(Original post by Dreamester)
I'm international student and I applied this year to several universities to read Mechanical engineering. I've been rejected from Cambridge and Imperial and got conditionals from Nottingham, Southampton and Liverpool. However chosing between them isn't a main problem..
Recently I've obtained my A-Levels results and they were excellent. Thus I've started to thinking.. maybe I should apply next year ? My grades:
A* in Maths
A* in Physics
A*/A in further Maths (A 280/300 in As Further Maths) - predicted A* definitely.
Hence I feel like with those results I'm more than able to get into Oxbridge or Imperial.
On the other side, I'll have to take my gap year this year and I wasn't expecting this. It means that I have no job and may spending whole year doing nothing.
Is it worth after all? One year is a long period, many things may happen..
Really appreciate your help, suggestions, anything cause I'm really torn apart.
I am applying for Uni this year and was in the same mind frame as you.
Got rejected by Cambridge (for engineering - wanna specify in aero)
without an interview and was devestated.
However what i have realised after speaking to so many people is that it does not matter if you dont get into Oxbridge and in your case Imperial. It is not the end of the world!
You just have to make sure you go to a university with really good links so therefore you can get a job straight after!
I am predicted A*A*A*Aa and firmed Southampton about a week ago.
If i was you I would go to Southampton or Nottingham. Both amazing Uni's.
Last edited by SJS101; 25-05-2012 at 20:07.