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    Hi, although my grades (BCC) were lower than what I hoped for I got accepted to my first choice uni Coventry. I think it's a great uni as it looks like a good city and hands nice campus and all the teachers looked great.

    After getting in I phoned to defer for a year so that, as planned, I could spend the year travelling.However, I am now in a little stress about whether i will enjoy my time at this uni as it is so close to the city and looks like it lacks open space and the visual aesthetics of a more traditional uni.

    Now obviously I'm not going to study at a Russell group uni or one that demands (AAA). But a friend at my school applied to Kent which is also much higher in the university table than Coventry and got accepted on the same grades as me (BCC),

    Considering I am two Ums off an A in one subject and two ums off a B in another (which would give me ABC) do you guys think I should try and get this and try and get into a different university by retaking and reapplying this year? I really liked Coventry when I visited it on the open day so obviously if I reapply I would lose my place I presume?

    If anyone who studied at Coventry has anything to add that would be great 😊

    Do you and your teachers think it's realistic for you to achieve better grades? If so then go for it.
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