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    (Original post by antigone-)
    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
    Could you steer more towards the history of politics in your PS? I'm applying for 4 different subjects (biomedical science, medical microbiology, infectious diseases and virology) so I'm steering mine more towards my interest in infection and immunity, particularly when the infection is viral (which is something they cover in all the subjects).
    Just try to find some common ground!
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    (Original post by lnstrumentality)
    Could you steer more towards the history of politics in your PS? I'm applying for 4 different subjects (biomedical science, medical microbiology, infectious diseases and virology) so I'm steering mine more towards my interest in infection and immunity, particularly when the infection is viral (which is something they cover in all the subjects).
    Just try to find some common ground!
    Ahh good advice, thank you! (Your choices sound really interesting btw, good luck! )
    I'm currently thinking:
    Oxford - History and Politics
    LSE - Government and Politics
    Warwick - History and Politics
    King's/Queen Mary's - Politics
    Essex - Modern History and Politics

    But results day may change this completely
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    (Original post by thechemistress)
    Haha, half the Cambridge thread is going to end up on here :lol:
    I'm sure you guys all did better than expected but even so, there are worse second choices than Oxford
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    (Original post by antigone-)
    Ahh good advice, thank you! (Your choices sound really interesting btw, good luck! )
    I'm currently thinking:
    Oxford - History and Politics
    LSE - Government and Politics
    Warwick - History and Politics
    King's/Queen Mary's - Politics
    Essex - Modern History and Politics

    But results day may change this completely
    Good luck to you too!
    After my performance in today's biology exam, by the time results day comes about I could be off this thread
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      (Original post by thechemistress)
      Haha, half the Cambridge thread is going to end up on here :lol:
      At least we'll make this thread exciting! :lol:
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      does anyone know what % of people in the winter pool actually get offered places
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      (Original post by crastle)
      does anyone know what % of people in the winter pool actually get offered places
      Do you mean that get reallocated before interview?

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      (Original post by Naomi12)
      Do you mean that get reallocated before interview?

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      Okay maybe i dont understand pooling

      I thought that if you have over 93%ums average then if you dont get accepted at your college you go into a pool so other colleges can accept you.

      If thats the case then my question is what % of people that get put into this pool actually get taken on by a college?


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      (Original post by crastle)
      Okay maybe i dont understand pooling

      I thought that if you have over 93%ums average then if you dont get accepted at your college you go into a pool so other colleges can accept you.

      If thats the case then my question is what % of people that get put into this pool actually get taken on by a college?


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      I doubt it depends on UMS, Oxford don't care about UMS as much as Cambridge
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      Everyone, I've made a general 2016 applicants thread here - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...493&highlight=
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      Has anyone been to The Queen's College open days? Or are they going to one?
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      (Original post by crastle)
      Okay maybe i dont understand pooling

      I thought that if you have over 93%ums average then if you dont get accepted at your college you go into a pool so other colleges can accept you.

      If thats the case then my question is what % of people that get put into this pool actually get taken on by a college?


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      You're thinking of Cambridge - Oxford don't ask for your UMS scores so only know them if you choose to put them. Before interview colleges shortlist candidates that should get an interview and if there are too many shortlisted for one college some will be redistributed to colleges that have less applicants, but they have the same chance of getting an offer - I was reallocated and got an offer and so were some of the people I met who got offers
      After interview the candidates are scored and ranked and the top ones will get an offer regardless of college they applied to - so if there are thirty spaces, the top thirty people get an offer, and if they had all applied to the same college they would be spread around

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      (Original post by Naomi12)
      You're thinking of Cambridge - Oxford don't ask for your UMS scores so only know them if you choose to put them. Before interview colleges shortlist candidates that should get an interview and if there are too many shortlisted for one college some will be redistributed to colleges that have less applicants, but they have the same chance of getting an offer - I was reallocated and got an offer and so were some of the people I met who got offers
      After interview the candidates are scored and ranked and the top ones will get an offer regardless of college they applied to - so if there are thirty spaces, the top thirty people get an offer, and if they had all applied to the same college they would be spread around

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      If I remember from the thread earlier, you have an offer for Regent's right? What is it like there? It's one of the smaller colleges I've been thinking of
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      (Original post by antigone-)
      If I remember from the thread earlier, you have an offer for Regent's right? What is it like there? It's one of the smaller colleges I've been thinking of
      Yep well remembered it's a lovely little college, the atmosphere there is what made it so nice - everyone seemed so friendly and open, and while it's not a rich college the rooms are pretty nice and reasonably priced - you live out second year which I wasn't sure about at first but it sounds like quite a useful life experience! And third year you move back into college into apartments with your friends which sounds brill what subject are you thinking of applying for?

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      (Original post by Naomi12)
      Yep well remembered it's a lovely little college, the atmosphere there is what made it so nice - everyone seemed so friendly and open, and while it's not a rich college the rooms are pretty nice and reasonably priced - you live out second year which I wasn't sure about at first but it sounds like quite a useful life experience! And third year you move back into college into apartments with your friends which sounds brill what subject are you thinking of applying for?

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      History and Politics, what course did you get an offer for?
      It sounds lovely, I haven't been but it looks like a really pretty college. I don't know how I would feel about living out though, would the Uni help you find somewhere?
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      Hey everyone
      I'd love to apply to Oxford for History, but who knows what results day will bring
      GCSEs: 11A*s
      AS Levels: History, RS, Latin, French and German (not sure which ones I'll keep for A2) and going to do the EPQ
      Tbh, not really sure if Oxford would be for me. I know there's no stereotypical Oxford student, but I'm not at all competitive and perhaps just too nice/immature/naïve for such a competitive university? (if that makes sense...!)
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      (Original post by lucyx)
      Hey everyone
      I'd love to apply to Oxford for History, but who knows what results day will bring
      GCSEs: 11A*s
      AS Levels: History, RS, Latin, French and German (not sure which ones I'll keep for A2)
      Tbh, not really sure if Oxford would be for me. I know there's no stereotypical Oxford student, but I'm not at all competitive and perhaps just too nice/immature/naïve for such a competitive university? (if that makes sense...!)
      I'm thinking of History too (History and Politics), and you sound like a very likely applicant
      What college are you thinking of?
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      (Original post by antigone-)
      I'm thinking of History too (History and Politics), and you sound like a very likely applicant
      What college are you thinking of?
      Ah thanks
      Haven't really done any research yet, but I'd be interested in a central one which is quite large as I'm very sociable
      How about you?
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      (Original post by crastle)
      Okay maybe i dont understand pooling

      I thought that if you have over 93%ums average then if you dont get accepted at your college you go into a pool so other colleges can accept you.

      If thats the case then my question is what % of people that get put into this pool actually get taken on by a college?


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      Oxford don't pool like Cambridge so much as shift people around. If you get to interview, you may be reallocated to a new main college. The interviewers or people making the decision aren't supposed to know that you've been reallocated or something, so it makes no difference to your chances of getting an offer, they just want to spread it out so that the most people can be interviewed in the time they have. Then, depending on how your subject does it, you might get an additional interview at another college. If your college doesn't make you an offer, they might, or you might get an open offer underwritten by a specific college (when someone doesn't meet the entrance requirements, you'll effectively take their place, but if less people miss than are made open offers the college underwriting your offer will take you).
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      (Original post by lucyx)
      Ah thanks
      Haven't really done any research yet, but I'd be interested in a central one which is quite large as I'm very sociable
      How about you?
      I'm really torn - Brasenose, St Johns and Balliol are lovely but smaller ones like Regents seem nice too
      Balliol is one of the more central ones if that helps
     
     
     
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