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    I got an offer from Leeds beckett 3 weeks ago that was a conditional offer, however I've just got an email from them saying they want to give me an unconditional offer if I accept them as my firm. It doesn't say this on my track and I'm confused to why they've changed their mind weeks after giving me an offer?
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    (Original post by Pharaoh123)
    I got an offer from Leeds beckett 3 weeks ago that was a conditional offer, however I've just got an email from them saying they want to give me an unconditional offer if I accept them as my firm. It doesn't say this on my track and I'm confused to why they've changed their mind weeks after giving me an offer?
    Because they are jumping on the bandwagon of other universities higher up the food chain and trying to tie students to them so that they can firm up their numbers and stop you choosing to go elsewhere. Do not be flattered into choosing an unconditional place you wouldn't have firmed in other circumstances. You won't have an insurance and you aren't eligible for adjustment, so take a good long time before you make your choices. Unconditional offers for applicants still to take their exams are becoming fashionable for the benefit of the universities, not the applicants. Admit it - you feel flattered, now, don't you? And therefore you are looking more favourably on Leeds Beckett than you were before, yes? Think carefully.
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    (Original post by Pharaoh123)
    I got an offer from Leeds beckett 3 weeks ago that was a conditional offer, however I've just got an email from them saying they want to give me an unconditional offer if I accept them as my firm. It doesn't say this on my track and I'm confused to why they've changed their mind weeks after giving me an offer?
    I had this email also today, offered an unconditional place after previously been given an offer of 280 ucas points!


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    (Original post by Pharaoh123)
    I got an offer from Leeds beckett 3 weeks ago that was a conditional offer, however I've just got an email from them saying they want to give me an unconditional offer if I accept them as my firm. It doesn't say this on my track and I'm confused to why they've changed their mind weeks after giving me an offer?
    Be wary of accepting especially if it isn't your first choice, you may end up hating it and have nothing to fall back on, wait for a bit and see what other universities say,
    have you had all your offers?
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Because they are jumping on the bandwagon of other universities higher up the food chain and trying to tie students to them so that they can firm up their numbers and stop you choosing to go elsewhere. Do not be flattered into choosing an unconditional place you wouldn't have firmed in other circumstances. You won't have an insurance and you aren't eligible for adjustment, so take a good long time before you make your choices. Unconditional offers for applicants still to take their exams are becoming fashionable for the benefit of the universities, not the applicants. Admit it - you feel flattered, now, don't you? And therefore you are looking more favourably on Leeds Beckett than you were before, yes? Think carefully.
    I'm still not going to accept them as there are 2 other uni's I prefer, one of which has also given me an unconditional. I was just curious as to why my offer has changed so late after my original offer
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    (Original post by Pharaoh123)
    I'm still not going to accept them as there are 2 other uni's I prefer, one of which has also given me an unconditional. I was just curious as to why my offer has changed so late after my original offer
    They clearly don't have many applicants so are looking to try and get more, they have quota to meet
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    (Original post by hollyrw)
    I had this email also today, offered an unconditional place after previously been given an offer of 280 ucas points!


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    I feel like it was a group email to everyone that have been offered a place, as the subject of the email was 'student admissions message to offer holders' :confused:
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    (Original post by Pharaoh123)
    I'm still not going to accept them as there are 2 other uni's I prefer, one of which has also given me an unconditional. I was just curious as to why my offer has changed so late after my original offer
    My guess would be a big marketing meeting in which someone said, 'Hey, we're not getting enough interest. What can we do?' but I am very cynical.
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    (Original post by sw651)
    Be wary of accepting especially if it isn't your first choice, you may end up hating it and have nothing to fall back on, wait for a bit and see what other universities say,
    have you had all your offers?
    I've had 3, I have two that I prefer over my other choices, one of which has also offered me an unconditional and I'm waiting for the other to reply.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    My guess would be a big marketing meeting in which someone said, 'Hey, we're not getting enough interest. What can we do?' but I am very cynical.
    I feel like you may be right, the email seemed like something that has been sent to all offer holders
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    (Original post by Pharaoh123)
    I've had 3, I have two that I prefer over my other choices, one of which has also offered me an unconditional and I'm waiting for the other to reply.
    That's fine then, I would personally feel kinda insulted that they are doing just to fill up spaces. Good Luck anyhow!
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    (Original post by sw651)
    That's fine then, I would personally feel kinda insulted that they are doing just to fill up spaces. Good Luck anyhow!
    I think I may have sounded rather harsh above. If the university and course is what you want and it's genuinely the best thing for you, then it's clearly a bonus for you.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    I think I may have sounded rather harsh above. If the university and course is what you want and it's genuinely the best thing for you, then it's clearly a bonus for you.
    The truth can be harsh
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    (Original post by sw651)
    The truth can be harsh
    It can indeed.
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    (Original post by sw651)
    That's fine then, I would personally feel kinda insulted that they are doing just to fill up spaces. Good Luck anyhow!
    haha I do a bit actually as it's something I think most people received, but I do also feel sorry for them :dong:
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    My guess would be a big marketing meeting in which someone said, 'Hey, we're not getting enough interest. What can we do?' but I am very cynical.
    I don't think you're being cynical at all...

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    (Original post by Origami Bullets)
    I don't think you're being cynical at all...

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    But you actually know me....
 
 
 
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