Application

 Oxford

 Lady Margaret Hall (open application, allocated college)

 Medicine

 2002

 pooled, rejected

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 N/A

 N/A

 FE College

 yes (9 A*,2 A,1 B)

A-levels

(NA at AS)

(NA at AS)

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

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

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

Other universities

N/A

Decisions about the application

Loved da idea of being thought of as an individual,course structure, n let s face it its oxbridge!

Oxford ranked higher 4 medicine consistently in the charts. Visited the place thought it was beutiful…n gut instinct really

-IN THE PROSPECTUS A CHART SHOWED THE APPLICANTS 2 PLACES RATIO.
LMH HAD THE LOWEST…IREALLY Wanted 2 get in.
I visited it, it was really friendly. Liked the sound of it from the prospectus, and the alternative prospectus. Practical reasons 2…it had a lot of kitchens… bein indian I wanted 2 cook my own food.

Preparation

no

Interview

no

no

yes

got a mock paper….although the real 1 was much harder.

1- With a scientist discuseesed plasma membranes, waht affects what can get across..had 2 design an experiment 2 c if glucose can get thru.
2- With the clinician-probs with organ donor-i said immune rejection…few questions bout immune system. Cloning…few genetic q’s. What goes on in a patients mind.
3-had to discuss electron micrographs…involved lateral thinking.

suit..

Impressions

friendly, spacious
hertford (visisted)-rooms were 2 small

big rooms gud food

Awful

big rooms gud food

generally down 2 earth n helpful…..n sociable the students who were helping out got pisst on da last night there

Final stage

Dissappointed-I had been put forward as a pool candidate they were passn my application round 2 da other colleges…n while i was there I had 2 stay 4 an xtra day-they blatantly told me Iwas to ox standards coz I had 2 stay 4 da pool day.

When the official rejection letter came up -was gutted

Looking back

yes…twas fun and 4 days away from school n ur parents…enjoyed ourselves at the cinema n da bars

Interview: -say what comes 2 u mind no matter how it sounds.
-Show you can make links between different areas in your subject.
smile.
b confident…I read some science journals n broughtan issuse into da discussion…

Generally: Choose ur colleges carefully I chose LMH coz it had a low applicant 2 places ratio of 1:1.8 when I arrived there were 32 ppl competing for 6 places. I regeret not choosing another colleges, i made it 2 da final 9 at lmh even though my interviews went well (i think the top 6 test scores must have gone thr). I recon I might have got in if I applied 2 another college. I say aim 4 da middle ground colleges….oh yeah there’s luck involved as well even if ox’s interested u won’t neccessarily get a place.
don’t try 2 prepeare 2 hard….i read a load articles bout health care ….nuttin came up.

there purely intereested in your flair 4 da subjet n ur teachability