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    I was wondering, would i be the first person in history to have taken 2 gap years, studied one year of a course before withdrawing to take yet another gap year?? Anyone else taken multiple gap years/ false starts??

    I personally took a year out, went to uni for one year, took another year out and am in the process of deciding what i want to do now. The problem is i dont know what the hell to do, as im not happy with any of the options. I could take a gap year but im not exactly happy with that- as i would have had 3 gap years and a year studying!

    Anyone else at all been on such a crazy year out ride?? calling all Mature students!
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    I'm on the verge on two gap years... well I am kind of on one.

    I didn't do so well at A2's last year, despite getting enough grades to get into university. I still wasn't satisfied, I thought I could do better, and so I resat one A level and picked up two new AS's. I suppose this was a gap year-ish.

    Then I got my A Level grades this year, everything was set out for me, my firm accepted me, and I had my accommodation ready etc.

    At last minute, I thought the course I was doing wasn't right. Drop the uni plans and went on a gap year.

    I'm now considering another gap year, purely because I don't think I will have enough money saved up for university. Plus, I don't see the need to 'rush' into university.
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    (Original post by sezchwarn)
    I was wondering, would i be the first person in history to have taken 2 gap years, studied one year of a course before withdrawing to take yet another gap year?? Anyone else taken multiple gap years/ false starts??

    I personally took a year out, went to uni for one year, took another year out and am in the process of deciding what i want to do now. The problem is i dont know what the hell to do, as im not happy with any of the options. I could take a gap year but im not exactly happy with that- as i would have had 3 gap years and a year studying!

    Anyone else at all been on such a crazy year out ride?? calling all Mature students!
    I say, go for it and take two gap years!

    One of my friends took three gap years, she did a bit of full time work, didn't really know what she wanted to do, so delayed it for as long as possible. I took one unplanned gap year because I changed my mind about the course I was taking.

    Basically, as soon as you graduate you're gonna work until you retire, maybe do some light gardening, then you'll die - so a few years when you're this young isn't gonna hurt you. Your degree course and the experience you get at uni is going to set you up for life so you might as well take some time to get the decision right.
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    I'm going on to my second gap year now, and I'm really looking forward to it. I don't think it's a bad thing as it allows you to really make sure the choice you have made is the correct one.
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    (Original post by steerpike)
    I say, go for it and take two gap years!
    haha, no you see ive already taken two gap years (three if you count one year at ox)/ I thinking of taking yet another. but, yeh might as well get it right, just dont know what i could do on this gap year, i largely wasted my other 2.
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    I met a guy at an open day whose chat up line to me was 'I'm on my fourth gap year'. Haha. So no, I don't think you'd be the first person in history :p:
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    im in the same predicament, was meant to do electronic engineering, but decieded to was goin to be too much maths for me from what ive heard, plus i kno i aint to great at maths,

    ive already done 1.5 years on a course doin engineering product design which i planned to drop out of because i wasnt happy ther, now were a month into the academic year and havent found a course i "really" want to do so ive been contemplating just to go back to my old course as itll be 2 more years and ill avoid the top up fees choices are sooo hard to make
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    I want to take two

    I'm on one now and I'd love to do another after university and do another ski season.
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    Yup, Im in my first year at uni and Im planning on taking next year as a gap year. You've gotta do these things while your young and irresponsible!
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    Good grief, I thought taking one whole year off was a bit rich! Well good on you, it's awesome that you can think for yourself and be a bit of a pioneer, hehe.

    I'm not thinking of GAPPING again but I wanna see if can finish my course in the UK next year. Part-time, so half GAP :p:
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    If you are going to fill your year with something worthwhile then go for it, also I dont think they call it "3 gap years" they will just call it a big gap:p:

    For mature students some universities require you to have done some sort of studying in the past 2 years so maybe you should look into the universities you are interested in and see if they require you to do a qualification or something.
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    I'm even worried about just taking one thinking it'll set me back alot but this is what TSR is for right? Sharing thoughts with people and getting help making up your mind. Like Kirstin said, if you're going to do something worthwhile then go for it!
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    wats the need for 2 gap years? 1 main reason i can think of is u dnt wana face uni life or dont prepare to work 'yet'. otherwise 1 gap year is way enough to travel, do any resits, work or w/e
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    (Original post by Kelv)
    wats the need for 2 gap years? 1 main reason i can think of is u dnt wana face uni life or dont prepare to work 'yet'. otherwise 1 gap year is way enough to travel, do any resits, work or w/e
    err...it's not as straightforward as that. If it takes you two gap years to sort things out, then that's that. It would be better to delay uni for a further year than to turn up at uni despite not being convinced about the course or whatever.
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    I'm taking two years out- the first one to work and do resits, and then spending the second travelling. I planned to do it all in one year, but because i needed to do resits in january and the summer i couldn't fit in all the travelling i wanted to do, so I decided to take two years. plus it means that i can apply next september when i have the grades rather than this year when i expect most people would laugh at my application!
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    'Mad Vlad' is doing 2 GAP years
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    so does a uni let you defer your entry twice? and if you do 2 gap years is it ok to do the same kind of thing twice? (eg work for a bit then spend time abroad learning a language) or is this looked down on? if take 2 years out are you supposed to do completely different things each year? and do most people only take 2 years out if they did resits in the 1st year? sorry about all the questions, would be great if anyone can answer some of them.
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    (Original post by xx Bex xx)
    so does a uni let you defer your entry twice?
    You could apply as a post A-level applicant and defer . That would be better anyway because you don't have to worry about satisfying any entry requirements, and there are other advantages...
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    so does a uni let you defer your entry twice?
    All the universities which I have applied to (London, Durham and Warwick) only accept deffered entry for only one year. I guess this is the general approach for many universities especially ones which is strong academically. Some courses like maths actually discourage you from taking any gap years, however I think for a language course university departments may encourage it provided you use your time well.

    is this looked down on?
    IMO I think It would be looked down on as a few of my friends were discouraged by their universities to take the gap years (science and math students) because of the long time out of academics, but you are learning a language which may actually help you on your course. So I think you should contact the university to make sure.

    and do most people only take 2 years out if they did resits in the 1st year?
    I'm doing resits in my gap year as well but Im taking only a year out and I am doing the travelling etc after my resits in January. However I don't know any people whom are taking 2 years out even if they are doing A2 resits in the summer. Can't you fit the travelling abroad in your gap year? (Like in the spring period and the summer holidays)
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    (Original post by rottcodd)
    I say, go for it and take two gap years!

    One of my friends took three gap years, she did a bit of full time work, didn't really know what she wanted to do, so delayed it for as long as possible. I took one unplanned gap year because I changed my mind about the course I was taking.

    Basically, as soon as you graduate you're gonna work until you retire, maybe do some light gardening, then you'll die - so a few years when you're this young isn't gonna hurt you. Your degree course and the experience you get at uni is going to set you up for life so you might as well take some time to get the decision right.
    This is the FUNNIEST quote ever. Its also very true! This makes me feel better about taking multiple gap years (and I'm going to quote this to anyone that challenges me/calls me a bum)
 
 
 

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