'Now I don't have to try' student admits their unconditional offer made them lazy
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Earlier this month, St. Mary’s University in Twickenham announced that it will no longer hand out unconditional offers. According to the university, handing out such offers was not economically sustainable as students were getting into their courses without having achieved the grade requirements. Tes reported that some A Level students even started to skip school after receiving unconditional offers. UCAS revealed in their end of cycle report that in 2017, over fifteen per cent of 18-year-old applicants in the UK received an unconditional offer. So do unconditional offers make students lazy and complacent? Cardiff fresher Sophie achieved her grades despite her unconditional offer. Speaking to TNS, she said that unconditional offers are "great for students who are willing to continue working, but if not then it’s just a waste!" Chrystal, a third-year student at Birmingham university did not achieve the grade requirement of the course. "I got my unconditional and thought 'well now I don’t have to try.' I needed AAB and in the end, I got ABB."
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