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    Yes I understand that! Next time I shan't bother in bloody trying to help then, maybe you should do some research beforehand next time
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    i am sorry if i offended you in any way, and i really appreciate your help. but living in someone elses family with rules is just not an option for me, because i am moving out to get my own place and make my own rules and not follow someone elses that i don't even know. and i did research!
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    (Original post by aspiringwhatever)
    i am sorry if i offended you in any way, and i really appreciate your help. but living in someone elses family with rules is just not an option for me, because i am moving out to get my own place and make my own rules and not follow someone elses that i don't even know. and i did research!
    I work for a summer school and have to deal with guardians on some occasions there are companies that do a variety of services depending on your need. Just try and find one that has a more family feel
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    yeh that's what i guess i am going to do, cos even if i have to pay like a 100 pounds, i am not disposing my offer.
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    (Original post by gingerrninja)
    I work for a summer school and have to deal with guardians on some occasions there are companies that do a variety of services depending on your need. Just try and find one that has a more family feel
    can you give me any known names that are respected ? please
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    (Original post by aspiringwhatever)
    can you give me any known names that are respected ? please
    I would be very wary about giving money for something like this. How can a company take the responsibility of guardianship?? Can a friend not take on this role? Do you have a minister who has links with a church in the country who could act as guardian.

    Failing that, why not wait a year, ask Nottingham to defer the place and take it up without the restrictions. Being 17 alone in a country in Europe can be a problem. Legally you are a child and that can bring problems. You will not be able to stay in hotels alone (so what will you do when you are travelling to the uni to prepare for Freshers Week?) What do you do if you have to be taken to hospital ? You risk ending up feeling lonely because so many of the social events revolve around locations with alcohol licences and you may not be able to enter.
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    i am not going to nottingham, its london metropolitan. i don't really care about giving money for that, i don't know yet if my best friend can but i am going to try it. i dont go to church so no.

    this summer i lived 2 months alone in Hamburg (germany's second biggest city) and i didnt feel lonely, and i never had problems with going out and drinking ANYWHERE. i don't know i am ready for this, and i really wanna go. and i think that i have the responsability and maturity to do it, therefore i would die inside if i stayed home this year.
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    (Original post by aspiringwhatever)
    i am not going to nottingham, its london metropolitan. i don't really care about giving money for that, i don't know yet if my best friend can but i am going to try it. i dont go to church so no.

    this summer i lived 2 months alone in Hamburg (germany's second biggest city) and i didnt feel lonely, and i never had problems with going out and drinking ANYWHERE. i don't know i am ready for this, and i really wanna go. and i think that i have the responsability and maturity to do it, therefore i would die inside if i stayed home this year.
    drinking probably will be a problem as here in the UK as most people are asked proof of age, even people who are quite obviously over 18, if i was you i'd wait a year as your going to miss out socially just being 17.
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    i have a fake ID, so i have proof of age. and it works because i got into clubs with it in london.
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    (Original post by aspiringwhatever)
    i am not going to nottingham, its london metropolitan. i don't really care about giving money for that, i don't know yet if my best friend can but i am going to try it. i dont go to church so no.

    this summer i lived 2 months alone in Hamburg (germany's second biggest city) and i didnt feel lonely, and i never had problems with going out and drinking ANYWHERE. i don't know i am ready for this, and i really wanna go. and i think that i have the responsability and maturity to do it, therefore i would die inside if i stayed home this year.
    Go to their website. Search "under 18". Then come back and tell us this rule isn't mentioned anywhere.
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    (Original post by ollienbert)
    I would be very wary about giving money for something like this. How can a company take the responsibility of guardianship?? Can a friend not take on this role? Do you have a minister who has links with a church in the country who could act as guardian.

    Failing that, why not wait a year, ask Nottingham to defer the place and take it up without the restrictions. Being 17 alone in a country in Europe can be a problem. Legally you are a child and that can bring problems. You will not be able to stay in hotels alone (so what will you do when you are travelling to the uni to prepare for Freshers Week?) What do you do if you have to be taken to hospital ? You risk ending up feeling lonely because so many of the social events revolve around locations with alcohol licences and you may not be able to enter.
    They do it as a business most private schools in the UK demand a guardian who lives in the UK for boarding school pupils. Its mostly to do with accounting for young adults
    (12-16) and also in case of the child getting into trouble with the school.
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    i am sorry that i have such a hectic life that i only read the stuff that is there and don't search things. but to save people loads of problems they can just post it on their ucas profile. if they have that policy say it straight away.
    and why are you all like " ohh get the research right" well sorry i checked everything that seemed important and usually they should mention it. and i am not gonna spend hours and hours of time i don't have on the internet
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    (Original post by Jordenfruitbat)
    drinking probably will be a problem as here in the UK as most people are asked proof of age, even people who are quite obviously over 18, if i was you i'd wait a year as your going to miss out socially just being 17.
    I don't agree with this. In Scotland a fair amount of people are 17 when they go to uni and miss out on various events in Freshers Week for example, but I doubt many of them see this as a reason to take a gap year.
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    yeh first of all it is not a reason to miss out on uni for one year just cos you cant get drunk during freshers week and if you look older and have a proper fake id you can go out in london.
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    (Original post by gingerrninja)
    They do it as a business most private schools in the UK demand a guardian who lives in the UK for boarding school pupils. Its mostly to do with accounting for young adults
    (12-16) and also in case of the child getting into trouble with the school.
    I didn't realise that, I have looked it up and see that the companies do have their codes of practice so there is some form of protection.

    To the OP I have looked at 3 'random' universities, 2 of them Russell Group, one a modern Uni. All 3 have the same admissions policy for students under the age of 18. It makes sense, the unis cannot take responsiblity for those who in law cannot take responsibility for themselves. Thus you will need a guardian whichever uni you go to. Whoever advised you to make the application a year early should probably have known this. I still wonder if defering your uni entry one more year would not make sense. You would have time to get a job and earn some much-needed cash, could you learn to drive? Make plans for a little travel once you have had your 18th birthday - and then leave for Uni. JMHO - and of course I am a bit older than you.
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    it's not an option for me. and aniways i am just going to get a guardian, so its fine. and anyway england is just my back up plan if i don't get accepted at NYU
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    (Original post by aspiringwhatever)
    if you look older and have a proper fake id you can go out in london.
    Planning to start out with fake id is not very promising. I hope that your guardian does not find out. :rolleyes:

    You seem pretty determined. I wish you well in whatever you aspire to achieve.
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    i decided that my friend is going to be my guardian, soo i don't think he'll care :P and even if its going to be a company I pay, their only service is to make decisions, not to look after me
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    (Original post by ollienbert)
    You seem pretty determined. I wish you well in whatever you aspire to achieve.
    thank youuu
 
 
 
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