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    (Original post by cambio wechsel)
    You've got no spread there: Durham, Birmingham, Bath, and York will make you the same offer.

    If you're predicted as you are, throw out Durham for Oxford and stick Bangor down as the fifth.
    I'm pretty confident in my grades, to be honest, so I never thought about having a 'low' reserve, hence the lack of spread in entry requirements.
    I'm still currently refining my application list but I'll certainly start to consider Oxford and UCL as well, alongside throwing out Durham.


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    ...refining my application list
    Lancaster's not far from Liverpool.

    You definitely shouldn't be put off from applying to Oxford because of "fitting-in" issues or concerns about costs, and especially not that second: 8 week terms, college accommodation for three years at some colleges, and some of these as well are ready and able to help out in cases of hardship.

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    (Original post by cambio wechsel)
    Lancaster's not far from Liverpool.

    You definitely shouldn't be put off from applying to Oxford because of "fitting-in" issues or concerns about costs, and especially not that second: 8 week terms, college accommodation for three years at some colleges, and some of these as well are ready and able to help out in cases of hardship.
    Heard that Lancaster is a really nice campus uni - not sure about how the comp sci is there, I'll have to take a look later when I'm fully available.

    And thank you for that quote, it was really reassuring. I'll have to have a proper look around. Besides, I still have 7/8 months until my application deadlines.


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    (Sorry that I'm not quoting - I'm on TSR Mobile) Is that so? Last year when I was looking, STEP was forced for all straight CS courses at both Oxbridge and Warwick.
    How is the general feel at Oxbridge, though? I feel like it would be quite closeted and not much 'fun' - I think it'd be quite hard to relate to being from a lower socioeconomic background (although I could just be stereotyping )


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    Mhm, get rid of Durham, it's pretty weak. Add Oxford or Imperial as your first (maybe Cambridge, depending on your UMS).
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    Mhm, get rid of Durham, it's pretty weak. Add Oxford or Imperial as your first (maybe Cambridge, depending on your UMS).
    Yeah, seems like a plan, to be honest.
    I'll take a look at any available scholarships for a bit of extra finance.

    Thanks.


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