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    (Original post by johnttam)
    aah so chemistry is your focus then?
    I would say so atm, but I've got an open mind - that's why I chose NatSci and Cambridge does NatSci like nowhere else...I can truely be a renaissance man of science (for first year at least)
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    (Original post by theminimg)
    Well judge it when you get there.
    I wasn't entirely serious. I've just heard that and found it quite funny. Didn't mean any offence.

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    (Original post by DavidH20)
    I would say so atm, but I've got an open mind - that's why I chose NatSci and Cambridge does NatSci like nowhere else...I can truely be a renaissance man of science (for first year at least)
    NatSci is perfect for me as i am so ridiculously unsure of my focus. i originally was going to apply to ChemEng to unite physics maths and chemistry, but was luckily persuaded otherwise...my personal statement for ChemEng was described as how not to write one...although they dont pay much attention to them anyway
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    (Original post by Bulbasaur)
    Yeah she took me to my second interview actually. I saw them all straight after as well outside and told them it didn't go so well... But i must've been wrong xD when i was sitting there i just wanted to go in to be honest!

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    you are a man?
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    (Original post by chignesh10)
    you are a man?
    I wouldnt say

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    (Original post by johnttam)
    NatSci is perfect for me as i am so ridiculously unsure of my focus. i originally was going to apply to ChemEng to unite physics maths and chemistry, but was luckily persuaded otherwise...my personal statement for ChemEng was described as how not to write one...although they dont pay much attention to them anyway
    I'm similar - I believe in my PS I dolled up "I have no idea what I want to do yet" as "I wish to learn more before I specialise" :lol:

    But I can now carry on all five of my A level subjects to degree level and there's so much choice - I described it to a friend and he said: "so it's like a Subway, but for £36000?"
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    (Original post by theminimg)
    Why did you choose to apply directly? I've just been looking at the prospectus now - looks beautiful! (Probably a little vain, but I'm very glad I didn't get pooled to an ugly college!) Is there any information on how much food costs at newnham? can't see anything on the site! Also, printing and photocopying!
    Hi! Sandwichs and other lunch items are around £2.75 and dinner costs around £3 - £3.50 usually (it's a bit cheaper for vegetarian meals and if you have no extras) although the college website will probably try to make it sound cheaper. I think that it's a bit on the expensive side and personally I don't think the food's great (in which case it is possible to be entirely self-catered as I am) but a lot of people do eat their most, or all, of the time so it can't be that bad! If you want to know more then I can point you in the direction of someone who does eat regularly in the buttery.

    Printing and photocopying costs 10p per black and white side of A4, 20p for colour and I've recently discovered that scanning costs 1p per side!

    Congratulations of getting an offer! Newnham is a really amazing college - it's extremely relaxed and certainly the prettiest college as we're the only one with a proper garden! (Although I am slightly biased!)

    Sorry, this has turned into a rather long post, but I hope that it's helped and if you want to know anything else then let me know!
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    (Original post by DavidH20)
    I'm similar - I believe in my PS I dolled up "I have no idea what I want to do yet" as "I wish to learn more before I specialise" :lol:

    But I can now carry on all five of my A level subjects to degree level and there's so much choice - I described it to a friend and he said: "so it's like a Subway, but for £36000?"
    thats got to be one of the best quotes ive heard for a long time haha, comparing cambridge to subway :').

    my original PS was basically 'im fed up with my 4 A levels, save me'


    Does anyone feel like now they have their offer, their A*s feel further away than ever???
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    Any Sidneyites for Medicine????? I really want to atleast vaguely know someone doing the same course at the same college before I go in October...

    Also, a HUGGGEEEEEEEE congratulations to everyone on this thread- we're going to CAMBRIDGE, guys!!!
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    (Original post by johnttam)
    thats got to be one of the best quotes ive heard for a long time haha, comparing cambridge to subway :').

    my original PS was basically 'im fed up with my 4 A levels, save me'


    Does anyone feel like now they have their offer, their A*s feel further away than ever???
    It is a great quote :lol:

    I know what you mean - I never doubted my ability to get an A* until the offer letter came...but also it's motivated me to ace my January exams, so fingers crossed all will be fine...
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    (Original post by Bulbasaur)
    Yeah she took me to my second interview actually. I saw them all straight after as well outside and told them it didn't go so well... But i must've been wrong xD when i was sitting there i just wanted to go in to be honest!

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    Same here
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    (Original post by sewm47)
    Great minds think alike
    I've been brought back down to earth by my mock exams in a few days :/
    I do the IB so I have to get 40 points overall and 7,7,6 points in my three higher level subjects (Maths, Bio and Chem).
    Good luck with those then
    I dont know much about the IB but I'm sure you will acheive that easy
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    (Original post by Bulbasaur)
    I wasn't entirely serious. I've just heard that and found it quite funny. Didn't mean any offence.

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    haha well hopefully we'll find out in about a year! where did you hear that from?
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      (Original post by theminimg)
      haha well hopefully we'll find out in about a year! where did you hear that from?
      We shall. :sexface::lol:

      It's a commonly thrown around rumour (with some backing), because what do you expect when you throw a bunch of girls into a college without living around males? Newnham swaps are supposedly...interesting. :lol:
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      (Original post by Nina B)
      Hi! Sandwichs and other lunch items are around £2.75 and dinner costs around £3 - £3.50 usually (it's a bit cheaper for vegetarian meals and if you have no extras) although the college website will probably try to make it sound cheaper. I think that it's a bit on the expensive side and personally I don't think the food's great (in which case it is possible to be entirely self-catered as I am) but a lot of people do eat their most, or all, of the time so it can't be that bad! If you want to know more then I can point you in the direction of someone who does eat regularly in the buttery.

      Printing and photocopying costs 10p per black and white side of A4, 20p for colour and I've recently discovered that scanning costs 1p per side!

      Congratulations of getting an offer! Newnham is a really amazing college - it's extremely relaxed and certainly the prettiest college as we're the only one with a proper garden! (Although I am slightly biased!)

      Sorry, this has turned into a rather long post, but I hope that it's helped and if you want to know anything else then let me know!
      Thanks! I know my next question is a bit of a silly one because it all depends on what you make of the college etc, but how much of an all-girls-school atmosphere is there? I've been in single sex education all my life and wonder if it would bare any resemblance to where I am now! I'd always imagined that university might have been where I lived in a less female-orientated kind of place, and even though I'm not worried about it - I'm not silly enough to think that an single sex college means a single sex life, how much does it matter? The prospectus seems to suggest that people at Newnham are v enthusiastic participating in university societies etc, but is there a lot that goes on with college life as well?

      Another small point - music! I'm not quite sure if they have a choir - do they? I don't think they have an orchestra, and while I'm good enough to be in a school orchestra, grade 8 alone on a v popular instrument doesn't give me much chance in a university orchestra with people studying music!

      The gardens and the buildings are beautiful! What is the accommodation like inside?

      Although Newnham gets a lot of direct applicants, many people (like me!) get fished, does this matter in the end that a lot of the people there might not have chosen it originally?

      Sorry... That was another rather long message!
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      (Original post by Oromis263)
      We shall. :sexface::lol:

      It's a commonly thrown around rumour (with some backing), because what do you expect when you throw a bunch of girls into a college without living around males? Newnham swaps are supposedly...interesting. :lol:
      Newnham swaps? What are these things??
      I've been in single sex education since I was four, most of us are pretty normal tbh.
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      (Original post by theminimg)
      haha well hopefully we'll find out in about a year! where did you hear that from?
      This forum, but do a quick Google search and you'll find stuff on it xD Although i was wrong in that apparently the other female colleges are like that as well. I think the main reason why its funny is because its Cambridge

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      (Original post by Bulbasaur)
      This forum, but do a quick Google search and you'll find stuff on it xD Although i was wrong in that apparently the other female colleges are like that as well. I think the main reason why its funny is because its Cambridge

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      haha well I suppose there's the whole 'it's cambridge' thing and there's the whole 'most of these people are actually human and probably also just quite clever and rather lucky'
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        (Original post by theminimg)
        Newnham swaps? What are these things??
        I've been in single sex education since I was four, most of us are pretty normal tbh.
        I'm not saying you're not normal :lol: But, there will be a lot of people from non-single sex education being put into a single-sex living place (education is mixed, bar supervisions). It's just a joke that is thrown around Cambridge, similar to "I'd rather be at Oxford than St John's".
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        (Original post by theminimg)
        haha well I suppose there's the whole 'it's cambridge' thing and there's the whole 'most of these people are actually human and probably also just quite clever and rather lucky'
        Well thats exactly it, especially with what you said about luck. Hell, if i managed to get into Cambridge then they're obviously not all going to be robe-wearing bookworms. Although, the whole robe thing sounds exciting

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