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    So, my UCAS application is going in the opposite direction I'd hope with either joke offers or plain rejection. :rolleyes:

    Not looking good.

    But ignore the possibly, what-ifs and so on. I'm not interested. I'm interested in the following:

    My choice at the moment appears to be either a gap year or take a silly, easy offer at one university and spend a year there before re-applying to UCAS next year.

    Which of the two do you recommend and why? Cheers all.

    why pay for something you're going to drop out of?

    Why were you rejected? Is it the case that it was really just unlucky, competitive course at competitive places or did you apply out of your predicted grades?

    Take a gap year, I definitely recommend it, but make sure you aren't setting yourself up for another set of rejections. If you don't want a gap year and just want a better university than you'll have to make sure your application will improve over the next few months.

    (Original post by Diaz89)
    why pay for something you're going to drop out of?
    this pretty much. Don't get yourself into several thousand pounds worth of debt for a course you're not interested in and have no intention of completing.

    What do you mean by joke offers?

    If you don't want to go anywhere that's given you an offer, take a gap year. That's probably a better (and cheaper) use of your time.

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