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    My A2 results were D,E,U so I thought I had nothing to lose by giving clearing a go. After many, many rejections finally Manchester Met were willing to accept me and didnt even seem to consider my application first.

    I know its not one of the best universtity so is it a case of them just needing to fill up spaces?
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    What are you doing there?
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    Hi, im in the same boat as you. my results were terrible and i applied for manchester met. they gave me a verbal offer, and ive applied on the track system but im yet to hear anything of them . has your track been updated from manchester met?
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    Hey, you got in so don't dwell on it! You're in after all so go and show them what you're made of!
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    Look at it this way.
    Staff need to get paid
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    According to their website they have obtained funding for 1,000 additional places... presumably they want to fill them.
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    (Original post by CuteStar*)
    What are you doing there?
    English and Philosophy
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    (Original post by ap25)
    Hi, im in the same boat as you. my results were terrible and i applied for manchester met. they gave me a verbal offer, and ive applied on the track system but im yet to hear anything of them . has your track been updated from manchester met?
    I had a verbal offer yesterday early afternoon, then my track was updated this evening. I did speak to them on the phone this morning because I was always abit anxious and they reassured me that they're dealing with these things as quickly as possible but they are completely swamped in paperwork and phone calls atm so I guess just be patient

    Congrats!
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    Congrats!

    I'll be going to Cov. Im happy I got a place though.
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    Universities are businesses after all.
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    . . . Because it's Manchester Met. It really is just a glorified college, it's very misleading to call it a university.
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    (Original post by Einheri)
    . . . Because it's Manchester Met. It really is just a glorified college, it's very misleading to call it a university.

    Well I'll still be getting a degree at the end of it, right? Thats all that matters for me cos when I first saw my results, my future didn't look bright at all. Just so glad I have the chance to turn that around now ^^
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    (Original post by NicolePickle)
    Well I'll still be getting a degree at the end of it, right? Thats all that matters for me cos when I first saw my results, my future didn't look bright at all. Just so glad I have the chance to turn that around now ^^
    Exactly! :hugs:
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    (Original post by NicolePickle)
    Well I'll still be getting a degree at the end of it, right? Thats all that matters for me cos when I first saw my results, my future didn't look bright at all. Just so glad I have the chance to turn that around now ^^
    Exactly. Ignore the posts of someone who has obviously just created an account to bait / troll. Man Met's graduate employment statistics are pretty good - obviously do what you can to help yourself i.e. good degree class and try and get some work experience but otherwise congratulations on your place and I hope you have a great time in Manchester.
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    (Original post by NicolePickle)
    Well I'll still be getting a degree at the end of it, right? Thats all that matters for me cos when I first saw my results, my future didn't look bright at all. Just so glad I have the chance to turn that around now ^^
    Good for you Make the most of it!
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    Maybe they thought if they had free spaces it was worth giving you the chance. I wouldn't think about that too much, just focus on working for your degree and proving all of those people who seem to be against you wrong. Maybe they liked your personal profile and so on, just focus on getting your degree, a degree in English and Philosophy from ManMet at the end of the day is the same as a degree in English and Philosophy from other Unis. When you have your degree you have it and it doesn't matter what Uni you got it from, it's a degree.
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    A piece of advice...maybe you should resit - get at least a B or even an A and then reapply to a more recognised and able university.

    (Because, meaning no offense, if you achieved such poor grades how will you be able to fare in studying a degree? Do you think employers would want you after you finished university? I'm not harsh and unfriendly, but if I was in your shoes, I wouldn't definitely resit modules after achieving such poor grades.)
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    first, congrats at getting into university, next yes they will need to fill places, so rather then taking into consideration the grades the personal and tutor statement comes into play, MMU is a university, and the course will be whatever you make it. I'm going to MMU for computing, i got their through clearing and I'm glad i got in there (it was MMU or Bradford)
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    (Original post by Sovr'gnChancellor£)
    A piece of advice...maybe you should resit - get at least a B or even an A and then reapply to a more recognised and able university.

    (Because, meaning no offense, if you achieved such poor grades how will you be able to fare in studying a degree? Do you think employers would want you after you finished university? I'm not harsh and unfriendly, but if I was in your shoes, I wouldn't definitely resit modules after achieving such poor grades.)
    My poor grades was mainly due to alot of messing around and being unfocused. I achieved brilliant GCSEs but during the two years at sixthform there was alot of issues at home etc. Ive already decided to just take this opportunity and make the best of it, I'm positive I can turn my life around and be successful. I have alot of other qualities and experience that I'm sure employers would appreciate along with a good degree.
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    (Original post by TwoHoc)
    Grateful is the last word I'd use if someone told I'd got a place at ManMet. In fact, I would wager there are some people who could get further career-wise on where they went to primary school alone than any ManMet student. If I were you I'd recommend you start selling your body for money, because once you graduate from ManMet that's the only job you'll actually be qualified for.
    obviously not douchebag, so kindly gtfo :mfing:

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