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    And the wrong uni...I know it sounds bad.
    So basically, at the beginning I was very uninterested in going to uni, so I applied for uni's that I didn't really know much about in terms of my grades etc... And my school just made us do our UCAS fast, so I applied without even thinking. :/ (I know sounds bad). But no I actually want to go uni as I think it's my only option (I want to do film production/making). And the one uni I actually really wanted to go to that I applied for didn't accept me

    So I have my firm choice in mind, and I am happy with it except I don't think I will have the grades to get in. And my insurance choice is not somewhere I want to go. I have done research on uni's that I would like to go to because it fits my course perfectly, but I don't know what to do? Should I call up UCAS? or should I call up the uni's? Should I just wait until clearing? I am so stressed and I seriously need help/advice.
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    And the wrong uni...I know it sounds bad.
    So basically, at the beginning I was very uninterested in going to uni, so I applied for uni's that I didn't really know much about in terms of my grades etc... And my school just made us do our UCAS fast, so I applied without even thinking. :/ (I know sounds bad). But no I actually want to go uni as I think it's my only option (I want to do film production/making). And the one uni I actually really wanted to go to that I applied for didn't accept me

    So I have my firm choice in mind, and I am happy with it except I don't think I will have the grades to get in. And my insurance choice is not somewhere I want to go. I have done research on uni's that I would like to go to because it fits my course perfectly, but I don't know what to do? Should I call up UCAS? or should I call up the uni's? Should I just wait until clearing? I am so stressed and I seriously need help/advice.
    How unlikely do you feel it is you will meet your firm choice? Are then any unis with places left in extra that you would be happier or as happy going to?
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    How unlikely do you feel it is you will meet your firm choice? Are then any unis with places left in extra that you would be happier or as happy going to?
    I don't know, I haven't checked any uni's for spaces. I have about 3 uni's in mind so far.
    And I think it might be a little unlikely but it depends on my upcoming interview and my portfolio more than my grades I think with the course I want to do.
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    Clearing or Adjustment?
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    I don't know, I haven't checked any uni's for spaces. I have about 3 uni's in mind so far.
    And I think it might be a little unlikely but it depends on my upcoming interview and my portfolio more than my grades I think with the course I want to do.
    I d say wait to make a decision until after the interview. Unis dont always update the course search immediately but apparently there are still around 80 films related courses with places left including some foundation years so i dont think you need to panic yet http://search.ucas.com/search/provid...&flt6=2&flt8=2 .
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    (Original post by Eternalflames)
    Clearing or Adjustment?
    But clearing is not until July and apparently you are not always guaranteed a space
    What is adjustment?
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    But clearing is not until July and apparently you are not always guaranteed a space
    I got 3 offers through clearing two summers ago. It's not as bad people think it is, you will get a place if you phone up a bunch of different places during clearing. Trust me
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I d say wait to make a decision until after the interview. Unis dont always update the course search immediately but apparently there are still around 80 films related courses with places left including some foundation years so i dont think you need to panic yet http://search.ucas.com/search/provid...&flt6=2&flt8=2 .
    Oh okay thank you!
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    (Original post by Eternalflames)
    I got 3 offers through clearing two summers ago. It's not as bad people think it is, you will get a place if you phone up a bunch of different places during clearing. Trust me
    oh haha, thank you
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    oh haha, thank you
    Adjustment is where you have met and exceeded the offer of your firm choice. So if the offer is ABB and you get AAA, you can 'Adjust' up into a place that offers that. You can find out more information on the UCAS website, speaking of which you should phone them up and tell them what's up and they'll be able to help you better

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    (Original post by loveleest)
    But clearing is not until July and apparently you are not always guaranteed a space
    What is adjustment?
    Adjustment isn't available until after A Level results day and is only available to students who exceed their firm offer
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Adjustment isn't available until after A Level results day and is only available to students who exceed their firm offer
    Oh okay
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    Which Uni's are they
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    (Original post by reinaadira)
    Which Uni's are they
    Are you talking about my firm/insurance choice or the ones I wish I applied for?
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    Are you talking about my firm/insurance choice or the ones I wish I applied for?
    well all of them if you don't mind saying
    are the content of the courses significantly different from uni to uni
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    (Original post by reinaadira)
    well all of them if you don't mind saying
    are the content of the courses significantly different from uni to uni
    For my firm choice- Nottingham trent
    Insurance- Southampton Solent

    I really wanted to go Kingston, but they didn't accept me after the interview. Now I wouldn't mind going to hertfordshire/birmingham/Manchester/Greenwich ... But I didn't apply for any and I feel like I am suffering because of me rushing my application

    No they are not...they are basically like the same thing through all uni's
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    For my firm choice- Nottingham trent
    Insurance- Southampton Solent

    I really wanted to go Kingston, but they didn't accept me after the interview. Now I wouldn't mind going to hertfordshire/birmingham/Manchester/Greenwich ... But I didn't apply for any and I feel like I am suffering because of me rushing my application

    No they are not...they are basically like the same thing through all uni's
    You could either withdraw your offers now and apply through extra, or wait for results day so you can enter adjustment or clearing
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    I applied for unis and didn't want to go to them (I didn't research them enough, nor did I look at the course much). I'm now on a gap year, and have got into universities, and courses, that I prefer much more. But, just in case, I did stick with my UCAS and just emailed the uni in September saying I couldn't go there.

    Theres nothing wrong with taking a year out
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    And working in retail (only jobs you can get with no degree at this age..) makes you want to be at uni, so don't worry about the people who say 'oh, you'll never go to uni if you take a year out'
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    (Original post by cherryred90s)
    You could either withdraw your offers now and apply through extra, or wait for results day so you can enter adjustment or clearing
    Oh okay, which one would you recommend?
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    (Original post by Gapyearstudent54)
    I applied for unis and didn't want to go to them (I didn't research them enough, nor did I look at the course much). I'm now on a gap year, and have got into universities, and courses, that I prefer much more. But, just in case, I did stick with my UCAS and just emailed the uni in September saying I couldn't go there.

    Theres nothing wrong with taking a year out
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    And working in retail (only jobs you can get with no degree at this age..) makes you want to be at uni, so don't worry about the people who say 'oh, you'll never go to uni if you take a year out'
    Taking a year gap is not an option for me, at all.
 
 
 
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