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    (Original post by Trick12222)
    The starter of this thread is not even protesting at their rejection but the awful manner in which they were rejected. Why do so many people commenting fail to recognise this?
    He has not been rejected. He has simply been told that it is unlikely but not impossible that he will get an offer, which is by default true for ALL applicants...
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    I sympathise with OP, but I still would rather have an interview and then be rejected, than be rejected pre-interview without getting the chance to show your personality or whatever.
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    At least they haven't given you false hope i guess..
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    (Original post by ZuzaMagda)
    I've had my interviews today and there is something I'm really curious about. As far as my general interview was GREAT, I am NOT confident about the subject-specific one. The main reason for my concerns is that I know Cambridge has a policy of putting the candidates at ease etc. during interviews. During my s.-s. interview, the interviewer said "That was excellent, very interesting, it was very nice to meet you, thank you" or at least something along those lines. Also, I heard the word "very good" once or twice when I was answering the questions. I feel very skeptical about it because I know they were probably trying their very best to make me feel comfortable.

    I think it would be CRUEL of them to reject me after saying so many nice words, EVEN IF they were only meant as a way of making me feel less nervous. Still, do you think it's possible? I was predicted 45 points (the top score) in the IB exams, I had a rather good PS (in my general interview, one of the tutors said it was very interesting), good grades in my first year in the IB and what I think was a good reference.

    Has any of you actually been rejected after being told you had done well? Have you heard of such cases?
    I think you shouldn't take what they have said too literally - they are not "kind" words, they are simply a use of language employed to encourage you to open up in the interview, and they will use phrases like this to reassure all the candidates they see.

    They will make a balanced decision based on all the factors they observe; they are certainly not trying to be kind at interview just to be cruel later on.
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    (Original post by Iopiop93)
    but I was basically told my the interviewer that I didn’t have a chance of getting in

    she just said something along the lines of ‘I think with your BMAT scores and the competition we have this year I don’t think it will be easy to make you an offer but you never know’
    Can we be clear exactly what it was the interviewer said? Your interpretation in the first sentence seems rather rude at face value; however, what you've quoted in the second section seems nothing more than a balanced assessment intended to ensure that you go away with a realistic understanding of how competitive the situation actually is.

    On top of that, virtually everyone who's come out on your side in this thread seems to have invented their own interpretation of what the interviewer said without actually having been there!

    You were given a chance to prove yourself; you've been given some honest advice about the chances of getting in so you don't get your hopes up; when you receive the letter you'll find out which way the decision went. End of argument.
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    What a miserable whinging post. I'm amazed at how many people are sympathising with you. You might just as well argue that you should pay them because you went for an interview and wasted their time. If that's your attitude to life, you really don't deserve a place at Cambridge. They gave you the interviews, just like nearly everyone else, because Cambridge takes many factors into account and this was to provide you with a chance to show other things about yourself. You had an interview and you don't know if you have a place or not, yet you're on here threatening to complain and demanding your money back. What the hell is there seriously to complain about? You need to take a long hard look at yourself and think about your attitude, because if you came over in interview like you do on here, it won't be surprising if you're not offered a place. Talk about sounding like a spoilt brat.
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    Make sure you don't complain untill you have definitely been rejected ;D
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    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    Which college was this?



    Haha, I got the same one!
    Sorry to hear about your experience though. It is wrong if that is what she said - but ultimately, the train fare is your expense and you make it for the chance of being made an offer. Whether you are told at the interview that it is unlikely, or just sent a rejection letter in early January, makes no eschatological difference to be fair.
    What was the ethics question? (I haven't applied to Cambridge so no competition)
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    (Original post by Iopiop93)
    Hi, ive just had a medicine interview at Cambridge. Basically I knew my BMAT scores (5ish scores and 4D) were a little bit low beforehand from talking to other people there but I was basically told my the interviewer that I didn’t have a chance of getting in.* So what was the ****ing point in calling me up in the first place, its just a waste of everyones time tbh*

    My first interview was about science and medicine and I felt it went ok, I got asked questions which I sort of knew the answers to nd even tho I didn’t express myself that well, it didn’t go disastrously. The second interview was 1-on-1 with the director of studies. She introduced herself n sed that this was the ‘pastorel’ interview. At the start she spent like 5 minutes reading my application and then she asked me questions bout my personal statement and what I would bring to college life and an ethics question about some violinist. Then at the end she sed do u have any questions, so I just asked wen will we find out even tho I knew it was early jan…then she just said something along the lines of ‘I think with your BMAT scores and the competition we have this year I don’t think it will be easy to make you an offer but you never know’ in a really patronising way. So basically that means that theyre aren’t making me an offer. I told the uni applications person in my college and he said that’s outrageous.*

    I don’t understand what the point is in calling someone up to interview, making them dress up in a suit and just go through the whole thing and not really care what happens in the interview and just go on some crappy 1hr exam. So pissed off. Can I complain against them or at least get my train fare back or something?
    Basically she is telling you "Don't put your hopes up too high"
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    Hey OP calm down. You have done really really well to get an interview at Cambridge for medicine.
    The fat lady hasn't sung yet. You have not been rejected. You may get an offer or get pooled. So chill. Don't behave badly and complain at this stage. Take lots of deep breaths and wind down.
    :bath:
    Not all who get interviews will get offers. That doesn't mean the interview was a waste of time as without an interview you cannot get an offer.
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    (Original post by mrt23498)
    What was the ethics question? (I haven't applied to Cambridge so no competition)
    I'm a first year so I wouldn't care either, but I don't think it's fair for the OP to share it. Though there is a TSR rule against discussing uni interviews anyway and I don't want even more warning points... sorry!
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    It was abt abortion .. It's on wiki
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    (Original post by Iopiop93)
    Hi, ive just had a medicine interview at Cambridge. Basically I knew my BMAT scores (5ish scores and 4D) were a little bit low beforehand from talking to other people there but I was basically told my the interviewer that I didn’t have a chance of getting in.* So what was the ****ing point in calling me up in the first place, its just a waste of everyones time tbh*

    My first interview was about science and medicine and I felt it went ok, I got asked questions which I sort of knew the answers to nd even tho I didn’t express myself that well, it didn’t go disastrously. The second interview was 1-on-1 with the director of studies. She introduced herself n sed that this was the ‘pastorel’ interview. At the start she spent like 5 minutes reading my application and then she asked me questions bout my personal statement and what I would bring to college life and an ethics question about some violinist. Then at the end she sed do u have any questions, so I just asked wen will we find out even tho I knew it was early jan…then she just said something along the lines of ‘I think with your BMAT scores and the competition we have this year I don’t think it will be easy to make you an offer but you never know’ in a really patronising way. So basically that means that theyre aren’t making me an offer. I told the uni applications person in my college and he said that’s outrageous.*

    I don’t understand what the point is in calling someone up to interview, making them dress up in a suit and just go through the whole thing and not really care what happens in the interview and just go on some crappy 1hr exam. So pissed off. Can I complain against them or at least get my train fare back or something?

    *****, screw oxbridge its only full with upperclass posh *****, if i went there id get into so many brutal fights with posh people simply because theyre posh

    london is the place to be for uni life, cambridge is ****e mate.
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    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    Which college was this?



    Haha, I got the same one!

    Sorry to hear about your experience though. It is wrong if that is what she said - but ultimately, the train fare is your expense and you make it for the chance of being made an offer. Whether you are told at the interview that it is unlikely, or just sent a rejection letter in early January, makes no eschatological difference to be fair.
    You, are an idiot.
    I hate you.
    that is all.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJv0y6xCoas
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Eschatological... how on Earth can you use that word in this context?! :lolwut:
    COMPLETELY agree.
    thank the good lord that someone pointed out the ridiculousness of that post..
    for you, (what the usage of eschatological is exactly like)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJv0y6xCoas
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    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    Do you read academic literature outside of a theological/philosophical context? :erm: Or do you just jump at the opportunity to mock somebody for the use of a word you have never encountered so as to accuse him of trying to act smart on an unfounded basis?
    Erm, I obviously have encountered the word before... :eyebrow:



    Thank you! Finally somebody who doesn't just read the word in (probably the exact same) RS textbook! :rolleyes:

    I didn't read it in an RS textbook. I didn't even study RS, and if I had, that would have been 4+ years ago..
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    (Original post by ZuzaMagda)
    Quite frankly, I do not understand the aggression (not to say anything about lack of comprehension, but this was already mentioned).

    If I am wasting my time sharing a random question that came to my mind, which I probably am as it is indeed unanswerable, then what to say of some people replying to this thread, who use their energy only to express contempt?



    :rolleyes:
    Yes it is entirely possible. [/Thread]


    Also most of what you're application is highly subjective - what constitutes a good reference, ps. Furthermore, whilst your predicted grades are good, they are just that; also don't forget that the standard of others is likely to be not much below yourself. Anyway, you'll know in less than a month.


    One other thing, whenever you say (top score) after talking about your 45 points, I always have this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-3qncy5Qfk (1:42) as a voice-over.
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    (Original post by Vazzyb)
    lol what a loser you are; i dont even feel sorry for you
    wa-wa
    cry baby.
    please.
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Eschatological... how on Earth can you use that word in this context?! :lolwut:
    (Original post by Vazzyb)
    lol...

    Eschatology (from the Greek ???????/??????/???????, eschatos/eschat?/eschaton meaning "last" and -logy meaning "the study of", first used in English around 1550.[1]) is a part of theology, philosophy, and futurology concerned with what are believed to be the final events in history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity, commonly referred to as the end of the world
    (Original post by Vazzyb)
    yeah i thought you might know...

    I was just also pointing out how inappropriate the word was - made me laugh when i saw it on wikipedia
    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Ohh. It makes me laugh when people on TSR use ridiculous words they obvious don't understand, in order to try and look smart. :rofl:
    (Original post by Niwdog)
    I'm not gonna mock, but you can't use eschatological in that sense. The world is not ending and the OP is not dying, and the thread has nothing to do with their life after death...
    (Original post by diamonddust)
    Yeah, I did a bit of a double take at 'eschatological' because I do RS but I didn't point it out because you got there first! For a second I thought maybe it had an alternate non-philosophical meaning but nope...
    Oh I love TSR! :laugh:
    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    I've never seen it outside of a theological/philosophical context.
    (Original post by FattyInNeed)
    Whether he's right or not - this is not a valid (or certainly not good) example.
    (Original post by yahyahyah)
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahhahahahahahahahaha.

    Bit of an embarrassment, really. Hahahahahahahahahahaha.

    also get over it op and move on.
    (Original post by thewiseone)
    You, are an idiot.
    I hate you.
    that is all.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJv0y6xCoas
    10 people in this thread are complete tools lol. at least get something right before attacking people over something that is so off-topic as this is.

    it's quite pathetic all this bickering over something you're all too ignorant to even get right.. sorry but it's just so typical of these student sites. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    it's so obvious that all of you have just wikipedia searched the definition and read the one in the philosophy context, as you're all quoting that very same definition to mock him. i had to post because i read this properly today.

    this is a medicine thread so i assume most of you are medics? if so, open your copies of "anthonys textbook of anatomy and physiology" and right there on page 10 in the guidance to students section, the authors use eschatological in reference to the end of a period of study.. not the end of the world because it is perfectly acceptable to use it in this way too.

    (Original post by Organ)
    The guy is right. My dad uses the word in the same context
    one person who is actually well read, or at least has a dad who is!!

    (Original post by DJkG.1)
    'In the end' - eschatology is a study of ends.
    i don't think you're right about the RS textbook. they are all using the first few lines on wikipedia lol. :rolleyes:

    they should change their tact if they want admission into cambs lol. ps. which college are you at?
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    (Original post by aws)
    10 people in this thread are complete tools lol. at least get something right before attacking people over something that is so off-topic as this is.

    it's quite pathetic all this bickering over something you're all too ignorant to even get right.. sorry but it's just so typical of these student sites. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    it's so obvious that all of you have just wikipedia searched the definition and read the one in the philosophy context, as you're all quoting that very same definition to mock him. i had to post because i read this properly today.

    this is a medicine thread so i assume most of you are medics? if so, open your copies of "anthonys textbook of anatomy and physiology" and right there on page 10 in the guidance to students section, the authors use eschatological in reference to the end of a period of study.. not the end of the world because it is perfectly acceptable to use it in this way too.



    one person who is actually well read, or at least has a dad who is!!



    i don't think you're right about the RS textbook. they are all using the first few lines on wikipedia lol. :rolleyes:

    they should change their tact if they want admission into cambs lol. ps. which college are you at?
    I think perhaps you should be the one to enter this as an acceptable usage example onto the wikipedia page. 70 posts of off-topic arguing has to achieve something?!
 
 
 
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