Hi all I'm new to these forums, please be gentle ha ha! I'm looking for some advice on what I should do..
4 years ago I lived in Ireland (where I'm originally from) I gained a place on a BEd primary education course at UWS in late August though phoning the university direct to enquire about spare places. I received a telephone interview over the phone within a matter of days and soon after received my acceptance. Within 2 weeks of applying I was moving from Ireland to Scotland (knowing nobody and having no job) I don't mean to drone on but these are all key to the story.
straight away I thoroughly enjoyed the course and was doing well, however due to my EU status I was entitled to no student loans/grants/bursaries (also my parents were not in a position to help me either.
i soon acquired a job and to cover my rent/food/necessities (with little left over) I began to work more and more hours whilst juggling my university work and placement. At the end of the year I failed HALF of a core module (IT skills) and despite retaking it another two times I failed it. (But passed everything else)
i was told at re-enrolment that I would have to take a year out because of the fail, but the tutor told me that I should go away and think whether I really wanted to do this course.
3 years later, I have worked my way up to management in my current job and have settled down and bought a home with my partner but I really want to go back to uni and study primary teaching again.
i went to an open evening and spoke to (the same) tutor, when I explained my history and what had happened previously and my plans to apply this year her exact words to me were: "apply if you want....but don't get your hopes up"
she said the uni will never reaccept me based on my previous study, I think this is unjust and unfair. I understand that the uni want to deter TIMEWASTERS etc but I am a 24 year old woman wishing to get a second chance at an education.
So I put a ucas application in, and (surprise surprise) UWS rejected my application.
am I wrong to feel that this isn't fair? What should I do? I really want to do this course, and I love the university too!!
a bit of advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks for listening xxx