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During the period of time when we were supposed to choose universities I was going through a pretty rough time and as a result made a pretty stupid decision - I made a university with a lower entry requirement (Bath Spa) my firm and a university with a signficiantly higher entry requirement (Lougborough) my insurance. Most people would have the common sense to put the university with the highest entry requirement as their firm, but I didn't as I signficantly prefer (or did prefer) the university with the lower entry requirements.

Not only has my opinion slightly shifted towards loughborough, but I've also only recently found out that if I get my firm choice (which I'm practically garunteed to get due to how low the entry requirement is) my insurance will automatically be declined.

Is there a way to switch my insurance and firm? I've read somewhere that you can call UCAS about it, but I have a really severe phobia of calling people, and I mean really severe. I can't even pick up the phone to my family when they try and call me.

I could get my parents to do it for me, but I feel like that would be really embarassaing on my behalf seeing as I'm almost 18. Is there an alternative? I'm almost just considering declining Bath Spa as my firm so that Loughborough becomes my only option, but then I wouldn't have a university to fall back on if I didn't meet the grades.

Also slightly unrelated to what I'm asking, but I saw a really interesting course in clearing at York University that I prefer over the course at Loughborough. If I by some miracle met the higher entry requirements at York on results day, would I be able to decline my firm (and insurance if I still have one) and apply for the clearing space instead?
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You can always DM UCAS on Twitter and ask for help there. They do reply slow but they do reply.
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Contact UCAS asap - preferably by phone 0371 4680468 open to 6:30pm tonight.

Ask if you can switch your Firm and Insurance. UCAS may have 'blanket' permission to do this or they may ask you to then contact the two Unis. Its usually totally straightforward at this time of year - but you need to contact UCAS asap to get the ball rolling.
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Contact UCAS asap - preferably by phone 0371 4680468 open to 6:30pm tonight.

Ask if you can switch your Firm and Insurance. UCAS may have 'blanket' permission to do this or they may ask you to then contact the two Unis. Its usually totally straightforward at this time of year - but you need to contact UCAS asap to get the ball rolling.
(Original post by SyedN)
You can always DM UCAS on Twitter and ask for help there. They do reply slow but they do reply.
Thank you so much! Just sent them a DM on twitter, hopefully I'll get a response soon enough.
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