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    I was looking into one at keele as my predicted grades are ccc and that's what I'm very likely to get so I was wandering if it would be better going there than going to a bad uni?
    Also would you get treated as dumb ect when you're at the uni by other students and do you still live in normal halls with everyone?
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    (Original post by alexp98)
    I was looking into one at keele as my predicted grades are ccc and that's what I'm very likely to get so I was wandering if it would be better going there than going to a bad uni?
    Also would you get treated as dumb ect when you're at the uni by other students and do you still live in normal halls with everyone?
    Students are a very eclectic mix. So yes, some will treat you as "dumb", but that's life, really. You get some people who think anything less than STEM at Oxbridge is a waste of time. You get some people who don't actually want to study and just went to uni for the social life. You'll get some mature students who think a degree is an amazing opportunity. It's up to you to decide whether you think this degree is worth it, and if so you'll want to make friends with people who have similar viewpoints. But it's the same with anything - if you're passionate about cheese then your best friend might not be someone with a phobia.

    Accommodation will vary by uni, but you're most likely to be in mixed halls with people from every degree. So your next door neighbour might be someone who really loves golf and is studying computer science.
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    Students are a very eclectic mix. So yes, some will treat you as "dumb", but that's life, really. You get some people who think anything less than STEM at Oxbridge is a waste of time. You get some people who don't actually want to study and just went to uni for the social life. You'll get some mature students who think a degree is an amazing opportunity. It's up to you to decide whether you think this degree is worth it, and if so you'll want to make friends with people who have similar viewpoints. But it's the same with anything - if you're passionate about cheese then your best friend might not be someone with a phobia.

    Accommodation will vary by uni, but you're most likely to be in mixed halls with people from every degree. So your next door neighbour might be someone who really loves golf and is studying computer science.
    That would be handy haha, as that's what I'll be moving onto after I complete the foundation year. But yes, this is just backup anyway and I'll be applying for the normal undergraduate courses.
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    That would be handy haha, as that's what I'll be moving onto after I complete the foundation year. But yes, this is just backup anyway and I'll be applying for the normal undergraduate courses.
    Then they'll be doing Media Studies.
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    I did a foundation year and no one ever treated me differently or even thought it odd when I told them what I was studying.

    I still lived in normal halls with everyone yes, however make sure you research this properly for your university. Some universities have their foundation year (or years) taught outside of the university like through a local college and in that case you may not be eligible for accommodation or even enough loan/grant to go private.
 
 
 
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