I'm starting university soon to study Physio, I am a mature student (24) and have been to uni before so not particularly concerned about going to freshers events every night and stuff but obviously will be nice to socialise with people on my course the first week and get friendly with everyone and get some info.
Problem is I didn't get the grades for my first or insurance choice, and ended up heading down to a uni through clearing at the last minute for an interview, long story short my offer wasn't made verbally until August 22nd and wasn't processed officially on ucas until August 26th. As I currently work full time, If I had got into my first choice uni I would have handed in my notice straight away obviously, but I couldn't really risk handing it in until I knew for sure I had a university to go to. Long story short I ended up handing it in as soon as everything had gone through.
My "welcome/induction" week begins on September 19th - 23rd and they said some of it is like fun events etc and others I assume will be signing stuff and checking your DBS etc as I'm on a healthcare course, so I feel like some stuff will be required to attend. I wouldnt actually miss any formal lectures but this is the week I would potentially miss.
Anyway work have accepted my notice but they haven't got back to me yet as to whether they are going to let me work 3 weeks of it instead of 4 weeks which I'm contracted to do (I requested to take the rest of my holiday so I only have to work 3 weeks and would make it to uni in time for the 19th).
The first teaching week actually starts September 26th so if I had to work 4 weeks would mean I would finish on September 23rd so would completely miss induction week I'm panicking so much what if work get back to me that I have to work 4 weeks... then I'll miss induction week and I'm having nightmares of the uni saying I cant join the course if I'm not there, and then I've also handed in my notice which would leave me course-less and job-less?!
Has anyone been in a similar situation?? I think I may phone the uni tomorrow to explain. As I got in through clearing it's all been a bit last minute, I also was planning to commute from home with my first choice but have now ended up having to relocate. I'm not going into halls or anything so I don't think missing the first week effects me from that point of view.
Any advice would be appreciated, or how anyone thinks the uni may react if the latter happens
Welcome/Induction week... help ?! :(
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