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    i heard from my head of sixth form that this is the case and i read somewhere that unis are desperate to hand out offers since the government lifted regulations on the amount they can bring in, so they've been going crazy to get the money

    is this true
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    I've noticed a lot more unconditional offers have been handed out to people who don't have their qualifications yet, I imagine they will be keen to have more students and therefore more money.
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    (Original post by OnlyGot1Offer)
    i heard from my head of sixth form that this is the case and i read somewhere that unis are desperate to hand out offers since the government lifted regulations on the amount they can bring in, so they've been going crazy to get the money

    is this true
    Student number controls have been lifted this year, but in the last couple of application cycles, these have only applied to students with less than ABB/AAB grades anyway. In the past, this seems to have had more of an impact on results day, with more students who miss their offers being let in anyway, and more unis entering clearing to pick up a few extra ABB+ students.

    However, even when student number controls are lifted, universities will still have a rough idea about the number of students they want on each course. If the largest lecture theater you have seats 200, you can't accept 300 students for one course. Equally, if the course usually has about 50 people on it, and you suddenly accept 80, that will cause logistical problems. Lots of universities like to guarantee accommodation in halls, and this will also cap the amount of students a university can reasonably accept.

    It's also worth bearing in mind that all universities over offer- they're usually one choice in 5, assuming the student hasn't also applied abroad, so a lot of offers won't be accepted. Then, of those accepted offers, some will miss their grades and some will have a last minute change of heart. Most universities already give out a lot more offers than they have places.

    Finally, unis don't want students on the course who they think will fail or drop out quickly- this has financial implications for them too.
 
 
 
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