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    (Original post by fablereader)
    *read*

    *cry because yes, someone else understands*

    Granted, I still have yet to thoroughly research the *bleep* out of this topic, so I could be wrong, but I will, because this is annoying me to hell!

    (Oh, and my source is Catullus' poem 39, which is rather funny. For really funny, go to his poem 84.)
    elementary

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    HE DIDNT EVEN SAY THAT
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    elementary

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    HE DIDNT EVEN SAY THAT

    And *pointless* Sherlock factoids, too.
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    (Original post by fablereader)
    And *pointless* Sherlock factoids, too.
    that would be my specialist subject on mastermind tbh
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    that would be my specialist subject on mastermind tbh
    And you would win les doigts dan le nez! (Apparently that's the French version of 'hands down', according to Duolingo.)
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    (Original post by fablereader)
    And you would win les doigts dan le nez! (Apparently that's the French version of 'hands down', according to Duolingo.)
    Yes!!!
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    fablereader wolfmoon88 I presume you guys know about this? Oopsie...

    Oxford University college sorry for rejection email errors
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38622560

    Oxford college apologises for circulating names of rejected applicants
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...ed-applicants/
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    @jneill - hoping you may know the answer to this... I have read that the uni4 bus that stops outside Homerton is ceasing - I understand that there are other buses - albeit more expensive - that stop outside the college ... do you know if these buses will take you to the pure maths buildings? I've tried googling but to no avail


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    (Original post by jneill)
    fablereader wolfmoon88 I presume you guys know about this? Oopsie...

    Oxford University college sorry for rejection email errors
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38622560

    Oxford college apologises for circulating names of rejected applicants
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...ed-applicants/
    No ... From the sounds of it, it was just for Hertford, which is thankful for me (I went for Merton).
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    (Original post by jneill)
    fablereader wolfmoon88 I presume you guys know about this? Oopsie...

    Oxford University college sorry for rejection email errors
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38622560

    Oxford college apologises for circulating names of rejected applicants
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...ed-applicants/
    I know a girl at Hertford
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    (Original post by Jamwaq)
    @jneill - hoping you may know the answer to this... I have read that the uni4 bus that stops outside Homerton is ceasing - I understand that there are other buses - albeit more expensive - that stop outside the college ... do you know if these buses will take you to the pure maths buildings? I've tried googling but to no avail
    Nope, but physicsmaths might.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Nope, but physicsmaths might.
    Well the U bus goes straight to the CMS from Homerton I will find out about the others.
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    NeverLucky thinking of applying to King's next year now. How competitive do you think the competition is there? Weren't you afraid of getting rejected a second time due to King's being heavily oversubscribed?
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    (Original post by Student1256)
    NeverLucky thinking of applying to King's next year now. How competitive do you think the competition is there? Weren't you afraid of getting rejected a second time due to King's being heavily oversubscribed?
    Don't think of it like that. I think it's only oversubscribed cos it is the "staple" Cambridge college. It's more widely known and hence more popular especially to internationals. However, also note that more applications doesn't necessarily mean a higher amount of competition. It also means a great number of weaker candidates. The main bottom line is that if you're good enough, you'll get in to Cambridge regardless due to the pooling system. I think Zacken would agree with me here.
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    (Original post by NeverLucky)
    Don't think of it like that. I think it's only oversubscribed cos it is the "staple" Cambridge college. It's more widely known and hence more popular especially to internationals. However, also note that more applications doesn't necessarily mean a higher amount of competition. It also means a great number of weaker candidates. The main bottom line is that if you're good enough, you'll get in to Cambridge regardless due to the pooling system. I think Zacken would agree with me here.
    Yeah I noticed two people I know from my city got in King's so I would agree about the internationals thing which is gravitating me towards choosing kings next year. Also I really like how grand it is. The problem with the pooling system is that some colleges don't bother pooling you and you end up not even getting a chance at another college. It happened to me this year.
    I'm thinking of doing STEP in my gap year to make a competitive application. Do you think getting an SS in STEP would basically guarantee a spot at Cambridge natsci or even math? Zacken would also appreciate some insight from you
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    (Original post by neyscar)
    Same. I was an English applicant too. So sorry you didn't get an offer. I thought I'd feel better after a couple of days but if anything I feel worse. I don't think I've ever felt this awful because it's a weird kind of awful. I feel proud to have even been considered for interview but it feels like Cambridge proposed to me and then told me on our wedding day at the altar that they didn't love me anymore (over-dramatic, I know). I'm having a huge existential crisis right now.

    The worst part is that I think I know why I got rejected and it was literally one thing I said at the end of the first interview which I definitely shouldn't have said. The nervousness made me become WAYYYY too honest, it was like word vomit and I think it ruined everything for me. Before I was like "oh well, I tried my best and it didn't work out" but now, after this realisation, I'm like "it's literally all my fault, I've let everyone down because I couldn't keep my mouth shut for two seconds at the end like a fool and now I will suffer for my own stupidity and have this loom over me for the rest of my life". So yeah, everything's great!!!
    I know just how you feel... I feel the same about my interviews, particularly the general one. I can't stop thinking that if I just relaxed a little and spoke with the knowledge and passion I would usually speak with I would have had a much better chance. It's just the thought that I'll never be an undergraduate at Oxbridge... which college did you apply to? I'm sure you will end up loving whichever uni you choose, it is just so hard at the moment to think of anything but Cambridge.
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    (Original post by Student1256)
    The problem with the pooling system is that some colleges don't bother pooling you and you end up not even getting a chance at another college.
    How do you know this?
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    Already planning what college to apply to next year tbh :lol: either Christs, Kings, or Sidney Sussex.

    I've not even finished the application rollercoaster yet!

    Should probably have more faith in myself but Monday isn't gonna be great I can tell
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    (Original post by liziepie)
    How do you know this?
    Personal experience and saw quite a few people with 5+ A's at AS not pooled.
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    (Original post by Student1256)
    Yeah I noticed two people I know from my city got in King's so I would agree about the internationals thing which is gravitating me towards choosing kings next year. Also I really like how grand it is. The problem with the pooling system is that some colleges don't bother pooling you and you end up not even getting a chance at another college. It happened to me this year.
    I'm thinking of doing STEP in my gap year to make a competitive application. Do you think getting an SS in STEP would basically guarantee a spot at Cambridge natsci or even math? Zacken would also appreciate some insight from you
    Well I never said I was going to do STEP and I never had any intention of sitting it. If you say you're gonna sit STEP, you might run the risk of getting a conditional offer based off what you get in STEP rather than just a straightforward unconditional.
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    (Original post by NeverLucky)
    Well I never said I was going to do STEP and I never had any intention of sitting it. If you say you're gonna sit STEP, you might run the risk of getting a conditional offer based off what you get in STEP rather than just a straightforward unconditional.
    All colleges websites I've been on say they don't give offers based on STEP for Natsci and I think it would be quite a shock to see that
 
 
 
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