AND. I got into Sutton but cancelled. Trying to suck up to Oxford to get back onto that now.
**** swine flu. I cancelled a lot of things for this, and I won't even get to go now.
Edit: Just read the email - it's definitely over.
ditto. two open days, oxford summer schools etc. and now nothing.
i've realised this has actually ruined alot of things now i'm not even sure about what i'll be applying for at university, why can't they postpone it? did anyone email back?
If you know anyone else who is planning to go I think it would be a good idea to have them email as well. If Eton see how much we care, and how far we are willing to go then maybe they will try and sort something out.
I'm so annoyed. Spent time doing preparatory reading and talking about it, cancelled other things in my life for the opportunity of a lifetime, now I'm going to have to start all over again.
I would be sensible to re-schedule. And come on, it's a chance of a lifetime they shouldn't deprive us of something this amazing. Many people from state schools have to use chances like this to be considered for Oxbridge, yeah there are loads of brilliant universities out there, but Oxbridge is better. Eton set up this course and have got a lot of people's hopes up and for what?
I could be on two other courses and have a better car if it wasn't for this course.
Thank you for clarifying the situation regarding the summer school. Each and every student I know that was invited to attend the summer school (including myself) had been really looking forward to it, especially now after completing our AS exams. I don't think it has come as any surprise as the outbreak at Eton has been widely reported in the media, nevertheless I'm sure we are all equally disappointed but think the right decision has been made.
I would like to ask if there is any chance the summer school could go ahead. My plans to attend the summer school have meant making a huge commitment to it, both financial and with respect to time, and I have had to turn down many other opportunities that have presented themselves. If the decision is final I would just like to thank you for inviting me onto the course, even if I never get the chance to attend.
Dear Mr Halksworth,
Thank you for your email. Given the circumstances, I believe it is a wise decision to cancel the summer school for early July. However, I have made some big sacrifices to come to the summer school, such as turning down various other opportunities (including a trip abroad to do some volunteering) and not booking or planning on going to any university open days during the 10 days at Eton.
I was perhaps thinking the summer school could re-scheduled to a later date or some other alternatives being arranged if this is possible?
Haven't been e-mailed yet, but sure it's only a matter of time. Will most definitely reply in a similar way, I am so disappointed!
I wonder how the Eton goers without access to TSR are feeling...
Shame about this isn't it!