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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    How did you get an Unconditional??? Can anyone with an amazing PS get one
    Because I already had the grades that I needed. If you've already sat your A Levels and have the results, and have met all the requirements that they want, then your offer would be unconditional.
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    How did you get an Unconditional??? Can anyone with an amazing PS get one
    No. the "OU course (also in Law) and scored 83% over 120 credits" would do it. That's a first year of university study.
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    (Original post by dontcallmesammy)
    I have an unconditional offer for Law starting in 2017 (deferred by year, applied last year).My GCSEs, back in 2007/8 were A*,5 As, 4 Bs, 2 Cs. My A Levels were terrible. I got 2 Ds. There were reasons, but I don't go into that.

    What I did was turn it around. I joined the RAF and gained experience with skills that are transferable to Law. I started an OU course (also in Law) and scored 83% over 120 credits. I scored 32/42 in the LNAT, worked hard on my personal statement, and went to a "mature student" interview.

    When I started my UCAS application last year, I was aiming for USW and UWE. I added Swansea and Bristol to the application because I had spaces to fill; I wasn't actually expecting to get offers from either (of course I wanted them, though!) so was very surprised when I got my offers from both.

    Bristol have been amazing already, and I'm very excited to start there (I'm repeating Year One of my LLB, but happy to do so)
    oh wow ! Well done how did you find the lnat? And how did you prepare taking mines soon
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    (Original post by dontcallmesammy)
    Because I already had the grades that I needed. If you've already sat your A Levels and have the results, and have met all the requirements that they want, then your offer would be unconditional.
    yeah I would imagine that getting an unconditional offer would but due to what you have mentioned. I have heard people getting them for outstanding work experience also!
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    I am doing an Access to Higher Education Diploma in Business. I'm 19 years old. I would like to apply to Bristol for its Management degree. They require 30 Distinctions on an Access course. If I am on track to get that number of Distinctions or more (and I am aiming for as many Distinctions if not straight Distinctions this year), if I have a strong personal statement discussing two books, two lectures I've been to, an insight day at a bank, some work experience and volunteering, and if I have a pretty positive reference, what are the views of others on my chances of getting an offer?

    I have 1A* 4As 5Bs and 1C at GCSE, as well as ABDE at AS-level.
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    (Original post by Pndomo)
    yeah I would imagine that getting an unconditional offer would but due to what you have mentioned. I have heard people getting them for outstanding work experience also!
    Maybe at Birmingham, unlikely at Bristol.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Maybe at Birmingham, unlikely at Bristol.

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    oh okay.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Maybe at Birmingham, unlikely at Bristol.

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    Someone fron my school got an unconditional ar Durham last year. He ended up getting ACD and is now doine Economics at Durham.
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    (Original post by mahmzo)
    Someone fron my school got an unconditional ar Durham last year. He ended up getting ACD and is now doine Economics at Durham.
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    More fool them (both).

    There's a few universities doing this now. But pre-result unconditionals are a marketing trick that primarily benefits the university, not the student.
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    I didn't find the LNAT too daunting, but I'm older than the average person who takes it, and my RAF job utilises a lot of the skills that the LNAT tests for. I'd suggest keeping up to date on current affairs and time yourself writing structured essays. And - of course - really read the question. Good luck! X
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    (Original post by jneill)
    More fool them (both).

    There's a few universities doing this now. But pre-result unconditionals are a marketing trick that primarily benefits the university, not the student.
    Could a similar situation possibly result for an Access student? If Durham's or Bristol's offer for a degree is 30 Distinctions or 36 Distinctions and the student gets 27 Distinctions or 33 Distinctions, could it be said that entry to such a degree despite that sort of a situation has happened for Access students in the past?

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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Could a similar situation possibly result for an Access student? If Durham's or Bristol's offer for a degree is 30 Distinctions or 36 Distinctions and the student gets 27 Distinctions or 33 Distinctions, could it be said that entry to such a degree despite that sort of a situation has happened for Access students in the past?

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    I have no idea. Sorry.

    But that's not what we are taking about here - this candidate received an unconditional offer so it didn't matter what they ended up actually getting, the university would still have to take them.
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    (Original post by dontcallmesammy)
    I didn't find the LNAT too daunting, but I'm older than the acerage person who takes it, and my RAF job utilises a lot of the skills that the LNAT tests for. I'd suggest keeping up to date on current affairs and time yourself writing structured essays. And - of course - really read the question. Good luck! X
    thanks! And congratulations also all the best x
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    Hi,

    I visited Bristol September 2016 (I'm currently on a gap year) and loved the place - everything about it. However, I got ABB for my A levels, and the entry requirement is AAB :/ Is there still a possibilty that I will be accepted for the course (Zoology)? Especially if its my firm choice, and I write a good personal statement?
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    (Original post by Jackson2)
    Hi,

    I visited Bristol September 2016 (I'm currently on a gap year) and loved the place - everything about it. However, I got ABB for my A levels, and the entry requirement is AAB :/ Is there still a possibilty that I will be accepted for the course (Zoology)? Especially if its my firm choice, and I write a good personal statement?
    With achieved grades, no.
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    Course Applying: History
    AS Subjects: History, Economics, Geography, English Literature
    A2 Subjects: Geography, Economics, History, Welsh Baccalaureate
    GCSE grades: 6A*6A
    AS grades: AABC
    Predicted A2: A*AA + Welsh Bacc at A*
    Super-curriculars: University study days funded by the Sutton Trust, lectures, lots of wider reading, volunteer at a museum, work experience in London by a charity
    My school gets the contextual offer of AAB.
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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    With achieved grades, no.
    Oh ok - thanks for saying. I'll probably retake a module then to take it up to an A then . I don't suppose you know how to put in on a UCAS application that I'm goingto retake a module (its confusing me a bit, sorry)

    Also, was there any of the offered accommodation places that you would recommend?
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    (Original post by Jackson2)
    Oh ok - thanks for saying. I'll probably retake a module then to take it up to an A then . I don't suppose you know how to put in on a UCAS application that I'm goingto retake a module (its confusing me a bit, sorry)

    Also, was there any of the offered accommodation places that you would recommend?
    If you went to a private school: Stoke Bishop

    If you went to a state school: City Centre (The nice ones only)

    Generally if it looks good/bad then that's the case.
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    Just got an offer from Bristol which is pretty exciting, anyone else get any offers yet??
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    (Original post by heffalumpys)
    Just got an offer from Bristol which is pretty exciting, anyone else get any offers yet??
    How did you get an offer so early??? Ours dont get sent until november. What course did you apply for???
 
 
 
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