No unconditional offers :/ Watch
I just want to start this saying that I absolutely know that I am not entitled to an unconditional offer, and I know that they’re not just given out. But I can’t help but feel disappointed that I didn’t get one, especially since a few of my friends have -who haven’t worked as hard as I have.
This isn’t a sob story but I have had a hard a really tough upbringing and I’m from a bad area. My family doesn’t have money and I have a chronic illness. Despite all this, I worked so hard at my GCSES and achieved mostly 9s. I’ve continued this hard work in my A-levels and I’m predicted A*AA.
I applied for 5 unis a week ago and have received all offers - none unconditional. I have friends with very rich families, who’ve had tutors and haven’t had to work hard get unconditional offers. I feel discouraged and not good enough yet again
it honestly depends where you apply, poly unis like NTU, leeds beckett, leeds trinity ect, hand out unconditionals like candy to a kid, if you applied to more highly ranked unis, i.e bristol,manc, UCL, bath (obviously many more higher ranked unis) then they want to make you work for your offer. i know birmingham gave out a lot of unconditionals last year but they stopped because they want people to want to actually work towards their grades and most importantly, when applying for graduate schemes, a lot of companies want a specific number of ucas points, usually at least 3 B's, but thats obviously for competitive sectors, like, investment banking or a trainee law compay x
But you have five offers, which is amazing. Quite shocking Bangor didn't give you an unconditional though given it's a uni in Wales (making it less relevant than UK unis) and at the near bottom of the Uni hierarchy.
Maybe I applied for the wrong unis. I applied for York, Durham, Cardiff, Bangor and Lancaster. I plan to still work hard, it would’ve just been nice to be offered an unconditional - like my hard work was paying off.
I thought I made that clear at the start? I know I’m not. It’s just frustrating to see such privileged people around me get given everything an a silver plate, whereas I’m always working 3 times as hard to be in the same place.
If you want the feeling of your hard work paying off, then revise for your A-levels and meet the offers. That's when you should be working hard anyway.
Bangor wanted BBC I think, and I heard of some many people getting unconditionals there. I thought I might’ve had a shot.
Last year when I applied, I was given unconditionals by at least every low to mid tier University, excluding the high end ones. I think these Unis should give out unconditionals to these students, personally. Whereas it's more understandable for the other 3 to not have made an unconditional.
You're right. I just read the topic again and edited my response. I think it really is shocking Bangor/Cardiff didn't give you an unconditional given the reasons stated above. Both such low ranking unis trying to be prestige.