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    By the way Django , I too am in a very similar situation as you .International , No offers - no rejections . 3 interviews ( Dundee , Leicester , Newcastle ) 4 th being Edinburgh , frm where I would expect a rejection soon) . Hope to get in somewhere . Fingers crossed n wish you best of luck ..!


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    (Original post by Purpledoc)
    By the way Django , I too am in a very similar situation as you .International , No offers - no rejections . 3 interviews ( Dundee , Leicester , Newcastle ) 4 th being Edinburgh , frm where I would expect a rejection soon) . Hope to get in somewhere . Fingers crossed n wish you best of luck ..!


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    We are pretty much the same apart from I'm a UK applicant! I too have had interviews at newcastle and Leicester! There's a decent chance we could end up at the same place
    Good luck to you too
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    I'm not sure how many points I'd get for my GCSE's as I got 5 A*'s 4 A's and 1 b. It'd be helpful if someone gave me an indication
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    (Original post by Becky.96)
    I'm not sure how many points I'd get for my GCSE's as I got 5 A*'s 4 A's and 1 b. It'd be helpful if someone gave me an indication
    You'd get 2/5 for that, because of the B.


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    (Original post by sausagerolled)
    You'd get 2/5 for that, because of the B.


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    I thought so, stupid History :confused: Looks Like I've got a rejection then
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    (Original post by Becky.96)
    I thought so, stupid History :confused: Looks Like I've got a rejection then
    I dont think thats right - they take your top 9 so you wouldn't lose out for your B!
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    (Original post by KitKat123)
    I dont think thats right - they take your top 9 so you wouldn't lose out for your B!
    Top 10 mate
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    Does anyone know how the breakdown of applicants from previous year's entry: how many Scottish, rest of uk and eu applicants there were?

    Also does anyone actually know if u have better chances of getting an offer if ur Scottish rather than RoUK
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    (Original post by _whatamidoing_)
    Does anyone know how the breakdown of applicants from previous year's entry: how many Scottish, rest of uk and eu applicants there were?

    Also does anyone actually know if u have better chances of getting an offer if ur Scottish rather than RoUK
    All I know is that Scottish peeps arent in competition with RoUK peeps

    I think its something like just over 100 places for Scottish and rest of EU and then 90 ish for English/RoUK

    (someone correct me if Im wrong, im trying to remember from the open day in september )!
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    647.5 is third quartile :laugh:? That's f***ing mental...
    It would've easily been first quartile a couple of years ago.
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    (Original post by Apologetic Cube)
    647.5 is third quartile :laugh:? That's f***ing mental...
    It would've easily been first quartile a couple of years ago.
    725 will be 2nd quartile right (please)?
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    (Original post by Apologetic Cube)
    647.5 is third quartile :laugh:? That's f***ing mental...
    It would've easily been first quartile a couple of years ago.
    He got 692.5 - which was the cut-off for first quartile last year and is now a third quartile score :/
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    (Original post by Dr. Django)
    All I know is that Scottish peeps arent in competition with RoUK peeps

    I think its something like just over 100 places for Scottish and rest of EU and then 90 ish for English/RoUK

    (someone correct me if Im wrong, im trying to remember from the open day in september )!
    Close, I think it's 80 odd places for RoUK applicants. I have no idea on the breakdown of applicants between Scottish and RoUK, but I do know that Scottish applicants have got in with worse academic profiles than RoUK candidates in recent years.

    Having applied last year I believe only a perfect academic score and a damn near perfect PS score will get a RoUK applicant an offer, and it gets harder every year.
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    (Original post by HCubed)
    Close, I think it's 80 odd places for RoUK applicants. I have no idea on the breakdown of applicants between Scottish and RoUK, but I do know that Scottish applicants have got in with worse academic profiles than RoUK candidates in recent years.

    Having applied last year I believe only a perfect academic score and a damn near perfect PS score will get a RoUK applicant an offer, and it gets harder every year.
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    (Original post by HCubed)
    Close, I think it's 80 odd places for RoUK applicants. I have no idea on the breakdown of applicants between Scottish and RoUK, but I do know that Scottish applicants have got in with worse academic profiles than RoUK candidates in recent years.

    Having applied last year I believe only a perfect academic score and a damn near perfect PS score will get a RoUK applicant an offer, and it gets harder every year.
    Surely there won't be too much negative bias on RoUK applicants though, as is it not true that Scottish applicants don't pay tuition fees to Scottish universities? Therefore, they make more money out of RoUK? Or do they get the money from Scottish government anyway, so this is another of the Scotland/England divide things?
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    (Original post by Student 1)
    Surely there won't be too much negative bias on RoUK applicants though, as is it not true that Scottish applicants don't pay tuition fees to Scottish universities? Therefore, they make more money out of RoUK? Or do they get the money from Scottish government anyway, so this is another of the Scotland/England divide things?
    The Scottish government pays for Scottish/EU students, but only a certain number of places (around 110 I think). So effectively there is a quota for Scottish/EU students, and the rest of the home places are for rUK (around 80).

    So they have two rankings - that is you guys don't compete with Scot/EU applicants.


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    Hi guys,
    I posted last week that I had been rejected. I requested feedback and got it today. Turns out there was an error in processing my application and that led to me being rejected, the error has been fixed and turns out I'M NOT REJECTED!!!! :O So I'm back in consideration.

    What the hell!? Serious mixture of emotions over here....

    best of luck all!
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    (Original post by jimmymacmog)
    Hi guys,
    I posted last week that I had been rejected. I requested feedback and got it today. Turns out there was an error in processing my application and that led to me being rejected, the error has been fixed and turns out I'M NOT REJECTED!!!! :O So I'm back in consideration.

    What the hell!? Serious mixture of emotions over here....

    best of luck all!
    Hey, good for you!
    Tell me please, how did you spot the error? My feedback is laconic really, does not clarify anything.
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    (Original post by Blayenne)
    Hey, good for you!
    Tell me please, how did you spot the error? My feedback is laconic really, does not clarify anything.
    I didn't spot it, when I asked for feedback they looked back at my application and realised I had not been credited enough academic points
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    (Original post by Asklepios)
    He got 692.5 - which was the cut-off for first quartile last year and is now a third quartile score :/
    Are you sure third quartile is second bottom? Someone posted earlier in this thread about last year's quartiles and used Lower, Second, Third and Upper - I don't know if those names were from Edinburgh though.

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