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    I declined Bristol for Southampton, people seem quite surprised by that considering how well regarded Bristol is for engineering but it just didn't feel as nice a place to spend the next four years of my life!
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    I declined Warwick for Exeter for LLB Law and French Law as the course at Warwick wasn't as high standard as Exeter's.
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    (Original post by .snowflake.)
    it was awful, how i got an offer i havent got a clue. In my defence i'd been up since 4am that day, and my interview wasnt until nearly 3pm... You know you were going to love spending 4 years there when the first thing the academic who was interviewing you says is 'you better not have a really strong northern accent otherwise i wont be able to understand you'. I hadn't even said a word at that point.
    You should have got up and walked out, then e-mailed the guy and said "I've accepted Sheffield so now you'll never find out, prick!"
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    (Original post by Et Tu, Brute?)
    I declined York for UEA. I'm only an undergrad so not fussed about the Russell Group shine.
    It's so refreshing to see someone who's actually able to spell 'Russell Group' on here.
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    (Original post by Prospective UK)
    Absolutely not !! Both of them are prestigious and also internationally recognised. If you want to define bad universities, they should be something out of top 30 (like Kingston , Westminster , UWE) or any prestigious Uni that lack morality and attitude (like Birmingham , Loughborough).


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    What do you mean "lack morality"? Birmingham and Loughborough are both excellent universities.
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    (Original post by EliseMalone)
    I declined Warwick for Uni of Birmingham, although that was more due to living expenses and the fact I can't afford to move away from my family this year. But I think it will get rid of the added pressure of attending a higher rated university. We'll just have to see.
    I did the polar opposite of you and firmed Warwick instead of Birmingham! Are you going to start university this year?
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    (Original post by Devina-S)
    What do you mean "lack morality"? Birmingham and Loughborough are both excellent universities.
    They are so narrow-minded that they even refused to give me a chance to show them my qualification and they also despised me in an unacceptable way (saying like I'm an alien from another world with weird qualification and told me to use this in my home country).

    Meanwhile, I totally appreciated York , Nottingham , Lancaster that they gave a great opportunity for mature students with different background like me.


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    While I didn't turn down my best uni, I did turn down (what could arguably be called) my best offer.

    I accepted an unconditional for 1st year at Heriot-Watt whilst holding a Conditional for 3rd year at Abertay(B in HND graded unit).

    I was sure to get the conditions for Abertay but I had wanted to go to HW since I was in high school. All my family were very happy for me but everyone at college was like "Wow! You actually chose to do an extra two years?"

    For me, the course at HW was just too good an opportunity to pass-up.
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    (Original post by Prospective UK)
    They are so narrow-minded that they even refused to give me a chance to show them my qualification and they also despised me in an unacceptable way (saying like I'm an alien from another world with weird qualification and told me to use this in my home country).

    Meanwhile, I totally appreciated York , Nottingham , Lancaster that they gave a great opportunity for mature students with different background like me.


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    Really? Wow, sorry! Birmingham is quite an international university at that, so I'm surprised.
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    (Original post by Devina-S)
    Really? Wow, sorry! Birmingham is quite an international university at that, so I'm surprised.
    That's all right ^_^

    I know that this is weird but it might happen with some mature students from outside EU like me who apply for UG (PG students from overseas are said to be treated much better.).


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    I declined my top two after realising that i wasn't actually good enough to get ghetto grades
    That and my third choice had the nicest campus in my opinion
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    (Original post by Mr Inquisitive)
    Declined LSE for UCL. Had to choose where I'd be happiest, really. I did feel pressured to accept simply because it's LSE, but I know I would have just ended up hating it, and regretting the decision.
    Isn't UCL better? I'm an international student, so in just going by the QS rankings but isn't UCL 2nd to only Cambridge?


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    (Original post by Prospective UK)
    That's all right ^_^

    I know that this is weird but it might happen with some mature students from outside EU like me who apply for UG (PG students from overseas are said to be treated much better.).


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    ah! Well good luck for whichever you go to
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    (Original post by Devina-S)
    ah! Well good luck for whichever you go to
    Thanks a lot !! Good luck for your study as well. ^_^


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    (Original post by SnipeSwipe)
    Isn't UCL better? I'm an international student, so in just going by the QS rankings but isn't UCL 2nd to only Cambridge?


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    They're both great! UCL tends to do better on international rankings, but LSE usually ranks higher in the domestic rankings.
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    (Original post by SnipeSwipe)
    Isn't UCL better? I'm an international student, so in just going by the QS rankings but isn't UCL 2nd to only Cambridge?


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    UCL being better than oxford :lolwut: Reputation-wise, people would say otherwise. But its still a very very very good uni.
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    Someone from my school turned down an offer from Cambridge and instead went to Royal Academy Of Music to study composition (he/she won scholarship)

    Here is the results of our sixth form college if anyone is interested (Mossbourne Sixth Form):

    83% of examination grades were A*-C
    61% of examinations grades were A*-B
    Two students achieved 4 A* grades
    11% of examination grades were A*
    All except five students have gained a place at university in the most competitive environment that UCAS has seen for a very long time.
    Three students won places at medical school
    Seven students have accepted places at Cambridge University
    One student won a scholarship, to study composition, at the Royal Academy of Music
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    I turned down Reading for Winchester. In my defence, I hated Reading's course and the university in general when I went for my interview


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    Turned down Warwick for York for Law.

    Mixture of factors - new accommodation, great campus feel, new course, less corporate than Warwick.
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    (Original post by SimpleTom)
    Turned down Warwick for York for Law.

    Mixture of factors - new accommodation, great campus feel, new course, less corporate than Warwick.
    Are you sure you're happy with your choice?

    Just that, I seem to have seen similar posts elsewhere. No need to try and convince anyone that your decision was correct. :K:

    Let's hope you don't live to regret it.
 
 
 
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