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Are you struggling with deciding which university is best for you?

Are you unsure which uni you want to be your firm and insurance?

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This is the support thread for anyone who is struggling to make their decision - let us know what you're thinking and how you're feeling and chat to others who are also making their decisions.

What universities are you deciding between?

What are the main considerations when choosing your firm and insurance?

Do you have any particular worries?

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Hello! Is AAA too high for an insurance choice if Durham is A*AA? I do have another option for insurance that is lower but I don't want to go there.... advice would be appreciated.
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Hello! Is AAA too high for an insurance choice if Durham is A*AA? I do have another option for insurance that is lower but I don't want to go there.... advice would be appreciated.
Hey! I would usually recommend that the choice is at least 1-2 grades lower than your firm choice to ensure you have some leeway and don't end up missing out on both offers. What do you think your chances are of achieving AAA?

If you don't want to go to your other choice, then it's best not to put it as your insurance as you won't want to go if your firm doesn't work out and it's a wasted choice.
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I have narrowed down my 2 choices for university. Will each university know if i have firmed or insured them? Will each university know who they are competing with. The reason for asking is that i have also applied for a scholarship and I am concerned that my 'insured' may not offer on grounds of being a insured choice.
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I have narrowed down my 2 choices for university. Will each university know if i have firmed or insured them? Will each university know who they are competing with. The reason for asking is that i have also applied for a scholarship and I am concerned that my 'insured' may not offer on grounds of being a insured choice.
The universities will know if you have picked them as a firm or insurance choice, but whether it affects your scholarship will depend if there is a condition to it that states you have to pick them as a firm choice. I would double check with the university you are applying for a scholarship with that this won't affect it before making your final decisions - there will be no repercussions for checking. Good luck with your exams!
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The universities will know if you have picked them as a firm or insurance choice, but whether it affects your scholarship will depend if there is a condition to it that states you have to pick them as a firm choice. I would double check with the university you are applying for a scholarship with that this won't affect it before making your final decisions - there will be no repercussions for checking. Good luck with your exams!
hey!
I hold an offer for MSc, and the deadline to make the deposit is here, however, I haven't been notified from the Uni about the scholarship yet.
Do you have an idea that if I pay my deposit, the Uni would still consider granting the scholarship?
Please do let me know.
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hey!
I hold an offer for MSc, and the deadline to make the deposit is here, however, I haven't been notified from the Uni about the scholarship yet.
Do you have an idea that if I pay my deposit, the Uni would still consider granting the scholarship?
Please do let me know.
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Hi there

The only way to know for sure is to contact the university scholarships team and ask them about the progress of your application, and when you will hear back. Are you able to attend this uni without the scholarship, or is it completely dependent on it? If so, make the uni aware of this so they have all the facts, especially if you're close to the deadline.

I hope this helps
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Hi there

The only way to know for sure is to contact the university scholarships team and ask them about the progress of your application, and when you will hear back. Are you able to attend this uni without the scholarship, or is it completely dependent on it? If so, make the uni aware of this so they have all the facts, especially if you're close to the deadline.

I hope this helps
Yeah actually the stated time frames are like- for scholarship it's likely to hear within six weeks of receiving the offer, however, to make deposit the deadline stated is just 4 weeks from having the offer.

I did contact the University, they are asking to wait till six weeks atleast but I am concerned for the passing date for making the deposit.

And I just don't want to make the deposit without having the confirmation about the scholarship because then it makes me feel the less possibility of being notified.
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Yeah actually the stated time frames are like- for scholarship it's likely to hear within six weeks of receiving the offer, however, to make deposit the deadline stated is just 4 weeks from having the offer.

I did contact the University, they are asking to wait till six weeks atleast but I am concerned for the passing date for making the deposit.

And I just don't want to make the deposit without having the confirmation about the scholarship because then it makes me feel the less possibility of being notified.
Ah that's a really tricky one

Have you expressed to them the concerns around making the deposit if you don't get your scholarship when you spoke to them?

When you say you feel there is less possibility of being notified, what do you mean by this?

If it's a financial concern, it may be worth another chat and explaining that without the scholarship you would be unable to accept the offer (if that's the case) and see if they have a process for this situation. I wouldn't be surprised if you were not the first person to experience this, so chat to the admission team and see if they can help.
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Ah that's a really tricky one

Have you expressed to them the concerns around making the deposit if you don't get your scholarship when you spoke to them?

When you say you feel there is less possibility of being notified, what do you mean by this?

If it's a financial concern, it may be worth another chat and explaining that without the scholarship you would be unable to accept the offer (if that's the case) and see if they have a process for this situation. I wouldn't be surprised if you were not the first person to experience this, so chat to the admission team and see if they can help.
It really is!

I have contacted them in ways now, they are asking me to be patient with the deadlines and I really am clueless on what to do next.

Even requested them for an extension, don't think so they will grant since they mentioned that already.

With saying less chances, what I mean is once the deposit is made, the next step for them is to issue a CAS for an international student and I feel like what if they directly step onto that without notifying me about the scholarship, it's purely my thought, I don't know how it goes about!
It's a financial concern, that's why I just don't want to rush with.

It won't make sense if I continuously ping them with the same issue :|

I just hope with this situation that I could secure my offer on time, or even after the deadline passes!
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Are you struggling with deciding which university is best for you?

Are you unsure which uni you want to be your firm and insurance?

You're not alone!

This is the support thread for anyone who is struggling to make their decision - let us know what you're thinking and how you're feeling and chat to others who are also making their decisions.

What universities are you deciding between?

What are the main considerations when choosing your firm and insurance?

Do you have any particular worries?

We have some helpful advice here on TSR if you need some extra support:

Download our Google template to compare two different universities and ask yourselves the most important questions you need to consider.

Read our article all about firm and insurance choices and how to make your decision.

Still waiting on offer? Join our wait mega thread here.




Good luck to everyone making their choices! :woo:

Hi guys,
NEED YOUR HELPPPP PLSSSS!!!
Okay so basically I have received all my offers for uni and I’m really happy with the grades they’ve given me. I want to make Uni of Manchester my firm choice as they’ve lowered the grade boundaries to BBB from AAA for bsc psychology . The problem is with my insurance choice. Im stuck between choosing uni of Liverpool who have offered BBC with a B in a level psych, and Uni of Leicester which have offered BCC?!!! I want to choose Liverpool as it is closer to home and I don’t want to move out but Leicester have lower grade boundaries so it would be good if I did really bad in A levels. IM NOT SURE WHICH TO PICK AND I HAVE LESS THAN A MONTH TO CHOOSE PLS HELPPPP!!!!!!
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Hello, I have a question, I got rejected from all my 4 choices for medicine and I'm thinking of taking a gap year. I have an offer from Strathclyde for pharmacy, my question is that can I firm my pharmacy offer and wait to see my exam results in August and maybe do the ucat in late July and If I got my AAA in advanced then cancel the pharmacy offer and apply to medicine?
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