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    Woohoooo......
    I can't wait to go to uni!!!!
    20th September here i come freshers week!!

    and i only have 72 days of work left between now and then
    (suppose 72 is a lot but i will be counting them down!!)

    Is everyone else really excitied about uni??!!
    I know it sounds sad but i am looking forward to putting my brain back to good use after 2 gap years!! i think it might need waking up though so i am planning to do lots of summer reading!!
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    If only I had a pound for every time i'd heard that :rolleyes:
    - just to make u a little more excited! - University rules!
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    (Original post by Daveo)
    If only I had a pound for every time i'd heard that :rolleyes:
    - just to make u a little more excited! - University rules!
    yay!!!!!!!!!
    *ruthiepoothie bursts with excitiement and makes a mess all over the floor*
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    where are you going ruthie? i know what you mean about the brain use, im gonna ask for a reading list really early and get myself up to speed. Im a little bit anxious about hte whole thing though, as the only reason im on a gap year is because i didnt like it the last time I went to uni (Durham NatSci this year). Im really hopeful and trying to be positive!
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    (Original post by ruthiepoothie)
    Woohoooo......
    I can't wait to go to uni!!!!
    20th September here i come freshers week!!

    and i only have 72 days of work left between now and then
    (suppose 72 is a lot but i will be counting them down!!)

    Is everyone else really excitied about uni??!!
    I know it sounds sad but i am looking forward to putting my brain back to good use after 2 gap years!! i think it might need waking up though so i am planning to do lots of summer reading!!
    I partly want to take two gap years too, but everyone's so negative about it Do you regret it ? What did you do?
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    I llive at home and lets just say I like university so much I wish I could be there for ever!

    It is very stressful though especialy at this time of year. The late nights studying (or in my case programming) get on top of you.
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    I am going to Birmingham to study Psychology, but i will probably be living at home as I only live 12 miles away..haven't decided yet...

    Anyway, I didn't really choose to take 2 gap years...well i suppose i did- but it wasn't the ideal situation....
    When i finished my A levels i thought i wanted to do a maths degree, and i had a place at birmingham to do it but then i thought long and hard about it and decided that i didn't think i was up to a maths degree (having only just scraped a B at a level and having got Ds and Es in my A2 modules :eek: ) so, I decided to take a gap year. The other two subjects I were interested in were psychology and law...but i wasn't really sure which would suit me best. As it happens, i stumbled accross a job in a solicitor's office- being an office junior for a year (they have a gap year person most years) and so i took the job....I really enjoyed my first few weeks there and so I applied to do law at uni...i applied to Leicester, Sheffield, Warwick, Birmingham, Kings College and Exeter. I got accepted everywhere apart from Warwick and Exeter...so then I had to make my choice...
    I decided to accept Sheffield- mostly because people at work convinced me it was the best thing to do- not too far away but far enough to have independence...i thought that i had made the right decision for all concerned (including my long term bf of now 4 years and 3 months) but during the summer holidays i began to have serious doubts...i realised that i would not be able to see him in the week- i had always known this but it hadn't bothered me until then- and that i would have to put aside my weekends in order to see him....etc... anyway i decided that i had made the wrong decision and that i did not want to go to sheffield...so i cancelled my place there, backed out of my halls agreement etc 3 weeks before the start of term...my parents were very supportive after their initial reaction- once i had talked i through with them and convinced them that it was what i really wanted and that i wouldn't regret it....which i haven't....i phoned up birmingham to see if they would still accept me, but obviously they wouldn't....so i was faced with what to do next....i knew i definately wanted to go to uni, but that i wanted to stay close to home (and near to my bf- we had agreed that we would both stay local by this point)...i ended up taking a job working for his dad (which i am still doing now but wish i wasn't) and i decided to reapply to uni. I stil had interests in law and psychology, but thought that applying for law wouyld decrease my chances of getting in as i turned them down last year...so i applied for psychology to warwick, birmingham and aston. I got accepted at all 3- unconditional offers from birmingham and aston and a conditional from warwick. I had taken up A level psychology at the beginning of the year (a level in a year course) to keep my brain working, and warick wanted me to get an A in it....I decided that i didni't want the pressure of that, and so i accepted birmingham's offer....
    and there you go!!

    i am a bit nervous becuase i will be older than most of the others there but i think it will be fine and not an issue at all...i would encourage people to take a gap year beofre uni, as it will either make you realise uni is not for you, or it will make you more enthusiastic and eager to learn!! I really want to get a good degree now, and i'm not sure i would have done if i had gone 2 years ago...but it does put you a long way behind your mates- most of mine are finishing their 2nd years this year. Anyway, I am happy the way things turned out, but just wish that september would hurry up and come!!!
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    (Original post by ruthiepoothie)

    i am a bit nervous becuase i will be older than most of the others there but i think it will be fine and not an issue at all...i would encourage people to take a gap year beofre uni, as it will either make you realise uni is not for you, or it will make you more enthusiastic and eager to learn!! I
    I don't think anyone will notice and you might be suprised what the age range is. Most classes have one or two oldies. I'm 37 and no one even notices I'm older.
 
 
 
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