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    Any people in the pool waiting for history? Scared!
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    (Original post by Etoile)
    Phone call from Gonville & Caius, no interview!
    Congratulations!
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    (Original post by Sarr)
    Moi aussi! Hi!
    Well done on getting to swim. But oh, it's stressful isn't it? I don't think I can hack another waiting game!
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    (Original post by theminimg)
    Any people in the pool waiting for history? Scared!
    Me! Scared, but I have an offer from Durham, so I'm happy either way . GOOD LUCK!!
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    Anyone else think that this whole process is a complete joke?
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    (Original post by Axion)
    Anyone else think that this whole process is a complete joke?
    The process that gives you a second chance, that equals out initial competitiveness between colleges to try give one of the fairest methods of entry?

    No, not really. Good luck!
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    (Original post by lieseldante)
    Well done on getting to swim. But oh, it's stressful isn't it? I don't think I can hack another waiting game!
    Crazy, I jump every time the phone rings! Good luck clamouring out of the pool though, we both deserve this
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    (Original post by Oromis263)
    The process that gives you a second chance, that equals out initial competitiveness between colleges to try give one of the fairest methods of entry?

    No, not really. Good luck!
    and the same process that leaves many students (not me) very worried about whether they are going to get a place and waiting for a phone call.

    and then when that doesn't materialise (for the majority), drops them in a pit of despair?
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    When people are putting their UMS, is that just in the subject they want to study or the three most relevant thingymabob?
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    (Original post by Oromis263)
    The process that gives you a second chance, that equals out initial competitiveness between colleges to try give one of the fairest methods of entry?

    No, not really. Good luck!

    if I had an offer I would say the same as you!
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    (Original post by Axion)
    and the same process that leaves many students (not me) very worried about whether they are going to get a place and waiting for a phone call.

    and then when that doesn't materialise (for the majority), drops them in a pit of despair?
    I can see where you're coming from about giving people a second burst of (false) hope, but I believe it is much better than outright rejection. I can't compare, but I have been rejected, so I know how that felt, and how I would have much preferred to have been pooled.
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    (Original post by mr.fishy)
    Pooled by Fitzwilliam for Maths. I never really even considered getting pooled! Can't help but feel a tad gutted also expected this whole thing to be over by now......
    I was pooled by Fitz too, but for PBS. There doesn't seem to be that many from Fitz, (you're the first I've found!) which could be a good sign. Keep positive, we are the select few Fitz poolers

    Besides, with a name like Mr.Fishy it's probably a precursor of you being fished haha
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    (Original post by Oromis263)
    I can see where you're coming from about giving people a second burst of (false) hope, but I believe it is much better than outright rejection. I can't compare, but I have been rejected, so I know how that felt, and how I would have much preferred to have been pooled.
    I don't see why they couldn't do the pool bit before they send out decisions rather than just after they send them out and that way only the small minority who have second interviews would ever be left in limbo.
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    (Original post by mucgoo)
    I don't see why they couldn't do the pool bit before they send out decisions rather than just after they send them out and that way only the small minority who have second interviews would ever be left in limbo.
    My sentiments exactly.
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    (Original post by Axion)
    Anyone else think that this whole process is a complete joke?
    I do have my criticisms of it, yes, but the principle is right. You wouldn't want really good applicants to miss out because they happened to apply to a college with lots of really good applicants that year.
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    (Original post by amyandbeyond)
    I was pooled by Fitz too, but for PBS. There doesn't seem to be that many from Fitz, (you're the first I've found!) which could be a good sign. Keep positive, we are the select few Fitz poolers

    Besides, with a name like Mr.Fishy it's probably a precursor of you being fished haha
    You're the first person I've seen that's been pooled for PBS. Hi!
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    (Original post by jh.)
    Congrats! One MML-er free, this makes me nervous..
    Same here And they don't put predicted grades :O
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    (Original post by JKA17)
    Me! Scared, but I have an offer from Durham, so I'm happy either way . GOOD LUCK!!
    Thanks! When did you get your Durham offer? I'm still waiting to hear from them, they sent me a Merry Christmas email and just confirmed my fee status thing...
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    (Original post by Axion)
    Anyone else think that this whole process is a complete joke?
    There is a horrible feeling that makes me think that in Cambridge there are some very intelligent middle aged academics who like to make teenagers cry and sit very close to the phone or letterbox.
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    Pooled by Sidney Sussex for Chemical engineering!
 
 
 
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