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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    Hi everyone! I made a thread in the mental health section explaining that I'm really struggling with the reality of going to university. It's causing a huge amount of anxiety and panic, and I really fear for my health if I go. I've spoken to an advisor at my old school who told me that she thought I'm not ready for uni at all, and should take a gap year. However, I feel that there would be a lot of people I would disappoint if I didn't even try. When I got my results I got accepted into both my firm and my insurance choices, but in a panic because I didn't expect my firm to accept me, I went through clearing to get into my insurance, but now kind of regret it. I'm wondering what I should do if I find that this university really isn't for me. My firm choice would have allowed me to commute, but I only got ABB when they asked for AAA. I guess what I'm asking is if it's possible to transfer at the beginning of the year rather than the end, especially if I didn't get the required grades, even if they accepted me before? I'm trying not to assume I'll hate it, but I also want to be prepared to put myself at ease if I find I can't cope. If specifics help, my firm was KCL and my insurance was Royal Holloway. Also not sure if I should put this in the RH forum?
    Thank you

    No it is not possible to transfer to a different university at the beginning of the year. A lot of universities won't accept transfers at all, but if they do, they will require you to have completed at least one full year. I'm afraid having previously been accepted by that university will not change anything.

    The fear of disappointing people is not a good reason to go to university. If you don't feel you’re ready then you should wait, ask Royal Holloway if they can defer your place and take a gap year.
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