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    Hi, I have a couple quick questions, if someone could please help answer for me? thanks.

    Is it possible to take a gap year after the 1st and/or 2nd year of university? How hard is it to be allowed to take one? I've heard you can take years off if your sick. For a student who wants to take a year off between years so that he can work and save up money to pay for the tuition fees, is that a good enough reason (if gap years are allowed that is)? In case you know their specific policies, I'm hoping to get into either Qmul or Kcl god willing.

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    Hey!

    I took a year off between first and second year. At my uni it was perfectly simple - they do expect a reason but basically anything is acceptable from health to finances.

    If you haven't started your course yet, they should let you take a year out before you start; put the start year to 2017 instead. Especially if it's to do with your finances.

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    (Original post by thilly6)
    Hey!

    I took a year off between first and second year. At my uni it was perfectly simple - they do expect a reason but basically anything is acceptable from health to finances.

    If you haven't started your course yet, they should let you take a year out before you start; put the start year to 2017 instead. Especially if it's to do with your finances.

    Anymore questions just ask!
    Thanks for responding!

    Do you mind if i ask what uni you studied at and the course you took?
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    It was possible at my alma mater (RHUL) but I'm not sure if it's allowed at every institution. Have you considered contacting your department?
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    That process is called an 'Interruption of studies', rather than a year out or year off. Start investigating whatever you can find on your university's website, before going in to meet and discuss with the department. Don't ever put yourself in a position of weakness (such as lacking basic information groundwork), if you're asking the uni for special treatment.

    You will also probably need to provide evidence to justify your request.
 
 
 
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