Cambridge LLM 2015-16


law01
So some people here say that their status has changed. I wonder whether the fact that my status is still "Awaiting Consideration by Department" is indicative of a rejection. Does anybody have a view on this?


From the posts so far, both from this year and last two years, it is reasonable to infer that they release offers (or at least the first change of status) in accordance to the applicant's country. As I can see from your profile you are a UK student/graduate, as am I; from what I know all of the UK applicants are still in the 'awaiting consideration' stage. I assume this does not mean we are rejected, but it does, probably, mean that we will have a response last :p
<blockquote>So some people here say that their status has changed. I wonder whether the fact that my status is still "Awaiting Consideration by Department" is indicative of a rejection. Does anybody have a view on this?</blockquote>

From the posts so far, both from this year and last two years, it is reasonable to infer that they release offers (or at least the first change of status) in accordance to the applicant's country. As I can see from your profile you are a UK student/graduate, as am I; from what I know all of the UK applicants are still in the 'awaiting consideration' stage. I assume this does not mean we are rejected, but it does, probably, mean that we will have a response last :p
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craigrden
So some people here say that their status has changed. I wonder whether the fact that my status is still "Awaiting Consideration by Department" is indicative of a rejection. Does anybody have a view on this?


The fact that your status hasn't changed as yet is not indicative of a rejection. At least, I'd like to think so as I'm in the same boat as you! However, judging from the forum discussions last year, not everyone saw a change in their status at the same exact time. Though it happened around the same general period, they did not necessarily change on the same day.
<blockquote>So some people here say that their status has changed. I wonder whether the fact that my status is still "Awaiting Consideration by Department" is indicative of a rejection. Does anybody have a view on this?</blockquote>

The fact that your status hasn't changed as yet is not indicative of a rejection. At least, I'd like to think so as I'm in the same boat as you! However, judging from the forum discussions last year, not everyone saw a change in their status at the same exact time. Though it happened around the same general period, they did not necessarily change on the same day.
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law01
Well as we are getting into March tomorrow, we will hopefully receive a decision within this week!!
Well as we are getting into March tomorrow, we will hopefully receive a decision within this week!!
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LAD
Thank you for your replies. That is quite reassuring! Hopefully they will be back with good news. If not, then I will be anxious to learn the outcome of my Oxon BCL application.
Thank you for your replies. That is quite reassuring! Hopefully they will be back with good news. If not, then I will be anxious to learn the outcome of my Oxon BCL application.
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EPLDA
Asian LLM applicant here. My status has also been changed to "Awaiting decision by the board of graduate studies" with a note that "The degree committee is satisfied with your application However your offer has not yet been approved"

Fyi - My last time checking camsis was on Thursday so the status must have been changed either Friday or Saturday.


Same here, I'm from Hong Kong!

I found out today and last time I checked was about a month ago, so I have no idea when it changed.

Just hope all this talk about an offer in the pipeline is true, don't want to get my hopes up!
<blockquote>Asian LLM applicant here. My status has also been changed to "Awaiting decision by the board of graduate studies" with a note that "The degree committee is satisfied with your application However your offer has not yet been approved"

Fyi - My last time checking camsis was on Thursday so the status must have been changed either Friday or Saturday.</blockquote>

Same here, I'm from Hong Kong!

I found out today and last time I checked was about a month ago, so I have no idea when it changed.

Just hope all this talk about an offer in the pipeline is true, don't want to get my hopes up!
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HKU
Asian LLM applicant here. My status has also been changed to "Awaiting decision by the board of graduate studies" with a note that "The degree committee is satisfied with your application However your offer has not yet been approved"

Fyi - My last time checking camsis was on Thursday so the status must have been changed either Friday or Saturday.


Same here, I'm from Hong Kong!

I found out today and last time I checked was about a month ago, so I have no idea when it changed.

Just hope all this talk about an offer in the pipeline is true, don't want to get my hopes up!


Once you get the text: "the degree committee is satisfied with your application, etc", that means you've been admitted. the only reason that things can go awry at this stage is if they subsequently checked and found out that the references submitted are false, or any representations made are inaccurate.
<blockquote><blockquote>Asian LLM applicant here. My status has also been changed to "Awaiting decision by the board of graduate studies" with a note that "The degree committee is satisfied with your application However your offer has not yet been approved"

Fyi - My last time checking camsis was on Thursday so the status must have been changed either Friday or Saturday.</blockquote>

Same here, I'm from Hong Kong!

I found out today and last time I checked was about a month ago, so I have no idea when it changed.

Just hope all this talk about an offer in the pipeline is true, don't want to get my hopes up!</blockquote>

Once you get the text: "the degree committee is satisfied with your application, etc", that means you've been admitted. the only reason that things can go awry at this stage is if they subsequently checked and found out that the references submitted are false, or any representations made are inaccurate.
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HKU
Could I just ask any ex-LLMers. Has anyone failed the Cambridge LLM before for whatever reasons, i.e. Loss of interests, traveling too much, etc.


depends on how much information you can absorb without burning out. the course is extremely intense. I know of people who gave up because they chose the wrong subjects which they thought was interesting but turns out to be very dry and convoluted. So if you spend all the time in one subject trying to comprehend it, it leaves very little time for the remaining three. and that's how people fail.
<blockquote><blockquote>Could I just ask any ex-LLMers. Has anyone failed the Cambridge LLM before for whatever reasons, i.e. Loss of interests, traveling too much, etc. </blockquote>

depends on how much information you can absorb without burning out. the course is extremely intense. I know of people who gave up because they chose the wrong subjects which they thought was interesting but turns out to be very dry and convoluted. So if you spend all the time in one subject trying to comprehend it, it leaves very little time for the remaining three. and that's how people fail.
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EPLDA
Asian LLM applicant here. My status has also been changed to "Awaiting decision by the board of graduate studies" with a note that "The degree committee is satisfied with your application However your offer has not yet been approved"

Fyi - My last time checking camsis was on Thursday so the status must have been changed either Friday or Saturday.


Same here, I'm from Hong Kong!

I found out today and last time I checked was about a month ago, so I have no idea when it changed.

Just hope all this talk about an offer in the pipeline is true, don't want to get my hopes up!


Once you get the text: "the degree committee is satisfied with your application, etc", that means you've been admitted. the only reason that things can go awry at this stage is if they subsequently checked and found out that the references submitted are false, or any representations made are inaccurate.


Thanks a lot for the reassuring reply!

Yes, I got the following status update:
Awaiting decision by the Board of Graduate Studies
Status: The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved.

Until I see the offer letter though, I don't think I can feel completely at ease lol

I'm assuming, from your username, that you're also from Hong Kong :) Are you a current/past Cambridge LLM student? Would love to learn more about your experience!
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Asian LLM applicant here. My status has also been changed to "Awaiting decision by the board of graduate studies" with a note that "The degree committee is satisfied with your application However your offer has not yet been approved"

Fyi - My last time checking camsis was on Thursday so the status must have been changed either Friday or Saturday.</blockquote>

Same here, I'm from Hong Kong!

I found out today and last time I checked was about a month ago, so I have no idea when it changed.

Just hope all this talk about an offer in the pipeline is true, don't want to get my hopes up!</blockquote>

Once you get the text: "the degree committee is satisfied with your application, etc", that means you've been admitted. the only reason that things can go awry at this stage is if they subsequently checked and found out that the references submitted are false, or any representations made are inaccurate. </blockquote>

Thanks a lot for the reassuring reply!

Yes, I got the following status update:
Awaiting decision by the Board of Graduate Studies
Status: The degree committee is satisfied with your application. However, your offer has not yet been approved.

Until I see the offer letter though, I don't think I can feel completely at ease lol

I'm assuming, from your username, that you're also from Hong Kong :) Are you a current/past Cambridge LLM student? Would love to learn more about your experience!
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imnc
My status is still 'awaiting consideration' but this morning I know of someone who got a rejection that said 'application unsuccessful'.
My status is still 'awaiting consideration' but this morning I know of someone who got a rejection that said 'application unsuccessful'.
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heslawclar
As an Asian applicant who is still 'awaiting consideration', does that mean I failed the 'first round' of selections in Asia?

Based on some posts above, offers are supposedly made by region, and some Asian applicants have received offers already..
As an Asian applicant who is still 'awaiting consideration', does that mean I failed the 'first round' of selections in Asia?

Based on some posts above, offers are supposedly made by region, and some Asian applicants have received offers already..
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petitjaune
I don't think you should be making any assumptions. Regardless of how and when admissions decisions are taken, you have not been rejected until your Camsis status informs you that your application is unsuccessful. Until that happens, there is no way of knowing that your application is unsuccessful.

There appears to be a bit of confusion in this thread about the application process. There are no "stages" so to speak. You are either accepted, or unsuccessful. Those whose status has changed to "Awaiting Approval of BOGS" have effectively been made an offer by the Law Department, and all that remains is for the BOGS to ratify that decision. It is largely a procedural step, and as far as I am aware, all those whose status has changed to "Awaiting Approval of BOGS" have been made an offer by the Graduate Admissions Office. In order for the Graduate Admissions Office not to make an offer, there would need to be a major problem with your application that the law department has not picked up on.
I don't think you should be making any assumptions. Regardless of how and when admissions decisions are taken, you have not been rejected until your Camsis status informs you that your application is unsuccessful. Until that happens, there is no way of knowing that your application is unsuccessful.

There appears to be a bit of confusion in this thread about the application process. There are no "stages" so to speak. You are either accepted, or unsuccessful. Those whose status has changed to "Awaiting Approval of BOGS" have effectively been made an offer by the Law Department, and all that remains is for the BOGS to ratify that decision. It is largely a procedural step, and as far as I am aware, all those whose status has changed to "Awaiting Approval of BOGS" have been made an offer by the Graduate Admissions Office. In order for the Graduate Admissions Office not to make an offer, there would need to be a major problem with your application that the law department has not picked up on.
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You certainly shouldn't assume that you've been rejected just because your status is still "awaiting consideration".

I'm an Australian applicant and my status was very recently updated to "awaiting approval of BOGS". My girlfriend, a fellow applicant with almost identical credentials, had her status updated over a week ago.
You certainly shouldn't assume that you've been rejected just because your status is still "awaiting consideration".

I'm an Australian applicant and my status was very recently updated to "awaiting approval of BOGS". My girlfriend, a fellow applicant with almost identical credentials, had her status updated over a week ago.
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Nana89
I really want to know already, this wait is killing me :D
I really want to know already, this wait is killing me :D
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You certainly shouldn't assume that you've been rejected just because your status is still "awaiting consideration".

I'm an Australian applicant and my status was very recently updated to "awaiting approval of BOGS". My girlfriend, a fellow applicant with almost identical credentials, had her status updated over a week ago.

This is encouraging. I am an Australian applicant and have been following this thread for a while. I noticed a few Aussies and Kiwis already had their statuses updated and thought this might indicate I'm not going to be admitted as mine is unchanged. However I suppose "it ain't over till it's over".
<blockquote>You certainly shouldn't assume that you've been rejected just because your status is still "awaiting consideration".

I'm an Australian applicant and my status was very recently updated to "awaiting approval of BOGS". My girlfriend, a fellow applicant with almost identical credentials, had her status updated over a week ago. </blockquote>
This is encouraging. I am an Australian applicant and have been following this thread for a while. I noticed a few Aussies and Kiwis already had their statuses updated and thought this might indicate I'm not going to be admitted as mine is unchanged. However I suppose "it ain't over till it's over".
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S09
Any Indian applicant heard from Cam yet? Please reply.
Any Indian applicant heard from Cam yet? Please reply.
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paxromana
Any Indian applicant heard from Cam yet? Please reply.


"Awaiting consideration by the Department". A few others are also in the same boat.
<blockquote>Any Indian applicant heard from Cam yet? Please reply.</blockquote>

"Awaiting consideration by the Department". A few others are also in the same boat.
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S09
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d.priya
Any Indian applicant heard from Cam yet? Please reply.


I'm still in the consideration by department stage as well.
<blockquote>Any Indian applicant heard from Cam yet? Please reply.</blockquote>

I'm still in the consideration by department stage as well.
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heslawclar
I don't think you should be making any assumptions. Regardless of how and when admissions decisions are taken, you have not been rejected until your Camsis status informs you that your application is unsuccessful. Until that happens, there is no way of knowing that your application is unsuccessful.

There appears to be a bit of confusion in this thread about the application process. There are no "stages" so to speak. You are either accepted, or unsuccessful. Those whose status has changed to "Awaiting Approval of BOGS" have effectively been made an offer by the Law Department, and all that remains is for the BOGS to ratify that decision. It is largely a procedural step, and as far as I am aware, all those whose status has changed to "Awaiting Approval of BOGS" have been made an offer by the Graduate Admissions Office. In order for the Graduate Admissions Office not to make an offer, there would need to be a major problem with your application that the law department has not picked up on.


Thanks for the clarification :) I wasn't making any concrete presumptions, but the wait was getting me nervous..
Waiting for that magical status change still.
I am sure many of you guys are going through the same thing right now, cheers and good luck everyone!
<blockquote>I don't think you should be making any assumptions. Regardless of how and when admissions decisions are taken, you have not been rejected until your Camsis status informs you that your application is unsuccessful. Until that happens, there is no way of knowing that your application is unsuccessful.

There appears to be a bit of confusion in this thread about the application process. There are no "stages" so to speak. You are either accepted, or unsuccessful. Those whose status has changed to "Awaiting Approval of BOGS" have effectively been made an offer by the Law Department, and all that remains is for the BOGS to ratify that decision. It is largely a procedural step, and as far as I am aware, all those whose status has changed to "Awaiting Approval of BOGS" have been made an offer by the Graduate Admissions Office. In order for the Graduate Admissions Office not to make an offer, there would need to be a major problem with your application that the law department has not picked up on. </blockquote>

Thanks for the clarification :) I wasn't making any concrete presumptions, but the wait was getting me nervous..
Waiting for that magical status change still.
I am sure many of you guys are going through the same thing right now, cheers and good luck everyone!
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law01
Have you all received the funding email about 1-2 hours ago? just wondering whether it's an automated one going to everyone or not :S since it's a bit weird asking us to apply for funding since we could be rejected in a few days :S
Have you all received the funding email about 1-2 hours ago? just wondering whether it's an automated one going to everyone or not :S since it's a bit weird asking us to apply for funding since we could be rejected in a few days :S
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