predicted grades :P
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    (Original post by Imranfr0)
    Hi future geologists/earth scientists!
    I will be applying to:
    Imperial A*AA-AAA (The online entry requirements say A*AA, but the prospectus says AAA...)
    Durham AAA
    Leeds AAB-ABB
    Manchester AAA-ABB
    Portsmouth 260-320 UCAS points
    In terms of open days, i have visited Leeds and Manchester uni and i don't know yet my predicted grades :P
    For Imperial, their entry requirements have changed from when the prospectus was printed. When I went to their Earth Sciences open day earlier this year, they said that whilst their minimum offer was AAA, virtually everyone would get offers of A*AA or above (apparently it's not uncommon to get A*A*A offers or even higher). It appears that since then, they've decided to raise the minimum offer to A*AA.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    For Imperial, their entry requirements have changed from when the prospectus was printed. When I went to their Earth Sciences open day earlier this year, they said that whilst their minimum offer was AAA, virtually everyone would get offers of A*AA or above (apparently it's not uncommon to get A*A*A offers or even higher). It appears that since then, they've decided to raise the minimum offer to A*AA.
    Right, I was confused before. Thanks for the 'update' lol.
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    (Original post by Imranfr0)
    Hi future geologists/earth scientists!
    I will be applying to:
    Imperial A*AA-AAA (The online entry requirements say A*AA, but the prospectus says AAA...)
    Durham AAA
    Leeds AAB-ABB
    Manchester AAA-ABB
    Portsmouth 260-320 UCAS points
    In terms of open days, i have visited Leeds and Manchester uni and i don't know yet my predicted grades :P
    Earth Sciences at Imperial for 2014 entry the offers were A*AA or AAAA. But as Chlorophile has pointed out Imperial do seem to play around with their offers. My daughters offer was A*AAA. I am aware they have given even higher offers but these non standard offers are based on your A level predictions.

    Good luck.
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    Anyone have a favourite rock/mineral? :P Obligatory for any Earth Sciences thread. Mine's Labradorite.


    This is the beautiful sample they have in UCL's rock room. I saw it on their open day, it was very exciting!
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    Anyone have a favourite rock/mineral? :P Obligatory for any Earth Sciences thread. Mine's Labradorite.


    This is the beautiful sample they have in UCL's rock room. I saw it on their open day, it was very exciting!
    Oh I love labradorite. I actually have my own sample of the stuff . I don't think I have a favourite rock or mineral though. I've seen so many that I can't decide. You'll also find that different samples of the same type can vary a lot, with some being far more attractive than others.

    Good luck with your 2015 applications everyone. It doesn't feel that long ago since I was posting in the applicants thread about applying, but that was a few years ago now! I studied Earth Sciences at Imperial College, so feel free to ask me about the course and university.
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    (Original post by Zottula)
    Oh I love labradorite. I actually have my own sample of the stuff . I don't think I have a favourite rock or mineral though. I've seen so many that I can't decide. You'll also find that different samples of the same type can vary a lot, with some being far more attractive than others.

    Good luck with your 2015 applications everyone. It doesn't feel that long ago since I was posting in the applicants thread about applying, but that was a few years ago now! I studied Earth Sciences at Imperial College, so feel free to ask me about the course and university.
    Any idea where I could get hold of some Labradorite? I've had a look around but the only samples I've found are annoying polished shapes or pebbles.
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    Any idea where I could get hold of some Labradorite? I've had a look around but the only samples I've found are annoying polished shapes or pebbles.
    Aaah I had that problem when looking for obsidian. I just wanted a nice natural lump of the stuff. My labradorite sample was a gift from someone, but I'm pretty sure they got it off ebay. You may have to keep looking around for a while I'm afraid. A lot of my rocks and minerals are samples I found myself in the field, or passed to me from someone else.
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    (Original post by Zottula)
    Aaah I had that problem when looking for obsidian. I just wanted a nice natural lump of the stuff. My labradorite sample was a gift from someone, but I'm pretty sure they got it off ebay. You may have to keep looking around for a while I'm afraid. A lot of my rocks and minerals are samples I found myself, or passed to me from someone else.
    I'll keep a look out. Thanks!
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    (Original post by Joules hebden)
    Earth Sciences at Imperial for 2014 entry the offers were A*AA or AAAA. But as Chlorophile has pointed out Imperial do seem to play around with their offers. My daughters offer was A*AAA. I am aware they have given even higher offers but these non standard offers are based on your A level predictions.

    Good luck.
    Hi, i sent them an email and as Chlorophile said, they have changed the entry requirements for this year. Thanks and good luck for your daughter as well!
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    Anyone have a favourite rock/mineral? :P Obligatory for any Earth Sciences thread. Mine's Labradorite.


    This is the beautiful sample they have in UCL's rock room. I saw it on their open day, it was very exciting!
    Mine is this basalt lava from the Afar region in the horn of Africa . I got them from a lecture xD.
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    (Original post by Imranfr0)
    Mine is this basalt lava from the Afar region in the horn of Africa . I got them from a lecture xD.
    I wish I'd been to a lecture where they gave out free rocks D:
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    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    I wish I'd been to a lecture where they gave out free rocks D:
    I understand, it's pretty hard to go to a lecture where things are given away! Specially rocks from other places
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    I applied the other day to UCL,imperial, oxford, southampton and durham and now I'm beginning the long wait to hear back. The prospect of interviews at 4 out of my 5 choices is slightly daunting :/
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    Thanks! And I'm mainly interested in the tectonics side- earthquakes, volcanoes, hazard detection that sort of thing. Really not sure at the moment about what sort of job I would go into after uni though.
    This is what I am interested in too! Are you applying for Bsc or Msci? Imperial seems like the dream university to me but not sure I could get the predicted grades needed to even be considered! but I think UCLs course appeals more to me
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    This is what I am interested in too! Are you applying for Bsc or Msci? Imperial seems like the dream university to me but not sure I could get the predicted grades needed to even be considered! but I think UCLs course appeals more to me

    I applied for Msci as if you considering a job in the industry afterwards it's probably far more reputable than an bsc. Saying that you could always do a msci afterward.


    I like the whole earthquakes and hazard detection part of courses too and yes imperial is my favourite too!

    Which degree are you considering more bsc or msci?
 
 
 
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