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    Hi,

    I'm going to study architecture in the fall and I've gotten offers from Westminster, Brighton, Kent, and Portsmouth. Respectively they want 35, 34, 33, and 30 from IB.

    I really love Kent and it's my firm choice no doubt about it. That leaves me with Portsmouth as insurance but I'm rather regretting even applying to it - when I look at their website I don't really feel I'd be very happy there. And its reputation isn't very good as far as I know...

    Seeing as I'm an international student, I've heard some unis cut off some slack if my exam grades deviate a little bit (1 or 2 points). Do you think I should choose Brighton (which I really like) as insurance, and if I get lower than 33 maybe they would accept me anyway? Or should I just pick Portsmouth?

    Also, if you're a student at Portsmouth i'd love to heard about it, maybe I'd change my mind

    Thanks
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    Hi,

    I'm going to study architecture in the fall and I've gotten offers from Westminster, Brighton, Kent, and Portsmouth. Respectively they want 35, 34, 33, and 30 from IB.

    I really love Kent and it's my firm choice no doubt about it. That leaves me with Portsmouth as insurance but I'm rather regretting even applying to it - when I look at their website I don't really feel I'd be very happy there. And its reputation isn't very good as far as I know...

    Seeing as I'm an international student, I've heard some unis cut off some slack if my exam grades deviate a little bit (1 or 2 points). Do you think I should choose Brighton (which I really like) as insurance, and if I get lower than 33 maybe they would accept me anyway? Or should I just pick Portsmouth?

    Also, if you're a student at Portsmouth i'd love to heard about it, maybe I'd change my mind

    Thanks
    I would say think carefully about which university you choose. I am in the exact same position. I am regretting choosing my insurance but the problem is i have already chosen. I heard it can be up to 2 weeks for your insurance to withdraw you.
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    Go to brighton you prefer the place you have to be happy where you areI was at portsmouth and left after a term

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    My recommendation would be Brighton - its got a long, well established reputation as a good Art & Design Uni also with credibility in lots of 'tech' subjects. The town itself is def. better than Portsmouth (Navy town) - Brighton has a great art/music scene, cheap student housing, its by the sea and only 50 mins by train to London.

    You can still put Brighton as an Insurance -even though its 'higher' that Kent - if you miss Kent, its possible Brighton may admit you with a lower score than both they & Kent asked for.
 
 
 
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