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    (Original post by mcgovernjon)
    I know the sort: "It's Ox-tastic!" or "Oxbridging the Gap!"
    Ha, yeah! Something exactly like that. I'm actually looking forward to see what they can come up with.
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    (Original post by brendan.)
    Hah!
    I know that if I get 3 As this summer, my school will make a big writeup about me going to Oxford, and there'll probably be a picture of me with two students who I expect will be getting their grades for Cambridge (.. scum. :grin:), with some sort of corny caption.
    Haha, same here, the local newspaper always has a field day with Oxbridge people on results day...they're normally fixated on the other state school in my area, which normally has more successful applicants than my school...not this year though. The other school only had one person get in, to Cambrdige, and that was with about 4 times as many applicants



    Although we only had 2 people get in, both to Oxford. BUT THAT'S NOT THE POINT.
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    (Original post by rohitronaldo)
    Oh god....exactly the same thing here. Horribly embarrassing really. Everytime one of those conversations crop up, the first thing I say is CONDITIONAL. It's not like most of us (excluding you lovely unconditional fellows) are even in yet.
    Yeah, and us unconditional fellows don't go to school any more so even if our old teachers were talking about it in the staff room, we probably wouldn't know.

    Not that there's not enough gossip to go around about us, so that's okay.
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    (Original post by freezombie)
    Yeah, and us unconditional fellows don't go to school any more so even if our old teachers were talking about it in the staff room, we probably wouldn't know.

    Not that there's not enough gossip to go around about us, so that's okay.
    I sent an email to a couple of teachers to let them know I'd got in and it got forwarded around to other teachers! Got lots of lovely congratulations though - from my history teacher: "Isn't it funny the way that things work out in the end? A year ago it all must have seemed a bit bleak and now you can look forward to indulging in a few daydreams about your future at Oxford."

    edit: neg repper - sorry if this offended, did it come across as overly smug or something?
    I guess it just means a lot to me to make my teachers proud, especially after a horrible experience with Cambridge last year which my teachers really helped me through (this time last year, almost to the day, i finally got rejected from Cambridge via a horrible letter after having been accidentally rejected, pooled, had the deadline extended and been told I had a good chance at another college).
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    French and Italian at Keble, unconditional (gap yah), WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! So excited, apart from the minor detail of ****loads of work...
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    Quick question - what's the date for Freshers' Week 2011? The website says Michaelmas begins Sunday the 9th, but in Australia, O-Week (equivalent) begins a week before term starts.

    Edit: Just read Freshers' is a week beforehand. Bit of a shame, miss out on AUD $300 cheaper flights!

    Thanks!
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    Does anybody know if the person who wrote their letter of recommendation was sent a letter about your acceptance?? I was a bit surprised when my teacher was telling me about the letter since I'd never read about it ANYWHERE ? Just wondering if this is normal practice or not...
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    (Original post by TurnerE)
    Does anybody know if the person who wrote their letter of recommendation was sent a letter about your acceptance?? I was a bit surprised when my teacher was telling me about the letter since I'd never read about it ANYWHERE ? Just wondering if this is normal practice or not...
    I think they send feedback to your referee. My school got an email.
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    (Original post by TurnerE)
    Does anybody know if the person who wrote their letter of recommendation was sent a letter about your acceptance?? I was a bit surprised when my teacher was telling me about the letter since I'd never read about it ANYWHERE ? Just wondering if this is normal practice or not...
    Hmmm, I haven't heard anything from mine. What did yours say?
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    (Original post by TurnerE)
    Does anybody know if the person who wrote their letter of recommendation was sent a letter about your acceptance?? I was a bit surprised when my teacher was telling me about the letter since I'd never read about it ANYWHERE ? Just wondering if this is normal practice or not...
    mine referent too recieved a letter...i think is a standard thing...
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    Ah, I thought only candidates who were rejected got a response to their referee. I wonder what these ones about offers say in them?
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    (Original post by marieparis22)
    I think they send feedback to your referee. My school got an email.
    (Original post by riotgrrl)
    Hmmm, I haven't heard anything from mine. What did yours say?
    (Original post by moritzplatz)
    mine referent too recieved a letter...i think is a standard thing...
    Oh okay, it seems pretty standard then I haven't actually seen the letter that they sent to my referee (he lives about a thousand miles away ), but he said that they talked about the interviews and then said that they were looking forward to teaching me... Gosh, that sounds very conceited, but I promise I don't mean it that way!
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    (Original post by TurnerE)
    Oh okay, it seems pretty standard then I haven't actually seen the letter that they sent to my referee (he lives about a thousand miles away ), but he said that they talked about the interviews and then said that they were looking forward to teaching me... Gosh, that sounds very conceited, but I promise I don't mean it that way!
    Oooh, that's a good sign! I'll ask about mine on Monday
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    I seriously can't wait until October now It's going to be such a nice change to move somewhere else. I'm sick of my little village!!
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    (Original post by soutioirsim)
    I seriously can't wait until October now It's going to be such a nice change to move somewhere else. I'm sick of my little village!!
    Haha, same here - except I'm sick of my enormous city (London)

    I guess Oxford is a nice compromise
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    Still doing the list? Im have an offer for PPE at St Peters
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    Hey, I am from China, w/ an offer for PPE at Somerville.

    Anybody applying to Reach Oxford Scholarship?
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    Anyone else not accepting their offer until they see their module results from the January exams?
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    (Original post by guitarmike456)
    Anyone else not accepting their offer until they see their module results from the January exams?
    Nah, if I have done bad or good in my january exams, I will still be gunning towards the "AAA"s like a steam train :yep:
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    (Original post by guitarmike456)
    Anyone else not accepting their offer until they see their module results from the January exams?
    Im waiting ^^

    But thats because I don't know if I should insure Sheffield (AAB) or Leicester (ABB), though AAB seems a little risky at the moment, incase I have some sort of breakdown and be forced to reapply with £9k fees
 
 
 
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