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    I haven't gotten into my firm uni (Cardiff) to study maths but I do have a place at Plymouth (my insurance). I'm wondering now whether I should go or not, the accommodation at Plymouth is over £5000 a year and that's the majority of my student loan + grant used up. I'm going to therefore have to borrow money from somewhere else to be able to afford to live and I'm wondering if the debts I'm going to leave with are really worth it.
    I don't want to do another year of A-levels and reapply next year so the only alternative to uni for me seems to be getting a job or apprenticeship. I've been told that it may be possible to defer my entry until next year but I'm not sure how to do this, any help would be welcome.

    Basically I want some advice on whether I should go to uni or not, I'm really stuck on what to do next and I only have until the 20th August to make a decision.
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    (Original post by Joes56)
    I haven't gotten into my firm uni (Cardiff) to study maths but I do have a place at Plymouth (my insurance). I'm wondering now whether I should go or not, the accommodation at Plymouth is over £5000 a year and that's the majority of my student loan + grant used up. I'm going to therefore have to borrow money from somewhere else to be able to afford to live and I'm wondering if the debts I'm going to leave with are really worth it.
    I don't want to do another year of A-levels and reapply next year so the only alternative to uni for me seems to be getting a job or apprenticeship. I've been told that it may be possible to defer my entry until next year but I'm not sure how to do this, any help would be welcome.

    Basically I want some advice on whether I should go to uni or not, I'm really stuck on what to do next and I only have until the 20th August to make a decision.
    To ask about deferring, you have to speak to the university direct.
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    If your finances are what is worrying you, perhaps an option could be to take a year out and save up? That's basically what I did. I've just graduated from Sheffield and I was in the same position as you where I couldn't afford the accommodation for the first year, so I took a gap year and worked at newlook full time. I've also had a job since then to help fund my studies, and have found that it is actually really manageable.

    The whole debt thing - don't view it as a debt. For your course at least it is money you will never see, and is more like a graduate tax that you pay back in small installments when you start earning over £21,000. If you don't pay that back within 30 years the 'debt' is written off! Well worth it in my opinion



    (Original post by Joes56)
    I haven't gotten into my firm uni (Cardiff) to study maths but I do have a place at Plymouth (my insurance). I'm wondering now whether I should go or not, the accommodation at Plymouth is over £5000 a year and that's the majority of my student loan + grant used up. I'm going to therefore have to borrow money from somewhere else to be able to afford to live and I'm wondering if the debts I'm going to leave with are really worth it.
    I don't want to do another year of A-levels and reapply next year so the only alternative to uni for me seems to be getting a job or apprenticeship. I've been told that it may be possible to defer my entry until next year but I'm not sure how to do this, any help would be welcome.

    Basically I want some advice on whether I should go to uni or not, I'm really stuck on what to do next and I only have until the 20th August to make a decision.
 
 
 
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