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Withdrawing from UCAS and applying to Oxbridge watch


    (Original post by landr2)
    Has anyone been in a similar situation and what do you think?
    Similar situation to you OP - thinking about reapplying whilst starting mod lang degree at Durham after some big confidence issues at interview. Bristol is a great uni, but I won't patronise you by telling you that I wouldn't reapply if I was studying there because I probably would. I'm a bit of a risk-taker (albeit calculated ones).
    I suggest that you reapply at the same time as starting your course - if Oxbridge want you then you can decide whether or not to leave. Yes, it could be seen as a waste of time/underhand (I personally don't think it is though, its within your rights) and the fees will go up, debt is inevitable, you MIGHT lose funding for your last year etc etc, but, if like me, you want a shot at Oxford/Cambridge for course reasons rather than just vanity without jeopardising your place for 2011...

    Note that if you withdraw and reapply to Bristol, they will know you have done so just to have a shot at Oxbridge. Early applicant= Medicine, Dentistry or Oxbridge. They may simply reject you on that basis. If you are sure you want to go to Oxbridge tho, go for it, don't have any regrets. Spend the Gap year abroad or furthering your application somehow.

    PS Bristol is not that far below Oxbridge and a really good university. Oxbridge rejects are two a penny, I should know I am one :P

    LOL neg me for trying to be helpful and give advice then why don't you :P
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