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    (Original post by SonnyP21)
    I'm an American, so no, but if you do let me know how it goes!
    Yes I'm going so I'll let you know how it is!
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    (Original post by thomasobrien)
    I got into St Aidans as well! What subject are you planning to study?
    Hi my son has been allocated St Aidans too studying physics
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    (Original post by Sophie7699)
    Yes!! I was allocated to Van Mildert and have just been emailed saying it was a mistake. I've now been reallocated to St Chads!
    Wow, I think you are the second person that has happened to. My daughter applied to St. Chad's, but St. John's showed up on the open day link. She still hasn't received any emails though so it's frustrating. I wonder if there are other mistakes? Anyone actually received an email from St. John's yet?
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    (Original post by Remaxmac)
    Wow, I think you are the second person that has happened to. My daughter applied to St. Chad's, but St. John's showed up on the open day link. She still hasn't received any emails though so it's frustrating. I wonder if there are other mistakes? Anyone actually received an email from St. John's yet?
    Yep. In fact I've received two now

    I'd wait until Monday if they haven't sent one
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    (Original post by Phoebb)
    Yeah; the one on 22nd but staying overnight on 21st as live disgustingly far away
    My daughter been offered trevs going to 21st and staying over too
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    (Original post by Babrana)
    My daughter been offered trevs going to 21st and staying over too
    for which subject??
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    (Original post by rishi.sekhri)
    for which subject??
    Geography
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    (Original post by Babrana)
    Geography
    ooh ill be there for geology
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    Any other Collingwood peeps?
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    (Original post by Oh the Byrony!)
    Any other Collingwood peeps?
    over here!! are you going to residential visit?
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    Yep. In fact I've received two now

    I'd wait until Monday if they haven't sent one
    Okay, thanks!
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    Am trying to change my college on medical grounds. Have sent off evidence- anyone know how long it will take to get a reallocation?
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    (Original post by gh0527)
    over here!! are you going to residential visit?
    I am indeed. 20/21 March?

    I guess I'll see you there?

    DM?
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    I've been allocated to St Cuthberts
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    St aidens!

    me be waking at 8.50 for my 9am econ lecture next year
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    (Original post by kimberry50)
    St aidens!

    me be waking at 8.50 for my 9am econ lecture next year
    Ahaha my friend is doing economics at Aidan's at the moment- he's really enjoying it!
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    Wonder whether anyone can help please. My understanding is that only those who firm their Durham offers are guaranteed the college places they have been allocated. So if my daughter insures Durham, what happens to her college place after that? Surely all the Durham offer holders will have college allocations by then? Under what circumstances would someone else be allocated "her" college place, and at what stage? Is there any chance she'd still get her original college place if she did end up at Durham?

    Or is it like BA overbooking flights by a certain percentage and then keeping their fingers crossed that it sort of works out in the end?

    (Sorry if this has already been answered, but I've had a quick look and can't find anything.)

    TIA
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    (Original post by Magnificat7)
    Wonder whether anyone can help please. My understanding is that only those who firm their Durham offers are guaranteed the college places they have been allocated. So if my daughter insures Durham, what happens to her college place after that? Surely all the Durham offer holders will have college allocations by then? Under what circumstances would someone else be allocated "her" college place, and at what stage? Is there any chance she'd still get her original college place if she did end up at Durham?

    Or is it like BA overbooking flights by a certain percentage and then keeping their fingers crossed that it sort of works out in the end?

    (Sorry if this has already been answered, but I've had a quick look and can't find anything.)

    TIA
    There's a lot of statistical analysis going on based on the applicants they've given offers to this year, college availability and previous data. They know already roughly how many will miss their offers, how many will not accept an offer and how many they can take on despite not getting the grades.

    Unless your daughter has been allocated an unpopular college, it's highly unlikely that your daughter will end up at the allocated college. To put it bluntly, your daughter will be shoved in anywhere there is room providing she gets the grades.

    However it is worth pointing out that Durham have extremely little 'wiggle room' due to the collegiate system. If she misses the grades for Durham (even by one) and she insures there is very very little chance of being accepted. Even if she firms she isn't guaranteed to get in because results day will be a complete chaos due to the new A-levels being 'unknown quantities'.

    Hope this helps.
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    Hello there 🙃 I received an offer from Durham only last week, does this mean that I will receive my college allocation later than others?
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    (Original post by jamestg)
    There's a lot of statistical analysis going on based on the applicants they've given offers to this year, college availability and previous data. They know already roughly how many will miss their offers, how many will not accept an offer and how many they can take on despite not getting the grades.

    Unless your daughter has been allocated an unpopular college, it's highly unlikely that your daughter will end up at the allocated college. To put it bluntly, your daughter will be shoved in anywhere there is room providing she gets the grades.

    However it is worth pointing out that Durham have extremely little 'wiggle room' due to the collegiate system. If she misses the grades for Durham (even by one) and she insures there is very very little chance of being accepted. Even if she firms she isn't guaranteed to get in because results day will be a complete chaos due to the new A-levels being 'unknown quantities'.

    Hope this helps.
    Thanks for that! I'm assuming your last sentence refers to a firm followed by a near miss - had me wondering there for a minute! As it happens she's doing IB but now I'm curious about your reference to A levels being unknown quantities. Please enlighten me!
 
 
 
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