Georgiecat
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I applied to uni in October, and originally applied to four chemistry courses and one Natsci course (which would let me do geography, earth sciences and chemistry combined, and which I really wanted to get on). In January natsci rejected me, but all my chemistry courses gave me offers, so I firmed Bristol and insured Manchester. I think I want to switch to a geography degree, because that's something I'm a lot more interested in (and a lot better at than chemistry tbh), but I dropped geography after AS because my other a levels (bio, maths, chem) were more helpful for getting into a chem degree. I'm planning on emailing Bristol and Manchester asap asking to change course to geography, but if they say no (which, given my lack of A2 geography, is very possible) what should I do? Stick with chemistry or ask to go into clearing? I don't despise chemistry but I don't particularly enjoy it either.


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If Geography is what you want to do then email asap, and if they reject you could do a gap year or I'm afraid you'll have to just go to a bit lower ranked Uni's which is still not bad. The course should be the most important thing, Uni shouldn't matter as much. So if your passionate about geography and want to do this you may need to sacrifice Manchester and Bristol, but at the end of the day you'll be doing a course you love and likely get better results.
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(Original post by Georgiecat)
I applied to uni in October, and originally applied to four chemistry courses and one Natsci course (which would let me do geography, earth sciences and chemistry combined, and which I really wanted to get on). In January natsci rejected me, but all my chemistry courses gave me offers, so I firmed Bristol and insured Manchester. I think I want to switch to a geography degree, because that's something I'm a lot more interested in (and a lot better at than chemistry tbh), but I dropped geography after AS because my other a levels (bio, maths, chem) were more helpful for getting into a chem degree. I'm planning on emailing Bristol and Manchester asap asking to change course to geography, but if they say no (which, given my lack of A2 geography, is very possible) what should I do? Stick with chemistry or ask to go into clearing? I don't despise chemistry but I don't particularly enjoy it either.


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If you don't particularly enjoy a subject and if you cant see yourself being passionate enough to study it for 3 years. So if you dont love it don't do chemistry. Clearing is so of course risky but if geogrpahy is something your passionate then go for it
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It would be worth ringing a few unis that offer Geography courses and discussing your situation with the admissions team. They will be able to let you know if you are likely to be accepted and guide you through the process of applying through Clearing. (FWIW, we are starting a Geog course this year). It can't hurt to ask - knowledge is power. - Jac
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