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    (Original post by antigone-)
    Ahh what's it like there?
    I'm not there yet-I only got my offer this january
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    (Original post by GoldOnTheCeiling)
    I'm not there yet-I only got my offer this january
    Yet another awkward misconception from me what am i doing
    Probably a better question - what were your reasons for applying there? It seems to be known as one of the least pretentious colleges which is good
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    You've probably been on this already (I know I have) but this guides you towards colleges and you can choose private/state balance and things. Other than that I'd recommend the Oxford College thread somewhere.

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    (Original post by antigone-)
    Thanks for all of the help!
    If you don't mind, how was the interview? Did you go to two or more colleges or was it just one? Also, was it based upon your written work or were other things discussed?
    Sorry for the onslaught of questions, you're being very lovely
    No don't worry! I only had about 35 mins of interview in total, both at Merton. The first 15 minute interview was on my personal statement and that alone until the interviewer told me about his research and I had to answer a question based on that. I thought I did dreadfully because I didn't feel pushed and everyone had told me that you only get if they push you. In hindsight this is silly and not true! The second interview felt more typical, based on my written work and A2 course. I didn't know what to make of them, but of course tried to read in to everything that happened!
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    No don't worry! I only had about 35 mins of interview in total, both at Merton. The first 15 minute interview was on my personal statement and that alone until the interviewer told me about his research and I had to answer a question based on that. I thought I did dreadfully because I didn't feel pushed and everyone had told me that you only get if they push you. In hindsight this is silly and not true! The second interview felt more typical, based on my written work and A2 course. I didn't know what to make of them, but of course tried to read in to everything that happened!
    Okay, they seem quite relaxed which is good. Just need to make sure I know everything I put on my PS inside out! Thanks again
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    (Original post by antigone-)
    Okay, they seem quite relaxed which is good. Just need to make sure I know everything I put on my PS inside out! Thanks again
    Well make sure you do know it but they can always introduce a new idea - and don't worry if that happens, so long as you have a good idea of things in the statement/A2 course they won't expect you to be an expert feel free to ask, haha I don't mind
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    Picking a college is so hard, they all sound so good :lol:
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    (Original post by thechemistress)
    Picking a college is so hard, they all sound so good :lol:
    This!!
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      (Original post by thechemistress)
      Picking a college is so hard, they all sound so good :lol:
      I'll probably go for one of the most central ones because I'm lazy
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      (Original post by enaayrah)
      I'll probably go for the one of the most central ones because I'm lazy
      Balliol is super central- it's basically in the centre of town :lol: go with that xD
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        (Original post by thechemistress)
        Balliol is super central- it's basically in the centre of town :lol: go with that xD
        :lol: I'll have a look
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        (Original post by thechemistress)
        Picking a college is so hard, they all sound so good :lol:
        Are you applying to Oxford now?!
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          (Original post by antigone-)
          What other Unis are you guys thinking about?
          I like LSE, Warwick, York and maybe Essex/Royal Holloway as a backup
          Imperial, St Andrews, UCL and Manchester
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          (Original post by antigone-)
          What other Unis are you guys thinking about?
          I like LSE, Warwick, York and maybe Essex/Royal Holloway as a backup
          My other choices are Durham, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

          Think I might have messed up my chances at Oxford for biomedical sciences with my disaster of a biology exam today though
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          I'm still debating whether I should put a 'backup' because I would be disappointed if I didn't get into a RG uni
          Essex has an amazing politics course which rivals some of the best Unis, but I don't know if I would feel as happy there.. I guess I still have open days to look at
          I go to loads of programmes at UCL but it doesn't offer the course I want :/ really sucks
          I would like to stay in London but only LSE does politics and history, unless I applied for a straight politics course at King's or Queen Mary's
          Would it be ill advised to apply for 4 history and politics courses and one single honour politics? My PS would obviously be tailored for both history and politics so it may not be good enough for a plain Politics course
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          Medicine, but I know how competitive it is. Politics is interesting though.

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          (Original post by Edminzodo)
          Are you applying to Oxford now?!
          Currently undecided, but maybe, yeah xD
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          Medicine, but I know how competitive it is. Politics is interesting though.

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          Be careful where you apply for Politics if you're thinking of it.. LSE and Oxford Politics courses (PPE and Government+IR in particular) almost rival Medicine in competitiveness

          Generally not half as competitive though
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          (Original post by thechemistress)
          Currently undecided, but maybe, yeah xD
          Don't worry I think I failed the UMS for Cambridge as well. I might apply to Oxford
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          (Original post by -Gifted-)
          Don't worry I think I failed the UMS for Cambridge as well. I might apply to Oxford
          Haha, half the Cambridge thread is going to end up on here :lol:
         
         
         
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