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    Ok, I've just been sent my application back from my UCAS Referee to sort a few niggles out, but I noticed my predicted grades were BBB. Now I'm thinking, will it be worth applying to universities (Mechanical Engineering) like Nottingham/Aston where their entry requirements are typically ABB-BBB? I know I can achieve, but with courses having their entry requirements upped all the time, I don't know whether to keep both or drop Nottingham (I want to go to Aston) because it will feel like a wasted choice.

    Quick replies appreciated, hopefully I get my app sent today!
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    you should definitely apply to nottingham, maybe you ll get an offer.Give it a shot just write a solid statement and include some extra curricular activities. you ll be fine
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    (Original post by implicity)
    Ok, I've just been sent my application back from my UCAS Referee to sort a few niggles out, but I noticed my predicted grades were BBB. Now I'm thinking, will it be worth applying to universities (Mechanical Engineering) like Nottingham/Aston where their entry requirements are typically ABB-BBB? I know I can achieve, but with courses having their entry requirements upped all the time, I don't know whether to keep both or drop Nottingham (I want to go to Aston) because it will feel like a wasted choice.

    Quick replies appreciated, hopefully I get my app sent today!
    What are the rest of your choices? You could apply to Aston and Nottingham as risky choices, as long as you have a couple of BBB choices as appropriate ones and a lower choice for an insurance.
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    Aston 320-300 UCAS points (also electromechanical engineering, ~300 points)
    Nottingham ABB-BBB
    Leicester BBB-BBC
    City BBC

    What would you think?

    If electromechanical is not what I should be looking at then maybe I could substitute it for another mech eng course at a different uni, but Aston is where I want to go. I could go to my history teacher and ask him to predict me an A so I'll have predicted grades ABB but I don't know if that would help me at all. I don't want to be stuck with an offer I can't meet!
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    (Original post by implicity)
    Aston 320-300 UCAS points (also electromechanical engineering, ~300 points)
    Nottingham ABB-BBB
    Leicester BBB-BBC
    City BBC

    What would you think?

    If electromechanical is not what I should be looking at then maybe I could substitute it for another mech eng course at a different uni, but Aston is where I want to go. I could go to my history teacher and ask him to predict me an A so I'll have predicted grades ABB but I don't know if that would help me at all. I don't want to be stuck with an offer I can't meet!
    If you get an offer at all from them, it could well be ABB anyway ... so if you get a higher prediction, it wouldn't necessarily mean that you'd get a higher offer than you would.

    I think they look like a fairly safe spread, but wonder if electromechanical engineering is what you want to be looking at, presumably depends what you want to go ... but you'd need to ask on the engineering forum for that. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=53

    Are you going for BEng or MEng courses?
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    If you get an offer at all from them, it could well be ABB anyway ... so if you get a higher prediction, it wouldn't necessarily mean that you'd get a higher offer than you would.

    I think they look like a fairly safe spread, but wonder if electromechanical engineering is what you want to be looking at, presumably depends what you want to go ... but you'd need to ask on the engineering forum for that. http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=53

    Are you going for BEng or MEng courses?
    I was just thinking that considering I fall into their range for typical entry requirements, if I was to receive an offer it would be ABB anyways at least for nottingham. I have no problem with that, it's just that Aston (from the research I have done) in the past apparently have even had mech eng courses on clearing, making me think that they might possibly be kinder with an offer (I know, each year it's getting tougher etc.)

    BEng

    I'll definately take a look at the engineering forum. I've already been there and looked around the applicant threads but unfortunately I've only been able to find mech eng offers from people going to places I'm not looking at - so I'm unsure.

    Like I said I have no problem going to my history teacher asking him to up my predicted to an A, but I'm not sure if that will work in my favour with my "safe" choices, namely Leicester and City.

    edit: Thanks for your quick replies, you've helped me on more than just this once iirc
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    (Original post by implicity)
    I was just thinking that considering I fall into their range for typical entry requirements, if I was to receive an offer it would be ABB anyways at least for nottingham. I have no problem with that, it's just that Aston (from the research I have done) in the past apparently have even had mech eng courses on clearing, making me think that they might possibly be kinder with an offer (I know, each year it's getting tougher etc.)

    BEng

    I'll definately take a look at the engineering forum. I've already been there and looked around the applicant threads but unfortunately I've only been able to find mech eng offers from people going to places I'm not looking at - so I'm unsure.

    Like I said I have no problem going to my history teacher asking him to up my predicted to an A, but I'm not sure if that will work in my favour with my "safe" choices, namely Leicester and City.

    edit: Thanks for your quick replies, you've helped me on more than just this once iirc
    Aston, I've heard are generous if you put them as your firm. Although I have heard this for optometry, so it may very well not apply to mechanical engineering.

    Start up a thread, ask if electromechanical engineering is a good idea - more likely to find people who know there - so you'll know whether to apply to that or find another mechanical engineering.

    Unis don't usually put up their offers because you're predicted more, because it would make the idea of insurance unis worthless ... but under the circumstances of lots of people applying, they might.

    You're welcome. When have I helped you out before (and more importantly, was it actually helpful)?
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Aston, I've heard are generous if you put them as your firm. Although I have heard this for optometry, so it may very well not apply to mechanical engineering.

    Start up a thread, ask if electromechanical engineering is a good idea - more likely to find people who know there - so you'll know whether to apply to that or find another mechanical engineering.

    Unis don't usually put up their offers because you're predicted more, because it would make the idea of insurance unis worthless ... but under the circumstances of lots of people applying, they might.

    You're welcome. When have I helped you out before (and more importantly, was it actually helpful)?
    If I got any offer from Aston it would be my firm! So hopefully what has happened in the past can hold up at least one more time.. for me

    I think you helped me out with some grammar/appropriate capital letters on my personal statement, just did what you recommended and then took it to an english teacher, worked out perfect! So more than helpful thanks!
 
 
 
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