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Student Room December Roundup

With the deadline for UCAS applications looming it’s been a busy month on The Student Room.

Here’s our round up of your questions and our responses from our Student Room forum in December.

Near Misses

 Hi, I received an offer for Accounting and Finance, but I'm really worried I might not get the grades that I need. Do you know whether this course is very popular at Newcastle or not? And whether I'd have a chance of getting an offer with lower grades? Thanks

Accounting and Finance is quite a popular course. If you drop a grade your application will still be considered as it will count as a “near miss” and will be sent back to the selector alongside all other near miss candiates. The selector will take a few things into consideration – but priority will go to people who put Newcastle University as their firm choice.



 255 4 weeks ago Report post Hey! I've received an offer for MPlan and I was just wondering how many places there are on offer and roughly how many people apply to the course each year? Has it ever went into clearing?

There isn’t a set number of places, but we usually take on about 50 students between the MPlan and BA Hons Planning courses. This year there were 53 students in Stage 1 (17 of them applied for the MPlan directly). In the past the Planning courses have gone into Clearing however all of the remaining places were filled within one day.



Studying Geography


Here’s a timetable from a current first year student.  You’ll have optional modules right from the start of the course so everyone’s timetable is slightly different depending on what options they’ve picked. You can see the list of modules currently offered for the Geography BA here.

There’s not an ‘average’ number of clubs and societies that people are involved in. Usually people sign up to eveything they’re interested in at the start of First Year to try things out then in Second Year it narrows down to 3 or 4 main ones. In Third Year people tend to stick with one of two, however it totally depends on you and your choice.  You can see a list of Newcastle University’s societies here and sports clubs here.


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