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    Hi everyone esp Tina, Mental and lilsunflower (not been emailing u sunflower, just find the happy clappy refreshing - this forum can be so doomful!) You guys are really torturing yourselves here - I know it's hard but it really is best to try and do something that occupies your brain and stops you thinking about it. Like beating up an oxford student.

    Seriously, try not to worry. And mental, my application was mostly soc anth based, I was interviewed by the Arch Dos and all still went well. You can't read too much into these things! Chill pills and chocolate sundaes for everyone.
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    (Original post by Haz)
    Hi everyone esp Tina, Mental and lilsunflower (not been emailing u sunflower, just find the happy clappy refreshing - this forum can be so doomful!) You guys are really torturing yourselves here - I know it's hard but it really is best to try and do something that occupies your brain and stops you thinking about it. Like beating up an oxford student.

    Seriously, try not to worry. And mental, my application was mostly soc anth based, I was interviewed by the Arch Dos and all still went well. You can't read too much into these things! Chill pills and chocolate sundaes for everyone.
    Aww gosh. You're so nice Thanks for that. Hehe.. we're a bit stressed I guess and you're right.. we shouldn't worry too much coz' the moment we get accpeted/pooled/rejected, we'll forget all about it and focus on other things instead. So yeh, I'll be waiting patiently *wishful thinking* until Monday.. and until then, more happy-clappyness.
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    (Original post by leda swanson)
    well done... i got a similar offer from king's, AAA in english, history, german and music... do i still have to do all four A2s? lazy me would rather concentrate on just getting 3 As
    Congrats on the offer. I'm not sure. Personally, I would rather concentrate on 3 as well. I've got exams next week (for 2 ASs that aren't included in the offer - boy am I stupid! and one module that is) and I have done exactly 1 hour revision. And none in the one that actually counts. (Stupid, putting exams after Christmas. Partying is always going to win over studying!). So focusing on 3 would be great. But the thing is, if I do the same amount of work in all 4 then if I mess up in one it doesn't matter so much. I guess it depends on how much of a risk you're prepared to take.
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    pretty chuffed that I managed to get an offer from Caius for medicine. Think its cos I did pretty well on my BMAT, interview weren't that amazing.
    Well done everyone else who got in
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    (Original post by Chegos)
    pretty chuffed that I managed to get an offer from Caius for medicine. Think its cos I did pretty well on my BMAT, interview weren't that amazing.
    Well done everyone else who got in
    coolies, well done, your interview must have been pretty good because medicine is very competitive at caius ! You'll be joining my friend in October (she got in too at caius for med)
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    (Original post by Chegos)
    pretty chuffed that I managed to get an offer from Caius for medicine. Think its cos I did pretty well on my BMAT, interview weren't that amazing.
    Well done everyone else who got in
    Congratulations
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    And to think I was naive enough to think I was the only anxious one! This site is awesome...
    Has anyone applied and/or heard back from Lucy Cavendish College?

    (Original post by Haz)
    Hi everyone esp Tina, Mental and lilsunflower (not been emailing u sunflower, just find the happy clappy refreshing - this forum can be so doomful!) You guys are really torturing yourselves here - I know it's hard but it really is best to try and do something that occupies your brain and stops you thinking about it. Like beating up an oxford student.

    Seriously, try not to worry. And mental, my application was mostly soc anth based, I was interviewed by the Arch Dos and all still went well. You can't read too much into these things! Chill pills and chocolate sundaes for everyone.
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    (Original post by Canada Girl)
    And to think I was naive enough to think I was the only anxious one! This site is awesome...
    Has anyone applied and/or heard back from Lucy Cavendish College?
    Hehe you should have been here earlier. People like me and Mental were just going nuts and tearing our hair out.
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    I know! I am a (kinda) mature student (I'm 24) and have already been in uni for a couple of years. I can honestly say I have never been this anxious before waiting for a reply from a program--and I am completing a master's degree! I wasn't even asked to attend an interview at Cam, but rather, had to take my tests here (in Canada). I even told them I was willing to fly over the pond...


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    Hehe you should have been here earlier. People like me and Mental were just going nuts and tearing our hair out.
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    (Original post by Canada Girl)
    I know! I am a (kinda) mature student (I'm 24) and have already been in uni for a couple of years. I can honestly say I have never been this anxious before waiting for a reply from a program--and I am completing a master's degree! I wasn't even asked to attend an interview at Cam, but rather, had to take my tests here (in Canada). I even told them I was willing to fly over the pond...
    Yeh! I flew over a larger pond! was an 18 hour flight.. so painfully long... I could have opted to take the interviews in Singapore/Malaysia which is 2 hours away and I go there every month or so.. but I wanted to visit Cambridge and I had a great time!

    I don't think anyone other than fellow worriers can sympathise with my having to wait for an entire month after everyone's already gotten their results. Hopefully my college will be nice and fax me on Monday (it'll be night time here).

    Btw, which course and college did you apply to?
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    I applied to read law at Lucy Cavendish. That is so weird that you were "allowed" to fly to Cambridge. It's a 6-hour flight to the UK from where I am and I was told by the college that international applicants often take the tests in their home country. Gosh, I hope this doesn't mean I wasn't even worth interviewing! I bet Cambridge is lovely!


    (Original post by lilsunflower)
    Yeh! I flew over a larger pond! was an 18 hour flight.. so painfully long... I could have opted to take the interviews in Singapore/Malaysia which is 2 hours away and I go there every month or so.. but I wanted to visit Cambridge and I had a great time!

    I don't think anyone other than fellow worriers can sympathise with my having to wait for an entire month after everyone's already gotten their results. Hopefully my college will be nice and fax me on Monday (it'll be night time here).

    Btw, which course and college did you apply to?
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    (Original post by Canada Girl)
    I applied to read law at Lucy Cavendish. That is so weird that you were "allowed" to fly to Cambridge. It's a 6-hour flight to the UK from where I am and I was told by the college that international applicants often take the tests in their home country. Gosh, I hope this doesn't mean I wasn't even worth interviewing! I bet Cambridge is lovely!
    You had tests? Maybe they just thought you WERE good enough so you didn't need an interview.. plus you're a mature student yeh? The flight was so bad though, jet leg + being dunked in cold weather after 32 degrees celcius in Brunei is just really unpleassant.
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    Doesn't eveyone have entrance tests? I had a 3 hour exam: 1.5 hr. logic questions and 1.5 hr. essay. And there was construction happening on the street below!
    You're lucky you got to visit Cambridge. I think meeting the admissions committee is always to your advantage, so I think the 18-hour flight was worth it! Good luck and I'm rooting for you here!
    What subject and college did you apply to?

    (Original post by lilsunflower)
    You had tests? Maybe they just thought you WERE good enough so you didn't need an interview.. plus you're a mature student yeh? The flight was so bad though, jet leg + being dunked in cold weather after 32 degrees celcius in Brunei is just really unpleassant.
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    (Original post by Canada Girl)
    Doesn't eveyone have entrance tests? I had a 3 hour exam: 1.5 hr. logic questions and 1.5 hr. essay. And there was construction happening on the street below!
    You're lucky you got to visit Cambridge. I think meeting the admissions committee is always to your advantage, so I think the 18-hour flight was worth it! Good luck and I'm rooting for you here!
    What subject and college did you apply to?
    Woah you're ANOTHER really nice person Thanks. I didn't have to take entrance tests... weird eh? Or write essays either. I just had to send in my results and go for the interviews. This was for Law at Downing. Oh gosh, the questions were real killers. Ask me to do this intepretation of a Statute from 3 different points of view, make a judgment and give reasons why. Then they asked me to compare Elizabeth bennett and Emma Woodhouse.. also asked me Why Law... urm.. 3 scenarios for contract, 3 scenarios for murder.. we talked about eminent Downing graduates and cambridge graduates in South East Asia.. what I had read. So many! And I sounded real stupid. Then they asked me about parliament and why judges can make decisions whie greengrocers don't. ARGH. Thinking about it makes me sick I think you're lucky you didn't have to go...
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    Well, it sounds like you knew what you were talking about! I am assuming your school prepped you for the impending interview, cause you seemed like you were expecting these sorts of questions. Hard questions! But I hear the harder the questions, the more apt the interviewers think you are at answering tough questions.
    In NAmerica, we don't have A-levels and no one knows (i.e. uni administrators) what the process of application to Cam or Oxford is. I recall opening up my test booklet and expecting 2 essays, and was taken aback by the "logic" questions. I actually sat there for 5 minutes and had to calm myself down after the initial "what IS this?" passed by.


    (Original post by lilsunflower)
    Woah you're ANOTHER really nice person Thanks. I didn't have to take entrance tests... weird eh? Or write essays either. I just had to send in my results and go for the interviews. This was for Law at Downing. Oh gosh, the questions were real killers. Ask me to do this intepretation of a Statute from 3 different points of view, make a judgment and give reasons why. Then they asked me to compare Elizabeth bennett and Emma Woodhouse.. also asked me Why Law... urm.. 3 scenarios for contract, 3 scenarios for murder.. we talked about eminent Downing graduates and cambridge graduates in South East Asia.. what I had read. So many! And I sounded real stupid. Then they asked me about parliament and why judges can make decisions whie greengrocers don't. ARGH. Thinking about it makes me sick I think you're lucky you didn't have to go...
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    (Original post by Canada Girl)
    Well, it sounds like you knew what you were talking about! I am assuming your school prepped you for the impending interview, cause you seemed like you were expecting these sorts of questions. Hard questions! But I hear the harder the questions, the more apt the interviewers think you are at answering tough questions.
    In NAmerica, we don't have A-levels and no one knows (i.e. uni administrators) what the process of application to Cam or Oxford is. I recall opening up my test booklet and expecting 2 essays, and was taken aback by the "logic" questions. I actually sat there for 5 minutes and had to calm myself down after the initial "what IS this?" passed by.
    Nah.. We didn't get prepared at all which was quite scary. No one has ever been to Cambridge from my school, and also my country so it's quite hard to prepare. We just took a blind shot.
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    (a) College? Selwyn
    (b) Subject? Medicine
    (c) Yay or nay or pooled? Yay
    (d) Expected? no
    (e) Offer requirements if yay? AAA from 4 A-levels
    (f) Thoughts ? Absolutely FANTASTIC
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    (Original post by John-P)
    (a) College? Selwyn
    (b) Subject? Medicine
    (c) Yay or nay or pooled? Yay
    (d) Expected? no
    (e) Offer requirements if yay? AAA from 4 A-levels
    (f) Thoughts ? Absolutely FANTASTIC
    Congratulations! Now you can celebrate the new year
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    Hey lilsunflower, any news yet??
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    (Original post by Hells Bells)
    Hey lilsunflower, any news yet??
    Awww.. no not yet. I guess they're gonna tell me on Monday. I don't know why the admissions office aren't open from Friday to Sunday. Weird eh? You think they're having a long holiday? Grrr.. if only I could just ring them up to check if they were open. But thanks for asking. I just don't like waiting. If I get rejected, then I know that for the whole 2004 I don't need to work too hard and can still get into a good uni. So yeh, I need to know my status before I make plans on whether to work hard or not. hehe.. pretty lame! but true.
 
 
 
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