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Hello! I've just discovered this thread and would like to join!
My DD is due to start uni in Autumn 2020.
She's currently studying A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computer Science (doesn't get any of this maths/science stuff from me!) and has just got 4 A*s in her end of year 12 mocks.
We have looked at Warwick, Oxford, Cambridge and Southampton so far.
Warwick is first choice and Oxford 2nd. Cambridge was discounted.
In September we will be visiting Bristol and Nottingham and going back to see Warwick.

Exciting times! But nervous too!
Welcome to the thread! What is your DD hoping to study at university?

It is surprising how many people discount Cambridge. My DD is hoping to do vet med and Cambridge is the one uni where the course is not rated and it is said that Cambridge produce vets with not enough hands on experience.
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She's currently studying A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computer Science (doesn't get any of this maths/science stuff from me!) and has just got 4 A*s in her end of year 12 mocks.
Wow. Congratulations to your DD!

(In hindsight I should've done a Computer Science A-level rather than Chemistry, but I stupidly thought computers wouldn't become as big as they did )

Unfortunately, my DD's got 3 Ds in her mocks. That was a bit upsetting.
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Welcome to the thread! What is your DD hoping to study at university?
She wants to study maths - her passion is number theory. Warwick appeals to her as she can tailor the course to that and also bring in particle physics 😬

DD fell in love with the dreaming spires of Oxford and the course there. She had tasted days at both Oxford and Cambridge and I wandered around Cambridge while she was in lectures. Id never been before and fell in love with the city and prefer it above Oxford - but its not about me!
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Welcome to the thread! What is your DD hoping to study at university?

It is surprising how many people discount Cambridge. My DD is hoping to do vet med and Cambridge is the one uni where the course is not rated and it is said that Cambridge produce vets with not enough hands on experience.
My friends son is doing veterinary medicine at Cambridge. He's just finished his 2nd year. They insist you do practice in all of the holidays although you have to arrange it yourself. I know he's done dairy, horses, small animals and is literally on a pig farm now! He is also going to an animal sanctuary for the rest of the summer.
The Cambridge course is 6 year not 5 like others Unis as you do a year (in the 3rd year) of another course -he's doing zoology!
All I can say is that for a boy who went to his local comprehensive school, he absolutely loves it and in both his first year and second year exams has got a first.
Remember that going to Oxford or Cambridge will open up doors in the future. My husband did Physics at Hertford College Oxford. He went to our local comp as well -loved it there, has friends for life and in his chosen field of engineering it has definitely helped his career as people respect how hard he worked. Mind you he is pretty bright!
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Originally Posted by Photogirl62 View Post
Hello! I've just discovered this thread and would like to join!
My DD is due to start uni in Autumn 2020.
She's currently studying A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Computer Science (doesn't get any of this maths/science stuff from me!) and has just got 4 A*s in her end of year 12 mocks.
We have looked at Warwick, Oxford, Cambridge and Southampton so far.
Warwick is first choice and Oxford 2nd. Cambridge was discounted.
In September we will be visiting Bristol and Nottingham and going back to see Warwick.

Exciting times! But nervous too!
Ah! My local University, its grown a bit since I first went to the milk bar but the engineering facilities are fantastic, plus Warwick technology area is first class
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Originally Posted by Photogirl62 View Post
She wants to study maths - her passion is number theory. Warwick appeals to her as she can tailor the course to that and also bring in particle physics 😬

DD fell in love with the dreaming spires of Oxford and the course there. She had tasted days at both Oxford and Cambridge and I wandered around Cambridge while she was in lectures. Id never been before and fell in love with the city and prefer it above Oxford - but its not about me!
My daughter is studying the same subjects at A level however she has completed her maths this year. She also attended the taster days at Oxford and Cambridge. I felt the same as you about Cambridge on our first visit , however on our second open days we both felt that Oxford was the most likely choice. We also visited Warwick and Durham. My dd put Durham above Warwick. I really loved the campus at Warwick and my daughter liked the course. My dd also wants to study maths. Best of luck to your dd with the exams and university. Its exciting and daunting at the same time.
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Hi, new to this thread, so apologies if Ive missed any posts.
DS is hoping to study business/ business management and has booked an open day at Liverpool John Moore, has anyone been? If so, any inside info before we go?
Hes also booked to see CASS business school at City University, though hes not sure about how feasible living in London is money wise, and its an AAA entry requirement 🙄
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Been away on holiday for 3 week but boy this thread is quiet?

Any parents in Scotland thinking about results on Tuesday?
Our son doesn't seem fazed at all, he may be nervous deep down but he says he isn't. I think I'm more nervous than he is for sure!

Back to school on the 20th then our next Open Days are Glasgow on 4th September and then Edinburgh on 21st September.

Exciting but a bit nerve-wracking times. Ah well, only 2 sleeps until he gets his results!

Good luck anyone else getting their results on Tuesday too!
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