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Was just wondering if I can get into any decent universities with the predicted grades of BBB
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Dépends on what course you want to do
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I’m not too sure I just kind of feel like getting into a good university is most important thing. I’ve had a look and I feel like I can’t get into any good unis with those grades and can only get into polytechnics , which aren’t bad but not what I was going for :/
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I’m not too sure I just kind of feel like getting into a good university is most important thing. I’ve had a look and I feel like I can’t get into any good unis with those grades and can only get into polytechnics , which aren’t bad but not what I was going for :/
What are you classing as a “decent” university?
How can you say that getting into what you call a “good” university is more important than what course you want to do?
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What are you classing as a “decent” university?
How can you say that getting into what you call a “good” university is more important than what course you want to do?
University of - preferably rather than a polytechnic.
I have been told that if I don’t know what I want to do I should just pick a good university I can get into and that some companies will be more likely to employ you if your from a well known/respected university? Might not be true but this is what I’ve been told
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University of - preferably rather than a polytechnic.
I have been told that if I don’t know what I want to do I should just pick a good university I can get into and that some companies will be more likely to employ you if your from a well known/respected university? Might not be true but this is what I’ve been told
Not sure that's the best advice. At the end of the day, university is quite difficult, and it will be much more so if you do a degree that you don't enjoy or have any passion for. Then, if you fail or come out with a poor degree classification, there's not much value in having been to a good uni!

Best to figure out what course you'd like to do first. I really don't recommend starting university if you're not feeling inclined towards any particular course. It's better to take a year or two out and save up some money than start a degree that you won't end up finishing because you don't care about it.

As for whether you can get into a good uni with those predicted grades, keep in mind that if you're certain you'll do much better in the real exams, you can still go through clearing / adjustment or take a gap year and reapply with better grades in hand.
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1) You really do need to work out what you want to study at University - and even why you want to go to University at all.

2) With BBB predictions you are in no position to look down on what you archaically describe as 'Polytechnics'. That distinction is long gone, and many of the best specialist degrees are now offered by these Universities. They also have far higher graduate employment rates than some of the older Universities so clearly they are doing something right. Time for you to wake up a bit and stop relying on you parents/teachers outdated opinions.

Start by reading this : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...-what-to-study
Then : https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...ity-rejections
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