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    Hello there.
    This year I applied for civil engineering courses at Uni and I am still undecided between picking Brighton or Surrey as my firm choice.

    My offer for Brighton is unconditional if I make them my firm choice, or if I make them insurance choice then I need to get BBB in A level with at least a B in maths (even though the Brighton uni website says I need BCC-BBB with at least a C in maths which I find a bit confusing).
    My offer for Surrey is a conditional offer of ABB in A level whether I make them firm or insurance.

    My predicted grades are AAC.

    Does anyone have any advice on what I should do in this situation, and if anyone knows anything about the courses or knows anything about what it's like living in Brighton or Guildford that would be great.

    Thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by mosafAL12)
    Hello there.
    This year I applied for civil engineering courses at Uni and I am still undecided between picking Brighton or Surrey as my firm choice.

    My offer for Brighton is unconditional if I make them my firm choice, or if I make them insurance choice then I need to get BBB in A level with at least a B in maths (even though the Brighton uni website says I need BCC-BBB with at least a C in maths which I find a bit confusing).
    My offer for Surrey is a conditional offer of ABB in A level whether I make them firm or insurance.

    My predicted grades are AAC.

    Does anyone have any advice on what I should do in this situation, and if anyone knows anything about the courses or knows anything about what it's like living in Brighton or Guildford that would be great.

    Thanks in advance.
    Would you firm Brighton instead of Surrey if it was a normal conditional offer?

    Also, see this thread:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4876756
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    Would you firm Brighton instead of Surrey if it was a normal conditional offer?

    Also, see this thread:
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4876756
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    Thanks.
    Well, if neither of them were unconditional then I would probably make Surrey my firm choice because there is barely a difference between achieving BBB for Brighton or an ABB for Surrey, and my predicted grades are AAC (C in chemistry which I could probably improve upon).

    The strange thing about Brighton is that if I make them my insurance choice then they want grades of BBB with at least a B in Maths, but on the Brighton Uni website it says they ask for grades in the range of BCC to BBB with at least a C in Maths which is a bit weird.
    I tried messaging them about this twice but they still haven't replied to me for like two weeks now.
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    (Original post by mosafAL12)
    Thanks.
    Well, if neither of them were unconditional then I would probably make Surrey my firm choice because there is barely a difference between achieving BBB for Brighton or an ABB for Surrey, and my predicted grades are AAC (C in chemistry which I could probably improve upon).

    The strange thing about Brighton is that if I make them my insurance choice then they want grades of BBB with at least a B in Maths, but on the Brighton Uni website it says they ask for grades in the range of BCC to BBB with at least a C in Maths which is a bit weird.
    I tried messaging them about this twice but they still haven't replied to me for like two weeks now.
    The "unconditional if firm" aspect of Brighton's offer is basically a bribe to try to secure you - it's a marketing tactic in the university's interest, not yours.

    So firm Surrey.

    NB. It's not guaranteed but Surrey is reasonably likely to accept AAC against an ABB offer. Especially if you get an A in Maths.
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    As Doonesbury said the unconditional firm offer is a marketing tactic. I'm the OP of the thread which he linked, Surrey does a scholarship which you apply normally around April of year 2 but if you cannot do that then there is a late applicant day when you are at the uni. The scholarship pairs you with a company and if you don't mess it up or mess around in it you should graduate with a job with your partner company.
 
 
 
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