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    Hello,

    I am an EU student currently based in one of the UK universities. I am a first year ug Mathematics student. I have applied to change Uni through UCAS. I want to changem my university as well as the subject. I have decided to do Philosophy&Mathematics/Mathematics&Philosophy. One of the universities I've applied to rejected me just in a couple of days. I did not feel very bad about it but I wanted to know the reasons. It said that I did not met the minimum requirement for the course. That is true. I did not do very well in my graduation exams for a few reasons.

    I got into uni here thinking that the year in UK uni would help me to get into some better universities (i.e. I would have some experience studying in Uni, practice my english, get used to cultural differences). I did not want to transfer my credits. I wanted to start over and count the first year as the foundation.

    I have contacted the university (the one which rejected me) and was told that they did not mind about my year in UK, they just checked my certificate exams and saw that I did not met the reqs. Above all I was told that my reference and personal statement were not looked at.

    I just wanted to know if this is the way all the unis work? Is this normal? I ain't mad, nor resentful. Just curious. Because it sounded a bit narrow minded to me. Why do we bother writing statements and getting references? Do not want to sound mean.

    Also I was thinking maybe this could do something about from where I come from. I am an eastern european and I have heard that universities in Scotland and UK look down on student from the east. This thougt sound a bit ridiculous and scary to me.

    I hope that I've made myself clear and the text is readable.Thank you for your time and answers.
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    (Original post by molotok)
    Hello,

    I am an EU student currently based in one of the UK universities. I am a first year ug Mathematics student. I have applied to change Uni through UCAS. I want to changem my university as well as the subject. I have decided to do Philosophy&Mathematics/Mathematics&Philosophy. One of the universities I've applied to rejected me just in a couple of days. I did not feel very bad about it but I wanted to know the reasons. It said that I did not met the minimum requirement for the course. That is true. I did not do very well in my graduation exams for a few reasons.

    I got into uni here thinking that the year in UK uni would help me to get into some better universities (i.e. I would have some experience studying in Uni, practice my english, get used to cultural differences). I did not want to transfer my credits. I wanted to start over and count the first year as the foundation.

    I have contacted the university (the one which rejected me) and was told that they did not mind about my year in UK, they just checked my certificate exams and saw that I did not met the reqs. Above all I was told that my reference and personal statement were not looked at.

    I just wanted to know if this is the way all the unis work? Is this normal? I ain't mad, nor resentful. Just curious. Because it sounded a bit narrow minded to me. Why do we bother writing statements and getting references? Do not want to sound mean.

    Also I was thinking maybe this could do something about from where I come from. I am an eastern european and I have heard that universities in Scotland and UK look down on student from the east. This thougt sound a bit ridiculous and scary to me.

    I hope that I've made myself clear and the text is readable.Thank you for your time and answers.
    Different universities in the UK have different requirements. Some will look at your year of university study and take it into account. Others will look at your previous qualifications. So just because one course has rejected you, it does not mean that all will!
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    If you don't meet the entry requirements for a course, it can be very difficult to transfer "up" the league tables after a year. Some unis view this as trying to play the system. As you've found, those won't even consider transfers if it's obvious to them that a student is trying to bypass their entry requirements.

    You may be luckier with your other choices, especially if you've done really well during your first year so far and your academic references from your current course are good. You might also be given an offer which is conditional on your first year result, so make sure you keep your grades up in the meantime.
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    (Original post by molotok)
    Hello,

    I am an EU student currently based in one of the UK universities. I am a first year ug Mathematics student. I have applied to change Uni through UCAS. I want to changem my university as well as the subject. I have decided to do Philosophy&Mathematics/Mathematics&Philosophy. One of the universities I've applied to rejected me just in a couple of days. I did not feel very bad about it but I wanted to know the reasons. It said that I did not met the minimum requirement for the course. That is true. I did not do very well in my graduation exams for a few reasons.

    I got into uni here thinking that the year in UK uni would help me to get into some better universities (i.e. I would have some experience studying in Uni, practice my english, get used to cultural differences). I did not want to transfer my credits. I wanted to start over and count the first year as the foundation.

    I have contacted the university (the one which rejected me) and was told that they did not mind about my year in UK, they just checked my certificate exams and saw that I did not met the reqs. Above all I was told that my reference and personal statement were not looked at.

    I just wanted to know if this is the way all the unis work? Is this normal? I ain't mad, nor resentful. Just curious. Because it sounded a bit narrow minded to me. Why do we bother writing statements and getting references? Do not want to sound mean.

    Also I was thinking maybe this could do something about from where I come from. I am an eastern european and I have heard that universities in Scotland and UK look down on student from the east. This thougt sound a bit ridiculous and scary to me.

    I hope that I've made myself clear and the text is readable.Thank you for your time and answers.
    some universities place more emphasis on the personal statement than others.
 
 
 
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