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    So I have applied for a place at Nottingham for Economics with French. However, I would like to change this to Politics and International Relations with a Year Abroad at Bristol.
    How would I go about finding a place, either through clearing or before?Also, how likely would it be that I would get accommodation?Thanks!
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    (Original post by Landau99)
    So I have applied for a place at Nottingham for Economics with French. However, I would like to change this to Politics and International Relations with a Year Abroad at Bristol.
    How would I go about finding a place, either through clearing or before?Also, how likely would it be that I would get accommodation?Thanks!
    How have you applied to Nottingham - through the normal application scheme or through clearing?
    Was Bristol one of your original 5 choices and if so did they make you an offer?
    What is your offer status on Track? Conditional or unconditional?
    Do you have all of your results or are you still waiting for some?
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    How have you applied to Nottingham - through the normal application scheme or through clearing?
    Was Bristol one of your original 5 choices and if so did they make you an offer?
    What is your offer status on Track? Conditional or unconditional?
    Do you have all of your results or are you still waiting for some?
    1) Through the normal application scheme
    2) No, it wasn't, hence no offer
    3) Conditional at Nottingham
    4) Waiting for A-Levels
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    (Original post by Landau99)
    1) Through the normal application scheme
    2) No, it wasn't, hence no offer
    3) Conditional at Nottingham
    4) Waiting for A-Levels
    You can only wait until you have your results to apply via clearing then.

    If you're 100% sure you don't want to go to Nottingham then you can contact them and ucas tomorrow and ask them to change your reply to decline their offer. This will place you into clearing before results day. You can only apply for places in clearing if you hold your results and have been asked to apply by the university concerned.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    You can only wait until you have your results to apply via clearing then.

    If you're 100% sure you don't want to go to Nottingham then you can contact them and ucas tomorrow and ask them to change your reply to decline their offer. This will place you into clearing before results day. You can only apply for places in clearing if you hold your results and have been asked to apply by the university concerned.
    1) What's the advantage of being in clearing during results day if I can't apply for any universities without my results?
    2) What do you mean "asked to apply"?
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    Bristol doesn't do clearing from what I've read, you might have to take a year out and re apply next year if you want to go there
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    (Original post by Landau99)
    1) What's the advantage of being in clearing during results day if I can't apply for any universities without my results?
    2) What do you mean "asked to apply"?
    1) time. If you're not sure and stay with Nottingham as your firm then on results day you have to phone and get through to Nottingham and ask them nicely to place you into clearing. If you're lucky then they'll do that by lunchtime Friday. If you're not in clearing then Bristol will probably refuse to consider you for a clearing place until Nottingham has sent the changes through to ucas.

    2) in clearing you phone up and get a bunch of informal offers asking you to refer your application to those courses. You pick your favourite and add that as a clearing choice on Track. Once the clearing university accept the application you have a new firm choice. If you refer your application without an offer or after your offer has expired (you usually get 12 or 24 hours for an offer to remain valid) then the university can reject your application and you're back in clearing.
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    (Original post by AlexLamberti)
    Bristol doesn't do clearing from what I've read, you might have to take a year out and re apply next year if you want to go there
    Yes they do
    http://www.bristol.ac.uk/results/vac...aring-home-eu/
    101 courses in there at the moment. Although no politics
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    (Original post by PQ)
    1) time. If you're not sure and stay with Nottingham as your firm then on results day you have to phone and get through to Nottingham and ask them nicely to place you into clearing. If you're lucky then they'll do that by lunchtime Friday. If you're not in clearing then Bristol will probably refuse to consider you for a clearing place until Nottingham has sent the changes through to ucas.

    2) in clearing you phone up and get a bunch of informal offers asking you to refer your application to those courses. You pick your favourite and add that as a clearing choice on Track. Once the clearing university accept the application you have a new firm choice. If you refer your application without an offer or after your offer has expired (you usually get 12 or 24 hours for an offer to remain valid) then the university can reject your application and you're back in clearing.
    So what's the likelihood that if I cancel my offers now, i'll get a place on results day for this given course?

    Also, what's the likelihood that i'll get accomodation?
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    Yes they do
    http://www.bristol.ac.uk/results/vac...aring-home-eu/
    101 courses in there at the moment. Although no politics
    You say 'at the moment'. Is it likely to have a place on results day?
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    (Original post by Landau99)
    So what's the likelihood that if I cancel my offers now, i'll get a place on results day for this given course?

    Also, what's the likelihood that i'll get accomodation?
    Are you a home/eu student?
    If so very slim. They are only open to international students for that subject.

    You need to ask Bristol what accommodation is available for clearing students.

    Tbh suddenly showing an interest in a new course and university with a couple of months before freshers doesn't fill me with confidence that you're making a reasoned and thought through decision. I would recommend planning a gap year over rushing headlong into a new course
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    (Original post by Landau99)
    You say 'at the moment'. Is it likely to have a place on results day?
    You can ask them. They have no reason to lie to you.

    They either don't know or will be very clear that there's no chance.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    Are you a home/eu student?
    If so very slim. They are only open to international students for that subject.

    You need to ask Bristol what accommodation is available for clearing students.

    Tbh suddenly showing an interest in a new course and university with a couple of months before freshers doesn't fill me with confidence that you're making a reasoned and thought through decision. I would recommend planning a gap year over rushing headlong into a new course
    The thing is, I don't want to take a gap year. I was always debating between these two courses and I have just had a sudden realisation that I don't want to do the course that I applied for.

    Would they not be willing to consider me at all. What if some people don't receive their offers. There would be space on the course, right?
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    (Original post by Landau99)
    You say 'at the moment'. Is it likely to have a place on results day?
    I think if it's not in clearing at the moment then the safe thing to do would be to assume that there will not be a place on that course in clearing. You might be lucky, but to turn down a place in the hope of one specific course becoming available in clearing would be wildly optimistic.
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    I think if it's not in clearing at the moment then the safe thing to do would be to assume that there will not be a place on that course in clearing. You might be lucky, but to turn down a place in the hope of one specific course becoming available in clearing would be wildly optimistic.
    Well...I really don't want to go to my first choice and would rather take a gap year and reapply to be frank so I guess it's worth the risk
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    (Original post by Landau99)
    The thing is, I don't want to take a gap year. I was always debating between these two courses and I have just had a sudden realisation that I don't want to do the course that I applied for.

    Would they not be willing to consider me at all. What if some people don't receive their offers. There would be space on the course, right?
    Why not just change course at Nottingham?

    Those vacancies are based on forecasts of how many applicants normally meet their offers. Unless their forecasts are wrong then new vacancies aren't likely to appear. If Oxbridge are particularly generous or everyone who applied gets Cs in politics A level then that might be enough to throw off Bristol's forecasts but those are slim chances.
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    Why not just change course at Nottingham?

    Those vacancies are based on forecasts of how many applicants normally meet their offers. Unless their forecasts are wrong then new vacancies aren't likely to appear. If Oxbridge are particularly generous or everyone who applied gets Cs in politics A level then that might be enough to throw off Bristol's forecasts but those are slim chances.
    Well to cut a really long story short, the whole reason I applied to Nottingham instead of Bristol was that I didn't have Maths A level so I was forced to apply for Economics there as it didn't require Maths.

    However, I really didn't like it when I visited and I much preferred Bristol as a city.

    I've heard stories of people getting into Bristol for even harder courses like Maths...so I know it's possible
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    If you are certain this is actually the subject you want to do, then I suggest you wait until you have your results in August and then make a calmer decision about what you want to do next.

    As above, this course at Bristol isnt in Clearing and, as its a highly competitive course asking for AAA, isnt likely to go into Clearing in August either. So..... you can either stick with what you have got and go to Notts (or try swapping to Politics at Notts), or at that point you can withdraw your 2017 application completely and then get organised for reapplying in October for 2018 entry. You will then have time to think carefully about this - instead of panicking your way through Clearing - making 5 new choices and doing this a bit more sensibly.

    Btw, its totally normal to go into a bit of a panic at this stage - 'have I done the right thing, is it the right course/Uni' etc etc. - this one of the reasons I suggest you wait until August before you make any big decisions. Once you have your results, and its all a bit clearer ,you may feel okay about Notts after all.
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    (Original post by Landau99)
    Well to cut a really long story short, the whole reason I applied to Nottingham instead of Bristol was that I didn't have Maths A level so I was forced to apply for Economics there as it didn't require Maths.

    However, I really didn't like it when I visited and I much preferred Bristol as a city.

    I've heard stories of people getting into Bristol for even harder courses like Maths...so I know it's possible
    You had 5 choices. Where else did you apply?

    Did you like any of them more than Nottingham...if they offer P&IR they might be willing to change your course and reinstate your offer.
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    You had 5 choices. Where else did you apply?

    Did you like any of them more than Nottingham...if they offer P&IR they might be willing to change your course and reinstate your offer.
    Warwick, Birmingham and Leeds.

    I honestly don't know what I'm going to do. Guess I'll decide a week before if I should go into clearing or not.
 
 
 
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