DD got her third university rejection at the weekend - it was her first choice as well!
We know that veterinary science is a very competitive course, but it's still very disappointing for her and annoying to get such news just before her January exams. She was a bit dejected for a while and isn't holding out much hope for her final outstanding application (Bristol). We were worried that all this might affect her performance, but thankfully she's come back fighting and has declared her intention to work hard and "show 'em what she's made of" ready for next year's reapplication.
I don't think the implications of the increase in tuition fees
has hit her yet, but we'll just have to cross that bridge when we come to it.
If anyone has any tips, tricks, anything at all that might help her to stand out from the crowd in next year's process, we'd love to hear them!