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    I'm considering dropping out of my first year at Easter because I'm not happy where I am, and I'm most likely going to take some time to think about what I want to do/where I want to go and then reapply for 2011 entry.

    I left sixth form last year, and I didn't exactly have a brilliant relationship with the people/staff there. I did well (AAA) and my original UCAS reference must have been okay because it got me 4/5 offers last year, but I'd rather not go crawling back there with my tail between my legs asking for another one.

    Is it possible to use a tutor/academic advisor from your current university as a reference? I wasn't sure a) whether that would be okay with my current university and b) whether it would disadvantage my application due to having a reference from the place I'm dropping out of.

    I've got good grades since I've been here and whilst they don't know me fantastically well, I will have been here for two whole terms by the time I leave. Any advice?
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    (Original post by raisin.)
    I'm considering dropping out of my first year at Easter because I'm not happy where I am, and I'm most likely going to take some time to think about what I want to do/where I want to go and then reapply for 2011 entry.

    I left sixth form last year, and I didn't exactly have a brilliant relationship with the people/staff there. I did well (AAA) and my original UCAS reference must have been okay because it got me 4/5 offers last year, but I'd rather not go crawling back there with my tail between my legs asking for another one.

    Is it possible to use a tutor/academic advisor from your current university as a reference? I wasn't sure a) whether that would be okay with my current university and b) whether it would disadvantage my application due to having a reference from the place I'm dropping out of.

    I've got good grades since I've been here and whilst they don't know me fantastically well, I will have been here for two whole terms by the time I leave. Any advice?
    A reference from your current university would be fine, so long as they are happy to do it for you. The important thing is that it should be an academic reference, rather than from an employer or even worse a family friend.
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    I was in a similar position to you, and I went back to my sixth-form to see if they would update my previous reference.. and to be honest the updated version was pretty awesome too. maybe try asking the head of your sixth-form or even any member of staff you might have got on with ? you can’t have had a bad relationship with all of them.

    but yeah, on the other hand, a reference from your university should be fine.. and also it shouldn't be disadvantageous to your reference.
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    (Original post by Marvin211)
    I was in a similar position to you, and I went back to my sixth-form to see if they would update my previous reference.. and to be honest the updated version was pretty awesome too. maybe try asking the head of your sixth-form or even any member of staff you might have got on with ? you can’t have had a bad relationship with all of them.

    but yeah, on the other hand, a reference from your university should be fine.. and also it shouldn't be disadvantageous to your reference.
    Do you switched unis? How did student finance go - I am doing the same thing
 
 
 
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