I'm currently studying at the University College of Falmouth.
I love the Uni life, and my friends, but i just don't feel the University is right for me.
I messed around in my AS year, and managed to push my grades to 240, one being a C in English A level.
I applied to transfer, and got accepted to Nottingham Trent, but after visiting the Uni, i wasn't too keen and didn't want to risk going to another Uni that didn't feel 'right'. At the moment I'm sitting on 55% pass rate, and i know if i was settled more my essays could be better. Ive applied through UCAS extra to transfer to Plymouth for my course, i visit and go out with students in Plymouth once or twice a month, and have also used the library facilites to do my own studies.
Only issue is, I don't meet the entry requirements by 20 points, and needed a B in English, although the admissions tutor said they'd still consider me, I'm still concerned.
With only 240 points, I'm very limited to many English courses, so I'm considering perhaps returning to college next year to resit some exams and push my grades up and apply again. The problem though, I'll be 20 by the time I'll be entering Uni again. Im worried I'll be getting to old for Uni and I'll be surrounded by youngsters.
I know a lot about Plymouth, even my way round and people there, so i shouldn't have trouble settling, but I don't want to risk going elsewhere through clearing.
Do people still go Uni when there twenty?
or if i don't get into Plymouth is it worth holding on in Falmouth and just finishing my degree, although I'm not fully happy/motivated?
ermm not really...here in cyprus if your a male the minimum age to enter a university is 20 due to the 2 years military service! So imagine if someone whant to do a gap year for work or some others who go to 7year grade schools!
I just think its not worth jumping from Uni to Uni if I really know much about the place or like the place cause ill be in the same situation.
I've spent ALOT of time in plymouth since Sept so I know I'd be happy there.
But if that doesn't happen I don't want to waste anymore time/money
i'll be twenty when i start my degree, and my boyfriend started his this year at 24. it's no big deal, i doubt anyone would notice the age difference. seems that bothers you more than it'll bother anyone else, you calling people who are only two years younger than you at the most 'youngsters'...
anyway, i hope you get into your course and the extra year isn't needed, good luck and don't worry about such a small age gap!