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    Hi I am currently in my first year in uni and am really not enjoying my time here for a number of reasons. I've tried very hard to enjoy it here but really dont feel like i fit in. I want to leave but i doubt id enjoy the degree more elsewhere. The main struggle is the immense feeling of isolation as i have yet to find any friends here. This has meant that ive not been working as hard as i should have, barely attending lectures and struggling to get decent grades. Ive emailed other universities for transfers but they have all replied saying that the course is too different or that my a level grades are not good enough. I'm considering dropping out now and retaking a few modules and then applying through clearing but i'm worried its too big of a risk. Given my very weird and unique situation, does anyone have any advice for me?
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    Hi I am currently in my first year in uni and am really not enjoying my time here for a number of reasons. I've tried very hard to enjoy it here but really dont feel like i fit in. I want to leave but i doubt id enjoy the degree more elsewhere. The main struggle is the immense feeling of isolation as i have yet to find any friends here. This has meant that ive not been working as hard as i should have, barely attending lectures and struggling to get decent grades. Ive emailed other universities for transfers but they have all replied saying that the course is too different or that my a level grades are not good enough. I'm considering dropping out now and retaking a few modules and then applying through clearing but i'm worried its too big of a risk. Given my very weird and unique situation, does anyone have any advice for me?
    By retaking modules I presume you mean A level modules? In which case you need to consider whether or not it would be possible to have enough time to study the relevant material and also whether or not you can meet the deadlines to be put in for the exams themselves.
    Do you think theres a chance that you could pass the year at university?
    Also bare in mind with dropping out that although its likely you could get a repayment plan, SLC would expect you to pay back your loan and grant and that if you live on campus you will need to find a replacement for your tenancy asap.
    Is the course you are considering one which is different very different to your current one? As you only get one gift year, I would only apply for a different course if you are absolutely sure that changing course and university would fix the issues you've had currently.
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    I think i might be able to pass this year, its really continuing here for a few more years that bothers me so much.
    Yes i know and since im living at home, luckily not too much money would be lost,
    The course is the same but its because the course layout at my uni is pretty unique for some reason
    I'm just still unsure as to what course exaclty would suit me best
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    also what is ucas extra and can i use it if i havent applied via ucas yet?
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    (Original post by sophia418)
    I think i might be able to pass this year, its really continuing here for a few more years that bothers me so much.
    Yes i know and since im living at home, luckily not too much money would be lost,
    The course is the same but its because the course layout at my uni is pretty unique for some reason
    I'm just still unsure as to what course exaclty would suit me best
    I d stay and finish the year if you could, you d get a certhe out of it which could help an application to start somewhere else as then you'd be able to prove that you can pass first year of a university course. I think you'd have already paid at least 4.5k of the tuition fees so you might as well try to finish it.
    If you're still unsure as to which course would suit you best, I d say dont go into rushing a decision and do more research as there's six months until clearing opens.
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    (Original post by sophia418)
    also what is ucas extra and can i use it if i havent applied via ucas yet?
    Ucas extra is normally for if you already made an application and used all of the 5 choices and rejected them all.
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    The only reason why i'm trying to decide quickly is because there is only a little time left for me to retake exams
 
 
 
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