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I'm likely going to get an A+ A C in my A-level. Can I still get in Loughborough? The grades required are ABB. Thanks.
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Reply 1
I believe the uni will take the firm offer holders who have met the ABB criteria first, and if there are spaces left on the course they will then look at near misses - you would be included here. They’d consider grades, personal statement, reference etc when deciding whether to give you a place
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Original post by rosina05
I believe the uni will take the firm offer holders who have met the ABB criteria first, and if there are spaces left on the course they will then look at near misses - you would be included here. They’d consider grades, personal statement, reference etc when deciding whether to give you a place

Thanks. How long would this process take and how does it work? I'm doing Industrial Design and their contextual offer are BBC.
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Original post by Guy Willis
Thanks. How long would this process take and how does it work? I'm doing Industrial Design and their contextual offer are BBC.
It’ll be completed by results day, UCAS get our results a week before we do and then send them off to unis, who MANUALLY make the decisions on who to let in during the week running up to results day.

If you haven’t got a contextual offer that won’t be relevant for you. I should have clarified that the uni will first accept people who fulfilled their offer conditions regardless of what they were. A contextual applicant with BBC in this case would be let in before you would be considered if you did not meet ABB.

I’m not sure how popular the Industrial Design course is, this is definitely something that could influence your chances of being let in with lower grades. If they do not have enough people meeting the requirements they will likely be eager to accept near misses

On the UCAS course search tool, there is a (new I think) feature where if you scroll to the bottom, you can input certain grades and see what % of applicants were let in from past years with those grades. This may help give you an idea - however this is not a reflection of what the situation will be this year and just because there’s a high % does not necessarily mean you’ll be let in. It all depends on how many other firm applicants got their grades
I have checked this on UCAS for you and the lowest grades that Loughborough have let someone in to course code H775 (no placement year) are BBC. Please remember this is by no means indicative of how it will go this year but I hope it might help 🙂
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Original post by rosina05
It’ll be completed by results day, UCAS get our results a week before we do and then send them off to unis, who MANUALLY make the decisions on who to let in during the week running up to results day.
If you haven’t got a contextual offer that won’t be relevant for you. I should have clarified that the uni will first accept people who fulfilled their offer conditions regardless of what they were. A contextual applicant with BBC in this case would be let in before you would be considered if you did not meet ABB.
I’m not sure how popular the Industrial Design course is, this is definitely something that could influence your chances of being let in with lower grades. If they do not have enough people meeting the requirements they will likely be eager to accept near misses
On the UCAS course search tool, there is a (new I think) feature where if you scroll to the bottom, you can input certain grades and see what % of applicants were let in from past years with those grades. This may help give you an idea - however this is not a reflection of what the situation will be this year and just because there’s a high % does not necessarily mean you’ll be let in. It all depends on how many other firm applicants got their grades
I have checked this on UCAS for you and the lowest grades that Loughborough have let someone in to course code H775 (no placement year) are BBC. Please remember this is by no means indicative of how it will go this year but I hope it might help 🙂

Thanks! That's really odd so an individual with BBC would be let in before a person with let's say AAC or A+B C? I did the little feature and it said 100% got accepted with A+A C 93% with A+ B C
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Original post by Guy Willis
Thanks! That's really odd so an individual with BBC would be let in before a person with let's say AAC or A+B C? I did the little feature and it said 100% got accepted with A+A C 93% with A+ B C

How likely you are to be let in depends on whether you meet your offer. A contextual applicant with BBC would be prioritised over a non-contextual with for example AAC because the contextual applicant has met their offer of BBC. The non-contextual applicant has in this case missed their offer of ABB due to the C grade. Contextual applicants are given lower requirements to account for difficult circumstances that may vary in definition from uni to uni - so they are not held to the same grade standards as those without these circumstances.

If both applicants in this example did not meet any contextual criteria then the AAC applicant would be prioritised above the BBC applicant when looking for near-misses to fill places, since their final grades were closer to the requirement

I hope this makes sense!
Reply 6
Original post by rosina05
How likely you are to be let in depends on whether you meet your offer. A contextual applicant with BBC would be prioritised over a non-contextual with for example AAC because the contextual applicant has met their offer of BBC. The non-contextual applicant has in this case missed their offer of ABB due to the C grade. Contextual applicants are given lower requirements to account for difficult circumstances that may vary in definition from uni to uni - so they are not held to the same grade standards as those without these circumstances.
If both applicants in this example did not meet any contextual criteria then the AAC applicant would be prioritised above the BBC applicant when looking for near-misses to fill places, since their final grades were closer to the requirement
I hope this makes sense!

Thank that's great. So basically if I don't meet contextual offers there's a person who'd manually select it if there are vacancies in the course? So I don't have to worry about anything except getting the best grades.
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Original post by Guy Willis
Thank that's great. So basically if I don't meet contextual offers there's a person who'd manually select it if there are vacancies in the course? So I don't have to worry about anything except getting the best grades.

On your UCAS hub it should tell you whether or not you have received a contextual offer. They will have emailed you if this is the case also. I applied to Loughborough for psychology this year and below is my offer (I am a contextual applicant myself).



Have you been made a contextual offer? If you have, you will only need BBC to get into your course for certain (or whatever grades it asks for on UCAS). If you have not, you will need the usual requirement of ABB.

If you are contextual, they will manually select and re-review your application if you achieve lower than BBC
If you are not contextual, they will manually select and re-review your application if you achieve lower than ABB
Loughborough do not appear to use UCAS tariff points so you'll need to at least ABB and A*AC would not count for this, so you'd be reviewed.

You have said your course requirement is ABB. So from this I have gathered you're a non-contextual applicant so if this is the case please ignore the contextual offers completely. They are not something you should concern yourself with since they are only relevant to applicants other than yourself. If not, they will review you and from the tool on UCAS hub you can see that it is more likely than not that you will get in with A*AC anyway - however you should aim for the grades the university has asked for on your UCAS offer.

Try not to worry about this too much!
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Original post by rosina05
On your UCAS hub it should tell you whether or not you have received a contextual offer. They will have emailed you if this is the case also. I applied to Loughborough for psychology this year and below is my offer (I am a contextual applicant myself).

Have you been made a contextual offer? If you have, you will only need BBC to get into your course for certain (or whatever grades it asks for on UCAS). If you have not, you will need the usual requirement of ABB.
If you are contextual, they will manually select and re-review your application if you achieve lower than BBC
If you are not contextual, they will manually select and re-review your application if you achieve lower than ABB
Loughborough do not appear to use UCAS tariff points so you'll need to at least ABB and A*AC would not count for this, so you'd be reviewed.
You have said your course requirement is ABB. So from this I have gathered you're a non-contextual applicant so if this is the case please ignore the contextual offers completely. They are not something you should concern yourself with since they are only relevant to applicants other than yourself. If not, they will review you and from the tool on UCAS hub you can see that it is more likely than not that you will get in with A*AC anyway - however you should aim for the grades the university has asked for on your UCAS offer.
Try not to worry about this too much!

I've been made a conditional offer of ABB not sure that's contextual? But I'll likely get A+ A C.
Reply 9
Original post by rosina05
On your UCAS hub it should tell you whether or not you have received a contextual offer. They will have emailed you if this is the case also. I applied to Loughborough for psychology this year and below is my offer (I am a contextual applicant myself).

Have you been made a contextual offer? If you have, you will only need BBC to get into your course for certain (or whatever grades it asks for on UCAS). If you have not, you will need the usual requirement of ABB.
If you are contextual, they will manually select and re-review your application if you achieve lower than BBC
If you are not contextual, they will manually select and re-review your application if you achieve lower than ABB
Loughborough do not appear to use UCAS tariff points so you'll need to at least ABB and A*AC would not count for this, so you'd be reviewed.
You have said your course requirement is ABB. So from this I have gathered you're a non-contextual applicant so if this is the case please ignore the contextual offers completely. They are not something you should concern yourself with since they are only relevant to applicants other than yourself. If not, they will review you and from the tool on UCAS hub you can see that it is more likely than not that you will get in with A*AC anyway - however you should aim for the grades the university has asked for on your UCAS offer.
Try not to worry about this too much!

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Original post by Guy Willis
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Hey so this isn’t a contextual offer, so feel free to ignore anything about contextual offers since they won’t concern you. ABB or higher will get you into the course for certain, A*AC will mean your application is manually reviewed and they may give an offer if there is space
Anyone know how competitive the criminology course is at Loughborough?
Original post by anonymous.Mono
Anyone know how competitive the criminology course is at Loughborough?


UCAS search hub says 17/20 people who apply to this course get an offer if that information is helpful 🙂
Original post by rosina05
UCAS search hub says 17/20 people who apply to this course get an offer if that information is helpful 🙂

so it isn't very competitive?

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