couple of posts from "the other place" ... seems they are doing this but not necessarily going well with students
So I got a letter this morning, and it seems Birmingham have decided to make my offer for BSc Economics unconditional (provided I firm choice it)!
Firstly, has anyone else received such a privilege? I have never heard of this happening before, personally (not suggesting I'm anything special, mind).
And secondly, given my other offers (Manchester, Leeds, Bristol + still waiting on LSE), what would you do in my position? Take the unconditional, breeze through (if not drop) A levels? Or carry on working hard, and aim for (my already lowered AAB) Bristol economics offer, and hold on hope for LSE?
Any suggestions/thoughts welcome!
I also got this letter from Birmingham.
Either me or my parents spoke to all my other unis yesterday. My dad's also spoken to someone he know who works at a uni (why didn't he mention that earlier).
Also spoke to tutor. Consistent advice is don't get put off track my this Birmingham letter.
Seems its probably in subjects where they need students because of loads less applications and where our £9000 goes a long way.....nobody applying for science or engineering seems to have got the letter. Also that they are making the offer to the best candidates cos it means is less likely they will get too many students and get fined by the government (don't really understand what that is about.....something to do with being able to recruit loads of students with best grades).
Said somewhere it was a pilot exercise or something...but seems to me more like a panic exercise...lol!!!...all about getting the numbers and £s they need.
Anyway, thanks to Birmingham for a day of hassle just before my results! Leeds will be my firm (great open day...and really helpful advice yesterday.....), Birmingham declined as I don't trust you!!