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Rejected from 4/5 Uni’s - Feeling Dejected (Law)

I was rejected from Cambridge after interview (not surprised), Durham, York and now my first choice Bristol. I was offered by the Uni of Nottingham. I have A*AA predicted grades (Psychology, Maths, English Literature) and got 30/42 on my LNAT. I feel like, according to my grades and LNAT I have been a bit hard done by? Or maybe this isn’t the case? My friends have been offered by these uni’s and while I’m thankful for that, I can’t help but feel dejected and disheartened. Is Nottingham still a strong Uni? Very confused.
Have you visited Nottingham?
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Original post by latent-cheetah
I was rejected from Cambridge after interview (not surprised), Durham, York and now my first choice Bristol. I was offered by the Uni of Nottingham. I have A*AA predicted grades (Psychology, Maths, English Literature) and got 30/42 on my LNAT. I feel like, according to my grades and LNAT I have been a bit hard done by? Or maybe this isn’t the case? My friends have been offered by these uni’s and while I’m thankful for that, I can’t help but feel dejected and disheartened. Is Nottingham still a strong Uni? Very confused.

Hey I'm not sure about Law, but personally what made me want to apply for computer science is the whole youtube series they have! The computer science department have these educational videos that they create and I really enjoyed them and felt that the department was personally connected to the field so much! Maybe UoN has a similar series on youtube for Law! Also please try not to feel to disheartened, I've heard that Law is a particularly hard course to apply for so if I were in your place I'd feel overjoyed getting even one offer ahahah. For what you said about your score, something I used to do when I tried to research my chances of getting into unis was look at the spreadsheets available on TSR. Even tho two applicants with the exact same stats both may not get into the same course it still helps as an indicator if there were others with similar statistics who didn't get into the course. I hope this helps 🙂 (If not, sorry ☹️)
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Original post by latent-cheetah
I was rejected from Cambridge after interview (not surprised), Durham, York and now my first choice Bristol. I was offered by the Uni of Nottingham. I have A*AA predicted grades (Psychology, Maths, English Literature) and got 30/42 on my LNAT. I feel like, according to my grades and LNAT I have been a bit hard done by? Or maybe this isn’t the case? My friends have been offered by these uni’s and while I’m thankful for that, I can’t help but feel dejected and disheartened. Is Nottingham still a strong Uni? Very confused.

hi same position as u currently. same predicted and similar lnat and rejected from ucl, bristol, manchester, and leeds, with only an offer from royal holloway (which i never even considered would be my only option). nottingham is really good honestly, and not to sound patronising, but count your blessings considering at least its a russell group uni. plus i have a friend who went on the open day and fell inlove with the area and campus so theres no harm in giving it a shot.
OP, it does not matter what four of those five universities thought of your application. What matters is that the University of Nottingham wants you to join it. This is a positive. Nottingham has a well regarded law school.

You can only be an undergraduate at one university at a time. You have an offer from one of the five you applied to. That is success, not failure.
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Original post by latent-cheetah
I was rejected from Cambridge after interview (not surprised), Durham, York and now my first choice Bristol. I was offered by the Uni of Nottingham. I have A*AA predicted grades (Psychology, Maths, English Literature) and got 30/42 on my LNAT. I feel like, according to my grades and LNAT I have been a bit hard done by? Or maybe this isn’t the case? My friends have been offered by these uni’s and while I’m thankful for that, I can’t help but feel dejected and disheartened. Is Nottingham still a strong Uni? Very confused.

I'm in a similar situation , confidence has taken a big knock.
got my rejection from LSE yesterday....absolutely gutted
UCL rejected me weeks ago .
I have 1 offer till date-QMUL
my stats are 3A* predicted( English history psychology )
LNAT 28
only waiting for 2 outcomes which I'm now not hopeful about -KCL and Warwick.

didn't expect to be in this position for sure
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Notts is still a very strong uni. from my last check a while ago it was ranked 10th in the uk. don't feel disheartened, I'd personally take nottingham over york and bristol based on what i've heard anyways. well done though
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Original post by latent-cheetah
I was rejected from Cambridge after interview (not surprised), Durham, York and now my first choice Bristol. I was offered by the Uni of Nottingham. I have A*AA predicted grades (Psychology, Maths, English Literature) and got 30/42 on my LNAT. I feel like, according to my grades and LNAT I have been a bit hard done by? Or maybe this isn’t the case? My friends have been offered by these uni’s and while I’m thankful for that, I can’t help but feel dejected and disheartened. Is Nottingham still a strong Uni? Very confused.


I can understand you feeling disappointed with rejections but you do have an offer to study what you want and Nottingham is a great Uni. It was my daughter’s first choice and we both fell in love with the campus but she didn’t get an offer there (for medicine) and was gutted. Def go and have a look, it may not be as prestigious as some of your other choices but this does not mean you can’t have a fantastic time and come out with a great degree.
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Nottingham is very strong for Law and most would choose it over York which hasn't taught Law for as long and which is a younger university.
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Original post by asaray
I'm in a similar situation , confidence has taken a big knock.
got my rejection from LSE yesterday....absolutely gutted
UCL rejected me weeks ago .
I have 1 offer till date-QMUL
my stats are 3A* predicted( English history psychology )
LNAT 28
only waiting for 2 outcomes which I'm now not hopeful about -KCL and Warwick.
didn't expect to be in this position for sure

QMUL is a good place to study law. Please try not to be disheartened. University league tables should not be taken too seriously. Good luck!
Original post by latent-cheetah
I was rejected from Cambridge after interview (not surprised), Durham, York and now my first choice Bristol. I was offered by the Uni of Nottingham. I have A*AA predicted grades (Psychology, Maths, English Literature) and got 30/42 on my LNAT. I feel like, according to my grades and LNAT I have been a bit hard done by? Or maybe this isn’t the case? My friends have been offered by these uni’s and while I’m thankful for that, I can’t help but feel dejected and disheartened. Is Nottingham still a strong Uni? Very confused.

Im going to Nottingham for Politics however I do know people there who study there and I know people who are going to study law there. Although it is not Oxbridge, it is still a very good uni, especially for law, they have good lecturers and the campus is lovely, If you want a law degree there a certianly worse places you could go.
The Nottingham campus certainly looks beautiful in photos and I'm sad to say that I'm never going to recommend a 60s era university such as York, apart from maybe Exeter which has older roots, or Bath which seems to have a get out of jail free card for this, over an older university because of the aesthetics and age in their own right and because those in turn puts off some of the brightest applying there.
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Original post by Stiffy Byng
QMUL is a good place to study law. Please try not to be disheartened. University league tables should not be taken too seriously. Good luck!

thank you for the reassurance.
I am waiting for 1 outcome still ...pure torture.
I've been reading that if u don't hear by 30th April, it's end of the game. is it true that only only rejections are given out in May ?
I don't know the answer to that question.


QMUL is strong in commercial law and in human rights law. Sir Roy Goode KC led the commercial law team for many years before moving to Oxford. QMUL has a commercial law centre in Lincoln's Inn Fields. The university is located in a lively part of London with good transport links.

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