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    Unsuccessful University Admission Help !

    I have been unsuccessful in one of the universities, which is near to me.
    But i got admission in a uni which is around 14 miles away from me ( the same course).
    I was wondering is there a watchdog whom i can contact or complain about this university. I am pretty much sure that i am overqualified for this course ,UK bachelors degree, along with A levels and GCSE and all those stuff i have.
    I was wondering can i complain about descrimination, may be age

    Please help out, i am raged to go this morning to find out what went wrong.

    But iam happy atleast one Uni has accepted me. + point

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    There is no such watchdog that i am aware of. However there must be an appeals procedure at the university. Contact there addmissions department.

    It's not an English language degree is it?

    You didn't get in so it must be discrimination?! Nothing to do with being overqualified as you point out yourself then? :?

    Banned

    lol maybe because they didn't like you?

    I didn't get into my first choice uni when i was younger but it didn't bother me cos the way i saw it was...

    It's their loss!!!!

    bykergrove;8209221

    lol maybe because they didn't like you?



    I don't like you either. You just watch yourself. We're wanted men. ............ I'll be careful................ You'll be dead!

    Original Poster

    TUSSFC;8209204

    It's not an English language degree is it?


    Thank god i didn't do that fugly language degree :oops:

    scorpiostar;8209281

    Thank god i didn't do that fugly language degree :oops:



    Well at least nobody could have accused you of being over qualified in English language.;-)

    You reckon your over qualified, that can also be reason for not accepting someone though, and to provide that opportunity to someone who needs it more.

    Just an opinion.

    awoodhall2003;8209352

    You reckon your over qualified, that can also be reason for not accepting … You reckon your over qualified, that can also be reason for not accepting someone though, and to provide that opportunity to someone who needs it more.Just an opinion.



    wow...you made sense even after all you drank!!!

    university??

    join the Army - go to Sandhurst become and Officer and they'll put you through uni for free...

    just gotta serve for a few years after that but you'll become more employable as an ex army officer than any other uni graduate punk with no life experience...

    IMO... lol

    did you have an interview?! maybe it didn't go as well as you thought, the uni doesn't have to accept you, its up to them!

    entry criteria at some unis is very very high, the problem stems from the government absurdly restricting the numbers of students. this has meant that entry criteria is very high given the current situation with the economy and huge numbers of people trying to return to uni and up skill.

    uni's have very very (i cannot over emphasize this) anti discrimination rules which prevent them from doing any form of discrimination, if you tried to challenge them on this they would have a lot of evidence to prove that no discrimination has occurred. essentially, if you try and pull that card when you are not 110% confident that it happened, you will just be wasting your time and theirs.

    blame the government for imposing stupid funding rules on universities, then deciding to cut back funding for non-research based universities...

    interesting note, if a uni takes in more students than the government allows, they dont get funding for that student and actually get fined by the government... even if the classroom is 40% empty...

    if it makes you feel better, there are an estimated 199,999 other people which could not even get in to uni this year, so be happy with getting in to one!
    telegraph.co.uk/edu…tml

    Original Poster

    [QUOTE=asayer;8209483]did you have an interview?! maybe it didn't go as well as you thought, the uni doesn't have to accept you, its up to them![/QU

    Didn't call for interview, :roll:

    if you are over 25 they will want you more than a squib straight out of a levels.
    "mature" students cost less and are more likely to get good degrees... Unis love mature students.

    Original Poster

    callmejoe;8209644

    if you are over 25 they will want you more than a squib straight out of a … if you are over 25 they will want you more than a squib straight out of a levels."mature" students cost less and are more likely to get good degrees... Unis love mature students.



    I wish that was true

    scorpiostar;8209724

    I wish that was true



    it is true. mature students have different life reasons for going to uni, their motivation is higher and they often sacrifice income (rather than delay the generation of income) to go, hence their desire to be in and out of uni quick and with high grades.

    im in academia, we prefer the mature students purely because of these facts. their marks are higher because they genuinly want to be there, rather than pressure from society or parents putting them there.

    Have you considered that you may have no personality?
    Some of the entry comes down to the personal statement etc, so obviously if you have the grade to get in and you didn't you have either:

    Been beaten out by people with higher grades than you.
    You are bellow the grade in a key subject they require (but may have enough points overall)
    You DONT have a key subject

    Is you degree relevant?

    Or as ive said you have no personality and they just dont want you.
    Maybe you are just black and the university doesnt tollerate people like you.

    either way what does it matter, you didnt get in.. move on.

    Have you ever considered that they perhaps filled the course with people with better qualifications than yourself?

    ascen;8209624

    entry criteria at some unis is very very high, the problem stems from the … entry criteria at some unis is very very high, the problem stems from the government absurdly restricting the numbers of students. this has meant that entry criteria is very high given the current situation with the economy and huge numbers of people trying to return to uni and up skill. uni's have very very (i cannot over emphasize this) anti discrimination rules which prevent them from doing any form of discrimination, if you tried to challenge them on this they would have a lot of evidence to prove that no discrimination has occurred. essentially, if you try and pull that card when you are not 110% confident that it happened, you will just be wasting your time and theirs.blame the government for imposing stupid funding rules on universities, then deciding to cut back funding for non-research based universities...interesting note, if a uni takes in more students than the government allows, they dont get funding for that student and actually get fined by the government... even if the classroom is 40% empty...if it makes you feel better, there are an estimated 199,999 other people which could not even get in to uni this year, so be happy with getting in to one!http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/7487408/Elite-university-places-go-to-EU-students.html



    London Met will take them all!!! :w00t:

    fern37;8209356

    wow...you made sense even after all you drank!!!



    Now that IS impressive! lol!

    Another thing I thought of is maybe they think you are just applying there for convenience and not because you really want to go....you do say its pretty much on your doorstep after all.

    Banned

    My opinion of the university application process is that it is too subjective i.e. if they don't like, it's gonna be tough to get in. They should provide you feedback on your application though, so you can see what they said wasn't good enough. There is always the 2nd chance process and then clearing.

    Hkem;8210469

    My opinion of the university application process is that it is too … My opinion of the university application process is that it is too subjective i.e. if they don't like, it's gonna be tough to get in. They should provide you feedback on your application though, so you can see what they said wasn't good enough. There is always the 2nd chance process and then clearing.



    They don't have to though, you can request a reason, but I believe they are not inclined to do so. Never dealt with it personally, but that is how it was as a few friends when applying for uni wanted specific ones and didn't get them.
    Personally my first choice was about 100miles and the second choice (the one i got) was over 250miles away!

    I would seriously doubt it's got anything to do with personal discrimination. They have criteria to meet and they must have been over subscribed. My son has failed to get into all three of our nearest nursery schools, resulting in us now driving for 45 minutes each way twice a day to get him into the only one he managed to be accepted to. Now I'm happy he got in there, as it's a really good nursery, better than those near us, but the nearer ones are easily walkable to. It's just one of those things!

    Good luck on your course though...

    you got a uni 14 miles away......... Dont see a problem. University places are not just based on qualifications so just get on with it. Some people travel that far for clean water in this world this make no wonder we are off down the pan

    To be blunt, if the government closed half of all of our Universities it wouldn't make a scrap of difference to the well being of the country, other than saving us all billions of pounds.

    Inactive;8210909

    To be blunt, if the government closed half of all of our Universities it … To be blunt, if the government closed half of all of our Universities it wouldn't make a scrap of difference to the well being of the country, other than saving us all billions of pounds.



    wrong and ignorant in so many ways..

    Marty1981;8210769

    you got a uni 14 miles away......... Dont see a problem. University … you got a uni 14 miles away......... Dont see a problem. University places are not just based on qualifications so just get on with it. Some people travel that far for clean water in this world this make no wonder we are off down the pan



    being 14 miles could be a good thing in fact, means that you go in there in the morning at stay to the end of the day, rather than messing about and going home between lectures.. i prefer to do it that way

    ascen;8212639

    wrong and ignorant in so many ways..



    A bit like many students then.:roll:

    Inactive;8212659

    A bit like many students then.:roll:



    haha fair point!

    whist students yes, after graduation no!
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