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Nov 21st, 2002, 09:30 PM
I was just wondering how everyone is doing with their uni aplications?

So far i've had an offer from Leeds and today after an interview i got and offer from Birmingham(both of these are for Medical Science) I have like a brief interview in manchester next week for the same thing.

My other 3 choices were Medicine haven't had any offer yet but with ABB as my predicted grades i think i will get interviews!

Nov 21st, 2002, 09:55 PM
Nope, no offers yet. But then again, no one I know of has had any offers from the N.Irish unis (Queen's and Ulster), and those are the only two that I've applied to. I got 3 frigign A's so they had better let me in or I'm going to throw another strop. Just hope they don't find out about me sleeping around a bit just to make sure of those grades. ;)

Nov 21st, 2002, 09:58 PM
Don't go to Brum. You get stabbed when sun bathing.

I was going to apply to Queen's.

But I'm applying next year instead. And then it's Oxbridge baby ;)

Nov 21st, 2002, 09:59 PM
two and a half years ago, I got 2 As and a B and still got rejection :mad: so don't count on it, I am not putting you off, but sometimes they are not really only looking at grades.

Good Luck :D

Nov 21st, 2002, 10:03 PM
Well I mean the highest I've applied for is 2A's and a B for Law and Accounting and the course I REALLY want to do is 3B's so I'll be narked if I don't get that. What courses with what grades had you applied for?

Nov 21st, 2002, 10:03 PM
You taking a year out Rom?

Nov 21st, 2002, 10:04 PM
I have 3 points, 39 to go;)

Nov 21st, 2002, 10:14 PM
so strange that you have to get offers...

we just go to uni :D

Nov 21st, 2002, 10:16 PM
Well we get offers (we normally put down 6 choices), then we choose 2 main offers (a firm one and a conditional one), and then just hope to God we get the grades to prefarbly get into our first choce one.

Nov 21st, 2002, 10:18 PM
it depends on luck too then..that's too bad

Nov 21st, 2002, 10:21 PM
Kind of. Well if you get good grades then there's more chance of getting a decent place, although with some unis it really depends on whether you're in the know or not, and what kind of educational background you'vre had.

Nov 21st, 2002, 10:22 PM
but some people don't get high grades, but because of hard working they can pass...even in uni :)

Nov 21st, 2002, 10:25 PM
here too, well for some studies when too many students want to get in, but when you are an 8+ student then you have free choice!
and you need special subjects for some studies!

Nov 21st, 2002, 10:35 PM
I iwish everyone all the best of luck, uni is really fun, and believe me if you think school is fun, uni is 10 times better ;) untikl you get to final year when you work your ass off :(

Nov 21st, 2002, 10:37 PM
I'm in that final year wongqks :o

Nov 21st, 2002, 10:50 PM
Hmm I'll start to study a new subject (english and italian) in Austria very soon (and that is not my homecountry).

It's quite an unusual system you seem to have in England. So what do the people who aren't accepted anywhere do?

Lord Chips
Nov 21st, 2002, 10:54 PM
I've decided against going to Uni. I never enjoyed education and dont want to spend another 3 years laerning when I could be making money

Nov 21st, 2002, 11:03 PM
yes per, I am as well, and this year I am doing more work within the first month than I have for the last two years :o

Nov 21st, 2002, 11:08 PM
we have lots of work too :sad:

Virginia Wade
Nov 21st, 2002, 11:31 PM
Offers? One believed Daddy just did all that for you.

Nov 21st, 2002, 11:35 PM
3rd and last year in the UNI in London. So the living is already expensive. Next year maybe I'll go for Masters or get a job for 1-2 years and then back home

Nov 22nd, 2002, 12:49 AM
I hope I am finishing uni soon. So no need to aply right now. :) But good luck to all the others. :wavey:

Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:13 AM
I out in an application to go back to Uni next year (I took this year off as I finished my undergrad last year). I'm hoping to do teaching part-time. I wanna be a primary school teacher. I find out if I got a place in January!

Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:19 AM
Originally posted by wongqks
I iwish everyone all the best of luck, uni is really fun, and believe me if you think school is fun, uni is 10 times better ;) untikl you get to final year when you work your ass off :(

I had to work my arse off in 1st year...but I like the course...and 1st year is actually the hardest year of the course in 1 of our subjects.

Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:20 AM
good luck to everyone

Nov 22nd, 2002, 04:54 PM
petran - which uni are you at? I'm dying to go to LSE.

Claire - I'm hopefully going to Poland, France and either Norway or Bosnia depending whether I can get off my arse and organise it :)

So what do the people who aren't accepted anywhere do?
You either go through clearing, which is where all the places on all the course in the country which haven't been taken are up for grabs (you get listings in the national papers) and you ring up the uni and ask if you can go. Grades have to be good enough.

Nov 22nd, 2002, 04:56 PM
I am so glad I am done! I graduated University of South Carolina some time ago!:bounce:

Nov 22nd, 2002, 07:11 PM
Wow Rom, enjoy yourself! I would have liked to have maybe taken a year out but we're a bit strapped for cash so it's a case of going to uni and getting a decent job asap. Send me a postcard though. :p

Nov 22nd, 2002, 08:06 PM
All you British students should get into university ASAP before they raise the tuition fees again! Luckily I finished my degree at York before they introduced them :)
I'll just clarify a point about the "clearing" system. If people get worse grades than they expect, they'll almost certainly be able to get in a university (although not their 1st choice) somewhere, though possibly not with their favourite course combination

Nov 22nd, 2002, 08:12 PM
I applied to:


All to do a LLB in Law.

I got an unconditional from Dundee 2 days ago, but havent heard from the others.

Got one space left, was thinking of York as i know alot of pple applying there - but they dont do law, lol!

Nov 22nd, 2002, 08:13 PM
I'm lucky cos I'm getting all my tuition fees paid for, plus I get my student loan and a bursory (sp?- sorry, English isn't my strong point :o). :D

Nov 22nd, 2002, 08:18 PM
How do you get an unconditional?!

Tuition fees will be introduced by 2005 at the earliest. I'll be in my 2nd year, most here will have finished. It shouldn't be something that'll affect us (me a bit).

Absolutely everyone I know has applied to Sheffield. And my mate has an interview for Law at Cambridge :eek:

Nov 22nd, 2002, 08:21 PM
Holy fuck Rom, mixing with some smart people. :p About 10-12 out of our year have applied for Oxbridge, but it sounds like a living hell to me personally. Plus we could have never afforded it cos you can't have a part-time job when you go there. :o

Nov 22nd, 2002, 08:30 PM
Can yer not? Why's that?

Oh, I'll send you a postcard from the deepest, darkest .... Europe.

Nov 22nd, 2002, 08:37 PM
Erm it's cos they want you to concentrae on studying and not have any other distractions. Plus it rules out people from going who are a bit short of cash. :p

Nov 22nd, 2002, 10:05 PM
I am applying to Uni of Hertfordshire, Kent & North London.:)