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    (Original post by Minerva)
    The first thing I'd check is which campus the Durham course is on - there's a difference.

    As to the reputation of the unis, there's not that much to choose between them overall; they're both highly respected. In course specific terms there may be some differences but the more important consideration is what does each course actually cover and is that of interest to you. The reputation of the uni/relative strength of individual departments won't matter at all if you hate the topics you are covering and can't do anything in the topics that do interest you.
    Great tips, haven't looked at the courses in that much details yet. Thanks a lot!
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    University: Chester
    Course: Adult Nursing (BSc)
    Date Application Sent: 24/11/2010
    Decision: Conditional
    Conditions: AS: CC A2: CCD
    Reaction: Woooooo! Third offer and I love this uni! Also - not so bad conditions either! Woop ^^
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    (Original post by Soothing)
    University: UCL
    Course: BA History
    Date Application sent: 04/1/2011
    Decision: Unsuccessful
    Offer conditions: n/a
    Your reaction: I just got home, received this email and saw what their decision was. First decision and it's a rejection. My life sucks really bad right now

    I'm quite afraid now that I won't get accepted at any uni, for all of my other choices are rather comparable to this one, this really really really sucks
    Try not to be too disheartened: the admissions process for the top, top Unis can be a bit random because of the sheer number of candidates. Just because UCL hasn't given you an offer, it doesn't mean that you're not qualified to get an offer from other Unis of that calibre!

    Best of luck with the rest of your application!
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    (Original post by James9876)
    Try not to be too disheartened: the admissions process for the top, top Unis can be a bit random because of the sheer number of candidates. Just because UCL hasn't given you an offer, it doesn't mean that you're not qualified to get an offer from other Unis of that calibre!

    Best of luck with the rest of your application!
    Thank you for cheering me up a bit
    I want this so badly and I've given everything I could, I got good grades and now this. It's just demotivating.
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    Is anyone else thinking of firming Bristol? Doesnt seem to be many people on the Bristol firmers thread yet!
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    I'm thinking of firming Bath and insuring UEA... those are deffo my top 2 choices; I just don't know which to insure or firm. Well tomorrow I'm visiting UEA and on 23rd Bath, so that should help me decide.
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    I wonder: are the conditions usually the same as the predicted grades?
    And how often a university wants "lower" conditions than predicted grades?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Soothing)
    Thank you for cheering me up a bit
    I want this so badly and I've given everything I could, I got good grades and now this. It's just demotivating.
    I wanted UCL soo badly. I too thought a fair academic record would give me a shout, but I was rejected in what, first week of october, lol.

    My Dad went to UCL too, i didnt tell him for about a week
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    (Original post by Qeex)
    I wonder: are the conditions usually the same as the predicted grades?
    And how often a university wants "lower" conditions than predicted grades?

    Thanks
    The conditions are usually [but not always] the universities typical offer, sometimes they can give a candidate a higher/lower offer. And yes you can get an offer for less than your predicted grades, thats what an insurance choice is for.
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    Unconditional offers from: Reading, Queen Mary, Kent and Essex.

    ...Still waiting for Cardiff...
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    Unconditional from Aberystwyth, Conditional from Nottingham (Need to get a B in Econ - SHOULD be easy)

    Still waiting - since early October - for Birmingham :
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    so i apply to University College Birmingham and i just got a Conditional, but on the entry requirements before you apply they ask for C in Maths and English..but i aint got a C maths and im not even re taking it...but they wrote nothing about it on the Conditions..just said i need 200 points..so would they ask for it later or they just didnt care...because tbh i expect to get decline from them.
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    (Original post by ShottaYB)
    so i apply to University College Birmingham and i just got a Conditional, but on the entry requirements before you apply they ask for C in Maths and English..but i aint got a C maths and im not even re taking it...but they wrote nothing about it on the Conditions..just said i need 200 points..so would they ask for it later or they just didnt care...because tbh i expect to get decline from them.
    Ring them to clarify.
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    A quick question.

    I am an international applicant and am worried about the deadline for replying to my offers. My UCAS Track account shows a notification that I must reply by 7 June.

    Could anyone please confirm that this is actually the deadline for replies from international students?

    Do UK students have a different deadline?

    Thanks in advance.
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    I'm stuck between Birmingham and Manchester (both are the Uni of) for my first choice. They are both asking for AAB which means I can only pick one, as my insurance will most likely be Brunel which is BBB.

    Birmingham seems to have more benefits for the future and whatnot (placement year, scholarship for grades, closer to home) but Manchester just seems to be awesome.

    Help :confused: ??
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    (Original post by Omio)
    A quick question.

    I am an international applicant and am worried about the deadline for replying to my offers. My UCAS Track account shows a notification that I must reply by 7 June.

    Could anyone please confirm that this is actually the deadline for replies from international students?

    Do UK students have a different deadline?

    Thanks in advance.
    The deadline is dependant on when you recieved all your replies by, not whether you are an international or home student. Out of interest what uni do you plan to firm? Oxford?
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    (Original post by Omio)
    A quick question.

    I am an international applicant and am worried about the deadline for replying to my offers. My UCAS Track account shows a notification that I must reply by 7 June.

    Could anyone please confirm that this is actually the deadline for replies from international students?

    Do UK students have a different deadline?

    Thanks in advance.
    http://www.ucas.ac.uk/students/importantdates - I am pretty sure it is same for international students.

    (Original post by Nayberay)
    I'm stuck between Birmingham and Manchester (both are the Uni of) for my first choice.

    Birmingham seems to have more benefits for the future and whatnot (placement year, scholarship for grades, closer to home) but Manchester just seems to be awesome.

    Help :confused: ??
    Can't you make one insurance and one firm? unless if you can't decide by your firm.
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    (Original post by mr tim)
    Can't you make one insurance and one firm? unless if you can't decide by your firm.
    Sadly not, they are both asking for AAB.

    So only one can go down as my firm.
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    Anybody else have 1 uni that seems to just loveee taking their time?
    I've got offers from Warwick, Sheffield & Nottingham and an unofficial offer from Southampton. Still waiting on York, which is starting to really **** me off now :p:

    I know it's not been that long since the deadline, but I just want them to accept/reject me already! I dunno, it just feels like I can't seriously sort out my firm/insurance until I know

    Tell you what, I'll absolutely flip if they leave it until the last day just to reject me
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    (Original post by InsaneFandom)
    Anybody else have 1 uni that seems to just loveee taking their time?
    I've got offers from Warwick, Sheffield & Nottingham and an unofficial offer from Southampton. Still waiting on York, which is starting to really **** me off now :p:

    I know it's not been that long since the deadline, but I just want them to accept/reject me already! I dunno, it just feels like I can't seriously sort out my firm/insurance until I know

    Tell you what, I'll absolutely flip if they leave it until the last day just to reject me

    Snap. I've got offers from everywhere apart from The Uni of Birmingham (the one I most want!) - sent off my app at the beginning of October as a re-applicant following my gap year.

    It's killing me! Im praying that no news is good news though, surely they've looked at our applications and havn't binned them... yet
 
 
 
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