Oxbridge Aspirants 2021-New Thread 4

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Baaaahhhhh Tue 24-Nov-20 10:11:22

And we are off:

Thread 3 link: www.mumsnet.com/Talk/higher_education/4070531-Oxbridge-Aspirants-2021-New-Thread-3

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LaundryFairy Tue 24-Nov-20 10:16:24

Thank you @Baaaahhhhh - hopefully the thread where all our DC hear good news!

par05 Tue 24-Nov-20 10:16:53

Reading all these and getting really nervous now for dd! Congrats to all that have had interviews fab news. My dds friend had applied for natural science with cambridge and had a rejection on monday, he also sat the admissions test and like my dd, said it did not go well. But on the bright side he has had an offer from Durham. Has anybody heard about english yet?


RunnersTipple Tue 24-Nov-20 10:25:22

Congratulations on all the interview offers. @par05 do you know what college your DDs friend applied to? DS seems calm but I am turning into quivering jelly.

bendmeoverbackwards Tue 24-Nov-20 10:27:41

Thanks for new thread @Baaaahhhhh

ClarasZoo Tue 24-Nov-20 10:29:47

Hi all- well done to all those with interviews so far. This is a nerve wracking process. DS is still waiting to hear. On paper he would be a strong but not exceptional contender. Really hoping he gets an interview. I keep telling him it’s really a bit of a lottery. A good application buys you the ticket, but you don’t know if that ticket is going to win...

Crikeyblimey Tue 24-Nov-20 10:31:00

Thanks for the new thread and keeping everything crossed for our young people.


IrmaFayLear Tue 24-Nov-20 10:43:00

Feeling slightly sick now...

Although I read that written tests were only released yesterday so it’ll be a good few days before they decide who is to be interviewed (and who is not...).

quest1on Tue 24-Nov-20 10:49:24

Congratulations to Mike on the 5am Oxford offer. May it be the first of many...

5am? I wonder why these admissions officers are working so early?

Hold tight everyone. I’m sure good news is imminent!

Tenpastseven Tue 24-Nov-20 11:07:01

I think @mikeandike is based overseas so that would explain the timing.

par05 Tue 24-Nov-20 11:56:14

@RunnersTipple he had applied for trinity.

RunnersTipple Tue 24-Nov-20 11:59:02


*@RunnersTipple* he had applied for trinity.

Thanks. Not same college as DS has applied for.

DeRigueurMortis Tue 24-Nov-20 12:11:48

Checking in to the new thread.

Hoping to see some Oxford interviews starting to come through for those who are waiting - fingers crossed for everyone!

par05 Tue 24-Nov-20 12:13:17

My daughters just heard she has an interview! So chuffed for her as she has worked so hard for this.

DeRigueurMortis Tue 24-Nov-20 12:22:25

Congratulations @par05 👏👏👏

That's great news grin

mikeandike Tue 24-Nov-20 12:31:05

Well done to your DD @par05. Fingers crossed for all those still waiting, the wait is awful!
Also, yes, we’re based overseas so invite came yesterday afternoon UK time but DD was asleep and didn’t see it till she was on her way to school.

bendmeoverbackwards Tue 24-Nov-20 12:31:44

Great news @par05 is that Oxford or Cambridge?

mikeandike Tue 24-Nov-20 12:32:43

Which subject @par05? You must be so proud grin.

par05 Tue 24-Nov-20 12:35:15

Thank you 😊 and @bendmeoverbackwards she's applied for cambridge, yep the waiting is awful especially now that hearing from others. Good luck to those still waiting. 🤞

MatureStudent21 Tue 24-Nov-20 12:36:19

Congratulations @par05!!

Here’s hoping everyone will get good news on this thread 🤞

Millylovespuddles Tue 24-Nov-20 12:37:23

What would you do??

Dd has an interview for another university on the day O said will hold interviews for her subject? She hasn't confirmed the original interview, but she should very soon. But whilst she hasn't heard from O, doesn't know how they'd view a possible clash. (And of course, she mightn't even get that far).

Has anyone had a similar situation?

goodbyestranger Tue 24-Nov-20 13:04:15

There were clashes with Oxford and some Birmingham interviews in the year DS1 applied for Medicine. Birmingham re-scheduled without any fuss.

IrmaFayLear Tue 24-Nov-20 13:12:46

Well done, par05's dd!

Probably honesty is the best policy, Millylovespuddles. I'm sure it's something they've encountered before.

goodbyestranger Tue 24-Nov-20 13:14:21

Oxford isn't the one to shift Irma, the other one is. I've only come across Oxford being prepared to reschedule for Music, where there's a clash with a conservatoire.

IrmaFayLear Tue 24-Nov-20 13:22:21

That's what I meant. Tell the other university.

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