My application diary

I am keeping a record of my passage to university on this page. I have tried to list every important event and talk about what I did and why.

These pages are generally a personal description of going to university but will contain helpful information and advice if you are going doing something similar.

I am also recording my time at Essex in the Essex university diary, which continues the day after the application diary finishes.

The diary

What I already knew
Deciding I want to go to university
Deciding what I want to study
Looking at some university websites and prospectuses
Going to university open days
My decision to apply to Oxford
My first look at the UCAS form
Choosing my course
Writing my personal statement
Choosing the final six universities
Filling in the Oxford application form
Filling in details on the UCAS form
Hand in UCAS form
Get a letter from Oxford
Get an interview letter from UCL
Send off work to Oxford
Get an offer from Bristol
Get Pembroke College interview confirmation letter
Get Economics at Oxbridge booklet
Have a practice interview
Interview preperation
Interview at UCL
Interview at Pembroke
Get offer from Warwick
Get final decision letter
Get initial loan forms
Fill in HE1 form
Hand in HE1 form
Get UCAS pre-results letter
Pembroke undergraduate pack arrives
Results day
Deciding what to do next
Apply for Clearing offers
Narrowing down clearing offers
Get released from UCL
Go to Essex open day
Get clearing offer from Reading
Go to Reading open day
Send off clearing entry form to Essex
Get Essex acceptance pack
Fill in Essex accommodation form
Receive Essex registration pack
Choose a student bank account
Get a student bank account
Start packing for university
Do last minute stuff

To find out what happens next, please see my Essex University diary.