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    Hello, I am a EU applicant from Spain and got an offer for UCL bartlett. However it is conditional to a certain overall mark in my degree. I'm doing my final module right now so my mark is pretty much settled as the weigh of this last module is not particularly high. Therefore the overall mark they ask me to get is impossible to attain even considering I got marked 10/10 in that final module. Should I content them and explain them the situation or should I consider myself as rejected?
    Are UCL admissions very strict about conditional offers because my overall mark isn't actually that far from the one they have set...

    Feeling a bit miserable because I have got offers from 4 other good unit but UCL was my 1st choice
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    (Original post by peliqueiro)
    Hello, I am a EU applicant from Spain and got an offer for UCL bartlett. However it is conditional to a certain overall mark in my degree. I'm doing my final module right now so my mark is pretty much settled as the weigh of this last module is not particularly high. Therefore the overall mark they ask me to get is impossible to attain even considering I got marked 10/10 in that final module. Should I content them and explain them the situation or should I consider myself as rejected?
    Are UCL admissions very strict about conditional offers because my overall mark isn't actually that far from the one they have set...

    Feeling a bit miserable because I have got offers from 4 other good unit but UCL was my 1st choice
    As far as I know, UCL is usually very strict about the results condition of their offers. Still, it won't hurt to call the dept and ask specifically about your situation. Also, given that you're applying to bartlett, I would assume you had to send some kind of portfolio, so if that had really impressed them, you might be able to negotiate the conditions of your offer. Good luck anyway!
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    (Original post by peliqueiro)
    Hello, I am a EU applicant from Spain and got an offer for UCL bartlett. However it is conditional to a certain overall mark in my degree. I'm doing my final module right now so my mark is pretty much settled as the weigh of this last module is not particularly high. Therefore the overall mark they ask me to get is impossible to attain even considering I got marked 10/10 in that final module. Should I content them and explain them the situation or should I consider myself as rejected?
    Are UCL admissions very strict about conditional offers because my overall mark isn't actually that far from the one they have set...

    Feeling a bit miserable because I have got offers from 4 other good unit but UCL was my 1st choice
    Well there's absolutely no harm in talking to them is there? They are generally strict I think but you shouldn't just leave it - contact them!
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    (Original post by peliqueiro)
    Hello, I am a EU applicant from Spain and got an offer for UCL bartlett. However it is conditional to a certain overall mark in my degree. I'm doing my final module right now so my mark is pretty much settled as the weigh of this last module is not particularly high. Therefore the overall mark they ask me to get is impossible to attain even considering I got marked 10/10 in that final module. Should I content them and explain them the situation or should I consider myself as rejected?
    Are UCL admissions very strict about conditional offers because my overall mark isn't actually that far from the one they have set...

    Feeling a bit miserable because I have got offers from 4 other good unit but UCL was my 1st choice
    I'm a student from Spain as well. I'm wondering, are you doing bachillerato or are you applying for a pd? Because if you were doing bachillerato, you tend to have the option to go to 'subir nota' at the end of the year, as long as you havent failed the subject. At least where I go. But if you're doing something different, then I'm afraid that I dont know Message them and explain the problem, of course. There must be a reason they offered you the place.
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    (Original post by andrea09)
    I'm a student from Spain as well. I'm wondering, are you doing bachillerato or are you applying for a pd? Because if you were doing bachillerato, you tend to have the option to go to 'subir nota' at the end of the year, as long as you havent failed the subject. At least where I go. But if you're doing something different, then I'm afraid that I dont know Message them and explain the problem, of course. There must be a reason they offered you the place.
    Bachillerato was a long time ago for me, haha. I'm a final year student at uni.
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    Does anybody know when either the UCL union or the main ULU reopens? Is it closed till the 23rd of April?

    edit: I want to know if the bars will be open and when.
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    (Original post by INTJ)
    Does anybody know when either the UCL union or the main ULU reopens? Is it closed till the 23rd of April?

    edit: I want to know if the bars will be open and when.
    Regarding UCLU: I'm pretty sure they reopen on the 23rd although there is always the option of having the place for a private function earlier, if you need it.

    And has ULU closed at all (except for Easter, i.e. till tomorrow)? I'm not in London atm but as it is a union for all London students I would say it should be open before UCLU (the terms start at different dates in different unis, I think).
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    Does anyone know if the UCL accommodation has wifi? Or if some do, which ones? Thanks
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    (Original post by Trewq93)
    Does anyone know if the UCL accommodation has wifi? Or if some do, which ones? Thanks
    there's a list somewhere, I don't remember where it is, but you'll find it on the website.

    But Arthur Tattersall and John Tovell can get onto eduroam from the buildings over the road.
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    Im going to study Architecture and i was wondering where will our lectures be located.

    I mean i know the studios are in Wates House, are lectures taking place there as well?
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    Hello
    I'm thinking of applying to read ESPS at UCL (not for quite a few years though). I love the structure and the look of the course but I don't really know what careers people go into after they leave. I've read whats on the UCL websites but it's not very broad.
    Any help would be appreciated.
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    I know i'm a long way away from applying to a uni as i finish my A levels in 2014 but i'm really stuck on what to choose for my A levels this August and what will be 'good enough' for UCL. I'm planning on choosing either Law with Another Legal System or Law with Advanced Studies. For my A levels i'm thinking of picking English Language, English Literature, History and Maths and not sure if they're good enough or suitable for law. Plus i'm really confused about the LNAT, do you have to prepare/revise for it in anyway? :eek:
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    (Original post by I Kant Spall)
    Does anyone here at TSR know anything about the UCL foundation year for internationals? How do current UCL students perceive the program?

    I'm an offer holder of 4 unconditionals from several unis (Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, and SOAS) but can't muster enough motivation to pursue that degree and want to switch to the sciences. Seems like this foundation year would be the opportunity to do just that, albeit at a steep cost.
    I did this foundation a year ago for law. Wouldn't recommend it for the students who want to study Law or Medicine as the number of those who actually got into UCL for these degrees is increasingly small. However, i would say students who wanna study science related degrees have a waay more chances to get into UCL. The majority of my friends who were at the Sciences got into UCL. So, Maths, Physics, Engineering, Chemistry etc. students. But be prepared to work veeeryy hard because the foundation course will **** your brains and nerves for sure. Believe a person who got through this hell and is still alive.
    Best of luck. If you need any info just sent me a msg, will try to help you with any advice
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    I have an unconditional offer for Law. I took English Lit, History, Maths and Biology - similar to yours. You should be absolutely fine.

    For the LNAT the only way you can really prepare for it is by completely sample tests on the LNAT website. For the essay section of the LNAT you should make sure you read a newspaper everyday for a couple of weeks before taking it, to familiarise yourself with the writing, which is similar to how tsecrets ions in the test are written.
    To be honest though reading a newspaper is not entirely necessary.
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    (Original post by Borderline)
    I have an unconditional offer for Law. I took English Lit, History, Maths and Biology - similar to yours. You should be absolutely fine.

    For the LNAT the only way you can really prepare for it is by completely sample tests on the LNAT website. For the essay section of the LNAT you should make sure you read a newspaper everyday for a couple of weeks before taking it, to familiarise yourself with the writing, which is similar to how tsecrets ions in the test are written.
    To be honest though reading a newspaper is not entirely necessary.
    Okay thank-you so much, oh and what's an unconditional offer? :eek:
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    (Original post by anotherlawstudent)
    Okay thank-you so much, oh and what's an unconditional offer? :eek:
    Oops, I meant I have a conditional offer! Anyway, an unconditional offer means that you do not have to achieve a set of grades - your offer is not conditional on your exam results.
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    Good afternoon,

    I have a very trivial question for current UCL hall residents, I understand the rooms come supplied with an internet connection. Are these connections via an ethernet cable in the wall or wireless?

    Plus do they block such things are playsation network or xbox live? or skype for that matter?

    Thank you for your time
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    One question, although I know the handful of tube stations that's close to UCL. But, which one is closest? Which one is easiest to get to in terms of walking distance including the stairs and lifts?

    Or is it department dependent?
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    Euston Square is the closest. Other near ones (5 minute walk max) are: Goodge Street, Warren Street, Euston and Russell Square.

    Euston Square again. You come out on the corner of UCL itself.

    I think Euston Square is the closest for most. Some departments (like Psychology) which aren't on the main campus would be closer to Russell Square (for instance).

    EDIT: Random neg?

    EDIT2: Can the neggers explain what's wrong with my post? I've explained it's the closest for most, which implies it isn't for all departments.

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