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Hello

I’ve sent off my UCAS looking at Manchester’s 2021’s LLB Law entry reqs
They’ve made it A*AA this year! WTFFFFF!!!

Has anyone else signed up for Manchester looking at the wrong years, perhaps it’s just me but i’m really shocked.
I really wanted to go to Manchester and although my predicted are higher than the entry requirements, I just don’t like gambles :/.

(It was AAA in 2021, A*AA now for 2022 entry)

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Reply 1
Original post by Anonymous
Hello

I’ve sent off my UCAS looking at Manchester’s 2021’s LLB Law entry reqs
They’ve made it A*AA this year! WTFFFFF!!!

Has anyone else signed up for Manchester looking at the wrong years, perhaps it’s just me but i’m really shocked.
I really wanted to go to Manchester and although my predicted are higher than the entry requirements, I just don’t like gambles :/.
(It was AAA in 2021, A*AA now for 2022 entry)

yep, I’ve applied for compsci at uom which has gone up to A*A*A* . probably all because of grade inflation.
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Original post by Anonymous
Hello

I’ve sent off my UCAS looking at Manchester’s 2021’s LLB Law entry reqs
They’ve made it A*AA this year! WTFFFFF!!!

Has anyone else signed up for Manchester looking at the wrong years, perhaps it’s just me but i’m really shocked.
I really wanted to go to Manchester and although my predicted are higher than the entry requirements, I just don’t like gambles :/.

(It was AAA in 2021, A*AA now for 2022 entry)

This was me, I wanted to apply for politics and IR which was AAB for 2021 entry but now it’s AAA and considering it’s not top 10 for Politics I decided not to apply!

I went and visited there yesterday and the city is AMAZING best U.K. city I’ve ever been too. Uni campus is alright reminded me of some retail park tho :/
Yeah, they boosted up the entry requirements, if you can apply to a better place, please do so. I think Manchester is trying to take a King's College London type of approach.
Yeah I've applied there because it's one of the best unis for my subject. But their requirements are even higher than Oxford and Imperial 😬
Reply 5
Original post by awc14
yep, I’ve applied for compsci at uom which has gone up to A*A*A* . probably all because of grade inflation.


THREE A*s is RIDICULOUS brooo i was complaining about a*aa rip u homie
Reply 6
Original post by Throwaway48
Yeah, they boosted up the entry requirements, if you can apply to a better place, please do so. I think Manchester is trying to take a King's College London type of approach.


I thought UOM was pretty high, particularly internationally (and especially for Law). Would you suggest otherwise?
Original post by Anonymous
I thought UOM was pretty high, particularly internationally (and especially for Law). Would you suggest otherwise?

Rankings are not an accurate measure of how good a university will be; rankings, and especially international ones, are prone to bias and the methodology differs greatly which results in inconsistencies. If Manchester is asking you for A*AA, why not apply to UCL, Warwick etc.? The universities are much better for prospects and networks whilst asking for the same grades as Manchester.
Reply 8
Original post by Throwaway48
Rankings are not an accurate measure of how good a university will be; rankings, and especially international ones, are prone to bias and the methodology differs greatly which results in inconsistencies. If Manchester is asking you for A*AA, why not apply to UCL, Warwick etc.? The universities are much better for prospects and networks whilst asking for the same grades as Manchester.


I have applied to Warwick, it is AAA. UCL Require LNAT for law and I’m not sure if I want to sit that.
Original post by Anonymous
I have applied to Warwick, it is AAA. UCL Require LNAT for law and I’m not sure if I want to sit that.

Even better! However, by not sitting the LNAT, your options will be limited; you have to evaluate whether the universities are worth sitting the LNAT for.
Original post by Throwaway48
Yeah, they boosted up the entry requirements, if you can apply to a better place, please do so. I think Manchester is trying to take a King's College London type of approach.

Does that mean that they are both asking for grades that are too high, given their reputation?
Original post by rosy_posy
Does that mean that they are both asking for grades that are too high, given their reputation?

Yes. Although King's is good at some courses, like medicine, it usually offers higher grades than UCL and LSE despite it not being to that standard.
Original post by Throwaway48
Yes. Although King's is good at some courses, like medicine, it usually offers higher grades than UCL and LSE despite it not being to that standard.

I'm guessing that part of the reason they're doing that is to attract high-level applicants who are given the impression that it is a top university, when it isn't quite.
Original post by rosy_posy
I'm guessing that part of the reason they're doing that is to attract high-level applicants who are given the impression that it is a top university, when it isn't quite.

Exactly.
Original post by rosy_posy
I'm guessing that part of the reason they're doing that is to attract high-level applicants who are given the impression that it is a top university, when it isn't quite.


In terms of getting into the magic circle, Manchester ranked as 6th out of 83 UK universities. I would say it is really good, but perhaps the 5 ahead of it would be better? I’m not sure.

In terms of prestige/network would you say Manchester isn’t?
Original post by rosy_posy
Does that mean that they are both asking for grades that are too high, given their reputation?


What do you mean by “their reputation”
Original post by Anonymous
In terms of getting into the magic circle, Manchester ranked as 6th out of 83 UK universities. I would say it is really good, but perhaps the 5 ahead of it would be better? I’m not sure.

In terms of prestige/network would you say Manchester isn’t?

If it's ranked sixth, that would mean that the 5 above it are better for students aspiring to work for a Magic Circle firm. It shows those universities have good reputations with law firms.
I wouldn't say UoM is that prestigious, but all universities are good for networking.
Original post by Anonymous
What do you mean by “their reputation”

Their reputation is how people view the university.
This includes student stereotypes (which generally hold true) ie Durham students being upper class, Loughborough students being really athletic, etc.
It also depends on how easy or difficult it is to get in - Oxford/Cambridge/LSE/Imperial are notably more prestigious than other universities because of their high admission standards.
Manchester and King's are not that competitive to get into compared to the above, so what @Throwaway48 and I were saying about the grade requirements for those unis is that they are too high, given their mid-high level of reputation.
Reply 17
Original post by awc14
yep, I’ve applied for compsci at uom which has gone up to A*A*A* . probably all because of grade inflation.

what the ****, since when is manchester prestigious enough for A*A*A*
Original post by santi04
what the ****, since when is manchester prestigious enough for A*A*A*

Exactly, it really isn't.
I've just had a look at CompSci requirements, and Cambridge and Imperial both ask for A*A*A. Who knows what made Manchester think they are above that 🙄
Reply 19
Original post by rosy_posy
Exactly, it really isn't.
I've just had a look at CompSci requirements, and Cambridge and Imperial both ask for A*A*A. Who knows what made Manchester think they are above that 🙄

i know it seems completely absurd. I want to do maths at uom which is A*AA but I had no idea compsci wanted A*A*A*. I genuinely dont understand why wtfff

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