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    This time last year I was certain I'd be going to York to do a degree in English Literature. My future was as clearly mapped out as it ever has been, and life almost felt like it was on a fairly stable trajectory. However, I decided to take a gap year living and working in mainland China (have Chinese ancestry but never spoke/read Chinese well, parents wanted me to get better at it) and after having learnt, experienced and matured so much in just one year, I'm starting to have regrets about my undergraduate course (and even university!!!) choice.

    I know I've almost certainly left it too late for 2016 entry, but in terms of reapplying through UCAS for 2017 entry how hard is it? Should I spend (and arguably squander) another year reapplying for the ideal course or make do with going to York with the admittedly great offer I already have? Not to mention the amount of opportunities and choices afforded to me were I to spend another year in China. The decisions I have to make this summer are killing me, hoping there are other people here in the same boat as me who can help point me the right way!
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    (hope i've posted this in the right place)

    This time last year I was certain I'd be going to York to do a degree in English Literature. My future was as clearly mapped out as it ever has been, and life almost felt like it was on a fairly stable trajectory. However, I decided to take a gap year living and working in mainland China (have Chinese ancestry but never spoke/read Chinese well, parents wanted me to get better at it) and after having learnt, experienced and matured so much in just one year, I'm starting to have regrets about my undergraduate course (and even university!!!) choice.

    I know I've almost certainly left it too late for 2016 entry, but in terms of reapplying through UCAS for 2017 entry how hard is it? Should I spend (and arguably squander) another year reapplying for the ideal course or make do with going to York with the admittedly great offer I already have? Not to mention the amount of opportunities and choices afforded to me were I to spend another year in China. The decisions I have to make this summer are killing me, hoping there are other people here in the same boat as me who can help point me the right way!
    Do you know yet what you want to do instead of English Literature at York?
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    Do you know yet what you want to do instead of English Literature at York?
    Definitely something that has more to do with what I've learnt in the past year, specifically the various combined Chinese Studies degrees at Leeds (Chinese Studies and Theatre/Film Studies/Linguistics etc) or East Asian Studies at Manchester or SOAS.
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    Definitely something that has more to do with what I've learnt in the past year, specifically the various combined Chinese Studies degrees at Leeds (Chinese Studies and Theatre/Film Studies/Linguistics etc) or East Asian Studies at Manchester or SOAS.
    All three of those courses seem to be open to new applicants still on UCAS: http://search.ucas.com/search/provid...axResults=1000

    ring up the universities concerned and ask if they'll accept a late application/application through Clearing in July for someone already holding their results.
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    Definitely something that has more to do with what I've learnt in the past year, specifically the various combined Chinese Studies degrees at Leeds (Chinese Studies and Theatre/Film Studies/Linguistics etc) or East Asian Studies at Manchester or SOAS.
    Definitely worth a check as PQ has suggested. If you're not yet sure, however, then take your time making a decision. Another year won't hurt you or your future prospects.
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    All three of those courses seem to be open to new applicants still on UCAS: http://search.ucas.com/search/provid...axResults=1000

    ring up the universities concerned and ask if they'll accept a late application/application through Clearing in July for someone already holding their results.
    I'll give it a shot when I'm back in the country, but I'm fairly sure the fact that I'm already holding an offer will make things a bit more difficult... also I'm not sure how to log into ucas anymore since i forgot the details my school gave me a while ago. Should i go on a hunt for them or just sign up for a new ucas account?
 
 
 
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