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(Original post by akk713)
let's keep it up

I'm bored
300 posts to go (ucas one has 980)
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Yes and no.

Oxford send you round the different colleges for strings of interviews over the course of 3-4 days depending on whether your 1st choice college has filled up its places already or not. Cambridge give you 1/2/3 interviews at your first choice college over one or two days. Some Classiscists get interviewed at New Hall also, which is kind of a 'pool' college due to low application numbers. Then at Cam you either get rejected, offered, or pooled. The pooling takes place in the first week of Jan where other colleges who have had lower numbers of applications get to pick and choose candidates to fill up their places, from the pool.

Interviews are quite similar, assessing your knowledge of the subject applied for, aptitude, and ability to think on your feet- think random questions and logic questions, plus impossible ones.

Hope that helps
thanks for explaining, but I heard you can get pooled and then accepted without any more interviews?
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Why do they take you so long??

Oh for the difference I meant in terms of interviews format, what they're after... are they pretty much similar...
Cam has 1 general and 1/2 technical normally. Oxford...for each college they normally have 1/2 interviews which are nearly all technical
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(Original post by lizzzy`)
Oxford was exposed I think for agreeing to a hefty sum of money for a place.
SERIOUS?
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thanks for explaining, but I heard you can get pooled and then accepted without any more interviews?
that is true. but it is fairly unlikely to get a place once you have been pooled. only a quite low precentage does unfortunately...
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Oxford was exposed I think for agreeing to a hefty sum of money for a place.
but I don't think they favour rich kids do they?
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thanks for explaining, but I heard you can get pooled and then accepted without any more interviews?
Yes you can, if your interview notes reflect that you were a good candidate etc. But some colleges will interview if otherwise, or if they want to find out more.
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Where are the letters now? Have they got to London yet? Are they being sorted?
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if u do get pooled, and asked for another interview would you go up?
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(Original post by manu)
that is true. but it is fairly unlikely to get a place once you have been pooled. only a quite low precentage does unfortunately...
oh... I don't know why I always get a feeling that I'll get pooled
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Where are the letters now? Have they got to London yet? Are they being sorted?
i think they still have to be collected...

...maybe a royal-mail-van is just about to be kidnapped...
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(Original post by akk713)
thanks for explaining, but I heard you can get pooled and then accepted without any more interviews?
I think (but im not sure) that its 1/5 of all those that get pooled that get offers without interview..its basically when you were really good at interview and everything else...but ur college had unusually high number of amazing applicants
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but I don't think they favour rich kids do they?
That is a bit of an ambiguous statement- Oxbridge have come under fire for their low % of state school applicants/acceptances. At the moment the average I think is about 50-50 independent-state. Whether these students are rich is another matter(state or independent), and I don't think they have any way of knowing (I don't think they get the fee status page of the UCAS form). Having said that, it's kinda obvious that independent school students can afford their fees and are therefore...
You do the math.
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i think they still have to be collected...

...maybe a royal-mail-van is just about to be kidnapped...
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

But why would anyone in their right mind would want to kidnap a mail van?
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how do i find out how many places there are for my subject at the college i applied? is there a list somewhere?
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if u do get pooled, and asked for another interview would you go up?
I'm not living in England so I actually flew there just for the damn interviews... but it turned out that I really enjoyed them.

I wonder if they ask for another interview will I spend that air ticket money just to "have that chance"... but not guranteed a place...
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akk713,

What subject/college have you applied for and to?
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is it true we will find out tomorrow? do all the colleges post decisions on the same day? o why o why did i not apply to oxford, could have got in before christmas...
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

But why would anyone in their right mind would want to kidnap a mail van?
cambridge applicants do all sorts of things while waiting: fall down stairs, post 700 replies in the uk student forum, why not kidnap a mail van in order to receive the letter earlier...
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(Original post by akk713)
I wonder if they ask for another interview will I spend that air ticket money just to "have that chance"... but not guranteed a place...
I would
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