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    (Original post by bethskyerobinson)
    Hi, huge congratulations on your offer! May I ask when you informed Durham of your health issues? Was it before or after an offer? And when did they get back to you and lower your offer? I send a letter about health problems with evidence and my offer is a*aa and I haven't heard anything else... any help would be appreciated!
    Thanks a lot!
    Well I have a long term medical condition (type 1 diabetes), and on my UCAS form I had to state it. Then I sent UCAS off, a few weeks later Durham asked me to fill in a form about my condition and I had to explain it etc, then I got an offer a few months later. Each university has now sent me forms I have to fill in to give evidence etc but Durham and Lancaster were the only uni's to lower the grade boundaries which I didn't expect, but they acknowledge that it effects my education. Hope this helps x
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    Heeeey I also received an offer from Durham I guess on 20th of February or something i'm not sure actually but anyway .

    Subject: Law
    Offer: A*AA
    College applied to/allocated to: Collingwood.

    Is anyone going to the Open Days on 22nd or something? Also I've been hearing some negative comments on Collingwood even though it seemed to be one of the liveliest colleges for me -my own opinion- do you guys know anything on that?
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    (Original post by poorlittlesoul)
    Heeeey I also received an offer from Durham I guess on 20th of February or something i'm not sure actually but anyway .

    Subject: Law
    Offer: A*AA
    College applied to/allocated to: Collingwood.

    Is anyone going to the Open Days on 22nd or something? Also I've been hearing some negative comments on Collingwood even though it seemed to be one of the liveliest colleges for me -my own opinion- do you guys know anything on that?
    I'm in Collingwood as well! And I'm going to the open days 21st-22nd. I haven't heard anything negative, what have you heard? ☺️
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    (Original post by Pauli14)
    I'm in Collingwood as well! And I'm going to the open days 21st-22nd. I haven't heard anything negative, what have you heard? ☺️
    Awww so cool, are you a residential or not? And what I've heard from a few students is that apparently Collingwood's the least "sophisticated" and that being from Collingwood may cause trouble with socialising with people from the other colleges.
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    (Original post by poorlittlesoul)
    Awww so cool, are you a residential or not? And what I've heard from a few students is that apparently Collingwood's the least "sophisticated" and that being from Collingwood may cause trouble with socialising with people from the other colleges.
    Yes, I'm going to the residential! I know some people who have friends in Collingwood and they say they're really happy! So I guess we'll see for ourselves once we go up there☺️
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    Got an offer for German and Spanish (ab initio) yesterday ayyyye
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    (Original post by schnitzler)
    Got an offer for German and Spanish (ab initio) yesterday ayyyye
    Awwh congratulations! Which college?
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    (Original post by georgias98)
    Well I have a long term medical condition (type 1 diabetes), and on my UCAS form I had to state it. Then I sent UCAS off, a few weeks later Durham asked me to fill in a form about my condition and I had to explain it etc, then I got an offer a few months later. Each university has now sent me forms I have to fill in to give evidence etc but Durham and Lancaster were the only uni's to lower the grade boundaries which I didn't expect, but they acknowledge that it effects my education. Hope this helps x
    Yeah it helps a lot, thank you! I also have t1 diabetes! but as I have mental health problems as well I had to tick the 'more than 1' box, rather than specifying. I'll send the forms off soon then! Also, I'm a little nervous about sharing a room because of all the medication I take - do you know if they accommodate for this? Thanks for all your help!
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    (Original post by smb710)
    Anyone going to Josephine Butler residential offer day?
    I'm just going for the day on the 22nd ☺️
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    Education Studies with Geography here, been allocated to Josephine Butler college, anyone else? I'm probably going to use Durham for my insurance tbh
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    Hey guys, just wondering, who's going with their parents to the offer holders open day? I wasn't sure whether or not it was just for applicants
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    (Original post by Gingerlamps1335)
    Hey guys, just wondering, who's going with their parents to the offer holders open day? I wasn't sure whether or not it was just for applicants
    I am but apparently our programme and theirs will be different
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    (Original post by bethskyerobinson)
    Yeah it helps a lot, thank you! I also have t1 diabetes! but as I have mental health problems as well I had to tick the 'more than 1' box, rather than specifying. I'll send the forms off soon then! Also, I'm a little nervous about sharing a room because of all the medication I take - do you know if they accommodate for this? Thanks for all your help!
    Wel I got put in van mildert college where you don't share a room. You can change colleges but only in the case of a spelcal circumstance which yours is, I'd email them explaining your situation and you should be fine, no problem
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    Hello guys!I received offers from Durham (Combined Honours in Social Sciences), Newcastle (Combined Honours) and Lancaster (Management, Politics and International Relations). I am thinking about firming Durham, but I am not sure. As for the insurance I really have no idea. Do you have any advices? As I am an European student, unfortunately, I am not able to come and visit the universities. i am mostly interested in prestige/graduate prospects (for Business and International relations)International outlookThe friendliness of the placeThe type of lifestyleI would be very happy with a great degree and a welcomimg community that you can easily bond with.If you cam share your opinions amd maybe some insights of these places I would be more than grateful. Sorry for the long post
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    (Original post by Lalala97)
    Hello guys!I received offers from Durham (Combined Honours in Social Sciences), Newcastle (Combined Honours) and Lancaster (Management, Politics and International Relations). I am thinking about firming Durham, but I am not sure. As for the insurance I really have no idea. Do you have any advices? As I am an European student, unfortunately, I am not able to come and visit the universities. i am mostly interested in prestige/graduate prospects (for Business and International relations)International outlookThe friendliness of the placeThe type of lifestyleI would be very happy with a great degree and a welcomimg community that you can easily bond with.If you cam share your opinions amd maybe some insights of these places I would be more than grateful. Sorry for the long post
    As far as prestige is concerned Newcastle is a RG uni and Lancaster isn't. I know my friends loved the combined honours taster day at Newcastle, although I don't know anything about Business and IR there. Newcastle has one of the best nightlife scenes anywhere. Whenever I've visited Newcastle Uni there's been quite a few international students. I may be bias as a Geordie and the fact my mum went to Newcastle, also I can't say anything about Lancaster. Personally I've firmed Durham and insured Newcastle, but I'm a maths applicant.
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    (Original post by scratchedpaw)
    As far as prestige is concerned Newcastle is a RG uni and Lancaster isn't. I know my friends loved the combined honours taster day at Newcastle, although I don't know anything about Business and IR there. Newcastle has one of the best nightlife scenes anywhere. Whenever I've visited Newcastle Uni there's been quite a few international students. I may be bias as a Geordie and the fact my mum went to Newcastle, also I can't say anything about Lancaster. Personally I've firmed Durham and insured Newcastle, but I'm a maths applicant.
    I would second this, Newcastle has a better night life and is a Russel group so without sounding pompous it is a more respected uni. But both are nice so you should go wherever you think you will fit in best
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    (Original post by Lalala97)
    Hello guys!I received offers from Durham (Combined Honours in Social Sciences), Newcastle (Combined Honours) and Lancaster (Management, Politics and International Relations). I am thinking about firming Durham, but I am not sure. As for the insurance I really have no idea. Do you have any advices? As I am an European student, unfortunately, I am not able to come and visit the universities. i am mostly interested in prestige/graduate prospects (for Business and International relations)International outlookThe friendliness of the placeThe type of lifestyleI would be very happy with a great degree and a welcomimg community that you can easily bond with.If you cam share your opinions amd maybe some insights of these places I would be more than grateful. Sorry for the long post
    Hi, I'm currently torn between firming Newcastle and Durham for English lit. I'm from Newcastle myself and know the area well and it's a great, friendly and safe city with a great uni, but Durham is slightly more academic I think and offers a collegiate system which may appeal more to you. Both universities have their good points but I'm not making a firm decision until I've been to both post offer days


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    I don't know if anyone has experienced this with Durham, but I am disgusted by their method of responding to UCAS applications. I didn't get an offer from Durham, nor Oxford, yet Oxford had at least the courtesy to send me a e-mail to thank me for my efforts and for my application; as for Durham, it was the rejection on my UCAS track! I have been waiting since October for a reply, I'm aware they have till the 21st March, however the fact that I have had to change my options last minute alongside the fact they couldn't even bother to send an e-mail, which no other university has done according to friends, has left me unimpressed, considering the amount of time and effort students put into their personal statements.
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    (Original post by scratchedpaw)
    As far as prestige is concerned Newcastle is a RG uni and Lancaster isn't. I know my friends loved the combined honours taster day at Newcastle, although I don't know anything about Business and IR there. Newcastle has one of the best nightlife scenes anywhere.
    Whenever I've visited Newcastle Uni there's been quite a few international students. I may be bias as a Geordie and the fact my mum went to
    Newcastle, also I can't say anything
    about Lancaster. Personally I've firmed Durham and insured Newcastle, but I'm a maths applicant.
    Thanks a lot for your response. Do you know anything about Newcastle's atmosphere? As I am an European student, and I'll be quite away from home, I am a little bit concerned that everyone would be spread around the city and I would't get that community feeling as I'd probably get at Lancaster (though that's only an assumption)
    Also, Lancaster is the 9th in rankings, while Newcastle is 26th, somehow Newcastle seems to be more regarded, any idea why?
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    [QUOTE=hannahrob97;63377939]Hi, I'm currently torn between firming Newcastle and Durham for English lit. I'm from Newcastle myself and know the area well and it's a great, friendly and safe city with a great uni, but Durham is slightly more academic I think and offers a collegiate system
    which may appeal more to you. Both universities have their good points but I'm not making a firm decision until I've been to both post offer days

    Thanks a lot for your response. Do you know anything about Newcastle's atmosphere? As I am an European student, and I'll be quite away from home, I am a little bit concerned that everyone would be spread around the city and I would't get that community feeling as I'd probably get at Lancaster (though that's only an assumption)Also, Lancaster is the 9th in rankings, while Newcastle is 26th, somehow Newcastle seems to be more regarded, any idea why?
 
 
 
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