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    (Original post by babarzk)
    I wish it was, but I've seen the model answers for Maths C4 (the last module). I only needed about 55-60UMS in it for the A overall, but I got no more than 35 raw marks :/ Which makes about 48-50UMS with very forgiving grade boundaries. I had a really bad exam day, aha.

    Might just resit that one module in January and re-apply next year if transferring's harder, not sure how to go about it yet!
    The only thing I would warn against that is, bare in mind the fee's go up.

    What if you like QM? Why do you think you wont enjoy it?
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    (Original post by Magic Dust)
    The only thing I would warn against that is, bare in mind the fee's go up.

    What if you like QM? Why do you think you wont enjoy it?
    I'm not too bothered about the fees, I'll find a way to cope. I'd do anything to study at the LSE, so yeah :/

    I'd probably be okay with QM, I mean, sure, it'd be fine. But I'd much rather go to LSE, the difference in opportunities and the experience from both is just incomparable. To think I'd miss out on studying at the world's best social science university because of one messed up Maths module is really depressing :/ I'd rather just fix it and go next year, aha.
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    hi all...i wanted to ask you this.im greek and undergraduate student in the naval engineering faculty of the technical university of athens and i was wondering if there is in general a possibility of transfering to a uk university without starting the course from the beginning ,because i have already passed 40 classes here
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    (Original post by lowrax)
    Ah, I see! Sorry to reply so late, I'd imagine you wouldn't find it too difficult to get a place in the second year.
    I've just transferred, I finished my first year and I'm starting my second year somewhere else, so long as your grades are quite good, they allow you to transfer the credit across to your degree at the other uni.
    What course are you studying and where would you like to go? The very top universities - Oxbridge and others usually wont accept transfers but you can still get a place at a good university.
    Call them directly and ask them about transferring, they may ask why you want to move but explaining that you feel uncomfortable with the course/uni would be adequate.
    Feel free to ask me anything! Good luck.
    Thanks for the advice! I do plan to work my ass off and then get in touch with Birmingham and Aston about transferring, although I would have to transfer because of the situation i've explained above, it's more necessity than choice.
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    Right my offer for Oxford was AAA but i got A*AB the remark on my B did not increase my grade so i'm stuck. I have a place at Manchester however i really wanted to get to oxford. Due to the tuition fees rise i'm thinking that because i may not get into oxford if i reapply next year and dont want to have ended up wasting a year and ending up back at manchester.

    Does anybody know about what would happen if i took my place at manchester and applied to start at oxford in 2012 not a transfer but i would drop out manc after the first year to take the place

    I only had the one module that brought me down a huge way i dont know what happened my teacher said based on how i told him i wrote my essay for the module that i should have got an A and my friend who didnt finish got 90%.
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    What exactly is your question? If you reapply it's exactly the same as how you applied last time.
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    i would take Manchester and if you get into Oxford drop out.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    What exactly is your question? If you reapply it's exactly the same as how you applied last time.
    Basically would oxford know i was already at Manchester? Hold this against me? Would manchester stop me from dropping out to go to oxford? Chances of even getting into oxford with a retake?
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    (Original post by jamie7wwfc)
    Basically would oxford know i was already at Manchester? Hold this against me? Would manchester stop me from dropping out to go to oxford? Chances of even getting into oxford with a retake?
    They would know because you tell them. Manchester can't stop you dropping out - will they tie you to a lecture chair or something?
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    I wan't to transfer my course from Chemistry to Optometry, but I was wondering if I could apply using my current university grades. Just finished first year with a 2:1

    Thanks
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    (Original post by m77)
    I wan't to transfer my course from Chemistry to Optometry, but I was wondering if I could apply using my current university grades. Just finished first year with a 2:1

    Thanks
    How well you are doing at uni will I'm sure play a part in whether they would accept you, but since you don't actually hold a qualification at the moment then it isn't a formal qualification and they will probably put more focus on your A-level grades. Are you planning on applying to the same uni or a different one?
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    (Original post by Plasma)
    Hello,

    Im considering applying for economics via clearing, I dont really want to wait until 2012 because I wont have anything to do and I also cannot live at home so id be pretty much ****ed. So im considering applying through clearing and then transferring after my first year into second year? Im only going through clearing because I failed my resits and have withdrawn from university so I dont have a choice; its either apply through clearing or, well I dont know aha.

    Does this work/is it possible? Would decent universities consider you if you went to a poor university but still have decent A levels and passed first year with good results?

    Thanks
    Edit: Merged you in
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    Im hoping to transfer to a different university in my second yr (hopefully to continue the same/similar course). I would appreciate it if someone could tell me exactly how the process works.

    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by theoneali)
    Im hoping to transfer to a different university in my second yr (hopefully to continue the same/similar course). I would appreciate it if someone could tell me exactly how the process works.

    Thanks in advance
    You apply through UCAS, but you apply for entry into year 2, rather than year 1. Not all universities will accept transfer students, so you would need to look on their website first, or maybe contact them, to find out if they would consider you. You'd then apply as with a UCAS application for entry into year 1, except you can usually apply later without it being damaging to your application (as late as June/July/August).

    However, it is worth saying that you shouldn't rely on the transfer process, since its not all that common and the university you transfer to will need to accept the modules you have already done and you will probably still need to meet the A-level or equivalent entry requirements for the course you want to transfer to.
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    (Original post by theoneali)
    Im hoping to transfer to a different university in my second yr (hopefully to continue the same/similar course). I would appreciate it if someone could tell me exactly how the process works.

    Thanks in advance
    (Original post by F1 fanatic)
    You apply through UCAS, but you apply for entry into year 2, rather than year 1. Not all universities will accept transfer students, so you would need to look on their website first, or maybe contact them, to find out if they would consider you. You'd then apply as with a UCAS application for entry into year 1, except you can usually apply later without it being damaging to your application (as late as June/July/August).

    However, it is worth saying that you shouldn't rely on the transfer process, since its not all that common and the university you transfer to will need to accept the modules you have already done and you will probably still need to meet the A-level or equivalent entry requirements for the course you want to transfer to.
    To add to this, you definitely want to contact them first or you may well well be wasting your time. Include your current course and academic history, the modules you are currently doing (formal names and descriptions) along with what marks you have received, and which would you wish to transfer to. This will save you time as it will be what they ask for in most cases.

    Be aware that, while you may need to satisfy A Level prerequisites, any offer may also be contingent on you achieving X grade in year one/certain modules where you currently study and that your reference will need to come (usually) from somebody relevant at the university you currently attend and, as it can take time to get one, getting the ball rolling early on that one may well be important.

    The application with regard to UCAS is indeed much the same though - you will put in a PS and such. You can also apply for year one and year two entry in the same form so if you didn't minding starting the new course from the beginning that option may also be open to you and is one people take when our prior study is not deemed to be sufficient for direct second year entry by the university you wish to apply to.

    Hope this helped
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    Hi,

    I'm due to start my Nurse training at my local training hospital via Nottingham Uni in Jan 2012, however, I'm not sure I want to go there anymore due to problems the hospital is having and one thing and another so I was wondering is it possible to start the course AND still apply for other universities, for Sept 2012, at the same time? with the hope of getting in elsewhere and withdrawing altogether.

    I don't want to pull out altogether now incase I don't get in elsewhere because then I'll be stuck!

    Thanks in advance
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    Hello,

    Im considering applying for economics via clearing, I dont really want to wait until 2012 because I wont have anything to do and I also cannot live at home so id be pretty much ****ed. So im considering applying through clearing and then transferring after my first year into second year? Im only going through clearing because I failed my resits and have withdrawn from university so I dont have a choice; its either apply through clearing or, well I dont know aha.

    Does this work/is it possible? Would decent universities consider you if you went to a poor university but still have decent A levels and passed first year with good results?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Joanna-Marie :))
    Hi,

    I'm due to start my Nurse training at my local training hospital via Nottingham Uni in Jan 2012, however, I'm not sure I want to go there anymore due to problems the hospital is having and one thing and another so I was wondering is it possible to start the course AND still apply for other universities, for Sept 2012, at the same time? with the hope of getting in elsewhere and withdrawing altogether.

    I don't want to pull out altogether now incase I don't get in elsewhere because then I'll be stuck!

    Thanks in advance
    Yes you can do that.
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    University Transfer FAQ


    Hello.

    I noticed that there have recently been a reasonably high volume of questions about this and, as I cannot be bothered to always make the kind of detailed replies that are appropriate, I thought it would be good to make this thread. Feel free to ask questions and make suggestions for improvements and additions because obviously the better this is the more useful it will be. It was written up very rapidly by me a little earlier and is subject to considerable editing at some point.

    Let me know what you think please

    Thanks



    Why do people transfer?
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    People decide to transfer for all manner of reasons; some do it because the course does not match their expectations and some because of personal considerations such as family illness and the need to be closer to home. Others simply don't enjoy themselves where they are or want to "upgrade" to a university they consider to be better. Whatever the reason, many people do transfer each year and it is not as difficult or time consuming as many people assume it to be.

    However, it also isn't an easy option and there is absolutely no guarantee that you will be able to transfer at all, let alone to the university you want to transfer to. It is important you are making the decision for the right reasons and, in many instances, taking a gap year is probably a better option if you are already considering a transfer before you have even begun your course. You should not make any plans that are dependent on you definitely being able to make X transfer because you could very well end up disappointed.

    However, it should be noted that you can also apply for first year entry to other courses while at university and in that case you may well be in a stronger position than many applicants as you will have university experience, hopefully more knowledge and possibly the expectation of achieving a Certificate/Diploma of Higher Education or certainly the corresponding amount of credits.


    First steps and initial correspondence
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    Initially, before beginning a formal application, you will want to contact the universities you are interested in applying to to ask them whether or not they will formally consider your application. This is because a variety of things may impede your progress before you even begin. Some examples include the fact that not all departments, and indeed universities, accept transfer applicants and that the course you wish to apply for may already be full up which is more likely to be the case if you are applying later in the academic year long after the standard UCAS cycle.

    There are two strategies with your initial message and I suggest the latter personally because it may well save you time, gives the impression you have done some research about the process and ultimately has no negative implications that can reasonably be attributed to it.

    One: Simply email asking broadly about the prospect of applying for X course. The reply, if positive, will often ask you for some if not all of the things listed below.

    Two: Send an email to the admission office, possibly a department specific one, providing the following information:

    - Your name and current university course
    - The university you are currently studying at
    - The course you are interested in transferring to
    - Your academic history, specifically your A levels (or equivalent) and the grades you achieved.
    - The official module names and descriptions (and codes for their easy reference) of every module you are studying that year and the grades you have achieved so far.


    The UCAS Application
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    If one or more of the universities you contact inform you that they will formally consider your application based on the information you have provided then you will need to submit a UCAS application in much the same way as you have previously. The difference being that, when you enter the course choice, you need to state that it is for entry point 2 (or 3 if that is the case) if that is the year you will be entering at.

    You will still need to pay for the processing of the application and the same rules apply as for all other applicants with regards to adding choices, changing choices and how much you have to pay. You will still receive decisions via track and will still have to accept or decline them as before with regard to what the offer is, although we cover that a little later.


    What about a reference?
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    While some universities will accept a reference from an old school teacher, much the same as your original application, many wont and those that do will still prefer something far more recent. The guidance from university admissions staff is that the reference should be made by somebody who is an academic member of staff at the university you attend and that the more senior their position the better. You of course need to strike a balance between this and ensuring the reference is representative of your abilities and, as such, many people choose to provide a reference from a class teacher rather than a senior lecturer, for example, which may ostensibly seem the better choice.

    It is possible that the member of staff will never have had to write such a reference before so you need to be prepared to offer them guidance on this if they request it (although in my experience they will request it from the university they are providing he reference to). Much the same as your original reference it should outline how you are as a student and highlight your academic strengths and why they recommend you for study on your proposed course.

    Here is where having a personable demeanor and having made good impressions on staff will serve you well. You should be aware that it can take quite a long time for a reference to be provided, especially if it is being provided by somebody with a great many commitments, so it is important to get the ball rolling on this swiftly.


    What about a personal statement?
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    You will need to provide a personal statement with your application and ultimately it has the same requirements as for other applicants. Some people do choose to include information about why they want to make the switch here although this will often be asked by admissions staff and passed on to the relevant person(s) separately.

    This is your chance to show them that you have used your year well and to communicate to them that you are the kind of person they want at their university. Different people employ different strategies here with some people targeting the university specifically if they are only applying to one and talking about why the specifics of that course interest them and some simply relay their interests and motivations and treat it the same as other PSs written for the standard UCAS application. There is no right or wrong answer, but the aim remains constant - to present a case for you being worth an offer.


    What will my offer be contingent upon?
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    Essentially, anything they want it to be contingent upon.

    Firstly, it is often - although not always - the case that your A levels must be at least reasonably similar to those of other students on the proposed course and policy on that will vary. Of course, a slight deficiency here can possibly be mitigated by improved attainment, evidenced in this case by the grades you are achieving at university currently.

    Secondly, your offer will almost always (I say almost because, although I've never seen this not be the case, It would be inappropriate for me to say it with complete certainty) be contingent on obtaining a certain grade for the stage of study you are currently at. This may range simply from needing to pass the year, to having to achieve X percentage (often a 2:1) or to having to achieve a certain result in specific modules as well as meeting other conditions such as the aforementioned.

    The onus will be on you to provide proof that you meet any conditions asked of you before your offer becomes unconditional and this will include providing A level documents (they often accept scans) and proof of your university results. You should be mindful of any deadlines for proving this poof and be proactive in providing it!



    Other actions you will need to take and considerations
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    Obvious though it may seem, you have to remember to inform student finance about the change of circumstance and, dependent on the specifics, this may involve beginning a new application for finance which, if you are applying late in the day, may mean resubmitting financial information and other documents they require. Of course you should consult them about this but it is definitely something you need to consider.

    As well as all of the above it is perfectly possible that you may have a phone conversation with staff at the university you have applied to in which you are asked about the course so you should not enter into the process without having done enough research to be able to provide a cogent, convincing case for why you have made the decision should it be required of you.
    Excellent idea. Good work.
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    Excellent idea. Good work.
    Thanks

    If you have any suggestions feel free to let me know in here or PM me :yes:
 
 
 
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