(Original post by bonkersCFC)
I've applied for University (UEA) for 2012 entry, and am in the process of doing Student Finance at the moment. However, I've recently been having a few doubts about whether I want to actually take the next step up to degree level right now. I feel that we've all (or at least I have) been rushed by our college to apply for UCAS, to the point where I've realised that I've got no major motivation either way, and perhaps a year out (working and volunteering to build up some dough) seems like the way to go.
Its too late to apply for a gay year on UCAS obviously, but my question is, would the University that I'm applying for allow me to defer a year, after I get my results in August, even if I get the right entry grades for the course, and do you think they would be willing to keep my place (its an Ecology course, so is unlikely to be over-subscribed!)?
Obviously, the best answer is going to be to phone the Uni, but I'd be interested to know if anyone else is having the same doubts/turn of thought that I'm having? £9000 is a lot of money.