The 2012 Cambridge Thread


It can be done. I will be completely self funding myself through the LLM - worked for two years and have saved up enough for tuition and living.
It can be done. I will be completely self funding myself through the LLM - worked for two years and have saved up enough for tuition and living.
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antk
26th has come and gone. Any news anyone? camsis status change?
26th has come and gone. Any news anyone? camsis status change?
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psyfi
According to last year's thread, Camsis won't change till some weeks after the e-mail offer.
According to last year's thread, Camsis won't change till some weeks after the e-mail offer.
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hejonas
no change here..
no change here..
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Bolivia!
Okay, people, before we post everyday that our statuses haven't changed yet, maybe let's just wait until they do and THEN post on this forum...just to avoid an overflowing mailbox.
Okay, people, before we post everyday that our statuses haven't changed yet, maybe let's just wait until they do and THEN post on this forum...just to avoid an overflowing mailbox.
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It is not a technical impossibility to remove mail notifications ;) A lack of activity makes me more nervous, oddly enough.
It is not a technical impossibility to remove mail notifications ;) A lack of activity makes me more nervous, oddly enough.
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hejonas
I'm not against everyone writing of the absence of status change. If we don't have achievement, then let's at least have activity here!
I'm not against everyone writing of the absence of status change. If we don't have achievement, then let's at least have activity here!
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Frontal
Hey guys, the offers going out know are "expedited offers [...] made to clearly outstanding applicants" (see http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/courses/llm-how-to-apply.php). This means, in my opinion, that the Admission Committee has done the initial screening of our applications, but not more yet.

I got informed by one of my recommenders that she had been called by someone from the Admission Committee a few days ago and asked questions about my qualifications. She was told that the Committee had been very impressed by my application and was considering recommending that I was made an expedite offer. However, they had to justify every recommendation for an expedite offer. Normally the outstanding grades of the applicant would serve as justification. My grades, however, were not outstanding enough for that, which is why they decided to call the recommenders to hear their opinion, a thing they would do only very rarely.

Hm, although it feels good that they liked my application (I do not know what would make it outstanding, though...), I am sitting on coals since as I have not heard from Cambridge yet.

In any way, it shows that grades are not the only thing they are basing their consideration on, which should give hope to all of us who did not make first in class or the like 
Hey guys, the offers going out know are "expedited offers [...] made to clearly outstanding applicants" (see http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/courses/llm-how-to-apply.php). This means, in my opinion, that the Admission Committee has done the initial screening of our applications, but not more yet.

I got informed by one of my recommenders that she had been called by someone from the Admission Committee a few days ago and asked questions about my qualifications. She was told that the Committee had been very impressed by my application and was considering recommending that I was made an expedite offer. However, they had to justify every recommendation for an expedite offer. Normally the outstanding grades of the applicant would serve as justification. My grades, however, were not outstanding enough for that, which is why they decided to call the recommenders to hear their opinion, a thing they would do only very rarely.

Hm, although it feels good that they liked my application (I do not know what would make it outstanding, though...), I am sitting on coals since as I have not heard from Cambridge yet.

In any way, it shows that grades are not the only thing they are basing their consideration on, which should give hope to all of us who did not make first in class or the like… 
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cng1238
Hey guys, the offers going out know are "expedited offers [...] made to clearly outstanding applicants" (see http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/courses/llm-how-to-apply.php). This means, in my opinion, that the Admission Committee has done the initial screening of our applications, but not more yet.

I got informed by one of my recommenders that she had been called by someone from the Admission Committee a few days ago and asked questions about my qualifications. She was told that the Committee had been very impressed by my application and was considering recommending that I was made an expedite offer. However, they had to justify every recommendation for an expedite offer. Normally the outstanding grades of the applicant would serve as justification. My grades, however, were not outstanding enough for that, which is why they decided to call the recommenders to hear their opinion, a thing they would do only very rarely.

Hm, although it feels good that they liked my application (I do not know what would make it outstanding, though...), I am sitting on coals since as I have not heard from Cambridge yet.

In any way, it shows that grades are not the only thing they are basing their consideration on, which should give hope to all of us who did not make first in class or the like 


Hi Frontal, thanks for the update and clarification. Good luck with your offer!
<blockquote>Hey guys, the offers going out know are "expedited offers [...] made to clearly outstanding applicants" (see http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/courses/llm-how-to-apply.php). This means, in my opinion, that the Admission Committee has done the initial screening of our applications, but not more yet.

I got informed by one of my recommenders that she had been called by someone from the Admission Committee a few days ago and asked questions about my qualifications. She was told that the Committee had been very impressed by my application and was considering recommending that I was made an expedite offer. However, they had to justify every recommendation for an expedite offer. Normally the outstanding grades of the applicant would serve as justification. My grades, however, were not outstanding enough for that, which is why they decided to call the recommenders to hear their opinion, a thing they would do only very rarely.

Hm, although it feels good that they liked my application (I do not know what would make it outstanding, though...), I am sitting on coals since as I have not heard from Cambridge yet.

In any way, it shows that grades are not the only thing they are basing their consideration on, which should give hope to all of us who did not make first in class or the like… 
</blockquote>

Hi Frontal, thanks for the update and clarification. Good luck with your offer!
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payens
A change here, finally "under consideration by the degree commitee"
A change here, finally "under consideration by the degree commitee"
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skyscape
A change here, finally "under consideration by the degree commitee"


Me too!!! It seems like Camsis is still working LOL
<blockquote>A change here, finally "under consideration by the degree commitee"</blockquote>

Me too!!! It seems like Camsis is still working LOL
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fylyp44
I got that too. Does that mean some sort of selection process has already taken place? Does this mean that the worst part of the selection is behind?
I got that too. Does that mean some sort of selection process has already taken place? Does this mean that the worst part of the selection is behind?
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hejonas
I got that too. Does that mean some sort of selection process has already taken place? Does this mean that the worst part of the selection is behind?


where are you both from?
<blockquote>I got that too. Does that mean some sort of selection process has already taken place? Does this mean that the worst part of the selection is behind?</blockquote>

where are you both from?
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Flavio88
It said "Awaiting consideration" and now it says "Under consideration". How could this possibly mean that you have passed any selection process yet? Every application will be considered at some point.
It said "Awaiting consideration" and now it says "Under consideration". How could this possibly mean that you have passed any selection process yet? Every application will be considered at some point.
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hejonas
I got that too. Does that mean some sort of selection process has already taken place? Does this mean that the worst part of the selection is behind?


in other departments it is indeed the case that the department recommends one to the degree committee, which is a first step, however the law faculty's custom is that all applications that meet the standard requirements go directly to the degree committee, which is no indication of your chances..

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I have another question: Are those who already have offers already assigned to a college? Does one receive the offer and the college place at the same time  and by that, delayed..?
<blockquote>I got that too. Does that mean some sort of selection process has already taken place? Does this mean that the worst part of the selection is behind?</blockquote>

in other departments it is indeed the case that the department recommends one to the degree committee, which is a first step, however the law faculty's custom is that all applications that meet the standard requirements go directly to the degree committee, which is no indication of your chances..

edit:

I have another question: Are those who already have offers already assigned to a college? Does one receive the offer and the college place at the same time – and by that, delayed..?
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OMC901
Hi,

can anyone tell me what is meant by "Minimum Maintenance" in this document:
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/fees/costs/coursecost/costs2012.pdf

Are these estimated costs for living expenses? Do I have to prove that I am able to fulfil these financial requirements?

Thanks a lot!
Hi,

can anyone tell me what is meant by "Minimum Maintenance" in this document:
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/fees/costs/coursecost/costs2012.pdf

Are these estimated costs for living expenses? Do I have to prove that I am able to fulfil these financial requirements?

Thanks a lot!
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JsDupont
Hi,

can anyone tell me what is meant by "Minimum Maintenance" in this document:
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/fees/costs/coursecost/costs2012.pdf

Are these estimated costs for living expenses? Do I have to prove that I am able to fulfil these financial requirements?

Thanks a lot!


Yes these are estimated costs for living expenses (rent, food, etc.). The BoGS and your college will ask you to sign a financial undertaking that covers that + tuition but you don't really need to submit any evidence. More importantly, if you have to apply for visa, you will have to submit evidence.
<blockquote>Hi,

can anyone tell me what is meant by "Minimum Maintenance" in this document:
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/fees/costs/coursecost/costs2012.pdf

Are these estimated costs for living expenses? Do I have to prove that I am able to fulfil these financial requirements?

Thanks a lot!</blockquote>

Yes these are estimated costs for living expenses (rent, food, etc.). The BoGS and your college will ask you to sign a financial undertaking that covers that + tuition but you don't really need to submit any evidence. More importantly, if you have to apply for visa, you will have to submit evidence.
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OMC901
Okay, thanks for the quick reply!
Okay, thanks for the quick reply!
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pipiripao
My status just changed to Under Consideration.
My status just changed to Under Consideration.
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Hey guys,

Problem here.

Back in November, I was told by the Graduate Admissions Office that I only needed a personal reference (in addition to the two references) if I was applying for a Gates Scholarship. Since I was not applying for this scholarship, I did not provide a personal reference.

Right now, my status on Camsis is still «Awaiting Consideration by Department», and the personal reference is still indicated in the ''Documents you need to send us'' section.

As an explanation for my status, Camsis says that ''A decision on your application might be pending or we might be waiting for your supporting documents.''.

What should I do? They don't seem to consider my application until I send them with a document that I don't need to send them. Or is it just normal, and my status will eventually switch to ''under consideration?''.

Getting worried right now!

Thanks,
Hey guys,

Problem here.

Back in November, I was told by the Graduate Admissions Office that I only needed a personal reference (in addition to the two references) if I was applying for a Gates Scholarship. Since I was not applying for this scholarship, I did not provide a personal reference.

Right now, my status on Camsis is still «Awaiting Consideration by Department», and the personal reference is still indicated in the ''Documents you need to send us'' section.

As an explanation for my status, Camsis says that ''A decision on your application might be pending or we might be waiting for your supporting documents.''.

What should I do? They don't seem to consider my application until I send them with a document that I don't need to send them. Or is it just normal, and my status will eventually switch to ''under consideration?''.

Getting worried right now!

Thanks,
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