Results day: What happens if you don’t get your first choice?

14 Aug 2019
By Jodie T., Student at University of Edinburgh

The summer before uni is super exciting, but the wait for your results can be nerve-wracking, especially this year, where everything looks a little different.

But the truth is, it’s out of your hands. After a long wait, it's time to find out your grades, and - more importantly - whether you made it to your first choice uni.

This can be a scary process, but preparing for what might happen can help. Here, I’ll answer some questions about results day based on my own experience, to help you with any decisions you have to make on results day.

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I'm a second-year undergraduate psychology student at the University of Edinburgh, and I have lived with Unite Students since first year. I enjoy writing, poached eggs, and driving around Edinburgh. I dislike olives, exams and TV shows about antiques.