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30 applicants per place apparently. (English Literature at Edinburgh)
I have no chance do i?
Go for it
And a similar situation at other universities i fancy applying for.
SOMEONE will give me a place right. I'm just paranoid about failing. oh dear.
if the same thirty people applied for places at thirty universities then you'll be fine. Why Edinburgh? Oh, I see.
anyway if it wasn't for her though.
Edinburgh is nice and far far far far far away from home, and i've been wanting to live there for AAGES
but that means your student debt will be higher due to rent, etc.
Work hard and you'll get there!
School holidays make me sit, worry, moan and be EMO on message boards.
And Traynor, i'd rather DIE than stay athome. Not quite, but, seriously, i'd rather have debt than live here.
is a lot of money
And overgenerous parents.
that's alright then
My concerns for your finances were unnecessary. Good fortune with the application!
rent will be about 6 or 7 over three years.
Don't get bogged down by work though!
Doing exercise will make me feel less guilty though (Y)
pay any attention to those stats they dont mean much. i applied to warwick for an economics course and the applicants per place was higher than that but i still recieved an offer...though i turned it down in favour of newcastle uni.
just go for what courses really appeal to you with the right uni's and ones you know you can realistically get grades for then you cant go wrong.
You're so intelligent and enthusiastic... I predict you'll get in no problem.
pah! that's only for elitist oxbridge universities, isnt it?
I had one for Swansea, of all places. and UCL.
that the 30 applicants per place probably includes people who decide not to go. Edinburgh, like other universities, try to cram as many people on each course as they can. More every year.
if you get decent a-levels you'll be fine.
Three Bs or equivalent would probably do it.
dampen all of the enthusiasm...many of my friends applied to Edinburgh this year, all of them with four As at AS and many As and A*s at GCSE, including a deputy head girl and another person who founded an Amnesty International group and probably saved about 100 lives or however that whole thing works...and none of them got in. They reckon there's some kind of Scottish bias thing with top up fees or something - I don't really get it - but maybe worth noting...
er. Sorry to be a downer. Good luck!
very slim though. But the whole process is a bitch - I know someone with six offers (for English, natch) and he'll only end up at one place wont he? So why does he need all the extras??
And you're applying to competitve places anyway...
Dont do what i did - try and balance the competitive ones with less presitigous ones - I got rejected by the ace ones and now have to go somewhere i dont really want to ...
go for 6 amazing unis. then if you don't get into any of them, do a job for a year and try again.
a higher education fair type thing. I think the woman was trying to put me off applying, but she can get fucked really.
No interviews for Edinburgh, but I should get a nice reference and think of something exciting to say in my personal statement (Crablin, care to offer me a job so I can say I've written for a presitigous website?). It'll be OK. I hope :):) Thank you everyone for kind words.
for English Lit. You'll be fine. It'll be like that all the good unis probably.
I replied to my unis yesterday, I'm so happy :)
20 apps per place and I got in.
Seriously, a lot of those 30 will be people who aren't good enough to be in contention anyway. You always seem intelligent and well-read on here. I'd say your chances are a lot better than you think they are.
He does seem lucid.
Unusual to get a compliment from you Mr Traynor :)
was 70 applicants per place at leeds, 50 applicants per place at Liverpool, and got offers FINE for those two.
Offers are eassssy, were I not going through a phase of shiteeee not working.
You either get in or you don't... it's not the end of the world.
your personal statement
My friend was advised to start her statement with an attention-grabbing sentence, that would set her's apart from other applications.
Hence her personal statement opened thusly: "Kaboom!"
Amazingly, she somehow got accepted onto the course, but in retrospect she admits it was perhaps a foolhardy gamble.
i opened my statement with a quotation, wrote about Drownedinsound and it featured 200 words about my favourite bands and books. ive recieved offers for 4 accounting&finance course, even though im not taking Maths at a-level. pretty swanky i think
i know 4 people who got rejected for ppe at oxford. And they are all bright sparks, yknow
im not going though.
bear in mind that they give about 4 or 5 offers per place.
why would they do that? especially when about 80% of their applicants go on to get straight As - they cant afford to be giving places they dont have, surely? Other places can, but not oxbridge surely?
edinburgh give out about 4 or 5 per place, as do pretty much all universities, because a lot of people either reject their offers, or fail to get the required grades.
oxbridge over offer slightly, but only by something very tiny like 1.1/1.2 offers per place; this is because pretty much everyone accepts oxbridge if theyre accepted (because you cant apply to both, and there arent that many courses where other universities are all that comparable), and most applicants go on to get their grades. i bet i wont though, im so going to get a B in physics which will suck so much... :(
I think in most cases at Oxford where people miss their grades narrowly they've let them in anyway, or kept their place till the next year. Anyway, everyone thinks they won't get their grades, so I'm sure you'll be fine! What subject are you doing and what college is your offer from? I'm a first year at New College.
at st hughs...
yeah, im told that is so, and since my worry a level is physics, im pretty hopeful. also, because there are only about 8 offers a year, they probably dont over offer much for it. still, its a bit of a worry, cos i dont want to miss it.
what course are you doing? also, what is oxford like for indie music etc; oxford has some awesome bands, but do many students go to see smaller bands? is there much integration between students and the music scene there... im just very curious about what its like for being in a band/seeing unsigned bands etc etc.
I'm doing physiology. Oxford is quite good for music, better than Newcastle which is my hometown, despite Newcastle being much bigger than Oxford. Lots of good bands come to the Zodiac and the Wheatsheaf and there are some decent indie club nights. Like most places the majority of students are into fairly crap music but the nice thing is there is a small but significant proportion of students who are quite involved in the indie scene. There's quite a few student bands around too.
feel free to add me to MSN if there's anything you want to ask about the uni or whatever