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    (Original post by wren94)
    Oh that's a shame. I think an... unorganised? open day can make such a difference and put people right off a place. Good luck with your deciding!! I've been to Cambridge (for summer school), Cardiff and Bristol, but not York or Surrey. I'm thinking the same as you with York only with the going up for the Music day thing that they'll (hopefully) be running which'll be nice and Surrey was a kind of last minute fifth choice for me.

    Best of luck for it! I'm sure that you'll do really well are you doing A-level music?
    Yeah, I got to the Bath CS department, and their demonstrations just weren't set up... and when they got some of them working they were very underwhelming I went to the Oxford summer school

    Thank you, I'm sure you'll do brilliantly too. I did AS Music, but decided it would take too much effort to do A2 Music properly... I assume you are...!
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    I've applied to do nursing but my results aren't nearly as good as anyone elses here lol.
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    Yeah, I got to the Bath CS department, and their demonstrations just weren't set up... and when they got some of them working they were very underwhelming I went to the Oxford summer school

    Thank you, I'm sure you'll do brilliantly too. I did AS Music, but decided it would take too much effort to do A2 Music properly... I assume you are...!
    My experience at Royal Holloway was very similar; the talks were filled about half an hour before they started for some of the subjects or general finance type things, displays weren't very enticing and I personally didn't get a great vibe about the place. Ooh nice enjoy it?

    Aww thanks! yup, I'm doing A2 music believe it or not :L it's already more work than last year though :L but I enjoy it, so it's all good
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    (Original post by wren94)
    My experience at Royal Holloway was very similar; the talks were filled about half an hour before they started for some of the subjects or general finance type things, displays weren't very enticing and I personally didn't get a great vibe about the place. Ooh nice enjoy it?

    Aww thanks! yup, I'm doing A2 music believe it or not :L it's already more work than last year though :L but I enjoy it, so it's all good
    Yeah the summer school was amazing. It was really hard though

    There was a really dull talk at Bristol about "why come to bristol" But I loved the CS department so it was fine. It was a bit of the opposite at Bath...

    You were born in 1994 and you have 94 posts on TSR
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    Sent my UCAS application off last Wednesday with York as one of my choices!

    GCSE: A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A*AAA

    AS: AAAAA (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religious Studies, General Studies)

    A2 predictions: A*A*A*A*A*

    Course: Chemistry, Biological and Medicinal Chemistry with Year in Industry

    Reasons for choosing York:
    • Great campus
    • Beautiful city
    • Friendly and enthusiastic staff
    • Interesting and well-run department open day
    • Industry placement in 4th year, rather than 3rd like most other universities

    Other choices:
    • Cambridge (Biological Natural Sciences)
    • Nottingham (Medicinal and Biological Chemistry with an Assessed year in Industry)
    • Nottingham (Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry)
    • Leeds (Medicinal Chemistry with Year in Industry)

    Additional information: I'm hoping to receive an offer (if I'm lucky enough) within the next week or two as York seem very good at giving out offers quite quickly. For chemistry, applicants are required to attend a post-application visit day (with an informal interview) but because I visited the department on one of their pre-application days (which are exactly the same as the post-app days) I don't have to go back and should get an offer soon.

    Good luck to everyone else!
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    (Original post by KingGoonIan)
    I've applied to do nursing but my results aren't nearly as good as anyone elses here lol.
    don't worry i'm looking at this thread in fear at all the *'s i see
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    GCSE: A*A*A*A*BBBBCC
    A-Level: Distinction, Distinction, Merit or AAB equivalent for Nat Dip in Health & Social Care (Cadet Nursing course)

    Course: Bsc Adult Nursing
    Why: It's the top University for Nursing
    Choices: York, Birmingham City, Teeside, East Anglia & Sheffield Hallam
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    (Original post by Joanna-Marie :))
    GCSE: A*A*A*A*BBBBCC
    A-Level: Distinction, Distinction, Merit or AAB equivalent for Nat Dip in Health & Social Care (Cadet Nursing course)

    Course: Bsc Adult Nursing
    Why: It's the top University for Nursing
    Choices: York, Birmingham City, Teeside, East Anglia & Sheffield Hallam
    I saw Surrey yesterday for Nursing and I have to say I was extremely impressed and think I would pick them over York now where as before York would've been my absolute favourite.
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    GCSE: 9A*s + 2 short course A*s
    AS: AAAAA (did ICT as in year 11)
    A2 predictions: A*A*A*A*
    Course: Biology (C100)
    Why: Not a big city, the course sounds really good, I like the possibility of a year in industry or a year in Europe, really liked the campus on the open day, also I like the extra provision for languages.
    Choices: York, Oxford, Durham, Cardiff, Bath

    even though it means nothing I'm excited to have my acknowledgement email
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    (Original post by KingGoonIan)
    I saw Surrey yesterday for Nursing and I have to say I was extremely impressed and think I would pick them over York now where as before York would've been my absolute favourite.
    Oh right, what did you like about Surrey?
    York is my 3rd choice option, it seems a good university, i'm just not sure about certain things with it haha :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Joanna-Marie :))
    Oh right, what did you like about Surrey?
    York is my 3rd choice option, it seems a good university, i'm just not sure about certain things with it haha :rolleyes:
    Just such a nice place, lovely campus, lovely people, great nursing facilities, great presentation on nursing, dnno just great great great I really wan go there naw like.
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    (Original post by KingGoonIan)
    Just such a nice place, lovely campus, lovely people, great nursing facilities, great presentation on nursing, dnno just great great great I really wan go there naw like.
    I have to agree with the 'lovely' aspect (no idea about the nursing ). York seems to have a reputation as a very friendly university. I think most students would argue that the people at their university are nice but all the staff at York seemed so friendly and interested. Obviously they're trying to sell their university and course but still, if I compare the staff at York to the staff at, say, Sheffield (no offence - my sister goes there ) there's just no comparison!
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    out of interest, out of everyone who has posted who has york as their first choice?
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    omg everyone has so many A's for GCSE's
    poor old me AABBBBBBCCC
    AS - ABCC
    A2 predictions ABB
    social work, luckily need BBB
    looks amazing but haven't visited yet, too far and have to interview so will see it then [if i get offered]
    choices - york UEA keele bournemouth winchester
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    GCSE: 6A* 3A
    AS: AAAAA (chemistry, maths, further maths, physics, biology)
    A2 predictions: A*A*A*A* (chemistry, maths, further maths, physics)
    Course: Chemistry (MChem)
    Why: Top 10 for chemistry, nice city, good campus, collegiate sstem, good graduate prospects.
    Choices: York, Durham, ICL, UCL and Bath

    Any other chemists???
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    Probably more of an average applicant than other people on this thread, but anyway.

    GCSE: Modest
    AS: BBBC (all high Bs, dropped the C)
    A2 predictions: AAA
    Course: Social and Political Sciences
    Why: A very different city to where I come from, have family that live there, sort of a ''cosy'' campus, very limited numbers on my specific course, which I like.
    Choices: York, Sheffield, Leeds, Exeter, Leicester
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    Gcses: 10A* 7A if u count BTEC as well. A in FSMQ
    AS: AAAA (maths, further maths, physics, economics). B in Gen studs.
    A2 predictions: A*A*A* and doing EPQ,dropped economics
    Applied for maths
    Why: only 45 mins away, nice city and top 10.
    Other unis: cambridge, imperial, ucl and durham
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    Yeah the summer school was amazing. It was really hard though

    There was a really dull talk at Bristol about "why come to bristol" But I loved the CS department so it was fine. It was a bit of the opposite at Bath...

    You were born in 1994 and you have 94 posts on TSR
    Ditto about mine too :L really brilliant though and met some amazing people there

    I was signed up for that talk too but ended up not going and just going to the Music one instead :L haha and glad you enjoyed!

    And no, that statistic is ruined *sigh*
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    Anyone who's worried about low GCSE and AS Level grades, bear in mind:

    1. Grades, particularly GCSEs, are not the be-all and end-all of your application. AS grades are obviously a key factor but A2 predicted grades, your reference and your personal statment are probably all very important too.

    2. Member of TSR are not representative of the general student population. Many applicants will have similar or lower GCSE (and AS Level) grades than you. You just won't find all of them here.

    3. Your GCSEs and AS Levels are in the past now. There's nothing more to do than make sure your application is the best it can be. You probably offer more in other areas than some of the high-graded applicants anyway!

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    GCSE: 6A* 5A
    AS: AAAAB (Maths, Chemistry, Computing, Music, Physics)
    A2 predictions: A*AAA (I think - school wouldn't tell me)
    Course: Computer Science
    Why: I love York and it's great for CompSci
    Choices: York, Durham, ICL, Edinburgh, Sheffield

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