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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Has anyone heard back from Surrey yet?

    About to apply and don't like the sound of waiting months for most of my choices lol.
    Yeah i got an offer from them on the 5th Oct Good luck with your application!
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    (Original post by mintiess)
    I'm applying to Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Stirling and Strathclyde for economics and international relations, and I sent my application last tuesday. So far I've got emails from Dundee and Aberdeen but no offers yet I'm so anxious because this is all so strange for me, I'm from Finland and none of my teachers or friends had even heard about UCAS before I told them I've just been reading this forum in order to get some tips haha
    You really want to go to Scotland, don't you?


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    (Original post by Blancosdos)
    Does being Head boy affect your application negatively?
    Answers please,would appreciate.
    Not at all, it will be beneficial if you can show you can manage your responsibilities as head boy alongside your studies - time management is important. The worst it'll do is not matter at all, so it's definitely worth including!
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    Desperately waiting for an offer from Warwick so I can concentrate on my trip to Europe. Since you got an offer, who give a **** to school?


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    (Original post by Blancosdos)
    Does being Head boy affect your application negatively?
    Answers please,would appreciate.
    I've heard that :/ don't know why or how true it is but the guy from my school last year had literally perfect grades and everything and didn't even get an interview at Oxford!
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    (Original post by cogito.)
    Desperately waiting for an offer from Warwick so I can concentrate on my trip to Europe. Since you got an offer, who give a **** to school?


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    Who's got an offer?!

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    (Original post by Blancosdos)
    Does being Head boy affect your application negatively?
    Answers please,would appreciate.
    (Original post by Lauren1498x)
    I've heard that :/ don't know why or how true it is but the guy from my school last year had literally perfect grades and everything and didn't even get an interview at Oxford!
    Being head boy/girl has *no* impact on Oxbridge, positive or negative. They are only interested in academic performance. Your school colleague will have had an issue elsewhere in his application.

    OP, other universities may view it as a small positive but never a negative.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Being head boy/girl has *no* impact on Oxbridge, positive or negative. They are only interested in academic performance. Your school colleague will have had an issue elsewhere in his application.

    OP, other universities may view it as a small positive but never a negative.

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    Thats good. Btw,what happens if your school is a bad one,with gcse performance below the national average,does that get taken into account?I mean i got excellent grades(in comparison to my school) however i know my grades are not perceived to be as good for OXbridge.
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    (Original post by charlie_rhia_x)
    Cambridge, Birmingham, Nottingham and Royal Holloway! Good luck with all of yours 😊

    Hi from a fellow Cambridge English applicant! Which college have you gone for?

    My other choices are Durham, UCL and Exeter )
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    (Original post by Blancosdos)
    Thats good. Btw,what happens if your school is a bad one,with gcse performance below the national average,does that get taken into account?I mean i got excellent grades(in comparison to my school) however i know my grades are not perceived to be as good for OXbridge.
    Both Cambridge and Oxford assess the contextual data around your application.

    e.g. Cambridge: http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...ontextual-data
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    (Original post by asmuse123)
    You really want to go to Scotland, don't you?


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    Some of us don't pay fees in Scotland
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    (Original post by dorababy1995)
    Hi from a fellow Cambridge English applicant! Which college have you gone for?

    My other choices are Durham, UCL and Exeter )
    Hi! I'm applying to Queens', what about you? Good luck 😊 how are you feeling about the ELAT?
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    (Original post by charlie_rhia_x)
    Hi! I'm applying to Queens', what about you? Good luck 😊 how are you feeling about the ELAT?

    Wolfson for me (I'm 21). Well, I'd be stressing myself out to exhaustion, but there are no pre-interview tests at the mature colleges (except for medicine and maybe a few other subjects, but not English). Instead, I'll be taking a shorter version of the ELAT (i.e. a test similar to the ELAT, but with one/two passsages instead of six) on the day of the interview if I get an interview.
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    (Original post by dorababy1995)
    Wolfson for me (I'm 21). Well, I'd be stressing myself out to exhaustion, but there are no pre-interview tests at the mature colleges (except for medicine and maybe a few other subjects, but not English). Instead, I'll be taking a shorter version of the ELAT (i.e. a test similar to the ELAT, but with one/two passsages instead of six) on the day of the interview if I get an interview.
    Oh wow, I'm so worried about it so I envy you (I don't envy that you still have to do it though!) Good luck, I hope you get an interview and of course an offer!
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    Just received an acknowledgement email from LSE, telling me to wait 8-12 weeks basically.


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    (Original post by cogito.)
    Just received an acknowledgement email from LSE, telling me to wait 8-12 weeks basically.


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    What did you apply for there? Hope I get one soon
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    I swear Warwick!!!
    They said that they are going to send acknowledgments today!
    But Nothing!
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    Just got an offer from Southampton to study History!!! I am so happy!!!! 1 down 4 to go!
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    (Original post by BioOx)
    I swear Warwick!!!
    They said that they are going to send acknowledgments today!
    But Nothing!
    What was their words?


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    (Original post by Lauren1498x)
    What did you apply for there? Hope I get one soon
    Maths with Eco, applied last Friday. What about you?


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