Oxbridge Q&A Tuesday 3rd October Watch

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Representatives from both Oxford and Cambridge will be on TSR from 3-5pmTuesday 3rd of Octoberanswering all your Oxbridge questions.

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Not sure if I've misunderstood - I click the link to submit a question and it doesn't seem to work for me. Do we ask questions by replying to this thread? I'm a prospective postgrad applicant (PhD/DPhil) - will there be a section dedicated to postgrad admissions as well?
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Not sure if I've misunderstood - I click the link to submit a question and it doesn't seem to work for me. Do we ask questions by replying to this thread? I'm a prospective postgrad applicant (PhD/DPhil) - will there be a section dedicated to postgrad admissions as well?
What comes up on your screen when you click on it? Have you clicked start new discussion?
Maybe try clicking this

You can post postgrad questions to.
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Representatives from both Oxford and Cambridge will be on TSR from 3-5pmTuesday 3rd of Octoberanswering all your Oxbridge questions.

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Don't both universities take the view that college choice is purely down to personal preference?
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Don't both universities take the view that college choice is purely down to personal preference?
Yep - however it's a FAQ
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The day this is on is my birthday
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I'm applying to Oxford and have to take the TSA test. I have done past papers for it, but I don't understand how to calculate the overall TSA score out of 100.
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Are we supposed to ask questions in this thread, or just in the Oxbridge Q&A subforum in general?
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Are we supposed to ask questions in this thread, or just in the Oxbridge Q&A subforum in general?
The subforum would be best

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Hi Oxford admissions,

Do you take into account if a postgraduate applicant is from a low ranking university?

What do you really look for in a postgraduate applicant, do you use weighting systems?

For example, 50% is being assessed from references and 25% personal statement and 25 from motivation etc, etc?

If a course has fewer applications than the number of available places would you assess their applications rigorously as an oversubscribed course?

Thank you so much for your help!
I want to know this too
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When I click Submit Question it takes me to create a new thread do I make a new thread for my question can someone just link the actual place were supposed to write the question??
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When I click Submit Question it takes me to create a new thread do I make a new thread for my question can someone just link the actual place were supposed to write the question??
A new thread in this subforum . :yy:

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will low bmat scores prevent me from going to Cambridge 3.1 and 2.6 3.5A even though i am predicted 2 Astars and A
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I got 8s in Maths and English language plus a 7 in English literature. I got A*s in Physics, Geography and Business Studies. Furthermore, I got As in Chemistry, Biology and Citizenship and a C in German. My school during GCSEs was rated "inadequate" by ofsted. I am currently studying Maths, Biology and Chemistry at a new school.

I want to study Economics or Medicine at oxbridge, Lets say I do well at A level, coupled with my GCSEs, what are my chances of getting into oxbridge?
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What comes up on your screen when you click on it? Have you clicked start new discussion?
Maybe try clicking this

You can post postgrad questions to.
I'm not quite sure what wasn't working now - it took me to a totally different page but it looks like your link is finished now!

My question is regarding postgraduate applications for a PhD. With the various different College scholarships on offer it is a bit overwhelming - and I'm not sure how best to approach it. Is there a box you can tick which shows you are happy for a College choice to be overruled should you get funding at another College? Or is it better to put in an open application in this case?
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(Original post by ek95jcc)
I'm not quite sure what wasn't working now - it took me to a totally different page but it looks like your link is finished now!

My question is regarding postgraduate applications for a PhD. With the various different College scholarships on offer it is a bit overwhelming - and I'm not sure how best to approach it. Is there a box you can tick which shows you are happy for a College choice to be overruled should you get funding at another College? Or is it better to put in an open application in this case?
You can also ask in here (postgrad applicant threads):
Cambridge: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4839450
Oxford: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4839452
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Cambridge admissions
I applied for this shadowing scheme early last month, what are my chances of getting in? When will they get back to me to tell me if I was successful or not? I am currently in my second year at A levels, I would like to study medicine, Which college has the highest intake for medical students each year? Does the University take into account UCAS points at GCSE'S or the actual number of A*,A or B's for my course. Do you have a copy of what an SAQ looks like or can you tell me what the content is like? Any advice on how to prepare for Interviews especially for medicine at Oxbridge,any resources I can prepare with? Layout of Interview questions? How can I make my personal statement stand out? Is there wifi? Cost of accommodation same in all colleges? The cheapest accommodation? Ensuite prices? Clubs and societies costs?
"In your second year of A-levels"? Are you only planning on applying to Cambridge after you finish your A-levels? Most applicants apply in Y13 with predicted grades (i.e. now...).

GCSEs don't have UCAS points, and Cambridge doesn't make offers based on points anyway.

The SAQ guidance is here:
https://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/applying/saq

Cauis has the most medics.
http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.a...ply/statistics
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Hi Oxbridge,

I know that GCSE Data is contextualised for studying Medicne in Oxford, but I'm not sure how this works exactly?
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Hello all!

Thanks so much for taking the time out to ask us your questions - and thanks, too, to the legends at TSR for arranging this ( Danny Dorito )


We're sorry we didn't have enough time to answer them all but we do have a thread running here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=4103109

Please feel free to drop by and post a question #strictnoquestionissillypolicy

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I'm a prospective postgrad applicant (PhD/DPhil) - will there be a section dedicated to postgrad admissions as well?
(Original post by Danny Dorito)
You can post postgrad questions to.
Postgrad questions would be best in TSR's Postgraduate Applications forum
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