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    So... I'm not sure if this should go here or not but i just wanted peoples opinions on my situation...


    Three weeks ago i broke my 5th thoracic vertebrae while skiing (up a massive ski jump... yeah, not a good idea right?). i'm currently in a back brace that was fitted in france. the doctors there said that it could be 3 to 6 months before i recover and the specialists at king's said the same...
    now here comes the problem... i am/was doing my final year in sixth form, my grades were "ok" (ACD so far :s ) but i still have a lot of work to do in order to go to the universities i want to. I'm missing enough school as it is and im finding it impossible to do any work at home (partly becasue i have to remaind flat on my back for 90% of the time)... My school seem to be pushing the idea of me retaking the year but i really dont want to (and i know universities lok down on people who have retaken) but there is no way im going to acheive the grades i need at this rate and i dont evenm know i would physically be able to take my exams in june.
    i don't have a clue what to do!
    help anyone?

    thanks,
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    Newsflash: Unless you go to a top uni, you won't progress faster than you would without a degree.

    Uni is so overrated it's unreal.

    Just sit back, relax, and enjoy some time off.
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    I'd imagine that if you explained to the uni why you had to resit the year they'd accept it
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    (Original post by mrCinderella)
    My school seem to be pushing the idea of me retaking the year but i really dont want to (and i know universities lok down on people who have retaken)
    You broke your freaking back. I think that counts as an extenuating circumstance...
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    Maybe you could ask your friends to e-mail you the notes that were done in class? You could just read over the material.
    That way, you could sit and home, get ample rest and be in touch with the work done so you're not completely lost when you go back to school.
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    your circumstances should hopefully be accepted by your uni choices if u wish to retake a year
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    (Original post by Aack)
    Newsflash: Unless you go to a top uni, you won't progress faster than you would without a degree.

    Uni is so overrated it's unreal.

    Just sit back, relax, and enjoy some time off.
    i agree.

    plus, if you push yourself now you're not going to do your back any favours. let it heal - you're young! you've got all the time in the world.
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    If you have offers already surely you could explain the situation and see if they could lower your offer?
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    (Original post by Aack)
    Newsflash: Unless you go to a top uni, you won't progress faster than you would without a degree.

    Uni is so overrated it's unreal.

    Just sit back, relax, and enjoy some time off.
    maybe I misunderstood?

    All non-russell group should just pack up and shut down, because their students won't benifit from their degrees?
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    (Original post by Aack)
    Newsflash: Unless you go to a top uni, you won't progress faster than you would without a degree.

    Uni is so overrated it's unreal.

    Just sit back, relax, and enjoy some time off.
    i do agree, i'm currently in my last year of college and aren't going to uni for this very reason


    (Original post by Vohamanah)
    You broke your freaking back. I think that counts as an extenuating circumstance...
    but if uni is very important to you, then i agree these are extenuating circumstances which i'm sure if they're explained to the uni then they won't look down on you for re-sitting.....
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    maybe I misunderstood?

    All non-russell group should just pack up and shut down, because their students won't benifit from their degrees?
    Well that wouldn't work. You can't have good without bad, or else good would be re-defined.

    The "crap" uni's just make life easier for students of the "good" ones.
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    (Original post by emmi_lou)
    i do agree, i'm currently in my last year of college and aren't going to uni for this very reason
    Which reason is that exactly? Your shocking grammar?

    Only kidding, I should be nice to people who agree with me.
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    (Original post by Aack)
    Well that wouldn't work. You can't have good without bad, or else good would be re-defined.

    The "crap" uni's just make life easier for students of the "good" ones.
    So I understood correctly...

    can't say I agree.

    So someone at John Moores is wasting their time in yout eyes? You say they wouldn't benifit anymore in life if the dropped out aftter 6th form?
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    (Original post by Aack)
    Which reason is that exactly? Your shocking grammar?

    Only kidding, I should be nice to people who agree with me.
    that they're overrated.... plus the fact i couldn't find a degree that suited me and after college i feel i want to take a less pressured, structured, academic approach so am looking into more vocational careers....

    but the grammar issue, i did ponder between 'am not' and 'aren't' and happened to select the wrong one haha
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    So I understood correctly...

    can't say I agree.

    So someone at John Moores is wasting their time in yout eyes? You say they wouldn't benifit anymore in life if the dropped out aftter 6th form?
    Never heard of John Moores - it must be crap.

    Yes, exactly. Every Tom **** and Harry has a degree - if you need it for your career choice (i.e. becoming a teacher) then that's a different story. But when employers have a massive pool of graduates to recruit from - who do you think they'll go for? Everyone else will probably get a job, but does it justify the loan? Doubt it.
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    (Original post by emmi_lou)
    that they're overrated.... plus the fact i couldn't find a degree that suited me and after college i feel i want to take a less pressured, structured, academic approach so am looking into more vocational careers....

    but the grammar issue, i did ponder between 'am not' and 'aren't' and happened to select the wrong one haha
    I feel we're turning this thread into something it shouldn't be, but what the hell.

    I agree - young students are pushed towards an academic ending to their education. It shouldn't be like that - no wonder plumbers are earning more than ever now!
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    I broke one of my lumbar vertebrae this summer (July) pretty badly and had it pinned back together, but managed to get back to university for October. I won't pretend that it was easy, but it's possible, plus the thing that limited me most was that I obliterated most of the bones in my foot as well! Get your friends to bring you notes- you've probably already found that you get pretty bored and it can be a pretty good motivator. If you do have to take the year again, it's really not the end of the world- universities will take that as extenuating circumstances so it's fine.
    Good luck!
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    (Original post by mrCinderella)
    So... I'm not sure if this should go here or not but i just wanted peoples opinions on my situation...


    Three weeks ago i broke my 5th thoracic vertebrae while skiing (up a massive ski jump... yeah, not a good idea right?). i'm currently in a back brace that was fitted in france. the doctors there said that it could be 3 to 6 months before i recover and the specialists at king's said the same...
    now here comes the problem... i am/was doing my final year in sixth form, my grades were "ok" (ACD so far :s ) but i still have a lot of work to do in order to go to the universities i want to. I'm missing enough school as it is and im finding it impossible to do any work at home (partly becasue i have to remaind flat on my back for 90% of the time)... My school seem to be pushing the idea of me retaking the year but i really dont want to (and i know universities lok down on people who have retaken) but there is no way im going to acheive the grades i need at this rate and i dont evenm know i would physically be able to take my exams in june.
    i don't have a clue what to do!
    help anyone?

    thanks,
    No wonder you're in the ****.
 
 
 
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