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As advised, I selected a range of Universities, 2 slightly above my grade, 2 on my grades and 1 below. I have had conditional offers from all the them however I was surprised that one of the Universities, Nottingham Trent had increased the entry requirements from an ABB to a AAB. I don't feel it's because of the A Levels that I am studying which are Biology, Geography and Psychology. I am really disappointed as Nottingham Trent was top of my list for many reasons. Now that they have increased the requirements, I feel the goal posts have moved and I have less choice. IS it worth going back to the University to speak to them about the offer?.
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Does it say in the university literature that the requirement is ABB, or that the 'typical offer' is ABB?

You have nothing to lose by asking for clarification as to why your offer is higher than the stated (typical, if that is the way that it is described) offer, though.

Presumably you have checked that you are looking at the right year of entry (the course my daughter is on at Birmingham changed from ABB in 2018/19 to AAB for 2019 entry).
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There has been another thread on here about Nottingham Trent and Psychology. It appears that they have increased their grades this year. If it is within 14 days of your original application you can ring UCAS and change them for another choice.
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Just did a quick search and just putting 'NTU Psychology' into Google initially returned the highest result of the 2019 entry course, requirements BBB for the 3 year course and ABB for the 4 year course with a placement. Specifying '2020' shows that the requirement has been increased to ABB / AAB, respectively.

If you were definitely looking at the correct set of requirements when you decided to apply there, I would contact the university and ask why you have been made an offer above that which was stated for the course.

(And yes, it is worded as, 'For entry in... you will need...', not, 'Our typical offer is...).
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As advised, I selected a range of Universities, 2 slightly above my grade, 2 on my grades and 1 below. I have had conditional offers from all the them however I was surprised that one of the Universities, Nottingham Trent had increased the entry requirements from an ABB to a AAB. I don't feel it's because of the A Levels that I am studying which are Biology, Geography and Psychology. I am really disappointed as Nottingham Trent was top of my list for many reasons. Now that they have increased the requirements, I feel the goal posts have moved and I have less choice. IS it worth going back to the University to speak to them about the offer?.
hmm not many people at Trent get AAB (if any). Im sceptical this is what they actually require and just put this down on UCAS.
I would check Unistats & which uni to see what grades students typically get who do the course. It seems unlikely to me that at a time when student numbers are dropping slightly Trent is now too oversubscribed and needs to increase admissions (most ex-poly unis are doing everything possible to increase numbers...)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvvF7-5SIJ8
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Thanks this is really good to know as I am still within the 14 days
(Original post by swanseajack1)
There has been another thread on here about Nottingham Trent and Psychology. It appears that they have increased their grades this year. If it is within 14 days of your original application you can ring UCAS and change them for another choice.
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hmm not many people at Trent get AAB (if any). Im sceptical this is what they actually require and just put this down on UCAS.
I would check Unistats & which uni to see what grades students typically get who do the course. It seems unlikely to me that at a time when student numbers are dropping slightly Trent is now too oversubscribed and needs to increase admissions (most ex-poly unis are doing everything possible to increase numbers...)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvvF7-5SIJ8
Thanks for your reply. Where can I check the Uni stats to look at this
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Thanks and I was a bit surprised with numbers down and increased places at Universities over the last few years.
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Thanks for your reply. Where can I check the Uni stats to look at this
so theres a website called: unistats (this will break down UCAS tariff scores) & one called: which (this will show you the most common A-level subjects taken & the average grades achieved, personally i think this is more useful as sometimes ucas tariffs can be misleading if people did different access courses which distribute the tariffs differently).

If you just google: Nottingham Trent SUBJECT which , it will pop up as one of the top links.
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Thanks and I was a bit surprised with numbers down and increased places at Universities over the last few years.
Numbers down is more of a population thing, there are just less 17/18/19 year olds atm then there was 5 years ago, and this coupled to the fact the government removed the cap on student numbers.
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Here is the thread I was referring to

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...0#post86150130

I dont know whether Nottingham Trent has upped its grades due to its increased popularity or putting people off using it as an insurance choice.
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