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    I am extremely unhappy at my current University, for various reasons.
    I want to apply for a different University to transfer to in my second year, as I don't want to start all over again.
    Knowing that I will have to reapply through UCAS how should i approach my statement? Should I completely disregard the fact that I am already studying, should I mention it? Should I mention the reasons for which I want to leave the Uni I am with presently? I am not quite sure about it, because the Unis I'm applying to might see my change of mind as me being inconstant in my decisions and therefore not suitable for them. Hope one can help me with that :confused:
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    (Original post by Gwynne)
    I am extremely unhappy at my current University, for various reasons.
    I want to apply for a different University to transfer to in my second year, as I don't want to start all over again.
    Knowing that I will have to reapply through UCAS how should i approach my statement? Should I completely disregard the fact that I am already studying, should I mention it? Should I mention the reasons for which I want to leave the Uni I am with presently? I am not quite sure about it, because the Unis I'm applying to might see my change of mind as me being inconstant in my decisions and therefore not suitable for them. Hope one can help me with that :confused:
    No uni will consider you for transfer into Year 2 without some indication in your PS of what you are getting out of your current studies. You do need to say why you want to switch unis, but in general it is best to focus on the academic reasons for changing (eg you have developed an interest in a topic your current course doesn't offer in depth but the new one does). If there are particular personal/family circumstances causing you to want to move unis, you could mention these, but really only in passing. The unis will be much more interested in the academic position.

    You need to check in advance with the uni/s in question that they will consider you for Year 2 entry and if so on what basis (eg they may expect a particular grade in your Year 1 exams). Unlike with applying for first year entry there isn't a UCAS deadline for these applications - though there may be a university deadline - another reason for talking to the unis before you do anything else. You will need to provide a reference from your current uni, which is why it makes sense to delay the application if you can so that your referee has more time to see what you can do.
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    (Original post by Minerva)
    You will need to provide a reference from your current uni, which is why it makes sense to delay the application if you can so that your referee has more time to see what you can do.
    Would that reference be the same reference that I need for the UCAS application anyway or a seperate one?
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    (Original post by Gwynne)
    Would that reference be the same reference that I need for the UCAS application anyway or a seperate one?
    The reference you need for your UCAS application. Why would a uni consider you for second year entry without some feedback from your current tutors?
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    Yeah, true. Didn't think too much about that. Last year I applied individually, had a friend of mine, well, actually my boss, writing a reference. As I am an EU student and out of school for a few years now, i didn't have any teachers or so supporting my application. I didn't realise that applications here are more likely to be done via your school or college.
    But when I asked that questions I thought you might need two different references.
    Thank you, I think I can get myself sorted now!
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    (Original post by Gwynne)
    Yeah, true. Didn't think too much about that. Last year I applied individually, had a friend of mine, well, actually my boss, writing a reference. As I am an EU student and out of school for a few years now, i didn't have any teachers or so supporting my application. I didn't realise that applications here are more likely to be done via your school or college.
    But when I asked that questions I thought you might need two different references.
    Thank you, I think I can get myself sorted now!
    In that case, all the more reason for your current tutor/s to provide a reference for you
 
 
 
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