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    (Original post by Athena)
    Is this for architecture? If you can tell us the subject, I can point you in the direction of the correct course thread...
    Yes, Architecture.
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    (Original post by JollyPilgrim)
    I guess there are not many Wolfson undergrads. Maybe around 30 odd admitted each year? Should be easier to get to know each other.
    I thought somewhere was mentioned they have 110 undergrads so sounds feasible. You can always look at the undergraduate admissions statistics the university publish.

    (Original post by JollyPilgrim)
    kick Wolfson up the Tompkins Table?
    Well actually this is a discussion I'm interested to have.
    I wonder what is going on, that causes the mature colleges to consistently appear at the bottom of the tables. I wonder what is going on that is skewing it like that......

    I'd be interested to see stats on results vs age at _all_ colleges, and also consider what is going on in terms of undergrad vs graduate stats. Remember that the mature colleges are mostly graduate students, disproportionately compared to many colleges...

    What is it that those tables are measuring, etc...?
    Puzzle!
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    (Original post by enyc)
    I thought somewhere was mentioned they have 110 undergrads so sounds feasible. You can always look at the undergraduate admissions statistics the university publish.

    Well actually this is a discussion I'm interested to have.
    I wonder what is going on, that causes the mature colleges to consistently appear at the bottom of the tables. I wonder what is going on that is skewing it like that......
    Wolfson is in 24th place on the 2010 table (up from 27th) with a score of 59.51%. Fitzwilliam (22nd) and Hughes Hall (27th) have 59.56% and 57.98% respectively, so the actual differences seem to be minute at best. However, the percentage of firsts is about 11%, whereas the other colleges in that area have figures of 14–16% (22nd–27th places).

    I think the skewing might have something to do with Wolfson having a smaller undergraduate population—i.e., individual bad results affect the overall college performance much more than at other colleges. However, that doesn't explain why Wolfson is seldom above 25th place on the table. Maybe Wolfson has lower/other criteria for admission and so increase the risk of admitting the occasional underachiever, who will in turn affect the overall figures relatively more than at the larger colleges (cf. proportion of firsts)?

    I'd be interested to see stats on results vs age at _all_ colleges, and also consider what is going on in terms of undergrad vs graduate stats.
    What do you mean?

    Remember that the mature colleges are mostly graduate students, disproportionately compared to many colleges...

    What is it that those tables are measuring, etc...?
    Puzzle!
    From the Wikipedia article:

    The table allocates 5 points for a First Class degree, 3 points for an Upper Second (known also as a 2-1), 2 points for a Lower Second (a 2-2), 1 point for a Third and no points for someone only granted an allowance towards an Ordinary Degree. The scores in each subject are then weighted to a common average, to avoid the bias towards colleges with higher proportions of students entered for subjects which receive higher average grades. The result is expressed as a percentage of the total number of points available.
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    (Original post by EWS)
    the actual differences seem to be minute at best. However, the percentage of firsts is about 11%, whereas the other colleges in that area have figures of 14–16% (22nd–27th places).
    (Original post by EWS)
    I think the skewing might have something to do with Wolfson having a smaller undergraduate population
    Yes, and the same would apply to Hughes and St.Edmunds' of course. They all seem near the bottom of the table for some reason.

    (Original post by EWS)
    Maybe Wolfson has lower/other criteria for admission and so increase the risk of admitting the occasional underachiever
    I was told they belong to the mature students' admissions forum or something like that, they definitely consider more aspects. At the mature applicants support day it sounded like they have many people who are second chance students for some reason or another.

    (Original post by enyc)
    I'd be interested to see stats on results vs age at _all_ colleges, and also consider what is going on in terms of undergrad vs graduate stats.
    (Original post by EWS)
    What do you mean?
    I mean, I would be interested to see stats on results, in which 'age' and 'graduate vs undergrad' is part of the axis/graph/results. Hummm not sure if that makes sense.

    (Original post by EWS)
    From the Wikipedia article:
    OK, now understood.
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    Thought I'd revive this thread. Any other Wolfson applicants out there?
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    I've applied to Wolfson to study history- no interview date yet but I remain hopeful!
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    (Original post by Flibbles)
    I've applied to Wolfson to study history- no interview date yet but I remain hopeful!
    Hello

    Nice to meet someone else applying to Wolfson on here. I've applied to study medicine and don't have an interview date either. Hope Wolfson don't keep us in suspense too long!
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    hey guys, i'm also waiting, applied to study economics nice to meet you~~
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    Greetings. Anyone here reading Law? It'll be cool if someone can share me their interview experience for Law

    Also, I know this is going to sound stupid. But what is the correct way to pronounce Hrebeniak? Would it be Reh-Bern-Knack? I just need to be 100% sure

    Thank you.
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    If you read phonemic transcriptions it's a bit like this: /r?b?n?æk/. I also have it on good authority that some people just call him Dr H, but you might not want to push your luck on the first date.
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    (Original post by EWS)
    If you read phonemic transcriptions it's a bit like this: /r?b?n?æk/. I also have it on good authority that some people just call him Dr H, but you might not want to push your luck on the first date.
    Oh gosh... Im not very good with phonemic transcriptions. But thank you anyway
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    I got an interview at Wolfson coming up soon, got pooled here after Open Application. As I will be just a few days over 21 when I start if I get an offer, I'd say I'll prolly have more in common with the 18-19 year old kids at the other colleges than mature undergrads/postgrads who will be like 25+. Since there doesnt seem to be many threads/articles about this kind of small and secluded college in the outskirts of town, I wonder if anyone here can give some of their opinions on the college life, looks (during summer time), convenience of location, inclusion with the other colleges etc? How do students at other colleges view Wolfson? I hope we are not getting ostracised
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    Isaiah Berlin for the win
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    Hey Lots of Hugs,

    Ill be a few days over 21 when i go to Wolfson next year, I was offered deferred entry after bein pooled. Trust me the 25+ grads will be cool and you'll definatly have fun at the college, ultimately you make your experiance so just put in the effort and there is nothing to be worried about.

    Out of interest what are you applying for?
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    (Original post by Lots of hugs)
    I got an interview at Wolfson coming up soon, got pooled here after Open Application. As I will be just a few days over 21 when I start if I get an offer, I'd say I'll prolly have more in common with the 18-19 year old kids at the other colleges than mature undergrads/postgrads who will be like 25+. Since there doesnt seem to be many threads/articles about this kind of small and secluded college in the outskirts of town, I wonder if anyone here can give some of their opinions on the college life, looks (during summer time), convenience of location, inclusion with the other colleges etc? How do students at other colleges view Wolfson? I hope we are not getting ostracised
    You probably will have more in common with the younger undergraduate students.

    I personally think there is somewhat of a division on the course between the 18 year olds and the older students. Though nearly everyone tends to stick with people from their own college to be honest.

    As for Wolfson being 'small and secluded', I've been before and it's anything but. Apparently it has something like 700 students, and is the biggest (and richest) mature college. Plus many other colleges are further out.
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    Hey,

    I was just wondering if there was anyone else who is going to be attending wolfson next year......

    I will be studying English Literature and will be 21 when I start.

    Hopefully a few people will pop up
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    (Original post by JohnGalt)
    Hey,

    I was just wondering if there was anyone else who is going to be attending wolfson next year......

    I will be studying English Literature and will be 21 when I start.

    Hopefully a few people will pop up
    Hi there

    don't know how we missed you, "no chance" was sending a pm to all prospective Wolfson students - there are a few hanging around here. Actually, "no chance" is also going to study English like you. Then there is Bernard and me going to read Econmics and Tanawat and steaphkoala to read Law and alice8 for PPS.

    It's a great pleasure to meet you You already in or do you have any conditions?

    Edit: oh, right, forgot: I'll be 24 at the start
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    Hey,

    yea, no idea how we all missed you. But yea, I'm Tanawat (T), will be 21 at the start of the term (although will be a month-ish away from 22), and will also be reading law

    nice to meet you

    -T
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    (Original post by JohnGalt)
    Hey,

    I was just wondering if there was anyone else who is going to be attending wolfson next year......

    I will be studying English Literature and will be 21 when I start.

    Hopefully a few people will pop up
    Hey there. As Kashiya mentioned I am also going to be reading English come October, I'll be 21 too. Also, Ayn Rand is rubbish, .
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    (Original post by no chance)
    Also, Ayn Rand is rubbish, .
    Oh no
    we are not even really in there and I already have no idea what we are talking about luckily there is Wikipedia
 
 
 

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