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    I have a received a conditional offer from Leeds Beckett to study Criminology with Psychology and I have been offered an unconditional if I choose it as my firm choice. I have also been offered conditional offers from Manchester Met to study the same on a 4 year degree and separately on a foundation degree. The problem is Manchester gives me a year's placement but Leeds doesn't. Is it possible to choose Leeds as my firm choice accepting the unconditional but then if I get the grades decline this and choose Manchester on results days?
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    (Original post by Guestjy04)
    I have a received a conditional offer from Leeds Beckett to study Criminology with Psychology and I have been offered an unconditional if I choose it as my firm choice. I have also been offered conditional offers from Manchester Met to study the same on a 4 year degree and separately on a foundation degree. The problem is Manchester gives me a year's placement but Leeds doesn't. Is it possible to choose Leeds as my firm choice accepting the unconditional but then if I get the grades decline this and choose Manchester on results days?
    Yes but that's incredibly risky as 1) it takes time to be put into clearing 2) there's no guarantee Manchester will have any places there. If you d prefer to go to Manchester then why not firm that and use Leeds as your insurance ? Universities do generally use unconditional offers as a marketing ploy but don't let that affect your decision.
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    Thanks. Leeds have given me a conditional offer and an unconditional offer if I choose them as my firm choice. Im just worried if I choose Leeds I won't get the placement year but if I commit to Manchester and then don't get the grades, I could have nothing. Do you know if I can put Leeds as my firm choice then if I get the grades to go to Manchester, decline Leeds and go to Manchester?
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    (Original post by Guestjy04)
    Thanks. Leeds have given me a conditional offer and an unconditional offer if I choose them as my firm choice. Im just worried if I choose Leeds I won't get the placement year but if I commit to Manchester and then don't get the grades, I could have nothing. Do you know if I can put Leeds as my firm choice then if I get the grades to go to Manchester, decline Leeds and go to Manchester?
    If you have an unconditional firm offer then the ONLY thing you can do to go elsewhere is to ASK your firm to place you into clearing and hope that another university will accept you through clearing.

    When picking a firm choice forget the offer conditions and choose the course/university that you most want to do. In your case that's clearly MMU but the manipulative conditions from LBU are distracting you.

    If they're making that sort of offer they're very likely to take you with grades well below their conditions if you put them as insurance too.
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    (Original post by Guestjy04)
    I have a received a conditional offer from Leeds Beckett to study Criminology with Psychology and I have been offered an unconditional if I choose it as my firm choice. I have also been offered conditional offers from Manchester Met to study the same on a 4 year degree and separately on a foundation degree. The problem is Manchester gives me a year's placement but Leeds doesn't. Is it possible to choose Leeds as my firm choice accepting the unconditional but then if I get the grades decline this and choose Manchester on results days?
    A guaranteed placement is far more valuable than the de-stressing of an unconditional offer. The statistics for employability for people who have done placements are staggeringly different to those who haven't particularly for courses such as yours where there will be thousands of graduates with similar socially welfarey sort of courses and not very transparent recruiting processes for a lot of relatively small recruiters.


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