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Student Room October Roundup

It’s been a busy month on The Student Room and personal statements, applications and deciding which uni to apply for have all been popular topics.

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

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements say you need a B in GCSE Maths if you don’t have Maths at AS or A Level. None of your other GCSE grades will affect your application.

All parts of your application will be looked at, including your reference and your personal statement, so if you can prove that you have the required numeracy skills another way it would be worth adding that.

Scholarships and Bursaries

If you apply for income-accessed student finance then you’ll automatically be checked for eligibility to the Opportunity Scholarship. You’ll then get a letter via the Student Loans Company – you an find out more on our Student Well being site.

Making an Offer


Yes we would consider and we would look at A Level subjects, GCSE results as well as personal statement and reference to make a decision on whether or not to make an offer.

If we did make an offer it would still be the standard offer of AAB excluding General Studies, plus any other relevant conditions (we wouldn’t match our offer to the predicted grades). If you then accepted our offer but didn’t get AAB we would reconsider you in the summer alongside all other near miss candidates. You might also be interested in our PARTNERS scheme.

Choosing a University


You can do virtual tours of the campus, accommodation and city online which enable you to have a look around the different student halls we offer and buildings where you could be studying.

You can also read our students blogs, the bloggers write about a variety of topics related to uni, courses, the city and even more personal topics. The bloggers are from a range of degree backgrounds and are all different ages to give you an insight into how our students feel .

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