as they may have lots of applicants, but the majority of applicants will not be good enough! loads will have applied who cannot make the AAA/AAB grades and so the uni's offer up their places to those who get better grades than expected, p'haps from re-sits in january,and therefore have better predicted grades in march or they allow people who applied for the "elite" universities ( well THEY think they are anyway!), e.g. oxbridge, bristol, warwick, to get into good uni's who they didnt apply to before.
But Exeter said they have more AAA candidates than they do places? Surely they consider these people good enough?
im baffled. i didnt get into warwick to do economics. i wasnt surprised as there were very few places and apparantly thousands of applicants, as its a very well sought after course. yet again, i also see them advertising on ucas extra. i dont understand either. i know i got turned away as i was only predicted ABB and they wanted AAB but if id have applied throught ucas extra (if i hadnt got into exeter ( yay!),) i would have had better predicted grades and would now be on AAA or AAB. it doesnt seem fair if they do offer places to other people at this late stage when they turn so many people away. or if they never intend to offer places on UCAS extra then they shouldnt advertise it! i know this may sound harsh, but i think that people should be made to go through clearing rather than UCAS extra. do i sound like a heartless cow?
The same scenario happens with clearing - some departments will hold out for the best students after results come out and risk hefty fines for not filling courses.
im just trying to convince myself that warwick is ****!!