Oxford BCL/MJur and Cambridge LLM Applicants 2010/2011


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Okay, so I called the Cambridge Office of Graduate Admissions and double checked. All those sending supporting documents by courier are to mail them to the 4, Mill Lane' address on the opening page of the Camsis site, before proceeding to the 'Self Service'.

Phew!
Okay, so I called the Cambridge Office of Graduate Admissions and double checked. All those sending supporting documents by courier are to mail them to the 4, Mill Lane' address on the opening page of the Camsis site, before proceeding to the 'Self Service'.

Phew!
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toffka
Guys, sorry for a stupid question, but as I understand, the overseas students must submit 3 packs of documents. Does it mean that we must collect 9 references from each referees??
Guys, sorry for a stupid question, but as I understand, the overseas students must submit 3 packs of documents. Does it mean that we must collect 9 references from each referees??
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isaiah
Guys, sorry for a stupid question, but as I understand, the overseas students must submit 3 packs of documents. Does it mean that we must collect 9 references from each referees??


3x copies of each reference included in one enveloppe
<blockquote>Guys, sorry for a stupid question, but as I understand, the overseas students must submit 3 packs of documents. Does it mean that we must collect 9 references from each referees??</blockquote>

3x copies of each reference included in one enveloppe
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lil81
I sent by courier too. To the Mill Lane address. I faced the same problem with the courier as well, but they seemed ok once I showed them a printout of the instructions. I told my referees to give me three copies of their references in a sealed envelope...
I sent by courier too. To the Mill Lane address. I faced the same problem with the courier as well, but they seemed ok once I showed them a printout of the instructions. I told my referees to give me three copies of their references in a sealed envelope...
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toffka
Ok, and all other documents - application forms, diplomas, transcripts must be submitted in 3 copies?? This is what they mean about 3 packs?

Guys, sorry for a stupid question, but as I understand, the overseas students must submit 3 packs of documents. Does it mean that we must collect 9 references from each referees??


3x copies of each reference included in one enveloppe
Ok, and all other documents - application forms, diplomas, transcripts must be submitted in 3 copies?? This is what they mean about 3 packs?

<blockquote><blockquote>Guys, sorry for a stupid question, but as I understand, the overseas students must submit 3 packs of documents. Does it mean that we must collect 9 references from each referees??</blockquote>

3x copies of each reference included in one enveloppe </blockquote>
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grany
Yes...i'm afraid so!
All of this is explained in the application pack (checklist part). They say exactly what you need to send as well as the number of copies they want.
Yes...i'm afraid so!
All of this is explained in the application pack (checklist part). They say exactly what you need to send as well as the number of copies they want.
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plethora
You'll also need to upload your photo...
You'll also need to upload your photo...
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isaiah
hey,

did you all indicated the colleges you would like to be considered for membership? or did you just selesct the ' Open Application' box at the end of the list, in which case the board of gradiate studies will forward your application to appropriate colleges..

which are good colleges (tradition, brand name)? which provide funding? havent done any research on this but would like to know your view on this
hey,

did you all indicated the colleges you would like to be considered for membership? or did you just selesct the ' Open Application' box at the end of the list, in which case the board of gradiate studies will forward your application to appropriate colleges..

which are good colleges (tradition, brand name)? which provide funding? havent done any research on this but would like to know your view on this
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isaiah
Hi.

The Cambridge online application form says that you should write a maximum of 16 lines when writing about your reason for undertaking the course. Does a blank line between paragraphs count as a line? I wouldn't think so, but the application looked strange when I took a printout. The text didn't fit properly in the window.

Has anybody else had the same problem?


I am doint the paper application and I havent found the section where you have to write your personal statement besides two sections in which you have to indicate your additional relevant activities and future plans..does someone know why there is this difference?
<blockquote>Hi.

The Cambridge online application form says that you should write a maximum of 16 lines when writing about your reason for undertaking the course. Does a blank line between paragraphs count as a line? I wouldn't think so, but the application looked strange when I took a printout. The text didn't fit properly in the window.

Has anybody else had the same problem?</blockquote>

I am doint the paper application and I havent found the section where you have to write your personal statement besides two sections in which you have to indicate your additional relevant activities and future plans..does someone know why there is this difference?
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I'm having trouble with the section on why I am taking the course. Have just outlined general reason and then mentioned the courses I'm interested in, but there's not much room for detail. Not sure what they want!!
I'm having trouble with the section on why I am taking the course. Have just outlined general reason and then mentioned the courses I'm interested in, but there's not much room for detail. Not sure what they want!!
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ektara
hey...i completely agree with you..also..my answer for this question is overlapping with the future plans one bcoz...there too they want to know how cambridge will help me achieve my plans...

but basically, according to me...the way cambridge will help me achieve my plans ..is the reason why i am taking the course!!!

neone...any advise/ views/ inputs!!!
hey...i completely agree with you..also..my answer for this question is overlapping with the future plans one bcoz...there too they want to know how cambridge will help me achieve my plans...

but basically, according to me...the way cambridge will help me achieve my plans ..is the reason why i am taking the course!!!

neone...any advise/ views/ inputs!!!
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ha ha so true. I'm trying to save any career related stuff for the second box then can keep the first for academic things like why i like the department, the courses. but have gone from having too many words to not enough, which is crazy as there is so little space i feel a bit silly if i don't fill it! went a bit wild cutting it down.
ha ha so true. I'm trying to save any career related stuff for the second box then can keep the first for academic things like why i like the department, the courses. but have gone from having too many words to not enough, which is crazy as there is so little space i feel a bit silly if i don't fill it! went a bit wild cutting it down.
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have submitted the online application but have not got an email confirming or telling me to send in hard copies. just got one confirming my payment. will it take a while to get an email confirmation or should it be automatic??
have submitted the online application but have not got an email confirming or telling me to send in hard copies. just got one confirming my payment. will it take a while to get an email confirmation or should it be automatic??
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Dear all,
I have some troubles with the personal reference for Cambridge Trusts (online application). As I have to print the Personal referee's instruction sheet and give it to my referee, does he have to write it by hand?? I was trying to fill online the part to be completed by the applicant and then send it to him, but I noticed that I cannot save the data typed into the form.
What did you do with your personal reference form?
Many thanks
Dear all,
I have some troubles with the personal reference for Cambridge Trusts (online application). As I have to print the Personal referee's instruction sheet and give it to my referee, does he have to write it by hand?? I was trying to fill online the part to be completed by the applicant and then send it to him, but I noticed that I cannot save the data typed into the form.
What did you do with your personal reference form?
Many thanks
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lextra
hi all

do any of you know what the chances of securing funding are like, specifically for oxford's BCL? I know a few people who have done the BCL, but none of them received funding to do it. As far as I can tell, there are a number of different funding pools - the university as a whole, the college you end up at, and the AHRC. The first two 'pools' are mostly merit-based I guess, but how does allocation of AHRC funding work? to what extent is funding need-based? of course there are CDLs etc, but I've already got a mountainous mountain of debt and no sources of support outside loans (potentially). it seems to make little sense applying if I'm going to have to double my student debt in the event I got in - especially if (god forbid!) I end up in academia. How do you guys plan to fund it?

lextra
hi all

do any of you know what the chances of securing funding are like, specifically for oxford's BCL? I know a few people who have done the BCL, but none of them received funding to do it. As far as I can tell, there are a number of different funding pools - the university as a whole, the college you end up at, and the AHRC. The first two 'pools' are mostly merit-based I guess, but how does allocation of AHRC funding work? to what extent is funding need-based? of course there are CDLs etc, but I've already got a mountainous mountain of debt and no sources of support outside loans (potentially). it seems to make little sense applying if I'm going to have to double my student debt in the event I got in - especially if (god forbid!) I end up in academia. How do you guys plan to fund it?

lextra
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german
F..k

I received the letter from my 2nd referee, and he didn't sign across the seal but there is the rubber stamp of the university.
furthermore, I'm sure that he put only one copie of the reference.

Actually I didn't have enough time to ask a new envelope because we are not in the same country!!! I don"t have time to ask an another prof for such a letter!!

do you think that is eliminatory???
F..k

I received the letter from my 2nd referee, and he didn't sign across the seal but there is the rubber stamp of the university.
furthermore, I'm sure that he put only one copie of the reference.

Actually I didn't have enough time to ask a new envelope because we are not in the same country!!! I don"t have time to ask an another prof for such a letter!!

do you think that is eliminatory???
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plethora
I think if the seal is on the envelope flap, its ok!
I think if the seal is on the envelope flap, its ok!
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mooks146
Hi everyone,

Can someone please tell me if it is more likely for a student to be admitted into a UK LL.M course if they have 1 or 2 years work experience under their belt?

I'm just unsure whether I should apply now, having just graduated, or wait until I have some experience?

Any help would be fantastic.
Hi everyone,

Can someone please tell me if it is more likely for a student to be admitted into a UK LL.M course if they have 1 or 2 years work experience under their belt?

I'm just unsure whether I should apply now, having just graduated, or wait until I have some experience?

Any help would be fantastic.
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Awojc
German,

What is needed is the signature of your referee on the cover flap of the envelope, not the insignia of your school. My humble advise is that you redo it or get another reference.

Besides, I hope you know that if you had graduated for some time past and currently working, your second referee should be your employer.
German,

What is needed is the signature of your referee on the cover flap of the envelope, not the insignia of your school. My humble advise is that you redo it or get another reference.

Besides, I hope you know that if you had graduated for some time past and currently working, your second referee should be your employer.
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Cheechee
Hi all,

sent across my package, DHL tracking states everything has been delivered. The long wait begins...

in terms of recommendations, my two cents worth is that you need to get the signature across the envelope/flap. They seem to set a lot of store by its confidentiality. I further put clear tape over the signatures so as to ensure it gets to Cambridge in the same condition :)
Hi all,

sent across my package, DHL tracking states everything has been delivered. The long wait begins...

in terms of recommendations, my two cents worth is that you need to get the signature across the envelope/flap. They seem to set a lot of store by its confidentiality. I further put clear tape over the signatures so as to ensure it gets to Cambridge in the same condition :)
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