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    So I really want to go to Lincoln university, which requires 220 UMS. This is ideally my firm choice which I've recieved a conditional for.
    I need an insurance choice just to be on the safe side, but the other uni's I've had to choose (my course is limited) are either the same or more UMS and I mostly don't like them.
    The only other possibility is Chester which requires 240 UMS so obviously I can't choose it as an insurance.

    All I know is that I REALLY want to go to Lincoln and whilst 220 UMS may seem low, I don't dare NOT have an insurance choice.

    What do I doooo? Hedge my bets and put Lincoln and no insurance, or just whack a Uni I don't particularly like on? The second option is Wolverhampton which requires 200 UMS but is in the middle of noooowhere (the campus that is).
    Thank you so much guys, I'm panicing over here!
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    sorry to be a nuisance but it is 220 UCAS points!
    how likely is it that you will get 220? how likely is it that lincoln will accept you if you end up with 200? would you be happy to spend the duration of the course at wolverhampton?
    i strongly believe in not going to a university you don't really want to go to which is why all of my universities have the same requirements and i technically won't have an insurance.
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    Put down one you want to go to. Some unis are more lenient than others if you miss their offer. If you don't wanna go to Wolverhampton don't put it down.
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    i put down 2 high offers for my firm and insurance and ended up at the uni that i laughed at for only asking for BCC.
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    (Original post by killerjane)
    So I really want to go to Lincoln university, which requires 220 UMS. This is ideally my firm choice which I've recieved a conditional for.
    I need an insurance choice just to be on the safe side, but the other uni's I've had to choose (my course is limited) are either the same or more UMS and I mostly don't like them.
    The only other possibility is Chester which requires 240 UMS so obviously I can't choose it as an insurance.

    All I know is that I REALLY want to go to Lincoln and whilst 220 UMS may seem low, I don't dare NOT have an insurance choice.

    What do I doooo? Hedge my bets and put Lincoln and no insurance, or just whack a Uni I don't particularly like on? The second option is Wolverhampton which requires 200 UMS but is in the middle of noooowhere (the campus that is).
    Thank you so much guys, I'm panicing over here!
    looking at your grades already achieved, it looks like you could afford to not have an insurance, as it would be hard for AABC to drop to CCD unless you did no work. no point putting down a uni you dont want to go to, as it sounds like you'd rather reapply if a disaster happened.
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    Thanks for the advice guys. I AM going to put Wolverhampton down as an insurance to cover my own back in case of emergencies. I have little faith in my own abilities but I suppose on paper I should be able to get into Lincoln lol!!
    Cheeeeeerz guys.
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    (Original post by killerjane)
    Thanks for the advice guys. I AM going to put Wolverhampton down as an insurance to cover my own back in case of emergencies. I have little faith in my own abilities but I suppose on paper I should be able to get into Lincoln lol!!
    Cheeeeeerz guys.
    Firm and insurance choices

    Unless you are happy to go to Wolverhampton if you don't get into Lincoln, don't put it down. All that will do is hold you up come Results Day when you'll have persuade them to release you before you can do anything in Clearing - time is short in Clearing, getting more so every year.
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    Firm and insurance choices

    Unless you are happy to go to Wolverhampton if you don't get into Lincoln, don't put it down. All that will do is hold you up come Results Day when you'll have persuade them to release you before you can do anything in Clearing - time is short in Clearing, getting more so every year.
    I see, so I'd be making life more difficult for myself then...
    Eek this is soooo horrible. Lincoln's really the only one I want to go to, hence I'm working my butt off now to make sure I get in. Thing is, my parents would KILL me if I didn't go to university, so now my issue is that I'd be massivley disowned if I didn't go to uni, or I'd be unhappy. Hmm, but I suppose some uni is better than no uni.

    I'm still waiting for the my last offer to come through so I have a little bit of time.
    Thanks for the info!
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    Just put Lincoln as your firm, if you don't like your other choices there's no point choosing them; insurance or otherwise. If you don't get in on results day you can go through clearing, or take a gap year to improve your grades and try again and/or make different choices...and that way you'd have time to visit them all first If you do get in then all is sorted and you can go to Lincoln, simples
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    No point choosing an insurance, just choose Lincoln as your firm.

    And revise :awesome:
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    How can you fail to get 220 UCAS points... It's like CDDd..
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    Don't put an insurance and make sure you revise!

    What subject is it anyway?

    EDIT - next time I will check the signature before I ask.
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    (Original post by Samw1se)
    How can you fail to get 220 UCAS points... It's like CDDd..
    anyone can have a bad day
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    (Original post by izzi58)
    anyone can have a bad day
    Aaaaaaaamen.
 
 
 
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