Which university gave you a decision first? Watch
Offers from Liverpool and Glasgow just over an hour apart on the 30th October
Loughborough on the 8th November
York on the 18th December (After interview)
Withdrew from Edinburgh, but I hadn't heard anything from them by the time I got my York offer
Most universities make most offers based on predicted grades only.
Everyone who is given a particular predicted grade gets an offer. Why are you paying real live humans to do that exercise, which is ideal for a computer?
Obviously this isn't true for the most competitive universities and courses where the numbers of applicants with the requisite predictions far exceeds the number of places. Nor is it true for subjects such as medicine, nursing and teaching where soft skills are important.
But for others, surely the time of admissions staff is better spent on deciding which of those candidates who do not have the straightforward predicted grades for admission for whatever reason should be let in rather than nodding through people who are inevitably going to get offers?
I can't search to find universities from last year but here is a thread with me saying the same thing last year and another experienced member of TSR agreeing with me.
I am also linking to another post from mine from the 2012/3 cycle (which uses 2010 data) but gives some context to really how few applications that meet required grades are rejected and how these are clustered in a few universities and subjects.
I am still waiting on Kent, Sheffield, and Brunel.
Nottingham (Offer for different degree)
Coventry, the day after I applied, all of my others were within 3 weeks, except from York, which took months! Still firmed them though cause it's York and I think it's fab