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    Hey, someone please help!

    I have been accepted into Bournemouth and I've even registered, got my student email and username and even sorted out my accomodation. But I have realised that I don't think Bournemouth is the right place for me. Is it too late to get out of Bournemouth and go to clearing for another uni? Or have I gone too far in the process of getting to Bournemouth? Is there a way out for me to get to another uni??

    Please help thanks, Jacob
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    It's not too late to get out of Bournemouth. However, at this stage, they are a bit more likely to drag their feet about releasing you. This may make finding a place in clearing difficult this year. If things didn't go right, you would be in the situation of needing to take a gap year and reapplying. Is this something you would be happy with?

    Are you 100% sure you aren't just feeling nervous? This is totally normal. You're unlikely to be able to speak to anyone at Bournemouth until Monday now, so think about this carefully tomorrow.

    If you are sure this is what you want to do you need to ring Bournemouth and ask to be released. Explain you have already registered and started organising accomadation, incase anything needs to be done to release you from your accomadation contract. Ask for a time estimate as to how long this will take. You can't formally accept a clearing place without a clearing number, however, as time is of the essence, it would be worth ringing up universities you are interested in straight away- they may not be willing to make a verbal offer without a clearing number, but at least then you will know where you stand and you may get some offers.

    Once you've sorted your new place, it may be worth ringing Bournemouth back, and making sure that they've released you from your accomadation contract.
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    It's very sad that the clearing process forces people into making rash decisions which can be very difficult to get out of. It really needs a different approach, I think.
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    It's very sad that the clearing process forces people into making rash decisions which can be very difficult to get out of. It really needs a different approach, I think.
    Off topic, but I agree with you. It would make so much more sense for everyone to apply after getting their grades- but making everyone take a gap year would present its own problems.
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    (Original post by carnationlilyrose)
    It's very sad that the clearing process forces people into making rash decisions which can be very difficult to get out of. It really needs a different approach, I think.
    A recent survey showed that 25% of students who went through clearing last year felt rushed into making a decision

    OP I cannot add anything to the excellent post 2
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    (Original post by SlowlorisIncognito)
    Off topic, but I agree with you. It would make so much more sense for everyone to apply after getting their grades- but making everyone take a gap year would present its own problems.
    I'm sure it could be done post results. Just about every other country manages it, I think. Exams a month earlier, results a month earlier, apply after that for a January start. As it is, there are people running around like OP making costly decisions in a 24 hour time frame, usually, on a day when they probably didn't sleep the night before either. It's madness.
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    (Original post by SlowlorisIncognito)
    It's not too late to get out of Bournemouth. However, at this stage, they are a bit more likely to drag their feet about releasing you. This may make finding a place in clearing difficult this year. If things didn't go right, you would be in the situation of needing to take a gap year and reapplying. Is this something you would be happy with?

    Are you 100% sure you aren't just feeling nervous? This is totally normal. You're unlikely to be able to speak to anyone at Bournemouth until Monday now, so think about this carefully tomorrow.

    If you are sure this is what you want to do you need to ring Bournemouth and ask to be released. Explain you have already registered and started organising accomadation, incase anything needs to be done to release you from your accomadation contract. Ask for a time estimate as to how long this will take. You can't formally accept a clearing place without a clearing number, however, as time is of the essence, it would be worth ringing up universities you are interested in straight away- they may not be willing to make a verbal offer without a clearing number, but at least then you will know where you stand and you may get some offers.

    Once you've sorted your new place, it may be worth ringing Bournemouth back, and making sure that they've released you from your accomadation contract.
    Well I did feel at first that it might be nerves but after spending some good time really thinking about it, I genuinely do feel that Bournemouth is not right for me and there are two universities which have clearing space for my course and everything about them sounds 100% times better then Bournemouth.

    I did think I might have to take the year out and apply next year, I'm not sure if I would want to do that but if it means going to a better uni that I much prefer next year, surely that would be a better option then being unhappy at Bournemouth this year? It seems I have kinda screwed myself up at the moment!

    So should I start ringing universities tomorrow about possible courses and then on monday ask to be released from Bournemouth? Thanks for your detailed reply, I really appreciate it!
 
 
 
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