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    Do you guys just say that so you can be all excited but gracious when you get in? I wonder why anyone would apply if they thought they wouldn't get in- what an awful waste of time.
    that's what I said..apparently it helps some people to offset some of the pressure..it doesn't work for me, but if it does for them - fair enough
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    you can think your interview went well and still get rejected. It's called being dillusional....non?
    Disillusional perhaps, but i think as MB said, wrong is the more appropriate word!
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    I just think most the oxbridge applicants who post on here are mad. I can't imagine putting that much pressure on myself to get into uni. Either you're good enough to get in or you're not- they give you enough chances to slip up but still get in (application, tests, several interviews)- if you ruin all of those then maybe you shouldn't get in!

    The self deprecating thing is just sickening as well- like I said before, if you really don't think you're oxbridge material you wouldn't have applied, or at least not put much effort into your application.
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    (Original post by puppy)
    I just think most the oxbridge applicants who post on here are mad. I can't imagine putting that much pressure on myself to get into uni. Either you're good enough to get in or you're not- they give you enough chances to slip up but still get in (application, tests, several interviews)- if you ruin all of those then maybe you shouldn't get in!

    The self deprecating thing is just sickening as well- like I said before, if you really don't think you're oxbridge material you wouldn't have applied, or at least not put much effort into your application.
    LOL, i love that forceful terminology, 'sickening' haha. I suspect you are right. Back when i applied, i thought that maybe i was good enough, and didnt try and hide it, but i was ready to accept that if i didnt get in, then i plainly wasnt good enough-who better qualified to decide than an actual tutor?
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    (Original post by alexandra010588)
    Disillusional perhaps, but i think as MB said, wrong is the more appropriate word!
    sure, gang up against the non verbose one. (MB just used that word verbose, and i was determined to find a use for my newly extended vocabulary. and i did....)
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    hehe no dont worry im not!! x
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    (Original post by drsmeeth)
    sure, gang up against the non verbose one. (MB just used that word verbose, and i was determined to find a use for my newly extended vocabulary. and i did....)
    Remember to join up the spanish society for spanish conversation in the pub every wednesday when u get to Cam, and then subsequently forget to go each week. Its practically a prerequisite.
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    I'm a total society whore, i join most things.
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    (Original post by drsmeeth)
    I'm a total society whore, i join most things.
    Dont go joining them all, a degree of whoredom is good but a lot (especially gay-ass rowers) will just harrass you constantly when you realise the grave mistake you have made.
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    (Original post by Niccolo)
    Dont go joining them all, a degree of whoredom is good but a lot (especially gay-ass rowers) will just harrass you constantly when you realise the grave mistake you have made.
    yeah, don't be a boatie - you'll turn into a boring scientist.

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    do i look like a rower to you? na, the one big area of recreation i have never touched is sports. (unless you count gym and dance or trampolining. oh and i won a few diving awards back in the day....ok i take back my initial statement, i have done a bit of sport in my time. but its mainly acting, dancing, photography, computing and languages thats my thing. ooh thats a point, where can i find a dark room? i hear kings have one. can i nick it? well not the actual room but room related privaleges.).
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    (Original post by drsmeeth)
    do i look like a rower to you? na, the one big area of recreation i have never touched is sports. (unless you count gym and dance or trampolining. oh and i won a few diving awards back in the day....ok i take back my initial statement, i have done a bit of sport in my time. but its mainly acting, dancing, photography, computing and languages thats my thing. ooh thats a point, where can i find a dark room? i hear kings have one. can i nick it? well not the actual room but room related privaleges.).
    Im sure youll be able to use whatever facilities you need, as long as your photography is not material of a nature which could reasonably be classified as 'pornographic' (although im sure that a good few creepy mathmos and compscis would be more than willing to help you out if this were the case). All this, of course, depends upon whether or not we hear the beautiful and delicate, melancholy yet slightly upbeat opening chords of 'Me Rechazaron' on december the 31st.
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    I'd bet that not only mathmos and compscis
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    (Original post by Honza)
    I'd bet that not only mathmos and compscis
    Lol naturally, but i would bet my livelihood that they would be the first ones there, eager to help, dressed in their gimp suits, slavering away, drooling and mumbling to themselves.
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    I'm backing this up (as I have been to quite a few MO 14-days sessions..btw, it would be mathmo-girls as well)
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    (Original post by Honza)
    I'm backing this up (as I have been to quite a few MO 14-days sessions..btw, it would be mathmo-girls as well)
    Haha tell me more...I have already discovered that the female specimens of this particular species are clearly deranged, but as to their sexual practices and preferences...i have no insight as of yet. I am intrigued.
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    the mathmo-girls on those MO sessions were some of the most perverse girls I've ever met..and brilliant mathematicians.
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    Intruiging. But no nerd shall help me with my art!
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    (Original post by puppy)
    'Oh I couldn't possibly get in to Cambridge, I've obviously been rejected!'

    Do you guys just say that so you can be all excited but gracious when you get in? I wonder why anyone would apply if they thought they wouldn't get in- what an awful waste of time.
    Alright fine; "I am definitely going to get in, Im sure of it. I know it, Im positive, Im certain. I think I absolutely hammered my interviews, and I have no doubt as to what my letter might bear! "

    Apparently, such a statement would be more to your liking wouldnt it puppy? However, those of us who have applied have quite a bit more at stake here. I take it that it is mere superstition or lack of strength that drives us to constantly remind ourselves ( & everyone else) that we will not get in. However, that really doesnt mean much. All of us who say so are hoping like hell that we do get in and we know that we have a chance to get in. We just do not blatantly say it for fear of (1.) jinxing the whole letter (2.) seeming like an obnoxious arse. Without being so rigid as to call everyone who says so stupid, the more knowledgable thing for you to do would be to accept the fact that all of us are scared, as we have a lot at stake here; all of us know we do have a chance, but we just keep saying we dont just for the heck of it. Judging by your comments, I dont think you have applied to Cambridge this year. I say so because Im yet to find someone who is as confident about the whole thing and be strong enough not to fall in to the typical "Im not going to get in" path. As for the rest of us who take this path, LET US!! Because no matter what we say will change what is in the letter. By taking this path, we can just survive it better until the letter actually arrives.
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    dont you worry your legal head man. You ever watched legally blonde? Getting into law school is easy!
 
 
 
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