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    So I'm in a bit of a crisis. I can't decide what uni to pick.
    For my choices I had
    UCL (the place I really had my heart set on.)
    Queen's in Belfast (mainly to please my mother, it's close to home.)
    Manchester Metropolitan (My back-up choice.)
    Birkbeck (Another back-up.)
    Those four were for Psychology single honours.

    Then University of Reading for a Art/Psychology joint honours.

    I got my offers for Queen's, Manchester Metropolitan and Birkbeck and everything was great then I got my rejection from UCL. Then I realised I didn't actually want to go to the other 3 places at all. I really thought I'd get into UCL and I'm still pretty devastated, like I'm predicted 3 A*'s and an A, Maths, English, Art and Chemistry, my personal statement was awesome, it was the questionaire on psychology that the university sent out that I failed in. Apparently I'm not suited for their course.
    I'm still waiting on word back from Reading. But I'm considering rejecting whatever I have in favour of an UCAS extra choice or just going for Birkbeck which is where I need some help.
    With Birkbeck, I'd be close to the centre of London but it's an evening college, I wouldn't be surrounded by fellow 19 year olds who want to party, my schedule would be good for a part-time job but I'd miss out on student life. Also I doubt I'd get into the halls, Birkbeck give massive preference to foreign postgrads.
    Then I was thinking about City University London, but it seems similar to Birkbeck in that I'd miss out on student life, it seems to be a uni for err 'go-getters' who really really care for their education, although it had a great emploment rate. Also the halls are screwed and over-priced this year.
    Then I was considering Goldsmiths, in Southeast London it's a bit away from the centre but it seems like I'd fit in much better there. But I have this guilt from my parents, they're gonna help pay me through uni in London as long as I go for the best course, things would have been dandy in UCL but that didn't work out. I think I'd probably be happy there but I don't know about after I'm done my undergrad.
    Annd tonight I've discovered Heythrop College, another university of London, it sounds like it specialises in Psychology-esque degress, although it doesnt have a psychology single honours I could try for Psychology and Philosophy joint honours. And it's not too far from the central London.

    Does anybody have any advice? Any light to shine on Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, City or Heythrop? Or even how UCAS extra works? Also what are my chances of making it into UCL thorugh clearing in the summer?

    Thanks.
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    I've just done the UCAS extra route and I applied to Goldsmiths for Antrhopology and Media. I'm hoping I'll get a place their since a purely arts/humanity/social science environment is exciting to me. My boyfriend is also there, and the area isn't too bad (unless you couldn't survive without having a costa/starbucks/etc on your door step) plus the housing is slightly cheaper and it's easy to get to central London.
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    (Original post by VictoriaG)
    I've just done the UCAS extra route and I applied to Goldsmiths for Antrhopology and Media. I'm hoping I'll get a place their since a purely arts/humanity/social science environment is exciting to me. My boyfriend is also there, and the area isn't too bad (unless you couldn't survive without having a costa/starbucks/etc on your door step) plus the housing is slightly cheaper and it's easy to get to central London.
    So what's the uhh night-life like there? And whats the price and liklihood of just going to Central London for nights out? Also what's the part-time job availability like?
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    hey, what sort of courses are in extra. do u know if there is any biomedical science courses in it. im considering going through extra but i dont want to risk it if i find out it doesnt have the course i want.
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    (Original post by s-aryan)
    hey, what sort of courses are in extra. do u know if there is any biomedical science courses in it. im considering going through extra but i dont want to risk it if i find out it doesnt have the course i want.
    Just go into ucas.co.uk, click course search, search biomed. Then all the courses that a little grey 'x' beside them are still open. Call them up for more information.
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    (Original post by Ramona)
    So what's the uhh night-life like there? And whats the price and liklihood of just going to Central London for nights out? Also what's the part-time job availability like?
    Well I did it for my birthday, that was the last time I was up there (and had turned 18 on the Saturday, and there was atleast 1 night bus available from trafalgar square which was also easy to get to) I know many people go to the pubs and things there, or clubs in east London (my boyfriend's flatmate had a friend over and they went out on friday, saturday and sunday. I wouldn't know about jobs since my boyfriend hasn't looked or wanted one yet.
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    (Original post by Ramona)
    So I'm in a bit of a crisis. I can't decide what uni to pick.
    For my choices I had
    UCL (the place I really had my heart set on.)
    Queen's in Belfast (mainly to please my mother, it's close to home.)
    Manchester Metropolitan (My back-up choice.)
    Birkbeck (Another back-up.)
    Those four were for Psychology single honours.

    Then University of Reading for a Art/Psychology joint honours.

    I got my offers for Queen's, Manchester Metropolitan and Birkbeck and everything was great then I got my rejection from UCL. Then I realised I didn't actually want to go to the other 3 places at all. I really thought I'd get into UCL and I'm still pretty devastated, like I'm predicted 3 A*'s and an A, Maths, English, Art and Chemistry, my personal statement was awesome, it was the questionaire on psychology that the university sent out that I failed in. Apparently I'm not suited for their course.
    I'm still waiting on word back from Reading. But I'm considering rejecting whatever I have in favour of an UCAS extra choice or just going for Birkbeck which is where I need some help.
    With Birkbeck, I'd be close to the centre of London but it's an evening college, I wouldn't be surrounded by fellow 19 year olds who want to party, my schedule would be good for a part-time job but I'd miss out on student life. Also I doubt I'd get into the halls, Birkbeck give massive preference to foreign postgrads.
    Then I was thinking about City University London, but it seems similar to Birkbeck in that I'd miss out on student life, it seems to be a uni for err 'go-getters' who really really care for their education, although it had a great emploment rate. Also the halls are screwed and over-priced this year.
    Then I was considering Goldsmiths, in Southeast London it's a bit away from the centre but it seems like I'd fit in much better there. But I have this guilt from my parents, they're gonna help pay me through uni in London as long as I go for the best course, things would have been dandy in UCL but that didn't work out. I think I'd probably be happy there but I don't know about after I'm done my undergrad.
    Annd tonight I've discovered Heythrop College, another university of London, it sounds like it specialises in Psychology-esque degress, although it doesnt have a psychology single honours I could try for Psychology and Philosophy joint honours. And it's not too far from the central London.

    Does anybody have any advice? Any light to shine on Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, City or Heythrop? Or even how UCAS extra works? Also what are my chances of making it into UCL thorugh clearing in the summer?

    Thanks.
    Honestly speaking ur best to go to Goldsmiths and u shud hav done a bit more research as u cud have applied to Oxford or Cambridge, or places at SOAS, Manchester or Birmingham. Manchester met doesnt exactly hav a gd rep.
 
 
 
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