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Hey there!!
I just wanted to ask if genetics is a popular major for undergrad in the UK. It’s not a very “high-in demand” course in my country.
I wanted to know this because I’ve applied for undergrad and have received offers (all conditional ahhhggh) and just finished with my exams. And I think I didn’t really perform very well. And I’ve heard that if the course is not so popular, than the universities, in order to fill up the seats, might take you in for lower grades too.
If you guys have any information, please tell me. It would really mean soooo much!
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Some universities are likely to be more lenient than others with offers - May I ask where you hold offers from?

Try not to worry too much about your exams, they’re done now and all you can do is focus on the things ahead of you you may be positively surprised when you get your results!

In general, since genetics is a specialised course I wouldn’t expect it to be hugely competitive, but I don’t know for sure.
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Some universities are likely to be more lenient than others with offers - May I ask where you hold offers from?

Try not to worry too much about your exams, they’re done now and all you can do is focus on the things ahead of you you may be positively surprised when you get your results!

In general, since genetics is a specialised course I wouldn’t expect it to be hugely competitive, but I don’t know for sure.
I have offers from Sussex, Sheffield, Newcastle, Manchester and Leeds. But my firm is Sheffield, and insurance is Sussex
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My hunch is that Sussex would be most forgiving, I don’t really know anything about Sheffield in that regard. If you applied through UCAS I’m pretty sure you’d be eligible for clearing if things went very wrong when you got your results, so there’s hope even if you have done badly.

(If you haven’t heard of clearing before, it basically lets you apply to universities who have spaces to be filled if you miss both your firm and insurance offers. There are some good universities which make spaces available through clearing and accept students who might not even meet meet their initial entry requirements!)

I’d say try to distract yourself from thinking about exams if you can. They’re over now so try to enjoy the time you have with less academic pressure!
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My hunch is that Sussex would be most forgiving, I don’t really know anything about Sheffield in that regard. If you applied through UCAS I’m pretty sure you’d be eligible for clearing if things went very wrong when you got your results, so there’s hope even if you have done badly.

(If you haven’t heard of clearing before, it basically lets you apply to universities who have spaces to be filled if you miss both your firm and insurance offers. There are some good universities which make spaces available through clearing and accept students who might not even meet meet their initial entry requirements!)

I’d say try to distract yourself from thinking about exams if you can. They’re over now so try to enjoy the time you have with less academic pressure!
I really appreciate your help and the information!
And yes, I am trying my best not to think about the exams because it’s of no use. But at the back of head and subconsciously, I guess, I do worry about it.
Well I’ll wait for the results first, and see what happens after that. Once again, thank you very much for the information!!
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I found lots of things to keep me busy once I’d done my exams to help distract me!

Good luck with results - I’m sure they won’t be as bad as you’re expecting and I hope your uni offers work out
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I found lots of things to keep me busy once I’d done my exams to help distract me!

Good luck with results - I’m sure they won’t be as bad as you’re expecting and I hope your uni offers work out
Thankyousoooomuch!! )
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