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    Subject: Physics

    College: St Hilda's

    Outcome: Conditional Offer (9 out of 10 at Romanian Baccalaureate)

    How did you find out? (Email/Letter/Owl): Email

    How do you feel?: I am still trying to digest this thing, I was extremely excited for the first 3-4 hours. I was expecting this offer since I did almost perfect regarding the PAT and the interviews. Also, I was hoping to get an offer from my second college (St John's), but that was statiscally very improbable. What I can say more is that I can't wait to learn all those things, get in touch with the professors and tutors and the other passionate physics (and not only) students. If there is anyone who also got into St Hilda's for Physics or any other college, I would be pleased to have a conversation about this whole process.
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    Subject: Economics and Management

    College: Keble College

    Outcome: Conditional Offer IB 39 points with a 7 6 6 in Higher Level subjects

    How did you find out? (Email/Letter/Owl): Email

    How do you feel?: Very surprised and happy with the offer. Did not think my interview was that great.

    Does anyone know if there is a chat group for e&m offer holders or those from Keble college?
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    (Original post by CivilAsAnOrange)
    SPC! There are so few of us...
    I also got into St Peters. I applied to Balliol but had 2 interviews at St Peters.


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    (Original post by Kaynine_ghrap)
    I also got into St Peters. I applied to Balliol but had 2 interviews at St Peters.


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    Nice, what for? It's a really nice college - I actually applied there originally, which doesn't seem to be the case for many people. Everyone was so welcoming the whole time I was there, it's great.
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    (Original post by AsmaaMahamud97)
    And then there were three :ninjagirl:
    What did you apply for?
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    (Original post by P&T16)
    What did you apply for?
    Arabic and Islamic Studies, hbu?
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    (Original post by BrasenoseAdm)
    Congratulations on receiving an offer! We hope you don't feel too disappointed but would point out that everyone with an offer faces the same wait time until entry and that whichever college open offer holders are assigned to, they do seem to settle in as well as everyone else and enjoy their student experience.

    We are happy to share what we put in our own Open Offer letters which is as follows:


    Each year a small proportion of candidates across the University fail to meet the conditions of their offer or withdraw for other reasons. The vacancies arising are filled by candidates holding Open Offers. Different subjects operate different schemes but each shares the common feature that a student with an Open Offer has a guaranteed place. He or she may be accepted into the college sending the offer letter or they may be accepted by another college. It is not yet possible to say at which College your place will be; it may be at any which offer your course. Exactly which will depend on which has a vacancy after publication of UK Examination results in August. I can confirm, however, that Brasenose College guarantees to admit you in the event that no other College has a vacancy.

    It is important to emphasise that the decision by a college to underwrite an Open Offer represents a positive commitment to you. Open Offer holders are not regarded any less favourably than other offer holders. Open Offers exist simply to minimise the chance that places available at Oxford are left unfilled.

    It is sometimes possible to notify an Open Offer holder of his or her college in advance of August but more usually students have to wait until A-level results are announced (even if they are taking different qualifications, where results are announced before A-levels), which this year is [date].

    ... If you accept your offer through UCAS, the College offering a place will also send a pack of information that includes details of available accommodation and the associated tenancy agreement. You will not be disadvantaged in any way in securing accommodation as an Open Offer Holder because all incoming undergraduates are contacted at the same time to confirm accommodation after A-level results are published in August.
    Thank you so much. That has clarified it perfectly!

    I'm sure I will be happy where ever I end up. My main source of confusion was being given an open offer underwritten by my college and I was not sure whether they had (kind-of) rejected me.
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    (Original post by AsmaaMahamud97)
    Arabic and Islamic Studies, hbu?
    Philosophy and Theology, we'll probably have some tutorials together!
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    (Original post by P&T16)
    Philosophy and Theology, we'll probably have some tutorials together!
    Great! What were your conditions?
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    While congratulating everyone who got offers from Oxford for Medicine, I would like to know what went wrong in my case...
    1. I have 13 A*s and 1 A in my GCSE
    2. I have 5 A*s predicted from my School (Grammar School)
    3. I have done BMAT well, having scored 6.2 out of 8
    4. I have done the interviews also well.

    Still rejected! I can't believe what else is required by Oxford.
    I had done care home visits for more than 6 months; shadows with doctors (one with a Dentistry, one with ENT specialist in a hospital).. However, there was no place in the application process to submit any certificate from the Care Home or the Work Experience, even though I mentioned these in my Personal Statement.. Could that be a reason for rejection..

    I am OK in not getting admission to Oxford, but the word 'not offered or rejected' weighs heavily on me.
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    subject: history
    college: corpus christi
    outcome: conditional offer (but I've just received my IB results and the conditions have been met )
    how did you find out?: email
    how do you feel?: super, super excited!!
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    (Original post by joebloggs1239)
    Thank you so much. That has clarified it perfectly!

    I'm sure I will be happy where ever I end up. My main source of confusion was being given an open offer underwritten by my college and I was not sure whether they had (kind-of) rejected me.
    I started an open Offer thread for those of us in this position. Pop in and say hello. I think we are all very grateful to Brasenose Admin for the clarity they provide on here. It would be good if more colleges joined them in embracing the 21st century!
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    (Original post by ConicalFlask)
    Subject: Biomedical science
    College: Magdalen
    Offer: Unconditional as I already have my grades
    How did you find out?: Letter
    How do you feel?: obviously I'm happy I got an offer, but I'm not going to accept it because Oxford was never my first choice - I only applied as a back up. In a way I'm upset because now everyone is assuming I'll go to Oxford. I've even been told how selfish it is that I don't want to go and that I didn't really deserve it.
    Hi, Congrats.

    So did you apply after A levels? which means you are in a gap year after A2 results.
    I am wondering whether to take a gap year, that is why I ask, sorry mate.

    Would not that be a loss of one year in studies
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    1. Does anyone know the Appeal process on getting rejected an offer from Oxford?

    2. Any history of successful appeals in the past please??
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    Anyone can please advise me on the Appeals process in Oxford for Medicine?

    Also, if you know of any success rate in Appeals please..
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    (Original post by suriana)
    1. Does anyone know the Appeal process on getting rejected an offer from Oxford?

    2. Any history of successful appeals in the past please??
    I'm not sure there is an appeals process. You can ask for feedback but it could be very vague.

    It's possible you didn't interview as well as you thought.

    At the end of the day, medicine is such a competitive subject *everywhere* that not getting into Oxford doesn't matter or reflect badly on you. You just need that one offer from one uni. Chin up! :console:

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    (Original post by suriana)
    Anyone can please advise me on the Appeals process in Oxford for Medicine?

    Also, if you know of any success rate in Appeals please..
    Appeals? Are you talking about generally asking for feedback or somethig? Why would you want to make an appeal?
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    (Original post by StationToStation)
    Appeals? Are you talking about generally asking for feedback or somethig? Why would you want to make an appeal?
    My application was rejected.
    I think I have very good credentials, with academic, BMAT performance scores. Done interviews also well.

    Hence wondering if I could request for reviewing the decision.

    Is there no such review/appeal process?
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    (Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
    I'm not sure there is an appeals process. You can ask for feedback but it could be very vague.

    It's possible you didn't interview as well as you thought.

    At the end of the day, medicine is such a competitive subject *everywhere* that not getting into Oxford doesn't matter or reflect badly on you. You just need that one offer from one uni. Chin up! :console:

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    The decision ' your application is rejected' kills me, my friend...
    Not because of any ego or anything.. I worked hard for it.
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    (Original post by suriana)
    My application was rejected.
    I think I have very good credentials, with academic, BMAT performance scores. Done interviews also well.

    Hence wondering if I could request for reviewing the decision.

    Is there no such review/appeal process?
    I'n in a similar situatuon to you, you can hear part of my story if you just scroll a few pages back.

    Unfortunatetuly all we can hope is to get some feedback that may or may not me useful. Let me know if you find somewhere you can submit appsals to, might be worth a shot!

    What other unis thid you apply yo?
 
 
 
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