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Molio Thu 27-Nov-14 19:14:05

Continuing Roisin's thread.

I've even succumbed to TSR, having sworn I wouldn't. Still no news here and haven't heard of news from any other source in the same subject at the same college but being very uncool tbh as the reality is that rejection after an interview would be much kinder for DS than a no ab initio. Massively cheered by a late afternoon offer from Bristol though. I thought I was chilled, I'm clearly not grin.

Fingers crossed for everyone still waiting and hoping. It's very hard to see them disappointed, is the problem sad

MrsBartlet Thu 27-Nov-14 19:24:25

Good news on the Bristol offer, Molio.

Fingers-crossed for all of you still waiting to hear!

Littleham Thu 27-Nov-14 19:26:34

Well done on the Bristol offer to your ds. Hope you hear tomorrow.

I know that I'm a fine one to speak, but try watching a good film with a glass of wine.

AtiaoftheJulii Thu 27-Nov-14 19:30:22

Good to hear about the Bristol offer smile

What subject is your dd waiting for, ryan ? Must tell her not to text you unnecessarily!

cake and wine to those still waiting xxx

cathyandclaire Thu 27-Nov-14 19:37:27

Brilliant news on Bristol Molio! Fingers crossed for more good news soon smile

sassymuffin Thu 27-Nov-14 19:54:31

DD has got and interview for Caius College! It seems they emailed all their invitations to interview for most subjects on the same day. It is on 9th Dec and unfortunately clashes with her York interview which is a shame but DD said she would withdraw her application for York.

Fantastic news on Bristol offer Molio.

AtiaoftheJulii Thu 27-Nov-14 20:02:21

York can probably rearrange, no need to actually withdraw hopefully. Well done to her smile

HocusUcas Thu 27-Nov-14 20:14:11


I feel for you. I succumbed to TSR yesterday. Scant comfort this evening , but it really can't be long now.
Best of luck.

Congratulations Sassy.

RandomFriend Thu 27-Nov-14 23:24:58

Well done to Molio's DS for the Bristol offer and to sassy's DD.

What is TSR?

sablepoot Fri 28-Nov-14 02:20:30

TSR is 'the student room' frequented by stressy, ambitious teenagers angsting over UCAS, offers etc and with a high proportion of high achievers. they maintain spreadsheets etc of who has offers where and prior exam results, when offers were made etc, but its not a good place for people who want to stay calm and relaxed...

ryansbeat Fri 28-Nov-14 08:21:39

Waiting to hear on Theology Atia, thank you for the cake and wine! Really hoping today will bring us some news.

Figmentofmyimagination Fri 28-Nov-14 08:47:54

Hello! Interview for English! Emailed yesterday evening. Hooray. Molio I'm keeping my fingers xD for your ds. Although TSR is a bit hard core I have found the "applicants thread" secretly useful as a stalking zone this week in terms of finding out when the various subject offers are being made by the different colleges. Stopped me stressing about the silence.

Figmentofmyimagination Fri 28-Nov-14 08:49:43

Figmentofmyimagination Fri 28-Nov-14 08:58:11

Molio great news about Bristol. That's where mine will most likely be heading - as long as she gets the (eeek) A*AA! No pressure.

AtiaoftheJulii Fri 28-Nov-14 08:59:28

I looked there last night as I was bored, and someone had posted links to four colleges that gave details of decisions made. Oriel had done loads; St John's 4! Such a variation!

Hoping for good news arriving today (otherwise it's going to be a horribly long weekend sad ).

Iamcuriousyellow Fri 28-Nov-14 09:05:34

Hello all - can I come in? We're waiting to hear from New College for French and Philosophy.. On pins here.. I'm told Modern Languages call interviews quite late but oh my the suspense!

DD's in a good position otherwise, four very achievable offers from Bristol, Exeter, St Andrews and UCL but her heart is set on Oxford. Hope she gets an email today.

cathyandclaire Fri 28-Nov-14 10:13:51

Hi curious, 4 great offers, well done to your DD!
DD has had an email requesting her to prepare another essay for her to discuss at interview (she doesn't have to send it in, just learn it and present it on the day). It's such a marathon process isn't it?
I suppose it's at least one section of one interview that she can pre-prepare and it's on an area that she interested in.
It does make the Bristol offer seem fabulously uncomplicated though!

MarianneSolong Fri 28-Nov-14 10:55:35

For me it's tied up with the fact that - shamefully - I am finding it hard to deal with my daughter growing up and going away. Once I have more of an idea where she's going, I can start to arrange my thoughts and feelings a little better.

cathyandclaire Fri 28-Nov-14 11:25:31

I don't think it's shameful at all Marianne, it's a sad but exciting moment when the flee the nest. DD2 may board from September so my home will be suddenly be very empty, tbh I 'm finding it easier to focus on supporting them in getting there and ignore the actual leaving part at the moment, it's too painful.

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 28-Nov-14 11:36:43

Still waiting for physics <sigh>

Was happy though as she had an email from Bristol with all the sports scholarship forms, which they'd like done soon. Edinburgh won't talk sports scholarships until after you accept their offer. But it def gave her a spring in her step.

MarianneSolong Fri 28-Nov-14 11:37:27

I've sort of done it before with my stepchildren. So memory tells me that they do come back!

ryansbeat Fri 28-Nov-14 17:55:09

Had some great news this afternoon, interview at RPC! So happy for DD. Hope all those still waiting get to hear soon, I know how long and hard it is.

Roisin Fri 28-Nov-14 19:10:21

Ooh, a shiny new thread : D

HocusUcas Fri 28-Nov-14 19:31:21

Ryansbeat - Congratulations - nice to know for the weekend !

Iamcuriousyellow Fri 28-Nov-14 20:08:52

She has been called for interview! So so pleased for her! She has a three day stay at New College and may be sent for interview at other colleges too. Good luck everyone!

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