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    (Original post by Jeester)
    Okay! My bad, but I would add that for 19-21 year old's it's down 13%.http://www.ucas.com/about_us/media_e...plicantfigures
    If you want to discuss the statistics then please do it in another thread as it's not what this one was for
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    (Original post by Jeester)
    What do you mean speculation? There are 20% less applications this year...
    The reducation in applications isn't spread evenly across the board though. Popular courses and universities have experienced little or no change.
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    (Original post by MeltyChocolate)
    I got rejected from English at UCL (without an interview) last year having already achieved A*AAA at A level with the A* in Eng. Lit.

    To be honest I was a bit shocked at first because I had already exceeded the entry requirements and my tutors had all said my personal statement was very good. I think you just have to bear in mind that it is incredibly competitive and UCL can afford to reject you on the basis of any small weakness in your application (I think ultimately it was my poor GCSEs that let me down). I've since realised that English probably wasn't the right course for me and applied for something else entirely this year, but best of luck to you with Warwick and your other choices. :yes:
    Cheers! I think my personal statement could have been better and the fact that I don't have a language GCSE probably didn't help. Did you not get any offers you wanted? What did you apply for instead? I have been thinking about what I might do if English didn't work out this year.
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    (Original post by TheWorldEndsWithMe)
    Not UCASs fault, but a friend of mine was sent a rejection from Oxford and then they emailed her saying, essentially, 'oops, sorry, our bad. You're still getting an offer.'
    Woah.:eek: How long was it before they realised? Had they already updated UCAS? She must have been annoyed that they'd put her through the disappointment when they didn't need to. Congrats to her. I am appallingly fascinated by the implications of this!
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    (Original post by Quinford)
    Woah.:eek: How long was it before they realised? Had they already updated UCAS? She must have been annoyed that they'd put her through the disappointment when they didn't need to. Congrats to her. I am appallingly fascinated by the implications of this!
    I think it must have been two days, that's how long it takes for letters to get here from England (maybe longer, depends). Because I think she got the email the same day as she got the letter.
    She didn't mind though, I don't think. Relieved she got the offer in the end, but yeah.. UCAS hadn't been updated, though I think Ocford are slow to update UCAS in general.
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    (Original post by Quinford)
    Cheers! I think my personal statement could have been better and the fact that I don't have a language GCSE probably didn't help. Did you not get any offers you wanted? What did you apply for instead? I have been thinking about what I might do if English didn't work out this year.
    I got offers from Sussex and Royal Holloway, both of which I really liked and have re-applied to this year. Ultimately, though, I just realised my heart wasn't in the subject... I adore books but I think I prefer just reading them for enjoyment rather than painstakingly dissecting every word. When I thought about it, the idea of spending 3 years doing just that filled me with dread rather than excitement and that's not how it should be. I've applied for Politics this year and I know that this time I've chosen right because every time I think about starting the course I get the warm fuzzies and want it to be tomorrow haha :love:

    Where else have you applied?
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    (Original post by Ladyliesel)
    I've not heard of it, but I know of universities that have made mistakes.

    I know somebody who applied to a uni and was given an offer. She was over the moon and picked it as her first choice.Not long before she was meant to go she had a letter saying there had been a mix-up. Her name had been accidently put in the pile for offer letters when it was meant to be in the rejection pile. She was so upset, as you can imagine.
    A few years ago, Manchester did this to the whole pile of applicants for an English course. All the rejected candidates were invited to a post-offer open day.
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    (Original post by MeltyChocolate)
    I got offers from Sussex and Royal Holloway, both of which I really liked and have re-applied to this year. Ultimately, though, I just realised my heart wasn't in the subject... I adore books but I think I prefer just reading them for enjoyment rather than painstakingly dissecting every word. When I thought about it, the idea of spending 3 years doing just that filled me with dread rather than excitement and that's not how it should be. I've applied for Politics this year and I know that this time I've chosen right because every time I think about starting the course I get the warm fuzzies and want it to be tomorrow haha :love:

    Where else have you applied?
    Durham, Kent(offer) Warwick and Cambridge (didn't get in there) I'd be over the moon with one more offer from either that's left, but I do sometimes think maybe I should have looked more into classics. I adore english and I know it'll be great fun, but you know, still kinda wonder.
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    (Original post by BexyBear)
    I got EECU in my first year (for various reasons also which i've included) but didn't want to take a third year at college so decided to do my AS and A2 in the same year (not a wise decision for the faint hearted) Came out with BBC but got A's and high B's in my exams. So i'm hoping they'll take that into account. What have you applied for? x
    I have applied for physics- hopping to come out with BBC at least at the end of this year (not including general studies ofc) so I expect at least a B in geography and physics and a C in maths (god I'm starting to hate the applied part grrrr) so far I've got an offer from Hertfordshire which I've decided I don't really want to go to so wont be putting down as a choice- and despite a conversation on the phone with them where I was told retaking maths next year assuming I get the outcome I want/expect would be better than their foundation course I've had a rejection from Sussex's direct entry course and an offer for CCC from their foundation course I have exeter left which I only left down as a choice because I wasn't willing to completely change the choices I'd always planned to put down purely at the schools advice of "apply for what we predict"- which in itself is only possible if you apply purely for foundation courses I love how my school completely ignored my GCSE grades in the above subjects which despite no work were A*/A in the sciences anyway. So I'm thinking of just putting down the sussex offer and hoping I do better that way I can at least look for places through adjustment and if that fails retake what I need to and reapply next year :P
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    Hi guys,

    I have a very weird problem today.

    I have applied to university via UCAS 4 days ago only ; I did apply last year so I got the same "2012" personal ID.

    When I log in on Track, it says :

    Last Update : 22 July 2013, 21:02Congratulations, your place at University College London (University of London) for Economics has been confirmed. The university or college should now send you more information.

    Just under that, it says that UCL is still thinking about my case.

    Moreover, on the 22nd of July 2013, I had not even writen my PS , so how can I get an offer since that date ?!!!! And i did not apply to UCL last year :O

    I don't understand ANYTHING right now,

    Can someone help me please ?

    Thanks for you time and Help, and sorry for the english mistakes i've made.

    StudioBagel
 
 
 
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