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    Discussing applying for 2017 or 2018 entry to Psychology at Oxford !!
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    How is everyone revising for the TSAs?
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    (Original post by carmenli7399)
    How is everyone revising for the TSAs?
    I've been doing some papers ? How about you ?

    Which college are you going for ?
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    Yay!!! I've been stalking the Oxford Applicants 2017 thread for ages and hadn't seen anyone else applying for EP!
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    (Original post by mdowling)
    Yay!!! I've been stalking the Oxford Applicants 2017 thread for ages and hadn't seen anyone else applying for EP!
    there don't seem to be many of us !! which college did you go for 😊 and how did your TSA go ?
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    (Original post by psy124)
    there don't seem to be many of us !! which college did you go for 😊 and how did your TSA go ?
    It's strange as psychology is such a popular subject outside of Oxford! I've gone for Brasenose, even though it is the most popular I'd rather have a tiny chance of it than no chance! You? And I felt cautiously optimistic afterwards.. Although I'm avoiding the TSA thread on here as it's making me doubt myself! What about you?
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    (Original post by mdowling)
    It's strange as psychology is such a popular subject outside of Oxford! I've gone for Brasenose, even though it is the most popular I'd rather have a tiny chance of it than no chance! You? And I felt cautiously optimistic afterwards.. Although I'm avoiding the TSA thread on here as it's making me doubt myself! What about you?
    I went open !! My TSA wasn't great to be honest and that's what a lot of people said too about theirs, so if you're feeling optimistic you're probably in with a good chance 😁
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    (Original post by psy124)
    I went open !! My TSA wasn't great to be honest and that's what a lot of people said too about theirs, so if you're feeling optimistic you're probably in with a good chance 😁
    Oh god hahaha, or maybe it means I got them all wrong 😂
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    Good to see there are one or two people applying this year haha - considering the added pressure of being in exam conditions etc, it went slightly better than expected - had to rush guess the last two which really hurt! But on the whole, I hope it went ok! It's killing me that we'll be one of the last subjects to hear about interviews though...
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    (Original post by lajb)
    Good to see there are one or two people applying this year haha - considering the added pressure of being in exam conditions etc, it went slightly better than expected - had to rush guess the last two which really hurt! But on the whole, I hope it went ok! It's killing me that we'll be one of the last subjects to hear about interviews though...
    I've been waiting for replies on this thread for ages, didn't think I was the only one applying haha. I had to guess the last 13 because I ran out of time massively, so you're probably going to be alright having rushed the last two Which college did you apply to ?
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    (Original post by psy124)
    I've been waiting for replies on this thread for ages, didn't think I was the only one applying haha. I had to guess the last 13 because I ran out of time massively, so you're probably going to be alright having rushed the last two Which college did you apply to ?
    Oh bad luck - I have to admit, a friend doing PPE at Magdalen gave me the great tip that during TSA practice papers (which I only managed to do 8 or 9 of) to reduce the time allowed to 80 minutes instead of 90! It really ended up helping as I was forced to find ways to reduce the time I was spending on questions, otherwise I'd be missing out the last 5 or 6 questions altogether haha - one can only hope it paid off!

    Jesus College, good location and had a really friendly, helpful feel about it - was going to cop out and apply Somerville in the hope that playing the game might sneak me in but I thought, if I go through all the effort of applying I may as well apply to somewhere I really like! We'll see, if on the one in a million chance that I do get invited to interview, if I get pooled or not anyway.... haha

    What college have you gone for? At least you'll have smashed the first 37 questions! haha -
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    (Original post by lajb)
    Oh bad luck - I have to admit, a friend doing PPE at Magdalen gave me the great tip that during TSA practice papers (which I only managed to do 8 or 9 of) to reduce the time allowed to 80 minutes instead of 90! It really ended up helping as I was forced to find ways to reduce the time I was spending on questions, otherwise I'd be missing out the last 5 or 6 questions altogether haha - one can only hope it paid off!

    Jesus College, good location and had a really friendly, helpful feel about it - was going to cop out and apply Somerville in the hope that playing the game might sneak me in but I thought, if I go through all the effort of applying I may as well apply to somewhere I really like! We'll see, if on the one in a million chance that I do get invited to interview, if I get pooled or not anyway.... haha

    What college have you gone for? At least you'll have smashed the first 37 questions! haha -
    They do say if you're right for Oxford they'll let you in regardless of the college - so you made the right decision in going for where you wanted. Statistics vary year on year too so they might not be accurate representation for this year'a figures ! I submitted an open application because I didn't really mind which college
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    (Original post by aiq)
    I thought that too so went for Worcester 😱😱. The application statistics for there didn't look great but I loved the college and the tutor's specialisms 😊
    Worcester is absolutely beautiful !!!!!!
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    (Original post by psy124)
    Worcester is absolutely beautiful !!!!!!
    Agreed! What A-Levels is everyone doing out of curiosity? I finished mine in the summer, Maths Physics and Economics

    They do say that... but Somerville accepted 23% of applications in the same year that St. Johns only accepted 11% - just an observation!!
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    (Original post by psy124)
    They do say if you're right for Oxford they'll let you in regardless of the college - so you made the right decision in going for where you wanted. Statistics vary year on year too so they might not be accurate representation for this year'a figures ! I submitted an open application because I didn't really mind which college
    What college would you hope to be placed at, out of curiosity? Surely you must have a few in mind!
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    (Original post by aiq)
    I thought that too so went for Worcester 😱😱. The application statistics for there didn't look great but I loved the college and the tutor's specialisms 😊
    I have some friends at Worcester and they love it! Their summer ball this year is apparently going to be the one to beat too!
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    (Original post by lajb)
    What college would you hope to be placed at, out of curiosity? Surely you must have a few in mind!
    I take Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry. When I looked around I liked Brasenose, Christchurch and Trinity (but they don't offer EP). I didn't mind though because people tend to be happy whichever college they end up at apparently. I think they do have a good pooling system though so you might be exported elsewhere if your college thinks you're still uni standard ! But you sound like you stand a good chance at any college 🙂
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    (Original post by aiq)
    They also have really cute ducks aha. For your question above I take Maths, Biology, English. How did your A levels go ?
    A* (econ) A (maths) A (phys) and I'm retaking maths in the summer, so am hoping to end up with an A* in that too. Seems like everyone's doing maths, a science and another subject! I'm really not expecting anything from my application, so anything would be a pure unexpected bonus! It's probably the best way to view the situation...
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    (Original post by psy124)
    I take Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry. When I looked around I liked Brasenose, Christchurch and Trinity (but they don't offer EP). I didn't mind though because people tend to be happy whichever college they end up at apparently. I think they do have a good pooling system though so you might be exported elsewhere if your college thinks you're still uni standard ! But you sound like you stand a good chance at any college 🙂
    Haha thanks! we'll see, I'll be happy with any outcome, it's been a really good experience regardless and preparing for the tsa actually helped me a lot with general academic techniques so that's just a bonus. Let's hope we all end up with interviews, fingers crossed haah
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    Helllllo,



    Im applying for EP, allocated to Pembroke. Super stressed about decisions...

    Anyone got anything? They should start telling us soon
 
 
 
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