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    uhh i got an offer from kingston on christmas eve....if all the universites are on holiday who sent me an offer? Santa ?
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    (Original post by Juno)
    It doesn't mean they're not working. It just means the helplines aren't open.

    I work in retail and whilst the shop doesn't open til 10am on Sundays, someone will have been there since at least 7.30 doing things!
    True... just seems a little bit odd that they're a student advisory panel and aren't around basically when students need them most (ie. coming up to deadlines).
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      To be fair though, students have has 3 months to sort this. I understand teachers can take bloody forever to add references etc but leaving it this late isn't a good idea.
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      (Original post by Loz17)
      To be fair though, students have has 3 months to sort this. I understand teachers can take bloody forever to add references etc but leaving it this late isn't a good idea.
      Mine didn't get sent off until the 9th of December because of a late reference.

      All they needed to do was change one predicted grade, would have taken a minute of his time to e-mail my UCAS tutor and explain but he took forever

      In the end my UCAS tutor was just like "What grade has he predicted you?" So I told her and it got done that way.

      Late references are a paiiiiin.

      Not that it matters though, right? Someone who sends theirs off at 23:59 on January 14th has the exact same chance of getting an offer as someone who applies on September 1st at 00:01, ja?

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      Also I am pretty much sure that Ucas have done this before, and I believe that they can cope with it. If they couldn't, I am sure they could have done something about it.

      Don't worry mate, as long as your application is SENT TO UCAS by 15th Jan, you'll get equal consideration by Unis.
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      (Original post by SkyNinja)
      uhh i got an offer from kingston on christmas eve....if all the universites are on holiday who sent me an offer? Santa ?
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      I've always wanted to use that emoticon lol
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      (Original post by diamonddust)
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      I've always wanted to use that emoticon lol
      :ms: it was :mrssanta:
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      (Original post by hothedgehog)
      To be fair, most workplaces go back after the bank holiday so why on earth are ucas closed til Jan 4th? I don't see why they shouldn't be working next week.
      I think the third is a bank holiday in Scotland.
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        (Original post by ilickbatteries)
        Mine didn't get sent off until the 9th of December because of a late reference.

        All they needed to do was change one predicted grade, would have taken a minute of his time to e-mail my UCAS tutor and explain but he took forever

        In the end my UCAS tutor was just like "What grade has he predicted you?" So I told her and it got done that way.

        Late references are a paiiiiin.

        Not that it matters though, right? Someone who sends theirs off at 23:59 on January 14th has the exact same chance of getting an offer as someone who applies on September 1st at 00:01, ja?

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        In theory yes. This is what they say. But then what I don't get is that offers and interviews are given out very early, like early october, for those who are lucky enough to have their applications sent early. I know there are ways it can be fair but I don't think it is fair at all personally.

        Glad yours is sorted. Dec isn;t a bad time to send it especially with late references. Looks like you were on the ball with it
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        UCAS is only cloed till the 4th but the universities don't open till the 10th. If you're that worried, you should have sent it off earlier.
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        (Original post by Loz17)
        In theory yes. This is what they say. But then what I don't get is that offers and interviews are given out very early, like early october, for those who are lucky enough to have their applications sent early. I know there are ways it can be fair but I don't think it is fair at all personally.

        Glad yours is sorted. Dec isn;t a bad time to send it especially with late references. Looks like you were on the ball with it
        Yeah, I don't get that either.

        Apparently its only done on courses with a high number of places, or to applicants whom they would definitely give an offer too.
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        It doesn't matter, you'll still have sent it off before the deadline, I sent mine on the 23rd December but it makes no difference, I may as well have sent it when UCAS opens again because it won't be sent anywhere until they do ._.
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        UCAS = quango

        Quango -> incompetence at worst, inefficiency at best
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        Dude, yes. It happens every year.

        and heads up, the UCAS deadline will be extened due to the snow! :eek: which will mean your replied will most likly be held back!!
        -please don't make a thread about this news too.
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        Just makes sure when you get back your teacher is on the ball with the reference! It's unfortunate that you are still going to wait ages for a response from any of your chosen universities depending on the course and it will take longer because a lot of people are sending their applications off yet plus the others they have to look at which were sent before the holidays. Just have patience and you'll be ok
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        (Original post by Daniel-Ballingall)
        Dude, yes. It happens every year.

        and heads up, the UCAS deadline will be extened due to the snow! :eek: which will mean your replied will most likly be held back!!
        -please don't make a thread about this news too.
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        (Original post by hardy_4_paws)
        Well all the unis are closed till January anyway... they need a holiday to!
        they need a holiday to what?
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          Oh my god! They must, like, totally slave away while we slouch about like beached whales on our couches!
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          (Original post by Daniel-Ballingall)
          Dude, yes. It happens every year.

          and heads up, the UCAS deadline will be extened due to the snow! :eek: which will mean your replied will most likly be held back!!
          -please don't make a thread about this news too.
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