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If you had to choose between the following for biology , which would you choose and why?
- Lancaster unconditional
- Durham AAB
- York ABC
- Cardiff AAB
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If you had to choose between the following for biology , which would you choose and why?
- Lancaster unconditional
- Durham AAB
- York ABC
- Cardiff AAB
Is Lancaster an unconditional if you firm, or is it an unconditional unconditional? If it’s an unconditional unconditional, I think it’d be a brilliant idea to put it as your insurance as it’s an amazing university.

Durham is a really good uni too - if you think you can get AAB, I’d put that as your firm. It’s got an amazing reputation, and it ranks quite high in league tables for Biology.

Best of luck in deciding!
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Is Lancaster an unconditional if you firm, or is it an unconditional unconditional? If it’s an unconditional unconditional, I think it’d be a brilliant idea to put it as your insurance as it’s an amazing university.

Durham is a really good uni too - if you think you can get AAB, I’d put that as your firm. It’s got an amazing reputation, and it ranks quite high in league tables for Biology.

Best of luck in deciding!
Thanks for the response! Lancaster is only unconditional if I firm it, which is why choosing between Lancaster and Durham is so difficult:/
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Do you think you'll get AAB? Have you visited any of the unis?
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Thanks for the response! Lancaster is only unconditional if I firm it, which is why choosing between Lancaster and Durham is so difficult:/
Ooh! That’s a really difficult choice then. If you’ve visited a uni and enjoyed one in specific, that might help you make a more informed judgement. How do you think you’ll perform in your exams? Do you think meeting the grades for all of these should be easy enough?
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Do you think you'll get AAB? Have you visited any of the unis?
I’ve visited Lancaster and York, and I liked both. I haven’t visited Durham yet but I’ve done an online tour and it looked nice too. My target grades are A*AA so I hope so but I guess you never know on the exam day.
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I’ve visited Lancaster and York, and I liked both. I haven’t visited Durham yet but I’ve done an online tour and it looked nice too. My target grades are A*AA so I hope so but I guess you never know on the exam day.
You have quite a bit of time to decide at least. All of these unis are really amazing, but if you liked Lancaster, firming would give you peace of mind at least.
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You have quite a bit of time to decide at least. All of these unis are really amazing, but if you liked Lancaster, firming would give you peace of mind at least.
Thanks for the advice! I think that’s what’s appealing about an unconditional offer, at least it’s reassuring to know I have a place no matter what
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I’ve visited Lancaster and York, and I liked both. I haven’t visited Durham yet but I’ve done an online tour and it looked nice too. My target grades are A*AA so I hope so but I guess you never know on the exam day.
True, so if you liked York I'd definitely put that as your insurance choice, I'm sure you'll get ABC I don't know much about biology, but have a look at the course content for all of them because it usually differs a lot across universities; maybe one has more modules that interest you? Like someone else said, you've got plenty time to decide, so if you can visit Durham and Cardiff that'd be good. I've found from experience that seeing a uni and city really gives you a feel of whether you'd fit in there Good luck!
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If you had to choose between the following for biology , which would you choose and why?
- Lancaster unconditional
- Durham AAB
- York ABC
- Cardiff AAB
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If you had to choose between the following for biology , which would you choose and why?
- Lancaster unconditional
- Durham AAB
- York ABC
- Cardiff AAB
Lancaster give everyone an unconditional... how else are they going to attract walking moneybags to Bailrigg?

Durham has the best rep generally, but Biology is York's specialist subject and Cardiff is good too. Show some ambition with Durham as your firm and York as your insurance - i'm sure Lancaster will have places available in clearing.
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Lancaster give everyone an unconditional... how else are they going to attract walking moneybags to Bailrigg?

Durham has the best rep generally, but Biology is York's specialist subject and Cardiff is good too. Show some ambition with Durham as your firm and York as your insurance - i'm sure Lancaster will have places available in clearing.
What do you mean by Bailrigg? I wasn’t aware that they gave them to everyone, I had to go through interviewing and I thought I was special lol😂
Do you think Durham would be the most impressive yo employers? Is Lancaster not good? I appreciate the advice
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What do you mean by Bailrigg? I wasn’t aware that they gave them to everyone, I had to go through interviewing and I thought I was special lol😂
Do you think Durham would be the most impressive yo employers? Is Lancaster not good? I appreciate the advice
employers don't really care about impressive beyond Loxbrigge tbh. Lancaster is in Bailrigg, it's not the most exciting area to say the least but if it appeals to you then go for it
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Have you considered writing a pro & cons list for each?

Some things you could add to it would include:
⁍ Distance from home
⁍ Cost of living
⁍ Course modules
⁍ Travel costs

I can't answer your question directly. I have no experience with them. But maybe this will get you thinking and narrowing down your options!
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