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    (Original post by Reacher_Creature)
    I've got exams at the minute too; I had Biology and General Studies on Friday and I have a second General Studies module on Thursday.
    What other subjects do you do?
    EPQ, Politics, History and English Language (got told I'll probably get full marks on my coursework, which is nice. The irony is that it's the subject I'm most likely to get an A* in, and is completely unrelated to HSPS). And general studies, but not out of choice. Got a Politics module on wednesday, and second General Studies on thursday (are you OCR as well then? If yeah, what did you think of last week's paper?)
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    (Original post by Spheniscidae)
    Ooh wow, well done! Maybe I shouldn't have taken 4 subjects... *sigh* They were obviously very impressed with your interview as well as your academics! Which college did you apply for?
    Tahh ^_^
    No idea what they thought of my interview but my academic is i'd say mediocre...

    I applied for St John's
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    Gosh, this thread has nearly double the Oxford place holders thread. I wonder why? Is there more to talk about at Cambridge?
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    (Original post by Hol123)
    Yes I know its supposed be one of the top ones but yeh I don't think I'm up to it to live in the middle of London! I'm very much a country girl, I live on a farm you see Cambridge is just right though! Theres still grass haha and UCL say they can only provide accomodation for 1st yr..if they're you're firm choice, so sounds alot of fuss!
    Oh yeah I live in the countryside, well not quite as remote as living on the farm, but that's what made me really want to apply to UCL, the excitement of living in London. But then, I can see why it might not be as appealing, the accommodation is certainly harder to get and more expensive!

    But anyway, hopefully we'll never have to worry about going to our insurance choices after all.
    Did your interviewer talk about what you wanted to do with your degree?
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      (Original post by SoNottingH)
      Gosh, this thread has nearly double the Oxford place holders thread. I wonder why? Is there more to talk about at Cambridge?
      Most of us have had the news for 10 days, whereas you've had yours for 3 That will be the reason really.

      Well, other than the fact Cambridge > Oxford.
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      (Original post by Oromis263)
      Most of us have had the news for 10 days, whereas you've had yours for 3 That will be the reason really.

      Well, other than the fact Cambridge > Oxford.
      Oh, OK, I wondered if it was more puzzlement, like, "where is this Cambridge place?"... "I applied for Cambridge - really?"... :confused:
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      Very unexpectedly got an offer from Emmanuel to do music. Remembering my interview makes me want to curl up in a ball and never show my face again, but something must have gone right...

      It almost feels like a taboo to say this, but is anyone else unsure of whether they actually want to accept their offer? I know it's Cambridge and once you have a degree you'll be able to do whatever you want, but on the other hand the course is very traditional and seems less interesting and creative than places like Manchester, which is where I've wanted to go from the beginning.
      I'm wondering whether this is just specific to music, but spending 3 years on a course I'm not sure I'll enjoy is a bit daunting.

      I know this sounds dickish but I genuinely don't know what to do and I'm interested to see if anyone else has the same dilemma between going somewhere else and doing the course you prefer, or being set up career-wise for the rest of your life from the age of 19 (don't get me wrong, that's pretty appealing too)
      Thanks
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      (Original post by Iflower2)
      Very unexpectedly got an offer from Emmanuel to do music. Remembering my interview makes me want to curl up in a ball and never show my face again, but something must have gone right...

      [...]

      I know this sounds dickish but I genuinely don't know what to do and I'm interested to see if anyone else has the same dilemma between going somewhere else and doing the course you prefer, or being set up career-wise for the rest of your life from the age of 19 (don't get me wrong, that's pretty appealing too)
      Thanks

      Oh God, I feel pretty much the same about my 1st interview At the end I was like saying 'I'm sorry for wasting your time and for the fact that I was ever born'. That's the reason for my massive surprise when I got my offer. :eek:.

      And just out of curiosity, what course would you be doing rather that music? Why didn't you apply for it at Cambridge?
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      (Original post by Nyolg)
      Oh God, I feel pretty much the same about my 1st interview At the end I was like saying 'I'm sorry for wasting your time and for the fact that I was ever born'. That's the reason for my massive surprise when I got my offer. :eek:.

      And just out of curiosity, what course would you be doing rather that music? Why didn't you apply for it at Cambridge?

      Haha, it seems like they're intent on making everyone feel like that. It's a bit soul-crushing.
      I'd still be doing music, so it's essentially the same, but there's a lot more diversity at Manchester and the course has more exciting options as far as I can see.
      What have you applied for?
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      NatSci. Due to stress, pressure and being in UK for the first time I've been crushed on my 1st interview by some basic mechanics -.-

      Mhm, I can't be very much helpful here as I can recognise only two types of music (that is: when they play and when they don't). If you were a bit more specific (for example, what are your particular intrests within music) then some music folks might give you a hand. Also, you might list some specific pros/cons of both Unis and choose your priorites. Anyway, noone is going to stone you if you turn down Cambridges offer. I would not do that for any money but everyone is different
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      Hey, dear future friends! I just got my UCAS status (conditional offer) updated and it comprises of 2 sentences. The 1st one relates to me achieving good grades but the 2nd one goes:
      "Please provide a satisfactory financial guarantee."
      Any idea what it could mean?

      Help The Foreigner , please
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      (Original post by Iflower2)
      Very unexpectedly got an offer from Emmanuel to do music. Remembering my interview makes me want to curl up in a ball and never show my face again, but something must have gone right...

      It almost feels like a taboo to say this, but is anyone else unsure of whether they actually want to accept their offer? I know it's Cambridge and once you have a degree you'll be able to do whatever you want, but on the other hand the course is very traditional and seems less interesting and creative than places like Manchester, which is where I've wanted to go from the beginning.
      I'm wondering whether this is just specific to music, but spending 3 years on a course I'm not sure I'll enjoy is a bit daunting.

      I know this sounds dickish but I genuinely don't know what to do and I'm interested to see if anyone else has the same dilemma between going somewhere else and doing the course you prefer, or being set up career-wise for the rest of your life from the age of 19 (don't get me wrong, that's pretty appealing too)
      Thanks
      i think i know how you feel, as i am in a very similar situation. if i went to uni in scotland, i'd have far more choices in the first year and wouldnt have to specialise as early as in cambridge, so i am always unsure whether it really is the best choice. but then i think i'd regret it if i didnt go to cambridge after i got the offer so maybe it would have been best to not apply at all! :P
      obvs i am very excited to go but this dilemma does exist. i am pretty sure i'll accept the place but just wanted to let you know youre not alone in that kind of situation .
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      (Original post by Fresh91)
      Hey, dear future friends! I just got my UCAS status (conditional offer) updated and it comprises of 2 sentences. The 1st one relates to me achieving good grades but the 2nd one goes:
      "Please provide a satisfactory financial guarantee."
      Any idea what it could mean?

      Help The Foreigner , please
      Aww, that must be the best beginning to a post ever!

      But as to your current issue, I'm sorry I can't really help. I just wanted to profess my love for the "dear future friends".
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      (Original post by T.Aria)
      When was your interview?
      I actually interviewed at Clare and got fished from the pool. :P
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      Hey - just got my offer! Any Girton / Philosophy here, or any Girton / Philosophy FB group going on?
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      Trinity - Land Economy! (Incredibly hard offer though...)
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      (Original post by TheHaylio)
      A*AA with the A* in anything. BUT i have to get an A n further maths AS which surprised me as Land Ec isn't that mathematical :P
      I also have to get a 7 in IB Maths HL which is incredibly hard! Hoping they'll be leniant on that one....
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      I'm having mild panic over the fact that my track hasn't been updated.....but tell me all is well dear fellow kingmen and women?

      Also - if my offer is deferred (which likely due to terminal illness in family) presumably it is just as safe and sure as any offer subject to grades...ie it can't be taken from me if next years applicants are particularly strong or whatever?

      Paranoid? Me? Never?

      seriously though, this whole process has made me slightly crazy I think!
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        (Original post by Noonoo)
        I'm having mild panic over the fact that my track hasn't been updated.....but tell me all is well dear fellow kingmen and women?

        Also - if my offer is deferred (which likely due to terminal illness in family) presumably it is just as safe and sure as any offer subject to grades...ie it can't be taken from me if next years applicants are particularly strong or whatever?

        Paranoid? Me? Never?

        seriously though, this whole process has made me slightly crazy I think!
        I have nothing yet, either King's just hasn't passed it all on to UCAS, or we're getting caught in the traffic of deadline day.
       
       
       
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