dont worry i never got conformation of the open day, sent off the thing on time and everything. i dont think they always send conformations out.
Southamptons applications/place ratio for 2002 entry (most recent stats I'm afraid we'll have 2003 entry stats in February sometime) was 8.125 (962 applications for 118 accepted students).
OO that's a lot of people!
I couldn't honestly say - it's something that the admissions tutor would decide and would depend not just on your application but on how well all our other applicants do (ie if everyone drops a grade we *have* to take some people with lower grades to make up the numbers...but if everyone else meets their offer then it's unlikely we'd take someone who didn't).
However in all cases it's possible to get a good idea by looking at the A level average for your subject in the times' league table. If the uni's average is around 27/28 (AAB) then they will be more reluctant to accept someone who's dropped a grade than a university with a 25/26 (ABB) point average. (Southampton's average for business was 24.3 but it's worth bearing in mind that there is a drive across the entire uni to push up A level averages)
Do you know if many people dropped their grades last year and got in?
They already lowered their offer from AABb to AABc for me - no idea why TBH.
ABBb -> AABb
According to the Telegraph's Table of Tables (the only league table including a emplyer opinion rank) it's 19th in the country, compared to Nott at 7th, Durham at 15th and Leicester at 32nd.
(the universities around us are 16th Newcastle, 17th Strathclyde, 18th Heriott-watt, 20th Aston, 21st UCL, 22nd Cardiff and 23rd LSE)
(you can see for yourself on the telegraph website - the article is "Who really is top of the league?" and it was published on 25/06/2003 - but you have to register to view it so I can't link direct, however it's free to register and I've not recieved any junk since signing up)