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    Is there a way to make a Birmingham ChemEng group on here?


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    We could start a thread I think....should I try and start one?


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    We could start a thread I think....should I try and start one?


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    Yeah go for it definitely! :-)


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    I have an unconditional offer to study economics bsc which im really happy about but I have a dilemma. I also have a conditional offer from UCL which is A*AA, im confident that I can get the grades but I have a tendency to choke in exams (I go in after getting 90-100 in pas papers to just jettisoning all the information out of my head when I take my seat in the exam hall). Both unis are great but I dont know if I should show some balls and go for UCL firm or take the unconditional. Any advice from anyone who is or has been in this situation would be appreciated.
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    (Original post by SamTheMan95)
    I have an unconditional offer to study economics bsc which im really happy about but I have a dilemma. I also have a conditional offer from UCL which is A*AA, im confident that I can get the grades but I have a tendency to choke in exams (I go in after getting 90-100 in pas papers to just jettisoning all the information out of my head when I take my seat in the exam hall). Both unis are great but I dont know if I should show some balls and go for UCL firm or take the unconditional. Any advice from anyone who is or has been in this situation would be appreciated.
    Have you looked around both unis? X


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    (Original post by evie2014)
    Have you looked around both unis? X


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    Yep they're both fantastic but im just aware of peoples views of prestige at UCL and UCL's strong links with financial instutions in the city of london.
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    Have Birmingham as your insurance, the conditional offer must be very achievable for you, then the decision will be made for you.
    If you fly high with your exams you go to UCL, if you fluff them a little you go to Birmingham.What have you got to lose?
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    (Original post by githz)
    We could start a thread I think....should I try and start one?


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    Yeah that would be cool. Go for it!


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    Created the thread! Birmingham Chemical Engineers 2014 Entry


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    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2650534


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    Is there a University of birmingham Freshers 2014 Facebook page yet?


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    (Original post by Daisymydarling)
    Is there a University of birmingham Freshers 2014 Facebook page yet?


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    Yeh just search it up and you'll find it I think


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    (Original post by SamTheMan95)
    Yep they're both fantastic but im just aware of peoples views of prestige at UCL and UCL's strong links with financial instutions in the city of london.
    I had offers from unis higher up the league tables than Birmingham, but I knew on the open day that it kind of felt right for me at Birmingham? Do you not personally prefer one over the over? Obviously UCL is also a fantastic uni, but they're both very different; do you want campus or city?
    If you can think that you can get your exam nerves under control and you prefer UCL, firm UCL. If you like Birmingham enough, firm them, and know that even if your nerves get the better of you, you're still going to uni.
    I got told that if you're nervous for something such as an exam, you shouldn't try to calm yourself down, but try to get excited for the it (sounds weird, but it works!), because going from nervous to excited is much easier than going from nervous to calm. I'm the annoying person before exams jumping up and down with my notes outside the exam room, pumping myself up for the exam haha

    Good luck!!
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    (Original post by Cobbler)
    Have Birmingham as your insurance, the conditional offer must be very achievable for you, then the decision will be made for you.
    If you fly high with your exams you go to UCL, if you fluff them a little you go to Birmingham.What have you got to lose?
    Birmingham offer is unconditional if I make it my firm, conditional if not.
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    (Original post by SamTheMan95)
    Birmingham offer is unconditional if I make it my firm, conditional if not.
    What's your offer for Birmingham?


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    by any chance is anyone doing policy of sociology? haven't found anyone on my course yet!
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    (Original post by corax)
    What's your offer for Birmingham?


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    AAA OR unconditional if firmed
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    (Original post by SamTheMan95)
    AAA OR unconditional if firmed
    Ah right so not too different from your UCL offer then in terms of grades needed


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    (Original post by SamTheMan95)
    Birmingham offer is unconditional if I make it my firm, conditional if not.
    Mine too. It was only AAB if I made it my insurance though and if I'd gotten an offer from Oxford I would have def made it my insurance, I preferred it over Nottingham, Leeds and Liverpool. As it is I was rejected from O and firmed it in January.
    My point is that if you make UCL your firm and get the grades, you go there but if you miss it and get the grades needed for Birmingham, your insurance, you go there. That way you have the decision made for you.
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    (Original post by Cobbler)
    Mine too. It was only AAB if I made it my insurance though and if I'd gotten an offer from Oxford I would have def made it my insurance, I preferred it over Nottingham, Leeds and Liverpool. As it is I was rejected from O and firmed it in January.
    My point is that if you make UCL your firm and get the grades, you go there but if you miss it and get the grades needed for Birmingham, your insurance, you go there. That way you have the decision made for you.
    Am I just overthinking this?....
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    (Original post by SamTheMan95)
    Am I just overthinking this?....
    Maybe a little. It is a massive decision though.
    TBH, I've known hundreds of Uni students and they all love the university they eventually ended up at and sing it's praises loudly.
 
 
 
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