Hello for the first time, readers!
My name is Nicola, and I'm a year 13 student currently going through the long and agonising process of applying to University!
I applied to do English Literature at Birmingham, the UEA, Kent, Keele and Lincoln.
So, I was lucky enough to finish my application pretty early on, and had it sent off in the half term. Every email I got after that, I expected to be an update, and every time it wasn't my heart dropped. But after a few days, I got my first response from Kent. It happened pretty quickly after that: after exactly a week, I had received all of my offers, including an UNCONDITIONAL from Keele! Beforehand, I saw a lot of my friends receiving unconditionals, sometimes more than one, and I felt a little inadequate - why didn't they want me as much as they wanted them? But every offer they make means that they want you, so I wouldn't get too hung up on it, personally.
I was the exception in the fact that I already have all five offers. Lots of people I know haven't sent off their form yet, but that's okay. All universities are different, so you may have to wait weeks for some to come through, as every university does the process differently. But now I'm really excited - I have a lot of choices to make!
~ Nicola ~