A CV is uploaded to the self-service account after submission.
You are supposed to write any additional information under "any additional information" which means things like any written work, mooting experience, anything that you want them to know.
@Legal life, thank you! So, I can submit the CV till a week after I submit the main application, right?
Also, how do I differentiate "additional information" column from what I write in my CV, any idea?
Remember that applications close on 15th November regardless so it is in your best interest to stick to the deadline.
There is no requirement for you to have to write anything in that column. If you think you have already covered everything, feel free to leave it blank.
I had been under the impression that 15th November was the deadline for "Gradsaf" applications, as opposed to for supporting documents?
I ask because I sent in my Gradsaf and uploaded my CV/transcripts on the 14th but my referees took a few days longer to upload their references on my behalf. When I checked the Cambridge website, it stated that uploading supporting docs post-deadline but within the 7 day window was acceptable.
Was my understanding incorrect and have I therefore doomed my application from the offing? What a waste of £50 if true!
As an aside, I was wondering if you could tell me if having a training contract with a Magic Circle law firm is helpful for one's chances of receiving an offer or if this is very common for applicants (i.e. most already have something like this secured for the future, in advance of applying for the LLM)?
In terms of funding, would having been selected for (but declined for personal reasons) a scholarship from LSE worth £30,000 for 2016/17 be helpful? Or are past awards not considered? I mentioned this in the "awards" section on the Gradsaf form. Would this be taken into consideration vis-a-vis an offer or is it not of any worth in the decision process for offers?
Also, how long should I expect to be at the "awaiting consideration by department" stage? Should I be past it already and could the fact that I am not be an indication that the Department are not going to consider my application because my references were submitted post-deadline but within the 7 day window, as per the foregoing?
I am a bit concerned based upon what you wrote above that I may not even be considered or will be considered only after the majority/all offers have already been determined and thus will be waiting till March to learn about a foregone conclusion!!!
All the best,
[Edited by Vari57 on Nov 25, 2016]