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    (Original post by jhstfu)
    Everyone on this thread seems to have insanely high predicted/achieved grades, thought I'd just post my grades/offers/unis (all for Economics BSc) if anyone was wondering the sorta grades needed for these unis

    GCSE's - ABBBBCCCCD
    AS - AABD
    A-level predicted: Maths - A*, Business Studies - A, Law - B

    Got all 5 offers within 2 weeks of sending off UCAS:
    Manchester AAB (A in Maths) - probably going to firm it
    Sheffield AAB (B in Maths) - probably insurance
    Liverpool - AAA
    Leeds - AAA
    Newcastle - ABB (lowered offer on partners programme, only applies if I firm it though)
    Just Wondering why you are going to accept 2 unis with the same grades? Seems a bit pointless to me if you miss the grades you don't go to uni. What is wrong with Leeds and Liverpool?
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    (Original post by mwatters)
    Yeah, I mean King's had 140 something applicants but I never found out how many they actually interviewed. Even so, I find it so hard to think how the interviewers can actually decide. Going off what you said before, I do hope the interview doesn't play as massive a role as we all think it does xd
    Wow that's a lot. They'd probably interview a lower percentage then! UMS certainly plays the biggest role, with interview/tests picking between candidates of similar grades (that is my impression).
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    Hey everyone, I have an unconditional offer from birmingham if I firm them, an A*AA offer from Nottingham and I am also still waiting for a reply from bristol. I am not looking to go into investment banking so for other jobs will going to the likes of Nottingham and bristol (if I get an offer) give me a significant advantage in employability? I am also not 100% confident I can get A*AA so is it worth the risk?


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    (Original post by Kriterz)
    Hey everyone, I have an unconditional offer from birmingham if I firm them, an A*AA offer from Nottingham and I am also still waiting for a reply from bristol. I am not looking to go into investment banking so for other jobs will going to the likes of Nottingham and bristol (if I get an offer) give me a significant advantage in employability? I am also not 100% confident I can get A*AA so is it worth the risk?


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    Is Birmingham AAA if you have them as your insurance?
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    (Original post by Kriterz)
    Hey everyone, I have an unconditional offer from birmingham if I firm them, an A*AA offer from Nottingham and I am also still waiting for a reply from bristol. I am not looking to go into investment banking so for other jobs will going to the likes of Nottingham and bristol (if I get an offer) give me a significant advantage in employability? I am also not 100% confident I can get A*AA so is it worth the risk?


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    Is Birmingham AAA if you have them as your insurance?
    I was wondering this also, I have both Birmingham and Manchester as unconditionals and I'd like to get into IB. I'm leaning towards Manchester as they're 25th in Europe for employability (6th in the UK).
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Is Birmingham AAA if you have them as your insurance?
    Yes but even AAA isn't 100% because an A in maths is risky


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    (Original post by SteelCookie)
    I was wondering this also, I have both Birmingham and Manchester as unconditionals and I'd like to get into IB. I'm leaning towards Manchester as they're 25th in Europe for employability (6th in the UK).
    I've hear that Manchester is considered a semi-target uni for banks so that would probably be the best option


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    (Original post by Kriterz)
    Yes but even AAA isn't 100% because an A in maths is risky


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    Ah ok because I was going to say if you're 100% sure about getting AAA just insure Birmingham but you're not

    Personally I think Nottingham>Bristol>Birmingham

    However, there's no rush for you to pick your firm and insurance immediately, you do have until the end of March so maybe wait until after any mock results and see where you're at?
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Ah ok because I was going to say if you're 100% sure about getting AAA just insure Birmingham but you're not

    Personally I think Nottingham>Bristol>Birmingham

    However, there's no rush for you to pick your firm and insurance immediately, you do have until the end of March so maybe wait until after any mock results and see where you're at?
    Yeah I think that's best, I'm also going to judge them on the post offer visit day and see. But are Notts and Bristol significantly better than Birmingham and why would you say Notts is better than Bristol? I hear most people class Bristol as slightly better?


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    (Original post by Kriterz)
    Yeah I think that's best, I'm also going to judge them on the post offer visit day and see. But are Notts and Bristol significantly better than Birmingham and why would you say Notts is better than Bristol? I hear most people class Bristol as slightly better?


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    I'd say Nottingham and Bristol are fairly similar with Birmingham slightly behind, but Notts edged Bristol in most of the league tables last year so it's probably the best of the three for economics imo
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    I'd say Nottingham and Bristol are fairly similar with Birmingham slightly behind, but Notts edged Bristol in most of the league tables last year so it's probably the best of the three for economics imo
    Ah ok fair enough, I'm also wary of how mathematical the courses are. Without further maths will I struggle at a course as mathematical as Bristol or Nottingham?


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    considering the following offers:
    Leeds - AAA
    Newcastle - AAA
    Birmingham - Unconditional (if made firm) but AAA if insurance
    Leicester - Unconditional
    Sheffield - AAB

    what are your thoughts on economics at Birmingham and the course?
    From what I have read the uni is well respected and highly rated. However I originally had Leeds down as my first choice before I received offers because I thought (rightly or wrongly) Leeds might be a more fun place to go uni (more sociable, night life etc). Interested to hear peoples opinions
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    (Original post by Kriterz)
    Ah ok fair enough, I'm also wary of how mathematical the courses are. Without further maths will I struggle at a course as mathematical as Bristol or Nottingham?


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    I'm not sure, I do know at Notts you can either take a more mathematical route or a less one, I also got the impression that Bristol was quite mathematical
    As long as you've got normal maths, I wouldn't worry about not having further maths as if it was needed they'd recommend you taking it and I'm pretty sure these places don't
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    (Original post by David_B)
    considering the following offers:
    Leeds - AAA
    Newcastle - AAA
    Birmingham - Unconditional (if made firm) but AAA if insurance
    Leicester - Unconditional
    Sheffield - AAB

    what are your thoughts on economics at Birmingham and the course?
    From what I have read the uni is well respected and highly rated. However I originally had Leeds down as my first choice before I received offers because I thought (rightly or wrongly) Leeds might be a more fun place to go uni (more sociable, night life etc). Interested to hear peoples opinions
    Honestly if I was you I'd be tempted to go for Birmingham, I'm not sure there's much difference in quality of course at Bham or Leeds and if you're worried about the nightlife I know a few people who go to Bham and they appear to have a very good time :cool:
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    I'm not sure, I do know at Notts you can either take a more mathematical route or a less one, I also got the impression that Bristol was quite mathematical
    As long as you've got normal maths, I wouldn't worry about not having further maths as if it was needed they'd recommend you taking it and I'm pretty sure these places don't
    Yeah that's true actually, thanks for your help


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    Just sent my application!
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    (Original post by Skill Twix)
    Just sent my application!
    Congrats!! That's taken a while


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    Just sent my application!
    Haha nice one, it's about time! Aways see your posts "in the process" :P
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    Anybody got offers from warwick or bath? Please could you say how long it took and what your stats are? Thanks
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    Congrats!! That's taken a while


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    Haha nice one, it's about time! Aways see your posts "in the process" :P
    Expecting 2 rejections huh!
 
 
 
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