I applied for English Literature at all of the following...
- Conditional offer (AAB with A in English) - Firm acceptance
Went to an open day when I first started thinking about uni and I adored the city, then at another open day this March I fell in love with the place all over again. It's a brilliant uni, a gorgeous vibrant city, and the course suits me down to the ground!
- Conditional offer (AAB with A in English) - Declined
I was thrilled to get an offer from York but put off going by the fact it's a massive trek from where I live, the campus is quite isolated, the nightlife in the city itself isn't amazing, and the English course had a compulsory foreign language module which I wasn't crazy about.
- Conditional offer (ABB with A in English) - Insurance
A decent course and a decent campus, but a bit removed from the city centre and nothing about it really excited me (though I tried not to be swayed by the fact that a guy I absolutely cannot stand goes there). Was always more of a back-up choice but very happy to have it as my insurance.
Just applied to fill up a space on my UCAS form and because I liked the look of the prospectus. Rejected me quite early on and so scared me into thinking I'd never get any offers.
(Trinity College) - Rejected after interview
I was never sure if the Cambridge ethos would suit me and after the interviews I was still uncertain, so when I got rejected I felt a weird mixture or relief and disappointment. In hindsight a less prestigious college would probably have been a better bet but I didn't really know what I was doing at the time.
- Rejected after interview
UCL was the last uni I'd heard from and by this stage I'd decided I didn't want to study in London. I live very near London already so it's a little too close to home, I'm a bit bored with it and I don't want to be somebody who's never left the area. At the interview I really hated the dead feel of the department and the way the interviewers treated us all, plus the way the uni really seemed to lack a sense of identity.