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    Oiginally i wanted to do fashion management and so filled up all my choices with that and have recieved all my offers. But now i'm worried that i've specialised too early, the course is at Nottingham Trent which is not a very reputable university, and i'm wondering whether i should try and study plain business. However this would mean going through UCAS extra and declining all my offers, meaning i could end up going nowhere. What do i do!? ARGH!!!!
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    (Original post by kat_uk_84)
    Oiginally i wanted to do fashion management and so filled up all my choices with that and have recieved all my offers. But now i'm worried that i've specialised too early, the course is at Nottingham Trent which is not a very reputable university, and i'm wondering whether i should try and study plain business. However this would mean going through UCAS extra and declining all my offers, meaning i could end up going nowhere. What do i do!? ARGH!!!!
    you need to ask yourself the following questions:

    1. why did you want to do fashion management? and why those unis?
    2. what job were you hoping to get out of it?
    3. why would you enjoy a business course?
    4. whats the best uni you can hoppe to get into with the grades you have?
    5. would you be happier playing it safe and sticking with fashion management at a uni which might not offer good job prospects (the dgree sounds very narrow) or would you be better following your heart and declining the offers and risking applying again with the happy possibility you could take a gap year doing things which might help you sort out your choices?
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    (Original post by presebjenada)
    you need to ask yourself the following questions:

    1. why did you want to do fashion management? and why those unis?
    2. what job were you hoping to get out of it?
    3. why would you enjoy a business course?
    4. whats the best uni you can hoppe to get into with the grades you have?
    5. would you be happier playing it safe and sticking with fashion management at a uni which might not offer good job prospects (the dgree sounds very narrow) or would you be better following your heart and declining the offers and risking applying again with the happy possibility you could take a gap year doing things which might help you sort out your choices?

    oheypokey
    1= I study Textiles, Business and english literature A2 and so got carried away with the fact that i could mix my two favourite subjects (textiles and biz). This course was quite rare and so just applied to the universities that offered it and there wasn't much choice but Nott. trent was the best of a bad bunch.
    2= Hoping for a marketing/pr job...at the time within fashion but now, out of delirium, realise this area is very competitive, revolves around London and doesn't have many opportunities.
    3= I already study business and so feel to do a business related degree is the next logical step. I wouldn't say i loved it but i am content with it and it provides the most career opportunities.
    4= I am hoping for AAB although in reality i will probably get AAC/ABC or even BBB/BBC!!!
    5= I have considered sticking with what i have and to be honest it wouldn't be so bad but it would mean a potential waste of 4 years and about 10k. I have already re-taken a year at college (chose the wrong courses in my first year!) and so another year out isn't really an option because then i'd be 2 years older then everybody and this may be frowned upon????? But i suppose if i did take another year out at least i would know my grades??? So confusing.

    Thanks for your help.
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    (Original post by presebjenada)
    you need to ask yourself the following questions:

    1. why did you want to do fashion management? and why those unis?
    2. what job were you hoping to get out of it?
    3. why would you enjoy a business course?
    4. whats the best uni you can hoppe to get into with the grades you have?
    5. would you be happier playing it safe and sticking with fashion management at a uni which might not offer good job prospects (the dgree sounds very narrow) or would you be better following your heart and declining the offers and risking applying again with the happy possibility you could take a gap year doing things which might help you sort out your choices?

    okeypokey.........here goes......
    1= I study Textiles, Business and english literature A2 and so got carried away with the fact that i could mix my two favourite subjects (textiles and biz). This course was quite rare and so just applied to the universities that offered it and there wasn't much choice but Nott. trent was the best of a bad bunch.
    2= Hoping for a marketing job...at the time within fashion but now, out of delirium, realise this area is very competitive, revolves around London and doesn't have many opportunities.
    3= I already study business and so feel to do a business related degree is the next logical step. I wouldn't say i loved it but i am content with it and it provides the most career opportunities.
    4= I am hoping for AAB although in reality i will probably get AAC/ABC or even BBB/BBC!!!
    5= I have considered sticking with what i have and to be honest it wouldn't be so bad but it would mean a potential waste of 4 years and about 10k. I have already re-taken a year at college (chose the wrong courses in my first year!) and so another year out isn't really an option because then i'd be 2 years older then everybody and this may be frowned upon????? But i suppose if i did take another year out at least i would know my grades??? So confusing.

    Thanks for your help.
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    (Original post by kat_uk_84)
    okeypokey.........here goes......
    1= I study Textiles, Business and english literature A2 and so got carried away with the fact that i could mix my two favourite subjects (textiles and biz). This course was quite rare and so just applied to the universities that offered it and there wasn't much choice but Nott. trent was the best of a bad bunch.
    2= Hoping for a marketing job...at the time within fashion but now, out of delirium, realise this area is very competitive, revolves around London and doesn't have many opportunities.
    3= I already study business and so feel to do a business related degree is the next logical step. I wouldn't say i loved it but i am content with it and it provides the most career opportunities.
    4= I am hoping for AAB although in reality i will probably get AAC/ABC or even BBB/BBC!!!
    5= I have considered sticking with what i have and to be honest it wouldn't be so bad but it would mean a potential waste of 4 years and about 10k. I have already re-taken a year at college (chose the wrong courses in my first year!) and so another year out isn't really an option because then i'd be 2 years older then everybody and this may be frowned upon????? But i suppose if i did take another year out at least i would know my grades??? So confusing.

    Thanks for your help.
    You wont be frowned upon for going to uni late plenty of people go more than one year late. I wouldnt suggeest something as specific as fashion management unless you are 100% sure about it. How about a year out and try to get an entry level job or experience in a fashion house which should help you decide what to do.
 
 
 
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