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    (Original post by Lizziec02)
    I applied to Glasgow, Leeds, Queens Belfast and Birmingham.
    I've just firmed Birmingham, its an unconditional so i'm so lucky I had that to go back to, just a bit gutting to know i wasn't good enough for Durham
    Birminghams a great uni, a lot of my really good friends have firmed that too, so hope you don't view it as second best ,sounds cliche but sometimes the best things for us are not also what we planned or expected. I'm certain you'll love it as you would for any of those other unis. reputation sure is a factor but in the scale of things, a good degree from any those universities is a huge accomplishment and simply the place it was attained is unlikely to change a potential employers opinion of you by any real significance. whats important is you study what you love and enjoy yourself there, its you that gets the degree and makes your time at uni good or bad, the scenery or lecturer,no matter how beautiful or intelligent is a never going to be more important than that. don't think of yourself as not good enough, despite what the application process may feel like or appear to be, it is never going to be an objective measure of peoples worth or intelligence. its people who read your applications not machines, each person with different preferences and weightings. in this year, that admission team decided not to offer you a place, but you were able to apply and met those requirements, those entry requirements were the point at which any objective measure ended, so you are good enough for durham and you shouldn't rob yourself of those accomplishments that got you into the positions where you could apply. (sorry if this seems like a bit of an over the top reply) best of luck
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    (Original post by annonymous1760)
    Birminghams a great uni, a lot of my really good friends have firmed that too, so hope you don't view it as second best ,sounds cliche but sometimes the best things for us are not also what we planned or expected. I'm certain you'll love it as you would for any of those other unis. reputation sure is a factor but in the scale of things, a good degree from any those universities is a huge accomplishment and simply the place it was attained is unlikely to change a potential employers opinion of you by any real significance. whats important is you study what you love and enjoy yourself there, its you that gets the degree and makes your time at uni good or bad, the scenery or lecturer,no matter how beautiful or intelligent is a never going to be more important than that. don't think of yourself as not good enough, despite what the application process may feel like or appear to be, it is never going to be an objective measure of peoples worth or intelligence. its people who read your applications not machines, each person with different preferences and weightings. in this year, that admission team decided not to offer you a place, but you were able to apply and met those requirements, those entry requirements were the point at which any objective measure ended, so you are good enough for durham and you shouldn't rob yourself of those accomplishments that got you into the positions where you could apply. (sorry if this seems like a bit of an over the top reply) best of luck
    Thank you, that's actually made my day reading your reply I know I've got to keep going and forget, as long as i'm studying what I love then that's what counts! I wish you luck to, did you get an offer?
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    (Original post by Lizziec02)
    Thank you, that's actually made my day reading your reply I know I've got to keep going and forget, as long as i'm studying what I love then that's what counts! I wish you luck to, did you get an offer?
    aww aha im glad it did thank you and no i didn't either
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    (Original post by bsmart96)
    Check your junk folder and go back through your emails, I got my allocation within 3 days. If you still can't find it give them a ring
    Thanks for the advice! I checked all my emails and there was no sign of any college allocation The thing is, when I signed up for the post offer holders day, my accommodation is at St Johns?? Mildly confused but I think I'll call them later :confused:
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    (Original post by eleanorelodie)
    Congrats!!! Do you mind me asking what your AS grades are???


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    Ah cheers 😁 and AAB so fairly average but I've already done my a levels and had a year out so was AAB overall as well. Are you applying for this course? Good luck!
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    Any body doing philosophy on its own?? Im still waiting for my reply :/
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    (Original post by yvchan)
    Thanks for the advice! I checked all my emails and there was no sign of any college allocation The thing is, when I signed up for the post offer holders day, my accommodation is at St Johns?? Mildly confused but I think I'll call them later :confused:
    That means that you have been allocated to St John's. Hope you're ok with that. Everyone ends up loving their college within the first weeks there, even when they have had their heart set elsewhere and have been reallocated.
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    (Original post by annaosborne)
    i got st aidans too and I'm so annoyed/upset, desperate too change! are you going on the application days?
    Yeah I am, but I haven't decided which day. If I go there and it impresses me I'll see, otherwise it's Imperial(If they give me an offer) or Birmingham for me
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    (Original post by fw1)
    That means that you have been allocated to St John's. Hope you're ok with that. Everyone ends up loving their college within the first weeks there, even when they have had their heart set elsewhere and have been reallocated.
    Ooh, that's exciting! I originally applied to St Chads (really oversubscribed, I know) but I was hoping for a Bailey college. Thanks for letting me know, I'll wait for an email from them to come soon
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    Ive also applied to UCL and unsure between ucl and durham, durham as been the dream so far but im not sure now :/
    (Original post by lukmanmiah)
    Probably UCL but want to visit Durham. I actually feel bad I hope you don't feel too demoralised.
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    Has anyone still not heard back yet? I applied for phys in September and have heard nothing, considering to opt for Warwick as my firm instead or should I stay patient? Hopefully others are in this position too, albeit for different courses
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    (Original post by MathsAstronomy12)
    Has anyone still not heard back yet? I applied for phys in September and have heard nothing, considering to opt for Warwick as my firm instead or should I stay patient? Hopefully others are in this position too, albeit for different courses
    If you withdraw now you'll probably always wonder whether or not you would have had an offer, and if you find out then you'll know for sure. I know people who are still waiting and have been since October. You may as well wait even if it is a pain, after all this is the last month of finding out so you may as well wait the next couple of weeks if you've waited half a year already.

    Hopefully you'll get an offer soon, although I understand that this must be very frustrating for you. Silence is still better than a rejection.
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    Hey is anyone doing education studies - psychology for 2016 entry or know of anyone that is?
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    (Original post by Kezkel)
    Hi , has any one heard back from Durham for psychology. I applied before the deadline and still not heard anything. Im really worried as I have done an access course not A levels and I haven't found anyone who has been accepted with one.
    You heard anything yet? I'm doing an access course too and still not heard anything! :/

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    (Original post by lukmanmiah)
    Yeah I think the exactness of that number actually really shows how I'm undecided I am. At the moment it's between Durham/UCL and UCL is winning as they want aaa whilst Durham want a*aa. Also, UCL is only an hour away. Sheffield will definitely be my insurance but I'm just so undecided about my firm.
    Even though I've not heard from Durham yet I've been offered a place at UCL and wouldn't have a clue which one to choose if Durham did give me an offer :/

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    Getting really worried now. Only seen rejections in these threads the last few days. I'm applying for maths and I got 9A* and 2A's at GCSE and A in physics and chem at AS. Already got an A* in maths A level and am predicted 4A*. Got rejected by two other unis and the anticipation is killing me right now.
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    (Original post by AA10743)
    Getting really worried now. Only seen rejections in these threads the last few days. I'm applying for maths and I got 9A* and 2A's at GCSE and A in physics and chem at AS. Already got an A* in maths A level and am predicted 4A*. Got rejected by two other unis and the anticipation is killing me right now.
    Try to keep calm, whatever will be will be. But from the sounds of your GCSEs you are a well rounded candidate - which is what Durham likes. Rejections are really tough but you can't let them bring you down even though they hit you really hard. Did you apply for MMaths or BSc?
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    (Original post by scratchedpaw)
    Try to keep calm, whatever will be will be. But from the sounds of your GCSEs you are a well rounded candidate - which is what Durham likes. Rejections are really tough but you can't let them bring you down even though they hit you really hard. Did you apply for MMaths or BSc?
    Bsc, not sure how many other people who've applied for the same thing have received their offers.
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    (Original post by AA10743)
    Bsc, not sure how many other people who've applied for the same thing have received their offers.
    There seems to be a higher proportion of MMaths offer holders than BSc offer holders. If you haven't been rejected yet that's always a good sign. I mean they're cutting it fine with the visit days - but they still have a little bit longer left. Was Durham always your top choice?
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    (Original post by scratchedpaw)
    There seems to be a higher proportion of MMaths offer holders than BSc offer holders. If you haven't been rejected yet that's always a good sign. I mean they're cutting it fine with the visit days - but they still have a little bit longer left. Was Durham always your top choice?
    Haha, well it was Oxford. Guess I come under the classic oxbridge reject list. But yeah, hopefully durham is first choice now
 
 
 
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