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Hi! I’m a young carer and I am (this year) applying to Cambridge for BA History.

It’s in both my UCAS reference and Cambridge specific extenuating circumstances form.

Will my application be flagged so the admissions team are aware? How do Cambridge use this in the admissions process?

Thanks!
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Yes! In your file - which will be seen by the admissions team and director of studies in your subject - will be that info and they will all be aware of this information when assessing your application.
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Yes! In your file - which will be seen by the admissions team and director of studies in your subject - will be that info and they will all be aware of this information when assessing your application.
That’s reassuring! Thanks!
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Yes! In your file - which will be seen by the admissions team and director of studies in your subject - will be that info and they will all be aware of this information when assessing your application.
So my extenuating circumstances form will also be in my file? Because there’s a few other things that aren’t in my reference that are in my EC form
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So my extenuating circumstances form will also be in my file? Because there’s a few other things that aren’t in my reference that are in my EC form
Yes, everything pertinent to your application is in there. Only those who need to see your ECF will do so, so it's not going to be unnecessarily shared. Do be as honest on it as possible - it's great that you'll be filling it in, some do get worried about sharing such info, but it will never disadvantage an application.
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Yes, everything pertinent to your application is in there. Only those who need to see your ECF will do so, so it's not going to be unnecessarily shared. Do be as honest on it as possible - it's great that you'll be filling it in, some do get worried about sharing such info, but it will never disadvantage an application.
Thanks so much!
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Thanks so much!
You're very welcome! All the best with your application, and I'm happy to answer any other questions you might have, just drop me a line (I did MML at Newnham and work in Cambridge still!).
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Hi there I'm a young carer must who's also thinking of applying to Cambridge. I was wondering as I haven't really told my teachers about it and was only considering writing about it in the extenuating circumstances form is this still okay?
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Hi there I'm a young carer must who's also thinking of applying to Cambridge. I was wondering as I haven't really told my teachers about it and was only considering writing about it in the extenuating circumstances form is this still okay?
A teacher from your school, or a doctor/ nurse, will have to sign off on it and verify it on your EC form
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Hi there I'm a young carer must who's also thinking of applying to Cambridge. I was wondering as I haven't really told my teachers about it and was only considering writing about it in the extenuating circumstances form is this still okay?
You should tell someone like the Head of Sixth Form about it as it should be mentioned by them in their reference. Or if there is any other member of staff that you would prefer to confide in you could tell them and ask them to pass it on to the Head of Sixth Form or whoever writes the UCAS references in your school
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You should tell someone like the Head of Sixth Form about it as it should be mentioned by them in their reference. Or if there is any other member of staff that you would prefer to confide in you could tell them and ask them to pass it on to the Head of Sixth Form or whoever writes the UCAS references in your school
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A teacher from your school, or a doctor/ nurse, will have to sign off on it and verify it on your EC form
Okay great thanks really appreciate I'll send an email now
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