I listed University College as my first choice but really didn't expect to get in. I made sure to mention in the little box where they ask you what you would bring to your college of choice, how it would impact you, etc. that I'm studying history, my interest in historic buildings and heritage properties, my experience working in museums etc etc and I guess that it worked because I received an email a few days letter to say I'd been allocated to University College! Although maybe I'm being naive - I think that a big factor might have been that I was applying for non-accommodation membership as I'll be living in private accommodation. Maybe I'm wrong but I feel like it must be easier to get in if you don't need to live there. Either way, I'm very happy and excited!