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My future aspiration is to get A*'s at A levels and go to Oxbridge to Study CompSci or Economics.
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My future aspiration is to get A*'s at A levels and go to Oxbridge to Study CompSci or Economics.
Why is your skin colour relevant?
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Why is your skin colour relevant?
Well people, dont really think black people are smart or can go to a prestigious uni like oxbridge
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what does having dark skin have to do with anything?

I should have read the previous posts
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Well people, dont really think black people are smart or can go to a prestigious uni like oxbridge
Which people? People from the dark ages?
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Well people, dont really think black people are smart or can go to a prestigious uni like oxbridge
I beg to differ. Humanity has changed. people are not like they were in the 20th century. those people were idiots.
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Don't worry we're not all Victorian on TSR. 😂
Skin colour won't make a blind bit of difference. They will take the brightest, most determined students who get the best grades and will represent the university in the best light.


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Which people? People from the dark ages?
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I beg to differ. Humanity has changed. people are not like they were in the 20th century. those people were idiots.
C'mon, look anywhere theres a group of smart people, eg a private school or oxbridge? How many black people do you see?
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Don't worry we're not all Victorian on TSR. 😂
Skin colour won't make a blind bit of difference. They will take the brightest, most determined students who get the best grades and will represent the university in the best light.


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From you view/perspective it doesn't make a difference, but from my one it does make a difference
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Why compsci?
Why economics?
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Do you support the Rhodes must fall movement?
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My future aspiration is to get A*'s at A levels and go to Oxbridge to Study CompSci or Economics.
How much do you know about what is involved at uni level CS/Econ? Thats not meant to be patronising, so dont read it that way :lol:
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correlation does not imply causation.
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Why compsci?
Why economics?
I'm interested in computers and I enjoy programming. Plus I might have a future career in compSci eg software engineering

I don't really know about economics, I'm just enjoy learning about business and the economy
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From you view/perspective it doesn't make a difference, but from my one it does make a difference
I don't know if It's right to say this but I kinda think you're right.

A friend of mine, who is black applied for NatSci at cambridge.

Smart lad, very eloquent in the way he speaks, very bright, very social.
Got: 12A* at GCSE
4A at AS (90 %+ in all modules, which is standard of course but is 98% in maths and bio standard?)
predicted A*A*A*A*

Was known as a 'God' in my sixth form, being a prefect himself. My sixth form wasn't really the best in the borough either. He himself came from one of the worst schools in london. (there's actually a documentary on them)

Was rejected post interview. He couldn't have prepared any more. I'm still surprised about the fact that he wasn't accepted by cambridge. He excels at anything he does. He managed to teach himself alevel FM in year 13 along with Maths, chem and bio.

Anyways, this is a little anecdote, so I guess it really can't be generalised.
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How much do you know about what is involved at uni level CS/Econ? Thats not meant to be patronising, so dont read it that way :lol:
No much at the moment, but I'll be doing some research so I get a better idea of it to see if I'll enjoy it.

At most I know I will be studying programming and algorthims at uni for CompSci
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No much at the moment, but I'll be doing some research so I get a better idea of it to see if I'll enjoy it.

At most I know I will be studying programming and algorthims at uni for CompSci
Good shout, that is a good idea.

One thing that surprised me, as i only found out whilst i was at uni studying that maths, is that a lot of both econ and CS is actually uni level maths, and it can get quite icky at times so just be warned 👪 but if its your passion then go for it.
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C'mon, look anywhere theres a group of smart people, eg a private school or oxbridge? How many black people do you see?
Given that just over 3% of the UK population are 'black or black British' it's hardly surprising the number is small, is it?
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I don't know if It's right to say this but I kinda think you're right.

A friend of mine, who is black applied for NatSci at cambridge.

Smart lad, very eloquent in the way he speaks, very bright, very social.
Got: 12A* at GCSE
4A at AS (90 %+ in all modules, which is standard of course)
predicted 4A*

Was known as a 'God' in my sixth form.

Was rejected post interview. He couldn't have prepared any more. I'm still surprised about the fact that he wasn't accepted by cambridge. He excels at anything he does. He managed to teach himself alevel FM in year 13 along with Maths, chem and bio.

Anyways, this is a little anecdote, so I guess it really can't be generalised.
Lol why should this be about race though. I got 4As at AS in Year 12, 93% average UMS or something like that, with A*A*A*A*A prediction (took up full Further Maths in Year 13, eventually dropped one of the A* predicted subjects), and was also rejected post interview. Probably because it was a bad interview. Are you sure that isn't what happened with him?
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I don't know if It's right to say this but I kinda think you're right.

A friend of mine, who is black applied for NatSci at cambridge.

Smart lad, very eloquent in the way he speaks, very bright, very social.
Got: 12A* at GCSE
4A at AS (90 %+ in all modules, which is standard of course)
predicted 4A*

Was known as a 'God' in my sixth form.

Was rejected post interview. He couldn't have prepared any more. I'm still surprised about the fact that he wasn't accepted by cambridge. He excels at anything he does. He managed to teach himself alevel FM in year 13 along with Maths, chem and bio.

Anyways, this is a little anecdote, so I guess it really can't be generalised.
Sometimes I wonder if this would happen to me, and if it does then so be it,there isn't much I can do about it. And if I do make it into oxbridge, how would it feel like being the only black person there?

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Don't worry we're not all Victorian on TSR. 😂
Skin colour won't make a blind bit of difference. They will take the brightest, most determined students who get the best grades and will represent the university in the best light.


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White people will say your skin doesn't make a difference. However, your only saying this because your white. You would't know what difference your skin colour makes when it comes to things like education.
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