Oxford 2023-2024 BCL/MSCs/MJUR/MPHIL/MLF Applicants


vickhs

Hello everyone,

MJur applicant here and I just officially received my rejection. By this point I'm just relieved the anxiety is over and I didn't have to wait until Monday for the results.

My button had disappeared on Tuesday, which means the magic button theory is complete bogus this year (or maybe it meant obvious rejections were processed first). Hopefully it won't bring so much anxiety for the next few years. 

Congratulations for all of those who got offers! I'll be wishing you well from LSE ;) 

Hello everyone,<br><br>MJur applicant here and I just officially received my rejection. By this point I'm just relieved the anxiety is over and I didn't have to wait until Monday for the results.<br><br>My button had disappeared on Tuesday, which means the magic button theory is complete bogus this year (or maybe it meant obvious rejections were processed first). Hopefully it won't bring so much anxiety for the next few years.&nbsp;<br><br>Congratulations for all of those who got offers! I'll be wishing you well from LSE ;)&nbsp;
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Inactive User

Hello everyone,

MJur applicant here and I just officially received my rejection. By this point I'm just relieved the anxiety is over and I didn't have to wait until Monday for the results.

My button had disappeared on Tuesday, which means the magic button theory is complete bogus this year (or maybe it meant obvious rejections were processed first). Hopefully it won't bring so much anxiety for the next few years. 

Congratulations for all of those who got offers! I'll be wishing you well from LSE ;) 


I am so sorry to hear that. Can I ask what time you received it?

Honestly this is really messed up. 

I am so sorry to ask. But does it show on the e-vision portal?

[quote]Hello everyone,<br><br>MJur applicant here and I just officially received my rejection. By this point I'm just relieved the anxiety is over and I didn't have to wait until Monday for the results.<br><br>My button had disappeared on Tuesday, which means the magic button theory is complete bogus this year (or maybe it meant obvious rejections were processed first). Hopefully it won't bring so much anxiety for the next few years.&nbsp;<br><br>Congratulations for all of those who got offers! I'll be wishing you well from LSE ;)&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I am so sorry to hear that. Can I ask what time you received it?<br><br>Honestly this is really messed up.&nbsp;<br><br>I am so sorry to ask. But does it show on the e-vision portal?
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clairedebl...

Just got rejection email from MJur.

Thank you everyone in this forum. It's so nice to experience all of these with you guys. Wishing all of you the very best.

Just got rejection email from MJur.<br><br>Thank you everyone in this forum. It's so nice to experience all of these with you guys. Wishing all of you the very best.
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Inactive User

Just got rejection email from MJur.

Thank you everyone in this forum. It's so nice to experience all of these with you guys. Wishing all of you the very best.


I am so sorry to ask. But does it show on the e-vision portal?

[quote]Just got rejection email from MJur.<br><br>Thank you everyone in this forum. It's so nice to experience all of these with you guys. Wishing all of you the very best. [/quote]<br><br>I am so sorry to ask. But does it show on the e-vision portal?
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Inactive User

This is so awful of Oxford to do on a weekend.

This is so awful of Oxford to do on a weekend.
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LuckyBirdP...

DPhil rejections are here

DPhil rejections are here
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vickhs

Hello everyone,

MJur applicant here and I just officially received my rejection. By this point I'm just relieved the anxiety is over and I didn't have to wait until Monday for the results.

My button had disappeared on Tuesday, which means the magic button theory is complete bogus this year (or maybe it meant obvious rejections were processed first). Hopefully it won't bring so much anxiety for the next few years. 

Congratulations for all of those who got offers! I'll be wishing you well from LSE ;) 


I am so sorry to hear that. Can I ask what time you received it?

Honestly this is really messed up. 

I am so sorry to ask. But does it show on the e-vision portal?


Nope, the portal still shows as "ready for assessment". From what I read before the portal won't change even after a decision is made, all was communicated by email. 

By yesterday evening I was already preparing myself for this outcome so it wasn't as shocking as it could have been. 

[quote][quote]Hello everyone,<br><br>MJur applicant here and I just officially received my rejection. By this point I'm just relieved the anxiety is over and I didn't have to wait until Monday for the results.<br><br>My button had disappeared on Tuesday, which means the magic button theory is complete bogus this year (or maybe it meant obvious rejections were processed first). Hopefully it won't bring so much anxiety for the next few years.&nbsp;<br><br>Congratulations for all of those who got offers! I'll be wishing you well from LSE ;)&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I am so sorry to hear that. Can I ask what time you received it?<br><br>Honestly this is really messed up.&nbsp;<br><br>I am so sorry to ask. But does it show on the e-vision portal? [/quote]<br><br>Nope, the portal still shows as "ready for assessment". From what I read before the portal won't change even after a decision is made, all was communicated by email.&nbsp;<br><br>By yesterday evening I was already preparing myself for this outcome so it wasn't as shocking as it could have been.&nbsp;
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loganica

Hi all!

BCL applicant here. Got my official rejection email at 15:08 UK time, button disappeared Tuesday afternoon.

Good luck to everyone:)))

Hi all!<br><br>BCL applicant here. Got my official rejection email at 15:08 UK time, button disappeared Tuesday afternoon.<br><br>Good luck to everyone:)))
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Inactive User

Does this mean that all the offers have come out?

Does this mean that all the offers have come out?
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Inactive User

Who else is waiting to hear back? 

Who else is waiting to hear back?&nbsp;
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ChelsBe

I also just received a rejection. Not very nice on a Saturday :) but to everyone who received an offer: I wish you the best time there. Who got a rejection: there are other things in store for us!! 

I also just received a rejection. Not very nice on a Saturday :) but to everyone who received an offer: I wish you the best time there. Who got a rejection: there are other things in store for us!!&nbsp;
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Inactive User

I also just received a rejection. Not very nice on a Saturday :) but to everyone who received an offer: I wish you the best time there. Who got a rejection: there are other things in store for us!! 

I'm so sorry. Im even more sorry to ask, but what time did you receive this and for what course?

[quote]I also just received a rejection. Not very nice on a Saturday :) but to everyone who received an offer: I wish you the best time there. Who got a rejection: there are other things in store for us!!&nbsp; [/quote]<br>I'm so sorry. Im even more sorry to ask, but what time did you receive this and for what course?
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draemon

Those with rejections - did you have early buttons or purely random?

Those with rejections - did you have early buttons or purely random?
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LSSST

Hello, MJur applicant with an early button. I got my rejection at 15:08 UK time. Again, congratulations to the successful applicants and a lovely weekend everybody! :)

Hello, MJur applicant with an early button. I got my rejection at 15:08 UK time. Again, congratulations to the successful applicants and a lovely weekend everybody! :)
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Is it just me who has not heard anything or got any mail either?

Is it just me who has not heard anything or got any mail either?
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Templeman2...

Is it just me who has not heard anything or got any mail either?


With you on that, kinda confused what’s going on 

[quote]Is it just me who has not heard anything or got any mail either? [/quote]<br><br>With you on that, kinda confused what’s going on&nbsp;
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draemon

Is it just me who has not heard anything or got any mail either?


with you 

[quote]Is it just me who has not heard anything or got any mail either? [/quote]<br><br>with you&nbsp;
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Andtototoo

I was fully expecting my offer refusal when I saw others responding that they had received theirs. Perhaps mine has been delayed by the server 

as I live in the States?  Perhaps there will be another batch later? Yes, very confusing.

I was fully expecting my offer refusal when I saw others responding that they had received theirs. Perhaps mine has been delayed by the server&nbsp;<br><br>as I live in the States? &nbsp;Perhaps there will be another batch later? Yes, very confusing.
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Selective ...

Congratulations! Did you ask the same references as last year or new ones? I want to reapply either next year or in two years and I feel like I had the best references possible and don’t know who else I could have asked. 

2 out of my 3 references were the same as last year's application. My new reference was a professor I had for my third year (which hadn't taught me yet when I was asking for references last year).


Other changes I did to my application was change my 2,000 word essay extract (choosing an extract that was far more analytically heavy that the one I used last year) and my personal statement (although I'm not sure how much weight that actually played).


The biggest change to my application from last year though were my grades, since I made a big push to increase my grades after the two rejections, and in my opinion they probably played the decisive role. I can appreciate that not everyone can change the latter though since they've graduated already but it's always worth giving another shot.

[Edited by Selective Memory on Mar 18, 2023]

[quote]Congratulations! Did you ask the same references as last year or new ones? I want to reapply either next year or in two years and I feel like I had the best references possible and don’t know who else I could have asked.&nbsp;[/quote]<br>2 out of my 3 references were the same as last year's application. My new reference was a professor I had for my third year (which hadn't taught me yet when I was asking for references last year).<br><br><br>Other changes I did to my application was change my 2,000 word essay extract (choosing an extract that was far more analytically heavy that the one I used last year) and my personal statement (although I'm not sure how much weight that actually played).<br><br><br>The biggest change to my application from last year though were my grades, since I made a big push to increase my grades after the two rejections, and in my opinion they probably played the decisive role. I can appreciate that not everyone can change the latter though since they've graduated already but it's always worth giving another shot.
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Inactive User



Don't be so mad, my friend.  What evidence makes you that angry?



Someone else from the same background who CLEARLY has a MUCH weaker academic record getting an offer. 

It’s like someone from Yale Law being rejected in favor of someone who went to George Washington Uni Law. Plus lots of other things. That’s just for starters.


I agree that the process involves some luck (all the candidates that apply are very good and it is normal that even very very good candidates are rejected.) However, the app process is fairly comprehensive and, for example, a lot of weight is given to the piece of academic writing, to the references etc. In relation to Oxford, I would therefore say that looking at the grades (or the uni) alone is never a good indicator of someone getting in or not (as long as the applicant meets the minimum criteria). 


Bro, you have no ideia what you’re talking about. I am absolutely certain that I am better qualified than a person who got in *by every possible and imaginable metric*. You have no ideia of the recommendations I got, the glaring difference between our law schools, and many other metrics. I wouldn’t be so pissed if it were a “hard case”, but this situation absolutely isn’t. I am gonna file a request for data and I will absolutely sue these liars.

Their selection has NOTHING to do with academic merit. That’s complete and utter bullsh*t. It’s shameful. I really should sue them for prejudice and bias, because that’s the only explanation for this outrageous decision.

[quote][quote][quote][quote]For those of you sad with the lack of an offer, don’t be.<br><br>I just got evidence that their admissions isn’t meritocratic at all, and is absolutely different from what they claim it to be. They are a bunch of lying b*stards. Just some people using the name of a very old and reputable institution to basically select whoever they want based on some b*llshit criteria, while lying to the whole world saying they are “selective” and whatnot.<br><br>Oxford is just like any other law school. I’m just deeply mad for having applied there. I thought they were different but in the end that was just me being naïve.<br><br>After all, lawyers lying shouldn’t surprise anyone, right? Shame on me for believing otherwise. [/quote]<br><br>Don't be so mad, my friend. &nbsp;What evidence makes you that angry? [/quote]<br><br><br>Someone else from the same background who CLEARLY has a MUCH weaker academic record getting an offer.&nbsp;<br><br>It’s like someone from Yale Law being rejected in favor of someone who went to George Washington Uni Law. Plus lots of other things. That’s just for starters. [/quote]<br><br>I agree that the process involves some luck (all the candidates that apply are very good and it is normal that even very very good candidates are rejected.) However, the app process is fairly comprehensive and, for example, a lot of weight is given to the piece of academic writing, to the references etc. In relation to Oxford, I would therefore say that looking at the grades (or the uni) alone is never a good indicator of someone getting in or not (as long as the applicant meets the minimum criteria).&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Bro, you have no ideia what you’re talking about. I am absolutely certain that I am better qualified than a person who got in *by every possible and imaginable metric*. You have no ideia of the recommendations I got, the glaring difference between our law schools, and many other metrics. I wouldn’t be so pissed if it were a “hard case”, but this situation absolutely isn’t. I am gonna file a request for data and I will absolutely sue these liars.<br><br>Their selection has NOTHING to do with academic merit. That’s complete and utter bullsh*t. It’s shameful. I really should sue them for prejudice and bias, because that’s the only explanation for this outrageous decision.<br>
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