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I'm not sure which one to use for my insurance. I think Sheffield is probably the better university, but Leeds is by no means bad, and they only gave me an offer of BB, which is very tempting. I went to them both a while ago, and they both seemed decent places to live.

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I'm not sure which one to use for my insurance. I think Sheffield is probably the better university, but Leeds is by no means bad, and they only gave me an offer of BB, which is very tempting. I went to them both a while ago, and they both seemed decent places to live.

Any thoughts?
I too have applied for Politics and have an offer from Sheffield. Sheffield's Politics department is definetly beter that Leeds', and like me your offer from Sheffield is probably BBB. If I were you I would definetly go for Sheffield, what is your first choice?

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I too have applied for Politics and have an offer from Sheffield. Sheffield's Politics department is definetly beter that Leeds', and like me your offer from Sheffield is probably BBB. If I were you I would definetly go for Sheffield, what is your first choice?

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Yeah, I have a BBB offer from Sheffield.

My first choice is Nottingham, who want ABB. I should get AAA/AAB, but I'm the paranoid sort of person who always thinks I might fail, which is why the Leeds offer is so tempting.
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Ok, so I'm actually leaning towards Sheffield right now... better ranked Uni, better ranked department, plus I have an offer for International Relations and Politics rather than just Politics.

Half of me says just log into UCAS and make my choices, but half of me thinks I might regret it in a week. I'm so indecisive.
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Yeah, I have a BBB offer from Sheffield.

My first choice is Nottingham, who want ABB. I should get AAA/AAB, but I'm the paranoid sort of person who always thinks I might fail, which is why the Leeds offer is so tempting.
would leeds be such a good insurance place? ive applied there for history and from the sounds of things they are heavily over subscribed for most courses. therefore they might have enough 1st choice applicants to cover the whole course.

not trying to be dour but if you need to go with your 2nd choice and they cannot let you in due to numbers i know i would be seriously pissed
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they cannot let you in due to numbers
I would it was a legal contract which meant they had to take you whatever?
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would leeds be such a good insurance place? ive applied there for history and from the sounds of things they are heavily over subscribed for most courses. therefore they might have enough 1st choice applicants to cover the whole course.

not trying to be dour but if you need to go with your 2nd choice and they cannot let you in due to numbers i know i would be seriously pissed
I was pretty sure that if you put them as insurance and and you got the grades then they legally had to let you in.

But I'll check, just to be sure.
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Go with Sheffield, go on, go do it, go do it now.
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From the ucas website:

If you don't meet the conditions of your firm choice, but do meet the conditions of your insurance choice, then you're guaranteed a place on that course.
http://www.ucas.com/getting/after/replies.html#1
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Go with Sheffield, go on, go do it, go do it now.
I probably will. Just gonna wait a few days before I actually send off the form, just in case.
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I was pretty sure that if you put them as insurance and and you got the grades then they legally had to let you in.

But I'll check, just to be sure.
ok the leeds history admissions tutor was talking bull****...he was a weirdo anyway
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ok the leeds history admissions tutor was talking bull****...he was a weirdo anyway
Maybe he was trying to convince you to put Leeds as your firm... or maybe he was just confused.
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I'd go for Leeds.
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I'd go for Leeds.
Any reason why? Because you're the only person who's said that so far
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Any reason why? Because you're the only person who's said that so far
I didn't mean to go against the grain on purpose! I think the university as a whole is better. Its reputation is good and it is known internationally, to some extent. Socially, it is very good, and it is in one of the country's most metropolitan cities. Also, my cousin went there, which shouldn't be a factor to take into consideration.

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I didn't mean to go against the grain on purpose!
I know

I just wanted to know why. To be honest I don't think their's actually a whole lot to chose between the two. And unless disaster strikes, I should be at Nottingham anyway.
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Accepted Notts as my firm and Sheffield as my insurance yesterday.

Hopefully I made the right decision
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