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No, I just didn't want to be taught by people (in case I got in) whose interests were way off to mine - that's why I made the effort of looking into their interests and then going to visit them on the open day. Sounds like a normal type of method of choosing a college - how did you choose?
Did you see that Oxbridge Profiles candidate who, when asked why he applied to his college, answered "because mummy and daddy went there"?
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Plenty of applicants do it (including myself) and there is nothing wrong with expressing an interest in the tutors who may be teaching you during the next 3 years (in fact I think it is quite useful).
If anything it's advisable to read up on your interviewers. For instance, in maths, if you see a specialist in mechanics (my interviewers' specialities were fluid mechanics ) then you know it might be a good idea to choose statistics questions, where they are not likely to have a great deal of expertise. A candidate did this last year, and got into a bitter arguement with the interviewers over a combinatoral probability question, where she contended one answer and her interview was adamant on a different answer. It turns out the candidate was correct, and recieved (as well as an offer), a letter of apology after the interview.
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i didn't really mean it in a bad way but like it's bit weird to be trying to get an insight into everything, u lot like well desperate for places then?
Apologies, fred86 for my evil retort But please realise it's not desperation, but rather being resourceful. At the end of the day, it can only be to your advantage. You never know.
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Well,
Excuse me, I wasn't speaking to you.
Let's put it this way, I'm thinking the geek is the one who's trawling through this thread ****ging people off ...now, who could that be?
Go look in a mirror, newbie.
People with issues (I'm thinking mainly insecurity issues etc) tend to try and criticise others. Get a life, please.
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was on summer school in june at cambridge + stayed at my college then
Well then, since you went to a summer school there, it looks like you made an effort because you're dedicated to your subject - nothing wrong with us doing the same then
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Apologies, fred86 for my evil retort But please realise it's not desperation, but rather being resourceful. At the end of the day, it can only be to your advantage. You never know.
yeh sorry too, it just sounded a little geeky. i'm scared of gettin a place as paranoid it'll be full of 'mummy + daddy type people :-p anyways good luck for 2moro or whenever your offer comes thru! (optimism)
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you go girl!
I've deleted the post and made due apologies. Seems he didn't quite mean it. Hmm Remember the 'hypothetical' familyfriend/interviewer scenario last night?
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This thread's a bit of a heffer now isn't it?! Hehe
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yeh sorry too, it just sounded a little geeky. i'm scared of gettin a place as paranoid it'll be full of 'mummy + daddy type people :-p anyways good luck for 2moro or whenever your offer comes thru! (optimism)
There's nothing wrong with "mummy and daddy" type people - they can't help having had parents who went to Oxbridge any more than you can help having parents who didn't.
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yeh sorry too, it just sounded a little geeky. i'm scared of gettin a place as paranoid it'll be full of 'mummy + daddy type people :-p anyways good luck for 2moro or whenever your offer comes thru! (optimism)
Don't worry, Cambridge is NOTHING like that. Most of the students are relatively normal.
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I've deleted the post and made due apologies. Seems he didn't quite mean it. Hmm Remember the 'hypothetical' familyfriend/interviewer scenario last night?
No, what was that about?! I'm so slow lol!
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There's nothing wrong with "mummy and daddy" type people - they can't help having had parents who went to Oxbridge any more than you can help having parents who didn't.
sorry it seems i'm permanently offending today - very sorry!
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This thread's a bit of a heffer now isn't it?! Hehe
Second can of worms.
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Yes, pretty hard. Although general consensus around my school was that the Cambridge interviews this year as a whole were easier than Oxfords! Of course I didn't agree to that, don't quite know who came up with it

Anyway, got asked some questions on the Personal Statement, subject choices, etc. Also a few random questions i.e. just to see how you think and problem-solve. Then some okay cell-biology qs. Then one or two impossible questions. Overall they pushed me very far too, but I think I came out ok.
Hmm, tbh I think that interviews at Cam and Ox are both extremely hard (and at the same level although they may use different methods of interviewing/different types of questions)! Being pushed is always a good thing (well I think so anyway) Good luck !

Tek - yes, I did see that oxbridge info profile - obviously wasn't mightily impressed :rolleyes: Could have been a joke though.
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you go girl!
Apologies, me not reading ahead.
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yawn.... so you're all awaiting replies?
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No, what was that about?! I'm so slow lol!
Were you not around last night?
Someone was saying, I can't remember who, about what if he had a family friend who was also going to be interviewing him next year and then we got into this discussion about how it would affect the outcome etc...look at the earlier posts, pages...around 15 onwards? Long way to go...
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yawn.... so you're all awaiting replies?
yup!
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Tek - yes, I did see that oxbridge info profile - obviously wasn't mightily impressed :rolleyes: Could have been a joke though.
Let's hope so.
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yawn.... so you're all awaiting replies?
Where have you applied to/for?
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