Subject: Biochemistry (...Molecular and Cellular)
Offer: AAA including A in Chemistry
How you found out: Dad phoned up saying he had a letter for me at the sorting office, brought it home, I opened it!
[Insert gushy, smiley-riddled response here]: SO HAPPY!!! sat on the sofa smiling like a fool for a good 20 minutes phoning people and staring at the letter, wondering if it was a dream... still can't believe it!!!!?
2010 Oxford applicants' 'Look at me, I have an OFFER!' thread Watch
- 22-12-2010 10:59
- 22-12-2010 11:51
Name (optional): Chris Phillips-Hart
College: Worcester College
How you found out: managed to get letter off my mum
[Insert gushy, smiley-riddled response here]: I had to read the letter ALOT and I had to endure my mother's screams. But etc
- 22-12-2010 12:23
Subject: English Lit
College: St Annes
Offer: 38 points with 766 in higher subjects
How you found out: Couldn't take the tension after hearing people were getting letters and no post for three days, sent an extremely melodramatic email and got my acceptance letter scanned to me the actual letter then arrived in the evening.
[Insert gushy, smiley-riddled response here]: I was literally dancing around my house the ENTIRE day.
- 22-12-2010 12:45
College: Christ Church
How you found out: After being sick with worry since Friday and not being able to enjoy the run up to Christmas, I finally got the letter yesterday morning. It was possibly the crappiest-most-rejectionesque letter I've ever seen. Folded into three, one sheet of paper but I still tore it open, read it and then...
[Insert gushy, smiley-riddled response here]: I cried! And my dad cried! And we jumped up and down and did a dance and then I rang my mum and yes, you guessed it, she cried (we're an emotional family, okay?!) So yeah, absolutely over the moon - still can't believe it. Never thought I would post in this thread and the offer's just been the best Christmas present ever
- 22-12-2010 12:47
How you found out: Phone call
[Insert gushy, smiley-riddled response here]: Smileys can't describe how happy I am right now
- 22-12-2010 13:09
How you found out: Tutor emailed me early on, and I was greeted by a letter on the door mat when I got back from holiday yesterday.
Response: Extremely gratified and grateful that reapplying has paid off. After being rejected for PPE last year, people were reluctant to support my decision to try again and 2010 has been turbulent. Anyone in my situation this year, if Oxford really is your dream university, please give yourself another chance.
- 22-12-2010 13:36
College: St Catherine's
Offer: AAA including Mathematics and Chemistry
How you found out: Email
[Insert gushy, smiley-riddled response here]: Oh...My...God! How
- 22-12-2010 14:02
College: St Catherines
Offer: AAA including an A in Geography
How you found out: Checking my email as soon as i woke up
Reaction: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh gosh ive got to get the grades now
- 22-12-2010 14:19
Subject: Classics 1A
Offer: conditional AAA including latin and greek
How you found out: letter on monday
so so so so happy and crazily shocked thought my interviews sucked, but yey!
- 22-12-2010 14:32
College: St Catz
Offer: AAA including A in English Literature
How I found out: Checking my emails early in the morning (well, 11AM) in a bleary-eyed fashion.
Pretty chuffed =)
- 22-12-2010 14:39
Name: Max McGenity
Offer: AAA (in any of EngLit, Maths, Hist or Pol)
How I Found Out: By letter, after sitting by the door for the postie for three hours - the acceptance was visible through the window in the envelope!
Reaction: A lot of jumping, crying and hugging followed by a whole lot of bacon
Absolutely over the moon - best Christmas present EVER!
- 22-12-2010 15:38
Subject: Engineering Science
College: Open offer
Offer: AAA with As in Phys, Maths and Chem
How you found out: Postman arrived this morning with two letters from Oxford, one to say I'd been rejected from Worcester but was likely to be given an offer elsewhere, and one from St Hugh's saying I'd got an Open Offer.
[Insert gushy, smiley-riddled response here]: Rang my mum, who was like, "That's excellent. I'll buy you a chest of drawers." ...
- 22-12-2010 16:02
College: Originally Exeter but pooled to Pembroke
Offer: AAA with an A in chemistry.
How I found out: Letter
Reaction: Started screaming
- 22-12-2010 16:16
Hello! I lurk, thought I'd come out of hiding to post this!
Subject -- Physics
College -- Open offer (Brasenose)
Offer -- AAA in Maths, Physics and Further Maths
I found out this morning via post. Saw the big Brasenose-branded envelope and knew I must have gotten some kind of alternate offer (I didn't interview there). The letter from Worcester informing me that I was getting an offer from another college came at the same time.
Really pleased, I wasn't expecting an offer at all as I thought neither the PAT nor the interviews went particularly well. In fact I thought the interviews were terrible! I guess it just goes to show that you can't second-guess admissions tutors. Now I've got to try and scrape an A in Further Maths!
- 22-12-2010 16:28
Subject: Human Sciences
College: St Catherine's
Offer: AAA Maths, Psychology, English Literature
Reaction: Delirious laughter!
- 22-12-2010 16:59
How you found out: by email
reaction: AHHHH! at first I was rejected then they email me again saying it was a mistake. Wuuu! Im going to oxford baby
- 22-12-2010 17:26
Subject: Economics and Management
College: St Anne's
How I found out: Letter on Saturday
- 22-12-2010 17:27
Subject: Human Sciences
College: St Hugh's
How you found out: Emailed the admissions officer as the post would take weeks to get to my house. Got the scanned letter in return.
[Insert gushy, smiley-riddled response here]: When I told my parents, there was a lot of screaming involved, but I'm still trying to wrap my head around it all. I'm going to Oxford next year. O.O
- 22-12-2010 18:52
Subject: French and Linguistics
How you found out: Letter in the post yesterday.
[Insert gushy, smiley-riddled response here]: 'What the hell?' Aha, my mum burst out laughing at me. Incredibly surprised considering how awful the interviews were. It's not really sunk in, but yeah, cool beans!
- 22-12-2010 18:57
How you found out: email
[Insert gushy, smiley-riddled response here]: Great! Can I go back to sleep now?