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    I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right topic, but it's been confusing me so much that I thought I might as well make a thread to see if anyone's in the same predicament.

    Basically, I have applied for Asia Pacific Studies (Korean) at University of Central Lancashire. My application was sent at the beginning of October, and on the 21st I received a notification from UCAS telling me that UCLan have made me a conditional offer.

    Five minutes later, I get another notification saying that my offer has changed, and now it has gone back to "Waiting for a decision". Then I received a voicemail, and they didn't leave their name, telling me that they'd made a mistake with my offer and that it's still pending. I rang the admissions office, confused, and they told me they'd made me an offer too early and that if I don't hear back within a week to ring them back. It's been a week, and nothing.

    The offer letter is still on Track, so I suppose I've gotten in, but what with all the miscommunication and unprofessionalism I doubt I want a place there.

    I know this is lengthy, but I'm so confused, and I'm just wondering if anybody else is in the same boat as me, with regards to being given an offer and then having it taken back?

    Tl;dr, Got an offer from UCLan, they told me it was a mistake/too early, haven't heard back since and am wondering if this has happened to anyone else.
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    If you don't want to go to a uni just because they made a mistake, good luck getting your degree. You won't be going anywhere.
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    (Original post by kasienka)

    if I don't hear back within a week to ring them back. It's been a week, and nothing.

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    I know this may be a little too obvious but you seem to be missing it here, maybe you should ring them back? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Punk_Rock_Socks)
    I know this may be a little too obvious but you seem to be missing it here, maybe you should ring them back? :rolleyes:
    Ah I'm so sorry, should've clarified. They sent me the offer on the Wednesday, and I rang them on the Friday. I meant that it had been a week since they changed my offer, but I'm waiting until tomorrow to ring them again. Sorry!
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    (Original post by kasienka)
    I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right topic, but it's been confusing me so much that I thought I might as well make a thread to see if anyone's in the same predicament.

    Basically, I have applied for Asia Pacific Studies (Korean) at University of Central Lancashire. My application was sent at the beginning of October, and on the 21st I received a notification from UCAS telling me that UCLan have made me a conditional offer.

    Five minutes later, I get another notification saying that my offer has changed, and now it has gone back to "Waiting for a decision". Then I received a voicemail, and they didn't leave their name, telling me that they'd made a mistake with my offer and that it's still pending. I rang the admissions office, confused, and they told me they'd made me an offer too early and that if I don't hear back within a week to ring them back. It's been a week, and nothing.

    The offer letter is still on Track, so I suppose I've gotten in, but what with all the miscommunication and unprofessionalism I doubt I want a place there.

    I know this is lengthy, but I'm so confused, and I'm just wondering if anybody else is in the same boat as me, with regards to being given an offer and then having it taken back?

    Tl;dr, Got an offer from UCLan, they told me it was a mistake/too early, haven't heard back since and am wondering if this has happened to anyone else.
    Why are you going to UCLan for? I used to study there, it's crap, go to a RG uni if you can
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Why are you going to UCLan for? I used to study there, it's crap, go to a RG uni if you can
    Thanks for the advice! Could you please go into a little more detail about why it's crap? I applied there cause it's so close to home, but it's not my first choice. I got an offer from Sheffield which is probably my firm if I can get the courage to move from home.
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    (Original post by kasienka)
    Thanks for the advice! Could you please go into a little more detail about why it's crap? I applied there cause it's so close to home, but it's not my first choice. I got an offer from Sheffield which is probably my firm if I can get the courage to move from home.
    You shouldn't let moving out stop you from going to the best uni you can! It's only temporary - three/ four years of your life! And trust me, when you're at uni time goes by so fast you'll wish you were at uni for longer. Go for Sheffield if you can; Sheffield to UCLan is a huge drop and you'll regret it when you come to apply for jobs. What is stopping you from moving from home anyway?
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    (Original post by InadequateJusticex)
    You shouldn't let moving out stop you from going to the best uni you can! It's only temporary - three/ four years of your life! And trust me, when you're at uni time goes by so fast you'll wish you were at uni for longer. Go for Sheffield if you can; Sheffield to UCLan is a huge drop and you'll regret it when you come to apply for jobs. What is stopping you from moving from home anyway?
    Thank you. That's exactly what I thought. Sheffield is such a lovely, homely city anyway, where as Preston is just...Preston. And I'd be commuting anyway so I'd have no social life, not that I have one now to be honest :')

    I, personally, want to move to Sheffield. I believe I can do it. It's just it's two and a half hours away from my family, and I have a few health problems which means my parents want me as close by as possible. I'm not sure if moving away would be good for my health, but you don't know until you try, right? I just don't wanna upset my parents though if they're right and I'm wrong.

    Thanks for your advice.
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    (Original post by kasienka)
    Thank you. That's exactly what I thought. Sheffield is such a lovely, homely city anyway, where as Preston is just...Preston. And I'd be commuting anyway so I'd have no social life, not that I have one now to be honest :')

    I, personally, want to move to Sheffield. I believe I can do it. It's just it's two and a half hours away from my family, and I have a few health problems which means my parents want me as close by as possible. I'm not sure if moving away would be good for my health, but you don't know until you try, right? I just don't wanna upset my parents though if they're right and I'm wrong.

    Thanks for your advice.
    It's understandable that your parents would want you as close as possible, especially if you're the first child to move away for uni or you're an only child. But you can't be close to your parents forever, as harsh as that sounds. It is a good experience even if you decide you can't last the whole year because of your health problems, the independence helps immensely later in life I'd say.

    Besides, there is plenty of support for students - not just for physical but also mental and emotional well-being. But yes, I'd suggest you give it a go! Even if you decide that you don't want to be so far from home, you can just drop out or transfer to a different uni in second year.
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    (Original post by kasienka)
    Thanks for the advice! Could you please go into a little more detail about why it's crap? I applied there cause it's so close to home, but it's not my first choice. I got an offer from Sheffield which is probably my firm if I can get the courage to move from home.
    Well, by the simple fact it is an ex-polytechnic. Employers usually rank your degree in order of prestige of your uni. Oxbridge>Other RG uni's>Non RG Uni.

    Why put yourself at a disadvantage?
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    (Original post by InadequateJusticex)
    It's understandable that your parents would want you as close as possible, especially if you're the first child to move away for uni or you're an only child. But you can't be close to your parents forever, as harsh as that sounds. It is a good experience even if you decide you can't last the whole year because of your health problems, the independence helps immensely later in life I'd say.

    Besides, there is plenty of support for students - not just for physical but also mental and emotional well-being. But yes, I'd suggest you give it a go! Even if you decide that you don't want to be so far from home, you can just drop out or transfer to a different uni in second year.

    Thank you for the advice. I'm even more certain I want to go to Sheffield now.
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Well, by the simple fact it is an ex-polytechnic. Employers usually rank your degree in order of prestige of your uni. Oxbridge>Other RG uni's>Non RG Uni.

    Why put yourself at a disadvantage?
    That's a fair point, although I thought RG unis were only important for research degrees. The teaching at Shef for the course I want to do does seem more specialist and experienced, however. I tried ringing UCLan's admissions office today as I've heard nothing back, but they didn't answer...
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Well, by the simple fact it is an ex-polytechnic. Employers usually rank your degree in order of prestige of your uni. Oxbridge>Other RG uni's>Non RG Uni.

    Why put yourself at a disadvantage?
    (Original post by kasienka)
    Thank you for the advice. I'm even more certain I want to go to Sheffield now.
    OP, Don't listen to AngryRedhead. They're obviously angry about something... Probably went to a poly and now can't get a job... I don't know. Many posters have said it and I will say it again, employers care about universities - yes. However if you're not Oxbridge it's unlikely to make a difference. Who looks up league tables anyway?

    Absolutely crap advice from Angry, other than the thing about moving away.

    For the record, Sheffield is higher in league tables by about 60 points. Oxbridge or gtfo.
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    (Original post by kasienka)
    what with all the miscommunication and unprofessionalism I doubt I want a place there.
    If you accuse every organisation or individual that makes a mistake of unprofessionalism you will soon run out of opportunities. Get a grip!
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    (Original post by InadequateJusticex)
    It's understandable that your parents would want you as close as possible, especially if you're the first child to move away for uni or you're an only child. But you can't be close to your parents forever, as harsh as that sounds. It is a good experience even if you decide you can't last the whole year because of your health problems, the independence helps immensely later in life I'd say.

    Besides, there is plenty of support for students - not just for physical but also mental and emotional well-being. But yes, I'd suggest you give it a go! Even if you decide that you don't want to be so far from home, you can just drop out or transfer to a different uni in second year.
    (Original post by kasienka)
    Thank you for the advice. I'm even more certain I want to go to Sheffield now.
    I definitely agree with InadequeteJustice here, although my parents were keen for me to move out-they didn't want me going to a uni near my hometown 'cause they wanted me to cope with things on my own two feet, even though I have both physical and mental conditions. Moving away from home definitely helps in that way-I'm so glad I didn't stay near my hometown! Sheffield's a really friendly city and the uni's got an amazing support system should you ever need it!
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    I definitely agree with InadequeteJustice here, although my parents were keen for me to move out-they didn't want me going to a uni near my hometown 'cause they wanted me to cope with things on my own two feet, even though I have both physical and mental conditions. Moving away from home definitely helps in that way-I'm so glad I didn't stay near my hometown! Sheffield's a really friendly city and the uni's got an amazing support system should you ever need it!
    Thanks for your advice, I appreciate it so much!
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    (Original post by kasienka)
    Thanks for your advice, I appreciate it so much!
    Message me if you have any more questions about Sheffield. I know I've already spoken to you on the SEAS thread as well
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Message me if you have any more questions about Sheffield. I know I've already spoken to you on the SEAS thread as well
    Thank you ever so much, you're incredibly kind!
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    (Original post by EloiseStar)
    OP, Don't listen to AngryRedhead. They're obviously angry about something... Probably went to a poly and now can't get a job... I don't know. Many posters have said it and I will say it again, employers care about universities - yes. However if you're not Oxbridge it's unlikely to make a difference. Who looks up league tables anyway?

    Absolutely crap advice from Angry, other than the thing about moving away.

    For the record, Sheffield is higher in league tables by about 60 points. Oxbridge or gtfo.
    Thank you for just re affirming my point; I was advising the OP to avoid ex-poly's for precisely the reason you said.

    FYI I did a stint at an ex-poly, realised it was futile and am now resitting my a-levels to get into a RG. Why waste your money?
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    (Original post by EloiseStar)
    OP, Don't listen to AngryRedhead. They're obviously angry about something... Probably went to a poly and now can't get a job... I don't know. Many posters have said it and I will say it again, employers care about universities - yes. However if you're not Oxbridge it's unlikely to make a difference. Who looks up league tables anyway?

    Absolutely crap advice from Angry, other than the thing about moving away.

    For the record, Sheffield is higher in league tables by about 60 points. Oxbridge or gtfo.
    Are you a current ex-poly student by any choice? Or studying at UCLan? Are you mad I told the truth about your choice of your university or course? Good projection, though what I said is backed up by what employers say.

    Your assumptions that I now have no job are false, btw. It's quite clear that you are the only one angry here by the tone of your response. I'm sorry to say that if your first degree is from an ex-poly both employers and other universities will look down on you. Even the professors I knew had to do a masters at a more prestigious uni to be taken seriously by their peers.
 
 
 
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