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Vari57

FYI: It seems that Gate's decisions are coming out. I've just received an e-mail from them and, of course, I was not selected. Good luck everyone!


I wonder what this could mean for funding more generally? I'm a a UK student so Gates does not apply to me.

[quote]FYI: It seems that Gate's decisions are coming out. I've just received an e-mail from them and, of course, I was not selected. Good luck everyone![/quote]

I wonder what this could mean for funding more generally? I'm a a UK student so Gates does not apply to me.
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Inactive User

FYI: It seems that Gate's decisions are coming out. I've just received an e-mail from them and, of course, I was not selected. Good luck everyone!


I wonder what this could mean for funding more generally? I'm a a UK student so Gates does not apply to me.


I believe that there is no correlation between Gates and other fundings. It is said in the e-mail I received:
"This decision applies only to the above mentioned application for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. If you have applied for any other Cambridge scholarship awards, such as those offered by the Cambridge Trust (https://www.cambridgetrust.org/), your application will be considered separately by the relevant funding body."

[quote][quote]FYI: It seems that Gate's decisions are coming out. I've just received an e-mail from them and, of course, I was not selected. Good luck everyone![/quote]

I wonder what this could mean for funding more generally? I'm a a UK student so Gates does not apply to me.[/quote]

I believe that there is no correlation between Gates and other fundings. It is said in the e-mail I received:
"This decision applies only to the above mentioned application for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. If you have applied for any other Cambridge scholarship awards, such as those offered by the Cambridge Trust (https://www.cambridgetrust.org/), your application will be considered separately by the relevant funding body."
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ephemeral

I just got BOGS-ed within the last hour.
For those still waiting... there is hope yet!

[Edited by ephemeral on Mar 13, 2017]

I just got BOGS-ed within the last hour.
For those still waiting... there is hope yet!
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Hannah Dau...

Hi everyone,

In light of today's newsI am very sorry for those of you who received bad news and I am sure there will be more bad news, most important thing to bear in mind this will not define us or change who we can be. Just stay positive and determined, one day we will look back and it will all make sense!

Just an update, I spoke to the administrator and when I said I needed to know the outcome she said, she hopes news will come by end of the week but it could be 2 weeks. So looks like the process is not over! I asked if offers were finished and only rejections left she said no the degree committee was still reviewing, which I find odd, how do they reject if there are some applications they haven't made decisions on?? Anyway I am just a laywomen trying to grapple with the growing complexity of this institution.

Lots of positive thoughts to those of us waiting and those of you who have heard bad news, I am certain there will be great and wonderful things despite this. Whatever you wanted to achieve at Cambridge, just believe you can achieve that anywhere!! :)

Hi everyone,

In light of today's newsI am very sorry for those of you who received bad news and I am sure there will be more bad news, most important thing to bear in mind this will not define us or change who we can be. Just stay positive and determined, one day we will look back and it will all make sense!

Just an update, I spoke to the administrator and when I said I needed to know the outcome she said, she hopes news will come by end of the week but it could be 2 weeks. So looks like the process is not over! I asked if offers were finished and only rejections left she said no the degree committee was still reviewing, which I find odd, how do they reject if there are some applications they haven't made decisions on?? Anyway I am just a laywomen trying to grapple with the growing complexity of this institution.

Lots of positive thoughts to those of us waiting and those of you who have heard bad news, I am certain there will be great and wonderful things despite this. Whatever you wanted to achieve at Cambridge, just believe you can achieve that anywhere!! :)
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Callbhockq

FYI: It seems that Gate's decisions are coming out. I've just received an e-mail from them and, of course, I was not selected. Good luck everyone!


Ditto here. No clue what to make out of that. The Gates Cambridge Trust website says they shortlist among the students forwarded by the Department. Though there is a caveat in the mail that "Please note that if your application has been rejected by your Department or if you have already withdrawn from the Cambridge admissions process, then your scholarship application will be automatically cancelled and you should ignore this email."

[quote]FYI: It seems that Gate's decisions are coming out. I've just received an e-mail from them and, of course, I was not selected. Good luck everyone![/quote]

Ditto here. No clue what to make out of that. The Gates Cambridge Trust website says they shortlist among the students forwarded by the Department. Though there is a caveat in the mail that "Please note that if your application has been rejected by your Department or if you have already withdrawn from the Cambridge admissions process, then your scholarship application will be automatically cancelled and you should ignore this email."
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username_i...

FYI: It seems that Gate's decisions are coming out. I've just received an e-mail from them and, of course, I was not selected. Good luck everyone!


Same here. Just got the rejection for Gates. Still at DC.

So sorry about the rejections!! :-/ Gonna join you guys soon, I am afraid.

[quote]FYI: It seems that Gate's decisions are coming out. I've just received an e-mail from them and, of course, I was not selected. Good luck everyone![/quote]

Same here. Just got the rejection for Gates. Still at DC.

So sorry about the rejections!! :-/ Gonna join you guys soon, I am afraid.
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abrofeldt

Hi everyone,

In light of today's newsI am very sorry for those of you who received bad news and I am sure there will be more bad news, most important thing to bear in mind this will not define us or change who we can be. Just stay positive and determined, one day we will look back and it will all make sense!

Just an update, I spoke to the administrator and when I said I needed to know the outcome she said, she hopes news will come by end of the week but it could be 2 weeks. So looks like the process is not over! I asked if offers were finished and only rejections left she said no the degree committee was still reviewing, which I find odd, how do they reject if there are some applications they haven't made decisions on?? Anyway I am just a laywomen trying to grapple with the growing complexity of this institution.

Lots of positive thoughts to those of us waiting and those of you who have heard bad news, I am certain there will be great and wonderful things despite this. Whatever you wanted to achieve at Cambridge, just believe you can achieve that anywhere!! :)


Two weeks?! I sincerely hope she is wrong... But thanks for the update anyway!

I'm guessing I can stop checking Camsis for today..

#foreverDC

[quote]Hi everyone,

In light of today's newsI am very sorry for those of you who received bad news and I am sure there will be more bad news, most important thing to bear in mind this will not define us or change who we can be. Just stay positive and determined, one day we will look back and it will all make sense!

Just an update, I spoke to the administrator and when I said I needed to know the outcome she said, she hopes news will come by end of the week but it could be 2 weeks. So looks like the process is not over! I asked if offers were finished and only rejections left she said no the degree committee was still reviewing, which I find odd, how do they reject if there are some applications they haven't made decisions on?? Anyway I am just a laywomen trying to grapple with the growing complexity of this institution.

Lots of positive thoughts to those of us waiting and those of you who have heard bad news, I am certain there will be great and wonderful things despite this. Whatever you wanted to achieve at Cambridge, just believe you can achieve that anywhere!! :)[/quote]

Two weeks?! I sincerely hope she is wrong... But thanks for the update anyway!

I'm guessing I can stop checking Camsis for today..

#foreverDC
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Vari57

I just got BOGS-ed within the last hour.
For those still waiting... there is hope yet!


Congratulations!

Still in DCland over here....sigh.....

[quote]I just got BOGS-ed within the last hour.
For those still waiting... there is hope yet!
[/quote]

Congratulations!

Still in DCland over here....sigh.....
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Vari57

Hi everyone,

In light of today's newsI am very sorry for those of you who received bad news and I am sure there will be more bad news, most important thing to bear in mind this will not define us or change who we can be. Just stay positive and determined, one day we will look back and it will all make sense!

Just an update, I spoke to the administrator and when I said I needed to know the outcome she said, she hopes news will come by end of the week but it could be 2 weeks. So looks like the process is not over! I asked if offers were finished and only rejections left she said no the degree committee was still reviewing, which I find odd, how do they reject if there are some applications they haven't made decisions on?? Anyway I am just a laywomen trying to grapple with the growing complexity of this institution.

Lots of positive thoughts to those of us waiting and those of you who have heard bad news, I am certain there will be great and wonderful things despite this. Whatever you wanted to achieve at Cambridge, just believe you can achieve that anywhere!! :)


Two weeks?! I sincerely hope she is wrong... But thanks for the update anyway!

I'm guessing I can stop checking Camsis for today..

#foreverDC



Two weeks!!!?

Thanks to the above person but seriously...two weeks?..

[quote][quote]Hi everyone,

In light of today's newsI am very sorry for those of you who received bad news and I am sure there will be more bad news, most important thing to bear in mind this will not define us or change who we can be. Just stay positive and determined, one day we will look back and it will all make sense!

Just an update, I spoke to the administrator and when I said I needed to know the outcome she said, she hopes news will come by end of the week but it could be 2 weeks. So looks like the process is not over! I asked if offers were finished and only rejections left she said no the degree committee was still reviewing, which I find odd, how do they reject if there are some applications they haven't made decisions on?? Anyway I am just a laywomen trying to grapple with the growing complexity of this institution.

Lots of positive thoughts to those of us waiting and those of you who have heard bad news, I am certain there will be great and wonderful things despite this. Whatever you wanted to achieve at Cambridge, just believe you can achieve that anywhere!! :)[/quote]

Two weeks?! I sincerely hope she is wrong... But thanks for the update anyway!

I'm guessing I can stop checking Camsis for today..

#foreverDC[/quote]


Two weeks!!!?

Thanks to the above person but seriously...two weeks?..
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citoyen99

Still DC land - applied in November

Still DC land - applied in November
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#foreverDC

#foreverDC
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CamCari

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and advice.

However, I do not think that there is any clear-cut student-type that they are looking for in particular. My CV and your CV are pretty much the same, albeit I currently have a higher GPA than you, I did not do IR, and I was rejected. The quality of references are also important as you stated. In my case, one referee is my thesis supervisor (and favourite professor), the other is my moot court coach (we won the moot court + he's a well known professor in IHL circles), and the other referee is a manager at a law firm (where I worked prior to reading my degree) who knows me on a very personal level.

There's no silver bullet into admissions really. It all depends on whatever is in the room of the degree committee whether it is the mood, air, pressure, etc. Even before submitting my application, I travelled to the U.K. to attend Cambridge's Graduate Open Day to get advice and further fine-tune my application. That too did not work. I am still upset (I'll get over it), but I think it is just a matter of luck. Yes, luck, luck, luck. Many of us right now are wondering what it is that we did not do or why are we not good enough. Such is life, and we will just have to find other paths to self-actualisation albeit a longer one.

For those in #DCLand, just put your seats in an upright position, buckle up, and prepare for landing because the aircraft is on final approach! :) Best of luck to you all.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and advice.

However, I do not think that there is any clear-cut student-type that they are looking for in particular. My CV and your CV are pretty much the same, albeit I currently have a higher GPA than you, I did not do IR, and I was rejected. The quality of references are also important as you stated. In my case, one referee is my thesis supervisor (and favourite professor), the other is my moot court coach (we won the moot court + he's a well known professor in IHL circles), and the other referee is a manager at a law firm (where I worked prior to reading my degree) who knows me on a very personal level.

There's no silver bullet into admissions really. It all depends on whatever is in the room of the degree committee whether it is the mood, air, pressure, etc. Even before submitting my application, I travelled to the U.K. to attend Cambridge's Graduate Open Day to get advice and further fine-tune my application. That too did not work. I am still upset (I'll get over it), but I think it is just a matter of luck. Yes, luck, luck, luck. Many of us right now are wondering what it is that we did not do or why are we not good enough. Such is life, and we will just have to find other paths to self-actualisation albeit a longer one.

For those in #DCLand, just put your seats in an upright position, buckle up, and prepare for landing because the aircraft is on final approach! :) Best of luck to you all.
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Ada123

Hi all, I understand that Cambridge has not been very particular with the March 15 deadline in the past. One of my friends received his offer on March 20 for the 2015-2016 intake. I guess it's best to wait without making any assumptions. All the best to everyone still at DC! :)

Anyone from India BOGSed yet?

Hi all, I understand that Cambridge has not been very particular with the March 15 deadline in the past. One of my friends received his offer on March 20 for the 2015-2016 intake. I guess it's best to wait without making any assumptions. All the best to everyone still at DC! :)

Anyone from India BOGSed yet?
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uzomiii

Anyone from West Africa BOGSed or unsuccessful yet?

Anyone from West Africa BOGSed or unsuccessful yet?
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Ashter92

Hi all, I understand that Cambridge has not been very particular with the March 15 deadline in the past. One of my friends received his offer on March 20 for the 2015-2016 intake. I guess it's best to wait without making any assumptions. All the best to everyone still at DC! :)

Anyone from India BOGSed yet?


Hey, from Pakistan and still in #DCland.

[quote]Hi all, I understand that Cambridge has not been very particular with the March 15 deadline in the past. One of my friends received his offer on March 20 for the 2015-2016 intake. I guess it's best to wait without making any assumptions. All the best to everyone still at DC! :)

Anyone from India BOGSed yet? [/quote]

Hey, from Pakistan and still in #DCland.
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lamilami5

still #UCDC - and its 14th of March. This is soooooo unfair

still #UCDC - and its 14th of March. This is soooooo unfair
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Inactive User

Just checked my camsis. Application unsuccessful :(
All the best to all of you still awaiting your decisions.

Just checked my camsis. Application unsuccessful :(
All the best to all of you still awaiting your decisions.
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username_i...

Just checked my camsis. Application unsuccessful :(
All the best to all of you still awaiting your decisions.


So sorry to hear that! :-/ Though I'm sure you'll have an interesting year either way.

I am sorry to be asking this but I bet you'll understand why I'm asking. Did your camsis change this morning? I just wanna tease out if it's worth it to be checking it this early.

[quote]Just checked my camsis. Application unsuccessful :(
All the best to all of you still awaiting your decisions.[/quote]

So sorry to hear that! :-/ Though I'm sure you'll have an interesting year either way.

I am sorry to be asking this but I bet you'll understand why I'm asking. Did your camsis change this morning? I just wanna tease out if it's worth it to be checking it this early.
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wjs2b

rejected.... maybe go to ucl.

rejected.... maybe go to ucl.
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username_i...

rejected.... maybe go to ucl.


Another bad day is starting, it seems.

UCL is awesome. I know it's not Cambridge but I've had a great time at UCL! And you'd get the benefit of so much new development! The Law Faculty has been invested into massively and the new Bentham House will reopen this year! And we're building a new student centre in the main part of the campus which should be a great asset as well.

Hope my attempts to cheer you up have worked at least slightly. Though I imagine I'll be in no mood for that sort of stuff when (if?) I get a rejection.

[quote]rejected.... maybe go to ucl.[/quote]

Another bad day is starting, it seems.

UCL is awesome. I know it's not Cambridge but I've had a great time at UCL! And you'd get the benefit of so much new development! The Law Faculty has been invested into massively and the new Bentham House will reopen this year! And we're building a new student centre in the main part of the campus which should be a great asset as well.

Hope my attempts to cheer you up have worked at least slightly. Though I imagine I'll be in no mood for that sort of stuff when (if?) I get a rejection.
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