Cardiff University Applicants Thread 2020

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thought i'd make this thread as i really liked cardiff on their open day

What course are you applying for:
What universities are you thinking of:
A level / IB / Higher predicted grades:
GCSE grades:
Extra curriculars:

you can find links to other uni applicants threads here!! if there's not one for a uni you want to apply to yet, make your own
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6033194
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What course are you applying for: psychology with placement year
What universities are you thinking of: st andrews, brum, manchester and east anglia
A level / IB / Higher predicted grades: don't know them yet but target grades are AAA
GCSE grades: 56667A88899
Extra curriculars: volunteering at oxfam, psychology reading, have entered psychology essay competition and i'm going to a sutton trust school
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What course are you applying for: English Language and Literature
What universities are you thinking of: (other than this gorgeous place) Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle
A level / IB / Higher predicted grades: A*AA
GCSE grades: 98888A*A*777A
Extra curriculars: volunteer at a literacy programme, EPQ, creative writing projects, 6th form museum takeover, children in need
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What course are you applying for: Computer Science with a year of study abroad
What universities are you thinking of: Cardiff Uni, Leeds Becket and a few others (Havent decided properly yet)
A level / IB / Higher predicted grades: Very confident I can get D* for all my units on the access to HE computer science course at college.
GCSE grades: B - Computer science, Predicted an A/A* for my english and a C or low B for maths. Cannot remember the rest (:
Extra curriculars: Abundance of work experience due to a couple of gap years after school, Volunteering and I Gym (:
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(Original post by Manazoid4)
What course are you applying for: Computer Science with a year of study abroad
What universities are you thinking of: Cardiff Uni, Leeds Becket and a few others (Havent decided properly yet)
A level / IB / Higher predicted grades: Very confident I can get D* for all my units on the access to HE computer science course at college.
GCSE grades: B - Computer science, Predicted an A/A* for my english and a C or low B for maths. Cannot remember the rest (:
Extra curriculars: Abundance of work experience due to a couple of gap years after school, Volunteering and I Gym (:
good luck!! what started your interest in compsci?
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Been tinkering with computers since I was 10 😂😂 and its honestly been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember!
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good luck!! what started your interest in compsci?
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(Original post by Manazoid4)
Been tinkering with computers since I was 10 😂😂 and its honestly been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember!
10 years old?! i can imagine you're very good w computers then:yep:
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Thinking about it now, 10 years old might be an overstatement 😂😂😂 but for as long as I can remember. How old are you?
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10 years old?! i can imagine you're very good w computers then:yep:
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Thinking about it now, 10 years old might be an overstatement 😂😂😂 but for as long as I can remember. How old are you?
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17 you?
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:lol:
17 you?
19 lmfao 😂😂😂😂😂😂
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19 lmfao 😂😂😂😂😂😂
any age is a reasonable age to start uni:yep: are you eligible for student finance at that age or does it work differently?
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Yep still eligible for student finance, I think anyone under 25 is.
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any age is a reasonable age to start uni:yep: are you eligible for student finance at that age or does it work differently?
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What course are you applying for: one of the English courses
What universities are you thinking of: Cardiff, Nottingham and Exeter are my top 3 at the moment
A level / IB / Higher predicted grades: A, B, B
GCSE grades: 3 A's, 3 B's, 3 C's
Extra curriculars: football, work experience placements, odd writing jobs.
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What course are you applying for: one of the English courses
What universities are you thinking of: Cardiff, Nottingham and Exeter are my top 3 at the moment
A level / IB / Higher predicted grades: A, B, B
GCSE grades: 3 A's, 3 B's, 3 C's
Extra curriculars: football, work experience placements, odd writing jobs.
good luck!
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thanks, I'm so nervous.
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Whos coming to the cardiff uni open day this saturday, Im going completly on my own and I am SO anxious.
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(Original post by Manazoid4)
Whos coming to the cardiff uni open day this saturday, Im going completly on my own and I am SO anxious.
Manazoid4


I hope you enjoyed the day!

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Hi! I know I’m a bit late to this thread but I’m literally looking at the same course, and Leeds and Cardiff too!

(Original post by Manazoid4)
What course are you applying for: Computer Science with a year of study abroad
What universities are you thinking of: Cardiff Uni, Leeds Becket and a few others (Havent decided properly yet)
A level / IB / Higher predicted grades: Very confident I can get D* for all my units on the access to HE computer science course at college.
GCSE grades: B - Computer science, Predicted an A/A* for my english and a C or low B for maths. Cannot remember the rest (:
Extra curriculars: Abundance of work experience due to a couple of gap years after school, Volunteering and I Gym (:
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Hi! I’m a bit late but thought I’d join anyway.

What course are you applying for:Computer science (with Security and Forensics possibly) with a year abroad/in industry.
What universities are you thinking of: Cardiff, Leeds, Swansea, Imperial College, Portsmouth.
A level / IB / Higher predicted grades: AAB in Maths, Computing, Dance.
GCSE grades: One 9, three 8s, Seven 7s And two 6s. (Aka one A**, 3 A*, 7 A, 2 B) in this order, (9) dance, (8) Science, Maths, Computing, (7) Science, English literature, English language, Art, Graphic Products, Statistics, Drama, (6) Religious Studies, French
Extra curricular: three jobs over two and a half years, M&S, New Look, and teaching kids to swim, county level swimming and part of a coding club!
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(Original post by BumbleBee04)
Hi! I know I’m a bit late to this thread but I’m literally looking at the same course, and Leeds and Cardiff too!
Hey there man!
Thats crazy, I absolutely love swimming aswell, lets connect HMU.

P.s I need help with maths (:
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