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    I live in Scotland, in the North East to be more specific. I am the only pupil from my school that any of the current teachers know, is applying to study in England. I am applying for three different courses at HAU, one at Writtle and my only Scottish application is to SRUC.

    A lot of the teachers seem to be trying to put me off, asking:
    -"You realize you have to pay?"
    -"You'll have a huge debt at the end."
    -"That is so far from home."
    - Stuff like that

    I do know I have to pay, but me and my mum have looked into it and we know how we will manage it. I am prepared to live nearly 500 miles away from home and its not like I will miss the money, its taken out of my paycheck before I get it. I just feel like I need some support or advise I guess.
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    (Original post by KhaleesiStorm)
    I live in Scotland, in the North East to be more specific. I am the only pupil from my school that any of the current teachers know, is applying to study in England. I am applying for three different courses at HAU, one at Writtle and my only Scottish application is to SRUC.

    A lot of the teachers seem to be trying to put me off, asking:
    -"You realize you have to pay?"
    -"You'll have a huge debt at the end."
    -"That is so far from home."
    - Stuff like that

    I do know I have to pay, but me and my mum have looked into it and we know how we will manage it. I am prepared to live nearly 500 miles away from home and its not like I will miss the money, its taken out of my paycheck before I get it. I just feel like I need some support or advise I guess.
    At the end of the day 3 or 4 years is a long time to spend somewhere you aren't keen on, so the best decision is always to choose the universities you like the most. IMO debt is a price worth paying to be happy somewhere. And it's perfectly normal for students to move far away from home in England. I live in London and I know people who went to Durham, Leeds, Newcastle and even Edinburgh for university.
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    (Original post by KhaleesiStorm)
    I live in Scotland, in the North East to be more specific. I am the only pupil from my school that any of the current teachers know, is applying to study in England. I am applying for three different courses at HAU, one at Writtle and my only Scottish application is to SRUC.

    A lot of the teachers seem to be trying to put me off, asking:
    -"You realize you have to pay?"
    -"You'll have a huge debt at the end."
    -"That is so far from home."
    - Stuff like that

    I do know I have to pay, but me and my mum have looked into it and we know how we will manage it. I am prepared to live nearly 500 miles away from home and its not like I will miss the money, its taken out of my paycheck before I get it. I just feel like I need some support or advise I guess.
    Your teachers have a point.
    Is your course not available at all in Scotland then?
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    (Original post by KhaleesiStorm)
    I live in Scotland, in the North East to be more specific. I am the only pupil from my school that any of the current teachers know, is applying to study in England. I am applying for three different courses at HAU, one at Writtle and my only Scottish application is to SRUC.

    A lot of the teachers seem to be trying to put me off, asking:
    -"You realize you have to pay?"
    -"You'll have a huge debt at the end."
    -"That is so far from home."
    - Stuff like that

    I do know I have to pay, but me and my mum have looked into it and we know how we will manage it. I am prepared to live nearly 500 miles away from home and its not like I will miss the money, its taken out of my paycheck before I get it. I just feel like I need some support or advise I guess.
    Go for it, I and many others are doing the same.

    Re: the paying point, if you move away from where you live in Scotland, you'll still need to take out a maintenance loan - which would mean you would still have to pay 9% of any income over £21k/year. Only difference is you'll pay a bit longer if you go down south.

    I'm actually really looking forward to being 400+ miles away from where I live atm aha. Also north east - Aberdeen.

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    Your teachers have a point.
    Is your course not available at all in Scotland then?
    No, I want to study Veterinary Physiotherapy, only HAU, Writtle and Warwickshire offer it. Veterinary Nursing is available up here but I don't like any of the Uni's that offer it as much as I like HAU.

    I am from Turriff, so its a small place where everyone knows everyone.
 
 
 
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