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    (Original post by qwerty1993)
    Snapp. i applied early octoberr as well. I rang them up and they said therrs three open days. so its not the end of the world if we havnt heard anything yettt
    Well, the December 14th one is already over, so there are two left. One in january and one in february.
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    could anyone who went to the open day in december give us an idea of what the exam/test was like? was there any logic involved? how many questions were there/how long was the test and were they quite abstract or did they follow on well from the lecture?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by AbercrombyReid)
    could anyone who went to the open day in december give us an idea of what the exam/test was like? was there any logic involved? how many questions were there/how long was the test and were they quite abstract or did they follow on well from the lecture?

    Thanks!
    yh that would be useful
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    I was fortunate enough to be invited to the December 14th Assessment Day!

    The good news is that you do not need to go over your personal statement or spend time doing extra reading to prepare for the assessment day.

    The lecture was around one hour long, perhaps slightly longer, and was on topics which required no prior philosophical knowledge at all. The assessment, the contents of which are likely to be different for each set of attendees, consisted of 4 questions, all around 10 minutes each. The Professor made it absolutely clear that he was assessing our responses based on what we understood from the contents of the lecture, he explicitly said that he would not like us to bring in any knowledge we have gained from additional reading or prior study of the subject and if we did so it would not be credited.

    Overall, it was a worthwhile experience although I am not holding out much hope for an offer. The admissions statistics that we were given were very vague, but I think I estimated around a quarter of applicants are invited to an assessment day, after that it depends on the exact course you've applied for and the number of students they will be accepting onto that course in each academic year.
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    Anyone heard anything going for Philosophy and Art History? I have the open day on the 11th, but I remember them saying something about seeing unseen photographs and analysing them for art history, but is this just done separately to the philosophy day?
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    Anyone have any idea if there will be another open day, for those not invited to Jan 14th?
    or should we expect rejection ......
    Thanks
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    Any Phil/Eco firmers :P ?
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    (Original post by prospectiveoxonian)
    Any Phil/Eco firmers :P ?
    I'm assuming you got an offer?
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    (Original post by Mr Inquisitive)
    I'm assuming you got an offer?
    Well, not an offer but invitation to submit essays as I'm non-UK international! I asked as I wanted to know if they've started dishing out final decisions
    Anyway, good luck to you
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    (Original post by Mr Inquisitive)
    I'm assuming you got an offer?
    Seems you are the first one here to hold an offer. Congrats
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    (Original post by prospectiveoxonian)
    Well, not an offer but invitation to submit essays as I'm non-UK international! I asked as I wanted to know if they've started dishing out final decisions
    Anyway, good luck to you
    Thanks, got my offer though.

    (Original post by Schlegel)
    Seems you are the first one here to hold an offer. Congrats
    Thanks very much - and good luck!
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    (Original post by Mr Inquisitive)
    Thanks, got my offer though.



    Thanks very much - and good luck!
    Many congratulations!
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    Any idea when the next invitation days are/how many more there are? I've not heard back other than confirmation which is very off-putting as well as unexpected.
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    (Original post by cmguttridge)
    Any idea when the next invitation days are/how many more there are? I've not heard back other than confirmation which is very off-putting as well as unexpected.
    February. I assume it's the second week, Wednesday; if not, third week, Wednesday.
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    Any update on Philosophy/Economics? Anyone?
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    I wonder how many people get the essay questions or the invitation for open day.
    Are the applicants narrowed down a lot already?
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    I recently got an email with the essay questions (Phil MA)
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    (Original post by MA8031)
    I wonder how many people get the essay questions or the invitation for open day.
    Are the applicants narrowed down a lot already?
    The essay request was worded in a way that makes one feel like the applicants were narrowed down. I don't know, but everyone I know who applied to UCL phil department got the request They might have or they might've not, it's not as if it cost them anything by asking even unpromising candidates too. It's their interest to select the best applicants, so the more people they ask the more unlikely they miss some hidden talent that might have had a spark in the essays...
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    Thanks for your reply. What is the average ib/a level standard of the people around you who applied for UCL phil? i'm just asking because it would motivate me more to do well in this essay
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    and are the doing single honours phil or a combined phil+econ etc?
 
 
 
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