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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    I think you need to be slightly careful with this. Mature colleges admit students who have the same standards as standard age colleges. Mature students can be admitted to a standard age college (and are), and can be rejected from a mature college (which they are). If a mature student applies to a standard-age college and is worth an offer but the college doesn't feel they can accommodate him or her, they will put the student in the pool.

    'Mature' colleges do have an edge when analysing a non-standard student's application, as they're more used to considering qualifications and backgrounds other than the standard school-leaver ones. But I think by saying 'improve your chances of being accepted' you're in danger of saying that the mature colleges someone make it 'easier' for mature students. They don't - the required standard, aptitude and potential are the same: it's just what the candidate brings to the table to evidence this which is different.

    Apologies if this isn't actually what you're saying.

    Christ's Admissions - could I trouble you for an opinion on this?
    I'd absolutely agree with you: mature colleges expect the same academic standards as non-mature colleges, and can *more* competitive than some non-mature colleges for Law, which is a very popular subject among older students and second-time undergraduates.

    You're right that they can have the edge in assessing non-standard applications, but I don't think that is especially relevant in this case: all colleges have experience of dealing with Singaporean qualifications.

    That said, if @gnash18 wants to private message me, I'd be happy to advise him personally.
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    Just sheer snobbery about Oxbridge. LSE is an amazing uni especially in my subject Politics and Business management. You should consider yourself very lucky.
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    You actually don't have a place at Oxford or Cambridge guaranteed though do you?

    If you rejected LSE it could potentially be a mistake that you regret for the rest of your life.
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    (Original post by Rosco316)
    Just sheer snobbery about Oxbridge. LSE is an amazing uni especially in my subject Politics and Business management. You should consider yourself very lucky.
    Perhaps, but not necessarily. The collegiate system and having regular (very) small group supervisions/tutorials is pretty much unique.

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