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I need some advice please! I have one conditional offer to read Law at Bristol given that I meet their AAA/A criteria and have made it my firm choice. However I've unexpectedly missed the mark by one grade and ended up with an AAB/B instead. I'm now super worried because Bristol's my only offer and I don't have any insurance choice (rejected by the rest)

1) Which department should I send my results to?

2) Should I provide an explanation/statement to "persuade" Bristol to give me a chance or would that just make things even worst?

3) What are my chances of getting in despite missing the required grades?

4) Should the worst really occur and I end up getting rejected, will I still stand a chance via UCAS Extra/Clearing to read Law at unis like Warwick, Nottingham, Brimmingham, Queen Mary?

Really at a lost now, very much devastated and worried that my dream of becoming a lawyer is going to get crushed. I understand that there are other UK unis with lower requirements where I can get get a law degree from. However, unfortunately I'm an international student and the country I reside in only recognizes a small handful of U.K. Universities whereby graduates are then allowed to practice Law, hence my choices are really limited.

I would very much appreciate if anyone could give me some tips. Thanks for taking the time to read through my lengthy message
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Ah okay thank you so much! I'm going to try my very best to make a convincing argument and pray that they would be willing to give me a chance to persue my dreams of becoming a lawyer :crossedf:

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Ah okay thank you so much! I'm going to try my very best to make a convincing argument and pray that they would be willing to give me a chance to persue my dreams of becoming a lawyer :crossedf:

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I'm not sure that the legal profession is propelled by prayer. Now is your moment to construct a water-tight rationale for them to accept you.
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Bristol. Odds are against you.

Others. Decent chance.
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I need some advice please! I have one conditional offer to read Law at Bristol given that I meet their AAA/A criteria and have made it my firm choice. However I've unexpectedly missed the mark by one grade and ended up with an AAB/B instead. I'm now super worried because Bristol's my only offer and I don't have any insurance choice (rejected by the rest)

1) Which department should I send my results to?

2) Should I provide an explanation/statement to "persuade" Bristol to give me a chance or would that just make things even worst?

3) What are my chances of getting in despite missing the required grades?

4) Should the worst really occur and I end up getting rejected, will I still stand a chance via UCAS Extra/Clearing to read Law at unis like Warwick, Nottingham, Brimmingham, Queen Mary?

Really at a lost now, very much devastated and worried that my dream of becoming a lawyer is going to get crushed. I understand that there are other UK unis with lower requirements where I can get get a law degree from. However, unfortunately I'm an international student and the country I reside in only recognizes a small handful of U.K. Universities whereby graduates are then allowed to practice Law, hence my choices are really limited.

I would very much appreciate if anyone could give me some tips. Thanks for taking the time to read through my lengthy message
Depends on how much you missed your grade(s) by, could you get them remarked?
Otherwise just send emails and plead persistently- wouldn't hurt to call them (tho don't overdo it!)

I v narrowly missed my offer to do law at Cambridge last summer (and though the system's slightly different because you get 'fished' out by another college within the same university), I sent a lot of emails pleading them to take me still, explaining my circumstances and dedication to study law/ readings I've done over Summer- and got fished out by another college in the end- with a B in Maths and a (very low) C in Bio. So yeah, everything is possible- best of luck!
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Update, did you get in? What did you say to convince them?
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Please provide them.
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Please provide them.
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...utgoing-723484

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...coming-1093066

HTH.
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Look at the figures. UCL are taking 6 in one year, 4 most recently, and in between it's in the 30s. It seems much more likely that batches of students experienced extraordinary circumstances, probably internationals going through exam cockups, than that the admissions tutors had a fit of generosity in those years. This probably applies equally at different times to all the top universities. I am making a detailed FOI for all of them after August so perhaps more informed discussion will be possible then.
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Look at the figures. UCL are taking 4 in one year, 6 in another, in between it's in the 30s. It seems much more likely that batches of students experienced extraordinary circumstances in these years, probably internationals going through exam cockups, than that the admissions tutors had a fit of generosity in those years. This probably applies equally at different times to all the top universities. I am making a detailed FOI for all of them after August so perhaps more informed discussion will be possible then.
John did a more detailed one, but cba to link.
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I don't think UCL is the best; I simply dislike misinformation. Mocking others for juvenility may not be your winning hand if you make a habit of condescending like a teenage girl.

Given that this thread has been bumped, I might as well link the Bristol enrolment FOI:
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...coming-1349502

37 people with grades like the ones OP feared s/he would get enrolled, so it's very possible that this story had a happy ending.
Yes, of course it is. That being said it would be wise to assume that the violently anomalous figures from 2018 should not be used as a standard. It is more likely than not that there were extraordinary circumstances affecting batches of applicants in that year which may not apply to the OP.
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Hi, am sorry to hear that find yourself in this situation. I would advise you to email or ring up the University where you applied and discuss with all the options available to you. As an international i found myself in a similar situation and had to ring up the University where upon a variety of options were discussed and i was better for it. Do not be afraid to discuss this with the University admission team. They will provide you will be able to provide with a variety of options.

Good luck.
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Try DMU they are accepting and they lower my requirement
(Original post by Chloe.D)
I need some advice please! I have one conditional offer to read Law at Bristol given that I meet their AAA/A criteria and have made it my firm choice. However I've unexpectedly missed the mark by one grade and ended up with an AAB/B instead. I'm now super worried because Bristol's my only offer and I don't have any insurance choice (rejected by the rest)

1) Which department should I send my results to?

2) Should I provide an explanation/statement to "persuade" Bristol to give me a chance or would that just make things even worst?

3) What are my chances of getting in despite missing the required grades?

4) Should the worst really occur and I end up getting rejected, will I still stand a chance via UCAS Extra/Clearing to read Law at unis like Warwick, Nottingham, Brimmingham, Queen Mary?

Really at a lost now, very much devastated and worried that my dream of becoming a lawyer is going to get crushed. I understand that there are other UK unis with lower requirements where I can get get a law degree from. However, unfortunately I'm an international student and the country I reside in only recognizes a small handful of U.K. Universities whereby graduates are then allowed to practice Law, hence my choices are really limited.

I would very much appreciate if anyone could give me some tips. Thanks for taking the time to read through my lengthy message
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