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    Hey Guys

    So I've recently got offers from KCL for Business Management and Cass for Banking and International Finance

    After browsing on the UCAS Site it seems that Warwick has a few courses in Extra, two of which have caught my eye (Accounting & Finance and Management)

    Is it worth declining KCL to apply to Warwick for one of these courses? and if so is it possible that I could get Warwick to guarantee me an offer before I decline my offers?

    I believe Warwick is slightly higher in terms of rep, however would the 'London Advantage' of King's make up for that?

    Thanks and I welcome your thoughts!



    EDIT: I want to go into Investment Banking if that helps
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    Noooooooo! Do NOT decline it! :zomg:
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    if you firmed then you cant go into extra!
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    (Original post by FinalMH)
    if you firmed then you cant go into extra!
    my bad, I haven't *actually* firmed them, thats just my preference
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    (Original post by viksta1000)
    my bad, I haven't *actually* firmed them, thats just my preference
    haha fair enough do you really want to give up your chances at uni for chance at going to Warwick? which may not even accept you! and then what will you be left with? :/

    but it is understandable and why you want to go to Warwick, but question is do you want to go to uni this year or is gap year a option?
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    (Original post by FinalMH)
    haha fair enough do you really want to give up your chances at uni for chance at going to Warwick? which may not even accept you! and then what will you be left with? :/

    but it is understandable and why you want to go to Warwick, but question is do you want to go to uni this year or is gap year a option?
    haha, that's what my dad just said

    I'm not sure, what would you do in my shoes?


    And UCAS extra aside...what would you pick, King's or Warwick?
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    [QUOTE=viksta1000;30787241]Hey Guys

    So I've recently got offers from KCL for Business Management and Cass for Banking and International Finance

    After browsing on the UCAS Site it seems that Warwick has a few courses in Extra, two of which have caught my eye (Accounting & Finance and Management)

    Is it worth declining KCL to apply to Warwick for one of these courses? and if so is it possible that I could get Warwick to guarantee me an offer before I decline my offers?

    I believe Warwick is slightly higher in terms of rep, however would the 'London Advantage' of King's make up for that?

    Thanks and I welcome your thoughts!



    Why not wait for adjustment?
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    (Original post by FinalMH)
    if you firmed then you cant go into extra!
    If you have firmed an offer, you CAN go into ucas extra. You just have to ask the uni to release you
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    (Original post by viksta1000)
    haha, that's what my dad just said

    I'm not sure, what would you do in my shoes?


    And UCAS extra aside...what would you pick, King's or Warwick?
    Honestly i would go to King's haah reason London lol

    aim for first get first then you can apply for decent IB jobs
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    (Original post by mrdoovde1)
    If you have firmed an offer, you CAN go into ucas extra. You just have to ask the uni to release you
    True but officially uni's are not suppose to release you until August.

    And it would be a lot of hassle for the OP to go through, he would have to get released from his firm than his insurances, which one of them may refuse but anyways OP hasn't made that choices yet
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    (Original post by Silent-Varjoisa)
    Why not wait for adjustment?
    what's adjustment?
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    (Original post by viksta1000)
    Why not wait for adjustment?

    what's adjustment?
    http://www.ucas.com/students/nextsteps/adjustment/facts

    basically you can apply to course and keep hold of your firm choices so if Warwick still has places going you will be able to apply and might get offer, and if you get offer than you accept it and then it comes your firm

    This is only if you exceed your offer i do believe, all the facts are located in the link
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    (Original post by viksta1000)
    what's adjustment?
    Oh, someone got to it first!
    But that would be much more sensible than rejecting King's.
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    (Original post by Silent-Varjoisa)
    Oh, someone got to it first!
    But that would be much more sensible than rejecting King's.
    Agreed.
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    (Original post by Silent-Varjoisa)
    Oh, someone got to it first!
    But that would be much more sensible than rejecting King's.
    (Original post by FinalMH)
    Agreed.
    ahh I see, I never knew about adjustment before, seems reasonable

    so basically, come results day, I need to exceed my offer and then I can apply to Warwick (as long as it has places) without taking the unnecessary risk of losing my present offers, cool!

    Cheers guys, that's really helped me out!
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    Why didn't you apply for Management at Warwick in the first place? :holmes:
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    I would say look at the requirements for kings and that for Warwick. Then if possible : Wait for your result. Then go through Adjustment. This may have a lower chance of places but is less riskier. Imagine declining a place at KCL then not getting in at Warwick.

    Think wisely

    Why Warwick?
    Why not KCL?
    Any important dfferences?

    (Original post by Viksta1000)
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    O dear. Someone got to it first. :getmecoat:
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    (Original post by therealOG)
    Why didn't you apply for Management at Warwick in the first place? :holmes:
    because im a pussy and chose Cass instead !
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    (Original post by viksta1000)
    because im a pussy and chose Cass instead !
    Ahhh mate. You have to believe in yourself lol
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    (Original post by viksta1000)
    haha, that's what my dad just said

    I'm not sure, what would you do in my shoes?


    And UCAS extra aside...what would you pick, King's or Warwick?
    To be honest, Warwick is head and shoulders superior to King's for any programs related to business or finance. This isn't even a close call.

    If you think you can make it into Warwick, go for it. But if you think it's unsafe to withdraw King's, don't take chances. Warwick is very hard to get into.




    Universities Targeted by the Largest Number of Top Employers in 2010-2011

    1. Cambridge
    2. Warwick
    3. Manchester
    4. London (LSE, Imperial, UCL)
    5. Oxford

    Nottingham
    Bristol
    Bath
    Durham
    Leeds
    Edinburgh
    Birmingham
    Loughborough
    Sheffield
    Southampton
    16. Cardiff
    17. Aston
    18. Strathclyde
    19. Newcastle
    20. Exeter

    Take note that King'd didn't even make it in the top 20.

    Source: http://www.highfliers.co.uk/download/GMReport11.pdf
 
 
 
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