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    Got rejected from Durham for geology. Not that bothered at first as I've got an unconditional offer from my first choice (Imperial), but a little surprised. Was a little upset knowing that someone had looked at my application and decided that they didn't like me as well as knowing that they give an offer to most earth science applicants. Oh well.
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    Im thinking about going to the University of Wales Trinity St David (Lampeter). Im just really worried about social life there. Because its so small and i would like the chance to make some great m8s at uni. I dont go to clubs alot but love going to gigs. Does anyone know about Lampeter and would reccomend it?
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    Yesterday I got 3 rejections, 2 from LSBU and 1 from Kingston; my first choices. I haven't got a hope in hell of getting into Kings and only put it down to fill my last choice, so I have to hope and pray that I get something from Greenwich.
    No other London unis do nursing and I can't afford to move, so even with extra/clearing I'm basically screwed.
    Cheers guys, career down the toilet
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    (Original post by crayonoffear)
    Yesterday I got 3 rejections, 2 from LSBU and 1 from Kingston; my first choices. I haven't got a hope in hell of getting into Kings and only put it down to fill my last choice, so I have to hope and pray that I get something from Greenwich.
    No other London unis do nursing and I can't afford to move, so even with extra/clearing I'm basically screwed.
    Cheers guys, career down the toilet
    Why cant you afford to move? Everyone can get a loan which should cover the cost of standard halls in most places. First though you should look at your application and see what was wrong. Did your grades not match the criteria, was your personal statement not up to scratch, are you not doing the right subjects? For nursing they prefer subjects like Biology & Sociology.
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    Why cant you afford to move? Everyone can get a loan which should cover the cost of standard halls in most places. First though you should look at your application and see what was wrong. Did your grades not match the criteria, was your personal statement not up to scratch, are you not doing the right subjects? For nursing they prefer subjects like Biology & Sociology.
    Hi, could you help me please
    The costs of university will be a great strain on my parents as they're funding it for me (I'm un-employed). Anyway, how do you go about actually getting one and is it means tested? Any information will be greatly appreciated.
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    (Original post by pinda.college)
    Hi, could you help me please
    The costs of university will be a great strain on my parents as they're funding it for me (I'm un-employed). Anyway, how do you go about actually getting one and is it means tested? Any information will be greatly appreciated.
    have a google of student finance, direct gov, that should take you to the website. Applications for new students open in March. Anyone who hasn't taken a degree before is eligible for finance. Non means tested you get a tuition fee loan, paid to the uni, and a loan of £3500 approx. Means tested is if your household income is less than £50,000.
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    I just received an e-mail from the University of Reading saying why my applicantion was unsuccess. It´s saying i´ve been reject on my academic grounds. I am so down. Is there any hope for me when you get a e-mail like that ? i don´t get it, i achieve the requirements they asked for and my PS is quite good. I am still waiting for Bournemouth University and University of East London. Do you know if is easier to get in one of these Universities than Reading ? Do you know if i can do something about it, i mean, e-mail theses universities or i don´t know, just wait ?
    By the way, i apllied to study IT.
    Cheers, Oliver
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    (Original post by Tangari)
    I just received an e-mail from the University of Reading saying why my applicantion was unsuccess. It´s saying i´ve been reject on my academic grounds. I am so down. Is there any hope for me when you get a e-mail like that ? i don´t get it, i achieve the requirements they asked for and my PS is quite good. I am still waiting for Bournemouth University and University of East London. Do you know if is easier to get in one of these Universities than Reading ? Do you know if i can do something about it, i mean, e-mail theses universities or i don´t know, just wait ?
    By the way, i apllied to study IT.
    Cheers, Oliver
    The problem is that minimum entry requirements are just that - if the field of applicants was very strong, then it's likely that the people who got offers exceeded those requirements.

    In general I would expect Bournemouth and UEL to be less competitive than Reading unless IT is one of the areas where they are specialists. You will just have to wait and see what happens, I'm afraid. Emailing them won't help.
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    I'm feeling really low atm. I've made a right mess of my uni choices. I put it down to lack of research by me, no one to ask for advice, crappy personal statement (my school said it was very good but then I got a second opinion after my rejections and it was ripped to shreds), my total naivety and a stupid, stupid head of sixth form grrrr :mad:

    I have 3 rejections and 2 offers - one for AAA and one for BBB. I went to an open day at the AAA uni last week and I didn't like it and I don't know why everyone keeps telling me it's the best and I'd be mad not to go there but I'm just not feeling inspired by it at all. The BBB uni is definite no - my head of sixth form insisted that I apply to a uni with a lower entry requirement and I realise now that I shouldn't have listened to her, it's a total waste of an offer.

    For now, I've decided to firm the AAA uni and go back there again in the summer when the sun is shining to see if that helps. I'll decline the BBB.

    Im the meantime I am going to work my socks off and try to get 3A*'s. If I do well I'll take a gap year and and apply again for 2012- oh and get a job to pay for all the extra debt I'm going to have.

    Shoot me now - what a mess
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    (Original post by Beryl p)
    I'm feeling really low atm. I've made a right mess of my uni choices. I put it down to lack of research by me, no one to ask for advice, crappy personal statement (my school said it was very good but then I got a second opinion after my rejections and it was ripped to shreds), my total naivety and a stupid, stupid head of sixth form grrrr :mad:

    I have 3 rejections and 2 offers - one for AAA and one for BBB. I went to an open day at the AAA uni last week and I didn't like it and I don't know why everyone keeps telling me it's the best and I'd be mad not to go there but I'm just not feeling inspired by it at all. The BBB uni is definite no - my head of sixth form insisted that I apply to a uni with a lower entry requirement and I realise now that I shouldn't have listened to her, it's a total waste of an offer.

    For now, I've decided to firm the AAA uni and go back there again in the summer when the sun is shining to see if that helps. I'll decline the BBB.

    Im the meantime I am going to work my socks off and try to get 3A*'s. If I do well I'll take a gap year and and apply again for 2012- oh and get a job to pay for all the extra debt I'm going to have.

    Shoot me now - what a mess
    Why is the BBB uni a non-starter? Just because it's a BBB offer? I'd strongly advise you not to dimiss it out of hand. If you get the grades for your AAA uni it's irrelevant. If you don't, you just might prefer not to have to go through Clearing, as it may not be worth re-applying next year with AAB or less. If you do get A*AA or better, then Adjustment may be an option to consider.
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    (Original post by Beryl p)
    I'm feeling really low atm. I've made a right mess of my uni choices. I put it down to lack of research by me, no one to ask for advice, crappy personal statement (my school said it was very good but then I got a second opinion after my rejections and it was ripped to shreds), my total naivety and a stupid, stupid head of sixth form grrrr :mad:

    I have 3 rejections and 2 offers - one for AAA and one for BBB. I went to an open day at the AAA uni last week and I didn't like it and I don't know why everyone keeps telling me it's the best and I'd be mad not to go there but I'm just not feeling inspired by it at all. The BBB uni is definite no - my head of sixth form insisted that I apply to a uni with a lower entry requirement and I realise now that I shouldn't have listened to her, it's a total waste of an offer.

    For now, I've decided to firm the AAA uni and go back there again in the summer when the sun is shining to see if that helps. I'll decline the BBB.

    Im the meantime I am going to work my socks off and try to get 3A*'s. If I do well I'll take a gap year and and apply again for 2012- oh and get a job to pay for all the extra debt I'm going to have.

    Shoot me now - what a mess
    Which universities are these and for what course?
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    Why cant you afford to move? Everyone can get a loan which should cover the cost of standard halls in most places. First though you should look at your application and see what was wrong. Did your grades not match the criteria, was your personal statement not up to scratch, are you not doing the right subjects? For nursing they prefer subjects like Biology & Sociology.
    I'm 25 and already have a student loan from when I started uni at 18. I'm broke, unemployed, and currently living on a mate's sofa. So no, I can't afford to move. And that's not even taking into account that I have moved all over the country 9 times in three years, I need to build a good credit score.
    My A-levels met the minimum in terms of ucas points, but they weren't in relevant subjects as I did them 7 years ago. My personal statement I've been told by old tutors was excellent and explained my history as a home carer and my employment gaps. I've also checked and all of my rejections are offering extra places on the courses I applied for. So it beats me, but it's too late to change anything now anyway, I just have to wait.
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    All for economics, lancaster economics with a year abroad.
    Only got predicted 34 points for IB (including 2 bonus )
    Oh well I heard competition is insane this year for economics, all those asians with 45 points predicted must be owning me :P
    I'll just do my best in IB exams and hope for the best.
    Btw, how is clearing? If i score well (38+) on IB exams will I get into a good uni for Economics ?
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    Nottingham L100 : Unsuccessful
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    Lancaster L101: Awaiting reply (must save me)

    All for economics, lancaster economics with a year abroad.
    Only got predicted 34 points for IB (including 2 bonus )
    Oh well I heard competition is insane this year for economics, all those asians with 45 points predicted must be owning me :P
    I'll just do my best in IB exams and hope for the best.
    Btw, how is clearing? If i score well (38+) on IB exams will I get into a good uni for Economics ?
    Doesn't help that you applied to 4/5 places asking for higher than your predicted.
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    Doesn't help that you applied to 4/5 places asking for higher than your predicted.
    I know but I thought I would be predicted higher than 34.. Also expected my careers counsellor to warn me about that but apparently not
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    (Original post by Terry)
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    Im thinking about going to the University of Wales Trinity St David (Lampeter). Im just really worried about social life there. Because its so small and i would like the chance to make some great m8s at uni. I dont go to clubs alot but love going to gigs. Does anyone know about Lampeter and would reccomend it?

    Hi, I'm also applying there but still waiting on their decision. I know what you mean about the social life, I live almost right the other end of the country and think it's a bit of a gamble to move so far away! And i'm the same, love gigs but not so hot on clubs.

    Also, i'm really confused as to what entry requirements are expected from there as well :s. I've applied for the Religious Studies course and it just says "you will be invited to the uni to discuss requirements. it will be based on individual merit." don't suppose you have the same problem?
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    (Original post by iMesmerized)
    I know but I thought I would be predicted higher than 34.. Also expected my careers counsellor to warn me about that but apparently not
    Fair enough it was bad of the school to not let you know predicted grades before applying, especially as you don't have AS results to give you an indicator of where you stand. Unfortunatley most Careers Councillors in schools are useless and don't really understand the way university offers are made. They may have seen your personal statement, thought it was good, and thought that would make up for the grades.
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    Help,
    I have a conditional offer for applied biomedical science at RGU and a conditional offer for human biology at Queen Margaret University

    All thoughts and opinions of the unis,courses,prospects etc would be appreciated.

    Also what scottish universitys usually have courses avaliable for adjustment?
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    Can't wait!?!
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