Cambridge, St. Edmund's College Applicants 2020

Watch
jger_rams2019
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#1
Hello everyone, perhaps unsurprisingly I noticed that St. Edmund's had yet to have an official applicant thread made. Considering the fact it's a mature college, this thread is equally open to undergraduates and postgraduates! Post your name, course (including undergrad or postgrad) and qualifications if you are interested. 04MR17
0
reply
lalgoescamping
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 month ago
#2
Hi! I got an offer to study law at St. Edmund's starting this coming fall. I'm from Canada and super excited. I am currently finishing my undergraduate degree and am majoring in both philosophy and political science.
1
reply
jger_rams2019
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#3
Yay for other offer holders coming in! Welcome to the thread

I have an unconditional (aside from financial) offer for affiliate law. Qualifying conditions are a first degree from the United States in global politics and biomedical sciences. I am ridiculously excited for the first term to start and to be starting in a mature college.
0
reply
eggo-omelette
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#4
Report 1 month ago
#4
Hi, congrats on your offers! I have a conditional offer for an MPhil in Archaeology. I graduated from a US university last year with degrees in archaeology and environmental science. Looking forward to meeting you all!
1
reply
jger_rams2019
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#5
(Original post by eggo-omelette)
Hi, congrats on your offers! I have a conditional offer for an MPhil in Archaeology. I graduated from a US university last year with degrees in archaeology and environmental science. Looking forward to meeting you all!
Congratulations! One of the benefits of St. Edmund's, and I am sure the other mature colleges, is their ability to socially integrate undergraduates and postgraduates. Archaeology is an undeniably impressive subject, do you already have a regional focus or an idea of what you're looking to study? It's also funny that all the respondents so far have been from North America.
0
reply
eggo-omelette
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#6
Report 4 weeks ago
#6
(Original post by jger_rams2019)
Congratulations! One of the benefits of St. Edmund's, and I am sure the other mature colleges, is their ability to socially integrate undergraduates and postgraduates. Archaeology is an undeniably impressive subject, do you already have a regional focus or an idea of what you're looking to study? It's also funny that all the respondents so far have been from North America.
My specific course is Archaeological Science so it’s more focused on methods rather than regions but I’d love to work in the UK. Law is a solid choice too! What type?
0
reply
jger_rams2019
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#7
(Original post by eggo-omelette)
My specific course is Archaeological Science so it’s more focused on methods rather than regions but I’d love to work in the UK. Law is a solid choice too! What type?
Does that focus on the processing (cleaning, dating, identification) of excavated and other materials? I had a friend from the U.S. leave for Wales (Cardiff) in 2014 for her Archeology Bachelor's and Master's degree and she still works in Europe (moved from the UK to Italy after 2 years). She works with a lot of people from outside of Europe so hopefully that's a good indication that you can stay in the UK post graduation!

I did my first degree in Global Politics with a focus on war and security in Northern Africa, so I would love to do Humanitarian law in that region. I speak French and am working on my Arabic to make that easier. But for financial reasons, I may defect and go the route of UK commercial law, so we'll see.
0
reply
Tililenji
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#8
Report 4 weeks ago
#8
Hi! I am from Zambia, Africa. I got accepted to Edmunds too😊. I will be studying PhD Education under the supervision of Dr Mandy Swann. Nice to meet you all.
1
reply
jger_rams2019
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#9
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#9
(Original post by Tililenji)
Hi! I am from Zambia, Africa. I got accepted to Edmunds too😊. I will be studying PhD Education under the supervision of Dr Mandy Swann. Nice to meet you all.
Congratulations! The world needs more people improving the education systems so you are fantastic. Do you have a specific focus of study going into your program?
0
reply
jger_rams2019
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#10
Report Thread starter 3 weeks ago
#10
(Original post by sm2804)
Hey I'm from Bangalore in India and I've been admitted to the MPhil in Development Studies! Currently finishing my undergrad from India in political science and IR. Super excited for Cambridge and meeting y'all!!
Can we do an fb group or something for St.Edmund's admitees?
Congratulations on your offer! We have a lot of political science representation in this thread so I'm sure we will all get along. I read in some of the Cambridge threads that each college should be setting up Facebook groups for those admitted, but I haven't heard anything so we could definitely do one now if you're interested.
0
reply
sm2804
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#11
Report 3 weeks ago
#11
(Original post by jger_rams2019)
Congratulations on your offer! We have a lot of political science representation in this thread so I'm sure we will all get along. I read in some of the Cambridge threads that each college should be setting up Facebook groups for those admitted, but I haven't heard anything so we could definitely do one now if you're interested.
Yeah sounds great.

(Original post by Sara679)
Hey! Fellow Indian here! Any news on funding yet?
A Facebook group sounds like a great idea
Hey there! No I haven't heard back yet but I guess all us Indians have a lot riding on the Peter Kishore Chand Anand Scholarship amirite?
0
reply
econ.person
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#12
Report 1 week ago
#12
Hey everyone. If there's a facebook group, I'd love to join. I'm currently in my final year. I'm from London and study here too. I have a conditional offer for MPhil Economics. Look forward to meeting others in the new academic year!

(Original post by Sara679)
Hey! Fellow Indian here! Any news on funding yet?
A Facebook group sounds like a great idea
No news on funding either.
0
reply
Keerarara
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#13
Report 1 week ago
#13
Hello!

I’m 25 and have an offer for veterinary medicine at St Edmunds. I went down the wrong path straight out of school and followed what I got the best grade in, but it just bored me so much so I lost all motivation. Did a year of a chemistry degree then a chemistry based apprenticeship which I eventually quit to pursue something I felt passionate about and spent the year prior to application gaining work experience.

I’m quite worried about my offer currently in the COVID-19 crisis as it’s conditional on A level biology which I was self teaching to sit this summer so still waiting to hear about that.

I already have A*AA in chemistry, physics and maths which would technically fulfil the entry requirements on the website but they wanted me to prove I could still perform academically.
Last edited by Keerarara; 1 week ago
0
reply
ecolier
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#14
Report 6 days ago
#14
Off site social media group chats are not allowed on TSR.

Please do not advertise them or ask for them in the forums.
1
reply
jger_rams2019
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#15
Report Thread starter 6 days ago
#15
(Original post by Keerarara)
Hello!

I’m 25 and have an offer for veterinary medicine at St Edmunds. I went down the wrong path straight out of school and followed what I got the best grade in, but it just bored me so much so I lost all motivation. Did a year of a chemistry degree then a chemistry based apprenticeship which I eventually quit to pursue something I felt passionate about and spent the year prior to application gaining work experience.

I’m quite worried about my offer currently in the COVID-19 crisis as it’s conditional on A level biology which I was self teaching to sit this summer so still waiting to hear about that.

I already have A*AA in chemistry, physics and maths which would technically fulfil the entry requirements on the website but they wanted me to prove I could still perform academically.
Congratulations on your offer! My first degree was partially Biomedical Sciences (which in the U.S. is preparatory for Vet and Med) and I loved the courses.

It is really understandable to have frustrations and fears regarding the impact of Covid-19. The small bit of reassurance is that all Unis have been told to be flexible with offer holders. Have you tried to contact St. Edmund's admissions to see if they will now wave the biology requirement since you already have qualifying statistics?
0
reply
jger_rams2019
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#16
Report Thread starter 6 days ago
#16
(Original post by econ.person)
Hey everyone. If there's a facebook group, I'd love to join. I'm currently in my final year. I'm from London and study here too. I have a conditional offer for MPhil Economics. Look forward to meeting others in the new academic year!


No news on funding either.
Congratulations on your offer! I hope that the University and Colleges have the opportunity to keep their postgraduate students updated on funding during this time. No news seems like it would be a pain. What did you study as your first degree?
0
reply
Keerarara
Badges: 4
Rep:
?
#17
Report 6 days ago
#17
(Original post by jger_rams2019)
Congratulations on your offer! My first degree was partially Biomedical Sciences (which in the U.S. is preparatory for Vet and Med) and I loved the courses.

It is really understandable to have frustrations and fears regarding the impact of Covid-19. The small bit of reassurance is that all Unis have been told to be flexible with offer holders. Have you tried to contact St. Edmund's admissions to see if they will now wave the biology requirement since you already have qualifying statistics?
Yeah I have, they’ve been the most helpful of all my offers, they said they might be able to waive the requirement or that they might be able to set their own assessments later in the summer. Worried about the government cap but I’m the only offer St. Edmunds gave for vet med...
0
reply
jger_rams2019
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#18
Report Thread starter 6 days ago
#18
(Original post by Keerarara)
Yeah I have, they’ve been the most helpful of all my offers, they said they might be able to waive the requirement or that they might be able to set their own assessments later in the summer. Worried about the government cap but I’m the only offer St. Edmunds gave for vet med...
As you probably already know, St. Edmund's is geared towards a significantly larger number of postgraduates instead of mature undergraduates/affiliate students. That can be an advantage as it means you are somewhat unique and they are more likely to have the resources to cater towards you as an individual. I hope that they are able to accept you, or at least give you a fair assessment going forward, as it sounds like you have put in the work.
0
reply
econ.person
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#19
Report 3 days ago
#19
Thank you! My first degree, that I’ll be finishing soon, is BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics. How comes you’ve decided to have a change of field?

(Original post by jger_rams2019)
Congratulations on your offer! I hope that the University and Colleges have the opportunity to keep their postgraduate students updated on funding during this time. No news seems like it would be a pain. What did you study as your first degree?
0
reply
jger_rams2019
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#20
Report Thread starter 2 days ago
#20
(Original post by econ.person)
Thank you! My first degree, that I’ll be finishing soon, is BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics. How comes you’ve decided to have a change of field?
Wow, you sound utterly brilliant, that amount of math and econ must keep you busy in uni!

I actually changed my field quite early. I enjoyed science and actually already worked in the medical field, but I wasn't passionate about it so I switched my first degree to international relations and politics after my first year. The U.S. doesn't offer law as a BA or LLB, so I am essentially pursuing my graduate degree equivalent with law abroad. I also hope to stay abroad so my first degree offers me that flexibility.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Regarding Ofqual's most recent update, do you think you will be given a fair grade this summer?

Yes (323)
34.36%
No (617)
65.64%

Watched Threads

View All