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    (Original post by emwanza)
    Sent mine off on September 6th. I want to do LLB Law. I just wanted to get it off my table so that I can focus on studying. I got a response from Sheffield to say that they were considering my application after one week and a week later again, I received a similar email from Liverpool (also given student l.d#)
    Oh cool, what do they mean by 'considering your application' ?
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    Maybe as a preliminary look, they think my application look strong enough. It is also an excellent marketingtool for the university to make you feel valued. I have heard of stories of student applying to university, they donot hear anything at all, even a rejection. An acknowledgement puts you in a positive spin so that you can focus on your studies, though an actual offer is better"]Maybe as a preliminary look, they think my application look strong enough. It is also an excellent marketing tool for the university to make you feel valued. I have heard of stories of students applying to university, they do not hear anything at all, even a rejection. An acknowledgement puts you in a positive spin so that you can focus on your studies, though an actual offer is better
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    Oh cool, what do they mean by 'considering your application' ?
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    (Original post by bonjourhill)
    Oh cool, what do they mean by 'considering your application' ?

    my mum used to work in Plymouth unis admissions and she said that when unis receive and have processed your application, so it is essentially a receipt saying they have received it. Not all universities do this though and will not let you know once your application has been processed. This email just means that they have it, not necessarily that they are looking at it yet. Hope this helped xx
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    Thanks for starting up a new thread! I also received an email saying I should hear back in three weeks. It has been one week today...

    I did not know you could apply through UCAS?

    Wishing everyone luck!
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    How the hell has everyone already sent their applications. I haven't even started mine!!
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    (Original post by TheAlphaParticle)
    How the hell has everyone already sent their applications. I haven't even started mine!!
    Literally the same, trying to start my personal statement this very moment.
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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    Post your course, university choices and academic information here!

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    Course - Law
    Universities - Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Aston, don't know where else!!
    GCSE Grades - A* A* AA B CCC
    AS Grades - AB and i do a BTEC and a fast track in Psychology so don't have the grade yet..
    Extra Circular - Work experience in law department in council, Work experience with an MP and a day in parliament, done lots of taster days.

    Also had a year out of uni to pick up a fast track A level so i'll be starting uni already aged 18 and turning 19, if anyone has a similar situation and is applying to same uni's as me pls get in touch haha
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    (Original post by bhfn)
    Literally the same, trying to start my personal statement this very moment.
    I was very keen and started writing up my experiences as soon as I found out about the programme!

    This made completing the application pretty quick, however keeping under the word limit was really tricky.
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    (Original post by al_h)
    I was very keen and started writing up my experiences as soon as I found out about the programme!

    This made completing the application pretty quick, however keeping under the word limit was really tricky.
    I've managed to write a first draft, however I never checked the character count until I finished and now I've got to get rid of 1500 characters to hit 4000. Hmm.


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    (Original post by bhfn)
    I've managed to write a first draft, however I never checked the character count until I finished and now I've got to get rid of 1500 characters to hit 4000. Hmm.


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    4000?! Are you not applying through the website?
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    Course: Law

    Universities:

    Cambridge
    University College London
    Bristol
    Manchester
    Liverpool

    GCSE grades:

    A*AAAABBBBCCC

    AS grades:

    Distinction* + AAB (Applied Law, Literature, Politics, and History)

    A2 predicted grades:

    Distinction* + A*A*A

    Extra curriculars:

    Work Experience in Citizens Advice Bureau
    Competed in the Robert Walker Law Essay Prize competition
    Read 'The Rule of Law' by Tom Bingham
    Read 'The Right to Privacy' by Brandeis and Warren
    Visited a Crown Court
    Organised a charity project which raised £400
    Served a term on local Youth Council
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    (Original post by al_h)
    4000?! Are you not applying through the website?
    I am applying through UCAS it's 4000 characters max, i've written 5500. I'm writing drafts up in Microsoft Word.


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    I'm currently waiting for my tutor to put my reference onto UCAS, so daunting! However, it is a good thing that i'm waiting for it, because it turns out one of the courses i've applied for is the sandwich year/placement year one and I don't want to do that one! Where is everyone applying to and what for?
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    Course: Psychology (single honors)
    Universities: NTU, Edge Hill, Anglia Ruskin, Sheffield Hallam and Derby
    GCSE Grades: A,B,B,C,C,C,C,D,D
    AS Grades: E,U,U (2015) D*D* in 90 credit diploma health and social care (2016)
    A2 Grades: (PREDICTED) D*D*D*
    Extra Curricular: Girl Guide Leader, NCS Graduate (2014)
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    (Original post by Plum1998)
    I'm currently waiting for my tutor to put my reference onto UCAS, so daunting! However, it is a good thing that i'm waiting for it, because it turns out one of the courses i've applied for is the sandwich year/placement year one and I don't want to do that one! Where is everyone applying to and what for?
    Economics
    Nottingham, Bristol, Leicester, Lancaster and Birmingham.

    Yourself?


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    This thread is now very confusing...
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    (Original post by Isadore)
    Hi All,

    I sent my application in the day after applications opened. I haven't heard anything as yet and this Wednesday will be three weeks to the day, fingers are crossed!!! Good luck with your applications and I will update the thread if and when I have news!!!!


    So I'm not the only one!
    Cambridge and Durham were quick with the acknowledgement emails, but I can't say the same about Exeter, let alone UCL.
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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    Post your course, university choices and academic information here!

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    A2 grades (predicted/achieved):
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    Waaaiiit why did you remove my post as the first one? Call me petty but this was my thread isn't this unfair wtf man
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    (Original post by CatusStarbright)
    Name:Catus
    Location: Up North
    Course: Law/Law with French Law
    Where? Oxford, Durham, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool
    AS grades+Subjects: AABB - French (B - 1 raw mark from an A), Law (A), Business (A) and English Literature (B)
    A2 Predicted/Achieved: Haven't started college yet, so don't know. Will update this later.
    Offers? Fingers crossed!
    Update: A2 Predicted: A*AA - A*A*A (officially on UCAS it's the former, but my law teacher put in his reference that an A is the minimum he expects me to achieve and an A* would be a better reflection of my academic ability)
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    Course:
    Physics (click here for specific courses, and offer status)

    Universities:
    St Andrews, Bath, UCL, Nottingham, Edinburgh

    GCSE grades:
    3 A*s, 3 As, 3 Bs (& a Distinction*)
    AS grades (achieved):
    AAAB (Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics, Maths - 3 UMS off an A )

    A2 grades (predicted):
    A*A*A (Chemistry, Physics, Maths) & A in EPQ

    Extracurricular:
    Read Richard Feynman's "Six Easy Pieces";
    Read Bruce Rosenblum and Fredd Kuttner's "Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness";
    Durham University Centre for Advanced Instrumentation work experience placement;
    Newcastle University summer school;
    University of York summer school;
    Lecture by first British astronaut;
    Talk by NASA scientist working on James Webb Space Telescope
    Schooltrip to small country in West Africa with fundraising beforehand
 
 
 
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