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    I would probbably become a sniper/assasin...although not sure how long I would last...war lord perhaps, or maybe drug baron...
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    do an apprenticeship. actually, you should do an apprenticeship instead of university anyway. you'll actually get a job that way. [/cynic]
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    I would've joined the police.
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    (Original post by xmarilynx)
    I don't have a Plan B, so I'm working my ass off to make sure Plan A goes, well, to plan!
    you'll be fine, don't worry about it =]


    personally if i had failed i don't think my mental state would be good enough to make a realistic decision for a couple of weeks. looking back i'd have resat and probably gone travelling
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    I think I would actually kill myself, my life plan is screwed if i dont go and woo notts too, only nottingham trent cos i'm a bit thick
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    Probably throw myself off a bridge, because I swear, if I have to spend a year living at home full time I will go INSANE. So here's hoping I get in eh?
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    Join the army, remove terrible people from the world and then come back and re-enact the film "Outlaw": killing all the undesirable chavs, drug dealers and benefit scroungers in the UK before the five-oh get me.
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    I'd apply for an internship with TSR.




    Or I could top myself.
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    Go the US and get a job there.
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    (Original post by ballerinabetty)
    this ^

    i didnt think it was your parents choice weather you went to uni and how you got there. am i missing something OP?
    Yeah, my parents are REALLY against student loans and would kill me if I ever went behind their back and got one. They said that they don't want to fund me unless I go this year, so I kind of don't have the money to go any other year. So I need a back up plan really I'm tempted to go into my job full time and save up to go to uni though. At £10 an hour doing 40 hours a week I don't think it would be too hard!
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    (Original post by sandeep90)
    Become a pornstar.
    This
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    (Original post by moomin_love)
    Yeah, my parents are REALLY against student loans and would kill me if I ever went behind their back and got one. They said that they don't want to fund me unless I go this year, so I kind of don't have the money to go any other year. So I need a back up plan really I'm tempted to go into my job full time and save up to go to uni though. At £10 an hour doing 40 hours a week I don't think it would be too hard!
    do your parent relise that a student loan is the sweetest loan you will every get in your life. you dont have to pay it back unless you are earning of £15000pa and even then the repayments are tiny. if you dont get it payed off in 20 years then it is cancelled. i bet your parent got a morage for your house...not that is a proper loan.
    paying for uni on your own is going to be so hard. i think your parent are being unfair because weather they like it of not being in debt is normal and its your debt so why are they so worried?
    do your parent relise that by acting like this they are putting your happiness and future career at risk?
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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
    In the nicest way possible- get a backbone. Your an adult, how can your parents say you're 'not allowed' to go to uni?
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    become a street pharmacist?
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    Join the royal marines.
    I may do that anyway.
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    This probably won't happen because even if I get CCC there is universities which accept this and lower. But if the worst happened I'd probably try and get an apprenticeship and leanr a trade.
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    (Original post by lizfairy)
    Travel on a hitchhikers/backpacker's budget, picking up jobs where I could...
    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...
    Sorry to be picky :p: but although I agree with most of what you said about India, I wouldn't describe the weather as 'good' most of the time - it's so oppressively hot and sticky you get soaked in sweat after literally 30 seconds outside, and then there's monsoon season... Though saying that, I'm sure in the higher altitudes the climate would be a bit cooler, and in some places and times of year the heat would be a lot 'dryer' than in others... :p:
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    (Original post by FormerlyHistoryStudent)
    Sorry to be picky :p: but although I agree with most of what you said about India, I wouldn't describe the weather as 'good' most of the time - it's so oppressively hot and sticky you get soaked in sweat after literally 30 seconds outside, and then there's monsoon season... Though saying that, I'm sure in the higher altitudes the climate would be a bit cooler, and in some places and times of year the heat would be a lot 'dryer' than in others... :p:
    Yeah i know most people would agree with you, but I have reynaud's disease so feel utterly in pain even in average british temperatures without wearing gloves, the tropics is the environment I feel most comfortable in! And the only climate my fingers don't go blue
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    (Original post by lizfairy)
    Yeah i know most people would agree with you, but I have reynaud's disease so feel utterly in pain even in average british temperatures without wearing gloves, the tropics is the environment I feel most comfortable in! And the only climate my fingers don't go blue
    :eek: Not a snow fan then?

    Is Reynaud's the one where in the mildest form it causes certain fingers to go white and numb whilst others stay like normal? I get that occasionally, and was told it was Reynaud's, but it sounds a lot milder than what you get.
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    (Original post by FormerlyHistoryStudent)
    :eek: Not a snow fan then?

    Is Reynaud's the one where in the mildest form it causes certain fingers to go white and numb whilst others stay like normal? I get that occasionally, and was told it was Reynaud's, but it sounds a lot milder than what you get.
    I'm not sure, maybe, I guess it depends on triggers etc.
    It makes me feel temporarily dizzy and gives me migraines beside ensuring I'm freezing all the time, especially after eating something calorie dense light peanut butter, of with caffeine like chocolate or coffee.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raynaud%27s_disease

    I think you can have milder versions, or at least nerve problems which are similar to or verging on it.
 
 
 
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