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    Hey guys, so today I went to an interview at Salford University for Fashion Design, and I recieved an offer on the day. The only thing was that the woman interviewing me seemed very critical and said "I'm going to take a risk and give you an offer, but I advise you to reject it and reflect upon what I said". Has this every happened to any of you before and has anyone actually went against this and went to the said university?
    I don't know if it was just tough love because why give somebody an offer if they didn't think they were good enough?
    Thanks guys and I hope I can get a piece of mind haha...
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    (Original post by Dyllburn)
    Hey guys, so today I went to an interview at Salford University for Fashion Design, and I recieved an offer on the day. The only thing was that the woman interviewing me seemed very critical and said "I'm going to take a risk and give you an offer, but I advise you to reject it and reflect upon what I said". Has this every happened to any of you before and has anyone actually went against this and went to the said university?
    I don't know if it was just tough love because why give somebody an offer if they didn't think they were good enough?
    Thanks guys and I hope I can get a piece of mind haha...
    A member of staff speaking like that would put me off going to that university as that wasn't particularly professional way for someone that they d make thousands of pounds off
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    A member of staff speaking like that would put me off going to that university as that wasn't particularly professional way for someone that they d make thousands of pounds off
    That's what I thought but it was always my first choice and now I feel the need to show them my best. I just felt as though it was very harsh and wondered why they'd offer me a place despite apparently disliking my work and claiming they'd "seen better from A-level students" (I'm coming straight from a foundation diploma, without any A-level in an art subject).
    Thank you very much though, I definitely agree with that you're saying.
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    (Original post by Dyllburn)
    Hey guys, so today I went to an interview at Salford University for Fashion Design, and I recieved an offer on the day. The only thing was that the woman interviewing me seemed very critical and said "I'm going to take a risk and give you an offer, but I advise you to reject it and reflect upon what I said". Has this every happened to any of you before and has anyone actually went against this and went to the said university?
    I don't know if it was just tough love because why give somebody an offer if they didn't think they were good enough?
    Thanks guys and I hope I can get a piece of mind haha...
    She advised you to "reflect upon what I said". So what did she say?


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    (Original post by Dyllburn)
    Hey guys, so today I went to an interview at Salford University for Fashion Design, and I recieved an offer on the day. The only thing was that the woman interviewing me seemed very critical and said "I'm going to take a risk and give you an offer, but I advise you to reject it and reflect upon what I said". Has this every happened to any of you before and has anyone actually went against this and went to the said university?
    I don't know if it was just tough love because why give somebody an offer if they didn't think they were good enough?
    Thanks guys and I hope I can get a piece of mind haha...
    Maybe you should contact the Admissions Office of this university and ask them what they make of it - it sounds highly irregular to me.
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    She advised you to "reflect upon what I said". So what did she say?


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    She basically told me my work wasn't at an ideal standard and that there wasn't enough of it, and that she'd seen better from an A-level student (I am coming straight from an Art Foundation diploma with no art relates A-level). There was no positives about my work, so this left me confused as to why she offered me a place, hopefully she saw potential.
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    From the sounds of it, she saw potential but thought you weren't putting in enough effort and made her feel that this is not something you really want to do. So you were given the offer because she thought you could be great but suggested you reject it because she doesn't think you can excel on the course and might want to take some time to make sure it's really something you want to do and do more projects in your own time
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    (Original post by Dyllburn)
    That's what I thought but it was always my first choice and now I feel the need to show them my best. I just felt as though it was very harsh and wondered why they'd offer me a place despite apparently disliking my work and claiming they'd "seen better from A-level students" (I'm coming straight from a foundation diploma, without any A-level in an art subject).
    Thank you very much though, I definitely agree with that you're saying.
    You shouldn't feel like you owe them anything really, you just have to decide if you want to go somewhere that treats you like that.
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    That sounds incredibly unprofessional, definitely bring that up with the Admissions Office.
 
 
 
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