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    (Original post by hollyismyname)
    Holy crumpets how did you get rejected?! I'm happy for you that you got the one you wanted though! But still, they must be crazy to reject you!!
    Haha I thought my grades were pretty subpar by Durham standards, but I got the standard email saying that out of 1300ish applicants there are only 120 places for Lit, so it's no wonder even people with grades I could only dream of are being unsuccessful. Thanks, good luck with whatever you're doing
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    (Original post by scratchedpaw)
    Yeah I went to one in September and it's a really pretty city, students were lovely and obviously I can't say much about any department other than maths, but I liked my department at least. Durham is full of stunning architecture and has a nice feel to it, like they want you to achieve academic pinnacles but they also want you to be a well rounded human being. I had a look around some of the colleges (can't remember which ones now) and then set my heart of Hatfield, which was having work done on it at the time. The only real downside is how hilly it is, but on the other hand walking up and down hills is a good way to stay fit, especially seeing how you'll be walking everywhere as students aren't allowed cars. Also they try to stage nights out in Newcastle a lot, but as a North Easterner I can tell you they aren't right next door to each other, but you can still get there in about half an hour with reasonable traffic. Obviously I like it and that's why it's my firm hahaha Have you not been on an open day?
    No I didn't, I'm from France and it was a weekend in September so flights were very very expensive... I sent my best friend on a trip there though (she's also applying) and we're looked online at colleges together, narrowed them down to three for her to visit and so she picked one for me. She said it felt very serious though, which I wasn't too sure about, as it's always nice having fun conversations with tutors and teachers. I'm thinking of deferring or reapplying though (a gap year opportunity has come up), so I'll make sure I can go myself this time around!
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    Any offers for maths?
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    (Original post by alow)
    It's hardly my fault you can't handle the banter.
    As previous posts have quite rightly stated, ignore this troll. Even in jest, posts such as these are both really STUPID and idiotic, wherever the person attends.

    I highly doubt it is In anyway representative of Oxbridge students, remember most normal people do not think this way. A sense of humour/"banter" does not justify insulting people or causing offence.

    Sincere best wishes to all those applying for university. One word of wisdom from parents. There are many things that contribute to a "happy and fulfilled existence", academia is just one of many. 😀
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    (Original post by IsaacMed17)
    Any offers for maths?
    I got an A*AA MMath offer 13th January, but I know 3 people still waiting to hear back from maths so I wouldn't worry if you haven't heard back yet
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    (Original post by Tessie25)
    Haha I thought my grades were pretty subpar by Durham standards, but I got the standard email saying that out of 1300ish applicants there are only 120 places for Lit, so it's no wonder even people with grades I could only dream of are being unsuccessful. Thanks, good luck with whatever you're doing
    No your grades are so good- those GCSEs! It's crazy they must get loads of candidates who are exceptional because your grades are amazing! Thank you, still waiting to hear about Eng Lit- not feeling too hopeful now haha!
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    (Original post by mazzaion)
    No I didn't, I'm from France and it was a weekend in September so flights were very very expensive... I sent my best friend on a trip there though (she's also applying) and we're looked online at colleges together, narrowed them down to three for her to visit and so she picked one for me. She said it felt very serious though, which I wasn't too sure about, as it's always nice having fun conversations with tutors and teachers. I'm thinking of deferring or reapplying though (a gap year opportunity has come up), so I'll make sure I can go myself this time around!
    The atmosphere is quite studious, which is what you can expect from a collegiate university. I suppose different people like different things. Honestly can't tell you what your department are like because I just looked at mine Hahahaha whatever you decide to do, bonne chance!
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    (Original post by greenmermaid)
    i applied for law and haven't heard anything yet
    sameeeee, the wait is enough to freak me out, I heard some have already heard back :/
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    yeah my UCAS track stalking is becoming slightly intense 😂 Hopefully we will hear soon ! Goodluck
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    (Original post by PandyyCD97)
    Has anybody heard back for Law yet?
    Nope! Still waiting... Any offers?
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    (Original post by eleanor27)
    Applied early October and heard December 10th for Arabic and Spanish- got an offer what languages are you?
    Well Done!
    French and Spanish i have offers from all other units but durham!
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    (Original post by GigiRaffaeli)
    Nope! Still waiting... Any offers?
    I've got offers from Bristol, Warwick and Southampton. What about you?
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    Anybody got any offers for economics?
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    (Original post by Pauli14)
    Not Biomedical Sciences, but Biosciences and yes, I heard in December☺️
    can I ask what your grades and offer are? I still haven't heard anything 😁
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    Got an offer to study Music for AAB
    I just got my offer yesterday- when will they let us know what college we will be allocated to?
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    (Original post by Els-12)
    Has anyone received a modern languages offer? Durham is the only uni I haven't heard from!
    I did last week and I applied early October
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    (Original post by nelizabeth_)
    I did last week and I applied early October
    Well Done! what languages have you applied for?
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    Are you less likely to be allocated your first choice college if you apply later on? Or do all applications before 15th January have equal chance?
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    (Original post by 09PB)
    can I ask what your grades and offer are? I still haven't heard anything 😁
    I'm from Spain and I have international qualification but I have an average of 10/10 last year and the offer just states that I need a 9/10 this year. I think a 10 is an A* and a 9 is an A, but I'm not really sure😁
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    (Original post by scratchedpaw)
    I got an A*AA MMath offer 13th January, but I know 3 people still waiting to hear back from maths so I wouldn't worry if you haven't heard back yet
    Cheers!
 
 
 
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