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    (Original post by fahmina)
    What course, and what did you reply?! :eek:
    Forensic Computing. And well, I lied lol. Made them feel special.
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    Just an update (a very late one at that!)

    I heard back from the uni in question and I received an offer, so it turns out I was worried for no reason! After all that, it wasn't even one of my top choices

    Thanks for all your responses, everyone!
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    when i went to my uni interview i was actually asked if i applied to similar courses at other uni. I suspected that they werent allowed to do it so I just gave them a very vague answer
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    No, I am fairly sure that they are not allowed to do that.
    They can determine by the application date whether one was going for Oxbridge. By the way did you know that recruiters for internships have openly asked applicants what other places I have applied to.
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    (Original post by CompSciEngineer)
    They can determine by the application date whether one was going for Oxbridge.
    No they can't Loads of candidates apply before the Oxbridge deadline even though they are not applying to one of them.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    No they can't Loads of candidates apply before the Oxbridge deadline even though they are not applying to one of them.
    Well then they can have a fair guess
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    (Original post by CompSciEngineer)
    Well then they can have a fair guess
    They can have a guess. But what use is that?
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    (Original post by CompSciEngineer)
    They can determine by the application date whether one was going for Oxbridge. By the way did you know that recruiters for internships have openly asked applicants what other places I have applied to.
    There's nothing to stop applicants applying to Oxbridge by the early deadline and adding other choices later on. That would result in a new application date for the later choices.
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    My application to all four unis was for Dentistry, so the application deadline is the same - 15th October. They couldn't have really figured anything else out - at least, not the same info they could regarding non-Medicine/Dentistry/Veterinary Medicine/Oxbridge courses. I think they just wanted to know if/how committed to their institution - rightly so on their account; there's not much point in offering places if they're unlikely to be taken up, especially when it's some people's first choice.

    I could've applied to a fifth for a non-Medicine/Dentistry/Veterinary Medicine/Oxbridge course up until 31st January according to UCAS Track, but decided not to.
 
 
 
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