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    I really want to do english, but I'm now considering doing philosophy instead due to the massive competition. I ideally want to go to a good university and particularly like leeds and manchester, however in the leeds open day i was really surprised at the number of applicants. I know some people say you should focus first on your course and then the university, but I am very interested in philosophy too. Obviously if i don't get predicted 3 A's at A level(the requirement) it will be an easy decision. But how do people stand out with all that competition?
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    (Original post by Amiee1)
    I really want to do english, but I'm now considering doing philosophy instead due to the massive competition. I ideally want to go to a good university and particularly like leeds and manchester, however in the leeds open day i was really surprised at the number of applicants. I know some people say you should focus first on your course and then the university, but I am very interested in philosophy too. Obviously if i don't get predicted 3 A's at A level(the requirement) it will be an easy decision. But how do people stand out with all that competition?

    Alike any university with tough competition. If you meet the entry requirements, or are predicted to meet the entry requirements then perhaps you should consider extra-curricular activities and/or other activities alike. Perhaps Student Ambassador, or something similar. A lot of it will also depend on the quality of your Personal Statement.
 
 
 
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