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lil81

Congrats to you all!
seems like i'm in the worst situation, I havnt got the formal letter until now. I, thus, dont know the conditions, the college process and how to proceed with my admissions!

Anyone just got an email from Ms Wade and then nothing gets back from Cambridge?


It was the same case for me last month. I called both the Board of Graduate Studies and Ms Suzanne because I need proof for my scholarship application. I suggest you do the same. Though the Board did not offer much help, Ms Suzanne did..

<blockquote>Congrats to you all!
seems like i'm in the worst situation, I havnt got the formal letter until now. I, thus, dont know the conditions, the college process and how to proceed with my admissions!

Anyone just got an email from Ms Wade and then nothing gets back from Cambridge? </blockquote>

It was the same case for me last month. I called both the Board of Graduate Studies and Ms Suzanne because I need proof for my scholarship application. I suggest you do the same. Though the Board did not offer much help, Ms Suzanne did..
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Dew-Deuce

Ok thank you very much, I'm trying to contact every possibly helpful person now. Hope it will work soon.

Cheers

Ok thank you very much, I'm trying to contact every possibly helpful person now. Hope it will work soon.

Cheers
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Hey all - planning to start at Cambridge in the fall with many of you; have a few questions.

1 - anyone heard from Magdalene?

2 - I'm American, and planning to return to the US after the LLM. Thus, I don't expect that my college assignment will have much practical weight after my year at Cambridge (i.e., very few people in the US seem to understand the Oxbridge residential college system, let alone place weight on it). It seems like, in the UK, your college placement continues to be important - I saw someone mention in another thread that Trinity would be the best-received college for a foreigner hoping to work in London. Can anyone shed some light on why some colleges are better regarded - is it just based on the perception of prestige/selectivity? Or is there more to it? And if so, which colleges other than Trinity are similarly well-regarded? I've heard Kings as well, but don't know much beyond that.

3 - has anyone heard from the Cambridge Trusts other than Gates?

4 - Is there a Facebook group for our class yet?

Hey all - planning to start at Cambridge in the fall with many of you; have a few questions.

1 - anyone heard from Magdalene?

2 - I'm American, and planning to return to the US after the LLM. Thus, I don't expect that my college assignment will have much practical weight after my year at Cambridge (i.e., very few people in the US seem to understand the Oxbridge residential college system, let alone place weight on it). It seems like, in the UK, your college placement continues to be important - I saw someone mention in another thread that Trinity would be the best-received college for a foreigner hoping to work in London. Can anyone shed some light on why some colleges are better regarded - is it just based on the perception of prestige/selectivity? Or is there more to it? And if so, which colleges other than Trinity are similarly well-regarded? I've heard Kings as well, but don't know much beyond that.

3 - has anyone heard from the Cambridge Trusts other than Gates?

4 - Is there a Facebook group for our class yet?
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Private Eq...

Hi
All about rankings. See this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tompkins_Table.
While the ramkings are only done at the undegrade level most employers do not know/realise this, hence, the image persists. Originally this was because some colleges were more selective and academically successful.
As things stand now Trinity, St John's, Madalene, Downing, Emmanuel, Gonville, Pembroke and Peterhouse are considered the most prestigious. Followed by St Kats, Clare, Trinity Hall and Corpus Christy. King's is considered to be a socialist/communist college, they even have a flag of the former USSR in the students' room.
Trinity and St John are traditional competitors, Trinity is more academic but St Johns is more for "it" people. Madlene is one of the classiest around, more "old elite". Hope this helps

Hi
All about rankings. See this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tompkins_Table.
While the ramkings are only done at the undegrade level most employers do not know/realise this, hence, the image persists. Originally this was because some colleges were more selective and academically successful.
As things stand now Trinity, St John's, Madalene, Downing, Emmanuel, Gonville, Pembroke and Peterhouse are considered the most prestigious. Followed by St Kats, Clare, Trinity Hall and Corpus Christy. King's is considered to be a socialist/communist college, they even have a flag of the former USSR in the students' room.
Trinity and St John are traditional competitors, Trinity is more academic but St Johns is more for "it" people. Madlene is one of the classiest around, more "old elite". Hope this helps
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♥ ma...


1 - anyone heard from Magdalene?

4 - Is there a Facebook group for our class yet?


hey!

i haven't heard from magdalene either; that is i'm assuming that my application is with them after i was unsuccessful at my first choice college. it seems from the grad union forum that some people have been rejected by magdalene too but they're not llmers...

and no i dont think there's a fb group for our class yet

<blockquote>
1 - anyone heard from Magdalene?

4 - Is there a Facebook group for our class yet?</blockquote>

hey!

i haven't heard from magdalene either; that is i'm assuming that my application is with them after i was unsuccessful at my first choice college. it seems from the grad union forum that some people have been rejected by magdalene too but they're not llmers...

and no i dont think there's a fb group for our class yet
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ZAPete

Hi LLMblogger,
I've read somewhere that some people waited a long time for their college decisions, but when they accepted their offer, things went rather fast. If you want to go to Cambridge anyway and haven't accepted your offer via the self-service yet, then perhaps this might be a good a idea. However, I really don't know if such a connection really exists.
Best of luck,
Dutchman


Btw: Anybody else going to Jesus College?


Hi Dutchman - I've accepted an offer at Jesus College - will see you there in October! : )

<blockquote>Hi LLMblogger,
I've read somewhere that some people waited a long time for their college decisions, but when they accepted their offer, things went rather fast. If you want to go to Cambridge anyway and haven't accepted your offer via the self-service yet, then perhaps this might be a good a idea. However, I really don't know if such a connection really exists.
Best of luck,
Dutchman


Btw: Anybody else going to Jesus College?</blockquote>

Hi Dutchman - I've accepted an offer at Jesus College - will see you there in October! : )
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littledoll

I don't really understand why there is this ongoing debate about which one is the best college to attend. It does not matte for us at all because we are taught by the Law Faculty. I have talked to two Cambridge alumni. They are both professor at reputable unis now. Both said that no one ever asked what college they were in. What counts is that you have a Cambridge Degree...

Correct me if I am wrong, but I really don't think everyone should make such a big deal out ot it.

I don't really understand why there is this ongoing debate about which one is the best college to attend. It does not matte for us at all because we are taught by the Law Faculty. I have talked to two Cambridge alumni. They are both professor at reputable unis now. Both said that no one ever asked what college they were in. What counts is that you have a Cambridge Degree...

Correct me if I am wrong, but I really don't think everyone should make such a big deal out ot it.
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Ryker

I agree, this is getting ridiculous. No one is going to ask which college you went to and no one is going to care. Because it is irrelevant. Some are thinking into this too much and making distinctions when there are none.

I agree, this is getting ridiculous. No one is going to ask which college you went to and no one is going to care. Because it is irrelevant. Some are thinking into this too much and making distinctions when there are none.
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LLMblogger

I agree that it is ridiculous, as we are taught centrally, but I have already been asked several times by Cambridge alumni about what college I'll be attending. If you're going into a profession or moving to a country where Oxbridge alumni are few and far between it won't matter.

I agree that it is ridiculous, as we are taught centrally, but I have already been asked several times by Cambridge alumni about what college I'll be attending. If you're going into a profession or moving to a country where Oxbridge alumni are few and far between it won't matter.
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Dutchman

Yes, I totally agree that it is ridiculous to argue about which college is best when it comes to tuition, as there is no difference on the grad level.
However, it might be nice to live within older colleges / closer to the city / whatever. And it is definitely not uncommon or unsuitable to ask whether any other people will be attending the same college as oneself, as this might be of personal interest.

Yes, I totally agree that it is ridiculous to argue about which college is best when it comes to tuition, as there is no difference on the grad level.
However, it might be nice to live within older colleges / closer to the city / whatever. And it is definitely not uncommon or unsuitable to ask whether any other people will be attending the same college as oneself, as this might be of personal interest.
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LLMblogger

I got a spot at Queens'!!! Anyone else?

I got a spot at Queens'!!! Anyone else?
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CanuckLLM

I don't really understand why there is this ongoing debate about which one is the best college to attend. It does not matte for us at all because we are taught by the Law Faculty. I have talked to two Cambridge alumni. They are both professor at reputable unis now. Both said that no one ever asked what college they were in. What counts is that you have a Cambridge Degree...

Correct me if I am wrong, but I really don't think everyone should make such a big deal out ot it.


To be fair to Private Equity, s/he was responding to a question about why which college one attends could matter to some people. I don't really think there was much of a debate.

And yes, with respect to the education a student would receive, it really only matters at the undergraduate level.

<blockquote>I don't really understand why there is this ongoing debate about which one is the best college to attend. It does not matte for us at all because we are taught by the Law Faculty. I have talked to two Cambridge alumni. They are both professor at reputable unis now. Both said that no one ever asked what college they were in. What counts is that you have a Cambridge Degree...

Correct me if I am wrong, but I really don't think everyone should make such a big deal out ot it.</blockquote>

To be fair to Private Equity, s/he was responding to a question about why which college one attends could matter to some people. I don't really think there was much of a debate.

And yes, with respect to the education a student would receive, it really only matters at the undergraduate level.

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beicon

CanuckLLM is right. I've spoken to some Oxford alumni and the same happens over there... but even so, it's always good to know (and be able to put it in your CV) that you've been admitted to this or that college...

CanuckLLM is right. I've spoken to some Oxford alumni and the same happens over there... but even so, it's always good to know (and be able to put it in your CV) that you've been admitted to this or that college...
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Thanks to Private Equity and malteser for the answers. I hadn't heard of the Tompkins Table, and I understand better now why college placement is emphasized more at the undergrad level. For those concerned about discussions of prestige: I'm sorry if I have given any offense. As I said, I don't expect that college placement will have any effect on my career whatsoever. In the US, most people have never heard of the residential college system, and those who have assume that it's only relevant to where you live. The only Americans who have asked me if I know my college yet are those who have attended Oxbridge, and they're asking more to see if I'll be at their college/sister college than anything. Sure, I'd like to be at a college that offers one or more of (1) central location (2) history/ "old" feeling or (3) en-suite bathrooms ... but I don't expect to get all three of those things, and even without any of them, I'm sure I'd still have a fun LLM year.

The only reason I asked about "prestige" was the assertion made in the other thread for Oxbridge applicants - that someone hoping to work in the UK who had been admitted to Trinity should choose Cambridge over Oxford, partly because Cambridge + Trinity would be well regarded by London firms. I was just curious whether in the UK, some employers cared about college placement. It has absolutely no effect on my life, and it sounds as though a majority of people here feel that it is irrelevant. Again, sorry if the question caused unintended offense or frustration.

Thanks to Private Equity and malteser for the answers. I hadn't heard of the Tompkins Table, and I understand better now why college placement is emphasized more at the undergrad level. For those concerned about discussions of prestige: I'm sorry if I have given any offense. As I said, I don't expect that college placement will have any effect on my career whatsoever. In the US, most people have never heard of the residential college system, and those who have assume that it's only relevant to where you live. The only Americans who have asked me if I know my college yet are those who have attended Oxbridge, and they're asking more to see if I'll be at their college/sister college than anything. Sure, I'd like to be at a college that offers one or more of (1) central location (2) history/ "old" feeling or (3) en-suite bathrooms ... but I don't expect to get all three of those things, and even without any of them, I'm sure I'd still have a fun LLM year.

The only reason I asked about "prestige" was the assertion made in the other thread for Oxbridge applicants - that someone hoping to work in the UK who had been admitted to Trinity should choose Cambridge over Oxford, partly because Cambridge + Trinity would be well regarded by London firms. I was just curious whether in the UK, some employers cared about college placement. It has absolutely no effect on my life, and it sounds as though a majority of people here feel that it is irrelevant. Again, sorry if the question caused unintended offense or frustration.
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Hi GermanGuy, have you heard anything??

I´m freaking out!!! I´m standing with the recommended offer as well and I called the BGS and they told me I have to keep waiting, does anyone know how long it will take?? I received my recommended offer in mid-February.

Has anyone received and informal offer and NOT received the formal offer from BGS??...Thas is making me extremely anxious!!

At this point I am extremly worried with the time...for college purposes and Cam. Trust, I don´t even know if I will have the opportunity to get one.

Hi GermanGuy, have you heard anything??

I´m freaking out!!! I´m standing with the recommended offer as well and I called the BGS and they told me I have to keep waiting, does anyone know how long it will take?? I received my recommended offer in mid-February.

Has anyone received and informal offer and NOT received the formal offer from BGS??...Thas is making me extremely anxious!!

At this point I am extremly worried with the time...for college purposes and Cam. Trust, I don´t even know if I will have the opportunity to get one.

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maybee

I got the informal offer sent by mail in mid-March and nothing else until now :(. Seems like only those who got the offers in December or Jan have received the formal conditional offers. Thus, I decide to continue to wait. Hopefully everything will be ok.

I got the informal offer sent by mail in mid-March and nothing else until now :(. Seems like only those who got the offers in December or Jan have received the formal conditional offers. Thus, I decide to continue to wait. Hopefully everything will be ok.
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monhl

Don't want to disappoint you guys but I received my email offer mid-January and still no indication of my official letter arriving any soon..But I wouldn't worry, the letters are going to arrive at last, by that time, you can always phone Mrs Wade if you need anything urgently. Good luck waiting:)

Don't want to disappoint you guys but I received my email offer mid-January and still no indication of my official letter arriving any soon..But I wouldn't worry, the letters are going to arrive at last, by that time, you can always phone Mrs Wade if you need anything urgently. Good luck waiting:)
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Dew-Deuce

Same here! I havnt got a formal letter yet. I called the BGS last week and they said i have to keep waiting for appx. two weeks!! so I think that's fine I will wait till Mid June. Dont worry!!

For Cam Trust, I dont know whether or not the decision process in your country is as same as mine. In Thailand, we are asked for the interview in early August and the result will be annouced a week later. Wish you best luck!!!

Same here! I havnt got a formal letter yet. I called the BGS last week and they said i have to keep waiting for appx. two weeks!! so I think that's fine I will wait till Mid June. Dont worry!!

For Cam Trust, I dont know whether or not the decision process in your country is as same as mine. In Thailand, we are asked for the interview in early August and the result will be annouced a week later. Wish you best luck!!!
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atlante

I got the informal offer sent by mail in mid-March and nothing else until now :(. Seems like only those who got the offers in December or Jan have received the formal conditional offers. Thus, I decide to continue to wait. Hopefully everything will be ok.


Well, I received the informal email on Jan 6th, and I am still waiting for my Camsis to be updated. I am afraid the process is being dealt with quite haphazardly.

<blockquote>I got the informal offer sent by mail in mid-March and nothing else until now :(. Seems like only those who got the offers in December or Jan have received the formal conditional offers. Thus, I decide to continue to wait. Hopefully everything will be ok.</blockquote>

Well, I received the informal email on Jan 6th, and I am still waiting for my Camsis to be updated. I am afraid the process is being dealt with quite haphazardly.
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OMG!! but what really worries me is the possibilty of having a recommendation offer from the faculty and BGS not sending a formal conditional offer...

Has it happened before, how are my chances???

OMG!! but what really worries me is the possibilty of having a recommendation offer from the faculty and BGS not sending a formal conditional offer...

Has it happened before, how are my chances???

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