UCL 2014/2015


Mark W

Is there a Facebook group anywhere for UCL LLM 2014/15 students? Would be cool to acquaint ourselves a bit beforehand, even if it is three months early! :)


https://www.facebook.com/groups/llmatucl201415/

<blockquote>Is there a Facebook group anywhere for UCL LLM 2014/15 students? Would be cool to acquaint ourselves a bit beforehand, even if it is three months early! :)</blockquote>

https://www.facebook.com/groups/llmatucl201415/
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DomoWoo

Is there a Facebook group anywhere for UCL LLM 2014/15 students? Would be cool to acquaint ourselves a bit beforehand, even if it is three months early! :)


https://www.facebook.com/groups/llmatucl201415/

<blockquote><blockquote>Is there a Facebook group anywhere for UCL LLM 2014/15 students? Would be cool to acquaint ourselves a bit beforehand, even if it is three months early! :)</blockquote>

https://www.facebook.com/groups/llmatucl201415/
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Brutus

Hey does anyone have any idea as to when the decisions for accommodation are out? When will we receive our accommodations offers?

Hey does anyone have any idea as to when the decisions for accommodation are out? When will we receive our accommodations offers?
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abcdefg

Hi everyone and congratulations to those getting in on the 2014/15 course.

I have now finished my second year at a good UK university and am looking to apply for the LLM programme during my next year. I was wondering if anyone can give me their honest opinion on my chances on a conditional offer having obtained a 59% in my second year (I had mitigating circumstances). After all there is a chance for me still to achieve a good grade next year to get a mid 2.1 overall- would admissions see that or would I be ruled out straight away?

Thanks in advance!

Hi everyone and congratulations to those getting in on the 2014/15 course.

I have now finished my second year at a good UK university and am looking to apply for the LLM programme during my next year. I was wondering if anyone can give me their honest opinion on my chances on a conditional offer having obtained a 59% in my second year (I had mitigating circumstances). After all there is a chance for me still to achieve a good grade next year to get a mid 2.1 overall- would admissions see that or would I be ruled out straight away?

Thanks in advance!
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Mark W

Hi everyone and congratulations to those getting in on the 2014/15 course.

I have now finished my second year at a good UK university and am looking to apply for the LLM programme during my next year. I was wondering if anyone can give me their honest opinion on my chances on a conditional offer having obtained a 59% in my second year (I had mitigating circumstances). After all there is a chance for me still to achieve a good grade next year to get a mid 2.1 overall- would admissions see that or would I be ruled out straight away?

Thanks in advance!


I think you'd have a reasonable chance to be honest, UCL's standard offer is 65% and you said you can still get a mid 2:1 so you're in the right ball park. 59% in 2nd year isn't ideal but I'm sure they will take into account your mitigating circs. Perhaps choose referees who can confirm those?

<blockquote>Hi everyone and congratulations to those getting in on the 2014/15 course.

I have now finished my second year at a good UK university and am looking to apply for the LLM programme during my next year. I was wondering if anyone can give me their honest opinion on my chances on a conditional offer having obtained a 59% in my second year (I had mitigating circumstances). After all there is a chance for me still to achieve a good grade next year to get a mid 2.1 overall- would admissions see that or would I be ruled out straight away?

Thanks in advance!</blockquote>

I think you'd have a reasonable chance to be honest, UCL's standard offer is 65% and you said you can still get a mid 2:1 so you're in the right ball park. 59% in 2nd year isn't ideal but I'm sure they will take into account your mitigating circs. Perhaps choose referees who can confirm those?
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abcdefg

Hi everyone and congratulations to those getting in on the 2014/15 course.

I have now finished my second year at a good UK university and am looking to apply for the LLM programme during my next year. I was wondering if anyone can give me their honest opinion on my chances on a conditional offer having obtained a 59% in my second year (I had mitigating circumstances). After all there is a chance for me still to achieve a good grade next year to get a mid 2.1 overall- would admissions see that or would I be ruled out straight away?

Thanks in advance!


I think you'd have a reasonable chance to be honest, UCL's standard offer is 65% and you said you can still get a mid 2:1 so you're in the right ball park. 59% in 2nd year isn't ideal but I'm sure they will take into account your mitigating circs. Perhaps choose referees who can confirm those?


Thanks so much for the quick response!
Reasonable chance sounds good enough to try then!

I have been given the mitigating circumstances by my faculty already so I would have proof that they existed, if that is what you mean? I am hoping to convince them with the personal statement and the referees that I am capable of more, in order to receive a conditional offer- although it may not seem like it I am sure of being able to meet a 65% overall. So, I am guessing it would be crucial to find referees who'd have the same opinion right? Or have you found that referees are not given much weighting compared with actual grades.

Again many thanks for answering this, your help is much appreciated. If you're going to start the LLM this year then congrats and good luck by the way!

<blockquote><blockquote>Hi everyone and congratulations to those getting in on the 2014/15 course.

I have now finished my second year at a good UK university and am looking to apply for the LLM programme during my next year. I was wondering if anyone can give me their honest opinion on my chances on a conditional offer having obtained a 59% in my second year (I had mitigating circumstances). After all there is a chance for me still to achieve a good grade next year to get a mid 2.1 overall- would admissions see that or would I be ruled out straight away?

Thanks in advance!</blockquote>

I think you'd have a reasonable chance to be honest, UCL's standard offer is 65% and you said you can still get a mid 2:1 so you're in the right ball park. 59% in 2nd year isn't ideal but I'm sure they will take into account your mitigating circs. Perhaps choose referees who can confirm those?
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Thanks so much for the quick response!
Reasonable chance sounds good enough to try then!

I have been given the mitigating circumstances by my faculty already so I would have proof that they existed, if that is what you mean? I am hoping to convince them with the personal statement and the referees that I am capable of more, in order to receive a conditional offer- although it may not seem like it I am sure of being able to meet a 65% overall. So, I am guessing it would be crucial to find referees who'd have the same opinion right? Or have you found that referees are not given much weighting compared with actual grades.

Again many thanks for answering this, your help is much appreciated. If you're going to start the LLM this year then congrats and good luck by the way!
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Mark W

...although it may not seem like it I am sure of being able to meet a 65% overall. So, I am guessing it would be crucial to find referees who'd have the same opinion right? Or have you found that referees are not given much weighting compared with actual grades.

Again many thanks for answering this, your help is much appreciated. If you're going to start the LLM this year then congrats and good luck by the way!


I don't have any insider knowledge of UCL's 'weightings' when considering applications, so I'm just making an educated guess really. IMO it stands to reason that the lower your current grades are, the more convincing your referees will have to be that those grades do not reflect your true potential, otherwise, what reason would UCL have to think you could do better? Personal statement might count a bit but anyone can say that they are capable of first class work - it's much different when it is university lecturers saying that you are :)

I applied with a high first class mark from 2nd year (and got a place). Not really relevant to your situation. Perhaps someone elsewho is still reading this thread got an offer with relatively poor 2nd year marks...

<blockquote>...although it may not seem like it I am sure of being able to meet a 65% overall. So, I am guessing it would be crucial to find referees who'd have the same opinion right? Or have you found that referees are not given much weighting compared with actual grades.

Again many thanks for answering this, your help is much appreciated. If you're going to start the LLM this year then congrats and good luck by the way!</blockquote>

I don't have any insider knowledge of UCL's 'weightings' when considering applications, so I'm just making an educated guess really. IMO it stands to reason that the lower your current grades are, the more convincing your referees will have to be that those grades do not reflect your true potential, otherwise, what reason would UCL have to think you could do better? Personal statement might count a bit but anyone can say that they are capable of first class work - it's much different when it is university lecturers saying that you are :)

I applied with a high first class mark from 2nd year (and got a place). Not really relevant to your situation. Perhaps someone elsewho is still reading this thread got an offer with relatively poor 2nd year marks...
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