Application

 Cambridge

 Homerton

 Economics

 2002

 offer made

Applicant

 A-levels

 post-qualification

 N/A

 N/A

 Independent – selective

 yes (8 A*,3 A)

A-levels

(A at AS)

(A at AS)

(A at AS; predicted A; gained A at A2)

(A at AS; predicted A; gained A at A2)

(A at AS; predicted A; gained A at A2)

Details about the offer

 unconditional

yes

N/A

 offer met

Decisions about the application

None of the other universities really excited me, and so I decided to have a go. It was worth it.

Oxford doesn’t offer straight Economics

Nice en-suite bedrooms 🙂 for all 1st yrs (and perhaps 3rd yrs) , friendly, non super-religious.

Preparation

yes

A mock interview.

Read the papers, economists etc and form your own opinions.

Interview

no

no

no

I was asked some typical questions, like : why economics, lots of current affairs and my views, some stuff on the research i was doing in my gap year, and i was given a math/iq question.

Some smart trousers and a smart/casual top with a smart-ish jacket. Just wanted to let the interviewer know that I cared about the interview but not OTT as to make yourself uncomfortable.

Impressions

Homerton was extremely friendly, new and so nice! the building are huge, modern and the library was impressive. I also visited peterhouse and pembroke, they gave me a pressurised and old-fashioned impression.

en-suite with internet connections. kettle. nice long practical tables lamps etc, rooms are well heated. new.

NA

Very helpful and friendly. Supportive

Friendly, down to earth,

Final stage

On the 31st Dec 02, I just got out of the shower, and was getting ready for a night out with my mates. Then the letter was there on my bed.. my hands were literally shaking and when i saw it read ‘ We are glad…….offer you a place…’ i was overjoyed! can’t belive that i got in..

Looking back

definately, there are no unis in the UK like oxford and cambridge, the atmosphere there is just unbeatable. if you were going to go somewhere for 3 years, u’d better like it!

just relax and be confident!