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Hey LSF,

Have you ruled out the option of re applying? I know a lot of people on here will disagree with me, but I think if you want to go to Oxbridge as much as I think you do, then you should perhaps give it some thought. You've already heard the stories about people being rejected first time round then gaining the highest firsts!! If you don't get in the second time then maybe consider elsewhere.

No doubt people will say 'there are other good unis' etc. and Nottingham is exceptional for Law, but in my opinion, if you are about to spend 75K on an education, you might as well make sure you have tried more than once to get in to the place you want to be. That is a lot of money you know. Many of those advising against reapplying may not know how much money you are spending. Perhaps wait and see what the comments of the interviewers are, and if you think they are minor enough, then reapply.

One year is a fraction of your life. You may even be able to do something in your gap year that will strengthen your application. Maybe consider an Oxford college?

However, the downside to reapplying is that you will have to go through this whole nightmare again, and you may be rejected again!
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yeah me 2! still waiting to hear!!!! i never thought that we wouldnt find out until 5th of jan, i will of been waiting a whole wk now!
Where/what did you apply to/for? Im not sure how to feel about being the last ones to know.......

Do you think they are waiting to look at pooled applicants before making final decisions about us??
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Where/what did you apply to/for? Im not sure how to feel about being the last ones to know.......

Do you think they are waiting to look at pooled applicants before making final decisions about us??
robinson to do music!

i asked other robinson applicants on this forum, only found 2 but they said that they hadn't heard yet either!

its weird dont u think! cos surley i thought they would of made their minds up before xmas!

what course col u applied 2?

im not sure how 2 feel neither, but then it hasnt wrecked my xmas holz i suppose if i was 2 be rejected!
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robinson to do music!

i asked other robinson applicants on this forum, only found 2 but they said that they hadn't heard yet either!

its weird dont u think! cos surley i thought they would of made their minds up before xmas!

what course col u applied 2?

im not sure how 2 feel neither, but then it hasnt wrecked my xmas holz i suppose if i was 2 be rejected!
I applied to Wolfson for Arch and Anth....

Maybe these 'modern' colleges just take longer.........
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I applied to Wolfson for Arch and Anth....

Maybe these 'modern' colleges just take longer.........
yep thats what i thought, so i assumed that most people fom these cols dont no.
if i dont know by mon! well ill start 2 get more worried then. also i no sum people from pembroke that dont no yet either! not giving up completely yet!
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(Original post by Mentally Ill)
I applied to Wolfson for Arch and Anth....

Maybe these 'modern' colleges just take longer.........
Is Wolfson one of the ones that has a higher percentage of graduates compared to other colleges?
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I just wanted to say that getting in oxford or cambridge should not be actually that big deal. It's just our, the class of intellectually superior savants, attitude towards it that makes it such a huge thing.
Keynes went to Cambridge , Ali G went to Oxford , what about everybody else ? studyin in oxbridge doesn't guarantee success in life.
So all you people out there that didn't get in, dont allow this to hold you back! Not only can u still succeed as much, but you are also guaranteed a much better time. Go party in a Nottingham club and call me up around midnight check if i have finished any of my extended essays for that week just yet!
As I was told by an american academic advisor " It doesn't matter which college you go to, all that matters is what you make out of it" !

I hope ya'll make the best out of your years wherever you go!

Best wishes,
hey that's the nicest thing i have heard since i was rejected this morning i concur. i know many ppl will think i agree becoz i belong to the group of rejected students who try to denounce the colleges that rejected them, but ever since i started my college research, i've constantly been debating about this issue. i've reached the conclusion, that there is no point in killing oneself for educational purposes and not enjoying life. i understand that to some (perhaps me too :-P) studying and expanding one's intellect is enjoying life...but nevertheless, as you have already pointed out, going to cambridge does not guarantee success and wanting to succeed in life should not be one's only motivation for going to cam. hopefully i will be going to imperial and will have hell of a time in london

good luck to all of you for the future and sorry for these random thoughts...
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BIG BIG BIG Thank You to all those people who have tried to cheer me up and given me support in one way or another. I've tried PMing lil thank yous to each of you but in case I missed anyone out, just wanted to show my appreciation.

I hope that everyone else gets a lil bit of kindness whenever they need it. Even though I've been rejected and really shouldn't be in this forum anymore, I'm gonna hang around coz' its full of really great people that are not only accomplished and extremely smart, but also have big warm hearts. Thanks!

xoxo Flo
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hey that's the nicest thing i have heard since i was rejected this morning
Well said. This forum is full of sweeties innit? Lolz. Just looking back at all the lovely things they've said really warms my heart. Being rejected sucks, but at least I didn't have to go through it alone.
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Is Wolfson one of the ones that has a higher percentage of graduates compared to other colleges?
Yeah, Wolfson is a graduate college and was initially created to be for research only as the tutors did not want to spend time on supervisions with undergrads....but since then they decided to offer about 90 places for mature undergrads......
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I haven't heard back from Lucy Cavendish College (for law)--and it's for mature students, too. Has anyone applied/heard back from that college?
p.s. LSF: you'll be a big fish in a little pond at Nott Uni!


(Original post by Mentally Ill)
Yeah, Wolfson is a graduate college and was initially created to be for research only as the tutors did not want to spend time on supervisions with undergrads....but since then they decided to offer about 90 places for mature undergrads......
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Perhaps that is cos you're in Canada??

I dont think Wolfson have posted yet....They dont return to college until Monday.....

I dont think it is a grad college thing to send it out late cos someone on here who lives in NY had an offer from Huges hall!

How old are you?

(Original post by Canada Girl)
I haven't heard back from Lucy Cavendish College (for law)--and it's for mature students, too. Has anyone applied/heard back from that college?
p.s. LSF: you'll be a big fish in a little pond at Nott Uni!
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I'm 24. Already been in Uni for 7 years (!). Just completing my master's and have applied to law at Cam, in Canada, and the US. But I *really* don't want to go to the States and I would rather not spend another 3 years towards a law degree at my Uni right now.


(Original post by Mentally Ill)
Perhaps that is cos you're in Canada??

I dont think Wolfson have posted yet....They dont return to college until Monday.....

I dont think it is a grad college thing to send it out late cos someone on here who lives in NY had an offer from Huges hall!

How old are you?
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WOW

What have you been studying so far? And why so much study? Do you not want to work??????


(Original post by Canada Girl)
I'm 24. Already been in Uni for 7 years (!). Just completing my master's and have applied to law at Cam, in Canada, and the US. But I *really* don't want to go to the States and I would rather not spend another 3 years towards a law degree at my Uni right now.
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Me? Work? But seriously, I am doing a masters in public health and want to get into consulting/medical ethics. I figure the job will come eventually. It's not really impressive--I'm just a couple of steps ahead of all of you. After all, the majority of you are only 18!

(Original post by Mentally Ill)
WOW

What have you been studying so far? And why so much study? Do you not want to work??????
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hey that's the nicest thing i have heard since i was rejected this morning
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Ellooo,,
That line is very flattering .
I am glad wa i said did help .. despite fallaciously sayin that Ali G went to Oxford which pissed off all the cambridge dudez ... my sincere apologiez..

All the best in IC dudette..
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Has anyone heard yet? I called my col and they said they're not posting till the 30th argh! xx

hi has anyone still not heard yet? i am applying to christ's for medicine. anyone else also applying there? i am so worried about this because all my friends have heard and i havent. i just wanted to know if anyone else who has applied to christs had got in...
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Oh no LilSunflower *big hugs*

I'm so sorry it wasn't the result you were hoping for after that agonising wait.

You'll have a fab time at Nottingham and wonder what the fuss was all about.
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really so u think royal holloway is good?

ive got an offer from there same as u 3 bs or abc, but i didnt think it was that marvellous , but then i dont no anything about it!
Hi Kat!

We must've had the same interviewer at Trinity! Paul Wingfield? What a nice bloke!

You may well be right about Choral Awards at Sidney though I'm sure that when I looked they only did the 'apply when you get there'variety. Either way it didn't matter - I'd already decided I didn't fancy spending a week there in September when I was going to be out of college so much anyway. I'm an alto, btw (well a mezzo, but they don't do 'mezzo' awards, do they? lol)

Royal Holloway has a 5* rating for the quality of its research, just like Cam. I don't know what it was like formerly but it's certainly got a good reputation now, especially since its link-up with the RCM. I didn't much like the halls of residence and it's SO expensive there - DOUBLE Cam! But there you go - sometimes you have to compromise. It was recommended to me by people I trust in the music business and who know what they are talking about - my instrumental teacher, my friend's dad, who is a music tutor at KCL and another friend who is a music tutor at Southampton.
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hey, i applied to do music at Kings and got pooled....guess a jazz saxophonist aint their thang!!!!! lol! Good luck in the pool!
Hi

I so nearly applied to Kings. I'd set my heart on going there since I was 14 but changed my mind at the last minute. I really liked Nick Marston when I met him at the Open Day but Kings seemed SO big and filled with tourists. I felt a bit vulnerable.

Good luck in the pool to you, too!
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