ryan15mcc
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 11 months ago
#1
Hi!

So I got rejected from UNIQ, is this an indicator that I’m not suited for oxford? I mean I know only two people from my school who applied successfully and I achieved better GCSE’s than both of them, and are currently working at a grade above them in A level so what’s happened there - maybe I’m rubbish at personal statements or just not good enough to get in?

Any advice welcome, thanks!
0
reply
username4514910
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#2
Report 11 months ago
#2
(Original post by ryan15mcc)
Hi!

So I got rejected from UNIQ, is this an indicator that I’m not suited for oxford? I mean I know only two people from my school who applied successfully and I achieved better GCSE’s than both of them, and are currently working at a grade above them in A level so what’s happened there - maybe I’m rubbish at personal statements or just not good enough to get in?

Any advice welcome, thanks!
Maybe your not qualified? For example a private school student will get rejected for uniq so dont lose heart.

Disadvantaged students go for UNIQ! You havent proven anything to them. Do it in your admissions test and everything will be fine.


Good luck! I am applying ro Oxford too!!
0
reply
ryan15mcc
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 11 months ago
#3
(Original post by nickj7657)
Maybe your not qualified? For example a private school student will get rejected for uniq so dont lose heart.

Disadvantaged students go for UNIQ! You havent proven anything to them. Do it in your admissions test and everything will be fine.


Good luck! I am applying ro Oxford too!!
Thanks for your support, what are you applying for? And did you get into UNIQ?
0
reply
username4514910
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#4
Report 11 months ago
#4
(Original post by ryan15mcc)
Thanks for your support, what are you applying for? And did you get into UNIQ?
I am not eligible for UNIQ.

And I want to apply for Engineering science at Christ Church.
0
reply
Dodo717
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#5
Report 11 months ago
#5
Hey,

I wouldn't worry, they really emphasise the fact that a lot of UNIQ rejects will still go on to study at Oxford in a few years.

I also got rejected for Law and Spanish despite eleven 9's at GCSE! They said my postcode was too privileged and stuff which is fair enough I guess, as UNIQ prioritises those from less privileged backgrounds. Don't take it to heart, just work twice as hard to get into the real thing now!
1
reply
username4514910
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#6
Report 11 months ago
#6
(Original post by Dodo717)
Hey,

I wouldn't worry, they really emphasise the fact that a lot of UNIQ rejects will still go on to study at Oxford in a few years.

I also got rejected for Law and Spanish despite eleven 9's at GCSE! They said my postcode was too privileged and stuff which is fair enough I guess, as UNIQ prioritises those from less privileged backgrounds. Don't take it to heart, just work twice as hard to get into the real thing now!
true mate!!!
0
reply
ryan15mcc
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 11 months ago
#7
(Original post by nickj7657)
I am not eligible for UNIQ.

And I want to apply for Engineering science at Christ Church.
Sounds good, I wish you the best of luck mate
0
reply
username4514910
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#8
Report 11 months ago
#8
(Original post by ryan15mcc)
Sounds good, I wish you the best of luck mate
thanks
0
reply
ryan15mcc
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#9
Report Thread starter 11 months ago
#9
(Original post by Dodo717)
Hey,

I wouldn't worry, they really emphasise the fact that a lot of UNIQ rejects will still go on to study at Oxford in a few years.

I also got rejected for Law and Spanish despite eleven 9's at GCSE! They said my postcode was too privileged and stuff which is fair enough I guess, as UNIQ prioritises those from less privileged backgrounds. Don't take it to heart, just work twice as hard to get into the real thing now!
Really kind thank you, that’s really unlucky for you, what amazing GCSE’s! I will work 10x harder.
0
reply
Dodo717
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#10
Report 11 months ago
#10
(Original post by ryan15mcc)
Really kind thank you, that’s really unlucky for you, what amazing GCSE’s! I will work 10x harder.
Thanks mate, and yeah it's fine though. Best of luck with everything and UCAS soon.
0
reply
maddie0132
Badges: 5
Rep:
?
#11
Report 11 months ago
#11
It's more than likely that you didn't meet as many of the entry requirements as other candidates - I don't mean academically, but socioeconomic factors etc. For what it's worth I was rejected from UNIQ last year and I got an offer from Cambridge this year, so it definitely doesn't mean you're not Oxbridge material Best of luck in your application!
1
reply
ryan15mcc
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#12
Report Thread starter 11 months ago
#12
(Original post by Dodo717)
Thanks mate, and yeah it's fine though. Best of luck with everything and UCAS soon.
Thank you, same to your endeavours.
0
reply
ryan15mcc
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#13
Report Thread starter 11 months ago
#13
(Original post by maddie0132)
It's more than likely that you didn't meet as many of the entry requirements as other candidates - I don't mean academically, but socioeconomic factors etc. For what it's worth I was rejected from UNIQ last year and I got an offer from Cambridge this year, so it definitely doesn't mean you're not Oxbridge material Best of luck in your application!
Wow, congrats! You must be pleased. This is very inspirational and thank you for your kind words, I hope I’m oxbridge material!
1
reply
soma.mehmood
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#14
Report 11 months ago
#14
I just read my emails and got rejected too
Kinda makes me not want to apply to Oxford now 🤷🏻*♀️
1
reply
Saracen's Fez
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#15
Report 11 months ago
#15
I got rejected from the Sutton Trust summer school (UNIQ but for the better uni in the fens ), and now I'm in my fourth year at Cambridge.

I'm not sure that I was ineligible, but I didn't get a place on the summer school regardless, yet still got into Cambridge, so don't be put off.
2
reply
soma.mehmood
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#16
Report 11 months ago
#16
(Original post by Saracen's Fez)
I got rejected from the Sutton Trust summer school (UNIQ but for the better uni in the fens ), and now I'm in my fourth year at Cambridge.

I'm not sure that I was ineligible, but I didn't get a place on the summer school regardless, yet still got into Cambridge, so don't be put off.
Hey! What did u get at GCSE and A Level?
0
reply
anna_42
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#17
Report 11 months ago
#17
(Original post by Saracen's Fez)
I got rejected from the Sutton Trust summer school (UNIQ but for the better uni in the fens ), and now I'm in my fourth year at Cambridge.

I'm not sure that I was ineligible, but I didn't get a place on the summer school regardless, yet still got into Cambridge, so don't be put off.
HI, if you don't mind me asking what sort of things did you put in your personal statement to appeal to Oxbridge? I was kind of relying on UNIQ to boost my uni application but I just got rejected (straight 9s at GCSE and predicted A*AA at a level ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )
Thanks
0
reply
Saracen's Fez
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#18
Report 11 months ago
#18
(Original post by soma.mehmood)
Hey! What did u get at GCSE and A Level?
7 A*s, 3 As, 2 Bs at GCSE, A*A*AAA at A-level.

(Original post by anna_42)
HI, if you don't mind me asking what sort of things did you put in your personal statement to appeal to Oxbridge? I was kind of relying on UNIQ to boost my uni application but I just got rejected (straight 9s at GCSE and predicted A*AA at a level ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )
Thanks
Not loads of stuff, just some books I'd read in my languages (I'm doing German and French) and comments about them really, plus reasons why I liked languages. There wasn't anything spectacular certainly.

I'm genuinely not sure whether it 'boosts' an application – that's not really the purpose of the summer school, it's more so that people who aren't really sure if Oxbridge is for them can find out.
0
reply
Ellieg1230
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#19
Report 11 months ago
#19
Hi just wanted to say that last year I got rejected from UNIQ and now have an offer to do Law at Cambridge. A rejection is not an indicator of how suited you are to Oxbridge.
2
reply
ryan15mcc
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#20
Report Thread starter 11 months ago
#20
(Original post by Ellieg1230)
Hi just wanted to say that last year I got rejected from UNIQ and now have an offer to do Law at Cambridge. A rejection is not an indicator of how suited you are to
Congrats! That’s rwally impressive, can i ask what a a levels u did and ur gcse results? U can private message me if it’s too personal. This helps me to not have a negative attitude seeing how u succeeded without UNIQ
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • University of Hertfordshire
    All Subjects Undergraduate
    Sat, 22 Feb '20
  • Ravensbourne University London
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Sat, 22 Feb '20
  • Sheffield Hallam University
    Get into Teaching in South Yorkshire Undergraduate
    Wed, 26 Feb '20

People at uni: do initiations (like heavy drinking) put you off joining sports societies?

Yes (368)
67.15%
No (180)
32.85%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed