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Rejection letter [Nov. 30th, 2006|07:46 pm]
Oxbridge Rejects
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[zin5ki]
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Just joined this facebook contraption. Looks fairly easy to use.

Today I've been rejected from St. Anne's in oxford for physics and philosophy.

I made a complete mess of my written tests, and instead of "interviewing 90%" of all candidates, the department seems to have given a good quarter the boot, according to the statistics they gave.

I guess it really is my fault, but when a university rejects you because you failed to correctly answer impossibly hard questions for two hours of your life, you cannot help but think that you've been short-changed a little...
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-01 03:01 pm (UTC)
3/4 of the applicants obviously managed to answer them to a satisfactory standard though. You've not been 'short-changed'- Oxford don't owe you anything.
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[User Picture]From: psitticus
2007-01-06 04:17 pm (UTC)
I have noticed a reasonable number of anonymous comments in the Oxford rejects page that seem to have a similar flavour. I cant say for sure, but I think it likely that these comments are left by one person. Whoever this is must have even less of a life than us Oxbridge rejects, because we write about our experiances where as s/he mearly reads them with no valuable contribution of his/her own.

I hope zin5ki has a good time at whatever other university. I would say that the phrase "Oxford don't owe you anything" is accurate to a degree, but "You arn't missing much" is probably closer to the mark. After hearing the experiances of friends concerning Oxford, some who got in and some who didn't, I have come to the conclusion that there are better Universities for most of the individual subjects and lifestyles of most students. The large number of Oxbridge applications each year is symptomatic of a peculiar and for the most part untrue mass-preconception that everyone in Oxbridge is the best of the best. That you concidered applying to Oxbridge means you are most likely a capable student, and will no doubt excell in future.
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From: zin5ki
2007-01-07 02:13 pm (UTC)
Now that's a more "half-full glass" approach to looking at it.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-09-22 07:28 pm (UTC)
'I have noticed a reasonable number of anonymous comments in the Oxford rejects page that seem to have a similar flavour. I cant say for sure, but I think it likely that these comments are left by one person. Whoever this is must have even less of a life than us Oxbridge rejects, because we write about our experiances where as s/he mearly reads them with no valuable contribution of his/her own.'

I'm not the one dwelling on the past.

'"You arn't missing much" is probably closer to the mark.'

That's only right if the original poster wouldn't have enjoyed Oxbridge: something you have no idea about. Yes, some people wouldn't enjoy Oxbridge anyway, but many would have done.

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[User Picture]From: psitticus
2007-10-21 08:35 pm (UTC)
You're commenting on other people's pasts in a forum you dont even have an account with. That's a bit above and beyond. Also if an applicant doesn't get into Oxford, the chances are they wouldn't have enjoyed it. If Oxbridge dont think you're the right sort of person for them, they're probably not the right sort of people for you. The main point is you cant critisize me for speculating that most who dont get in wouldn't have enjoyed it based on this simple peice of reasoning, whilst at the same time making a contradictory speculation based on no logic whatsoever, unless you are sugesting that Oxbridge is perfect for everybody's wants and desires.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-09-22 07:29 pm (UTC)
'That you concidered applying to Oxbridge means you are most likely a capable student, and will no doubt excell in future.'

Not necessarily true. In order to think of applying to Oxbridge, all you really need is to be predicted AAA at A-level. Piece of piss. It's the interview and admissions test that are more of a challenge.
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From: zin5ki
2007-09-22 08:22 pm (UTC)
Why are you posting anonymously?
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-09-24 07:32 pm (UTC)
Because I don't have an account, dumbass.
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From: zin5ki
2007-09-24 09:16 pm (UTC)
Why do you post here?
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-09-27 04:10 pm (UTC)
Because eye fancy yo.
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From: zin5ki
2007-09-27 07:08 pm (UTC)
Are you studying for a degree?
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-07 04:30 pm (UTC)
Yes.
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From: zin5ki
2007-10-07 07:11 pm (UTC)
Give me a reason not to doubt that.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-11 07:00 pm (UTC)
What kind of reason are you after?

I'm at Cambridge. Second year.

Believe me, don't believe me...I'm not really bothered.
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From: zin5ki
2007-10-18 04:45 pm (UTC)
Do you have anything positive to contribute to this group?
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