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    Basically, if I fail my A levels and don't get into University this year my parents have said I'm not allowed to go at all, as I've already had a year out. The only thing that I can think of that may be remotely interesting for a back up plan is to become a veterinary nurse. This includes working in a veterinary practice and going to college one day a week, which I quite like the idea of

    Does anyone have any other suggestions? I don't want to work in an office or a shop or something
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    (Original post by moomin_love)
    Basically, if I fail my A levels and don't get into University this year my parents have said I'm not allowed to go at all, as I've already had a year out. The only thing that I can think of that may be remotely interesting for a back up plan is to become a veterinary nurse. This includes working in a veterinary practice and going to college one day a week, which I quite like the idea of

    Does anyone have any other suggestions? I don't want to work in an office or a shop or something
    Do what ever you are happy with University isn't the only way forward. There is nothing wrong at all with doing college courses (in fact if I wasn't so passionate about History I doubt I would be going to University). There are other routes to success like the exact one you have said. Don't think "If I don't go to uni I will fail at life" because that simply isn't the case.

    At the same time if you do want to go to university don't let your parents say what can and cant do in your life. If that is your dream you go for it!!
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    (Original post by Jacky_B)
    Do what ever you are happy with University isn't the only way forward. There is nothing wrong at all with doing college courses (in fact if I wasn't so passionate about History I doubt I would be going to University). There are other routes to success like the exact one you have said. Don't think "If I don't go to uni I will fail at life" because that simply isn't the case.

    At the same time if you do want to go to university don't let your parents say what can and cant do in your life. If that is your dream you go for it!!
    Good sense :yep: (Notts woooo)
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    I'd ignored my parents, re do my a levels or do a university foundation course and go to university anyway.
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    how can your parents stop you going to uni? just get student loans.

    Open uni is always an option though.
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    I've already made contingency plans: Work in France/home 50/50 and reapply.
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    Good sense :yep: (Notts woooo)
    Yes Nottingham is awesome :top2:

    For that you can have some + rep :yep:
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    I wouldn't go.

    I didn't really intend to go in the first place, but living with my parents was driving me mad, so I got out as soon as I could.
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    (Original post by Jacky_B)
    Yes Nottingham is awesome :top2:

    For that you can have some + rep :yep:
    Well why not, you too :yep:
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    Take a year out; try and improve my grades; perhaps write a book; earn some money; go next year.

    Or perhaps some sort of foundation course, or some sort of career in agriculture.

    Seriously though, your parents are telling you that you're not allowed to go to university? WTF? You're legally an adult, and if finance has anything to do with it, then once you are 21 your finances are assessed separately from your parent's.
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    (Original post by Lucible)
    Well why not, you too :yep:
    I sense something brewing hint hint
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    Ditch myself somewhere like India where vegetarianism is better accepted, there is greater acceptance amongst varying beliefs, so much colour, good weather, a little currency can go a long way...
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    It isn't the end of the world if you don't go to uni. You don't NEED to go to get a good job; it would just make life easier... What do you think all the other people in the world do that don't go to university? They're not all sat on their arses at home scrounging off people. Experience is usually much more valuable than qualifications. That's why it just simply isn't worth it for some people to go to uni; they'd be better off getting straight into the job market and working their way up.
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    When I was doing my A levels I was convinced that I was gona fail at times and therefore constructed my plan B, which was to forget all about A levels and do anything and everything possible to join the fire brigade. Although this would have taken a long time and a lot of effort so I'm glad plan A was successful :yes:

    Another idea I had was to head down the route of becoming a chef... but I actually had no idea as to how I would go about this so would probably only have been serious about it if plan B didn't work out :p:

    Please don't let your parents force you into anything. Even if it means gettinga horrible job and contributing board (or more if you already do) just to encourage them to let you stay while you retake or whatever then do it. Go for your passion, not your back up plans :yy:
 
 
 
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