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    Hi there.

    I'm 24. I'm applying for university in September, for sports journalism mainly. I've picked 4 course choices between two unis.

    Sports Journalism
    Public Relations With Sports Journalism
    Journalism

    All three are at Southampton Solent. Sports Journalism here is what I want most, PR one would be great too. All three courses require 240 UCAS points, which is MMM on a BTEC.

    Sports Journalism

    That's at Farnham, which is a little nearer. Farnham looks really good too but the facilities look to be better at Southampton. This needs 220 UCAS points.

    I have a PPP grade from a BTEC National/Extended Diploma in Creative Media which I finished two years ago. That's 120 UCAS points. Two or three rungs below what's required on the ladder.

    As my Final Major Project I did a Formula 1 blog hosted on Wordpress, which I still update and work on, which got the top grade of Distinction. I'm hoping this can help my case. Also that I'll be living at home so maybe, in my desperate mind, that could also help.

    Do you think I have a decent chance of getting an interview, with the help of a very good personal statement? Obviously you can only perhaps guess but I'm really worried. I've wasted the past two years, thinking I'll get a job and the only jobs I could get were with agencies. Only really set my mind to wanting to go to university in the past two or three weeks and the initial deadline was January 15th. I had, for a long time, not been wanting to go to university but, having really thought about it, I really do want to go now. I have addressed this and how I am now focused on university in my personal statement.
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    Did you check mature student entry requirements with the uni before applying? Normally if you've been out of education for a while, they will ask for proof of recent study. The UCAS points tariff on uni/course websites, usually applies to school leavers or those coming back from a gap year immediately after school.

    Do you have Grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths? These are now a standard pre-requisite for uni entry.

    I doubt that living at home will have a bearing on it.
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    As OP said, it's worth checking with the uni what their mature entry requirements are. I'm 25 and I've just been given an unconditional offer to study law.....I only have GCSE's and a very good personal statement
 
 
 
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