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    Applied for English. I'm firming York (AAA), BUT am torn between Kent and Cardiff. On the one hand, Kent is a good security net (ABB), on the other hand, when I went to a Cardiff (AAA) open day the admissions officer specifically said that they would do their utmost to help as many people onto the course as possible even if they miss the entry requirements by a grade or so. Is this true? If so, should I risk having to negotiate or play it safe? Parents reckon Cardiff has a better reputation which is why they prefer it to Kent but I don't think that's a logical decision to make. Advice? Opinions?
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    IMO, play it safe as long as you like both of them - you don't want the stress of 'negotiating' come results day.
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    I don't think it's worth the risk to put Cardiff down, especially not with tuition fees going up next year -- Clearing will be a nightmare if you're in it. Just work extra hard to get those three A grades!
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    I think any other year it'd be worth the risk. This year probably not especially if you like both.

    But, do you like Kent? If not then put cardiff because theres no point having an insurance you dont want to go to! in which case its worth the risk, because an insurance you wouldnt actually go to is the same as not having one really.
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    (Original post by Deema)
    when I went to a Cardiff (AAA) open day the admissions officer specifically said that they would do their utmost to help as many people onto the course as possible even if they miss the entry requirements by a grade or so. Is this true?
    You shouldn't base any part of your decision on such a statement. The admissions officer has no idea how many people will under-achieve by a grade, nor how many other courses at Cardiff will have too many successful candidates (which would mean their course not having the spaces they anticipated). In any event, doing their utmost isn't necessarily the same as letting you in - it is only a promise to re-consider.
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    kent rejected me
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    but that aside, i'd go for the safer option
    i chose mine now but it was hard because there was one uni i wanted to go to, then all the other universitys but one had higher offers!
    ive never actually visited to my insurance but the offer is so wierdly vague i'll get in.
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    I would personally put Kent. It is good to have something easy to meet so you can avoid clearing and Kent isn't of a hugely different standard to Cardiff IMO. If you don't actually like Kent though then you should go for Cardiff, it is better to take a risk for somewhere you want to go then safely go where you don't.
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    Insurance Kent
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    Thank you all so much for the advice! I've firmed York and put Kent as my insurance but fingers crossed (and with a lot of revision) hopefully I'll get those three A's!
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    (Original post by Pheebs1201)
    I think any other year it'd be worth the risk. This year probably not especially if you like both.

    But, do you like Kent? If not then put cardiff because theres no point having an insurance you dont want to go to! in which case its worth the risk, because an insurance you wouldnt actually go to is the same as not having one really.
    Yeah I love Kent, it's literally just my parents who have a problem with it. Ahhh anyway, I've firmed York and put Kent as my insurance so thank you
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    (Original post by jendra9311)
    kent rejected me
    Sorry to hear that! What course did you apply for? Mine was for the English and American literature with a year in America honours degree.
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    I would personally put Kent. It is good to have something easy to meet so you can avoid clearing and Kent isn't of a hugely different standard to Cardiff IMO. If you don't actually like Kent though then you should go for Cardiff, it is better to take a risk for somewhere you want to go then safely go where you don't.
    Gone for Kent, thank you Just been informed I'm going to be on work experience abroad during this time too so I reeeeally don't want to be messing around with clearing
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    (Original post by Deema)
    Sorry to hear that! What course did you apply for? Mine was for the English and American literature with a year in America honours degree.
    biochemistry
    i got invited for an interview, i thought it went really well and all, but i guess theyre all just being picky this year with so many people applying
 
 
 
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