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Long story short, I was hoping to do a BSc economics degree with UEA as my firm, but was rejected with the grades of BBD, and was accepted into Essex as my insurance uni. Although Essex isn't a bad uni, it's not a uni that I'm satisfied to go to as the graduate prospects could be better.

Would it be better for me to retake my A level modules with the determination to get to a uni with at least links to top city firms or the Big 4 accountancy firms, or move on to complete a degree up in Essex, doing an MBA in a better uni thereafter?
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Long story short, I was hoping to do a BSc economics degree with UEA as my firm, but was rejected with the grades of BBD, and was accepted into Essex as my insurance uni. Although Essex isn't a bad uni, it's not a uni that I'm satisfied to go to as the graduate prospects could be better.

Would it be better for me to retake my A level modules with the determination to get to a uni with at least links to top city firms or the Big 4 accountancy firms, or move on to complete a degree up in Essex, doing an MBA in a better uni thereafter?
Hi Dech,

Make sure that you're comfortable whereever you go because it's going to be somewhere that you spend the next three years studying. I would also take into consideration the place and student satisfaction rate too. If you are interested I know that Kingston still have places in clearing for Economics and 85% of our setudents are fully statisfied with their degree. If this is something you're interested in our clearing hotline number is 08448429599*.

Please let me know if I can help at all.

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Thanks for the proposal, but not quite what I'm looking for
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(Original post by Dech;[url="tel:58469979")
58469979[/url]]Long story short, I was hoping to do a BSc economics degree with UEA as my firm, but was rejected with the grades of BBD, and was accepted into Essex as my insurance uni. Although Essex isn't a bad uni, it's not a uni that I'm satisfied to go to as the graduate prospects could be better.

Would it be better for me to retake my A level modules with the determination to get to a uni with at least links to top city firms or the Big 4 accountancy firms, or move on to complete a degree up in Essex, doing an MBA in a better uni thereafter?
Sorry you didn't get the results you were hoping for. The same happened to me last year, I got BBC and was absolutely gutted but still got accepted into my insurance. I knew I didn't want to go there and it wasn't somewhere where I wanted to spend the next 4 years plus of my life so I decided to have a year to retake some units, save up some money and have a bit of a chill.
There were times when I was really regretting not taking my uni place and just getting on with it, it's a tough year, but yesterday I ended up getting AAA and getting into the uni I really wanted to go to!
Do what feels right, but personally I wouldn't have done anything different and I'm so glad I didn't rush into taking a place that I didn't really want.
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Sorry you didn't get the results you were hoping for. The same happened to me last year, I got BBC and was absolutely gutted but still got accepted into my insurance. I knew I didn't want to go there and it wasn't somewhere where I wanted to spend the next 4 years plus of my life so I decided to have a year to retake some units, save up some money and have a bit of a chill.
There were times when I was really regretting not taking my uni place and just getting on with it, it's a tough year, but yesterday I ended up getting AAA and getting into the uni I really wanted to go to!
Do what feels right, but personally I wouldn't have done anything different and I'm so glad I didn't rush into taking a place that I didn't really want.
That's amazing, what courses did you do, and what uni are you going now?
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That's amazing, what courses did you do, and what uni are you going now?
My A levels were biology, chemistry and geography and I'm going to be doing Pharmacy at Manchester
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Long story short, I was hoping to do a BSc economics degree with UEA as my firm, but was rejected with the grades of BBD, and was accepted into Essex as my insurance uni. Although Essex isn't a bad uni, it's not a uni that I'm satisfied to go to as the graduate prospects could be better.

Would it be better for me to retake my A level modules with the determination to get to a uni with at least links to top city firms or the Big 4 accountancy firms, or move on to complete a degree up in Essex, doing an MBA in a better uni thereafter?
im in the exact same boat as i got BBD (in maths chemistry and biology respectively) and got into Essex for accounting and finance but im not satisfied and im not sure if i want to retake or continue.
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im in the exact same boat as i got BBD (in maths chemistry and biology respectively) and got into Essex for accounting and finance but im not satisfied and im not sure if i want to retake or continue.
Hi!

I thought I'd give me opinion after reading the previous reply and how successful they have been. I think it would be worth a thought, would you rather settle at Essex or take a year out, re sit some modules, potentially do amazingly better and go to somewhere you love next year with awesome grades. It really does depend on you and your mindset/what you want, because when you look back in 10 years that extra year you spent boosting up your grade really won't mean a thing to you. But at the same time if Essex doesn't seem too bad in your mind go there. I realise it's a bit late but you could have a look at clearing, there may (although very unlikely at this point) be some spaces in Universities that may interest you further for your course.

Anyway, good luck I'd love to hear what you end up deciding to do! I'm also going to University this year (Sussex) after missing my offer at UCL.
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hi i decided to just go to essex best of luck friend
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hi i decided to just go to essex best of luck friend
Hi ,
I study at Essex and would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have
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