My family won't let me move out for uni, whats the point of me getting good grades?

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    apply to cambridge, get accepted, then be like "so r u gonna let me go"
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    theres youtubers called the london girls who also didnt move out and they seem to be having the time of their lives!! moving out is not the be all and end all
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    A guy in my year had a problem like this last year so he arranged a phone call between his parents and a teacher and it worked. Maybe try that?
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    (Original post by Hackerman)
    Yeah, they said no mater what happens, its my choice what I do. Theyre just not fully convinced that its worth going to the better uni because of accommodation/food etc
    "Better" is subjective. Better doesn't just have to mean you get higher grades. It can mean you have a better life. You might get exactly the same grades at both unis but enjoy your time more if you moved away.

    They also can't make a decision on which is better. Both because whatever is going to happen hasn't happened yet and that you're the one going, not them. It's impossible to judge which would be better because you won't know until you've gone and you can't say one is better than the other unless you somehow go to both. So any sort of argument suggesting it isn't worth going to one is rubbish because nobody will know that unless you go and if you do go you'd have nothing to compare it to anyway.
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    (Original post by ib_hopeful)
    apply to cambridge, get accepted, then be like "so r u gonna let me go"
    that'd be the dream lmao
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    (Original post by ib_hopeful)
    apply to cambridge, get accepted, then be like "so r u gonna let me go"
    Just don't let your parents have access to your UCAS...
    I know of a girl whose parents declined her offer from Cambridge to keep her at home
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    (Original post by Hackerman)
    Thanks for the reply. The course is Computer Science.
    That change anything??
    100% go for Newcastle, I went to the open day there and it looked really good. My mate went to look around Salford and said the Computers in the lab were 10+ years old and even students said on the quiet that it's better to take your own laptop in to do work.
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    100% go for Newcastle, I went to the open day there and it looked really good. My mate went to look around Salford and said the Computers in the lab were 10+ years old and even students said on the quiet that it's better to take your own laptop in to do work.
    Oh damn. Thanks for the info, dude. I'm obviously quite far from Newcastle so I can't go check it out on the open days.
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    (Original post by Hackerman)
    Oh damn. Thanks for the info, dude. I'm obviously quite far from Newcastle so I can't go check it out on the open days.
    No worries. I get the impression they've ploughed all their money into the new campus as Media City and let everything else go to ****.

    For what it's worth the same mate said MMU's kit was all new so I'd choose that any day if you decide to stay local or keep a local choice as a backup.
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    (Original post by Hackerman)
    Yeah very true.
    However you made the last bit sound quite depressing lol. "You might not even get around to paying your entire loan off"
    Not in a bad way but a lot of people don't. If you're earning 30k you're only paying back ~£80 a month?

    I'm just saying, you're never going to be in financial hardship by taking out a larger loan. Larger loan doesn't equal bigger payments, just longer period of time paying. And it's your debt, not your parents, so rack it up as big as you fancy.

    Best of luck.
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    (Original post by AlexS101)
    Just don't let your parents have access to your UCAS...
    I know of a girl whose parents declined her offer from Cambridge to keep her at home
    That is the most disgusting thing ... What awful people
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    No worries. I get the impression they've ploughed all their money into the new campus as Media City and let everything else go to ****.

    For what it's worth the same mate said MMU's kit was all new so I'd choose that any day if you decide to stay local or keep a local choice as a backup.
    I think Salford are having an Open day at the end of this month so I may as well check it out, same with MMU. Either way, they'll both probably be my backup.
    Thanks.
 
 
 
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