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    (Original post by Socratesfam)
    I definitely mixed up ARU with UEA. That being said, the idea that cambridge students don't care about nightlife or rankings is nonsense. I'd wager Cambridge students are obsessive about rankings in general. I definitely got that impression in the JCR
    JCR.
    I didn't say Cambridge students didn't care night life. I said it's probably not their priority. If it is, theyd be very disappointed when they start living in Cambridge.

    And I'm quite familiar with Cambridge students and Cambridge.

    So where's are you from?
    I'm guessing you're not from UK?
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Just saying but I think Durham would remind you more of Cambridge than UEA :holmes:
    And Hogwarts.
    Better get over the disappointment an owl didn't come with a letter of admission.......
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    (Original post by zippidee)
    When I first applied to Cambridge I (thankfully) hadn't been exposed to the world of university rankings. I applied to Bangor, Lancaster, York St. John, Durham and Cambridge because they were all places and universities I liked the look of. As somebody who does abhor fun and larks though, I now fear this might be an atypical experience.

    (Although...when I was actually at Cambridge I found that while some people liked to play football with vodka bottles in theiur accommodation there was a high proportion of people who, while not antisocial, simply weren't that interested in nightlife.)
    I know many who felt more at home at Cambridge than at their school because of that. Not that they don't enjoy occasional night life, but much less peer pressure for drinking and clubbing. Not like there're many clubs in Cambridge, though.......
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Correct




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    Just re-checked.
    Actually two, not just one, of Cambridge colleges' accommodations share the same architect as UEA's.



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    Guessing you were thinking of one of them and me thinking of the other one.



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    Just re-checked.

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    Guessing you were thinking of one of them and me thinking of the other one.





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    (Original post by vincrows)
    And Hogwarts.
    Better get over the disappointment an owl didn't come with a letter of admission.......
    My letter didn't come for like a month after I found out I had an offer and my email came a week after I found out :lol: do wish there was an owl in the process
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Just saying but I think Durham would remind you more of Cambridge than UEA :holmes:
    I would probably end up rupturing a blood vessel due to the salt there though.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    Indeed:

    Looks familiar...

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    And this is their sister in London.
    https://goo.gl/images/tBu7Ey

    Though the one I was thinking of in Cambridge looks quite different.
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    My letter didn't come for like a month after I found out I had an offer and my email came a week after I found out :lol: do wish there was an owl in the process
    I found out I had an offer from my Chemistry teacher (who is also the UCAS coordinator at school). He wasn't 'mean't' to get a copy of the offer letter until the week after according to him. Found the letter when I got home that evening.

    Wouldn't an owl just complicate things needlessly? Its not particularly elegant to watch a bird fly into a window (seems to happen every other week or so where I live)
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    (Original post by an_atheist)
    I found out I had an offer from my Chemistry teacher (who is also the UCAS coordinator at school). He wasn't 'mean't' to get a copy of the offer letter until the week after according to him. Found the letter when I got home that evening.

    Wouldn't an owl just complicate things needlessly? Its not particularly elegant to watch a bird fly into a window (seems to happen every other week or so where I live)
    It would complicate things, but the aesthetic would be worth the issues they purport, and I mean they manage it in Harry Potter. :lol: I got a phone call an hour afterward. I was at Cambridge train station. It was pretty nice because I just had a chat about cold stations and dinosaurs with the Medwards AT (you know the one). I wasn't expecting it though. I think my northern accent was a comical contrast.
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    (Original post by an_atheist)
    I would probably end up rupturing a blood vessel due to the salt there though.
    :rofl:

    I live in Durham and I went to talk to the disability people there and they were lovely but when they asked me "what other Universities are you considering?" as soon as I said Cambridge I don't think I was welcome anymore
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    :rofl:

    I live in Durham and I went to talk to the disability people there and they were lovely but when they asked me "what other Universities are you considering?" as soon as I said Cambridge I don't think I was welcome anymore
    This seems to be a running story with Durham. LOL.

    Next time say Northumbria. That should help their Oxbridge inferiority complex.

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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    This seems to be a running story with Durham. LOL.

    Next time say Northumbria. That should help their Oxbridge inferiority complex.

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    Might do! Or Teesside, which is my closest uni.
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    It would complicate things, but the aesthetic would be worth the issues they purport, and I mean they manage it in Harry Potter. :lol: I got a phone call an hour afterward. I was at Cambridge train station. It was pretty nice because I just had a chat about cold stations and dinosaurs with the Medwards AT (you know the one). I wasn't expecting it though. I think my northern accent was a comical contrast.
    But magic owls in HP though, or some toher such bs. Even so, iirc the Weasley owl manages to fly into a window or somethingin one of the books.
    re:your chat with MEAT. as you do, just casually chat about that kinda stuff while on the phone to an AT. :lol:
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    (Original post by an_atheist)
    But magic owls in HP though, or some toher such bs. Even so, iirc the Weasley owl manages to fly into a window or somethingin one of the books.
    re:your chat with MEAT. as you do, just casually chat about that kinda stuff while on the phone to an AT. :lol:
    Yeah Pigwidgeon does (bit of a HP nerd here). Still, Cam should do owls.

    Hahaha I know right! Well he called up, I was expecting to hear "sorry we can't give you an offer", and he just went "ah it was a delight to finally see you we're going to give you an offer" and then we just chatted about really random things for like ten minutes and he asked me how I thought I did. :lol: was probs the best phone call for its memorable and ecstatic qualities
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Yeah Pigwidgeon does (bit of a HP nerd here). Still, Cam should do owls.

    Hahaha I know right! Well he called up, I was expecting to hear "sorry we can't give you an offer", and he just went "ah it was a delight to finally see you we're going to give you an offer" and then we just chatted about really random things for like ten minutes and he asked me how I thought I did. :lol: was probs the best phone call for its memorable and ecstatic qualities
    Tentatively. I agree. Carrier pigeon might be easier due to numbers required.

    I need to get back into nerding over things, I stopped around year 11 or so, so I've fallen behind in my old topics (Warhammer/WH40K mostly, since new editions have been released and the fluff gets updated with them)

    I'm probably being really stupid but when did this call happen? Was it soon after your interview or was it later on in December? Must have been pretty relieving to hear about it though, knowing a decision has been made one way or the other.
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    (Original post by an_atheist)
    Tentatively. I agree. Carrier pigeon might be easier due to numbers required.

    I need to get back into nerding over things, I stopped around year 11 or so, so I've fallen behind in my old topics (Warhammer/WH40K mostly, since new editions have been released and the fluff gets updated with them)

    I'm probably being really stupid but when did this call happen? Was it soon after your interview or was it later on in December? Must have been pretty relieving to hear about it though, knowing a decision has been made one way or the other.
    You should. Don't worry, I got so busy over A-Levels I kinda stopped. I'm back into Disney, Sherlock, Star Wars, Pokemon, Harry Potter, Coldplay, and all of that stuff now.

    Maybe 2 hours max after my last reinterview?
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    When are Cambridge entry 2017 facebook groups + group chats created? I presume after results day?
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    When are Cambridge entry 2017 facebook groups + group chats created? I presume after results day?
    They have been around since January.

    STEP go okay this year?
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    You should. Don't worry, I got so busy over A-Levels I kinda stopped. I'm back into Disney, Sherlock, Star Wars, Pokemon, Harry Potter, Coldplay, and all of that stuff now.

    Maybe 2 hours max after my last reinterview?
    Sounds like a fun list of stuff. I tried to get into Star Wars, but after the EU books were removed from canon i just drifted away i guess?

    At least you didnt have to wait too long after the pool interviews then. No more frayed nerves.
 
 
 
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