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I have applied to study maths and have gained all my offers. I have decided on Warwick as my firm choice but can't decide between either Kent ABB or Sussex AAA as my insurance.
I have been to both of them and thought they were both nice and feel I would be happy at either.
I know it's only insurance but it is an important decision as I may end up going to one of them. If anyone could give me any advice on their opinions of both unis are that would be really helpful :confused:
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What is your condition for your firm choice? An insurance should be something that has lower requirements than your first choice. If things go wrong, are you more likely to get an AAA or ABB?
I'd go for the ABB option, if you have no preference either way.

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Your insurance needs to be one that you would be happy to go to if you missed your firm. It should also be lower than your firm offer, so that if you miss your firm you've still got your insurance (Clearing is a stressful thing, not to be entered into lightly).

What's the offer from Warwick?
What are your predicted grades?
Do you think your predicted grades are realistic?
Would you be happy to go to Sussex or Kent? Any particular preference between the two?
Do they give accommodation to insurance applicants?
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What is your condition for your firm choice? An insurance should be something that has lower requirements than your first choice.

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Warwick wants A*A*A or A*AA so both options are lower and I'm pretty confident I could achieve the grades needed for them.
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Warwick wants A*A*A or A*AA so both options are lower and I'm pretty confident I could achieve the grades needed for them.
In that case, go for the place you think you'd be happiest.

Have you had a look at the modules on offer at each uni? They can vary enormously, and it's really important to choose a course you'll enjoy.
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The thing is I would be happy at either uni. I have looked at the modules and both courses look like ones I would enjoy. I really can't decide
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If you would be genuinely happy at either and there is nothing to sway you one way or the other (societies, location, travel, accommodation, reputation, ranking, etc) then personally I would go for the lower offer just to take the pressure off just that bit more. Hopefully you will get into Warwick and it will be irrelevant, but if you were ill during exam time or something and didn't get the grades you were hoping for then it would be good to be confident that you'd still get into your insurance. Sometimes people pick an insurance too high and end up missing both firm and insurance and have to go through clearing.
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The thing is I would be happy at either uni. I have looked at the modules and both courses look like ones I would enjoy. I really can't decide
Have you visited both?

Also, start to look at things like how much bursary (if any) you would get, accommodation guarantees, societies on offer etc.
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Lots of advice here about making Firm/Insurance choices - http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...urance_choices
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