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    (Original post by cbaker22)
    Surely mature students should get unconditional offers? Or are there other conditions?

    i.e. me, I took my A-Levels in 2011, got my grades and have had experience since, would they be able to offer me a conditional as in "conditional if you use us as your first choice" ? Just curious if you know or anyone else does because at an open day someone said that if I made their uni my first choice then I would surely get in but I thought to myself I can't do that unless you offer me something
    If you are not taking any more exams, then any offers you get will be unconditional, based on what you already have.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    If you are not taking any more exams, then any offers you get will be unconditional, based on what you already have.
    Thank you
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    what AS and A2 predictions did people get who have unconditional offers? (specifically the ones from uni of Birmingham)

    also, did they receive their unconditional offer immediately or after a few days?
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    Got an unconditional from Oxford Brookes
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    Ive got an unconditional offer for lancaster for history if i make it firm, so takes a bit of pressure off for a2s if i pick them
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    Unconditional from Nottingham for Classics if I firm A lot of people from my school have been getting unconditionals from Nottingham though x
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    (Original post by Emilymolly19)
    what AS and A2 predictions did people get who have unconditional offers? (specifically the ones from uni of Birmingham)

    also, did they receive their unconditional offer immediately or after a few days?
    I got an unconditional,
    As grades: AAAB
    A2 predicted: A*A*A*
    But people have been given offer wirh A*AA I think, depends on your course grade requirements (mine is AAA)
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    Yay I got unconditional at Brighton for Journalism and Multimedia Broadcast Journalism
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    Most of the time it's for people who've already done their A Levels. Unis have started giving them out more often now though to those who haven't already got their A levels.
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    I received an unconditional from Leicester for Psychology
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    Got an unconditional (if firmed) from Royal Holloway and an unconditional from Queen Mary
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    I have unconditional offers to Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt for chemistry but I'm Scottish so they just judge us off of our highers
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    (Original post by ffiorentini)
    I have unconditional offers to Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt for chemistry but I'm Scottish so they just judge us off of our highers
    You mean you're Scottish so they are biased?
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    (Original post by unihelp98)
    You mean you're Scottish so they are biased?
    Not that I'm aware of... it's just that the Scottish system was designed so that you're meant to leave school after your highers (equivalent to AS) and go to university, so the Scottish universities judge us off of our highers for entry to first year.
    If we stay on and do advanced highers (equivalent to A levels) we can apply to second year (the equivalent to first year at an English university), and we'd be given conditional offers based on our advanced highers. But if we already have our highers and are applying to first year, then it's like applying when you already have your A levels. You're already qualified to get in so they often give unconditionals.
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    I already have my A Levels so have unconditional offers from Warwick and LSE
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    (Original post by unihelp98)
    You mean you're Scottish so they are biased?
    Hi unihelp98,

    Just wanted to myth-bust here, Scottish universities cannot be biased towards Scottish applicants or any applicants for that matter. Every application that comes to Heriot-Watt is treated on it's individual merit and we make offers accordingly.

    ffiorentini explained the differences between the Scottish system and the rest of the UK system perfectly (below).

    (Original post by ffiorentini)
    Not that I'm aware of... it's just that the Scottish system was designed so that you're meant to leave school after your highers (equivalent to AS) and go to university, so the Scottish universities judge us off of our highers for entry to first year.
    If we stay on and do advanced highers (equivalent to A levels) we can apply to second year (the equivalent to first year at an English university), and we'd be given conditional offers based on our advanced highers. But if we already have our highers and are applying to first year, then it's like applying when you already have your A levels. You're already qualified to get in so they often give unconditionals.
    Hope this has busted the myth but if anyone reading this has any issues or queries about the Scottish system or how Heriot-Watt as a uni deals with its offer just get in touch

    Cheers,
    Keir
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    (Original post by MedievalWitch)
    Just curious Ive got 320 UCAS Points and im only applying for Notts Trent which has a entry requirement of 280, if i apply am i likely to be accepted (if my personal statements okay) and given an unconditional offer??
    I am predicted 320 and applied at NTU, and I've got an unconditional offer if I firm
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    (Original post by unihelp98)
    You mean you're Scottish so they are biased?
    No.

    Scottish unis use Highers as the basis of their entry requirements into first year (i.e. the equivalent to AS) so if you were to fulfil those with your results, you'd get an unconditional. That's the reason why the degrees are four years in length, because it used to be the case that people left school after their Highers (some still do) at the age of 17, before starting uni.

    Love how you (and a lot of people on here) jump to hasty assumptions, without doing a little bit of research.

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    I thought that Heriot-Watt were doing the gathered approach meaning that they were not giving out any offers until later on in the year once they have received everyone's application
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    I've got an unconditional from Royal Holloway for History but only if I put it as my firm😁 I also got conditionals from York, Manchester and Sheffield but I'm still waiting on Edinburgh


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