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    I applied for chemical engineering via engineering. For one of the unseen problems, I was so nervous I said sin instead of cos like five times, and actually forgot how to find sin and cos. Then I proceeded to go completely blank while solving basic algebra. The interviewers probably thought 'why is this idiot here?' My second interview was right after the first one (which ran 10 minutes late), so I sprinted from New Court to Chapel Court (St John's) without my coat. It was freezing and I arrived shivering and panting. They must have thought I was having a panic attack.
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    I still have hope, but at the interview instead of saying supply I said "offer" which is the literall transaltion from my own language And part of the interview was me trying to answer to a topic that I only knew part of what they asked, then they realised it was something that I didn't know, so explained me and moved on. BESIDE all this, it went well ahahah
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    (Original post by AMRF)
    I still have hope, but at the interview instead of saying supply I said "offer" which is the literall transaltion from my own language And part of the interview was me trying to answer to a topic that I only knew part of what they asked, then they realised it was something that I didn't know, so explained me and moved on. BESIDE all this, it went well ahahah

    If you have hope you're on the wrong thread buddy - this is no hopers
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    Who wants to cry with me?
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    (Original post by Master219)
    Who wants to cry with me?
    I'll get the ice cream
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    My interview was the most hopeless thing ever. They asked me about the British empire (I'm a geographer) and I didn't even know when the empire was formed/my interviewer looked so bored etc.

    That was in 2013, and having done a gap year, I'm now at Cambridge

    The kids sitting there with 10a*s, talking about how fab their interview was, are not the kids you'll see in freshers week. So don't give up

    P.S Many @ Cambridge get rejected from their original college of application, before being pooled and receiving an offer from a different college a few weeks later
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    (Original post by cappunno18)
    If you have hope you're on the wrong thread buddy - this is no hopers
    I found out that I've been rejected by LSE (in December), not so hopeful rightnow ahahah
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    Thought I'd chime in to soothe some consciences. I had 3 GCSEs (AAC), and at the time of applying had four AS levels BBCC (lolol), and applied under special circumstances as I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome. The interviews went from ok (having a really great chat with the guy from the faculty) to god-awful, (blanking at a question, failing to identify 'to be' in the grammar test...

    No, I didn't get in. But I did get pooled.

    I then went on to get a first class degree from a russell group uni, and a distinction at MA, and now I'm - funding permitting - FINALLY getting in to Cambridge for a PhD.

    CHINS UP.
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    (Original post by russiantea)
    What was the question? Cause I had the same happen to me during my maths interview for Chem eng via natsci
    Basic moments question, I had to find the tension in string holding a plank, I completely ignored reaction force
    The other questions was on resistance

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    (Original post by Reacher65)
    Average GCSE's
    90% UMS average

    At the interview, the guy practically helped me step to step solving the maths problems (applied for Engineering). One time he got me to say the answer to one of the questions out loud, I still stared blankly at the paper, I just froze.

    Most annoying is the fact that only 2 applied from my school and people are expecting us to get in, so I have to face a week of pity and sympathy.

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    what college?


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    I'm so glad I found this thread. I completely screwed up the interviews- one of the interviewers asked me about a 'famous soliloquy' in a Shakespeare play and I couldn't remember a single word of it. I made up some absolute BS and then finished really awkwardly by saying 'So... yeah.' And all my answers were basically crap, and then on the train home I thought of a million better things I could have said but didn't think of at the time.
    The test was only average too. And I got a B in one of my AS's.
    Basically, I've got no chance. But, you know, Cambridge isn't the be all and end all. At least other Uni's will have a less strenuous workload which won't drive you into the ground/
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    (Original post by Reacher65)
    Basic moments question, I had to find the tension in string holding a plank, I completely ignored reaction force
    The other questions was on resistance

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    Aah I see, it will have happened to many though man
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    My grades weren't great to begin with and I did pretty badly at the interviews
    One of my interviewers at one point actually said 'I'm not sure I get what you're saying' :/

    I messed up the Law test pretty badly. I was extremely tired (health issues which they didn't know about because I already had extenuating circumstances for my grades and I didn't want to seem like I'm making excuses at every stage) and barely wrote a page.

    In my other interview, I had a stupid argument with the interviewer.
    (I'd just criticised a controversial law and he had given me hypothetical situation where a guy in a crowd gets stabbed, to show that the law was useful)
    Him: No one knows who stabbed the guy, what would you do then?
    Me: Really? NO ONE knows, is that possible?
    Him: Yes. What would you do then?
    Me: The chances of that happening are pretty slim. I'm pretty sure someone would know...
    Him: No. No one knows. The guy who was stabbed doesn't even know he was stabbed
    Me: ...Are you sure?
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    In one of my interviews, this woman put a tea bag in front of me and said 'tell me what this tea bag means to you' and I literally said 'I don't know? Yum?'
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    (Original post by Fawkesgirl33)
    I'm so glad I found this thread. I completely screwed up the interviews- one of the interviewers asked me about a 'famous soliloquy' in a Shakespeare play and I couldn't remember a single word of it. I made up some absolute BS and then finished really awkwardly by saying 'So... yeah.' And all my answers were basically crap, and then on the train home I thought of a million better things I could have said but didn't think of at the time.
    The test was only average too. And I got a B in one of my AS's.
    Basically, I've got no chance. But, you know, Cambridge isn't the be all and end all. At least other Uni's will have a less strenuous workload which won't drive you into the ground/
    THIS IS EVERYTHING ^^^

    I'm in a v.similar situation and thinking the same stuff... But also, some of us just don't peak at school and hopefully uni will be a chance to really get those top grades and smash the cambridge kids when it comes to jobs <3
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    (Original post by cappunno18)
    In one of my interviews, this woman put a tea bag in front of me and said 'tell me what this tea bag means to you' and I literally said 'I don't know? Yum?'
    Pretty much what I would say tbh :lol: what course have you applied for?

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    although as an applicant for medicine I might mention caffeine and its diuretic effect too :laugh:
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    Medic over here with average bmat and terrible interview! This thread is perfect for me!


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    I know I don't belong in this thread, but I thought I could maybe give a little hope.
    In a physics interview at Oxford I told the interviewers that the earth orbits the sun every month. In a physics interview. And I still somehow got an offer
    Good luck guys.

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    (Original post by CreamyRoss)
    I know I don't belong in this thread, but I thought I could maybe give a little hope.
    In a physics interview at Oxford I told the interviewers that the earth orbits the sun every month. In a physics interview. And I still somehow got an offer
    Good luck guys.

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    GO AWAY DUDE. WE'RE HERE TO MOVE ON AND RECONCILE OURSELVES TO FAILURE WE DON'T WANT HOPE.
    Hence the 'no hopers' name

    TAKE YOUR INSPIRATIONAL ADVICE AND STICK IT UP YO ********
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    (Original post by cappunno18)
    GO AWAY DUDE. WE'RE HERE TO MOVE ON AND RECONCILE OURSELVES TO FAILURE WE DON'T WANT HOPE.
    Hence the 'no hopers' name

    TAKE YOUR INSPIRATIONAL ADVICE AND STICK IT UP YO ********
    Awk be niceeee

    Technically CreamyRoss is a 'no hoper' for cambridge because he got into Oxford :lol:
 
 
 
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