Something else is positive


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#107

Tavistock. The place is going to the dogs.


#108

Pretty awesome.


#109

well impressed with spotify customer service , very responsive in sorting out a problem . top marks


#110

It’s not often you get knocked sideways by good news but…

FoL no.1 has been doing Uni interviews the past couple of months and as a result has been getting grade offers off the back of them. All fairly normal.

Last but one weekend ago, she went for an interview at her first choice - Brighton Uni. A few days later an email comes through from them with an unconditional offer to do graphic design if she makes them her first choice.

There’s quite a lot of criticism, a lot of it pretty valid, of unconditional offers but fuck that. :smiley:

Plus I get more excuses to go to Brighton, which I love.


#111

Unconditional is great when it’s their first choice anyway.


#112

Plus, her ‘A’ levels aren’t directly related to what she’s doing anyway. It’s quite heavily weighted to the interview and portfolio that they take along.


#113

Northampton Uni used to be good for Graphic Design.

Tough call, Northampton or Brighton :smile:


#114

Gig list from local indie record store, 99% Brighton venues

https://www.resident-music.com/tickets

43 gigs in the next two weeks, not much time for studying! :grin:


#115

There is a lot of merit in the notion of offering unconditionals to reduce the intense pressure on A-Level exams (especially as not everyone performs well under exam conditions). The main objections I’ve seen seem to be around tying that unconditional offer to making the university your first choice as essentially a level of bribery.


#116

OFS will in all probability ban them, eventually.


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#121

Excellent news, pleased for you all.


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#134

great news , only downside is i guess accommodation is pretty expensive in brighton i guess


#135

Went to Sams parents evening last night, and what can I say, the boy is doing amazing!

:metal:


#136

Congrats and enjoy the Friday evening Dartford / M25 interface.


#137

What? I thought you were his parents. :slight_smile:


#138

I used Nottingham halls of residence pricing as a benchmark and accommodation pricing was pretty much on par.

The only place she was interested in that we had to rule out totally was Ravensbourne College in London. Hall prices were at least double anywhere else.


#139

Brighton could well be the best city in the country for student life - I’m sure she’ll love it there Mark.