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    (Original post by rebeccap)
    Did you put chemistry as your first choice?? Some were accepted without Chemistry but Durham specifically sent emails stating they couldn't accept them for Chemistry and asked if they still wanted to be considered without it. (This happened to me and I now have a bio/maths offer). What email address did you send your emails to? it might be more effective if you email one of the following 2, I'm pretty sure they go to the same person, and he's the one who seems to have sent me all emails about natsci stuff [email protected], [email protected]
    Having said all of that, I think you've probably been accepted of Chemistry if you put it on your UCAS and you have an offer.
    Oh, and is Durham your first choice (if there is chemistry)? and do you know what college you've got an offer from yet?
    Yes I did put chemistry as my first choice, and also my personal statement made it pretty clear I wanted to study chemistry so fingers crossed! oo thanks for the email address, I'll give that a go
    I've got an offer from Hatfield which I'm so happy about. Loads of people seem to not be getting their first choice colleges, which must be a bit annoying. Oh well, I doubt it matters too much anyway.
    I'm not sure if Durham will be my firm. I'm completely torn between it and UCL.
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    (Original post by hardy_4_paws)
    No, how many are on the course? I'm just curious as to numbers in lectures/seminars and can't seem to find the numbers on the website
    Here this will give you an idea of how many are on the course. But I'm not sure how many people are in each lecture/seminar.

    http://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/ug.ad...Department.pdf
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    (Original post by eve_m)
    Nah, not at cornwall, only at Exeter as far as I know at least... Beach does sound lovely, unlike freezing Durham. And I know what you mean about Cambridge, everyone assumed my year would be a really good one, it's tiny (35ish people) but we had 10 oxbridge applicants - all rejected after interview, and I was pooled. But no, not too unhappy about it, I looove Durham so it's all good. You weren't too bothered about Oxford?
    Yer, same. We had 14 Cambridge and 7 Oxford - I think about half of the Cambridge people got in and 3 to Oxford, but lots of medics in there so I can't really compare! I'm not too bothered about Oxford no, I liked it when I went but then I kept hearing all these things about the massive pressure and that it was as strict as school all over again So after the initial dissapointment I got over it pretty quick, so many of my friends in the year above have said that you'll to be really happy wherever you end up
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    (Original post by Love 2 Learn)
    Ooo yeah there was one in December on a Wednesday (can't remember which). I think the week before there was tons of snow across London and the South East and there was a chance of more on that day so decided against going since Trains are so unpredictable and I didn't want to get stuck somewhere due to the snow.

    What did you think of bath?
    they have a pond and ducks which waddle about by themselves on the paths which is really cute. the buildings are hideous on the outside, and a lot arent much better on the inside but its nice and small. theres no catered first year accomodation which put me off. lots of chinese students. overall it was really nice and the city is SOOO pretty.
    apart from the hill up to the uni campus which is enormous, literally enormous.
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    (Original post by Upside Down)
    Yes I did put chemistry as my first choice, and also my personal statement made it pretty clear I wanted to study chemistry so fingers crossed! oo thanks for the email address, I'll give that a go
    I've got an offer from Hatfield which I'm so happy about. Loads of people seem to not be getting their first choice colleges, which must be a bit annoying. Oh well, I doubt it matters too much anyway.
    I'm not sure if Durham will be my firm. I'm completely torn between it and UCL.
    I applied for chem in Nat sci. I thought I'd written chemistry on the right place on the UCAS form but apparently I hadn't and the head of department emailed me to let them know which subjects I wanted to do-especially if it was chemistry - and they couldn't consider my application until I told them. So I'm 99.99% sure that they've put you down for chemistry so no need to worry.

    I'm applying to UCL too! But it's probably going to be my insurance. The main reason I chose Durham is cause it's a small place quiter and it's collegiate. I feel like it's more of a community.

    If you like being in a city and going out tons then UCL is the place. Plus London is one place you can't be bored but its also expensive to live. Btw I saw the chem department for UCL and really hated it, it seemed really old and not very well equipped - Imperial is much nicer with better facilities.

    (also I don't think the Nat Sci course at UCL is RSC accredited, which is a problem if you want to pursue a chemistry related career)
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    (Original post by mlsdbk)
    haha no i won't i really wanted hatfield put got put in aidans.. i don't really mind though i love durham so much it should be great anywhere!
    Is it a reject college, havent heard of a single person actually chosing to go there haha. Im sure it will be awesome nevertheless.
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    (Original post by Taverner)
    Is it a reject college, havent heard of a single person actually chosing to go there haha. Im sure it will be awesome nevertheless.
    haha yes it is but i don't think it matters tbh!some people do apply though! its meant to have a really good atmosphere and lots of fancy dress and events and stuff.. its only reject because the colleges are full.. ! people who get offers after january.. not because they're not good enough or anything.. after all the department picks
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    (Original post by mlsdbk)
    haha yes the fancy dress seems so fun! I applied to hatfield too but they get so many applications that they run out quite early.. but you never know there might be very few people for law so they'll take you! tbh it doesn't matter like you said they're all fun! haha i'm soo excited!
    lol Where else have you applied to?
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    (Original post by nuttynatz)
    lol Where else have you applied to?
    york nottingham leeds sussex.. but Durham is my top choice for sure
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    (Original post by webber8345)
    Have you not finished your EE? I did mine looking at viewer interactivity in digital interactive art. (lol, yea, art again.)

    I've read books but they've normally been related to either interview prep or one of my school subjects. I've been between about 4 novels for ages!

    Yea hopefully travelling. Its a bit of a tradition now for people in my school to go to Ios in Greece after the IB exams so there's that, then a friend of mine has a house in the south of france so hopefully hang out there for a bit. Maybe a festival in the UK, otherwise I might go with my mum to burning man in the states which I've been dying to go to but havent been able to cuz it always overlaps with the school term.
    I'm probably being a bit ambitious but this will be the first summer holiday since year 9 where I haven't HAD to do a certain amount of art and that freedom feels AMAZING
    What about you?

    Goodluck with your LNAT results!


    lol... nope not finished yet final deadline is some time in Feb, our school is not the most organised

    wow... that sounds like a pretty awesome summer.. especially the Greece and south of France bit Not quite sure whats gonna happen this summer... in Portugal till the end of June, so will probably be hanging out with friends, beach and maybe a week away somewhere, but not sure yet. Then going over to England, and have to get a summer job but need money to fund the fun at uni Hopefully do some horse riding then, and then just relax and spend time with family. My mom and I were looking into doing a trip to Egypt or Israel or something like that, but not sure if that will happen:rolleyes:

    Its weird.. this is probably the only summer that we will have absolutly nothing to worry about until we retire! Its gonna be so nice not having to worry about work that I'm not actually doing... ah, I can't wait!

    Thank you, tomorrow will either be a very good day or a very bad one Have you heard from any of your other unis yet?
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    (Original post by nuttynatz)
    lol... nope not finished yet final deadline is some time in Feb, our school is not the most organised

    wow... that sounds like a pretty awesome summer.. especially the Greece and south of France bit Not quite sure whats gonna happen this summer... in Portugal till the end of June, so will probably be hanging out with friends, beach and maybe a week away somewhere, but not sure yet. Then going over to England, and have to get a summer job but need money to fund the fun at uni Hopefully do some horse riding then, and then just relax and spend time with family. My mom and I were looking into doing a trip to Egypt or Israel or something like that, but not sure if that will happen:rolleyes:

    Its weird.. this is probably the only summer that we will have absolutly nothing to worry about until we retire! Its gonna be so nice not having to worry about work that I'm not actually doing... ah, I can't wait!

    Thank you, tomorrow will either be a very good day or a very bad one Have you heard from any of your other unis yet?
    ahhhh the dreams about summer after the IB! i just want it to be now.. this stress is killing me..
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    (Original post by mlsdbk)
    york nottingham leeds sussex.. but Durham is my top choice for sure
    lol... do you have offers from them all then?
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    (Original post by nuttynatz)
    lol... do you have offers from them all then?
    haha no i haven't heard but i don't mind really i'm so happy to have Durham.. good luck with everything
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    (Original post by Love 2 Learn)
    I applied for chem in Nat sci. I thought I'd written chemistry on the right place on the UCAS form but apparently I hadn't and the head of department emailed me to let them know which subjects I wanted to do-especially if it was chemistry - and they couldn't consider my application until I told them. So I'm 99.99% sure that they've put you down for chemistry so no need to worry.

    I'm applying to UCL too! But it's probably going to be my insurance. The main reason I chose Durham is cause it's a small place quiter and it's collegiate. I feel like it's more of a community.

    If you like being in a city and going out tons then UCL is the place. Plus London is one place you can't be bored but its also expensive to live. Btw I saw the chem department for UCL and really hated it, it seemed really old and not very well equipped - Imperial is much nicer with better facilities.

    (also I don't think the Nat Sci course at UCL is RSC accredited, which is a problem if you want to pursue a chemistry related career)
    Wow, such a helpful post, thanks
    That's really calmed me about chemistry! I wasn't sure I'd written chemistry in the right place, but I must have I guess.
    I think Durham seems amazing and it was always going to be my first choice (if i didn't get into Cambridge, which i didn't hehe). Then I applied to UCL as literally a last minute choice and I'm starting to think it might be better than Durham. My brother worked in Durham for a year and he thinks I would get very bored after a short time. But I guess it's different being a student there, than just living there.
    I saw the chem department at UCL at my natsci interview and I thought it seemed quite nice. That's probably just because it stank of esters when I went in there though
    I just checked on the RSC website and you're right, UCL natsci isn't accredited. I didn't realise this was a problem!! This has thrown a spanner into the works..
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    (Original post by mlsdbk)
    ahhhh the dreams about summer after the IB! i just want it to be now.. this stress is killing me..
    Right?? I keep fantasizing about after the IB but its so counter-productive because it means I don't do the work I need to NOW and so I feel like I'm not ready for the exams which will determine whether I get into my uni of choice and so I'm simultaneously dreading the end of the IB.
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    (Original post by Love 2 Learn)
    hey I'm in the same boat, I really had my heart set on an old traditional Bailey college and applied for Castle. Originally put in an Open application to maximise chances then found out it doesn't matter and changed it to Castle. If it did go through then your campus code on UCAS should change, that's what happened to me. Ive been given Trevelyan too for Nat Sci (chem) ! Was slightly disappointed since i particularly dont like the building or the fact that it's a new college, but hopefully we will both come to love it . I haven't seen Trevelyan yet so keeping an open mind till the Open day. Are you going to the open day in March by any chance?? If so, which day?
    Yeah they said instead of changing my ucas they would attach a letter with the physical copy of the application, I have a feeling my request got lost somewhere in the bureaucratic cycle though :/

    And I liked the look of trevs from the internet, but then when I visited durham wasnt keen on the look of it at all. I guess there's more to a college then its buildings though. Didn't help I went to oxford for my interview and loved the old style of buildings there.

    And yeah, I'm going up on the first day, the monday, might be the 22nd? Not sure. Apparently the train line to durham is closed that week so its if I can get there at all!
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    (Original post by nuttynatz)
    lol... nope not finished yet final deadline is some time in Feb, our school is not the most organised

    wow... that sounds like a pretty awesome summer.. especially the Greece and south of France bit Not quite sure whats gonna happen this summer... in Portugal till the end of June, so will probably be hanging out with friends, beach and maybe a week away somewhere, but not sure yet. Then going over to England, and have to get a summer job but need money to fund the fun at uni Hopefully do some horse riding then, and then just relax and spend time with family. My mom and I were looking into doing a trip to Egypt or Israel or something like that, but not sure if that will happen:rolleyes:

    Its weird.. this is probably the only summer that we will have absolutly nothing to worry about until we retire! Its gonna be so nice not having to worry about work that I'm not actually doing... ah, I can't wait!

    Thank you, tomorrow will either be a very good day or a very bad one Have you heard from any of your other unis yet?
    Wow, Egypt/Isreal sounds incredible!! I'm very jealous

    That's such a depressing way to think about it!! Now there's so much pressure for this to be the best summer ever. lol. Well, it was going to be anyway so I guess it's just living up to its potential.

    Yea, I want to get a summer job too but I have no idea where I'll be in one place for long enough.. hmm.. some mula would be very convenient - particularly for all my ambitious travelling plans! lol

    No, Durham was the last one I've heard from and that was before Christmas. I'm still waiting on Exeter and St Andrews.

    Goodluck with finishing your EE, trust me, itll be worth it in the end. Strive for those bonus points!! The only thing I can suggest is for you to get literally everyone you know to read it, but I'm sure you're already doing that
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    (Original post by webber8345)
    Right?? I keep fantasizing about after the IB but its so counter-productive because it means I don't do the work I need to NOW and so I feel like I'm not ready for the exams which will determine whether I get into my uni of choice and so I'm simultaneously dreading the end of the IB.
    haha defiantly have the same feelings.. right now i should be doing my econ and history coursework. Tok essay, CAS evidences, and about 5 other essays.. fun times
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    (Original post by mlsdbk)
    ahhhh the dreams about summer after the IB! i just want it to be now.. this stress is killing me..
    I know.. I swear to god I found a grey hair the other day!.. evil organisation!
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    (Original post by webber8345)
    Wow, Egypt/Isreal sounds incredible!! I'm very jealous

    That's such a depressing way to think about it!! Now there's so much pressure for this to be the best summer ever. lol. Well, it was going to be anyway so I guess it's just living up to its potential.

    Yea, I want to get a summer job too but I have no idea where I'll be in one place for long enough.. hmm.. some mula would be very convenient - particularly for all my ambitious travelling plans! lol

    No, Durham was the last one I've heard from and that was before Christmas. I'm still waiting on Exeter and St Andrews.

    Goodluck with finishing your EE, trust me, itll be worth it in the end. Strive for those bonus points!! The only thing I can suggest is for you to get literally everyone you know to read it, but I'm sure you're already doing that
    Thank you... almost done, just got a little more to do, but I know it'll be worth it in the end! Good luck with the rest of your stuff in IB, and hope your application goes well!
 
 
 
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