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    I studied at Keele University 2 first years and hated them both, I got very depressed and homesick - I want to go back and study Graphic Design somewhere close to me (I studied Music Technology before at Keele) but I'm worried about my funding options and everything else...what should I do? I feel my job opportunities, despite my current finishing of a 1 year apprenticeship, are limited, especially in the field that I want to go into.
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    Well you have 2 years funding left with SFE so you'll need to pay for one year of tuition yourself. If you are certain you want to do this and will committ to it this time then go for it.
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    (Original post by YouWombo)
    I studied at Keele University 2 first years and hated them both, I got very depressed and homesick - I want to go back and study Graphic Design somewhere close to me (I studied Music Technology before at Keele) but I'm worried about my funding options and everything else...what should I do? I feel my job opportunities, despite my current finishing of a 1 year apprenticeship, are limited, especially in the field that I want to go into.
    As you want to study a new course, unless you have medical evidence of the depression e.g. a doctors note, then you'd need to fund the first year of a new course yourself.
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    (Original post by YouWombo)
    I studied at Keele University 2 first years and hated them both, I got very depressed and homesick - I want to go back and study Graphic Design somewhere close to me (I studied Music Technology before at Keele) but I'm worried about my funding options and everything else...what should I do? I feel my job opportunities, despite my current finishing of a 1 year apprenticeship, are limited, especially in the field that I want to go into.
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    As the other posters have said you have options. Student Finance fund you for four years - and you've used two so at least you have two left so you could use it for your first two years and fund your third?
    If you are really passionate about doing it this time, then do it. Don't go at it half heartedly because chances are you'll drop out or waste your time there.

    Before picking a university make sure you have done your research on the local universities to you, what the modules consist of and visit open days so you can get a feel for the university - if you get home sick, look at travel routes so you know how easy it is to get home as of when you need too. This time around, you need to make a real informed decision. Look at the negatives of last time and think to yourself "what can I do to make sure they don't happen this time?" and go from there. Just make sure you're 100% about doing this if you want to.

    Best of luck!
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    The course I want to do is 2 years long, it's a diploma - can I get adult learning tuition or something?
 
 
 
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