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    So I'm going to be starting an undergraduate degree in September, but joining in the third year as I already studied a foundation degree for two years. Has anyone else done this and have any advice, is it hard to fit in and is it quite common or not etc ?
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    (Original post by Parish1)
    So I'm going to be starting an undergraduate degree in September, but joining in the third year as I already studied a foundation degree for two years. Has anyone else done this and have any advice, is it hard to fit in and is it quite common or not etc ?
    I didn't do this, but there were people who did on my course. It's likely you won't be the only one joining and it's nice to have others in the same boat as you. I made friends with a few people who did this, and they quickly joined in with the social side of the course. To be fair, people do tend to socialize less in general in third year, due to the increased work load.

    However, they were really expected to hit the ground running in terms of work and understanding how things worked at the uni. In first year, we got hand held quite a bit in terms of simple things like how to use the library, submit work etc, which you might not get. If you have any questions or problems, I would say don't be afraid to ask, and ask for help if you need it sooner rather than later.

    Good luck, I'm sure you'll be fine.
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    I done the exact same thing, joined 3rd year of uni as undergraduate in Sept 2015, not gonna lie the first 2 months was hard as I found it was a heavy step up and also never been to uni so was all so new to me. But after the first 2 months you do get used to it and get into the flow of things. Then after 1st semester you'll get hit with exams, if you have been turning u to all lectures, tutorials etc and have been making good notes during your lectures for each topic etc then you'll be fine for study leave, just need to memorise the stuff.

    I'm currently a few weeks into my semester 2 and I got my results for the first set of exams and I was very happy with the result. After the results its gave me motivation to work harder and yeah I am enjoying semester 2 alot more even though the modules in semester 2 are more challenging.

    I managed this so far by cutting down on my social life a fair bit, not clubbing as much, having nights in going over stuff etc.

    So what ever subject your doing, make sure its 100% what you wanna do because 3rd year is a step up (for my course anyways). Also need to take into consideration the work load too.

    Also in my course I've had about 20 people drop out? Because they couldnt cope. Also entering 3rd year there are alot of mature students.

    May I ask the course your planning on going for? (Wondering if its the same as mines lol)


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