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Law 2023 Applicant

Hello,
I'm in a urgent need for advice regarding UCAS application.
currently I'm on gap year and want to apply for law 2023 however am a bit confused about my university choices and my capability into getting them due to my grades. let me know if I should considered changing my choices. [note- I'm very passionate about law and cannot see myself studying anything else]

My Grades: Distinction [Business], Distinction [Law], B [A level sociology]

My university choices and requirements-
University of Leicester- D*D*B
DMU- D D B
Nottingham Trent - D D B
University of Nottingham - not sure since doing mixture of BTEC'S and A Level however I qualify for contextual offer.
Lancaster university- DDD/B
If you got DDB, I wouldn't recommend applying to Leicester as they'll likely reject you. I'm doing a gap year and going to Lancaster next year myself, however, I already have a place and I'm not studying Law there.
Original post by Imstressed24/7
Hello,
I'm in a urgent need for advice regarding UCAS application.
currently I'm on gap year and want to apply for law 2023 however am a bit confused about my university choices and my capability into getting them due to my grades. let me know if I should considered changing my choices. [note- I'm very passionate about law and cannot see myself studying anything else]

My Grades: Distinction [Business], Distinction [Law], B [A level sociology]

My university choices and requirements-
University of Leicester- D*D*B
DMU- D D B
Nottingham Trent - D D B
University of Nottingham - not sure since doing mixture of BTEC'S and A Level however I qualify for contextual offer.
Lancaster university- DDD/B

Hey! :smile:

Thought I would offer a bit of advice here. The general method for choosing 5 courses is to have one/two 'stretch' options (higher than your predicted grades), two that have the same grades as your predicted grades, and then one/two 'safety nets' (lower than your predicted grades).

Although, from your post it sounds like your have your grades already, am I right about that? If so, (and those grades will not change between now and your entry in 2023) it's worth using a different method from what I've written above, as you already know your grades! I would go for courses that offer the grades that you have, so you know that you meet the requirements and could be accepted.


My other advice would be to:

Contact the University of Nottingham directly and find out their requirements- someone from admissions should be able to confirm the BTEC and A-Level combination for you :smile:

Enquire about their contextual offers too

Consider contacting the University of Leicester about a contextual offer, they may be able to offer it depending on your eligibility- the enquiry form is here and more details about our contextual offers are here

Try and visit your university choices on Open Days/Offer Holder Days/Campus visit, to really get a feel for each place


I hope you find this helpful, let me know how you get on or if you have any other questions! Good luck. Alisha :smile:
(Original post by University of Leicester)Hey! :smile:

Thought I would offer a bit of advice here. The general method for choosing 5 courses is to have one/two 'stretch' options (higher than your predicted grades), two that have the same grades as your predicted grades, and then one/two 'safety nets' (lower than your predicted grades).

Although, from your post it sounds like your have your grades already, am I right about that? If so, (and those grades will not change between now and your entry in 2023) it's worth using a different method from what I've written above, as you already know your grades! I would go for courses that offer the grades that you have, so you know that you meet the requirements and could be accepted.


My other advice would be to:

Contact the University of Nottingham directly and find out their requirements- someone from admissions should be able to confirm the BTEC and A-Level combination for you :smile:

Enquire about their contextual offers too

Consider contacting the University of Leicester about a contextual offer, they may be able to offer it depending on your eligibility- the enquiry form is here and more details about our contextual offers are here

Try and visit your university choices on Open Days/Offer Holder Days/Campus visit, to really get a feel for each place


I hope you find this helpful, let me know how you get on or if you have any other questions! Good luck. Alisha :smile:

Original post by University of Leicester
Hey! :smile:

Thought I would offer a bit of advice here. The general method for choosing 5 courses is to have one/two 'stretch' options (higher than your predicted grades), two that have the same grades as your predicted grades, and then one/two 'safety nets' (lower than your predicted grades).

Although, from your post it sounds like your have your grades already, am I right about that? If so, (and those grades will not change between now and your entry in 2023) it's worth using a different method from what I've written above, as you already know your grades! I would go for courses that offer the grades that you have, so you know that you meet the requirements and could be accepted.


My other advice would be to:

Contact the University of Nottingham directly and find out their requirements- someone from admissions should be able to confirm the BTEC and A-Level combination for you :smile:

Enquire about their contextual offers too

Consider contacting the University of Leicester about a contextual offer, they may be able to offer it depending on your eligibility- the enquiry form is here and more details about our contextual offers are here

Try and visit your university choices on Open Days/Offer Holder Days/Campus visit, to really get a feel for each place


I hope you find this helpful, let me know how you get on or if you have any other questions! Good luck. Alisha :smile:


Hello,
Thank you so much!
I did have a look for contextual offer at university of Leicester however I do not fit the requirement.
I was also wondering if I could enter clearing as a gap year student just in case things do not go well.
Original post by Imstressed24/7
Hello,
Thank you so much!
I did have a look for contextual offer at university of Leicester however I do not fit the requirement.
I was also wondering if I could enter clearing as a gap year student just in case things do not go well.


Hey :smile: you're welcome!

Great job for looking at your options- and yes you can try and enter through clearing, it's definitely an option! Also worth knowing that it says this on the UCAS website if you want to only apply through clearing:

"Thinking of applying directly through Clearing?
If you haven't already applied, you first need to register and make an application.

Unlike applying before Clearing, you’ll only be able to add a choice after you’ve submitted your application.

We’ll send you a welcome email, with details of how to access your application, and your Clearing number."

Best of luck!! -Alisha :smile: (UK Student Recruitment Support Officer)

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