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    Hello, so I just created an account to ask this...

    First of all, I don't mind if you blame me or say I messed up because that's fair enough but if you could at least add something constructive and not just negative.

    I will try to provide all details but feel free to ask anyway

    Context:
    Basically, I am going to be 21 years old this April and I am a first year at a uni that is at a top 20 uni in the uk (22 for it's subject) who is going to sit end of year exams in a bit less than 3 months.

    Problem:
    1)I am an international student from switzerland and thus I cannot get a student loan and I have to pay £12890/year increasing for the next years...
    (obliged to pay 50% upfront...) which is just too much...
    2)While the uni is in the upper quartile I feel as though it is a 'waste' to pay this much if it isn't a top 10 uni seeing how harsh top companies are with recruiting from "target unis" despite what they say...and the degree program is also not my favorite, I wanted to do economics but now I'm doing an accountancy related degree.
    3) I'm old. I already did a gap year to travel. As I said, I'm practically 21...

    Solution:
    There is a university in switzerland that is a "target" and is higher than where I am at currently and I could study economics there for less than £3000/year.
    Due to swiss policy I automatically have a conditional offer
    (I need to have alevel maths minimum grade C)
    Problem:
    I do not have alevel maths.

    Help:
    What do I do ? (Keeping in mind that I'm old as hell)...
    I have thought about completing first year exams at my current uni then taking ANOTHER 'gap year' to obtain alevel maths...
    Then I thought about just completing my current degree (the 3rd year is a year in industry so that could help covering the costs...)
    IF i chose to take a year off for alevel maths I am positive I could obtain a minimum of grade C....

    What would you student room users do in my shoes?
    I have talked to my mom about it and she thinks i should just stay here, but it doesn't feel right at times, I have literally meditated over this issue
    (I first thought I would just pull it through here but i became severely discouraged when a second-year friend at my current uni, who obtained a first in his first year including a pwc internship,...did not get any offers for his placement year)

    thanks in advance guys

    Jordan
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    (Original post by abcd95)
    Hello, so I just created an account to ask this...

    First of all, I don't mind if you blame me or say I messed up because that's fair enough but if you could at least add something constructive and not just negative.

    I will try to provide all details but feel free to ask anyway

    Context:
    Basically, I am going to be 21 years old this April and I am a first year at a uni that is at a top 20 uni in the uk (22 for it's subject) who is going to sit end of year exams in a bit less than 3 months.

    Problem:
    1)I am an international student from switzerland and thus I cannot get a student loan and I have to pay £12890/year increasing for the next years...
    (obliged to pay 50% upfront...) which is just too much...
    2)While the uni is in the upper quartile I feel as though it is a 'waste' to pay this much if it isn't a top 10 uni seeing how harsh top companies are with recruiting from "target unis" despite what they say...and the degree program is also not my favorite, I wanted to do economics but now I'm doing an accountancy related degree.
    3) I'm old. I already did a gap year to travel. As I said, I'm practically 21...

    Solution:
    There is a university in switzerland that is a "target" and is higher than where I am at currently and I could study economics there for less than £3000/year.
    Due to swiss policy I automatically have a conditional offer
    (I need to have alevel maths minimum grade C)
    Problem:
    I do not have alevel maths.

    Help:
    What do I do ? (Keeping in mind that I'm old as hell)...
    I have thought about completing first year exams at my current uni then taking ANOTHER 'gap year' to obtain alevel maths...
    Then I thought about just completing my current degree (the 3rd year is a year in industry so that could help covering the costs...)
    IF i chose to take a year off for alevel maths I am positive I could obtain a minimum of grade C....

    What would you student room users do in my shoes?
    I have talked to my mom about it and she thinks i should just stay here, but it doesn't feel right at times, I have literally meditated over this issue
    (I first thought I would just pull it through here but i became severely discouraged when a second-year friend at my current uni, who obtained a first in his first year including a pwc internship,...did not get any offers for his placement year)

    thanks in advance guys

    Jordan

    Yes, they recruit from target universities, but top 20 is a target university.

    It's not really like " the top 5 are the best" nowadays.

    What matters is : Your degree grade; first or 2:1. Your work experience; do as much possible work experience in your subject as possible to show you're interested and also your extra curricular activities so that it shows something about yourself.

    Everyone has a first these days, so the university where you get it from nowadays doesn't matter. As long as it's not terrible and top 20 is not terrible.
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    thanks for the reply

    You said that everyone is getting firsts nowadays so the uni doesnt matter

    How does that make sense, seems more likely that the uni u go to will be the filtering process exactly because so many people obtain firsts
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    In your shoes i would finish university, top 20 is great and i doubt it will decrease your chances in finding a decent job. Honestly do what you feel is best as only you will regret if you make the wrong decision.
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    (Original post by abcd95)
    3) I'm old. I already did a gap year to travel. As I said, I'm practically 21...
    My kids are older than you. You are, in many things, only just considered an adult from a legal perspective. You are still very young, when you were born I had been married ten years.
 
 
 
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