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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Thank you! I do wish you could sit next to me and help me with this, they're asking far too much for someone who has just finished their A-Levels.

    It's also asking me for the number of tutorials. I just have no idea I haven't started yet. This is a bit of a pain, I was expecting them to just care about my disability and sort the other details out after results day...
    Good lord - do they want you to strip off and give your measurements as well!

    Ordinarily, you'd be supervised once a week for each of the papers you're taking. So assuming you do four papers in an eight-week term you'd get 32 supervisions per term. You'd also expect some extra supervisions in the Easter Term as you get nearer to tripos. So I'd suggest 70-80 hours of supervision during the academic year would be a reasonable estimate.
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    Good lord - do they want you to strip off and give your measurements as well!

    Ordinarily, you'd be supervised once a week for each of the papers you're taking. So assuming you do four papers in an eight-week term you'd get 32 supervisions per term. You'd also expect some extra supervisions in the Easter Term as you get nearer to tripos. So I'd suggest 80-90 hours of supervision during the academic year would be a reasonable estimate.
    Probably. This part should at least be optional!

    Thank you, seriously don't know where I'd be without you! This is ridiculous.

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    (Original post by Bunratty)
    Hi, thanks for reply. I'm not exactly back - I'm in China for a few weeks.
    Are there no other 18 year-olds with unconditional offers on TSR? You took a year out didn't you?
    I'm 17 and I've had an unconditional offer for like a week can I be special?
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    (Original post by daniilS)
    I'm 17 and I've had an unconditional offer for like a week can I be special?
    No you can't. Get back into my bed.
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    (Original post by NeverLucky)
    No you can't. Get back into my bed.
    My friend took a gap year to apply to HSPS and has an unconditional offer age 19 from a mature college and they're making him wait until age 21......
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    (Original post by auburnstar)
    My friend took a gap year to apply to HSPS and has an unconditional offer age 19 from a mature college and they're making him wait until age 21......
    WTF?! Did he say he was doing anything specific for the next couple of years or will he just be waiting around until he's old enough?
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    (Original post by Forecast)
    WTF?! Did he say he was doing anything specific for the next couple of years or will he just be waiting around until he's old enough?
    What happened was that he was at the sixth form with me, had a car accident in year 12 so paused for a year, sat A2 levels, took a gap year and on said gap year applied so got an offer this January. He's generally a productive person but I don't think he had any specific plans - his text on the day seemed surprised by the mature offer. He's born I think in June/July so I hope it's only a year to wait?
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Thank you! I do wish you could sit next to me and help me with this, they're asking far too much for someone who has just finished their A-Levels.

    It's also asking me for the number of tutorials, seminars, group work, contact hours. I just have no idea I haven't started yet. This is a bit of a pain, I was expecting them to just care about my disability and sort the other details out after results day...
    I've just done youngest's DSA form (well a week ago) and there was none of that on there (nor for middle son's two years ago). Is this at the next stage when booking the assessment after getting the go ahead from Student Finance?
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    (Original post by daniilS)
    I'm 17 and I've had an unconditional offer for like a week can I be special?
    Youngest has had one (two actually) since early December, not at Cambridge though and has been lording it over it brothers ever since!

    Sibling rivalry at its best.
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    (Original post by Forecast)
    Yep.
    Sorry to chime in a little late, I took a gap year in 2011 and somehow it has become more of a chasm... Still, after applying to Lucy Cavendish last October I now have an unconditional offer for law and thoroughly endorse the gap while!
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    Hi All,
    Glad to see I'm not the only Mature Student on here.
    I've got an unconditional offer for CompSci at Trinity (Hoping to take the Physics Option)
    What are other Mature Students (particularly scientists) doing to get back up to speed? It turns out I've forgotten a lot more than I realised...
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    (Original post by Mature≠sensible)
    Hi All,
    Glad to see I'm not the only Mature Student on here.
    I've got an unconditional offer for CompSci at Trinity (Hoping to take the Physics Option)
    What are other Mature Students (particularly scientists) doing to get back up to speed? It turns out I've forgotten a lot more than I realised...
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    I approve of your username
    Thanks!
    For those of you that meet me in person you'll see what I mean. I can rarely be bothered to actually act my age...
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
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    A friend of mine said Cambridge email you the monday before results to say if you got in or not?
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    (Original post by Braidednightmare)
    A friend of mine said Cambridge email you the monday before results to say if you got in or not?
    Your friend is wrong; that is utterly untrue.
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    (Original post by Braidednightmare)
    A friend of mine said Cambridge email you the monday before results to say if you got in or not?
    Definitely not true.
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    (Original post by Braidednightmare)
    A friend of mine said Cambridge email you the monday before results to say if you got in or not?
    No.

    However I seem to recall a situation last year where a college gave early results to 1 or 2 students. Or it might have been offers. I can't quite remember.

    Either way it's a breach of the process and doesn't normally happen.

    Early release of results information is a serious breach of UCAS protocols.

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    Was it Clare e-mailing those they had taken from the pool the day before with the ominous 'you will get a letter from us tomorrow' message?
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    (Original post by Forecast)
    Was it Clare e-mailing those they had taken from the pool the day before with the ominous 'you will get a letter from us tomorrow' message?
    No it was something else... And honestly it might well have been offers not results.

    I can't easily check the threads via mobile. But it's moot anyway. It shouldn't happen.

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    (Original post by Braidednightmare)
    A friend of mine said Cambridge email you the monday before results to say if you got in or not?
    Perhaps what your friend might be referring to is that the AT's (I believe?) get the results on the weekend before results day so they have a rough idea of offers made/missed ?


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