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    Hello there. I am currently in the midst of applying to university and I have quite a lot of questions to ask as I am rather confused about several things. Any help to any question would be greatly appreciated. To start off with I have listed my university choices

    University for the Creative Arts - Unconditional Offer
    Derby University - Conditional Offer for 240 UCAS Points
    Norwich University of the Arts - Conditional Offer for 280 UCAS Points
    De Montfort University - No Reply/Decision Not Made
    Sheffield Hallam University - Unsuccessful/Rejected

    1: Do I have to apply for accommodation for my insurance choice aswell as my firm? Currently, Derby is my firm and UCA is my insurance choice. However, UCA is unconditional so I'm temped to put that down as my main choice because it's guaranteed and I'll get the accommodation

    2: I applied in late December and I have heard back from all of my choices other than DMU. I have friends that have applied and they have heard back. Is it strange that I have heard nothing back? Should I contact them to confirm if they have received my application

    3: On my finance application. I was asked if I would be studying inside or outside of London. UCA is in Farnham. Which is classed as London. What do I put for this?

    4: If I choose to put my unconditional offer as my firm choice, what do I then put as an insurance? none of my offers can possibly be lower than that one so do i just leave it blank???

    Any knowledge or personal experience would be very helpful

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    (Original post by ryan1996)
    Hello there. I am currently in the midst of applying to university and I have quite a lot of questions to ask as I am rather confused about several things. Any help to any question would be greatly appreciated. To start off with I have listed my university choices

    University for the Creative Arts - Unconditional Offer
    Derby University - Conditional Offer for 240 UCAS Points
    Norwich University of the Arts - Conditional Offer for 280 UCAS Points
    De Montfort University - No Reply/Decision Not Made
    Sheffield Hallam University - Unsuccessful/Rejected

    1: Do I have to apply for accommodation for my insurance choice aswell as my firm? Currently, Derby is my firm and UCA is my insurance choice. However, UCA is unconditional so I'm temped to put that down as my main choice because it's guaranteed and I'll get the accommodation
    Depends on the policy of the university. Some will expect you to, and some will tell you not to. Put the university you want to go to most as your firm. Don't be swayed by the unconditional. It's a marketing tool by the university to make people choose them when they wouldn't have done in the first place, exactly as you are doing.
    2: I applied in late December and I have heard back from all of my choices other than DMU. I have friends that have applied and they have heard back. Is it strange that I have heard nothing back? Should I contact them to confirm if they have received my application
    They have until May to make decisions. If the other 4 have communicated with you, then your application has been received. Contact them if it will make you feel better, but for art courses, this is the busy season.
    3: On my finance application. I was asked if I would be studying inside or outside of London. UCA is in Farnham. Which is classed as London. What do I put for this?
    If it is classed as London, then put London. If you are wrong, believe me, they will tell you.
    4: If I choose to put my unconditional offer as my firm choice, what do I then put as an insurance? none of my offers can possibly be lower than that one so do i just leave it blank???
    You cannot have an insurance if you have an unconditional firm. There are no conditions you can fail to meet. Make very sure it's where you want to go, and remember, it's unconditional for their benefit, not yours. There is no going back.
    Any knowledge or personal experience would be very helpful

    TLR Read the questions and answer as appropriate
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