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(Original post by Pathway)
I got ACD and still got in - the A was in my chosen subject though (my offer was ABB). I also had extenuating circumstances that were known to all my choices on UCAS. Wasn't through clearing either.
So on the whole, they aren't a strict uni that if you miss a grade they wont say no straight up?
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So on the whole, they aren't a strict uni that if you miss a grade they wont say no straight up?
Depends, if they need to "fill seats" so to speak, they won't be very strict, but for some subjects (think social sciences, especially politics) they may be more strict. Honestly, it depends on the admissions tutor for your department, if your chosen subject was one of your A-Levels/how high you got in it, if you had reasons for getting lower than your offer, if it was your insurance/firm, etc. Generally speaking though, no, when I was applying for uni it wasn't (I'm about to go into my third year). Could potentially be different now. :dontknow:
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Do you know what it's like to live in the quays ?
It depends on how much you appreciate quietness. My friend personally didn't enjoy Quays as it was off-campus so not much was going on, plus she didn't enjoy the prospect of crossing the bridge for lectures all the time. Apparently it was "boring". But as long as you have great flatmates there you should have a good experience. I would highly recommend getting accommodation on-campus (so everything apart from Maltings - and Meadows to an extent).
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(Original post by Ndella)
It depends on how much you appreciate quietness. My friend personally didn't enjoy Quays as it was off-campus so not much was going on, plus she didn't enjoy the prospect of crossing the bridge for lectures all the time. Apparently it was "boring". But as long as you have great flatmates there you should have a good experience. I would highly recommend getting accommodation on-campus (so everything apart from Maltings - and Meadows to an extent).
You sound like a current/past student.

Just how good would the night life be in the towers?

I have applied for towers and it would my first year so grades and studying wouldn't be too heavy. Just wanna have fun in my first year really lol


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You sound like a current/past student.

Just how good would the night life be in the towers?

I have applied for towers and it would my first year so grades and studying wouldn't be too heavy. Just wanna have fun in my first year really lol


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Yes I've just finished my 1st year exams

I actually lived in South Courts but I've been to a friend's flat in North Towers. It's a very sociable place, which, mixed together with more than 6 people per floor makes for a a good time. The night life would be great, plus you'll automatically make friends quicker
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Yes I've just finished my 1st year exams

I actually lived in South Courts but I've been to a friend's flat in North Towers. It's a very sociable place, which, mixed together with more than 6 people per floor makes for a a good time. The night life would be great, plus you'll automatically make friends quicker
What are the South Courts like in general?
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What are the South Courts like in general?
South Courts is great. You have the best of everything: on-campus, ensuite bathroom and a relatively quiet area considering it's near towers. On the other hand, it's quite expensive but if you value a mix of socialising and privacy then it will be good for you.
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I've just joined the freshers page if anyone is interested in joining. There isn't much on there at the moment- https://www.facebook.com/groups/789560837805575/

Who's applied for the meadows for their first choice of accommodation? Quays second, South courts third
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I've just joined the freshers page if anyone is interested in joining. There isn't much on there at the moment- https://www.facebook.com/groups/789560837805575/

Who's applied for the meadows for their first choice of accommodation? Quays second, South courts third
Was thinking of it. But ended up with quays as first choice. Those were my 3 options anyway.
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Was thinking of it. But ended up with quays as first choice. Those were my 3 options anyway.
Got an offer for Philosophy - BBB probably wont make that but hoping they are relatively lenient.

Also staying in South Towers, because it sounds like a madness.
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Are uni of Essex lenient ?
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I hope they're lenient😂 otherwise I won't be going😩 I reckon I'll get BBC-BCC. Doubt I'll get in with that though
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I hope they're lenient😂 otherwise I won't be going😩 I reckon I'll get BBC-BCC. Doubt I'll get in with that though
It's alright, I don't think I'll get in either

I've heard they're relatively lenient
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After what people have said about the quays I'm going to put South courts as my first choice 😄
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It's alright, I don't think I'll get in either

I've heard they're relatively lenient
I will be gutted if I don't! I just wish that I retook year 12 so I had better AS grades to work with. Oh well, too late now!

I'm sure you'll get in though
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I will be gutted if I don't! I just wish that I retook year 12 so I had better AS grades to work with. Oh well, too late now!

I'm sure you'll get in though
haha I wish I shared your optimism

Good luck
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haha I wish I shared your optimism

Good luck
Haha! What course did you apply for?

Thanks, you too!
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Haha! What course did you apply for?

Thanks, you too!
Law, yourself?
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Law, yourself?
Psychology. I imagine both are quite popular courses so I guess I'll have to wait and see how lenient they are!
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Psychology. I imagine both are quite popular courses so I guess I'll have to wait and see how lenient they are!
Let's hope they are quite relaxed!
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