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    I've started freshers week and it's been ok so far, but I'm not 100% happy with my choice of university as I had some other stuff to worry about when choosing and kind of neglected it a bit. Would it be possible to transfer to another uni before the first year's over, or even transfer to one abroad? I'd work through holidays and take language courses, look for a part time job to pay for it and cram to catch up - I'd do anything for another chance. But my situation doesn't seem right to me. Failing this, is there any good source of guidance for students with practical questions that need answers from a source not based at their current university? I could really do with some advice on all sorts of things and I don't care how much work it takes to get things sorted. Thanks.
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    I've started freshers week and it's been ok so far, but I'm not 100% happy with my choice of university as I had some other stuff to worry about when choosing and kind of neglected it a bit. Would it be possible to transfer to another uni before the first year's over, or even transfer to one abroad? I'd work through holidays and take language courses, look for a part time job to pay for it and cram to catch up - I'd do anything for another chance. But my situation doesn't seem right to me. Failing this, is there any good source of guidance for students with practical questions that need answers from a source not based at their current university? I could really do with some advice on all sorts of things and I don't care how much work it takes to get things sorted. Thanks.
    There are lots of other students feeling the same way as you...even at your uni so you're not alone

    Given that the clearing deadline has passed you have a few options:
    1 - you could try calling a couple of unis to see if they have spaces left...just in case! You don't know unless you try but remember that even if they say yes, you would need to speak to Student Finance and your accommodation to see what can be done before you do anything

    2 - you could drop out now and make a fresh application for next year

    3 - (and this is the one I'd go for, if it were me) you could try sticking it out a little longer and see how things go. You may love it in a few weeks. If you still don't like it, you can stop studying at any point in year one.

    4 - you could transfer to a different university at the beginning of year two following the completion of your first.To do this you’ll need to contact the university you’d like to go to and ask whether this could be an option and if they’d accept you transferring.

    I hope that helps
 
 
 
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