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    Anyway, so I'm stuck at the moment.
    I wasn't accepted to either Edinburgh or Glasgow art college (I got to interview stage for Glasgow but no further *sob*) but I still have potential offers from Dundee and Aberdeen.
    Except, I don't really want to go to Dundee or Aberdeen, even though I may still get in (they haven't got back to me yet).

    So, my two options are
    > Go to Dundee or Aberdeen if I get an offer this year
    > Wait 1/2/etc years and reapply for Edinburgh and Glasgow when I have developed my portfolio a little more.

    I get that Dundee and Aberdeen are good universities, but the thing is, if I'm going to have to pay for and spend the next four years of my life in a university, would it not be better to make it the best one possible.
    And I got to the interview stage of Glasgow, so it could be that in a few years I do have the potential to actually get in???
    Or should I accept an offer from Dundee/Aberdeen if I get one and just be grateful for my lot and not demand any more than that.
    Or I could just not go to uni at all, cos let's face it, I'm not going for the qualification (unless I want to become a teacher when I'm older, which is likely) and I'm mainly going to be able to spend the next four years doing what I love the most.

    Thoughts, opinions? Help! I don't know what to do with my life.
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    (Original post by redmoonrabbit)
    Anyway, so I'm stuck at the moment.
    I wasn't accepted to either Edinburgh or Glasgow art college (I got to interview stage for Glasgow but no further *sob*) but I still have potential offers from Dundee and Aberdeen.
    Except, I don't really want to go to Dundee or Aberdeen, even though I may still get in (they haven't got back to me yet).

    So, my two options are
    > Go to Dundee or Aberdeen if I get an offer this year
    > Wait 1/2/etc years and reapply for Edinburgh and Glasgow when I have developed my portfolio a little more.

    I get that Dundee and Aberdeen are good universities, but the thing is, if I'm going to have to pay for and spend the next four years of my life in a university, would it not be better to make it the best one possible.
    And I got to the interview stage of Glasgow, so it could be that in a few years I do have the potential to actually get in???
    Or should I accept an offer from Dundee/Aberdeen if I get one and just be grateful for my lot and not demand any more than that.
    Or I could just not go to uni at all, cos let's face it, I'm not going for the qualification (unless I want to become a teacher when I'm older, which is likely) and I'm mainly going to be able to spend the next four years doing what I love the most.

    Thoughts, opinions? Help! I don't know what to do with my life.
    You can apply through Extra on Ucas!
    That gives you not more option but you have to check and see what unis have what places.


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    You can apply through Extra on Ucas!
    That gives you not more option but you have to check and see what unis have what places.


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    No I mean, not applying to any more this year, but either accepting any offers I do get from the unis I don't want to go to, or waiting a year or so and reapplying for the ones I didn't get accepted to.
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    Ask the unis why you were unsuccessful. They should be able to give you some general guidance so that you know what you need to work on. If you manage to improve that, it is possible that you will be successful the next time you apply.
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    If it was the General Foundation course you applied to at Dundee, then it doesn't lead straight onto second year there and you do have options to apply for second year entry elsewhere. So going there for a year and then reapplying to GSA & ECA next year could be an option.
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    (Original post by redmoonrabbit)
    Anyway, so I'm stuck at the moment.
    I wasn't accepted to either Edinburgh or Glasgow art college (I got to interview stage for Glasgow but no further *sob*) but I still have potential offers from Dundee and Aberdeen.
    Except, I don't really want to go to Dundee or Aberdeen, even though I may still get in (they haven't got back to me yet).

    So, my two options are
    > Go to Dundee or Aberdeen if I get an offer this year
    > Wait 1/2/etc years and reapply for Edinburgh and Glasgow when I have developed my portfolio a little more.

    I get that Dundee and Aberdeen are good universities, but the thing is, if I'm going to have to pay for and spend the next four years of my life in a university, would it not be better to make it the best one possible.
    And I got to the interview stage of Glasgow, so it could be that in a few years I do have the potential to actually get in???
    Or should I accept an offer from Dundee/Aberdeen if I get one and just be grateful for my lot and not demand any more than that.
    Or I could just not go to uni at all, cos let's face it, I'm not going for the qualification (unless I want to become a teacher when I'm older, which is likely) and I'm mainly going to be able to spend the next four years doing what I love the most.

    Thoughts, opinions? Help! I don't know what to do with my life.

    I'm in the exact same position as you. I would say don't do ucas extra: the unis you are applying to are very prestigious and when I checked extra the unis weren't particularly good, perhaps that was just my course though, so my advice is check extra to see if there are any good ones that you would go to. Don't go to a uni that is decent that perhaps you didn't like, it's 3 years of your life, 9 grand a year thus you should spend it in somewhere you really love. I would say re-apply next year, you'll have done (hopefully) some amazing stuff and therefore Edinburgh or Glasgow art college will be more likely to accept you. I say this because it seems like you don't really want to go to Dundee nor Aberdeen.
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    (Original post by Jammy111)
    I'm in the exact same position as you. I would say don't do ucas extra: the unis you are applying to are very prestigious and when I checked extra the unis weren't particularly good, perhaps that was just my course though, so my advice is check extra to see if there are any good ones that you would go to. Don't go to a uni that is decent that perhaps you didn't like, it's 3 years of your life, 9 grand a year thus you should spend it in somewhere you really love. I would say re-apply next year, you'll have done (hopefully) some amazing stuff and therefore Edinburgh or Glasgow art college will be more likely to accept you. I say this because it seems like you don't really want to go to Dundee nor Aberdeen.
    Ohh where have you applied to a got into/not got into?

    No I'm not sure about Dundee or Aberdeen. But I haven't actually visited Dundee so I'm going to see it before I write it off. The main reason is, as you say, it is the next 4 years of my life, and I'd really rather go to Glasgow than Dundee.
    Another interesting idea was, if I got into Dundee, I could do their general foundation year first, then reapply to Glasgow and see if I get in next year. If I don't, I could either quit Dundee if I don't like it, or continue into the specialism there. It seems like the most logical option.
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    (Original post by redmoonrabbit)
    Ohh where have you applied to a got into/not got into?

    No I'm not sure about Dundee or Aberdeen. But I haven't actually visited Dundee so I'm going to see it before I write it off. The main reason is, as you say, it is the next 4 years of my life, and I'd really rather go to Glasgow than Dundee.
    Another interesting idea was, if I got into Dundee, I could do their general foundation year first, then reapply to Glasgow and see if I get in next year. If I don't, I could either quit Dundee if I don't like it, or continue into the specialism there. It seems like the most logical option.
    So do you think you will be completing your student finance and deciding on a firm and insurance even though you're not particularly set on going to your choices?

    My issue is that I just applied to the wrong unis because i had to rush my application, at the time they were ones i wanted to go to, but having visited them, they aren't really places i can imagine myself as i didn't partcularly like them

    Yeah definitely see them before you write them off. I think re: the foundation course in dundee then reapplying, it seems somewhat stressful and an exta burden, so i wouldn't recommend it, but its up to you, its your choice, your life and your 4 years

    Good luck x
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    (Original post by Jammy111)
    So do you think you will be completing your student finance and deciding on a firm and insurance even though you're not particularly set on going to your choices?

    My issue is that I just applied to the wrong unis because i had to rush my application, at the time they were ones i wanted to go to, but having visited them, they aren't really places i can imagine myself as i didn't partcularly like them

    Yeah definitely see them before you write them off. I think re: the foundation course in dundee then reapplying, it seems somewhat stressful and an exta burden, so i wouldn't recommend it, but its up to you, its your choice, your life and your 4 years

    Good luck x
    Well I've visited Dundee now and, I'll admit, it's actually a really fantastic uni. So I'm very much hoping I'll get in, and I may still consider reapplying to Glasgow next year, but it depends how I find the course.

    Why ones did you apply to, and why don't you really want to go them?

    Thanks, you too!
 
 
 
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