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    (Original post by zippidee)
    I haven't been asked to pick my papers yet, although I did tell my interviewers 4 of the papers I wanted to do (we have to pick 5). I've been sure of those 4 all along, but I keep flitting between a few options for the 5th paper - Christian conversion in late antiquity, contemporary religion (kind of social studies based) and then a paper about the question of God. I think I'm going for the God paper.



    Those are some interesting ones. I'm going to sound really dull now, but I'm quite excited to join one of the tea societies :laugh: I don't drink alcohol, so I think it'll be nice to be able to sit with company and drink non-alcoholic things on a Sunday afternoon. I also want to join something musical but I don't know if I have the confidence for a choir (even though Wolfson is non-audition), and I'm not sure whether I'll be able to trek to a central college on a night with my viola for orchestra rehearsals. Maybe I'll try and find a violinist/cellist to play string duets with on a casual basis.
    Apparently there is a left wing tea society - from marxists to ancoms to socdems -I have certainly considered joining that one. Not dull at all! And you should definitely join that choir, if uni is about anything, it's about putting yourself out there. If you don't like it you can always stop going - but you'll never know if you don't try, and you might regret it later. Don't miss out on anything! And re. Viola rehearsals, on that day you could always work in the faculty/univeristy library, so that it isn't that far to go when the rehearsal begins. You might get a decent bit of work done too, and then be able to chill out with music straight after.

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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    All gone - hopefully.

    (That'll learn me for believing people when they say they are leaving...)

    Folks, don't mind the troll. There's eejits in all areas of life including Oxbridge. Maybe they are related to that £20 note dude...
    Rich shits with too much money. What I wouldnt do for a free £20, and that tit just burns it. And his friend says that it should have been a fifty. F*ck me, I've only handled like 3 of them in my life. That whole incident just riles me up.
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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    Also, as a bit of an odd one I have been considering the assassins
    You need to do that. And find our friend even if (especially if) they aren't a member. They'd sooo love it.

    Hahhhhahhhhhaaaaahhhhhaaahhahhhh ahhahahhahaaaa.

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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    You go girl. I'm buying you a drink for that during freshers :yy:

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    Why don't you battle it out and the loser buys the drinks?
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    Why don't you battle it out and the loser buys the drinks?
    This can be the plan for every time after

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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    Frankly anyone who resorts to trying to upset people by saying they're going to miss their offer clearly does have the maturity level of a year 3.

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    The main problem with him is that he's **** scared that when he goes up he'll transition badly from being a big fish in a little pond to a little fish in a big pond. And he doesn't know how to deal with it or channel it appropriately.
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    (Original post by liziepie)
    Why don't you battle it out and the loser buys the drinks?
    Wanna join? :lol:
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    Obiejess, SteamboatMickey,

    Course/College/Offer conditions?

    Do you think you'll meet your offers?

    I am a Maths reapplicant to Churchill college (applied there first time as well). Last year this thread used to be pretty lit (and I used to regularly use it everyday) but seems like now it's just you two regular users (not counting jneil/Doonesbury) and the occasional lurkers or even trolls like that Socrates guy.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    You need to do that. And find our friend even if (especially if) they aren't a member. They'd sooo love it.

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    Would I be able to join it with a leg problem?
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    The main problem with him is that he's **** scared that when he goes up he'll transition badly from being a big fish in a little pond to a little fish in a big pond. And he doesn't know how to deal with it or channel it appropriately.
    That sounds like a decent explanation actually. I've just accepted that if I go to Cambridge I'm going to go from the being the best to be being dumb I guess others would rather attack than accept that their own flaws.

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    Wanna join? :lol:
    Oh you know it. Can we officially call it a society with 3 people?
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    Obiejess, SteamboatMickey,

    Course/College/Offer conditions?

    Do you think you'll meet your offers?

    I am a Maths reapplicant to Churchill college (applied there first time as well). Last year this thread used to be pretty lit (and I used to regularly use it everyday) but seems like now it's just you two regular users (not counting jneil/Doonesbury) and the occasional lurkers or even trolls like that Socrates guy.
    Law/Trinity Hall/A*AA

    Completely unsure, because with essay subjects you could come out of the exam and feel like god or absolute ****. It doesn't matter. You have no idea what you actually got. I have York as an insurance (AAA) and I'll probably apply to Lancaster in clearing for anything below that.

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    (Original post by Insight314)
    Obiejess, SteamboatMickey,

    Course/College/Offer conditions?

    Do you think you'll meet your offers?

    I am a Maths reapplicant to Churchill college (applied there first time as well). Last year this thread used to be pretty lit (and I used to regularly use it everyday) but seems like now it's just you two regular users (not counting jneil/Doonesbury) and the occasional lurkers or even trolls like that Socrates guy.
    Medwards, History, A*A*A with an A* in History. Quietly hopeful? Some of my exams were crap, but I have major extenuating circumstances (friend died days before the exams) so hoping if I got that A* in History and AA in my other subjects they may still let me take my place.

    Yeah, I agree it is kinda bland. I like spending time here though Made some good friends. The applicants' threads were really fun.
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    Oh you know it. Can we officially call it a society with 3 people?
    I'm sure we can find more

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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    That sounds like a decent explanation actually. I've just accepted that if I go to Cambridge I'm going to go from the being the best to be being dumb I guess others would rather attack than accept that their own flaws.

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    It's the most common thing there is. You've gone from being the best in your school (or certainly in the top 5 or 10 in your cohort) for years and years. You're just used to turning in work that gets the highest marks and receiving praise and constant reinforcement for the quality of the work you do. And then you go somewhere where that's nothing special, not even remarkable. Just entirely run-of-the-mill. And some people just can't cope with it. They can't cope with being the best any longer, and rather than seeing other people as inspirational and motivating, they find the whole thing frightening and intimidating. I suspect that he is very much in this category and his method of defence is attack. It's sad, really. But he's still a ****
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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    That sounds like a decent explanation actually. I've just accepted that if I go to Cambridge I'm going to go from the being the best to be being dumb I guess others would rather attack than accept that their own flaws.

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    I am going to try really hard for a first, and I've accepted that doing so is going to be REALLY difficult. I may not even manage it. I am more than happy to start from the bottom again and work my way up with long hours, concentration, and motivation. I don't think that I'm not some amazing History student, I may have a crisis and run to Doonesbury or Reality Check every few weeks, but I have the drive to be the very best I can. It's fantastic to have gone from nothing to actually having an offer from this amazing University in a two year period.
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    I am going to try really hard for a first, and I've accepted that doing so is going to be REALLY difficult. I may not even manage it. I am more than happy to start from the bottom again and work my way up with long hours, concentration, and motivation. I don't think that I'm not some amazing History student, I may have a crisis and run to Doonesbury or Reality Check every few weeks, but I have the drive to be the very best I can. It's fantastic to have gone from nothing to actually having an offer from this amazing University in a two year period.
    Well exactly And this is a really positive attitude to have - it's not about comparing yourself to everyone else but doing the best, and being the best that you can be.
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    (Original post by Obiejess)
    I'm sure we can find more

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    Are we going to set up a Pokemon society if we all make it?
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    I am going to try really hard for a first, and I've accepted that doing so is going to be REALLY difficult. I may not even manage it. I am more than happy to start from the bottom again and work my way up with long hours, concentration, and motivation. I don't think that I'm not some amazing History student, I may have a crisis and run to Doonesbury or Reality Check every few weeks, but I have the drive to be the very best I can. It's fantastic to have gone from nothing to actually having an offer from this amazing University in a two year period.
    Only 17% of lawyers get a first, I've long since given up on that. But at the very least I want a strong 2:1, and I'll put in all the hours in hopes that I win the less than 1 in 5 gamble. The way I see it, even if we don't get in, the fact that we got offers means they saw something in us that was great, and we can use that in all aspects of our lives, even if it's not at Cambridge.

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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Are we going to set up a Pokemon society if we all make it?
    I bet you there already is one

    Edit: found it https://www.cusu.co.uk/groups/cambri...okemon-society

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