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    Hi everyone,

    I sent my application off two weeks ago and I'm lucky to have received three offers from the institutions I have applied for! I'm applying for history and I have applied to Sheffield Hallam, Uni of Kent, UEA, Sheffield Uni and Newcastle university, with the first three being the ones I have received an offer from!

    However, the problem I have is that I loved Newcastle (yet to receive an offer from!) but from the three I have gotten offers from, they have all said that if I put them as my firm choice, I get an unconditional offer. I really liked UEA so I'm very happy to have an unconditional from them, but what if I get an offer from Newcastle? Ah, decisions!

    So my question is, have you received an unconditional offer? Where have you received it from and what do you hope to study? Are you going to take the offer?

    Hopefully some more people are in a similar situation!
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    Yes, received one unconditional offer from the University of Kent to study Economics w/ a Placement Year. Putting the offer as my insurance because my first choice will be a different university.
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    (Original post by absham)
    Hi everyone,

    I sent my application off two weeks ago and I'm lucky to have received three offers from the institutions I have applied for! I'm applying for history and I have applied to Sheffield Hallam, Uni of Kent, UEA, Sheffield Uni and Newcastle university, with the first three being the ones I have received an offer from!

    However, the problem I have is that I loved Newcastle (yet to receive an offer from!) but from the three I have gotten offers from, they have all said that if I put them as my firm choice, I get an unconditional offer. I really liked UEA so I'm very happy to have an unconditional from them, but what if I get an offer from Newcastle? Ah, decisions!

    So my question is, have you received an unconditional offer? Where have you received it from and what do you hope to study? Are you going to take the offer?

    Hopefully some more people are in a similar situation!
    They give you unconditionals as they ll know you'll struggle to get out of it and it's more likely you ll choose to go there. Wait to hear back from newcastle then make your decision.
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    They give you unconditionals as they ll know you'll struggle to get out of it and it's more likely you ll choose to go there. Wait to hear back from newcastle then make your decision.
    Thank you for the advice!
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    Unconditional offers are a scam. They want you to not go to Newcastle, thats the point. They want your presence and money you provide so they offer an incentive. Please pick the one you like the most, not the easiest one to get in. Many people who pick unconditional face the double whammy of ending up with bad A Level results, and a worse uni. Only pick the unconditional uni if it was your No.1 anyway.

    Unconditional offers are only not a scam once you've got your A Level results.
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    they want you to struggle
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    Don't fall for that con of "unconditional if firmed" I did that two years back (uni of Hull if anyone is asking) and holy s**t did I regret it. The uni itself was ok but the support and course was absolutely horrific. Visit the uni open days and please I am begging you for the love of god, go for the one that you click with and that feels right in all aspects. I've got unconditionals from all my choices after reapplying (Newcastle, York, Manchester, Sheffield) but I'll still be visiting all of them to give it a fair chance when making a final decision, and I advise you to do the same! Wish you all the best!
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    (Original post by absham)
    Hi everyone,

    I sent my application off two weeks ago and I'm lucky to have received three offers from the institutions I have applied for! I'm applying for history and I have applied to Sheffield Hallam, Uni of Kent, UEA, Sheffield Uni and Newcastle university, with the first three being the ones I have received an offer from!

    However, the problem I have is that I loved Newcastle (yet to receive an offer from!) but from the three I have gotten offers from, they have all said that if I put them as my firm choice, I get an unconditional offer. I really liked UEA so I'm very happy to have an unconditional from them, but what if I get an offer from Newcastle? Ah, decisions!

    So my question is, have you received an unconditional offer? Where have you received it from and what do you hope to study? Are you going to take the offer?

    Hopefully some more people are in a similar situation!
    Hey,

    I'm not sure what advice I can give you about confirming your offers and accepting your unconditionals, but I just wanted to say that if you have any more questions about Sheffield Hallam or the city of Sheffield, I have been here for three years now and I'd be happy to answer any queries you might have.

    My top tip would be not to rush your decision! You've got plenty of time, go to open days and do all the research you can about the universities before choosing your firm and insurance.

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    I wasn't lucky enough to get unconditionals Scam or not, I love all of my University choices so I wouldn't mind going to any of them. So unfortunately, I can't give any advice. I have a question though; when did your unconditional uni's tell you that your offer would be unconditional if you firmed? Like, a couple of weeks after you first got an offer, or was it sort of written into the conditions of the offer first time?
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    (Original post by Anygy)
    I wasn't lucky enough to get unconditionals Scam or not, I love all of my University choices so I wouldn't mind going to any of them. So unfortunately, I can't give any advice. I have a question though; when did your unconditional uni's tell you that your offer would be unconditional if you firmed? Like, a couple of weeks after you first got an offer, or was it sort of written into the conditions of the offer first time?
    Hi!

    For both Sheffield Hallam and Kent, I got it through track. If you read the offer conditions it usually says something like “conditional offer made: AAB” (for example), however if you’ve been offered an unconditional, click on “view letters”. The letters explain in much more detail about the offers! This is where it told me that if I put them as my firm, it would Ben unconditional.

    For UEA, the letter didn’t say anything about an unconditional
    offer. However I got an email a couple of days later saying that they wanted to offer me the unconditional if I put it as my firm! I emailed them to be sure

    Hope this helped!
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    (Original post by abs_ham)
    Hi!

    For both Sheffield Hallam and Kent, I got it through track. If you read the offer conditions it usually says something like “conditional offer made: AAB” (for example), however if you’ve been offered an unconditional, click on “view letters”. The letters explain in much more detail about the offers! This is where it told me that if I put them as my firm, it would Ben unconditional.

    For UEA, the letter didn’t say anything about an unconditional
    offer. However I got an email a couple of days later saying that they wanted to offer me the unconditional if I put it as my firm! I emailed them to be sure

    Hope this helped!
    I also applied to Kent and East Anglia (for Biology) but only got conditionals Oh well,maybe I'll get lucky when I view these letters. Thanks for the info!
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    (Original post by absham)
    Hi everyone,

    I sent my application off two weeks ago and I'm lucky to have received three offers from the institutions I have applied for! I'm applying for history and I have applied to Sheffield Hallam, Uni of Kent, UEA, Sheffield Uni and Newcastle university, with the first three being the ones I have received an offer from!

    However, the problem I have is that I loved Newcastle (yet to receive an offer from!) but from the three I have gotten offers from, they have all said that if I put them as my firm choice, I get an unconditional offer. I really liked UEA so I'm very happy to have an unconditional from them, but what if I get an offer from Newcastle? Ah, decisions!

    So my question is, have you received an unconditional offer? Where have you received it from and what do you hope to study? Are you going to take the offer?

    Hopefully some more people are in a similar situation!
    Hey,

    Sounds like you're in a really great position!

    As others have mentioned, you still have a lot of time to make any final decisions, so I'd go to a few open days and do a bit more research before firming any offers. I'm a third year student at Hallam, so if you have any other questions about the University or the application process I'd be happy to help

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    Yes, received one unconditional offer from the University of Kent to study Economics w/ a Placement Year. Putting the offer as my insurance because my first choice will be a different university.
    What grades did u get?
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    (Original post by absham)
    Hi everyone,

    I sent my application off two weeks ago and I'm lucky to have received three offers from the institutions I have applied for! I'm applying for history and I have applied to Sheffield Hallam, Uni of Kent, UEA, Sheffield Uni and Newcastle university, with the first three being the ones I have received an offer from!

    However, the problem I have is that I loved Newcastle (yet to receive an offer from!) but from the three I have gotten offers from, they have all said that if I put them as my firm choice, I get an unconditional offer. I really liked UEA so I'm very happy to have an unconditional from them, but what if I get an offer from Newcastle? Ah, decisions!

    So my question is, have you received an unconditional offer? Where have you received it from and what do you hope to study? Are you going to take the offer?

    Hopefully some more people are in a similar situation!
    You should wait to see if you get an offer back from Newcastle. Then visit the cities and universities again to get another feel for them. Talk to the lecturers and see if they specialise in your area of interest.

    Also remember, how close do you want to stay to home? If coming home every weekend sounds like a good idea, choose the one that is closer. But if one of your closest friends wants to go to the same university as you, think. Do you actually want them there?

    If you still can't decide, talk to people on the course. They are the people who are actually studying there!

    Hope this helps!
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    You should wait to see if you get an offer back from Newcastle. Then visit the cities and universities again to get another feel for them. Talk to the lecturers and see if they specialise in your area of interest.

    Also remember, how close do you want to stay to home? If coming home every weekend sounds like a good idea, choose the one that is closer. But if one of your closest friends wants to go to the same university as you, think. Do you actually want them there?

    If you still can't decide, talk to people on the course. They are the people who are actually studying there!

    Hope this helps!
    Thanks Amy!
    (We all know you got an offer from Newcastle so ssh)
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    (Original post by absham)
    Thanks Amy!
    (We all know you got an offer from Newcastle so ssh)
    (That's not my fault! Engineering students are the best)
    Do you really want to spend another 3 years of your life with me?
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    (That's not my fault! Engineering students are the best)
    Do you really want to spend another 3 years of your life with me?
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    (Original post by absham)
    No.
    Then, that should help you to decide
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    What grades did u get?
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