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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    'Ite

    Antidepressants + good grades = muy bueno

    I'm looking at working with some pretty cool tech/engineering companies during the ol' gap year, will hopefully apply to Cam assuming **** don't go wrong this year.

    "I'm in a good place" has become a mantra of mine recently.

    I'm doing M2-4 :awesome:

    My F.Maths class of originally 6 has dwindled to just me.
    Woah, sounds très bien man.

    What companies are you looking into? I'm considering doing something similar if I destroy my Nottingham offer.

    What course at Cam? Anywhere else take your fancy?

    Hope all goes well grades wise.

    Lol, the only other person in my AH French class left school completely when he got his unconditional from Edinburgh - lucky *******.

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    Woah, sounds très bien man.

    What companies are you looking into? I'm considering doing something similar if I destroy my Nottingham offer.

    What course at Cam? Anywhere else take your fancy?

    Hope all goes well grades wise.

    Lol, the only other person in my AH French class left school completely when he got his unconditional from Edinburgh - lucky *******.

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    I don't know where people keep getting unconditionals from :lol:

    I'll be applying to NatSci, or Physics at Bath/York. I had a full list of 5 months ago, but I've forgotten the other two I was considering :mmm:

    I'm on a Year in Industry scheme that attaches me to vacancies that I would like to apply to: I've sent CVs to this ventilation company called Breathing Buildings, they were who I was really interested in at first (green tech!), but there's also this diversified engineering company called 42 Technology; they look very fun to work for.

    Of course if I don't get anything from that, I have no recourse but to move back to Australia, which wouldn't be the worst thing: the University of Queensland has the Bachelor of Advanced Science degree, which also looks very good. I'd be happy doing that - I could always return to the UK for postgrad.

    What have you been doing? Uni offers?
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    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    I think this is why my school doesn't offer F maths; I'd probably be the only one :laugh:

    I'm mostly likely firming King's
    Nice, what subject? I'd have applied this year but hahahahaHAAA personal issues ****ed me at AS.
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    It's that EDT Year in Industry scheme someone on here linked me. I'm not guaranteed anything, I'm submitting my CV and being interviewed (hopefully), but there are places reserved for people on this scheme. There's a green, advanced ventilation company in Cambridge that looks great, a diverse tech company in St. Ives (Cambridgeshire) that looks awesome (small company, like 30 people), and a few other places I've applied to. Haven't heard back about interviews for anyone yet.

    I'll apply to King's, definitely

    F.Maths lessons at this point are our teachers doing whatever work they have to do and our self-teaching, asking for help if we need it. There are still two other people in my class, they just don't do F.Maths anymore (I'm really the only person in the school for whom it's actually important). They just decided to stay in the class anyway (it is a better class :mmm:).

    I hope you're okay too
    Ah well best of luck with all of that, keep us updated on how it all goes.

    Ahah damn it! Amazing looking place though.

    That sounds pretty cool, I'd much much much prefer that. Can choose modules then. Plus it would mean I could stop going to lessons after a few weeks

    Thanks I'm sure I'll be all good soon

    NatSci woooooo
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    Nice, what subject? I'd have applied this year but hahahahaHAAA personal issues ****ed me at AS.

    Law

    If I screw up my A levels somehow, I'll probably take a gap year too
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Ah well best of luck with all of that, keep us updated on how it all goes.

    Ahah damn it! Amazing looking place though.

    That sounds pretty cool, I'd much much much prefer that. Can choose modules then. Plus it would mean I could stop going to lessons after a few weeks

    Thanks I'm sure I'll be all good soon

    NatSci woooooo
    If I don't get a placement, I'll just go back to Australia and coast through the UQ application process there

    Ooooh, you don't get to choose modules? No likey. I looked at S2 and was like "nope ty".
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    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    Law

    If I screw up my A levels somehow, I'll probably take a gap year too
    I'm pretty glad I wasn't able to just push through my issues and get good grades anyway, since they definitely would have ****ed me during the application process.

    Now tho, I'm ready to take on the world :mmm:

    Where'd you apply other than Cam?
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    I don't know where people keep getting unconditionals from :lol:

    I'll be applying to NatSci, or Physics at Bath/York. I had a full list of 5 months ago, but I've forgotten the other two I was considering :mmm:

    I'm on a Year in Industry scheme that attaches me to vacancies that I would like to apply to: I've sent CVs to this ventilation company called Breathing Buildings, they were who I was really interested in at first (green tech!), but there's also this diversified engineering company called 42 Technology; they look very fun to work for.

    Of course if I don't get anything from that, I have no recourse but to move back to Australia, which wouldn't be the worst thing: the University of Queensland has the Bachelor of Advanced Science degree, which also looks very good. I'd be happy doing that - I could always return to the UK for postgrad.

    What have you been doing? Uni offers?
    Nah, it's not the new unconditional schemes they have in English unis. He got 5 As at Higher last year so met the entry reqs for 1st year entry (degrees in Scotland are 4 years).

    Seriously, what is NatSci? I've only heard of people on TSR applying to it. Bath looks really cool! I'm fiddling with the idea of adjustment to them.

    Wow! Clean tech looks so cool! Fingers crossed for you man, hope you get something ace.

    Fair enough, I imagine you'll be paying the Australian tuition rate - the international student rate looks horrific. Melbourne is a solid uni too.

    School, running a startup I started last summer at MIT, doing gigs, more school, working at Three. Yeah, I got offers to do Computer Science from Nottingham, Reading and Lancaster (rejected by Loughborough and Edinburgh).

    I've currently firmed Nottingham (AAB offer) and insured Reading (unconditional offer).
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    I'm pretty glad I wasn't able to just push through my issues and get good grades anyway, since they definitely would have ****ed me during the application process.

    Now tho, I'm ready to take on the world :mmm:

    Where'd you apply other than Cam?
    You must feel so free now

    I didn't apply to Cam; I did apply to Oxford though ( post-interview rejection)
    Offers from UCL, Manchester and Birmingham

    Other than the placement, any other plans for the gap year?
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    Does anyone else here get sudden bursts of excitement when you realise you'll be leading a completely different lifestyle in just a few months? Like I'll be switching, not only cities, but countries! And the uni experience is going to be great!
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    Does anyone else here get sudden bursts of excitement when you realise you'll be leading a completely different lifestyle in just a few months? Like I'll be switching, not only cities, but countries! And the uni experience is going to be great!
    Yeah, definitely! There are so many things I'm looking forward to in England there was a power cut today where I live and I know that this hardly ever happens in England and even if it does, people get compensation. I would have been so rich then if we got compensation :P
    Having total and complete freedom is also really exciting, and my parents won't be able to do anything about it even if they really wanted to. I also look forward to meeting people for whom the main priority in life is not getting as drunk as possible just for the sake of looking "cool".

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Nah, it's not the new unconditional schemes they have in English unis. He got 5 As at Higher last year so met the entry reqs for 1st year entry (degrees in Scotland are 4 years).

    Seriously, what is NatSci? I've only heard of people on TSR applying to it. Bath looks really cool! I'm fiddling with the idea of adjustment to them.

    Wow! Clean tech looks so cool! Fingers crossed for you man, hope you get something ace.

    Fair enough, I imagine you'll be paying the Australian tuition rate - the international student rate looks horrific. Melbourne is a solid uni too.

    School, running a startup I started last summer at MIT, doing gigs, more school, working at Three. Yeah, I got offers to do Computer Science from Nottingham, Reading and Lancaster (rejected by Loughborough and Edinburgh).

    I've currently firmed Nottingham (AAB offer) and insured Reading (unconditional offer).
    Natural Sciences It's how Cambridge does science: you don't do a Physics or Biology degree, you do a Natural Sciences degree, in which you choose modules relating to what you want to do (you could go physics + biology + computer science in first year if you wanted to; you can specialise in later years).

    Nottingham looks great, I have a few friends applying there.

    The original reason I had to start looking for gap year jobs was because in the UK, citizen/resident or not, if you haven't lived in the country for 3 years at the time of uni entry, you're an international student. Not so in Oz; if you're a citizen, you're domestic, regardless of location. Hence, the optimal choice would be to stay in the UK, since that affords me the most options.

    How's the startup going? I remember you talking about it; what does it do? I'm pretty jealous you got to do that

    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    You must feel so free now

    I didn't apply to Cam; I did apply to Oxford though ( post-interview rejection)
    Offers from UCL, Manchester and Birmingham

    Other than the placement, any other plans for the gap year?
    Oh Manchester, forgot about them, that's definitely one of my choices :lol: So are you thinking about firming KCL? When I said King's I meant King's College, Cambridge, and I think there was some confusion there.

    I'm pretty much just looking to get a placement, find a place to live nearby, and try at living an independent care-free life for a year :mmm: I really need a hobby though
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    Yeah, definitely! There are so many things I'm looking forward to in England there was a power cut today where I live and I know that this hardly ever happens in England and even if it does, people get compensation. I would have been so rich then if we got compensation :P
    Having total and complete freedom is also really exciting, and my parents won't be able to do anything about it even if they really wanted to. I also look forward to meeting people for whom the main priority in life is not getting as drunk as possible just for the sake of looking "cool".

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    This! Minus the power cuts. I don't really get that hahahaha
    Ahh I'd be so happy if I made my Imperial offer! If not, I'd still be happy at UCL. But stil...
    What your firm/insurance offer?
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    If I don't get a placement, I'll just go back to Australia and coast through the UQ application process there

    Ooooh, you don't get to choose modules? No likey. I looked at S2 and was like "nope ty".
    That's fair enough, sounds a good plan tbh!

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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    Natural Sciences It's how Cambridge does science: you don't do a Physics or Biology degree, you do a Natural Sciences degree, in which you choose modules relating to what you want to do (you could go physics + biology + computer science in first year if you wanted to; you can specialise in later years).
    Can't do biology with compsci unfortunately
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    Oh Manchester, forgot about them, that's definitely one of my choices :lol: So are you thinking about firming KCL? When I said King's I meant King's College, Cambridge, and I think there was some confusion there.

    I'm pretty much just looking to get a placement, find a place to live nearby, and try at living an independent care-free life for a year :mmm: I really need a hobby though

    Ah, oops

    Yeah, the scholarship helped me make my decision

    That sounds amazing; take up a sport?:dontknow:
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    (Original post by The Clockwork Apple)
    Does anyone else here get sudden bursts of excitement when you realise you'll be leading a completely different lifestyle in just a few months? Like I'll be switching, not only cities, but countries! And the uni experience is going to be great!

    Yep
    Big plus about living in a different country? RAIN. Also, independence but mostly rain
    Can't wait for the "uni experience"
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    This is making me feel really nervous. I mean were going to be thrown into the adult world; responsibilities and maturity as I'm sure you'll all agree paying £9000 for Uni is no joke. We're not going to be spoon fed anymore, we won't have that crutch of "oh it's just GCSE's I'll reset next year" or "it's just A-Level, I'll take a year out to resit".

    ****.
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    Lolno, I'm so ****ed :lol:

    Haha ha I know
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    That's fair enough, sounds a good plan tbh!

    TRY S3


    Can't do biology with compsci unfortunately
    Aw what since when? :lol:

    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    Ah, oops

    Yeah, the scholarship helped me make my decision

    That sounds amazing; take up a sport?:dontknow:
    I thought I might take up a martial art or something. Might start playing basketball
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    Your name is Ali?
    Yup Why?
 
 
 
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