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    I was just checking both my firm (cardiff) and insurance (bangor) out on if they accepted key skills or not because I did a couple last year and I noticed they are both offering places in their UCAS EXTRA bit.

    Is this good news? If they still have places open does that mean they could be accepting lower grades in august.
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    If they still have places, that means they havn't filled up their quotas yet and/or want to give out more offers. During results day, some uni's will lower their entry requirements for students to apply through the UCAS clearing scheme. If you miss one grade or something, you might still get into your firm or insurance uni.
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    (Original post by trev)
    If they still have places, that means they havn't filled up their quotas yet and/or want to give out more offers. During results day, some uni's will lower their entry requirements for students to apply through the UCAS clearing scheme. If you miss one grade or something, you might still get into your firm or insurance uni.
    If I don't get into my insurance, I would consider re-sitting my A levels! lol!
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    (Original post by a_musical_gal)
    If I don't get into my insurance, I would consider re-sitting my A levels! lol!
    I would do that too. You might find another uni you might want to go to in the UCAS clearing scheme or you could re-apply next year. I guess Bangor and Cardiff are the ones you really want to go too.

    I use to have a firm and insurance choice. However, I only have a firm choice, as I don't like the other uni's I applied to. Therefore, my insurance uni became my firm.

    Music is got to be hard when you do it in degree level.
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    just out of interest... where do you check this?
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    (Original post by trev)
    I would do that too. You might find another uni you might want to go to in the UCAS clearing scheme or you could re-apply next year. I guess Bangor and Cardiff are the ones you really want to go too.

    I use to have a firm and insurance choice. However, I only have a firm choice, as I don't like the other uni's I applied to. Therefore, my insurance uni became my firm.

    Music is got to be hard when you do it in degree level.
    Oh yes, Its hard.

    Cardiff isn't even a uni I want to go too. My mum is dying for me to get in but I want to go to Bangor ever since I went up there for a week. However, I couldn't pick Bangor without leaving my insurance blank which I thought was a very bad idea!

    My mum and I have a pretty bad relationship. My dad takes a back seat when it comes to parenting and he does a good job at being my dad and we get along ok but my mum is the opposite - too much of a control freak!

    Anyway, I knew I had to keep my mum happy because otherwise I would have a roof over my head (not joking!) so I picked Cardiff as my firm considering it had a a little bit of a high (for me anyway) offer and fingers crossed, I don't get in. However, If I don't get in, I might be ducking a lot (if you get my meaning!)
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    (Original post by Adarah)
    just out of interest... where do you check this?
    On the ucas website...look on your uni choices and course. On the course information page there is a box and on the right it says if there are places or not.
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    (Original post by Adarah)
    just out of interest... where do you check this?
    Are you referring to me or her?

    (Original post by a_musical_gal)
    Oh yes, Its hard.

    Cardiff isn't even a uni I want to go too. My mum is dying for me to get in but I want to go to Bangor ever since I went up there for a week. However, I couldn't pick Bangor without leaving my insurance blank which I thought was a very bad idea!

    My mum and I have a pretty bad relationship. My dad takes a back seat when it comes to parenting and he does a good job at being my dad and we get along ok but my mum is the opposite - too much of a control freak!

    Anyway, I knew I had to keep my mum happy because otherwise I would have a roof over my head (not joking!) so I picked Cardiff as my firm considering it had a a little bit of a high (for me anyway) offer and fingers crossed, I don't get in. However, If I don't get in, I might be ducking a lot (if you get my meaning!)
    I hope I answered your thread correctly (i.e. the first post I made in this thread).

    You could ask Cardiff and Bangor to switch the firm and insurances choices around. However, it's too late now.

    If you met your offer for Cardiff you have to go there though. Nevertheless, you could beg them to release you, so you could go to Bangor (insurance choice). What happens if Cardiff accepts you when you are one grade off? :p:
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    (Original post by trev)

    If you met your offer for Cardiff you have to go there though. Nevertheless, you could beg them to release you, so you could go to Bangor (insurance choice). What happens if Cardiff accepts you when you are one grade off? :p:
    I'll cry and then go to Cardiff. I don't mind the Uni but it wasn't in my first three choices orginally.
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    (Original post by trev)
    Music is got to be hard when you do it in degree level.
    I wouldn't say it's particularly difficult - but then, I'm not specialising in performance or composition...
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    (Original post by a_musical_gal)
    I don't mind the Uni but it wasn't in my first three choices orginally.
    Out of interest, did you consider Royal Holloway at all?
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    (Original post by kew96158)
    I wouldn't say it's particularly difficult - but then, I'm not specialising in performance or composition...
    lol. So I guess you just study everything about music then from performance, history, to composition then and stuff like that. I would specialise in performance if I was to do music, it's much better and fun. :p:
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    (Original post by a_musical_gal)
    On the ucas website...look on your uni choices and course. On the course information page there is a box and on the right it says if there are places or not.
    I really cant see this box lol

    All it says is University/ Starting Date/ My Decision/ My Reply/ Updated ??
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    (Original post by mR_CaRL)
    I really cant see this box lol

    All it says is University/ Starting Date/ My Decision/ My Reply/ Updated ??
    Are you talking about UCAS extra? :confused:
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    (Original post by a_musical_gal)
    On the ucas website...look on your uni choices and course. On the course information page there is a box and on the right it says if there are places or not.
    ah, thanks

    just checked - I'm going to do physics at Imperial, seem they have places left on their course too.
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    (Original post by kew96158)
    Out of interest, did you consider Royal Holloway at all?
    No. My main choices (in order) were

    York
    Lancaster
    Sussex
    Bristol
    Cardiff
    Bangor
    Plymouth - replace Bristol on my form as grades were too high

    After I visited Bangor there was no doubt in my mind I wanted to go there (except for the practise rooms which is one thing I could live with) but the problems with my mum meant I couldn't pick it as my firm.
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    (Original post by a_musical_gal)
    No. My main choices (in order) were

    York
    Lancaster
    Sussex
    Bristol
    Cardiff
    Bangor
    Plymouth - replace Bristol on my form as grades were too high

    After I visited Bangor there was no doubt in my mind I wanted to go there (except for the practise rooms which is one thing I could live with) but the problems with my mum meant I couldn't pick it as my firm.
    How come your mum is controlling on what uni's you can choose and stuff? :confused: It is your choice on where to go though.
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    Although Cardiff is a good uni :ditto:

    [QUOTE=a_musical_gal][color=blue]Oh yes, Its hard.

    Cardiff isn't even a uni I want to go too. My mum is dying for me to get in but I want to go to Bangor ever since I went up there for a week. However, I couldn't pick Bangor without leaving my insurance blank which I thought was a very bad idea!


    If you put your insurance , bangor , as firm with no insurance and didn't get in, surely you wouldn't get in if it was your second choice had you not made the grades for Cardiff???????
 
 
 
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