Oxbridge Admission with a 2.2


Hey,

Is there anyne who got into Cambridge LLM/ Oxford BCL with a 2.2 LLB degree?
Hey,

Is there anyne who got into Cambridge LLM/ Oxford BCL with a 2.2 LLB degree?
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Hey,

Is there anyne who got into Cambridge LLM/ Oxford BCL with a 2.2 LLB degree?



No chance.
<blockquote>Hey,

Is there anyne who got into Cambridge LLM/ Oxford BCL with a 2.2 LLB degree?</blockquote>


No chance.
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jsd
Hey,

Is there anyne who got into Cambridge LLM/ Oxford BCL with a 2.2 LLB degree?



No chance.


^^^ What he said ^^^
<blockquote><blockquote>Hey,

Is there anyne who got into Cambridge LLM/ Oxford BCL with a 2.2 LLB degree?</blockquote>


No chance.</blockquote>

^^^ What he said ^^^
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83it
Not unless you're really, really rich
Not unless you're really, really rich
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No chance even with a 2:1, anything less than a first = no.
No chance even with a 2:1, anything less than a first = no.
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Eppendorf
Oxbridge admissions will usually require you to show a first.

Admission with a 2:2 is completely unimaginable.
Oxbridge admissions will usually require you to show a first.

Admission with a 2:2 is completely unimaginable.
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petitjaune
No chance even with a 2:1, anything less than a first = no.


With a 2:2 it is impossible. However, with a high 2:1 and work experience it is absolutely possible to get admission to oxbridge
<blockquote>No chance even with a 2:1, anything less than a first = no.</blockquote>

With a 2:2 it is impossible. However, with a high 2:1 and work experience it is absolutely possible to get admission to oxbridge
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Dear friends, many thanks for your kind response.

Would letters of recommendation from distinguished legal practitioners be of any help in this regard for a person with 2.2 LLB degree?
Dear friends, many thanks for your kind response.

Would letters of recommendation from distinguished legal practitioners be of any help in this regard for a person with 2.2 LLB degree?
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law01


Hi, unfortunately, neither work experience nor the extra qualifications you have mentioned will help compensate for the 2:2. I have never heard of anyone being admitted into Oxbridge without a first or very high 2:1, at least not for law. However, do apply if you want, you have nothing to lose.
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Hi, unfortunately, neither work experience nor the extra qualifications you have mentioned will help compensate for the 2:2. I have never heard of anyone being admitted into Oxbridge without a first or very high 2:1, at least not for law. However, do apply if you want, you have nothing to lose.
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Are you talking to me?
Are you talking to me?
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law01
Are you talking to me?


to both you and Salman
<blockquote>Are you talking to me? </blockquote>

to both you and Salman
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Are you talking to me?


to both you and Salman


I have worked hard; I deserve to go to Oxbridge.
<blockquote><blockquote>Are you talking to me? </blockquote>

to both you and Salman</blockquote>

I have worked hard; I deserve to go to Oxbridge.
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law01
Are you talking to me?


to both you and Salman


I have worked hard; I deserve to go to Oxbridge.


haha i don't think anyone can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'.
I know people with top firsts and further legal qualifications and legal experience who were rejected from oxbridge. So no there is no one who can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Are you talking to me? </blockquote>

to both you and Salman</blockquote>

I have worked hard; I deserve to go to Oxbridge.</blockquote>

haha i don't think anyone can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'.
I know people with top firsts and further legal qualifications and legal experience who were rejected from oxbridge. So no there is no one who can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'
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Are you talking to me?


to both you and Salman


I have worked hard; I deserve to go to Oxbridge.


haha i don't think anyone can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'.
I know people with top firsts and further legal qualifications and legal experience who were rejected from oxbridge. So no there is no one who can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'


Are you an Oxbridgian? I may not have a First, but I have a strong 2.2. Not only that, my grades have gradually improved since first year. I think Oxford will see that and appreciate the hard work gone into steadily improving.

I didn't mention my volunteering before. As a Campus Life Leader, I work with fellow campus life leaders with support from student support services, the student engagement team and campus life coordinators. As a team we aim to create and foster a community within my faculty and across the university. In this role, I am responsible for two major aspects; volunteer management and event management.

In volunteer management, I help campus life volunteers bring their event ideas to life through the planning and execution stages as well as develop their interpersonal skills. My role is to assist campus life volunteers in providing social opportunities for university students during Orientation week and throughout the year whilst creating a sense of community within the faculty and the campus.

My role in event management is to contribute to the planning and execution of current and new student engagement events, activities, and programs. I liaise and brainstorm with staff, volunteers, and students to conceive new event ideas as well as propose and plan events. I also ensure there is a smooth operation of events through briefing/debriefing volunteers, appropriate delegation of tasks, complying with health and safety, troubleshooting, and evaluation so that improvements can be made to future events and their planning stages.

How is this not enough?
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Are you talking to me? </blockquote>

to both you and Salman</blockquote>

I have worked hard; I deserve to go to Oxbridge.</blockquote>

haha i don't think anyone can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'.
I know people with top firsts and further legal qualifications and legal experience who were rejected from oxbridge. So no there is no one who can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'</blockquote>

Are you an Oxbridgian? I may not have a First, but I have a strong 2.2. Not only that, my grades have gradually improved since first year. I think Oxford will see that and appreciate the hard work gone into steadily improving.

I didn't mention my volunteering before. As a Campus Life Leader, I work with fellow campus life leaders with support from student support services, the student engagement team and campus life coordinators. As a team we aim to create and foster a community within my faculty and across the university. In this role, I am responsible for two major aspects; volunteer management and event management.

In volunteer management, I help campus life volunteers bring their event ideas to life through the planning and execution stages as well as develop their interpersonal skills. My role is to assist campus life volunteers in providing social opportunities for university students during Orientation week and throughout the year whilst creating a sense of community within the faculty and the campus.

My role in event management is to contribute to the planning and execution of current and new student engagement events, activities, and programs. I liaise and brainstorm with staff, volunteers, and students to conceive new event ideas as well as propose and plan events. I also ensure there is a smooth operation of events through briefing/debriefing volunteers, appropriate delegation of tasks, complying with health and safety, troubleshooting, and evaluation so that improvements can be made to future events and their planning stages.

How is this not enough?
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law01
Are you talking to me?


to both you and Salman


I have worked hard; I deserve to go to Oxbridge.


haha i don't think anyone can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'.
I know people with top firsts and further legal qualifications and legal experience who were rejected from oxbridge. So no there is no one who can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'


Are you an Oxbridgian? I may not have a First, but I have a strong 2.2. Not only that, my grades have gradually improved since first year. I think Oxford will see that and appreciate the hard work gone into steadily improving.

I didn't mention my volunteering before. As a Campus Life Leader, I work with fellow campus life leaders with support from student support services, the student engagement team and campus life coordinators. As a team we aim to create and foster a community within my faculty and across the university. In this role, I am responsible for two major aspects; volunteer management and event management.

In volunteer management, I help campus life volunteers bring their event ideas to life through the planning and execution stages as well as develop their interpersonal skills. My role is to assist campus life volunteers in providing social opportunities for university students during Orientation week and throughout the year whilst creating a sense of community within the faculty and the campus.

My role in event management is to contribute to the planning and execution of current and new student engagement events, activities, and programs. I liaise and brainstorm with staff, volunteers, and students to conceive new event ideas as well as propose and plan events. I also ensure there is a smooth operation of events through briefing/debriefing volunteers, appropriate delegation of tasks, complying with health and safety, troubleshooting, and evaluation so that improvements can be made to future events and their planning stages.

How is this not enough?


I have a high first, top 5 in my year, further legal qualifications, couple of awards and scholarships, a lot of mooting under my belt, member of my Unis law school committee....number of internships; and lots of pro-bono volunteering. And I believe it's unlikely I will be admitted in Oxbridge
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Are you talking to me? </blockquote>

to both you and Salman</blockquote>

I have worked hard; I deserve to go to Oxbridge.</blockquote>

haha i don't think anyone can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'.
I know people with top firsts and further legal qualifications and legal experience who were rejected from oxbridge. So no there is no one who can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'</blockquote>

Are you an Oxbridgian? I may not have a First, but I have a strong 2.2. Not only that, my grades have gradually improved since first year. I think Oxford will see that and appreciate the hard work gone into steadily improving.

I didn't mention my volunteering before. As a Campus Life Leader, I work with fellow campus life leaders with support from student support services, the student engagement team and campus life coordinators. As a team we aim to create and foster a community within my faculty and across the university. In this role, I am responsible for two major aspects; volunteer management and event management.

In volunteer management, I help campus life volunteers bring their event ideas to life through the planning and execution stages as well as develop their interpersonal skills. My role is to assist campus life volunteers in providing social opportunities for university students during Orientation week and throughout the year whilst creating a sense of community within the faculty and the campus.

My role in event management is to contribute to the planning and execution of current and new student engagement events, activities, and programs. I liaise and brainstorm with staff, volunteers, and students to conceive new event ideas as well as propose and plan events. I also ensure there is a smooth operation of events through briefing/debriefing volunteers, appropriate delegation of tasks, complying with health and safety, troubleshooting, and evaluation so that improvements can be made to future events and their planning stages.

How is this not enough?</blockquote>

I have a high first, top 5 in my year, further legal qualifications, couple of awards and scholarships, a lot of mooting under my belt, member of my Unis law school committee....number of internships; and lots of pro-bono volunteering. And I believe it's unlikely I will be admitted in Oxbridge
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Are you talking to me?


to both you and Salman


I have worked hard; I deserve to go to Oxbridge.


haha i don't think anyone can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'.
I know people with top firsts and further legal qualifications and legal experience who were rejected from oxbridge. So no there is no one who can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'


Are you an Oxbridgian? I may not have a First, but I have a strong 2.2. Not only that, my grades have gradually improved since first year. I think Oxford will see that and appreciate the hard work gone into steadily improving.

I didn't mention my volunteering before. As a Campus Life Leader, I work with fellow campus life leaders with support from student support services, the student engagement team and campus life coordinators. As a team we aim to create and foster a community within my faculty and across the university. In this role, I am responsible for two major aspects; volunteer management and event management.

In volunteer management, I help campus life volunteers bring their event ideas to life through the planning and execution stages as well as develop their interpersonal skills. My role is to assist campus life volunteers in providing social opportunities for university students during Orientation week and throughout the year whilst creating a sense of community within the faculty and the campus.

My role in event management is to contribute to the planning and execution of current and new student engagement events, activities, and programs. I liaise and brainstorm with staff, volunteers, and students to conceive new event ideas as well as propose and plan events. I also ensure there is a smooth operation of events through briefing/debriefing volunteers, appropriate delegation of tasks, complying with health and safety, troubleshooting, and evaluation so that improvements can be made to future events and their planning stages.

How is this not enough?


I have a high first, top 5 in my year, further legal qualifications, couple of awards and scholarships, a lot of mooting under my belt, member of my Unis law school committee....number of internships; and lots of pro-bono volunteering. And I believe it's unlikely I will be admitted in Oxbridge


Why?
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Are you talking to me? </blockquote>

to both you and Salman</blockquote>

I have worked hard; I deserve to go to Oxbridge.</blockquote>

haha i don't think anyone can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'.
I know people with top firsts and further legal qualifications and legal experience who were rejected from oxbridge. So no there is no one who can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'</blockquote>

Are you an Oxbridgian? I may not have a First, but I have a strong 2.2. Not only that, my grades have gradually improved since first year. I think Oxford will see that and appreciate the hard work gone into steadily improving.

I didn't mention my volunteering before. As a Campus Life Leader, I work with fellow campus life leaders with support from student support services, the student engagement team and campus life coordinators. As a team we aim to create and foster a community within my faculty and across the university. In this role, I am responsible for two major aspects; volunteer management and event management.

In volunteer management, I help campus life volunteers bring their event ideas to life through the planning and execution stages as well as develop their interpersonal skills. My role is to assist campus life volunteers in providing social opportunities for university students during Orientation week and throughout the year whilst creating a sense of community within the faculty and the campus.

My role in event management is to contribute to the planning and execution of current and new student engagement events, activities, and programs. I liaise and brainstorm with staff, volunteers, and students to conceive new event ideas as well as propose and plan events. I also ensure there is a smooth operation of events through briefing/debriefing volunteers, appropriate delegation of tasks, complying with health and safety, troubleshooting, and evaluation so that improvements can be made to future events and their planning stages.

How is this not enough?</blockquote>

I have a high first, top 5 in my year, further legal qualifications, couple of awards and scholarships, a lot of mooting under my belt, member of my Unis law school committee....number of internships; and lots of pro-bono volunteering. And I believe it's unlikely I will be admitted in Oxbridge</blockquote>

Why?
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law01
Are you talking to me?


to both you and Salman


I have worked hard; I deserve to go to Oxbridge.


haha i don't think anyone can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'.
I know people with top firsts and further legal qualifications and legal experience who were rejected from oxbridge. So no there is no one who can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'


Are you an Oxbridgian? I may not have a First, but I have a strong 2.2. Not only that, my grades have gradually improved since first year. I think Oxford will see that and appreciate the hard work gone into steadily improving.

I didn't mention my volunteering before. As a Campus Life Leader, I work with fellow campus life leaders with support from student support services, the student engagement team and campus life coordinators. As a team we aim to create and foster a community within my faculty and across the university. In this role, I am responsible for two major aspects; volunteer management and event management.

In volunteer management, I help campus life volunteers bring their event ideas to life through the planning and execution stages as well as develop their interpersonal skills. My role is to assist campus life volunteers in providing social opportunities for university students during Orientation week and throughout the year whilst creating a sense of community within the faculty and the campus.

My role in event management is to contribute to the planning and execution of current and new student engagement events, activities, and programs. I liaise and brainstorm with staff, volunteers, and students to conceive new event ideas as well as propose and plan events. I also ensure there is a smooth operation of events through briefing/debriefing volunteers, appropriate delegation of tasks, complying with health and safety, troubleshooting, and evaluation so that improvements can be made to future events and their planning stages.

How is this not enough?


I have a high first, top 5 in my year, further legal qualifications, couple of awards and scholarships, a lot of mooting under my belt, member of my Unis law school committee....number of internships; and lots of pro-bono volunteering. And I believe it's unlikely I will be admitted in Oxbridge


Why?


oxford and cambridge are the two best Unis in Uk and in top 5 in the world; everyone who applies has a first, a number of awards, work experience etc....

just have look at this year's class profile http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/published/postgraduate/BCLMJUR2014_Draft7_lr_2.pdf

you need a first just to be considered....you can have a first and still be rejected by lower ranked unis such as lse, ucl and king's....you have to start being more realistic about your chances
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Are you talking to me? </blockquote>

to both you and Salman</blockquote>

I have worked hard; I deserve to go to Oxbridge.</blockquote>

haha i don't think anyone can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'.
I know people with top firsts and further legal qualifications and legal experience who were rejected from oxbridge. So no there is no one who can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'</blockquote>

Are you an Oxbridgian? I may not have a First, but I have a strong 2.2. Not only that, my grades have gradually improved since first year. I think Oxford will see that and appreciate the hard work gone into steadily improving.

I didn't mention my volunteering before. As a Campus Life Leader, I work with fellow campus life leaders with support from student support services, the student engagement team and campus life coordinators. As a team we aim to create and foster a community within my faculty and across the university. In this role, I am responsible for two major aspects; volunteer management and event management.

In volunteer management, I help campus life volunteers bring their event ideas to life through the planning and execution stages as well as develop their interpersonal skills. My role is to assist campus life volunteers in providing social opportunities for university students during Orientation week and throughout the year whilst creating a sense of community within the faculty and the campus.

My role in event management is to contribute to the planning and execution of current and new student engagement events, activities, and programs. I liaise and brainstorm with staff, volunteers, and students to conceive new event ideas as well as propose and plan events. I also ensure there is a smooth operation of events through briefing/debriefing volunteers, appropriate delegation of tasks, complying with health and safety, troubleshooting, and evaluation so that improvements can be made to future events and their planning stages.

How is this not enough?</blockquote>

I have a high first, top 5 in my year, further legal qualifications, couple of awards and scholarships, a lot of mooting under my belt, member of my Unis law school committee....number of internships; and lots of pro-bono volunteering. And I believe it's unlikely I will be admitted in Oxbridge</blockquote>

Why?
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oxford and cambridge are the two best Unis in Uk and in top 5 in the world; everyone who applies has a first, a number of awards, work experience etc....

just have look at this year's class profile http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/published/postgraduate/BCLMJUR2014_Draft7_lr_2.pdf

you need a first just to be considered....you can have a first and still be rejected by lower ranked unis such as lse, ucl and king's....you have to start being more realistic about your chances
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S09
Hi. For clarity sake, can someone please confirm what the first, 2:1 mean in terms of percentage? Many thanks.
Hi. For clarity sake, can someone please confirm what the first, 2:1 mean in terms of percentage? Many thanks.
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mishieru07
Are you talking to me?


to both you and Salman


I have worked hard; I deserve to go to Oxbridge.


haha i don't think anyone can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'.
I know people with top firsts and further legal qualifications and legal experience who were rejected from oxbridge. So no there is no one who can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'


Are you an Oxbridgian? I may not have a First, but I have a strong 2.2. Not only that, my grades have gradually improved since first year. I think Oxford will see that and appreciate the hard work gone into steadily improving.

I didn't mention my volunteering before. As a Campus Life Leader, I work with fellow campus life leaders with support from student support services, the student engagement team and campus life coordinators. As a team we aim to create and foster a community within my faculty and across the university. In this role, I am responsible for two major aspects; volunteer management and event management.

In volunteer management, I help campus life volunteers bring their event ideas to life through the planning and execution stages as well as develop their interpersonal skills. My role is to assist campus life volunteers in providing social opportunities for university students during Orientation week and throughout the year whilst creating a sense of community within the faculty and the campus.

My role in event management is to contribute to the planning and execution of current and new student engagement events, activities, and programs. I liaise and brainstorm with staff, volunteers, and students to conceive new event ideas as well as propose and plan events. I also ensure there is a smooth operation of events through briefing/debriefing volunteers, appropriate delegation of tasks, complying with health and safety, troubleshooting, and evaluation so that improvements can be made to future events and their planning stages.

How is this not enough?


I did the Oxford BA and am now on the BCL. When I was applying for Masters, my tutors (one of whom was previously the admissions tutor for taught graduate courses for the Law faculty) told me that I would need a predicted First to stand a good chance of getting an offer. The impression I got was that academic excellence was the foremost criteria.

As far as I can tell, I've never heard of anyone with a 2ii receiving an offer (offers are typically conditional on a First, although the tutors do exercise their discretion to admit high 2is as well). There may well be a small handful of exceptions (eg extenuating circumstances), but to be very honest, I don't think your odds of getting an offer are good. Volunteering in and of itself isn't going to make up for poor grades, and at any rate, the people who do get in often have good CVs as well.
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Are you talking to me? </blockquote>

to both you and Salman</blockquote>

I have worked hard; I deserve to go to Oxbridge.</blockquote>

haha i don't think anyone can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'.
I know people with top firsts and further legal qualifications and legal experience who were rejected from oxbridge. So no there is no one who can say 'i deserve to go to oxbridge'</blockquote>

Are you an Oxbridgian? I may not have a First, but I have a strong 2.2. Not only that, my grades have gradually improved since first year. I think Oxford will see that and appreciate the hard work gone into steadily improving.

I didn't mention my volunteering before. As a Campus Life Leader, I work with fellow campus life leaders with support from student support services, the student engagement team and campus life coordinators. As a team we aim to create and foster a community within my faculty and across the university. In this role, I am responsible for two major aspects; volunteer management and event management.

In volunteer management, I help campus life volunteers bring their event ideas to life through the planning and execution stages as well as develop their interpersonal skills. My role is to assist campus life volunteers in providing social opportunities for university students during Orientation week and throughout the year whilst creating a sense of community within the faculty and the campus.

My role in event management is to contribute to the planning and execution of current and new student engagement events, activities, and programs. I liaise and brainstorm with staff, volunteers, and students to conceive new event ideas as well as propose and plan events. I also ensure there is a smooth operation of events through briefing/debriefing volunteers, appropriate delegation of tasks, complying with health and safety, troubleshooting, and evaluation so that improvements can be made to future events and their planning stages.

How is this not enough?</blockquote>

I did the Oxford BA and am now on the BCL. When I was applying for Masters, my tutors (one of whom was previously the admissions tutor for taught graduate courses for the Law faculty) told me that I would need a predicted First to stand a good chance of getting an offer. The impression I got was that academic excellence was the foremost criteria.

As far as I can tell, I've never heard of anyone with a 2ii receiving an offer (offers are typically conditional on a First, although the tutors do exercise their discretion to admit high 2is as well). There may well be a small handful of exceptions (eg extenuating circumstances), but to be very honest, I don't think your odds of getting an offer are good. Volunteering in and of itself isn't going to make up for poor grades, and at any rate, the people who do get in often have good CVs as well.
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