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    (Original post by DJMayes)
    Their Maths table at least seems somewhat reasonable now. However, the higher I see LSE ranked for Maths on a table, the less faith I have in it - they don't even do a standalone Maths degree!
    While I agree with your point isn't the ranking based on the department? Oxford don't do straight economics yet they are ranked 3rd
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    It's because the rankings are stupid. There are one or two truly meaningful metrics and everything else is either a measurement of the other students or subjective.
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    (Original post by _Georgie)
    Sorry, Oxford? I think you mean Hull
    Very nice reference :cool: *Reps*


    (Original post by Crushy10)
    I hadn't really thought about 7's to be honest but like you said it would be a great second option to have, so much fun ! Sizism is a horrible thing in rugby, county set ups are awful for it down here in kent - they are like a team of mutants haha.

    On the adult rugby thing it's not too much of a step up, the biggest thing is obviously the tackle area and rucking is a bit different to say the least, but after a few games you just grow into it. Don't mean to sound like a know it all but that's my experience! I just hope i've got enough time to play rugby as well as studying in those short terms, but its a good problem to have i guess !

    What sort of injuries did you have if you don't mind me asking? I've been so lucky never to have anything serious other than knocking some teeth out !
    Yeah, well my Dad's been encouraging me for ages to try 7's when I get the chance, and I do really enjoy the opportunity to run (it's basically all backs moves) I know how it feels: at county (Herefordshire) a few years ago I was the shortest by 3 inches; at North Midlands the next shortest person was more than 5 inches taller than me And we weren't even a particularly good/tall team... How tall are you, out of interest?

    Cool I'm not too worried as I'm pretty confident with tackling/rucking in general, the only problem I've had is when I was already in a ruck (hence had lost my momentum) I was once casually picked straight up and dropped to the side

    Far too many to count :L I guess when you're a little person doing lots of different sports competitively then it takes its toll on your body...
    I have permanent spine damage in two places (nothing disfiguring though ) - my L3/L4 supports broke off (and came back together to trap nerves) when I was about 13 from an overuse injury (brought on largely by swimming ) and I did a similar thing to my neck (though more ligaments loosened = muscles spasm) with a large impact tackle when I was 15...
    I also have tendonitis in both achilles tendons, since I pulled them both sprinting when I was 12 (it was so bad that the arches in both my feet collapsed - meaning that I have an awkward running technique that may have led to all the other injuries); I have jumper's knee in both knees; I have had a strange rheumatic problem (probably a foreign virus) that led to swelling of my neck, wrist and ankle and left me with a cyst in my right calcanium (leading to time in a cast); I have had lifelong asthma (although it's not been so bad in recent years); I frequently sprain my wrists and ankles (I have fairly good muscle, but then very narrow wrists and ankles) - so often that I now just carry on. And most recently, I shattered my middle finger (and learnt that I've broken my other fingers in the past too)...

    Hope that list is long enough If not, I have a few minor things to add...
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    (Original post by Storm2112)
    Has anyone else heard back from the choral scholarship trials yet?
    Yes, I heard back 1st week of April. Offer from Jesus.
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    Got my accommodation letter today!
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    Had my first exam today that determines whether I go to Cambridge or not!! Ahhhhhh!!! :-)


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    (Original post by St. Brynjar)
    Got my accommodation letter today!
    Me too! Which category will you be choosing? Any idea what the places are even like?
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    (Original post by Emmav123)
    Does anyone here not do A levels? I'd love to know what you think about the difficulty of your offer doing a different against some of the A level offers! I do the IB btw :-)


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    By the end of this year I'll (hopefully) have three Scottish Advanced Highers and an A level.

    As far as I know, all Advanced Highers are pretty much the same as A levels (except you have to write a dissertation in each subject for AH) but there's a huge difference between AH music and A level music- so much so that my school (admittedly a specialist music school) makes its students do A level because Advanced Higher is so easy that the majority of English unis won't let you in with just AH.

    Still, I've had a bloody awful time trying to get unis to understand Scottish qualifications. Bristol even lowered my offer rather than try and get their heads around the Scottish system. Not that I'm complaining. What's the IB like? I tried to understand it once- my sister considered going to a school where they did it- and failed massively.
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    (Original post by SwarajD)
    Me too! Which category will you be choosing? Any idea what the places are even like?
    Well the most expensive one possible works out at around £3,500 which is really cheap compared to other unis, I think I'll go for the second highest category. The accom for my interview was huge - had sofa and two armchairs - and I imagine a bit smaller than that will still be really comfy.
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    (Original post by St. Brynjar)
    Well the most expensive one possible works out at around £3,500 which is really cheap compared to other unis, I think I'll go for the second highest category. The accom for my interview was huge - had sofa and two armchairs - and I imagine a bit smaller than that will still be really comfy.
    Which staircase were you staying at? Mine was O, and I was in a guest room, so I didn't get to see any proper rooms.
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    (Original post by SpecialKaye)
    By the end of this year I'll (hopefully) have three Scottish Advanced Highers and an A level.

    As far as I know, all Advanced Highers are pretty much the same as A levels (except you have to write a dissertation in each subject for AH) but there's a huge difference between AH music and A level music- so much so that my school (admittedly a specialist music school) makes its students do A level because Advanced Higher is so easy that the majority of English unis won't let you in with just AH.

    Still, I've had a bloody awful time trying to get unis to understand Scottish qualifications. Bristol even lowered my offer rather than try and get their heads around the Scottish system. Not that I'm complaining. What's the IB like? I tried to understand it once- my sister considered going to a school where they did it- and failed massively.
    Wow! Lucky you with Bristol! The IB is a great course but really hard. you do 6 subjects from a wide range or classes. The only problem is that most unis don't recognise how hard it is and don't give offers equal to their A level offers. For each subject you're scored 1-7 with 7 the highest and several teachers have told me a 6 is as hard to get as an A*. And I have to get at least 2 7's with the rest 6 for cambs. :-( other than that the IB is great though.


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    Could someone possibly explain the accommodation assignment system? Is there an application to go through? If so how do you do it? And if not... is there any form of choice over things like whether it's en-suite or not? And how/when do you find out about your accommodation?
    (Offer from Gonville and Caius)
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by nermie)
    Could someone possibly explain the accommodation assignment system? Is there an application to go through? If so how do you do it? And if not... is there any form of choice over things like whether it's en-suite or not? And how/when do you find out about your accommodation?
    (Offer from Gonville and Caius)
    Thanks!
    Hi,

    It's entirely college-based, so only another Gonville and Caius student/offer-holder could provide you with information. Alternatively, you could email their admissions office. Some colleges do the allocation now, some wait until results are out in August. At mine, for example, everyone pays the same and rooms are allocated randomly, so we don't get to state our preferences afaik.
    But you shouldn't worry at all, they'll communicate everything when you need to know it.
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    (Original post by nermie)
    Could someone possibly explain the accommodation assignment system? Is there an application to go through? If so how do you do it? And if not... is there any form of choice over things like whether it's en-suite or not? And how/when do you find out about your accommodation?
    (Offer from Gonville and Caius)
    Thanks!
    Hi, I have an offer from Caius too as far as I am aware, all first year accommodation is exactly the same so we won't get a choice of room. We will be allocated a room randomly.

    What subject have you got an offer for?


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    Got my exams starting tomorrow. Really want to meet this offer, but the IB is too bloody dificult aghh
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    (Original post by CLS94)
    Got my exams starting tomorrow. Really want to meet this offer, but the IB is too bloody dificult aghh
    Good luck
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    (Original post by climberkid)
    Good luck
    Thank you! Are you taking exams this summer as well?
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    Did anyone else doubt their visual acuity when they firmed on UCAS? I think I spent about 5 minutes staring at the screen to make sure I wasn't declining Cambridge by accident.
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    (Original post by Lord of the Flies)
    Did anyone else doubt their visual acuity when they firmed on UCAS? I think I spent about 5 minutes staring at the screen to make sure I wasn't declining Cambridge by accident.
    SAME! xD I was convinced I'd done something odd, especially as the bloody thing instead of giving me nice clear confirmation threw a questionnaire in my face...
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    (Original post by CLS94)
    Thank you! Are you taking exams this summer as well?
    Yep :/ Mine don't start for about a month though
 
 
 
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