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I'm deciding on a university now, anyone else doing the same and feeling confused? How are you choosing your course? How are you choosing which university to go to? :confused:

Hoping for some ideas :rolleyes:
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First question: What are you interested in?
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First question: What are you interested in?
Second Question: Where do you like to go?
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I'm hoping to go on to work in business after doing some kind of computing course at university. At the moment I'm carrying on with maths, law, computing and VCE ICT for A2. I'm hoping for A/Bs in computing and ICT. Law hopefully a C. Maths needs sorting out and I will aim for C/D (Not going well, so aiming high).

I was hoping for Imperial College, but with my grades looks hopeless Do you think it might be worth applying? How flexible are universitys on academic grades?

Is there anywhere else you can say is worth applying for what I want to do? It seems you either go into a top university, with all the benefits that comes with it, with high grades, or go into a less regarded uni with a lower typical offer - with no in between. Thanks for the help :eek:
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I'm hoping to go on to work in business after doing some kind of computing course at university. At the moment I'm carrying on with maths, law, computing and VCE ICT for A2. I'm hoping for A/Bs in computing and ICT. Law hopefully a C. Maths needs sorting out and I will aim for C/D (Not going well, so aiming high).

I was hoping for Imperial College, but with my grades looks hopeless Do you think it might be worth applying? How flexible are universitys on academic grades?

Is there anywhere else you can say is worth applying for what I want to do? It seems you either go into a top university, with all the benefits that comes with it, with high grades, or go into a less regarded uni with a lower typical offer - with no in between. Thanks for the help :eek:
I thing that IC would be looking for at least a B in maths. Don't lose hope though, I have about as much maths ability as a blind monkey and I still have a shot at a high enough grade to get onto my course. If you think that you might (no matter how small the chance) be able to meet the requirements of ANY course then you should not hesitate to apply!!!

There is no shortage of great computing courses in the UK though. Have you though about where you might like to live?!? :confused:
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Ok well, I live quite near London, the closer the better really, commuting would be easier. Imp was asking for A in maths, and an A and a B in another subject I think it was. Is it worth dropping one of my subjects I'm doing for A level? I thought they'd all be good for going into business with. :confused:
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Ok well, I live quite near London, the closer the better really, commuting would be easier. Imp was asking for A in maths, and an A and a B in another subject I think it was. Is it worth dropping one of my subjects I'm doing for A level? I thought they'd all be good for going into business with. :confused:
As long as you have the 3 subjects at the grades the university wants then the number of subjects doesn't really matter (doing History as an extra does NOT make you appealing...I promise ). If you want to look at London uni's then you have some great ones like IC, KCL, LSE, UCL, RH. You should try and get round as many possibles as you can so that you can get a feel for the places before you apply.
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ok thanks a lot. The help is greatly appreciated. If anyone else has any advice then please post it :rolleyes: I'll try and get round as many as I can.
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yep im confussed too, dont worry i think alot of people this age are! i have no idea where to go or what to do, too many decisions lol!
good luck deciding
ana xxx
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I'm deciding on a university now, anyone else doing the same and feeling confused? How are you choosing your course? How are you choosing which university to go to? :confused:

Hoping for some ideas :rolleyes:
Uni league guide
Reputation
Cost of accommodation
Course structure
Facilities
Surrounding environment (shops etc)
Do you want to live at home?
Distance from home

I came across the university of teesside because of its good reputation for computing based degrees, cheap accommodation, shops within walking distance from the campus, very good reviews and im very interested in the course structure.

Obviously more elements have to be put into the equation to determine your ideal uni, as everyone is different and want different things.

The very beginning of my uni search started at my college when there was an HE fair, uni representatives would be there with stalls just handing out loads of prospectus's, i took a load home and read them through.

Hope this is some help

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I'm applying tomorrow for Aerospace Engineering (late I know) but they dont really run this course in Scotland. I'm thinking about doing that course because I have always had a love of flying and airplanes and how they work. Since I have already left school I will be looking to go to a university that will accept the poor results that I got when I was a kid! Does anyone know what kind of fees I will be looking at paying at an English university?
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I'm applying tomorrow for Aerospace Engineering (late I know) but they dont really run this course in Scotland. I'm thinking about doing that course because I have always had a love of flying and airplanes and how they work. Since I have already left school I will be looking to go to a university that will accept the poor results that I got when I was a kid! Does anyone know what kind of fees I will be looking at paying at an English university?
Assuming that you can claim home status then it is £1025 per year for tuition at all universities.
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I'm applying tomorrow for Aerospace Engineering (late I know) but they dont really run this course in Scotland. I'm thinking about doing that course because I have always had a love of flying and airplanes and how they work. Since I have already left school I will be looking to go to a university that will accept the poor results that I got when I was a kid! Does anyone know what kind of fees I will be looking at paying at an English university?
About £1000 a year tuition, but depending on when you join (ie not this year) you may have to pay top up fees.

Well apart from the tuition fees you got your living expenses, books, clothes, equipment etc etc etc.

All of course, vary depending on which uni you go to.
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well I have never lived in England, only Scotland and N.Ireland. So doesnt that mean I get charged more than eveyone else to study?
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well I have never lived in England, only Scotland and N.Ireland. So doesnt that mean I get charged more than eveyone else to study?
I wouldn't of thought so, but im no expert.
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well I have never lived in England, only Scotland and N.Ireland. So doesnt that mean I get charged more than eveyone else to study?
Nah, you're still British!
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you sure? wow that would be really good if it was the same all over. for some reason I thought it was different.
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you sure? wow that would be really good if it was the same all over. for some reason I thought it was different.
Have you got permanent residence in one of those countries? Or Citizenship? If you have one of the above yu'll still be paying home fees.
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I have British Citizenship and lived in Scotland for 4 years now
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I have British Citizenship and lived in Scotland for 4 years now
No probs then
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