Cambridge LLM 2015-16


petitjaune

What a headache!

I think you simply need to get in touch with Suzanne Wade at the law department and take it from there. You may have to deal with the GAO directly in which case I imagine it would take some time for all this to be sorted out. In it would be unfortunate if your application is prejudiced because of a mistake made by one of your referees.

What a headache!

I think you simply need to get in touch with Suzanne Wade at the law department and take it from there. You may have to deal with the GAO directly in which case I imagine it would take some time for all this to be sorted out. In it would be unfortunate if your application is prejudiced because of a mistake made by one of your referees.
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I just got a scholarship like a month ago and that's why my plan studying in UK is very rush. I didn't have time to prepare for IELTS at all, so my recent score is really horrible with only 6.5 overall. I am reluctant to send this score with other of my supporting documents. But I don't have time to apply another test right now since my deadline will come tomorrow already. Should I submit this score, or just leave it and hope for conditional offer. Thank you for your suggestion :)

I just got a scholarship like a month ago and that's why my plan studying in UK is very rush. I didn't have time to prepare for IELTS at all, so my recent score is really horrible with only 6.5 overall. I am reluctant to send this score with other of my supporting documents. But I don't have time to apply another test right now since my deadline will come tomorrow already. Should I submit this score, or just leave it and hope for conditional offer. Thank you for your suggestion :)
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Bubbles_24

I just got a scholarship like a month ago and that's why my plan studying in UK is very rush. I didn't have time to prepare for IELTS at all, so my recent score is really horrible with only 6.5 overall. I am reluctant to send this score with other of my supporting documents. But I don't have time to apply another test right now since my deadline will come tomorrow already. Should I submit this score, or just leave it and hope for conditional offer. Thank you for your suggestion :)


Hey..I think you can send them this score. If you are made an offer you will be asked to retake the test.

<blockquote>I just got a scholarship like a month ago and that's why my plan studying in UK is very rush. I didn't have time to prepare for IELTS at all, so my recent score is really horrible with only 6.5 overall. I am reluctant to send this score with other of my supporting documents. But I don't have time to apply another test right now since my deadline will come tomorrow already. Should I submit this score, or just leave it and hope for conditional offer. Thank you for your suggestion :) </blockquote>

Hey..I think you can send them this score. If you are made an offer you will be asked to retake the test.
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rjc_sg

Out of curiosity, is it possible to view what the referees have written for you. would it be permissible to submit a request to the Board of Graduate Studies to forward a copy of the references?

Out of curiosity, is it possible to view what the referees have written for you. would it be permissible to submit a request to the Board of Graduate Studies to forward a copy of the references?
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petitjaune

Absolutely not. This would not be permitted under any circumstances.

Absolutely not. This would not be permitted under any circumstances.
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NaSa19

Hello guys, just out of curiosity with 2 questions:

- My CV lists out everything in the past 4 years of my life. Is it too long ? I have graduated for 2 years now and currently working for a law firm.

- In my CV, apart from the LLB study, I once participated in a 1-month summer law school abroad. Do I have to submit both these certificate and scores, in additional to those of my LLB study ? If I have to but have not done so, will the Admission Board ask me to provide them at the later statge ?

Thanks guys.

Hello guys, just out of curiosity with 2 questions:

- My CV lists out everything in the past 4 years of my life. Is it too long ? I have graduated for 2 years now and currently working for a law firm.

- In my CV, apart from the LLB study, I once participated in a 1-month summer law school abroad. Do I have to submit both these certificate and scores, in additional to those of my LLB study ? If I have to but have not done so, will the Admission Board ask me to provide them at the later statge ?

Thanks guys.
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LLMHR

Hello,

Can someone please let me know how to submit an application for Commonwealth Shared Scholarship? I have emailed Ms Suzanne Wade several times, but she never replies!

As far as I know it has to go through the University i.e. Cambridge and there is no separate process. Hence, I am a little confused here.

Many thanks.

Hello,

Can someone please let me know how to submit an application for Commonwealth Shared Scholarship? I have emailed Ms Suzanne Wade several times, but she never replies!

As far as I know it has to go through the University i.e. Cambridge and there is no separate process. Hence, I am a little confused here.

Many thanks.
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The Cambridge application form contains a section for the Cambridge Trust, which I presume also manages the Commonwealth scholarship. Hope you filled this portion in when you submitted your application for LLM. See http://www.cambridgetrust.org/about/

The Cambridge application form contains a section for the Cambridge Trust, which I presume also manages the Commonwealth scholarship. Hope you filled this portion in when you submitted your application for LLM. See http://www.cambridgetrust.org/about/
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Hi

I'm looking at applying for the LLM next year and was hoping I could get an idea of the likelihood of me getting an offer. I finished my UK LLB (from an average school) last year with 74.25% and graduated 3rd/180. I won the prize for the highest mark in public international law and got the highest mark in 4/5 of modules taken. However I didn't do much work in the first 2 years and my marks were considerably lower - will this affect my application?

I've also done a fair few extracurriculars incl volunteering for an asylum law charity, interning at a prominent human rights ngo and convening a conference on refugee law with prominent speakers.

So is it worth me applying? Thanks in advance

Hi

I'm looking at applying for the LLM next year and was hoping I could get an idea of the likelihood of me getting an offer. I finished my UK LLB (from an average school) last year with 74.25% and graduated 3rd/180. I won the prize for the highest mark in public international law and got the highest mark in 4/5 of modules taken. However I didn't do much work in the first 2 years and my marks were considerably lower - will this affect my application?

I've also done a fair few extracurriculars incl volunteering for an asylum law charity, interning at a prominent human rights ngo and convening a conference on refugee law with prominent speakers.

So is it worth me applying? Thanks in advance
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petitjaune

When you say you finished your LLB with 74% - is that your average over the course of your entire degree?

Three things matter above all else:

(1) your degree clarification (i.e. did you get a first overall, or a 2:1)

(2) Your references - you need to find the right balance between someone with a good reputation (i.e. a reputable professor) but also someone who is going to take the time to write really good things about you.

(3) the quality of your application - treat every question like an opportunity to sell yourself. It sounds obvious, but you should think very carefully about every word and sentence in your application.

The Cambridge application is pretty straightforward, and it also requires a CV. Make sure your CV is really well formatted and succinct. Try not to repeat things too much (for instance if you set out the responsibilities you had when working at the NGO in your CV, don't repeat it word-for-word when answering a question in the application.

When you say you finished your LLB with 74% - is that your average over the course of your entire degree?

Three things matter above all else:

(1) your degree clarification (i.e. did you get a first overall, or a 2:1)

(2) Your references - you need to find the right balance between someone with a good reputation (i.e. a reputable professor) but also someone who is going to take the time to write really good things about you.

(3) the quality of your application - treat every question like an opportunity to sell yourself. It sounds obvious, but you should think very carefully about every word and sentence in your application.

The Cambridge application is pretty straightforward, and it also requires a CV. Make sure your CV is really well formatted and succinct. Try not to repeat things too much (for instance if you set out the responsibilities you had when working at the NGO in your CV, don't repeat it word-for-word when answering a question in the application.
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waywardMVR

Anyone heard any news from Cambridge regarding offers or rejections?

Anyone heard any news from Cambridge regarding offers or rejections?
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law01

Anyone heard any news from Cambridge regarding offers or rejections?

<blockquote>Anyone heard any news from Cambridge regarding offers or rejections?
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law01

Anyone heard any news from Cambridge regarding offers or rejections?


cambridge does not accept on a rolling basis (same as oxford) we will all find out in March, probably

<blockquote>Anyone heard any news from Cambridge regarding offers or rejections?</blockquote>

cambridge does not accept on a rolling basis (same as oxford) we will all find out in March, probably
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paxromana

Anyone heard any news from Cambridge regarding offers or rejections?


cambridge does not accept on a rolling basis (same as oxford) we will all find out in March, probably


Are you sure about that?

In 2013-14, a number of offers were made between 31st January and 8th February. Though, in 2014-15, the first batch of offers were made only towards the end of February.

Goodluck everyone!

<blockquote><blockquote>Anyone heard any news from Cambridge regarding offers or rejections?</blockquote>

cambridge does not accept on a rolling basis (same as oxford) we will all find out in March, probably</blockquote>

Are you sure about that?

In 2013-14, a number of offers were made between 31st January and 8th February. Though, in 2014-15, the first batch of offers were made only towards the end of February.

Goodluck everyone!
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law01

Anyone heard any news from Cambridge regarding offers or rejections?


cambridge does not accept on a rolling basis (same as oxford) we will all find out in March, probably


Are you sure about that?

In 2013-14, a number of offers were made between 31st January and 8th February. Though, in 2014-15, the first batch of offers made only towards the end of February.

Goodluck everyone!


Well, that's what they say at least/ They told me that offers will be made from the end of February until the 15th of March! Would be nice if you were right though, can't wait until then ;p

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Anyone heard any news from Cambridge regarding offers or rejections?</blockquote>

cambridge does not accept on a rolling basis (same as oxford) we will all find out in March, probably</blockquote>

Are you sure about that?

In 2013-14, a number of offers were made between 31st January and 8th February. Though, in 2014-15, the first batch of offers made only towards the end of February.

Goodluck everyone!
</blockquote>

Well, that's what they say at least/ They told me that offers will be made from the end of February until the 15th of March! Would be nice if you were right though, can't wait until then ;p
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paxromana

Anyone heard any news from Cambridge regarding offers or rejections?


cambridge does not accept on a rolling basis (same as oxford) we will all find out in March, probably


Are you sure about that?

In 2013-14, a number of offers were made between 31st January and 8th February. Though, in 2014-15, the first batch of offers made only towards the end of February.

Goodluck everyone!


Well, that's what they say at least/ They told me that offers will be made from the end of February until the 15th of March! Would be nice if you were right though, can't wait until then ;p


Fingers crossed! Hope they make the offers early!

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Anyone heard any news from Cambridge regarding offers or rejections?</blockquote>

cambridge does not accept on a rolling basis (same as oxford) we will all find out in March, probably</blockquote>

Are you sure about that?

In 2013-14, a number of offers were made between 31st January and 8th February. Though, in 2014-15, the first batch of offers made only towards the end of February.

Goodluck everyone!
</blockquote>

Well, that's what they say at least/ They told me that offers will be made from the end of February until the 15th of March! Would be nice if you were right though, can't wait until then ;p</blockquote>

Fingers crossed! Hope they make the offers early!
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S09

True. The wait is killing.

Anyone has any idea on whether the offers/rejections will be mailed or we have to keep checking our self service account?

True. The wait is killing.

Anyone has any idea on whether the offers/rejections will be mailed or we have to keep checking our self service account?
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law01

True. The wait is killing.

Anyone has any idea on whether the offers/rejections will be mailed or we have to keep checking our self service account?


I think we have to keep checking CAMSIS :p

<blockquote>True. The wait is killing.

Anyone has any idea on whether the offers/rejections will be mailed or we have to keep checking our self service account?</blockquote>

I think we have to keep checking CAMSIS :p
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paxromana

True. The wait is killing.

Anyone has any idea on whether the offers/rejections will be mailed or we have to keep checking our self service account?


I think we have to keep checking CAMSIS :p


As far as I remember, you get the email first. But sometimes, your CAMSIS status goes from "Awaiting consideration from Dept." to "Application awaiting approval by the Board of Graduate studies" (which appears to be a stage prior to getting the admissions email).

By the way, the older threads had a theory about a nexus between the Degree Committee Meetings and the Admissions offers. A meeting was held on the 15th & 29th of January. (ref: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/meetings/pdf/meetingdates201415.pdf)

So let's hope for the best.

<blockquote><blockquote>True. The wait is killing.

Anyone has any idea on whether the offers/rejections will be mailed or we have to keep checking our self service account?</blockquote>

I think we have to keep checking CAMSIS :p</blockquote>

As far as I remember, you get the email first. But sometimes, your CAMSIS status goes from "Awaiting consideration from Dept." to "Application awaiting approval by the Board of Graduate studies" (which appears to be a stage prior to getting the admissions email).

By the way, the older threads had a theory about a nexus between the Degree Committee Meetings and the Admissions offers. A meeting was held on the 15th & 29th of January. (ref: http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/meetings/pdf/meetingdates201415.pdf)

So let's hope for the best.
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Anyone heard any news from Cambridge regarding offers or rejections?


cambridge does not accept on a rolling basis (same as oxford) we will all find out in March, probably


Are you sure about that?

In 2013-14, a number of offers were made between 31st January and 8th February. Though, in 2014-15, the first batch of offers were made only towards the end of February.

Goodluck everyone!



I can confirm that this is true; I applied for the LLM year 2013-14 and received an 'informal offer' by e-mail on February 7th. It took about 2 months until my Camsis status changed though.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Anyone heard any news from Cambridge regarding offers or rejections?</blockquote>

cambridge does not accept on a rolling basis (same as oxford) we will all find out in March, probably</blockquote>

Are you sure about that?

In 2013-14, a number of offers were made between 31st January and 8th February. Though, in 2014-15, the first batch of offers were made only towards the end of February.

Goodluck everyone!
</blockquote>


I can confirm that this is true; I applied for the LLM year 2013-14 and received an 'informal offer' by e-mail on February 7th. It took about 2 months until my Camsis status changed though.
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