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    Hi everyone - hope it's OK to post here, the person who runs TheStudentRoom's twitter account said I should sign up to use the boards.

    I'm updating a book called The Insider's Guide to Applying to University, and have been asked to find out about students' real life experiences of using the relatively new UCAS Adjustment process. Have any of you tried it, and would be happy to answer a few quick questions about what it was like?

    For example, I would love to know:
    - How did it feel to 'meet and exceed your offer' by getting higher grades?
    - What made you decide to try Adjustment
    - How easy it was to use the UCAS software and find out about the process
    - How you researched possible new courses
    - How it went when you contacted universities
    - How you found out about offers/rejections
    - What you decided to do after the Adjustment period finished

    I know that relatively few people who are eligible to use Adjustment actually find a new Adjustment place through the process, and if you tried it and didn't find a place then I'd like to hear about your experiences too.

    Many thanks,
    Karla

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    I should also have said that if anyone would like to be in the book, you are very welcome to leave your answers below on this thread, or to email or PM them to me.

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    Still looking for anyone who's tried using the UCAS Adjustment process to try to upgrade their uni place. Can anyone help?

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    Karla
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    (Original post by Insider's Guide)
    Still looking for anyone who's tried using the UCAS Adjustment process to try to upgrade their uni place. Can anyone help?

    Thanks,
    Karla
    Since no one's given you a real answer yet:
    I tried it, but it was pretty much useless. I firmed a place in May or so but I didn't really intend on going there (just wanted a backup incase I decided against gap yearing). On results day I'd exceeded my offer by three grades (they wanted AAB, I got A*A*A) so I figured I may as well sign up to Adjustment, but after looking around the websites of unis that interested me (I definitely looked at Exeter, Bristol, Leeds and York. Possibly Sheffield too) all of them said they had no places for adj/clearing (completely unsurprising, they're all really competitive, and I was looking for English places = even more competitive, so I can't really help with 'How it went when you contacted universities - How you found out about offers/rejections' ). I'm not sure I would have taken a place even if I had found one, as I hadn't visited any of the unis I was looking at and I highly doubt they would have been able to offer me on-site accomodation - I was happier gap-yearing and reapplying, so that's what I did
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    (Original post by Vekeh)
    Since no one's given you a real answer yet:
    I tried it, but it was pretty much useless. I firmed a place in May or so but I didn't really intend on going there (just wanted a backup incase I decided against gap yearing). On results day I'd exceeded my offer by three grades (they wanted AAB, I got A*A*A) so I figured I may as well sign up to Adjustment, but after looking around the websites of unis that interested me (I definitely looked at Exeter, Bristol, Leeds and York. Possibly Sheffield too) all of them said they had no places for adj/clearing (completely unsurprising, they're all really competitive, and I was looking for English places = even more competitive, so I can't really help with 'How it went when you contacted universities - How you found out about offers/rejections' ). I'm not sure I would have taken a place even if I had found one, as I hadn't visited any of the unis I was looking at and I highly doubt they would have been able to offer me on-site accomodation - I was happier gap-yearing and reapplying, so that's what I did
    Thank you so much Vekeh, that's perfect.
 
 
 
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