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    (Original post by Murray Edwards Admissions)
    Colleges have their Section 1 and Section 2 results now, so will start sending out interview invitations shortly. The things that ight hold things up from them going out immediately will be 1) a backlog of invites to go out. Colleges might be ensuring that they get all their invites for at-interview assessments out first; and 2) arrnaging meetings between the DoS and the AT, both of whom are very busy at this time of year and so that might take a day or so.

    For us at Medwards, I've had my meeting with our Economics DoS and so we have made decisions but there will be a short delay while we send out invitations in other subjects. Ultimately candidates need to have patience and remember that one person can only do one thing at a time! You will all hear soon!
    Okay, because I am starting to get worried ( like everyone I think haha)
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    Okay, because I am starting to get worried ( like everyone I think haha)
    It's still *very* early in the invitations process... good things come to those who wait. (Usually... )

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    When can ChemEng applicants who took the NSAA expect to receive invites or rejections?
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    (Original post by themight)
    Okay, because I am starting to get worried ( like everyone I think haha)
    Colleges are likely to tell everyone in the subject on the same day regardless of whether they are successful in getting an interview or not, so if you’ve not heard yet it almost certainly means that the college is yet to inform any applicants in your subject.
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    (Original post by Murray Edwards Admissions)
    The answer to your second part is yes, plenty of people are successful with scores of around 5.5. in Section 1 and Section 2.

    For the first part, we're looking at more than just BMAT and the interviews - we're looking at everything and we want as much data as we can. Very few candidates are strong in everything and most candidates have areas of strength and weakness and one can certainly be accepted with parts of your application (be they BMAT, interviews, GCSEs or anything else) that are weaker than other parts.
    Hi AT, may I know why this advice regarding 'very few candidates are strong in everything' and that 'candidates can be accepted with some parts weaker'
    apply to other subjects such as engineering?

    I'm a mature international applicant to Wolfson Engineering and although I fulfil the criteria for applying, i come from a vocational institution that doesn't teach math and physics in depth. Thus most of the syllabus from the ENGAA I self learnt outside of school.

    I think I fumbled a bit in the second section and currently am worried that my results in engaa would be weighed heavily against me.

    may I know how the engaa is viewed as weighted for an international mature applicant? I understand that home mature applicant do not have to take the ENGAA but will take an at interview test instead.
    how would I be differently assessed from home mature applicant?
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    (Original post by Oruese)
    When can ChemEng applicants who took the NSAA expect to receive invites or rejections?
    We have the results, so students should start hearing in the next few days.
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    (Original post by yukeming)
    Hi AT, may I know why this advice regarding 'very few candidates are strong in everything' and that 'candidates can be accepted with some parts weaker'
    apply to other subjects such as engineering?
    Absolutely, it applies to all subjects.
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    (Original post by Murray Edwards Admissions)
    Absolutely, it applies to all subjects.
    (Original post by Murray Edwards Admissions)
    The answer to your second part is yes, plenty of people are successful with scores of around 5.5. in Section 1 and Section 2.

    For the first part, we're looking at more than just BMAT and the interviews - we're looking at everything and we want as much data as we can. Very few candidates are strong in everything and most candidates have areas of strength and weakness and one can certainly be accepted with parts of your application (be they BMAT, interviews, GCSEs or anything else) that are weaker than other parts.
    Hi AT,

    I'm a mature international applicant to Wolfson Engineering and although I fulfil the criteria for applying, i come from a vocational institution (Singapore Polytechnic)that doesn't teach math and physics in depth. Thus most of the syllabus from the ENGAA I self learnt outside of school.

    I think I fumbled a bit in the second section and currently am worried that my results in engaa would be weighed heavily against me.

    may I know how the engaa is viewed and weighted for an international mature applicant? especially because my circumstance is very different from the rest of the applicants from my country, who do the Singapore Cambridge A Levels. I understand that home mature applicant do not have to take the ENGAA but will take an at interview test instead.
    how would I be differently assessed from home mature applicant?
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    Can a very weak NSAA score (in the context of some problems that occurred on the exam day - the invigilator not following normal practice and causing me to be more nervous than normal) make it unlikely for me to get an interview offer?

    I have a relatively strong A level outlook with 3A*'s predicted (and I got three A's at AS), but my GCSE's are far below average cambridge standard (bearing in my mind that I had extenuating circumstances at the time of my GCSE's) .

    I haven't done any olympiads or anything since at my school they didn't mention them (probably because they don't expect many students to be interested) and I didn't find out that they existed until it was too late to get involved (as far as I'm aware), the same is true for any other research placements and the like.

    I have made an effort to do my own 'research' - a review of current C4 photosynthesis research - but this is not stated anywhere in my PS or reference. - (I'm thinking that if I do get an interview then I can show my own interest with this).
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    What percentage of Economics applicants do you/other colleges usually interview?
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    (Original post by Murray Edwards Admissions)
    We have the results, so students should start hearing in the next few days.
    is that true for vet med as well?
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    Hello!
    I was wondering how the medicine interviews are structured at Murray Edwards ( 2 science interviews or 1 science, 1 ethics and personal statement, etc.)
    Also, who are the interviewers and what fields do they specialise in?

    Thanks a lot for this help!
    I know that you always have a thread for bmat, interview, etc. and I find this immensely useful!
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    Hello!

    If my interview process would involve having a test in the morning of the interview day, in addition to the admissions assessment I have already done pre-interview, would my answers to this test be used as part of one of my interviews?

    Would it be used to in an interview where I discuss my answers with the interviewer, or would it just be another piece of data for my college to use alongside the admissions assessment?

    Thank you!
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    (Original post by yukeming)
    Hi AT,

    I'm a mature international applicant to Wolfson Engineering and although I fulfil the criteria for applying, i come from a vocational institution (Singapore Polytechnic)that doesn't teach math and physics in depth. Thus most of the syllabus from the ENGAA I self learnt outside of school.

    I think I fumbled a bit in the second section and currently am worried that my results in engaa would be weighed heavily against me.

    may I know how the engaa is viewed and weighted for an international mature applicant? especially because my circumstance is very different from the rest of the applicants from my country, who do the Singapore Cambridge A Levels. I understand that home mature applicant do not have to take the ENGAA but will take an at interview test instead.
    how would I be differently assessed from home mature applicant?
    It's difficult to comment as the mature colleges are not involved in most of the pre-interview assessment scheme, so I can't really say how I think they will view any result that you get. All that I can say, is that they will view your result within the context of your whole application and make a judgement accordingly about whether to call you to interview. The assessment on its own isn't going to be used to deselect you for interview. Sorry not to be more forthcoming at this stage but I hope that is useful in some way.
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    (Original post by knoxode)
    Can a very weak NSAA score (in the context of some problems that occurred on the exam day - the invigilator not following normal practice and causing me to be more nervous than normal) make it unlikely for me to get an interview offer?

    I have a relatively strong A level outlook with 3A*'s predicted (and I got three A's at AS), but my GCSE's are far below average cambridge standard (bearing in my mind that I had extenuating circumstances at the time of my GCSE's) .

    I haven't done any olympiads or anything since at my school they didn't mention them (probably because they don't expect many students to be interested) and I didn't find out that they existed until it was too late to get involved (as far as I'm aware), the same is true for any other research placements and the like.

    I have made an effort to do my own 'research' - a review of current C4 photosynthesis research - but this is not stated anywhere in my PS or reference. - (I'm thinking that if I do get an interview then I can show my own interest with this).
    As I've suggested elsewhere on the thread, the pre-interview assessment won't be used as a reason on its own to deselect candidates. We are using it in conjunction with other evidence to make decisions about interview and, ultimately, offers. If the rest of your application looks fine then a weak NSAA score is unlikely to prevent you from receiving an interview.
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    (Original post by benlg3)
    What percentage of Economics applicants do you/other colleges usually interview?
    Usually between 70 and 80 per cent I would say. It will vary from college to college and year to year depending upon the strength of the field.
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    (Original post by redonks)
    is that true for vet med as well?
    Yes. I'm meeting with my Vet DoS in about five minutes to decide on our interviews and then we'll communicate interview invitations and de-selections by early next week as we've a number of other subjects, where decisions have been made, to process and communicate before. There is a process that needs to be followed in each college - some will get their interviews out very shortly after the assessment results come in and others will take a little longer but they will come soon. We aim to get all of ours out by the end of next Wednesday, apart from Medicine, which will be a couple of days later after we get BMAT.
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    (Original post by Murray Edwards Admissions)
    It's difficult to comment as the mature colleges are not involved in most of the pre-interview assessment scheme, so I can't really say how I think they will view any result that you get. All that I can say, is that they will view your result within the context of your whole application and make a judgement accordingly about whether to call you to interview. The assessment on its own isn't going to be used to deselect you for interview. Sorry not to be more forthcoming at this stage but I hope that is useful in some way.
    Hi AT.
    thank you for your informative reply. As I'm an international mature applicant, I had my interview before the ENGAA. As such, I am more interested to know how I will be assessed differently from home mature applicants who do not have to take the ENGAA, and how the engaa will be weighted for me, considering home mature applicants do not have to do the ENGAA

    thank you
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    (Original post by Dubbb)
    Hello!
    I was wondering how the medicine interviews are structured at Murray Edwards ( 2 science interviews or 1 science, 1 ethics and personal statement, etc.)
    Also, who are the interviewers and what fields do they specialise in?

    Thanks a lot for this help!
    I know that you always have a thread for bmat, interview, etc. and I find this immensely useful!
    Hello and glad to have been of help! We have three interviews in Medicine, two are Scientific and one is a general academic interview (with two medics). The interviewers are generally made up of our fellows and bye-fellows who teach on the Medicine course.
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    (Original post by WarByte)
    Hello!

    If my interview process would involve having a test in the morning of the interview day, in addition to the admissions assessment I have already done pre-interview, would my answers to this test be used as part of one of my interviews?

    Would it be used to in an interview where I discuss my answers with the interviewer, or would it just be another piece of data for my college to use alongside the admissions assessment?

    Thank you!
    A college test you sit at interview (rather than the University At-Interview Assessment) might be used in the interview - it will depend on the subject and the college. We don't use them ourselves so I can't comment directly but in my experience I have known that sometimes they are used as part of the interview and sometimes not. If they are used, then they'll be used for everyone and if not, then they won't be used for anyone. You can always ask the college - they won't hold it against you and there's no harm in asking.
 
 
 
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