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just a question to anyone out there who may know what the prospects are of gaining an offer after being interviewed through the pool. I applied to read history at Magdalene (Cambridge) and was pooled. Last monday I was called for another interview at St Johns (a far nicer college than the one I had initially applied to, ironically), which I had on thursday. Main question - does anyone have any idea as to how many people from the 3,000-odd pooled are then interviewed, and from there, how many get places.

any info. appreciated
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i don't know, but you stand a good chance.
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just a question to anyone out there who may know what the prospects are of gaining an offer after being interviewed through the pool. I applied to read history at Magdalene (Cambridge) and was pooled. Last monday I was called for another interview at St Johns (a far nicer college than the one I had initially applied to, ironically), which I had on thursday. Main question - does anyone have any idea as to how many people from the 3,000-odd pooled are then interviewed, and from there, how many get places.

any info. appreciated
Search through the old threads....i can't quite remember which one it was...but someone posted a whole load of stats regarding the pool....

Good luck

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i don't know, but you stand a good chance.


beebee thinks St Johns is a much nicer college than Magdalene. Surely you have something to say about that.
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beebee thinks St Johns is a much nicer college than Magdalene. Surely you have something to say about that.
wow missed that!
Oh well, bad luck, you got pooled by the far superior college. You don't really want to go to Johns anyway, since every hates them, and you probably applied to Magdalene because its small and friendly, two words you couldn't use to describe Johns.
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wow missed that!
Oh well, bad luck, you got pooled by the far superior college. You don't really want to go to Johns anyway, since every hates them, and you probably applied to Magdalene because its small and friendly, two words you couldn't use to describe Johns.

Hehe, well recovered.
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Magdalene because its small and friendly
It must be because it's small I don't think I've met more than one person from there, but they were small and friendly. Maybe people are very similar to their college. Then again, maybe not.

Don't forget Johns is regarded as the other suicide college!

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suicide college?
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It must be because it's small I don't think I've met more than one person from there, but they were small and friendly. Maybe people are very similar to their college. Then again, maybe not.

Don't forget Johns is regarded as the other suicide college!

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i heard the suicide college was queens?
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It must be because it's small I don't think I've met more than one person from there, but they were small and friendly. Maybe people are very similar to their college. Then again, maybe not.

Don't forget Johns is regarded as the other suicide college!

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is that 'other' to Christs?
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whats a sucide college? like the REALLY geeky colleges? thats merton and johns at Ox isnt it? jesus isnt geeky is it? :s (Ox) i hope not :s
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well i heard queens had the highest suicide rate?
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well i heard queens had the highest suicide rate?

It's Christs as far as I know - wasn't that the place where the guy went nuts, stapled his curtains shut, hid himself away for weeks around exam time and went to the toilet in his sink....
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Are you guys and gals serious about this suicide discussion!?
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It's Christs as far as I know - wasn't that the place where the guy went nuts, stapled his curtains shut, hid himself away for weeks around exam time and went to the toilet in his sink....
agggghhhhh the thought is scary!
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Are you guys and gals serious about this suicide discussion!?
Yeeess, but I don't think it happens that often. It's just there is tremendous scope for pressure in Oxbridge if you let it get to you. so people like me (at the moment anyway!) don't care because I know I'm only there for me but some are under huge pressure from family.

Sometimes people just turn out to be the sort that are driven to be incessantly hard on themselves and it wouldn't matter how well they did. the thing with Christs is that it gives matriculation offers (EE) to excellent candidates and that unfortunately seems to attract people who have to seem to be the absolute best. This can lead to real unhappiness hence the higher suicide rate. Most people are happy here though!
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Sorry I was suggesting the other one was christ's - I don't know any of the statistics, but they are generally perceived that way.

As far as I'm aware though I thought there was a worse problem at Imperial? Thought their big tower had a reputation for human rain.

Really I think someone should catch them before they go too nuts but pressures abound they either don't always go out and find people and hence get further reclusive or they bottle it up and then crack. I'm not aware of how the proportion of people committing suicide at cambridge compares with other unis or indeed the general population, though they are always blamed on stress at cambridge.

Frankly though, work doesn't mean that much.

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well i heard queens had the highest suicide rate?
tsk no queens' is lovely
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tsk no queens' is lovely
good to hear...my head of year heard some horror story about it! prob made up...but you never know!
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