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I'm also a graduate from Royal Holloway and I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about studying here.
Hi, thanks for your reply!
I know this is a really hard question to answer, and I totally understand if you won’t be able to answer it, but I thought it’s worth mentioning anyway.
I am hoping to apply for Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Mental Health. My predicted grades are A*AB and I meet the GCSE requirements.
However, I failed my Maths GCSE first time around, but passed it 3 months later. On the requirements, it says royal Holloway accept a 4 in maths, but I was wondering you think I will be at a disadvantage given the fact that I didn’t get my maths first time round.
There is a lot of statistics required in psychology, and though I have now passed it, do you think they will see my previous fail mark, assume I am bad at maths and prioritise other applicants over me?
We understand that students resit exams for a number of reasons. Therefore, resitting your exams does not impact your application.
Hi! Wow, this is all so helpful! Oxford don’t know what they’re missing- one of my friends just got rejected a few days ago, but I bet Royal Holloway has made that all a distant memory! Congrats on your unconditional, that’s amazing! The reason I doubt VERY much that I’ll get an unconditional is because I’m actually predicted a B in psych and my A and A* are in two of my other subjects. My maths is also only a 4, (I failed it first time round ☹️) and I know I could have done better in my GCSE’s- out of all 9 of them I only got 4 A’s. I’m reallllly not sure about my personal statement to be honest with you. I tried to display a lot of knowledge about the different therapies involved in psychology (drug therapy, CBT and REBT,) but I’m still really nervous about it. It’s so amazing to talk to someone who is actually studying there, I feel less panicked now. Moving away from home is my biggest worry. I’m currently looking at Willamson, Tuke and Butler for my accommodation, (if I did get an offer,) although I haven’t actually visited the uni yet. My college are being painfully slow in sending off my application- it’s still sitting in cyber space at the moment. I’ve heard the waiting time is about 10 working days, but I’m so worried I won’t get an offer. I specifically want to take Psychology, Clinical Psychology and mental health. I’m also really relieved they don’t interview, because I know I would mess it up- when I’m shy I can’t formulate my sentences lol. I was wondering what your experience of freshers week was like there? Also, what do people do on weekends? I don’t really understand how many lessons you have a week. Do you get an option to have single gender in all of the rooms?
The thought of moving away is just something that’s really stressing me out. I’m not exactly close to the university, which means I couldn’t be go home all the time. I’m just really worrying about the whole thing, I’m such a home bird and I can’t do anything for myself 😂
Sorry, I realise a lot of this is just spouting information at you and asking loads of questions! Overall, I just don’t know if I’m a strong enough applicant
If you have any more questions please let me know, but do you think we could chat on Instagram (I’m @morbidlyobtuse) / snapchat / kik instead? TSR just isn’t very user friendly lol
Hope this helps!