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    I just about managed to squeeze my way into Computer Science last year through clearing, having only 200 UCAS points, with an extra 60 from key skills being ignored.

    Turns out that I hate Computer Science a great deal and have only put up with it because I like being here in Swansea and enjoy the student life. Have done none of the courseworks and just failed all the exams, I have no interest at all and just want to study something I have a passion for. Have thrown together a UCAS application but the current grades needed leave me in sorrow. I just want to a study a non-math related course.

    I am basically one hundred/(40 if key skills are accepted, which they never are) UCAS points away from the expected grade for Swan history and politics, meaning even clearling would be a long shot. What the hell should I do?
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    (Original post by Soumy)
    I am basically one hundred/(40 if key skills are accepted, which they never are) UCAS points away from the expected grade for Swan history and politics, meaning even clearling would be a long shot. What the hell should I do?
    Have you considered the Open University as an option? I'm certain that the OU do not have specific UCAS-points style requirements. What was it you had in mind?
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    (Original post by mjclackjones)
    Have you considered the Open University as an option? I'm certain that the OU do not have specific UCAS-points style requirements. What was it you had in mind?
    Working from home with the OU would really not be my cup of tea, I wish only to continue along here in the Swan doing History or Politics. I will consider the OU after clearing denies me in August or whenever it is.
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    (Original post by Soumy)
    Working from home with the OU would really not be my cup of tea, I wish only to continue along here in the Swan doing History or Politics. I will consider the OU after clearing denies me in August or whenever it is.
    Why wait for clearing? Ask Swansea for a transfer to the course you want and you'll get an idea of how easy it might be. You'd be unlikely to get in via clearing if they turn down a transfer.
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    Why wait for clearing? Ask Swansea for a transfer to the course you want and you'll get an idea of how easy it might be. You'd be unlikely to get in via clearing if they turn down a transfer.
    The general impression I have been given by the history department is that my only option is to apply via UCAS. Ta, though.

    Probably best I just give up and go to Lampeter or somewhere in England with similar requirements and less being in the middle of nowhere.
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    (Original post by Soumy)
    The general impression I have been given by the history department is that my only option is to apply via UCAS. Ta, though.

    Probably best I just give up and go to Lampeter or somewhere in England with similar requirements and less being in the middle of nowhere.
    Are you sure Uni is for you? The impression I have is that you seem more interested in the lifestyle of a student, rather than attaining a degree for your future career. My sister for example, started a geography degree and got bored after a year, (mainly because she did no work and spent all of her loan money), and is now in full time work. Which she is now very happy with!

    I'd suggest looking at certain job prospects personally, though if you specifically want to do a degree in politics/history at university for whatever reason, good luck to you!
 
 
 
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