Do you agree or disagree with universities giving unconditional offers? Who should unconditional offers be given to?
I know that if they ever gave me one, I wouldn't complain 🤷🏾*♀️😂
I think for those courses where students have to jump through a million hoops before even applying, and then have extended interview processes to succeed at before getting an offer, unconditional offers shouls be given.
I'm talking about Medicine/Veterinary and Dentistry, as well as Oxbridge. The students have already proved their academic ability with (usually) straight A* GCSEs, additional qualifcations, usually straight A*/A Alevel predictions and have had to sit a nationally ranked test in the BMAT/UKCAT. Their academic ability is beyond question - they have also had to complete a huge amount of voluntary work/work experience, whilst maintaining these grades, and have then had to go through rigourous interviews, (assuming they actually get any interviews!) I don't think giving a UC at that point would make much of a difference to their actual grades and Unis could always offer a sweetener (like a ipad or a token amount of money if they achieve 3 As or whatever).
I also think Oxbridge should return to their UC days - in my day it was a 2E offer if you got throught the process (UCs didn't exist then!) It seems ridiculous to me that the above students have to run the gauntlet of all that and still achieve, whilst otehrs don't even have to visit the uni before they apply and can be offered a UC.
I got two unconditional offers and I wish they were both just conditional. It'd make my decision much easier without them since both of the universities i liked a lot. You have to think about what choice to pick more deeply cause if it's an unconditional... you'll be stuck with it. I'd prefer if unconditionals would not be given out at all.
So, basically I have got an unconditional offer and I'm thinking of firming it as it is the uni I like and want to go to. So once I firm my offer, what is the process that I will have to do on results day? or is there none since I have already got the offer? The reason I am asking this is because I want to know if I must stay in the country during results day. Because I have an occasion to attend abroad during this period. So does it matter that I'm not here, bearing in mind that I will have someone to collect my results and I have firmed my unconditional offer? (Also if it something to do on UCAS track, I can do it online abroad too right?)