The Definitive 2011 Cambridge Thread


@Anneka

I know hat you mean. In the worst case scenario, I will print all these offer letters from Cambridge and Queens and keep them as a nice memory. :)

@Anneka

I know hat you mean. In the worst case scenario, I will print all these offer letters from Cambridge and Queens and keep them as a nice memory. :)
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Good Gosh

I applied Churchill (1st) and Downing (2nd)...hvn't heard anything yet. Is it normal?


yes. that said having listed downing as 2nd you'll unlikely get in there if churchill turn you down. i imagine churchill will offer you a place, as not many people list them as 1st choice. what made you go for them?

<blockquote>I applied Churchill (1st) and Downing (2nd)...hvn't heard anything yet. Is it normal?</blockquote>

yes. that said having listed downing as 2nd you'll unlikely get in there if churchill turn you down. i imagine churchill will offer you a place, as not many people list them as 1st choice. what made you go for them?
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I applied Churchill (1st) and Downing (2nd)...hvn't heard anything yet. Is it normal?


yes. that said having listed downing as 2nd you'll unlikely get in there if churchill turn you down. i imagine churchill will offer you a place, as not many people list them as 1st choice. what made you go for them?



Hmm...at first I have no ideas about which college to apply. Therefore, I asked my friends who have studied in Cambridge before (not law though). He gave me these 2 choices and I simply followed his advice.

<blockquote><blockquote>I applied Churchill (1st) and Downing (2nd)...hvn't heard anything yet. Is it normal?</blockquote>

yes. that said having listed downing as 2nd you'll unlikely get in there if churchill turn you down. i imagine churchill will offer you a place, as not many people list them as 1st choice. what made you go for them?</blockquote>


Hmm...at first I have no ideas about which college to apply. Therefore, I asked my friends who have studied in Cambridge before (not law though). He gave me these 2 choices and I simply followed his advice.
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Goodhope

I applied Churchill (1st) and Downing (2nd)...hvn't heard anything yet. Is it normal?


yes. that said having listed downing as 2nd you'll unlikely get in there if churchill turn you down. i imagine churchill will offer you a place, as not many people list them as 1st choice. what made you go for them?


Hi Good Gosh,
I have just been accepted by Clare Hall but I am pretty disappointed about it as I prefer going to an undergrad college instead of postgrad only college. Is there any chance I can appeal against the decision? Am I obliged to accept the decision? Thanks!

<blockquote><blockquote>I applied Churchill (1st) and Downing (2nd)...hvn't heard anything yet. Is it normal?</blockquote>

yes. that said having listed downing as 2nd you'll unlikely get in there if churchill turn you down. i imagine churchill will offer you a place, as not many people list them as 1st choice. what made you go for them?</blockquote>

Hi Good Gosh,
I have just been accepted by Clare Hall but I am pretty disappointed about it as I prefer going to an undergrad college instead of postgrad only college. Is there any chance I can appeal against the decision? Am I obliged to accept the decision? Thanks!
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flowergirl

Dear fellow LLM guide friends
I got placed at Lucy Cavendish college. I did not specify college preference in my application. I read that it is an all women college. If anyone has personal knowledge about it ( like I should cry or smile or etc)- I would appreciate as I have zero knowledge about it. You can also p.m. me if it's more convenient.

Dear fellow LLM guide friends
I got placed at Lucy Cavendish college. I did not specify college preference in my application. I read that it is an all women college. If anyone has personal knowledge about it ( like I should cry or smile or etc)- I would appreciate as I have zero knowledge about it. You can also p.m. me if it's more convenient.
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Good Gosh

I applied Churchill (1st) and Downing (2nd)...hvn't heard anything yet. Is it normal?


yes. that said having listed downing as 2nd you'll unlikely get in there if churchill turn you down. i imagine churchill will offer you a place, as not many people list them as 1st choice. what made you go for them?


Hi Good Gosh,
I have just been accepted by Clare Hall but I am pretty disappointed about it as I prefer going to an undergrad college instead of postgrad only college. Is there any chance I can appeal against the decision? Am I obliged to accept the decision? Thanks!


fraid not :( sorry you didn't get into your first choice, but i'm sure you'll grow to love your college and make great friends there. at clare hall you've got your own pool, and you're not too far from faculty so that's another plus!

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>I applied Churchill (1st) and Downing (2nd)...hvn't heard anything yet. Is it normal?</blockquote>

yes. that said having listed downing as 2nd you'll unlikely get in there if churchill turn you down. i imagine churchill will offer you a place, as not many people list them as 1st choice. what made you go for them?</blockquote>

Hi Good Gosh,
I have just been accepted by Clare Hall but I am pretty disappointed about it as I prefer going to an undergrad college instead of postgrad only college. Is there any chance I can appeal against the decision? Am I obliged to accept the decision? Thanks!</blockquote>

fraid not :( sorry you didn't get into your first choice, but i'm sure you'll grow to love your college and make great friends there. at clare hall you've got your own pool, and you're not too far from faculty so that's another plus!
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Good Gosh

Dear fellow LLM guide friends
I got placed at Lucy Cavendish college. I did not specify college preference in my application. I read that it is an all women college. If anyone has personal knowledge about it ( like I should cry or smile or etc)- I would appreciate as I have zero knowledge about it. You can also p.m. me if it's more convenient.


yes it's all girls but it's got a nice friendly atmosphere and lots of lawyers. there's no need to cry :)

<blockquote>Dear fellow LLM guide friends
I got placed at Lucy Cavendish college. I did not specify college preference in my application. I read that it is an all women college. If anyone has personal knowledge about it ( like I should cry or smile or etc)- I would appreciate as I have zero knowledge about it. You can also p.m. me if it's more convenient.</blockquote>

yes it's all girls but it's got a nice friendly atmosphere and lots of lawyers. there's no need to cry :)
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AlinaSV

I also applied for the Downing College (1st) but still no information about the college. It is so strange...


I applied Churchill (1st) and Downing (2nd)...hvn't heard anything yet. Is it normal?

I also applied for the Downing College (1st) but still no information about the college. It is so strange...


<blockquote>I applied Churchill (1st) and Downing (2nd)...hvn't heard anything yet. Is it normal?</blockquote>
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JsDupont

I applied Churchill (1st) and Downing (2nd)...hvn't heard anything yet. Is it normal?


yes. that said having listed downing as 2nd you'll unlikely get in there if churchill turn you down. i imagine churchill will offer you a place, as not many people list them as 1st choice. what made you go for them?


Hi Good Gosh,
I have just been accepted by Clare Hall but I am pretty disappointed about it as I prefer going to an undergrad college instead of postgrad only college. Is there any chance I can appeal against the decision? Am I obliged to accept the decision? Thanks!


Unfortunately, the "Offer Booklet" is pretty clear:

"You should not decline this offer of a College place, unless exceptional circumstances apply (see
below), in which case you must discuss the matter with the Graduate Tutor of the College which
has made the offer. If you do turn down the offer of a place at a College, there is no guarantee that
another College will be found, and you will not be able to make an alternative College choice. Without a
College place, you will not be able to take up your place at Cambridge."

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>I applied Churchill (1st) and Downing (2nd)...hvn't heard anything yet. Is it normal?</blockquote>

yes. that said having listed downing as 2nd you'll unlikely get in there if churchill turn you down. i imagine churchill will offer you a place, as not many people list them as 1st choice. what made you go for them?</blockquote>

Hi Good Gosh,
I have just been accepted by Clare Hall but I am pretty disappointed about it as I prefer going to an undergrad college instead of postgrad only college. Is there any chance I can appeal against the decision? Am I obliged to accept the decision? Thanks!</blockquote>

Unfortunately, the "Offer Booklet" is pretty clear:

"You should not decline this offer of a College place, unless exceptional circumstances apply (see
below), in which case you must discuss the matter with the Graduate Tutor of the College which
has made the offer. If you do turn down the offer of a place at a College, there is no guarantee that
another College will be found, and you will not be able to make an alternative College choice. Without a
College place, you will not be able to take up your place at Cambridge."
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Dear all,

the college system confuses me. Could someone please be so kind as to explain
1- whether we need to accept the offer of a college place by writing to the college, or whether instead our silence will be interpreted as passive compliance :),
2- how does accomodation work. Do you write to the college which has made you an offer in order to book it or do they book it for you just because you have been made an offer? Are we supposed to reserve college accomodation only after we have secured our sources of finance (e.g. I hope for a scholarship after the interview I had with OSF)


Big thanks to the good soul who resolves these doubts for me!
:)

Dear all,

the college system confuses me. Could someone please be so kind as to explain
1- whether we need to accept the offer of a college place by writing to the college, or whether instead our silence will be interpreted as passive compliance :),
2- how does accomodation work. Do you write to the college which has made you an offer in order to book it or do they book it for you just because you have been made an offer? Are we supposed to reserve college accomodation only after we have secured our sources of finance (e.g. I hope for a scholarship after the interview I had with OSF)


Big thanks to the good soul who resolves these doubts for me!
:)
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Lawgeek

Dear all,

the college system confuses me. Could someone please be so kind as to explain
1- whether we need to accept the offer of a college place by writing to the college, or whether instead our silence will be interpreted as passive compliance :),
2- how does accomodation work. Do you write to the college which has made you an offer in order to book it or do they book it for you just because you have been made an offer? Are we supposed to reserve college accomodation only after we have secured our sources of finance (e.g. I hope for a scholarship after the interview I had with OSF)


Big thanks to the good soul who resolves these doubts for me!
:)


I got an email from my college with all the forms attached. It included one accepting the offer, and another asking for accommodation. So I reckon you, too, will receive that, and you don't need to worry or do anything until you do :)

<blockquote>Dear all,

the college system confuses me. Could someone please be so kind as to explain
1- whether we need to accept the offer of a college place by writing to the college, or whether instead our silence will be interpreted as passive compliance :),
2- how does accomodation work. Do you write to the college which has made you an offer in order to book it or do they book it for you just because you have been made an offer? Are we supposed to reserve college accomodation only after we have secured our sources of finance (e.g. I hope for a scholarship after the interview I had with OSF)


Big thanks to the good soul who resolves these doubts for me!
:)</blockquote>

I got an email from my college with all the forms attached. It included one accepting the offer, and another asking for accommodation. So I reckon you, too, will receive that, and you don't need to worry or do anything until you do :)
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Oh ok.. then I'll wait for those forms.. and worry less in the meantime :)

thanx!

Oh ok.. then I'll wait for those forms.. and worry less in the meantime :)

thanx!
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Hi there all - does anyone know anything about Girton College? After not putting down any preferences & waiting since the acceptance email in February, my Camsis status has just changed to indicate acceptance at Girton. Any comments/views/thoughts would be much appreciated!

Hi there all - does anyone know anything about Girton College? After not putting down any preferences & waiting since the acceptance email in February, my Camsis status has just changed to indicate acceptance at Girton. Any comments/views/thoughts would be much appreciated!
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Hey guys, I have two questions.. First, to those who have already received an email from the college you were accepted: how long after your camsis status was updated (with the college offer) did you receive the email from the college?

Another thing.. When is everyone planning on going to Cambridge? The term starts on October 4th 2011, but I was thinking about getting there a little earlier.. Do you think its possible to stay in college accommodation before the term starts?

Thank you!

Hey guys, I have two questions.. First, to those who have already received an email from the college you were accepted: how long after your camsis status was updated (with the college offer) did you receive the email from the college?

Another thing.. When is everyone planning on going to Cambridge? The term starts on October 4th 2011, but I was thinking about getting there a little earlier.. Do you think it’s possible to stay in college accommodation before the term starts?

Thank you!
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JsDupont

1) I received a letter a week later.

2) It depends on your college... mine told me not to arrive before Sept 30 :o

1) I received a letter a week later.

2) It depends on your college... mine told me not to arrive before Sept 30 :o
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JsDupont

Do we know when the optional Introductory Lectures start?

Do we know when the optional Introductory Lectures start?
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flowergirl

Do we know when the optional Introductory Lectures start?

It is August 14th to September 21. Do you plan to attend this JSdupont? I am most likely going to try to attend the program ( it is quite expensive tjough ;( ) one question is what do we do about accomodation from sept 21 to oct 4th?

<blockquote>Do we know when the optional Introductory Lectures start?
</blockquote>
It is August 14th to September 21. Do you plan to attend this JSdupont? I am most likely going to try to attend the program ( it is quite expensive tjough ;( ) one question is what do we do about accomodation from sept 21 to oct 4th?
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JsDupont

Thanks flowergirl. I thought it was only a few days, didn't kniw we add to pay extra for it. I don't think I will attend then...

Thanks flowergirl. I thought it was only a few days, didn't kniw we add to pay extra for it. I don't think I will attend then...
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Kuoriver

Thanks flowergirl. I thought it was only a few days, didn't kniw we add to pay extra for it. I don't think I will attend then...


Hey guys, I guess your line of discussion assumes all is well with everyone of us. Butit is not. What about funding? No one seems to talk about that! Or do I assume all of you got scholarship? I got my offer last monday, but no funding, yet. Right now, am at a loss. I'v posted questions regarding that here severaly but no one was interested in responding. Of what use is college membership and start date to me if I have no financial backing? So pls guys, my question is, having received an offer this late, (a week ago) are there stil scholarships for us? Or are we stil being considered for any funding package? Or have to fund the studies on our own? Pls thanks for your inputs

<blockquote>Thanks flowergirl. I thought it was only a few days, didn't kniw we add to pay extra for it. I don't think I will attend then...</blockquote>

Hey guys, I guess your line of discussion assumes all is well with everyone of us. Butit is not. What about funding? No one seems to talk about that! Or do I assume all of you got scholarship? I got my offer last monday, but no funding, yet. Right now, am at a loss. I'v posted questions regarding that here severaly but no one was interested in responding. Of what use is college membership and start date to me if I have no financial backing? So pls guys, my question is, having received an offer this late, (a week ago) are there stil scholarships for us? Or are we stil being considered for any funding package? Or have to fund the studies on our own? Pls thanks for your inputs
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JsDupont

I'm sorry but I don't have an answer for, it depens on the scholarships you applied for. I know that for me, my last chance of getting something is from my college (I'm sending my application form tomorrow). If that doesn't work, I'll simply get a loan... :/

I'm sorry but I don't have an answer for, it depens on the scholarships you applied for. I know that for me, my last chance of getting something is from my college (I'm sending my application form tomorrow). If that doesn't work, I'll simply get a loan... :/
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