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    (Original post by elpaw)
    do you really think ad needs more rep? :rolleyes:
    lol no, not at all - but she can have some for being nice though
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    (Original post by edders)
    i think that is my situation along (oxford 1st IC 2nd) with 5 of the other 6 people that were there lol (#6 being cam #1)
    what colleges had they applied for (if you know...)?
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    what colleges had they applied for (if you know...)?
    ummmm wadham, chch, trinity... (forget others)
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    (Original post by edders)
    ummmm wadham, chch, trinity... (forget others)
    How come you can apply to multiple colleges? Am I missing something here?
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    if you read my original post properly youll see the extent of my knowledge of the matter
    Actually!!!!!!!!
    I did read your post properly and it said that the interview was like a Q&A session! That doesn't exactly state whether they asked you knowledge based questions does it. For all I no they could have asked you questions like why did you choose Imperial, what have you got to offer Imperial etc....
    So what type of question did they ask u?
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    How come you can apply to multiple colleges? Am I missing something here?
    ermmmmmm, yes, you are missing something. multiple people can apply to multiple colleges in a one-to-one fashion.
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    How come you can apply to multiple colleges? Am I missing something here?
    I think they are different people?
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    oops beat me to it, I need to learn how to type faster...
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    (Original post by elpaw)
    ermmmmmm, yes, you are missing something. multiple people can apply to multiple colleges in a one-to-one fashion.
    Sorry. I thought you were talking about yourself. That's what happens when you try and decipher the last thread of a string of many.
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    Actually!!!!!!!!
    I did read your post properly and it said that the interview was like a Q&A session! That doesn't exactly state whether they asked you knowledge based questions does it. For all I no they could have asked you questions like why did you choose Imperial, what have you got to offer Imperial etc....
    So what type of question did they ask u?
    you misunderstand.... we asked THEM questions
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    (Original post by edders)
    you misunderstand.... we asked THEM questions
    That defeats the object of an interview somewhat don't it?
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    Sorry. I thought you were talking about yourself. That's what happens when you try and decipher the last thread of a string of many.
    philosophers need to be careful with their language adhsur!
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    That defeats the object of an interview somewhat don't it?
    :rolleyes: as ive already explained, it wasnt really an interview. doh!
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    Well done mate!
    The reason you probably didn't have to go through the standardised interview crap was that you already had sparkling good grades. Are you actually just doing a gap year now, or are you re-taking or what?
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    Well done mate!
    The reason you probably didn't have to go through the standardised interview crap was that you already had sparkling good grades. Are you actually just doing a gap year now, or are you re-taking or what?
    oh thanks dani
    im on a gap yr now yeah. im leaving for the US in january... the oxford interview is the next big thing on the agenda i need to prepare for
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    (Original post by edders)
    well i went up to imperial college in london today for an interview for a 4 year theoretical physics course (MSci)... it wasnt really an interview, more of a Q&A session and a tour, but still it was interesting. so here's my opinion on imperial after seeing it first-hand (points in no particular order)

    pro:
    impressive research record/friendly professors
    excellent facilities (labs/computers/sports etc.)
    nearby to museums/galleries etc (ie a pro of being in london)
    nice accommodation (at least for the first years) in a classy area.
    highly-paid jobs (supposedly) freely available for summer work
    year in europe as part of the course (id want to go to germany) sounds VERY cool!
    good nightlife (id expect!) with big clubs etc.

    cons:
    crappy 60s architecture
    noise/bustle/pollution/crime of london life
    anonymity of living in a big city/student body
    so many international students (it seemed like 50% or more!!).
    expense
    only guaranteed IC accommodation for the first year
    26% female (arrrrrrrrrrgh!!) on physics course. although hopefully there will be lots of ladies doing bio/med etc. to make up the numbers :confused:
    the physicists there seemed kind of geeky (ah well i suppose thats to be expected!) and shy
    -There's no real problem with crime rate in central london, IC is in a very exclusive area. (i.e. potential for a rich broad). Although, you will need to watch out with where you get accommodation after your 1st year.
    -International Students...think you'll come around to seeing that as a plus point if you choose to go to IC, although with such a high figure you do sometimes get the feeling that youre studying abroad.
    -ahh accommodation can be expensive, no doubt, you have to look around a hell of a lot to get it on the cheap, defo possible though.
    -LOL, as for gender ratio, we always joke about what Imperial students do during incredibly boring lectures, exactly what do they stare at?
    -geek...well, yes. There are many other colleges however, and it's easy to get involved with inter-coll matters.
    -as for 2nd choice, yeah, defo for its reputation in academic circles.
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    (Original post by edders)
    oh thanks dani
    im on a gap yr now yeah. im leaving for the US in january... the oxford interview is the next big thing on the agenda i need to prepare for
    have you got the invite yet?
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    (Original post by edders)
    oh thanks dani
    im on a gap yr now yeah. im leaving for the US in january... the oxford interview is the next big thing on the agenda i need to prepare for
    That has just shown me a great advantage of gap years. Instead of slaving away at A2's you can potentially dedicate lots of time to interview preparation!
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    (Original post by edders)
    philosophers need to be careful with their language adhsur!
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    (Original post by Adhsur)
    That has just shown me a great advantage of gap years. Instead of slaving away at A2's you can potentially dedicate lots of time to interview preparation!
    yep
    i barely prepared at all last time, and sent off crap written work because i didnt have the time/energy to write anything decent.

    and nope i havent got the invite yet elpaw, but im sure itll come soon enough
 
 
 
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