Heartbroken teens are coping with Oxbridge rejection by making TikToks

It’s all coming back to me ?


How did you cope with rejection from Oxbridge? Did you angrily tweet about it? Burn your letter? Or did you just have a good cry to your mum? Well, whatever you did it’s nothing on the genius TikTokers of Gen Z, who are channelling their sadness into jokes videos on the app you should really all be using right now.

One such visionary is Kimi, an A-level student from London, who told The Tab she was “obviously pretty upset” about the rejection.

@yungk1mdealing with my oxford university rejection #uni #oxford #ucas #uk #fyp #foryou♬ The Damn Guy – Grima | Azza

Kimi says she made the TikTok as “a quick bit of therapy” and that it “makes the entire situation a lot lighter and less serious.”

“Everyone makes jokes about their problems or their emotions and TikToks are perfect for that Gen Z self-depreciating humour you wouldn’t get in other generations,” she says.

“It’s also a big fuck you to the seriousness of that institution because everyone looks up to them, but then making jokes about them is essentially denying their existence.”

Anyway, here are the best TikToks Oxbridge rejects have made to drown their sorrows. Watch them and relive your own heartbreak:

Better than burning them I guess

@robot_gfgot rejected from oxford today, what are you doing w your rejection letters? #fyp #foreyou #foru #oxforduniversity♬ Big Dreams – Bakar


You’ll fit in right there mate

@lexiwilliamzGuess I’m a Durhamite now ?? #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #oxford #oxforduniversity #reject #comedy #viral #xyzbca #feature #issavibe♬ yes or no – user057744632

The outfit is FIRE tbf

@elizabethwhitworthMy other video got to 100K so I thought you guys should know what I ACTUALLY wore to get rejected from Oxford…??? #foryou #fyp #outfitchallenge♬ original sound – abistokes1

Ask and you shall recieve

@gracerowneyShe got rejected from oxford for doing this so make her famous #fyp♬ Say So – Doja Cat

Sound logic

@emmaxcutlerHow to cope with rejection? Make a Tiktok ? #danceAwesome #uk #foryou #fyp #fyp #foryoupage #ucas #university #oxforduniversity #alevels♬ I am not suprised by Michael bubbles – mickgilbertireland

The outfits are a recurring theme it seems

@elizabethwhitworthWhat I wore to be rejected from Oxford University….??? #fyp #MBStarChallenge #JumanjiChallenge #foryou♬ THIS ISNT MY SOUND DONT HURT ME – esterdobrik

NEVER lose sleep over a university guys – NOT worth it

@sophles69oxford rejection is sweet?? cried myself to sleep for this??? #fyp #foryoupage #uk #livelaughlove♬ STUPID (feat. Yung Baby Tate) – Ashnikko

Hash tag reject rejection

@jacobpauly#rejectrejection #oxford #ucas #bigsad #foryou #foryoupage♬ original sound – jacobpauly

See?? She’s over it guys

@jessie_truemanDay 1 of dancing to my oxford rejection letter until I go viral #foryou #fyp #fy #foryoupage #danceAwesome #virał♬ original sound – jessie_trueman

Won’t you do it to cheer her up?

@maxdenis_so i got my rejection letter from oxford university yesterday let’s get this viral to cheer me up #fyp #foruyou♬ original sound – princesschriscosplay

I’ve heard if you say please the sorting hat lets you in or something

@_sophialouisePreparing for a nice rejection in a couple weeks ? #fyp #foryoupage #oxbridge #cambridge #rejection #pleasetakeme♬ Follow me char.aliciaa – char.aliciaa

Someone please vibe check this youth

@hanautzrejection check #foryou #oxbridge♬ Say A’ – A Boogie wit da Hoodie

 

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