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(Original post by Pencil Queen)
You aren't the only one

http://www.ciao.co.uk/Durham_University__Review_65979
eek :eek: i am soooooooo not going to durham! sounds like hell! thankyou fo saving me!
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eek :eek: i am soooooooo not going to durham! sounds like hell! thankyou fo saving me!
Don't base your decision on that! I'm still going to apply. Find out for yourself what it's like.
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Don't base your decision on that! I'm still going to apply. Find out for yourself what it's like.
Here here.
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Don't base your decision on that! I'm still going to apply. Find out for yourself what it's like.
exactly, choosing your university on the basis of other people's opinions is utterly retarded

(*doesn't like durham either*)
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jonny... no news is good news. They can take ages to come through, because they have to give all applications before the 15th an equal chance. Chances are, if you haven't heard anything than neither have anyone else...

B00kworm... I don't THINK they're doing it for straight history. Although History at Durham is an AAA offer, and History and Politics is an AAB offer, only History and Politics to my knowledge have done the A*-at-GCSE thing.
I have an offer for History/Politics at Durham and I did not get A* in my history GCSE.
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(Original post by SiAnY)
Don't base your decision on that! I'm still going to apply. Find out for yourself what it's like.
no, i'm not that stupid . durham is suppost to be really good for my course (psychology) but i've heard from at least a dozen people now how *****y its suppost to be. i am going to look myself anyway, i've an open day in march i think but from what i've heard the place really doesn't sound like its for me.
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it depends on whether u r the type of person who'd like durham or not. I live in Newcastle and i go to durham quite a lot. I think its fantastic and it's pretty easy 2 go to newcastle 4 a night out and get back 2 durham. Newcastle is fantastic for goin out. But if u wanna b in a city durham is probs not the place 4 u
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I'm glad Durham only has 2 night clubs near it- i wouldn't be out clubbing. I'm not into that at all.

There is a good Catholic Society at Durham which is one of the reasons it being, if i'm accepted, in my top 2.
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I'm glad Durham only has 2 night clubs near it- i wouldn't be out clubbing. I'm not into that at all.

There is a good Catholic Society at Durham which is one of the reasons it being, if i'm accepted, in my top 2.
Hmmm.. the durham review thingy says that life there is 'expensive'.

Sorry, but just to check with any Durham students.. I always thought living way up north was slightly cheaper than places near London? Please confirm Thanks
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(Original post by lilsunflower)
Hmmm.. the durham review thingy says that life there is 'expensive'.

Sorry, but just to check with any Durham students.. I always thought living way up north was slightly cheaper than places near London? Please confirm Thanks
obviously its cheaper than london n the cities but it still adds up!
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I wouldn't not go to Durham just because it hasn't got good clubs, you are close enough to Newcastle to go there if you want to.
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(Original post by AveHan)
It's in the North East of England, just below Newcastle, quite a way from Scotland. About the rejection, it's not just Durham, my friend was rejected from Notts because she had 2 Bs at GCSE, despite the fact that these were in art and french, and she was applying to study psychology, and all her other results were As or A*s....crazy.
That can't be the only reason she was rejected... I have a B at GCSE (graphic design, so not relevant either) yet they still offered me a place last year.

But as Rah said, there are 30 applicants to a place so they have to discriminate somehow. Obviously it has to be an academic aspect - they can't reject people for how far away they live or what type of school they went to (look how much trouble Bristol got in to...) Most people who apply now have relevant work experience and most people on my course got AAA at A-level (I assume they were predicted this). Although it seems pedantic to look at irrelevant GCSEs, it's probably the fairest way to do it.
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(Original post by katini)
I have an offer for History/Politics at Durham and I did not get A* in my history GCSE.
Hold on a second.....does this not show that the A* at GCSE is i fact not being used as a disinguishing criterion? This is what the post was about, was it not???
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Hold on a second.....does this not show that the A* at GCSE is i fact not being used as a disinguishing criterion? This is what the post was about, was it not???
They rejected me, i have 2 AS subjects (out of 4that i did) at 100% predicted all A's, did work exp, read relevant books, am active in college activites, do voluntary work, part time work and do sport. And am NOT an arse!! Lol. I go to a college - maybe this is why i was rejected!

I went round after i had applied and totally didnt like it. So a rejection wasnt the end of the world. I would have gone 4 birm anyway as its nearer to home.
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I go to a college - maybe this is why i was rejected!
I went to a college too and didn't seem to face any discrimination because of it in my university applications.
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Hold on a second.....does this not show that the A* at GCSE is i fact not being used as a disinguishing criterion? This is what the post was about, was it not???
Yes exactly. That was the point I was trying to make- I don't believe that Durham is just excluding everyone for mediocre points like that if they're letting in me.
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Yes exactly. That was the point I was trying to make- I don't believe that Durham is just excluding everyone for mediocre points like that if they're letting in me.
Oh i hope they take me....
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Oh i hope they take me....
Are you applying for straight history?
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Are you applying for straight history?
Indeed i am
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Indeed i am

I don't know how they decide who gets offers and who doesn't but I know there was a wave of rejections about two weeks ago so you're good to have made it this far.

I think the whole Durham system is a lottery to be honest.
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