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    I'm new here, so if I posted this in the wrong place, forgive me

    I hate the course I'm on at Uni. I'm doing Events Management, I'm in my first year (coming towards the end) and really not enjoying it.
    I want to drop out after I've done my exams and start at this specialist film school near where I live (which I should've done in the first place.)

    If I dropped out, would student finance still help with the fees for a new uni?
    Do I incur a fee for dropping out?
    Do I have to pay back my bursary that i recieved last month?

    Also, I feel that this is a bad time to be dropping out and restarting again, what with the fee increase and that, it's going to make things 10X more difficult than they already are.
    I could carry on with the course, but it's making me miserable, I hate everything about it apart from the friends I've made.

    I'm so confused about it all and any advice would be a big help. Thank you!
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    (Original post by ducky42)
    I'm new here, so if I posted this in the wrong place, forgive me

    I hate the course I'm on at Uni. I'm doing Events Management, I'm in my first year (coming towards the end) and really not enjoying it.
    I want to drop out after I've done my exams and start at this specialist film school near where I live (which I should've done in the first place.)

    If I dropped out, would student finance still help with the fees for a new uni?
    Do I incur a fee for dropping out?
    Do I have to pay back my bursary that i recieved last month?

    Also, I feel that this is a bad time to be dropping out and restarting again, what with the fee increase and that, it's going to make things 10X more difficult than they already are.
    I could carry on with the course, but it's making me miserable, I hate everything about it apart from the friends I've made.

    I'm so confused about it all and any advice would be a big help. Thank you!
    Don't continue on a course that you hate. That's just sillyness.

    The rule of Student Finance is that you get funding for the length of your course + 1 year - any previous years studied (and funded). You should be fine, funding-wise.

    You don't incur a fee for dropping out.

    You may have to pay back your bursary (which I assume is from the university), but best check with your university's accounts office though, as your university might have its own policy.
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    Thank you
    I think I've kinda made a decision now. I'm going to talk to someone this week at Uni so hopefully it'll all be sorted :thumbsup:
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    I dropped out and had to pay in total £1162.

    So be aware it may an expensive thing dropping out, it entirely depends on the university and the stage of student finance you are at.
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    You have to pay back the money that you didn't use (i.e. the point until you dropped out). I had to borrow a lot from family since I er..spent a lot of my loan during uni :[ but yeh, make sure you speak to a student adviser. Gooooood luck
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    Just quickly, i know this doesnt really help...where are you studying events management? I have a friend that wants to transfer to it, but she has heard bad things about it so i dont want her to make the wrong decision! x
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    Thanks for all the answers and advice guys
    I've decided to continue with it as it's only 1 more year, so I might as well get it over and done with!

    @ahoward - I'm doing it at Sheffield Hallam, a lot of the people on my course think it's a waste of time and money, but it might be different at other Unis... We don't seem to do a lot, to do with Events if that makes sense. Particularly events that people of our generation are interested in.
    Sorry that tis is so late, I hope it isn't too late for your friend. It might suit her perfectly, it's just the wrong thing for me
 
 
 
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