Cambridge LL.M. Applicants 2022-2023


NorM

I messaged the administrative assistant and received this response:

“Decisions are still being sent out and we will update your record as soon as we receive the decision on your application.“




What do they mean by receive the decision? Receive it from PAO or is the Degree Committee still making decisions just being delayed past the 1st March deadline? 

[Edited by NorM on Mar 07, 2022]

[quote]I messaged the administrative assistant and received this response:<br><br>“Decisions are still being sent out and we will update your record as soon as we receive the decision on your application.“<br><br><br> [/quote]<br><br>What do they mean by receive the decision? Receive it from PAO or is the Degree Committee still making decisions just being delayed past the 1st March deadline?&nbsp;
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!LLM2022

I have no idea.. I am still under review by the department. 

I messaged the administrative assistant and received this response:

“Decisions are still being sent out and we will update your record as soon as we receive the decision on your application.“




What do they mean by receive the decision? Receive it from PAO or is the Degree Committee still making decisions just being delayed past the 1st March deadline? 

I have no idea.. I am still under review by the department.&nbsp;<br><br>[quote][quote]I messaged the administrative assistant and received this response:<br><br>“Decisions are still being sent out and we will update your record as soon as we receive the decision on your application.“<br><br><br> [/quote]<br><br>What do they mean by receive the decision? Receive it from PAO or is the Degree Committee still making decisions just being delayed past the 1st March deadline?&nbsp; [/quote]
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anon1234

Does anyone know when is the latest we can get a reply from them on the decision???

Does anyone know when is the latest we can get a reply from them on the decision???
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allobroges

Don't worry about the dates. PAO status is just an interim situation, if I am not mistaken. Last year it was about the 10th of March when the emails had been sent out

Don't worry about the dates. PAO status is just an interim situation, if I am not mistaken. Last year it was about the 10th of March when the emails had been sent out
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Troye25

Don't worry about the dates. PAO status is just an interim situation, if I am not mistaken. Last year it was about the 10th of March when the emails had been sent out


Yeah mate, some were sent out on the 10th, but people were moved to PAO way earlier. Even though in previous years some people argued that it was feasible to receive the letter without being moved to PAO prior, it seems very unlikely. Besides, some few people have already been moved to PAO this year, so I suppose Cambridge intends to follow its standard procedures by updating the statuses of those moving to PAO before sending them out the offer.  So, if I had to guess, even those who have already being moved to PAO, will surely receive the admissions email at the end of this week if not until the next week at the earliest. 

[Edited by Troye25 on Mar 07, 2022]

[quote]Don't worry about the dates. PAO status is just an interim situation, if I am not mistaken. Last year it was about the 10th of March when the emails had been sent out [/quote]<br><br>Yeah mate, some were sent out on the 10th, but people were moved to PAO way earlier. Even though in previous years some people argued that it was feasible to receive the letter without being moved to PAO prior, it seems very unlikely. Besides, some few people have already been moved to PAO this year, so I suppose Cambridge intends to follow its standard procedures by updating the statuses of those moving to PAO before sending them out the offer.&nbsp; So, if I had to guess, even those who have already being moved to PAO, will surely receive the admissions email at the end of this week if not until the next week at the earliest.&nbsp;
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JF1804

Thanks everyone for the insight. Looks like all we can do is just wait and see when some significant movement is going to start. 

Still "under review" here too.

Thanks everyone for the insight. Looks like all we can do is just wait and see when some significant movement is going to start.&nbsp;<br><br>Still "under review" here too.
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anon1234

so will we all move to pao before we get an offer? And at this stage, do you think all the rejections have been sent out already??  

so will we all move to pao before we get an offer? And at this stage, do you think all the rejections have been sent out already?? &nbsp;
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Mallord

"under review" yet again. 

It's going to be a long week.

"under review" yet again.&nbsp;<br><br>It's going to be a long week.
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allobroges

so will we all move to pao before we get an offer? And at this stage, do you think all the rejections have been sent out already??  


1. Everybody who will receive an offer will be review by the PAO, it is one of the steps.

2. Cambridge says that they review around 90% of the applications in 12 weeks and offers should arrive before the end of March

 "If you submitted your application before the general funding deadlines in December or January, you should receive a formal decision on your application before the end of March. The majority of offers are made in February and March.If your application is unsuccessful, you may receive notification of the outcome sooner than those who receive an offer. This is because the process for establishing all the components of an offer is more time consuming.
I found this on the official website, which is quite useful (with a nice diagram!) about what is happening in the admission process: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/what-happens-next

[quote]so will we all move to pao before we get an offer? And at this stage, do you think all the rejections have been sent out already?? &nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>1. Everybody who will receive an offer will be review by the PAO, it is one of the steps.<br><br>2. Cambridge says that they review around 90% of the applications in 12 weeks and offers should arrive before the end of March<br><br>&nbsp;"If you submitted your application before the general funding deadlines in December or January, you should receive a formal decision on your application before the end of March. The majority of offers are made in&nbsp;February&nbsp;and&nbsp;March.<div>If your application is unsuccessful, you may receive notification of the outcome sooner than those who receive an offer. This is because the process for establishing all the components of an offer is more time consuming.</div><div><br></div><div>I found this on the official website, which is quite useful (with a nice diagram!) about what is happening in the admission process: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/what-happens-next</div>
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Mallord

so will we all move to pao before we get an offer? And at this stage, do you think all the rejections have been sent out already??  


1. Everybody who will receive an offer will be review by the PAO, it is one of the steps.

2. Cambridge says that they review around 90% of the applications in 12 weeks and offers should arrive before the end of March

 "If you submitted your application before the general funding deadlines in December or January, you should receive a formal decision on your application before the end of March. The majority of offers are made in February and March.If your application is unsuccessful, you may receive notification of the outcome sooner than those who receive an offer. This is because the process for establishing all the components of an offer is more time consuming.
I found this on the official website, which is quite useful (with a nice diagram!) about what is happening in the admission process: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/what-happens-next


Thanks for that. Very interesting.

Do you know what the difference between the 'degree committee' and the faculty stage? Why do we need to go through this stage? Are they looking for different things in applicants?

[quote][quote]so will we all move to pao before we get an offer? And at this stage, do you think all the rejections have been sent out already?? &nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>1. Everybody who will receive an offer will be review by the PAO, it is one of the steps.<br><br>2. Cambridge says that they review around 90% of the applications in 12 weeks and offers should arrive before the end of March<br><br>&nbsp;"If you submitted your application before the general funding deadlines in December or January, you should receive a formal decision on your application before the end of March. The majority of offers are made in&nbsp;February&nbsp;and&nbsp;March.<div>If your application is unsuccessful, you may receive notification of the outcome sooner than those who receive an offer. This is because the process for establishing all the components of an offer is more time consuming.</div><div><br></div><div>I found this on the official website, which is quite useful (with a nice diagram!) about what is happening in the admission process: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/what-happens-next</div> [/quote]<br><br>Thanks for that. Very interesting.<br><br>Do you know what the difference between the 'degree committee' and the faculty stage? Why do we need to go through this stage? Are they looking for different things in applicants?<br>
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allobroges

It seems to me that they have some kind of controlling function, they ensure that the Faculty processed the application correctly and they will provide the draft for the offer.

"The degree committee takes responsibility for recommending admission to the Postgraduate Admissions Office; in doing so, it ensures that the faculty or department has discharged its duties as set out in the previous page.The degree committee should:

review applications and make recommendations in a timely manner; this process may be delegated to one or more officers of the degree committee except where the degree committee also assumes responsibility for overseeing the balance of offers between courses run by the institution

propose the conditions of the offer including the general area of research (on the recommendation of the Head of the institution)

appoint the principal supervisordetermine whether or not he or she is a new supervisor and if so,consider what training he or she should be required to attendensure that he or she is registered for use of CGSRS." https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate-admissions-policy/degree-committee

It seems to me that they have some kind of controlling function, they ensure that the Faculty processed the application correctly and they will provide the draft for the offer.<br><br><div>"The degree committee takes responsibility for recommending admission to the Postgraduate Admissions Office; in doing so, it ensures that the faculty or department has discharged its duties as set out in the previous page.The degree committee should:</div><br><br><div>review applications and make recommendations in a timely manner; this process may be delegated to one or more officers of the degree committee except where the degree committee also assumes responsibility for overseeing the balance of offers between courses run by the institution</div><br><br><div>propose the conditions of the offer including the general area of research (on the recommendation of the Head of the institution)</div><br><br><div>appoint the principal supervisordetermine whether or not he or she is a new supervisor and if so,consider what training he or she should be required to attendensure that he or she is registered for use of&nbsp;CGSRS." https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/postgraduate-admissions-policy/degree-committee<br></div><div><br></div><div>
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anon1234

Thank u for all the information provided. i genuinely pray for all of us to get results soon 1f49d

[Edited by anon1234 on Mar 08, 2022]

Thank u for all the information provided. i genuinely pray for all of us to get results soon&nbsp;:gift-heart:
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Inactive User

Thank u for all the information provided. i genuinely pray for all of us to get results soon 1f49d


Still under review. 1f974 This is pushing my anxiety through the roof, the lack of any scheme to the roll out of decisions and the “you’ll know when you know” approach. Praying for faster results. 

[quote]Thank u for all the information provided. i genuinely pray for all of us to get results soon&nbsp;:gift-heart: [/quote]<br><br>Still under review.&nbsp;:woozy-face:&nbsp;This is pushing my anxiety through the roof, the lack of any scheme to the roll out of decisions and the “you’ll know when you know” approach. Praying for faster results.&nbsp;
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Troye25

Thank u for all the information provided. i genuinely pray for all of us to get results soon 1f49d


Still under review. 1f974 This is pushing my anxiety through the roof, the lack of any scheme to the roll out of decisions and the “you’ll know when you know” approach. Praying for faster results. 


It´s barely 04:20 am in the UK, I would not expect to see any changes on my status before working hours. 

[Edited by Troye25 on Mar 08, 2022]

[quote][quote]Thank u for all the information provided. i genuinely pray for all of us to get results soon&nbsp;:gift-heart: [/quote]<br><br>Still under review.&nbsp;:woozy-face:&nbsp;This is pushing my anxiety through the roof, the lack of any scheme to the roll out of decisions and the “you’ll know when you know” approach. Praying for faster results.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>It´s barely 04:20 am in the UK, I would not expect to see any changes on my status before working hours.&nbsp;
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Rousseau

What is happening this year? I saw somewhere that there was a strike going on by the tutors because they are not paid. Wondering whether the strike is still continuing. 

What is happening this year? I saw somewhere that there was a strike going on by the tutors because they are not paid. Wondering whether the strike is still continuing.&nbsp;
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jastied

They are not paid but we paid for our applications…

They are not paid but we paid for our applications…<br>
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r.999

If they are having difficulties and it is causing a delay, that is fine, it happens to everyone. What is ridiculous is leaving us entirely in the dark; a simple note at the top of the application portal that they are experiencing a delay would be more than sufficient and show a lot more respect to us as applicants. 

If they are having difficulties and it is causing a delay, that is fine, it happens to everyone. What is ridiculous is leaving us entirely in the dark; a simple note at the top of the application portal that they are experiencing a delay would be more than sufficient and show a lot more respect to us as applicants.&nbsp;
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seriouslyl...

so will we all move to pao before we get an offer? And at this stage, do you think all the rejections have been sent out already??  


1. Everybody who will receive an offer will be review by the PAO, it is one of the steps.

2. Cambridge says that they review around 90% of the applications in 12 weeks and offers should arrive before the end of March

 "If you submitted your application before the general funding deadlines in December or January, you should receive a formal decision on your application before the end of March. The majority of offers are made in February and March.If your application is unsuccessful, you may receive notification of the outcome sooner than those who receive an offer. This is because the process for establishing all the components of an offer is more time consuming.
I found this on the official website, which is quite useful (with a nice diagram!) about what is happening in the admission process: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/what-happens-next


Thank you for this! Seems like Cambridge is sticking to the 'end of March' timeline this time. We technically cannot tell them that they are late in providing decisions because they have clearly mentioned this on their website unfortunately. I think past discussion boards have given us hope and excitement for decisions in the two weeks of March

[quote][quote]so will we all move to pao before we get an offer? And at this stage, do you think all the rejections have been sent out already?? &nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>1. Everybody who will receive an offer will be review by the PAO, it is one of the steps.<br><br>2. Cambridge says that they review around 90% of the applications in 12 weeks and offers should arrive before the end of March<br><br>&nbsp;"If you submitted your application before the general funding deadlines in December or January, you should receive a formal decision on your application before the end of March. The majority of offers are made in&nbsp;February&nbsp;and&nbsp;March.<div>If your application is unsuccessful, you may receive notification of the outcome sooner than those who receive an offer. This is because the process for establishing all the components of an offer is more time consuming.</div><div><br></div><div>I found this on the official website, which is quite useful (with a nice diagram!) about what is happening in the admission process: https://www.postgraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/application-process/what-happens-next</div> [/quote]<br><br>Thank you for this! Seems like Cambridge is sticking to the 'end of March' timeline this time. We technically cannot tell them that they are late in providing decisions because they have clearly mentioned this on their website unfortunately. I think past discussion boards have given us hope and excitement for decisions in the two weeks of March
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jastied

I don’t mind waiting til the end of March if they issue us with an offer. The problem is, given the competitiveness of the course, people are likely to get rejections than offers based on experimental probability.

I don’t mind waiting til the end of March if they issue us with an offer. The problem is, given the competitiveness of the course, people are likely to get rejections than offers based on experimental probability.
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anon1234

yes but so many rejections are already released so what is the hold up for the rest of us?? thats why i was enquiring as to whether we can only get positive results now. if we were to get rejected, shouldnt we already have last week??

yes but so many rejections are already released so what is the hold up for the rest of us?? thats why i was enquiring as to whether we can only get positive results now. if we were to get rejected, shouldnt we already have last week??
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