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    Over the past 2 weeks i've been trying to decline my place at my insurance university but everytime i try they give me some reason as to why it can't be done. Today i got an email from them that said i wasn't ALLOWED to decline them. I didn't get into my firm choice but since picking my insurance i've found out that the university isn't very good for what i want to do and i want to go through clearing. Has this happened to anyone else? Are the university allowed to say this and FORCE me to go to their uni? I just need a bit of advice!
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    Take it as a compliment that they want you so much ... Which University is your insurance, if you don't mind me asking?
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    (Original post by katie.gillie)
    Over the past 2 weeks i've been trying to decline my place at my insurance university but everytime i try they give me some reason as to why it can't be done. Today i got an email from them that said i wasn't ALLOWED to decline them. I didn't get into my firm choice but since picking my insurance i've found out that the university isn't very good for what i want to do and i want to go through clearing. Has this happened to anyone else? Are the university allowed to say this and FORCE me to go to their uni? I just need a bit of advice!
    You entered into a legal contract, for which you can only ask them to let you out of.
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    when you put them as your insurance you made a contract between you and the uni, unfortunately you can only go through clearing if they agree to withdraw your contract

    maybe try contacting UCAS though
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    (Original post by katie.gillie)
    Over the past 2 weeks i've been trying to decline my place at my insurance university but everytime i try they give me some reason as to why it can't be done. Today i got an email from them that said i wasn't ALLOWED to decline them. I didn't get into my firm choice but since picking my insurance i've found out that the university isn't very good for what i want to do and i want to go through clearing. Has this happened to anyone else? Are the university allowed to say this and FORCE me to go to their uni? I just need a bit of advice!

    You have a contract but places dont hold you to them.

    Contact UCAS they have a team for such situations.

    Just dont enroll and notify SFE you wont be going as well.

    They are just making it difficult so you change your mind.
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    (Original post by katie.gillie)
    Over the past 2 weeks i've been trying to decline my place at my insurance university but everytime i try they give me some reason as to why it can't be done. Today i got an email from them that said i wasn't ALLOWED to decline them. I didn't get into my firm choice but since picking my insurance i've found out that the university isn't very good for what i want to do and i want to go through clearing. Has this happened to anyone else? Are the university allowed to say this and FORCE me to go to their uni? I just need a bit of advice!
    I have heard of universities being slow but never outright refusing to place an applicant into clearing.

    Which university is this? They're technically allowed to refuse to release you from your place but they must realise how silly that is.

    Ucas might be willing to help but you're more likely to sort it by escalating to someone more senior who will realise that forcing applicants to take a gap year is bad press.
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    I have heard of universities being slow but never outright refusing to place an applicant into clearing.

    Which university is this? They're technically allowed to refuse to release you from your place but they must realise how silly that is.

    Ucas might be willing to help but you're more likely to sort it by escalating to someone more senior who will realise that forcing applicants to take a gap year is bad press.

    I'm not in this situation, but I know someone who is.

    Suppose someone declined all their offers and used Extra to apply to their a new course and got an offer.

    Then suppose they accepted that offer by 20th July.

    Further suppose that the person changed their mind during the summer and wanted to reject the offer but the uni didn't want to allow them to do it.

    Is it possible that the uni would charge the student for the course if the student simply didn't turn up after being refused the chance to leave the course?
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    I'm not in this situation, but I know someone who is.

    Suppose someone declined all their offers and used Extra to apply to their a new course and got an offer.

    Then suppose they accepted that offer by 20th July.

    Further suppose that the person changed their mind during the summer and wanted to reject the offer but the uni didn't want to allow them to do it.

    Is it possible that the uni would charge the student for the course if the student simply didn't turn up after being refused the chance to leave the course?
    A university can't force students to attend. As long as a student hasn't enrolled (and sometimes even if they have but withdraw before the start of the course) then the student won't be liable for fees.

    Accommodation charges can sometimes be trickier to avoid but even with them universities are usually sensible.

    I really would encourage any applicant who is being refused entry into clearing by their university to publicly name the university concerned. Bad press is one of the few things universities will be afraid of. That and contacting the principal/vice chancellor directly to complain.
 
 
 
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