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    Well my torment is complete.

    I was looking to study Software Engineering/Computer Science this year.

    I have the grades equivalent to ABB and so would have had some pretty good options in clearing this year. BUT, because I have had previous funding I can't go to an English University because i'd have to pay the fees myself which for me is impossible.

    I could have had the options of Southampton, York, Sheffield, Lancaster, Loughborough, Newcastle, Birmingham and Durham. But instead I'm going to Dundee.

    I know I should be grateful for this second chance at University and I am. I've won a scholarship that will pay my tuition fees for me this year and as long as I keep my grades up I should keep this for the remainder of my degree. The course at Dundee seems pretty good and it's got a decent reputation but I can't stop thinking about what could have been.

    Anyone else have their own woe is me story?
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    I'd hardly say your situation is dire. You have a confirmed place at a university to do the course you want with a scholarship...
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    Sounds like a decent consolation situation fella. You've got a scholarship at a decent uni!
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    (Original post by Kyalimers)
    I'd hardly say your situation is dire. You have a confirmed place at a university to do the course you want with a scholarship...
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    Sounds like a decent consolation situation fella. You've got a scholarship at a decent uni!
    Yeah, I know. I sound like an ungrateful s***. I was really happy until I saw all the options I could have had in clearing this morning.

    Just can't seem to stop thinking about it. Will snap out of it soon I'm sure.
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    You could always look at doing a course part time, which can be done over 4 1/2 years. It isn't a million miles of 3 years (full time) however the average TOTAL cost of a part time degree is around £9,500. It's a lot cheaper than a full time total of £27,000 (average).

    I know that the University of Central Lancashire (www.uclan.ac.uk) offer Software Engineering/Computer Science courses, therefore part time, you're looking at a lot less cheaper.

    Also, if you insisted on doing full time, look at studying year 2 of your 3 year degree for example, at a partner university of the institution you are based/studying with. On average, a study abroad period of 12 months costs between £1,500 - £2,000 for that year (a lot less cheaper than the normal £9,000 per year of study within the UK).

    I hope this helps you and hey, well done on your grades. I think an equivalency of AAB is awesome! )
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    I had something similar three years ago. Missed the grades for Nottingham Uni but got into Reading. Asked them to release me as my circumstances have changed. instead of archaeology, I ended up with media studies. it's great but sometimes I think of what could have been.

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    (Original post by donutaud15)
    I had something similar three years ago. Missed the grades for Nottingham Uni but got into Reading. Asked them to release me as my circumstances have changed. instead of archaeology, I ended up with media studies. it's great but sometimes I think of what could have been.

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    Yeah, I understand. How do you pick yourself up when you start thinking about what could have been?
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    (Original post by scanker)
    You could always look at doing a course part time, which can be done over 4 1/2 years. It isn't a million miles of 3 years (full time) however the average TOTAL cost of a part time degree is around £9,500. It's a lot cheaper than a full time total of £27,000 (average).

    I know that the University of Central Lancashire (www.uclan.ac.uk) offer Software Engineering/Computer Science courses, therefore part time, you're looking at a lot less cheaper.

    Also, if you insisted on doing full time, look at studying year 2 of your 3 year degree for example, at a partner university of the institution you are based/studying with. On average, a study abroad period of 12 months costs between £1,500 - £2,000 for that year (a lot less cheaper than the normal £9,000 per year of study within the UK).

    I hope this helps you and hey, well done on your grades. I think an equivalency of AAB is awesome! )
    Thanks man. Yeah I thought about going down the part-time route but decided against it in the end. The Uni I'm going to has some great entrepreneurial extra-curricular options and I'm looking to start my own business at uni so all the funding available to student entrepreneurs wouldn't be available to me if I went down the part-time route.

    I thought really hard about going to study in Germany actually. The fees are really cheap and a lot of their courses are taught in English, but due to family commitments this wasn't really possible in the end.
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    (Original post by punani)
    Yeah, I understand. How do you pick yourself up when you start thinking about what could have been?
    I think that my life could be worse. I could have struggled with the course or might have hated the uni but instead I learned to love media and I'm in a good university. Mostly I try not to look back, just forwards.

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    I hardly think this is the biggest woe you could be having today...
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    (Original post by donutaud15)
    I think that my life could be worse. I could have struggled with the course or might have hated the uni but instead I learned to love media and I'm in a good university. Mostly I try not to look back, just forwards.

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    That's great. Living without a rear-view mirror is definitely the way to go. I'm sure I'll be fine once I start in September.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    I hardly think this is the biggest woe you could be having today...
    Fair point. Maybe disappointment rather than woe would be a better way to describe it. Can't help feeling a little down though.
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    Golden rule - follow the heart !
 
 
 
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