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♥ malteser ♥
Joined: 18 Mar 2010
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Mon May 03, 2010 04:58 PM
OK, just got my official letter.

If you don't mind my asking, where are you from? (as in UK, Europe, US...) .... just to see when I should expect my offer letter :)
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CanuckLLM
Joined: 20 Jan 2010
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Mon May 03, 2010 05:11 PM
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[Edited by CanuckLLM on 03 May 2010]

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Drumsandguns
Joined: 17 Jan 2010
Posts: 8
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Tue May 04, 2010 10:08 AM
I got the letter today, thankfully. I'm still a bit unclear on the way the funding is broken down though - £7605 for student maintenance, which the guidebook seems to refer to as food, clothes, books etc. How can this work if the £7605 goes directly to the University (or; does it?).

On a more general point, people who did the LL.M last year, how does the payment of fees work? Is it an upfront payment of £14k at the start of the year, or is it paid in chunks?
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peterhunn
Joined: 17 Nov 2009
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Tue May 04, 2010 11:00 AM
. How can this work if the £7605 goes directly to the University (or; does it?).


No, only the college and tuition fees do.
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Drumsandguns
Joined: 17 Jan 2010
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Tue May 04, 2010 11:26 AM
Really? That's interesting. So roughly £6000 (I'm talking home students here) goes the uni, I'm assuming in installments, and the £7k maintenance costs just stays in your bank account?
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LLMblogger
Joined: 02 Mar 2010
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Tue May 04, 2010 11:30 AM
The tuition and college fees go to the university. The maintenance fee is just an estimate of how much you'll need to support yourself. Basically, they want to see that you can support yourself financially while at Cambridge. You do not have to give that money to anybody, you use it for rent, food, clothes, books etc.

[Edited by LLMblogger on 04 May 2010]

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Drumsandguns
Joined: 17 Jan 2010
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Tue May 04, 2010 11:38 AM
Good to know - my law firm gave me a deferral fee of £7k, so that shouldn't be a problem. Thanks guys.
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Lolly
Joined: 20 Apr 2010
Posts: 4
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Tue May 04, 2010 12:02 PM
Hello,

Does anyone know someone who has done the LLM at Cambridge?

I understand most subjects in the LLM are assessable by a 100% exam at the end of the year. While I appreciate there will be a lot of reading etc to do throughout the course, is there much else to do, academic work-wise, besides going to lectures and tutorials if applicable? From reading other threads it sounds like most lectures tutorials only take a couple of hours a week for each subject.

Cheers!

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DhivJ
Joined: 05 Apr 2010
Posts: 16
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Tue May 04, 2010 03:25 PM
OK, just got my official letter.
It basically sets out the conditions of your offer. You also get a booklet explaining your offer conditions.
The letter shows which college your application has been sent to. I was disappointed to see that my application has been sent straight to my second choice college. As a consequence, I only get one shot. If I am rejected, I will be thrown straight into the pool. Has this happened to anyone else?


Hi LLMBlogger. Kings was also my first choice. My papers were sent there last Tuesday but my Camsis was updated today to say that I was unsuccessful. Clare is my second choice. Hopefully I'll have better luck there!
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♥ malteser ♥
Joined: 18 Mar 2010
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Tue May 04, 2010 05:44 PM
got my official letter today :)
LLMBlogger and DhivJ: where does it say which college ur app has been sent to? erm i didn't see anything in my letter; maybe my app was thrown in the pool...it just says;The university is now seeking college membership for you
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Jenny1987
Joined: 02 Feb 2010
Posts: 6
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Tue May 04, 2010 06:23 PM
I also got my letter of admission today.

Everhopeful: Check where the letter was sent from. Mine was via my first choice of college.

Anyone know how long it will take before the college reaches a decision? I would have thought (by now) most colleges have already decided who they are selecting and are just in the process of updating the online system.
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LLMblogger
Joined: 02 Mar 2010
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Tue May 04, 2010 06:41 PM
DhivJ, just to let you know, I called BoGS today to check why my app wasn't sent to King's (my first choice) and they told me the college was full by the time my offer was confirmed (last Tuesday). So it looks like yours was one of the very last files sent there and they had next to no places left to fill. Hope you have better luck at Claire!

Everhopeful, congrats on getting the letter. Check just below Kate Maxwell's signature. That's where it should say cc: College X

[Edited by LLMblogger on 04 May 2010]

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♥ malteser ♥
Joined: 18 Mar 2010
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Tue May 04, 2010 06:59 PM
thanks!! i missed that :o)
I actually just checked my camsis and my application to my first choice college (trinity) was unsuccessful too, i have a feeling it's cos it's full too (yesterday camsis did not state that my app was being considerd then today it was just updated saying it was unsuccesful) ah well, it doesnt make much of a difference, though i'd love it if i were put in one of the colleges at the heart of cambridge
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mkd2010
Joined: 29 Oct 2009
Posts: 7
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Tue May 04, 2010 07:27 PM
hey guys!

Good to hear tha the application process is finally moving, however my camsis has not been even updated yet to state that an offer has been made, let alone the issue of the college mebership. Is anybody else in the same situation?
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afrolaw
Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Wed May 05, 2010 07:35 AM
hey guys!

Good to hear tha the application process is finally moving, however my camsis has not been even updated yet to state that an offer has been made, let alone the issue of the college mebership. Is anybody else in the same situation?


I am in exactly the same situation! I have not heard anything since that first email from Suzanne Wade. I sent her an e-mail and hope to hear from her soon. Did anyone apply to Magdalene?
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DhivJ
Joined: 05 Apr 2010
Posts: 16
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Wed May 05, 2010 09:19 AM
Afrolaw and MKD2010, maybe you should give Ms Wade a call to ask her for the status of your application. It may move things along!
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maybee
Joined: 04 May 2010
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Wed May 05, 2010 09:43 AM
Hello everyone,

I received an offer in March and until now neither have I received the official letter nor has my Camsis been updated. I'm a bit worried about that and considering calling Ms. Wade.

Please keep me posted with your progress.

Btw, I'm from Vietnam. Is anybody else from Asia admitted this year?
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Cambridge2010/11
Joined: 04 May 2010
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Wed May 05, 2010 09:48 AM
I got an email from Ms Wade on the 6th of Jan. Still no official letter, still no camsis update at all ("Papers with Degree Committee")....
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atlante
Joined: 12 Jan 2010
Posts: 7
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Wed May 05, 2010 10:47 AM
Dear all,
I also have received an informal offer letter on Jan 6th and not heard anything ever since. This morning, however, I called Ms Wade, hoping she could shed some light on the Camsis update procedure.
Banal as it is, all those who have received an informal letter should stop worrying about the update, because you will be offered a place. Obviously, the later the update, the less likely one is to get into his/her college of choice, given that they are filling up quickly. I applied to Trinity and St. John's and, to my knowledge, the second is full already, while the first still have a good amount of places left. Apparently the will start considering applications as of this week.

Anyone from Italy, by the way?

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Fiat justitia, ruat caelum

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lil81
Joined: 12 Oct 2009
Posts: 37
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Wed May 05, 2010 11:14 AM
Hello everyone,

I received an offer in March and until now neither have I received the official letter nor has my Camsis been updated. I'm a bit worried about that and considering calling Ms. Wade.

Please keep me posted with your progress.

Btw, I'm from Vietnam. Is anybody else from Asia admitted this year?


Im from Malaysia..
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♥ malteser ♥
Joined: 18 Mar 2010
Posts: 46
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Wed May 05, 2010 11:39 AM
atlante: i think Trinity is full too; my application was unsuccesful (of course maybe they just didn't want me lol :))
afrolaw: magdalene was my second choice, i'll let u know what reply i'll get
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atlante
Joined: 12 Jan 2010
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Wed May 05, 2010 12:19 PM
atlante: i think Trinity is full too; my application was unsuccesful (of course maybe they just didn't want me lol :))
afrolaw: magdalene was my second choice, i'll let u know what reply i'll get


well, actually trinity is not full yet, I know this for a fact, after talking to admission officers this morning :). quite the opposite, apparently... they have just now started offering places, as far as I have been told.

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Fiat justitia, ruat caelum

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♥ malteser ♥
Joined: 18 Mar 2010
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Wed May 05, 2010 12:24 PM
hehe then they just didn't want me ;o)
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CanuckLLM
Joined: 20 Jan 2010
Posts: 32
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Wed May 05, 2010 12:38 PM
Just found out that I was admitted to Darwin College. Any else apply there?
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london_student
Joined: 05 Jan 2010
Posts: 26
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Wed May 05, 2010 12:43 PM
Just found out that I was admitted to Darwin College. Any else apply there?


Yup that was my first choice, and where my letter was sent too. However, still says "seeking college membership" on my account.
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