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There's Uni A and Uni B. Let's say you hated Uni B but it offered you ABB (something you're probably likely to get.) And you really like Uni A but it offered you AAA. Would you put down uni B as an insurance anyways just because it's more secure? Or would you put Uni A down?

I'm stuck in a dilemma!!!


And guys, Uni A is durham for law. Do you guys know how lenient durham might be?


Thanks!!
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There's Uni A and Uni B. Let's say you hated Uni B but it offered you ABB (something you're probably likely to get.) And you really like Uni A but it offered you AAA. Would you put down uni B as an insurance anyways just because it's more secure? Or would you put Uni A down?

I'm stuck in a dilemma!!!


And guys, Uni A is durham for law. Do you guys know how lenient durham might be?


Thanks!!
Durham isnt usually lenient.
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There's Uni A and Uni B. Let's say you hated Uni B but it offered you ABB (something you're probably likely to get.) And you really like Uni A but it offered you AAA. Would you put down uni B as an insurance anyways just because it's more secure? Or would you put Uni A down?

I'm stuck in a dilemma!!!


And guys, Uni A is durham for law. Do you guys know how lenient durham might be?


Thanks!!
Personally, I would put down Durham as your firm, it's fantastic for law and you'll only come to regret it later if you don't! I definitely wouldn't firm a uni you 'hate'. If you don't hit the grades, perhaps look at adjustment or clearing - there are usually some good RG unis in clearing but obviously everything is pretty unpredictable this year. Also, due to the current unprecedented circumstances, it isn't clear if unis will be under or oversubscribed, and given the former, they could be more lenient than usual. I think it's worth the risk, unless it's clear you're going to be predicted way off your predicted grade. However, it's likely that Durham based their decision on your first year and your predicted grades, so I don't see why not?
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There's Uni A and Uni B. Let's say you hated Uni B but it offered you ABB (something you're probably likely to get.) And you really like Uni A but it offered you AAA. Would you put down uni B as an insurance anyways just because it's more secure? Or would you put Uni A down?

I'm stuck in a dilemma!!!


And guys, Uni A is durham for law. Do you guys know how lenient durham might be?


Thanks!!
I don't think Durham is renowned for being particularly accommodating on offers, but why would you want to go to a university full of Oxbridge rejects anyway? :laugh:
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There's Uni A and Uni B. Let's say you hated Uni B but it offered you ABB (something you're probably likely to get.) And you really like Uni A but it offered you AAA. Would you put down uni B as an insurance anyways just because it's more secure? Or would you put Uni A down?

I'm stuck in a dilemma!!!


And guys, Uni A is durham for law. Do you guys know how lenient durham might be?


Thanks!!
Firm Durham if you really like it.

Don't Insure uni B if you hate it. If your grades turn out to be ABB and you fail to get into an AAA uni there will be other options in Clearing so why Insure a uni you "hate".

Unless of course you are exaggerating and actually would prefer to go to uni B than enter Clearing.
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Personally, I would put down Durham as your firm, it's fantastic for law and you'll only come to regret it later if you don't! I definitely wouldn't firm a uni you 'hate'. If you don't hit the grades, perhaps look at adjustment or clearing - there are usually some good RG unis in clearing but obviously everything is pretty unpredictable this year. Also, due to the current unprecedented circumstances, it isn't clear if unis will be under or oversubscribed, and given the former, they could be more lenient than usual. I think it's worth the risk, unless it's clear you're going to be predicted way off your predicted grade. However, it's likely that Durham based their decision on your first year and your predicted grades, so I don't see why not?
Noooo, I'm talking about choosing which uni to insure not firming them.
I think the difference between my firm choice (Nottingham) and the difference between durham is negligible and I prefer Nottingham more over durham.
however, I did look at the course modules at notts and compared it to durham and the optional modules at Nottingham is DRYYY whereas I really like durham's optional modules!!!
would you say optional modules should be a huge factor in what university I decide to firm? If you found a university with dry optional modules but literally every other thing about the uni you loved (notts) whereas you kind of liked a uni but the optional modules are amazing (durham) what would you pick??

Thanku for ur help
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Firm Durham if you really like it.

Don't Insure uni B if you hate it. If your grades turn out to be ABB and you fail to get into an AAA uni there will be other options in Clearing so why Insure a uni you "hate".

Unless of course you are exaggerating and actually would prefer to go to uni B than enter Clearing.
I think the difference between my firm choice (Nottingham) and the difference between durham is negligible and I prefer Nottingham more over durham.
i'm not exaggering, I don't like uni B at all lol, but I suppose it's just having a bit of security because I hear clearing is STRESS.
however, I did look at the course modules at notts and compared it to durham and the optional modules at Nottingham is DRYYY whereas I really like durham's optional modules!!! would you say optional modules should be a huge factor in what university I decide to firm? If you found a university with dry optional modules but literally every other thing about the uni you loved (notts) whereas you kind of liked a uni but the optional modules are amazing (durham) what would you pick??
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I think the difference between my firm choice (Nottingham) and the difference between durham is negligible and I prefer Nottingham more over durham.
i'm not exaggering, I don't like uni B at all lol, but I suppose it's just having a bit of security because I hear clearing is STRESS.
however, I did look at the course modules at notts and compared it to durham and the optional modules at Nottingham is DRYYY whereas I really like durham's optional modules!!! would you say optional modules should be a huge factor in what university I decide to firm? If you found a university with dry optional modules but literally every other thing about the uni you loved (notts) whereas you kind of liked a uni but the optional modules are amazing (durham) what would you pick??
You've utterly confused everyone with all this talk about uni A and uni B. Optional modules is one thing to take into account but the main thing is to Firm the uni that most excites you, clearly Nottingham.
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Personally, I would put down Durham as your firm, it's fantastic for law and you'll only come to regret it later if you don't! I definitely wouldn't firm a uni you 'hate'. If you don't hit the grades, perhaps look at adjustment or clearing - there are usually some good RG unis in clearing but obviously everything is pretty unpredictable this year. Also, due to the current unprecedented circumstances, it isn't clear if unis will be under or oversubscribed, and given the former, they could be more lenient than usual. I think it's worth the risk, unless it's clear you're going to be predicted way off your predicted grade. However, it's likely that Durham based their decision on your first year and your predicted grades, so I don't see why not?
Yh dude I chose Kcl over Durham for my insurance (same grades at AAA) and I 1000% regret it. Wish I had gone to Durham..
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Yh dude I chose Kcl over Durham for my insurance (same grades at AAA) and I 1000% regret it. Wish I had gone to Durham..
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You've utterly confused everyone with all this talk about uni A and uni B. Optional modules is one thing to take into account but the main thing is to Firm the uni that most excites you, clearly Nottingham.
Uni B = hate
Uni A = like
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You should always firm the uni you like and insure the uni you would be happy to go to if the uni you like rejects you. If both reject you go through clearing but Durham isnt likely to accept dropped grades. It doesnt usually and whilst we dont know what will happen his year I suspect they wont this year either.
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Uni B = hate
Uni A = like
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We got that bit it was more that we all thought this was about which uni to Firm and you said that uni A was Durham so we were all saying Firm Durham. Anyway, good luck with everything
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We got that bit it was more that we all thought this was about which uni to Firm and you said that uni A was Durham so we were all saying Firm Durham. Anyway, good luck with everything
the title says insurance?

thanks lol
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the title says insurance?

thanks lol
Yes I did realise that after posting :rolleyes:

The fact is most people click on a thread because of the title but then forget the title and concentrate on the post.....your first post confused a few of us it seems, not just me.
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why?
Durham has a nice big campus while KCL is split over different parts of London. I thought it'd be fine but when it comes to meeting people and socialising, this makes it exponentially harder.

KCL also has a very high proportion of international students who either don't speak English well or don't want to socialise outside their race..
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