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i'm seriously starting to consider doing this.

i'm currently at sussex, and whilst i enjoy my course and am certain it's what i want to do, i'm not very happy at the university itself and i really wish i'd taken a gap year now. i rushed into making my choices, and whilst it's not completely terrible where i am, i know i'll have a lot of regrets if i don't do what makes me happy.

would it be silly to leave now (or at easter), spend a year and a half working/looking for work experience and reapply for 2011?

i've had a lot of personal issues during the last few years and i want to get myself properly sorted out so that i can give my degree 100% when i try again. ultimately, i'd really like to get into clinical but i know a lot of experience is needed, so i also thought a year and a half out could be an ideal opportunity to do some voluntary work whilst having a part-time job to save up for possible post grad stuff.

i got AAA at a level (psychology, sociology, english language) which i was predicted but wasn't really expecting, so i applied to 'lower' universities first time round than i otherwise would have. i'd do things differently next time, but i am slightly worried about what the universities will think of me dropping out first time round.

any advice?
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ask the 'higher' universities that you want to go to what their policy is on this issue otherwise you could find yourself in the terrible position of leaving the course you were attending but also not being accepted anywhere else.
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Apply for a transfer into the second year?

(Original post by raisin.)
i'd really like to get into clinical but i know a lot of experience is needed, so i also thought a year and a half out could be an ideal opportunity to do some voluntary work whilst having a part-time job to save up for possible post grad stuff.
You can do this while studying. I did.
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Apply for a transfer into the second year?



You can do this while studying. I did.
i did consider applying for a transfer, but i don't think it's a great idea because obviously the course will be slightly different and i don't think i'd feel very settled. i have a lot going on at the moment, and i think i'd find it difficult to slot into a new university where friends and groups had already been made and i didn't know anyone. i know i could get a part-time job/do voluntary work whilst studying, but ideally i need to be able to work quite frequently and for an extended period of time in order to save up.

i just don't feel in the 'right' place for university at the moment, which is my own issue - i know. obviously though, i want to sort things out and make sure i'm 100% happy/ready when i give it a go next time.
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