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Congrats on your UCAS place. :)
ohh cool. Well, best of luck :)
Hey I read your sig and I'm wondering what course you plan on doing at Uni? Was it Heriot-Watt you applied for?
how do you post a picture in a message (not as an attachment)
Says link broken bud. :/
Gl to you too. I'll keep my eye on your signature, d/w :p
Ah that's cool. You'll do well I'm sure, if it's just a matter of forgetting words, sneak a dictionary ;P I've had practice interviews and I forgot words too... sucks a bit because then you have to use a lesser impressive word and look stupid, and then you remember the word you wanted AFTER the interview :@
And all of mine do unfortunately... I'm sure not as hard as Oxford though, who will ask you about medicine specific questions. My other ones will just ask like.. "Why do you want to be a doctor and not a nurse?" and then it's just a matter of preparing responses:
Candidates who had not sat BMAT were not considered.
I appreciate this decision must be disappointing for you but the competition was immensely strong. I wish you all the best in any applications you may be making to other Medical schools.
Dr Robert Wilkins (Co-ordinator for Admissions)
We have therefore been unable to offer interviews to nearly one thousand applicants, many of whom had excellent academic records or strong BMAT scores.
The two quantitative and objective measures used in the short-listing process were performance at GCSE and your BMAT score. If you had not taken GCSEs, we gave more weight to your BMAT result. In order to get onto the initial short-list you had to fall in approximately the top 30% of candidates based on a combination of these two parameters.
All candidates not making the initial automatic short-list were reviewed in detail (taking into account any individual circumstances which might indicate that your GCSE or BMAT performance were likely to underestimate your potential) and those at the margins were further scrutinised by a cross-college panel. As a result of this process another 10% of applicants were added to the short-list.
sad face :( :( One down, three more to be rejected by :( When are your 3 interviews? I think I might try and put York down for a Biomedical or Chemistry-based subject :\
I'll have to paste you the email in 2 VMs coz it's so long and depressing...
Dear Mr Alexander Dixon,
I am sorry to have to let you know that you have not been short-listed for interview in Oxford. We received 1,407 applications for 151 places this year. To ensure the consistency of the final decision-making we need to be able to interview all short-listed applicants at two colleges, for which purpose we have had to restrict the short-list to 425 candidates that we believe stand the best chance of being offered a place.
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