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    • Thread Starter

    Hi guys,

    I will try to keep this short and sharp, as I understand you probably do not want to read about other people’s dilemmas, but it would be very helpful if you could spare a few minutes and respond!

    A little info…

    I am coming to the end of my gap year and I feel ready to climb up the education ladder. I applied and received offers from Reading, Leicester, Sussex, Kent and Bournemouth to study Economics.

    After visiting the open days I concluded that Reading or Leicester would be my firm choice and Kent or Bournemouth my Insurance (lower entry requirements). I sit at present with B/B/B, and re-taking two exams in June hopefully to get something like ABB/AAB.

    My long-term plans are to set up a business and move out of this country.


    Is there any point going to University with my grades? I am willing to work hard, but I worked extremely hard at A-level; B/B/B is not exactly a great payoff.

    I say this because recently I have been looking at alternatives and ‘apprenticeship’ is not such a dirty word anymore.

    Have you heard good things about either Reading or Leicester?

    Leicester is bigger, cheaper and higher ranked.

    Reading is closer, better for sports, great accommodation.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this, please share your thoughts!
    • Study Helper

    Study Helper
    1) If you want to go to uni despite what your grades are, then go. If you want to do an apprenticeship instead, then do that. Only you can really sit down and think about this and find out what you really want to do. Nobody else is able to tell you

    2) I'm of no help here, sorry
    • Thread Starter

    Thanks for the input, I think I fancy Leicester. I'm definitely over-thinking this.
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