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    I've been rejected from all 5 of my UCAS choices, despite being on track to have the required grades. I've also been rejected from my backup options, HND courses at 3 different colleges which I already have more than the required grades. I understand it's been really competitive this year, but that won't help me figure what the hell I'm going to do with the next year or two of my life. I seriously have no clue. Anyone have any suggestions?
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    Sit around jacking it for a year
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    Try to get a job? Travel if you can afford it?
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    Depends what you need.

    If you're in STEM I would recommend the year in industry for a paid internship

    Otherwise, if you're into medicine, you could do volunteering / internship at a hopistal (not sure if thats a thing)

    You could do a gap year with the army, which will help you develop leadership skills (as you will become a second lieutenant) and get paid

    You could apply for Step Forward, a gap year program for students, which puts you in a paid internship at some company doing various jobs.

    You could also tutor, or volunteer somewhere creative. For example, my friend got a summer job at a game reserve in south africa. Pretty badass huh?
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    I might end up in this position too and I've been thinking that I'd try to get some work experience - both in areas relevant to what I want to do and just to get some money so that I can save up and reapply next year to a wider range of courses. Trying to get a job of some sort is definitely what I'd suggest doing! There are also a lot of jobs and opportunities that are specifically targeted at gap year students so it would be worth seeing if any of those are still available.
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    (Original post by HistoryDave)
    I've been rejected from all 5 of my UCAS choices, despite being on track to have the required grades. I've also been rejected from my backup options, HND courses at 3 different colleges which I already have more than the required grades. I understand it's been really competitive this year, but that won't help me figure what the hell I'm going to do with the next year or two of my life. I seriously have no clue. Anyone have any suggestions?
    What course did you apply for?
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    Work experience.
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    Try get a job or traineeship? Take this gap year then reapply if you still want to go to university.
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    I've only been rejected from 2/5, but they were the only courses I really wanted to attend.
    Therefore I'm in pretty much the same situation as you. I'm already on a gap year (re-sat some exams, been working and travelling), but I think I'll just stick to it.

    I will:
    - Work (mainly to save up money for uni)
    - Travel (for the hell of it)
    - Create and produce a shitload of things (I only applied to creative art courses)
    - Do yoga and meditate to help clear mind and body

    I'm such a cliché.

    I've also contemplated getting work placement or a paid internship in a relevant business. Experience is key in (not only) the creative industry, so I hope it'll help me get a job post uni.
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    (Original post by DeadEnd_96)
    What course did you apply for?
    I would guess history from the username
 
 
 
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