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My neighbour and I attend the same 6th form college and we live on the same street . we applied to the same uni for the same course but they gave him a contextual offer whilst the uni gave me a normal conditional offer . Can I contact them to ask why and request that they please look again at my offer of course without naming my neighbour.

I am worried that I will be at a disadvantage if I don’t meet up to the grades on the offer on results day. Pls advice me
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My neighbour and I attend the same 6th form college and we live on the same street . we applied to the same uni for the same course but they gave him a contextual offer whilst the uni gave me a normal conditional offer . Can I contact them to ask why and request that they please look again at my offer of course without naming my neighbour.

I am worried that I will be at a disadvantage if I don’t meet up to the grades on the offer on results day. Pls advice me
contextual offers isn't just dependent on your postcode, there are other things too like if you come from a military family, your parent's annual income, if you receive school bursaries etc (depending on the uni and course)
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My neighbour and I attend the same 6th form college and we live on the same street . we applied to the same uni for the same course but they gave him a contextual offer whilst the uni gave me a normal conditional offer . Can I contact them to ask why and request that they please look again at my offer of course without naming my neighbour.

I am worried that I will be at a disadvantage if I don’t meet up to the grades on the offer on results day. Pls advice me
Yes ask them about their process for conditional offers. They won’t be willing to comment on another applicant’s situation though.

Two addresses on the same street can have different postcodes.
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Did you go to the same secondary school?
Usually from what I seen Uni's want an individual to meet a minimum of 2 or sometimes more conditions to get a contextual offer, perhaps your friend had an additional disadvantage as well as being from a lower progression to higher education area.
Like the first reply said, sometimes it has to be more than just postcode and some Uni's are quite specific/strict about contextual offers
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Its certainly worth asking - sometimes Unis do make mistakes - but as above there may be factors in the other applicant's background that you are not aware of.
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Thanks y”all for your responses. Yes we went to the same secondary school. Our situations are the same really so I was wondering why our offers differed. I guess I’ll just have to wait and hope that I get the required grades on results day. I just wasn’t sure if to raise it with the uni now as an enquiry (of course withholding my friend’sdetails) or just keep quiet and hope for the best.Thanks once again for responding.
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Thanks y”all for your responses. Yes we went to the same secondary school. Our situations are the same really so I was wondering why our offers differed. I guess I’ll just have to wait and hope that I get the required grades on results day. I just wasn’t sure if to raise it with the uni now as an enquiry (of course withholding my friend’sdetails) or just keep quiet and hope for the best.Thanks once again for responding.
As above, there's no harm in asking them to double-check. The worst that they can say is to confirm you are not eligible.

They will typically use more than one marker to determine who is eligible. Have you looked at their criteria on their website?
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I just wasn’t sure if to raise it with the uni now as an enquiry
Raise it now. If they have got it wrong there is still time to fix it.
If you ask after Results Day it gets way more complicated.
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