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    Hi, just wondering if you could give me some advice on what I'm best to do! I applied for German and received an unconditional offer from my first choice, Birmingham. However, as I've got further into my A2 course I've realised that it really isn't what I want to do and I've made a mistake! My other A Levels are Biology and Chemistry and I want to pursue a science degree, preferably Biology/Biological Sciences. Am I best to reject my offers and go through extra, as Birmingham have many bio courses available OR do I phone the uni and see if I can switch to a science degree? Only reason I'm unsure is because it's not like I'm switching from Biochemistry to Chemistry for example - but from one extreme to the other. Thank you in advance.
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    (Original post by luna178)
    Hi, just wondering if you could give me some advice on what I'm best to do! I applied for German and received an unconditional offer from my first choice, Birmingham. However, as I've got further into my A2 course I've realised that it really isn't what I want to do and I've made a mistake! My other A Levels are Biology and Chemistry and I want to pursue a science degree, preferably Biology/Biological Sciences. Am I best to reject my offers and go through extra, as Birmingham have many bio courses available OR do I phone the uni and see if I can switch to a science degree? Only reason I'm unsure is because it's not like I'm switching from Biochemistry to Chemistry for example - but from one extreme to the other. Thank you in advance.
    If you still want to go to Birmingham, start by phoning them up and see what they say. If they have science courses in Extra, there's a reasonable chance that they'll agree to switch you over but they might want a new PS from you first. If they do agree to transfer your existing offer to another course, you won't need to use Extra as the uni can change this from their end in any case.
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    I was unsuccessful for child nursing, as want to work in neonatal but after speaking to some nurses they have told me I can do adult nursing and still work on neonatal, do you think it would be OK to apply for adult nursing? Only thing is my personal statement reflects child any help would be great
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    (Original post by Gillian77)
    I was unsuccessful for child nursing, as want to work in neonatal but after speaking to some nurses they have told me I can do adult nursing and still work on neonatal, do you think it would be OK to apply for adult nursing? Only thing is my personal statement reflects child any help would be great
    You could contact the unis you're interested in and ask if they'll allow you to submit another personal statement. Do you know why you were unsuccessful for child nursing? Is this something you think won't be a problem if you apply via Extra?

    It's also worth bearing in mind that unis have to actively withdraw courses from Extra, and nursing is pretty competitive, so you may want to check with the uni(s) you're interested in that there are definitely spaces available before you apply.

    Otherwise, you've got nothing to lose by applying.
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    (Original post by SlowlorisIncognito)
    You could contact the unis you're interested in and ask if they'll allow you to submit another personal statement. Do you know why you were unsuccessful for child nursing? Is this something you think won't be a problem if you apply via Extra?

    It's also worth bearing in mind that unis have to actively withdraw courses from Extra, and nursing is pretty competitive, so you may want to check with the uni(s) you're interested in that there are definitely spaces available before you apply.

    Otherwise, you've got nothing to lose by applying.
    I was unsuccessful because my personal statement needed more focus on child nursing, everything else was fine
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    (Original post by Gillian77)
    I was unsuccessful because my personal statement needed more focus on child nursing, everything else was fine
    Ok, in this case it would probably be worth giving applying for Adult Nursing a shot, so long as you think you would genuinely want to do the course.
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    Thanks yeah I'm going to apply wish me luck thanks for you're help
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    (Original post by Gillian77)
    I was unsuccessful for child nursing, as want to work in neonatal but after speaking to some nurses they have told me I can do adult nursing and still work on neonatal, do you think it would be OK to apply for adult nursing? Only thing is my personal statement reflects child any help would be great
    Unlikely, to be honest. You might be allowed to work in a Special Care Baby Unit, but neonatal intensive care is a highly specialist area and they would normally expect you to have a children's nursing qualification. You might like to check out what the options are for doing a postgraduate qualification in paediatric nursing - if such exists now.
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    I have applied via UCAS Extra on the date that it opened for my original course (Children's Nursing) and I have received an invitation to attend an English and maths test!
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    That's interesting do you know which UNIs still have vacancies?
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    That's interesting do you know which UNIs still have vacancies?
    Use the UCAS course search for your subject - on the filters on the left you can select to show courses in "Extra" only
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    I applied for business at UWS a week ago after declining my only primary teaching offer bc I had to do scottish studies with it. Has anyone else applied via extra to UWS and if so, how long were you waiting until you heard back?
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    Can anyone help please? I applied to BU Adult Nursing on the 6th April. I only applied to one other USW, I received a conditional offer. Have I applied through Extra, it says if you have used all 5 options, but I haven't I just applied late?

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by kellie260)
    Can anyone help please? I applied to BU Adult Nursing on the 6th April. I only applied to one other USW, I received a conditional offer. Have I applied through Extra, it says if you have used all 5 options, but I haven't I just applied late?

    Thanks.
    That's not Extra. That's a normal, but late, application. If courses still have places you will be given full consideration.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    That's not Extra. That's a normal, but late, application. If courses still have places you will be given full consideration.

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    Thank you for this, I've been worried that because it's passed the date they don't have to consider me at all, but Extra got me confused. Thanks for clearing it up!!
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    Hi guys last year I completed my alevels of BBCD (B in English lit) and this year I've worked full time and applied to uni to study English lit, I've got five offers but don't actually like any of them. Is it worth rejecting them all to apply for extra? My extra choice will be Sheffield Hallam and I've already rang up and was told obviously they can't promise anything but there are spaces available and my UCAS points are above what they ask for. Is it worth the risk?? How good can clearing be?
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    (Original post by sallydevlin2)
    Hi guys last year I completed my alevels of BBCD (B in English lit) and this year I've worked full time and applied to uni to study English lit, I've got five offers but don't actually like any of them. Is it worth rejecting them all to apply for extra? My extra choice will be Sheffield Hallam and I've already rang up and was told obviously they can't promise anything but there are spaces available and my UCAS points are above what they ask for. Is it worth the risk?? How good can clearing be?
    If you don't like your choices and SHU have been positive then yes use Extra to apply to SHU. Waiting until clearing or accepting offers you don't like is silly
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    Has anyone actually applied and received an offer through extra? On the 28th of April i declined all my offers and made an application through extra: i was emailing the university, who told me they had received my application on 3rd of May and would reply very soon, yet i have still heard nothing. I was just wondering typically how long it would take to hear back. I have sort of given up hope of an offer at this stage.
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    (Original post by rm717)
    Has anyone actually applied and received an offer through extra? On the 28th of April i declined all my offers and made an application through extra: i was emailing the university, who told me they had received my application on 3rd of May and would reply very soon, yet i have still heard nothing. I was just wondering typically how long it would take to hear back. I have sort of given up hope of an offer at this stage.
    "Very soon" is probably rather more than 3 days... I've no idea how long it normally takes (someone cleverer than me will be along soon, I'm sure) but I wouldn't panic for a few days, or weeks, yet... they have up to 21 days to reply anyway (or longer).

    https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergradu.../extra-choices

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    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...21&postcount=1
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    (Original post by jneill)
    "Very soon" is probably rather more than 3 days... I've no idea how long it normally takes (someone cleverer than me will be along soon, I'm sure) but I wouldn't panic for a few days, or weeks, yet... they have up to 21 days to reply anyway (or longer).

    https://www.ucas.com/ucas/undergradu.../extra-choices

    And in the OP
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...21&postcount=1
    Thanks for the reply: I'm just highly anxious, refreshing my emails by the hour hoping for an offer. Understandably I am probably overthinking it at this stage.
 
 
 
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