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    On my interview day back in December they said at that point they had already received something like 20% more applicants than last year for the department, and were projecting that by the deadline they would have something like 40% more applicants than last year, they said getting to interview was a huge achievement so they do not interview all those that meet the requirements, only a select few. A lot of my friends have applied and interestingly all those who applied to Oxbridge haven't heard and those that didn't have offers from imperial already. This isn't to say Oxbridge candidates won't get offers but perhaps they don't invite them to interview till after they would have heard from Oxbridge.


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    Course: MEng Computing (w/ International Year)
    Subjects: Maths, Further Maths, Physics
    AS Grades: AAAA (Dropped Chemistry)
    Predicted Grades: A*A*A*

    Offer: A*A*A (Maths, Further Maths, Physics)

    For some context: Applied a few days before the Oxbridge deadline and had an interview on 25th November. Got the offer about 2 weeks after (though I only knew the grades required through UCAS a week after that) which was reassuring after my rejection from Oxford a few days prior.
    My previous CS experience was from a week's work experience and from the CS50x online course, in case anybody is waiting for an interview and comparing themselves with other people.
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    (Original post by KingKumar)
    I can't find it now but when I looked at a staff calendar a while back they had listed one more interview day in the beginning of March. Maybe this date has been scrapped or being used as a backup?

    Edit: here - http://www.imperial.ac.uk/computing/staff/
    Seriously don't worry about not getting an interview early, half the people in my group got into oxbridge so I very much doubt they get the best people in early; they may do it by surname or some other criteria. Also they have only done 4 out of 7 interview days (one of the helpers told me this) so don't worry!
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    I still haven't heard from Imperial yet. I applied in early October too. Will I even get an interview?

    Course: BEng Computing
    Subjects: Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Computing, Chemistry (AS)
    Grades: AAAAA
    Predicted: A*A*A*A*
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    Don't worry I haven't heard from them either and I applied late October, I've been in touch with the admissions team and they said that there are many applications to process through and it doesn't mean that you're a bad candidate, they're processing them so hopefully we'll hear back soon

    I'm also applying to BEng Computing

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    Alright that's nice to hear. Thanks
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    So I just got invited for an online admissions test.
    Anyone have any tips or information about the exam?
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    Just got an offer for MEng Computing! Anybody else got an offer email?
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    (Original post by zshn)
    Just got an offer for MEng Computing! Anybody else got an offer email?
    Congrats! What's the conditions?

    edit: oh yeh they prob haven't come through yet have they lol
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    Nice dude, I still haven't got my interview yet, I fear rejection now because it is getting close to the final interview date and i still haven't heard anything from them

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    (Original post by Rabadon)
    Congrats! What's the conditions?

    edit: oh yeh they prob haven't come through yet have they lol
    Thanks man! Yeah, no idea on the conditions yet, doesn't help that UCAS Track is down.
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    Can anyone tell me what the interview is like? I have mine on Wednesday and was wondering what sort of questions they can ask. I've heard a lot of it is personal statement based but how often do they ask mathematical or logical problem questions? would like to know the sort of thing to revise.
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    (Original post by zshn)
    Just got an offer for MEng Computing! Anybody else got an offer email?
    Same!!
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    (Original post by Alby1234)
    Can anyone tell me what the interview is like? I have mine on Wednesday and was wondering what sort of questions they can ask. I've heard a lot of it is personal statement based but how often do they ask mathematical or logical problem questions? would like to know the sort of thing to revise.
    There's a lot of discussion about your personal statement and your motivation to study Computing. It helps if you've done an EPQ on a computing-related topic (or if you're just interested and have researched a certain area), as it gives you something to discuss with the interviewer.

    Everyone on my interview day pretty much got two logic questions, kinda like small puzzles instead of involving too much maths. If you're asked a maths question it will probably be sketching some sort of graph, so I'd make sure you're familiar with the graphs you're expected to know at A Level, they'll probably ask you to draw a combination of two (e.g. drawing sin(X)/X is easier if you know sin(X) and 1/X). You will almost definitely need to ask for a hint from the interviewer so don't be worried if you don't understand a question immediately, try your best to work through it and speak aloud about your thought process. It took me a lot of hints to stumble through answering the first question.

    It's a lot less formal than you think it is, look smart but I don't think there's any need to wear a suit. I did, but a lot of people didn't and they still looked appropriately dressed.

    Hope this helps!

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    Same!!
    Congrats! Have you got your conditions yet?
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    (Original post by zshn)
    Congrats! Have you got your conditions yet?
    Nope not yet, it said on the email within the coming weeks, I'm nervous it's going to be really high
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    (Original post by realhb)
    Nope not yet, it said on the email within the coming weeks, I'm nervous it's going to be really high
    Yeah if there's STEP in the offer I'm probably not going to firm it :/
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    (Original post by zshn)
    Yeah if there's STEP in the offer I'm probably not going to firm it :/
    Where else did you apply to?
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    (Original post by edothero)
    Where else did you apply to?
    Imperial, Warwick, Birmingham, Southampton, Loughborough (biggest regret of my life). How about you?
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    (Original post by zshn)
    Imperial, Warwick, Birmingham, Southampton, Loughborough (biggest regret of my life). How about you?
    Why do you regret it lmao
    Imperial, UCL, KCL, QMUL

    No reply from Imperial or UCL as of yet I'm afraid

    Good luck with the offer, hoping no STEP!
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    (Original post by edothero)
    Why do you regret it lmao
    Imperial, UCL, KCL, QMUL

    No reply from Imperial or UCL as of yet I'm afraid

    Good luck with the offer, hoping no STEP!
    Did you only apply to 4? What grades did you get?

    And your choices are a lot better than mine imo, I realised after I'd applied that studying in London would be awesome. I picked Loughborough as a backup (ABB offer) but I wish I'd applied to UCL instead :/
 
 
 
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