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    Title's probably a bit unclear. it's been about a month since i sent my UCAS off now, and have had acknowledgements from all unis but leeds. I know some of you will probably say 'not all departments send acknowledgements' but i know for a fact that other applicants of the same course have received acknowledgements.
    I'm predicted AAA and got that at AS, and the entry requirements were AAA-ABB, and have offers from 3 other unis so far too. my application wasn't exactly weak. Wondering whether i should write to the department enquiring about the status of my application? or would this just annoy them?
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    Give them over Christmas, so early January, then maybe phone just to make sure they have received it. As you say, if a uni/department never sends acknowledgements it's not a worry ... but if they have to others, you might just want to make sure your application hasn't been lost in cyber-space. :p:
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Give them over Christmas, so early January, then maybe phone just to make sure they have received it. As you say, if a uni/department never sends acknowledgements it's not a worry ... but if they have to others, you might just want to make sure your application hasn't been lost in cyber-space. :p:
    How come your always posting on these university threads?

    And op^^ that is some sound advice I'd say.:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Converse)
    How come your always posting on these university threads?

    And op^^ that is some sound advice I'd say.:rolleyes:
    Because I'm around, have the time and, sometimes, I like to think I can give good advice.
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    (Original post by Converse)
    How come your always posting on these university threads?
    Maybe she just likes being helpful. Fortunately the advice she gives is consistently good.

    Don't really have anything to add to it, to be honest.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Because I'm around, have the time and, sometimes, I like to think I can give good advice.
    Well said!
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Because I'm around, have the time and, sometimes, I like to think I can give good advice.
    Just hope your around when I need help with my late application

    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    Maybe she just likes being helpful. Fortunately the advice she gives is consistently good.
    I wasn't scrutinising her, if that's what you think. Infact, she seems to be more helpful then most of the TSR helpers to be honest.

    P.S That wasn't a sly dig.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    Maybe she just likes being helpful. Fortunately the advice she gives is consistently good.

    Don't really have anything to add to it, to be honest.
    Thank you.

    (Original post by StudyHard_LiveBetter)
    Well said!
    Thanks.

    (Original post by Converse)
    Just hope your around when I need help with my late application


    I wasn't scrutinising her, if that's what you think. Infact, she seems to be more helpful then most of the TSR helpers to be honest.

    P.S That wasn't a sly dig.
    How late are we projecting here?

    And again, thanks ... although I now feel very embarrassed, lots of people on TSR are good for advice.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    How late are we projecting here?
    Christmas/new year.
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    I got an offer from Teesside about 8 hours after I sent my UCAS off.

    The problem was, it means waiting for other universities feels like I'm slowly drilling out my eyes now.

    And I don't want to go to Teesside
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    (Original post by Converse)
    Christmas/new year.
    Oh, that's not so bad - people have done applications in very short times. I know someone who went from "No, don't want to go to uni" to, on October 15th, "I think I'll apply to Cambridge." :facepalm:
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    (Original post by Xhotas)
    I got an offer from Teesside about 8 hours after I sent my UCAS off.

    The problem was, it means waiting for other universities feels like I'm slowly drilling out my eyes now.

    And I don't want to go to Teesside
    Who are you waiting on?

    And off topic: You're in Peterborough? I was just up there today (well, yesterday now ... but only just)!
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Oh, that's not so bad - people have done applications in very short times. I know someone who went from "No, don't want to go to uni" to, on October 15th, "I think I'll apply to Cambridge." :facepalm:
    Oh no, I've always known I wanted to go, just left it to the last minute
    I'm "Anonymous-" by the way.
    Anyway, I shall stop hijacking this thread and go to bed. Peace.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Who are you waiting on?

    And off topic: You're in Peterborough? I was just up there today (well, yesterday now ... but only just)
    Waiting for Essex, Hull, Leicester and Kent so far, got an acknowledgement from all but Essex. Applying for BA History

    And yes I do haha. Were you looking at part of Anglia Ruskin then I take it? Or just visiting friends or family? I hardly imagine someone would come up here for the nightlife It's awful!
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      (Original post by Xhotas)
      I got an offer from Teesside about 8 hours after I sent my UCAS off.
      Christ that was fast.
      And I don't want to go to Teesside
      Motto of the story - Only apply to places you would go to. I would regard applying to all highs 'in relative' ability to you grades if you liked them for example. And if you got rejected then its not the end of the world. You work at your A levels. You do superbly in them. You get your grade. You reapply. You get in. Hurrah
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      (Original post by Stricof)
      Christ that was fast.

      Motto of the story - Only apply to places you would go to. I would regard applying to all highs 'in relative' ability to you grades if you liked them for example. And if you got rejected then its not the end of the world. You work at your A levels. You do superbly in them. You get your grade. You reapply. You get in. Hurrah
      I only applied since I was being picky about the modules available haha, Teesside had a few I wouldn't mind doing if worse comes to worse, especially considering they're only asking for 260 UCAS points and a B in History from 4 A Levels, so that's hardly going to be hard :P I could bunk my A Levels and still get into University :rolleyes:
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      (Original post by Xhotas)
      Waiting for Essex, Hull, Leicester and Kent so far, got an acknowledgement from all but Essex. Applying for BA History

      And yes I do haha. Were you looking at part of Anglia Ruskin then I take it? Or just visiting friends or family? I hardly imagine someone would come up here for the nightlife It's awful!
      Ah well, good luck.

      And no, I was Christmas shopping (although I do also have family there) - already go to ARU, but in Cambridge and after twelve weeks of going there every day, I got bored of it. So, decided to go to Peterborough for a change of scenery.

      Am I sensing unhappiness with Peterborough..?
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        (Original post by Xhotas)
        I could bunk my A Levels and still get into University :rolleyes:
        Don't jinx yourself.
        A history applicant, eh? :yy:
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        (Original post by Stricof)
        Don't jinx yourself.
        A history applicant, eh? :yy:
        Well I only need a B and 160 UCAS points from 3 other A Levels! :P it's pretty tempting

        And indeed Having a quick stalk of your profile I see your a history student yourself
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        (Original post by TheSwonRose)
        Ah well, good luck.

        And no, I was Christmas shopping (although I do also have family there) - already go to ARU, but in Cambridge and after twelve weeks of going there every day, I got bored of it. So, decided to go to Peterborough for a change of scenery.

        Am I sensing unhappiness with Peterborough..?
        Ah I see (: What you studying there?

        And it's alright but there isn't a lot to do really. I only turned 18 mid-November and I'm already bored haha. A good few pubs around but the clubs are awful.

        Can't complain about student nights at Edwards though, 4 beers £5 and Jagerbombs £2.10 I think :')
       
       
       
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