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(Original post by Willa)
jees, there must be almost half of all the mathmos going to emma next year in this thread alone.

Btw for those who dont know, I'm a student at Emma so if you have any questions you can ask me.
what is the chance of getting accommodation inside the college for second year? is it only if your top of the ballot? I just think i'd rather not live in houses outside the college...
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I got my rejection letter today, not much of a surprise. A little disappointing that I didn't even get pooled though, it must have been the Director of Studies interview or the TSA I fouled up. Unless of course my Comp Sci teacher's predicted grade was like the interviewers told me.
Well hey, no big deal. Had a fun trip, and got free food and accomodation, so that was alright . Good luck to everyone still waiting!
Sorry for not being able to join Facebook yet, my school in Geneva isn't registered yet. Can't wait until I go to one of my other unis, they've all got it.

Peace,
Peter
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i still havent received my letter.... im afraid that i got to love emma so much that it will be hard to hande a rejection....
whatever, im just curious to find it out....
i hate the post >(
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(Original post by Louise_1988)
what is the chance of getting accommodation inside the college for second year? is it only if your top of the ballot? I just think i'd rather not live in houses outside the college...
Most people opt for houses so by no means is it necessary to be top of the ballot to get in college accomodation in your second year (at least to my knowledge it isn't).
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plus, Old Court is scary and has no bathrooms.
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Second year accomodation in college is very very limited. Those who get these rooms are probably in the top half of the ballot, but by no means near the very top.

And I'll tell you that when it comes to 2nd year, DO live out in one of the houses....or even barnwell (I lived there and it was awesome....but maybe I was lucky because I was in what ended up being the cool corridor). Trust me, living in the houses is really good....the gyps tend to be better obviously, which makes for much more socialising centered around your rooms.

*sighs* I hate talking about college, makes me recall fond memories.
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Congrats on the offers and I'm so sorry for the recejtees Good luck to the poolees & hope you stay afloat!

I have very much reached the "just tell me" stage, and the outcome doesn't matter so much as knowing.
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I have very much reached the "just tell me" stage, and the outcome doesn't matter so much as knowing.
When are you expecting your letter? I couldn't handle waiting this long :argh:
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I've just received an offer for economics at Emma, and now the initial excitement has faded I'm getting worried! I know this sounds odd, especially with all the people who so clearly really want to go to Cambridge, but I'm not completely sure I want to go...I'm really worried about the level of work, and I don't want to miss out on the normal university experience. I have heard a lot of rumours about there being a serious lack of social scene. Are these true? I really want the benefits that come from a degree at Cambridge, and I'm willing to put in a lot of work, but I don't want to end up missing out on the rest of life. Are there any existing students who could tell me what it's really like? Would also be great to talk to other people who have got in!
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(Original post by parallelduck)
plus, Old Court is scary and has no bathrooms.
That's all third years isn't it?
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I'm really worried about the level of work......I'm willing to put in a lot of work
Then you probably don't have anything to worry about. If you're willing to put in the work, most people cope just fine.


I don't want to miss out on the normal university experience.
If you want to know what I think, then it's that by going to Cambridge, you wont really be getting a normal university experience, because in my opinion, the Cambridge experience is unique and different in so many wonderful ways. In fact, having experienced the cambridge uni life, and then gone somewhere else on an exchange to experience a different life, I can tell you that I can't wait to get back to Cambridge and start enjoying to formals, and the balls, and the sport and all the other stuff.

If you're anything like me, and the hundreds of others who end up having a great time, then you wont feel like you've missed out on much by going to Cambridge. OK, so the night life isn't as awesome as other places, or the peer pressure to work hard is more pressing, but the other great and marvelous things about Cambridge more than compensate for these.

So what's it really like? It's close to being (if not is) the best years of your life if you ask me.
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Thanks for such a sweet reply! It made me feel loads better. I'm sure I'll end up going - it would be so hard to turn down such an amazing opportunity. Plus my friend who also went for economics but was rejected would kill me...nothing like the prospect of an early death to encourage you to be a bit brave!
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(Original post by JohnStuartMill)
That's all third years isn't it?
Perhaps it is, which is the 2nd year block then?

I really should know these things.
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(Original post by parallelduck)
Perhaps it is, which is the 2nd year block then?

I really should know these things.
Well, other than first years I don't think any are strictly reserved for a particular year but because of the way the ballot works (3rd years all choose first) then Park Terrace, New Court and Old Court are always taken up by them along with some of the Hostel I believe. 2nd years seem to end up in the Hostel, East Court and some of them in North Court (or alternatively out of college).
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When are you expecting your letter? I couldn't handle waiting this long :argh:
I'm hoping to get it tomorrow I've planned out how to finish coursework at UCLA by summer 2008 though, so I'm very much ready just to hear.
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I'm hoping to get it tomorrow I've planned out how to finish coursework at UCLA by summer 2008 though, so I'm very much ready just to hear.
Oh, so you are deffering entry? I didn't realise that. I've never understood this crazy American system :p:
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Hey everyone... well grades willing I'm hopefully going to join you all in September at Emma... anyone know of any other Classicists?
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Hey all, I will be joining you in october hopefully for medicine.
I am soo happy.
Wish me luck all.
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Oh, so you are deffering entry? I didn't realise that. I've never understood this crazy American system :p:
Nope, I plan on graduating from UCLA or UC Berkeley (conditional on me getting accepted) by summer 2008, I've worked it all out. As I'm not going to Cambridge, at least this year. Perhaps next :p:
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I'm sure they didn't hate you! Maybe just intensely disliked...:p:

Edit - I've changed my mind, it's because they were worried about you eating the ducks

And cruise through STEP...yeah...:rolleyes:
Hahaha oi! I told you not to go spreading that around... :rolleyes:

The ducks would have loved me, you better show them Jade-lovin' when you go :cool:

Anyways, I'm really not gonna post on here anymore...
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