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    Firstly, I apologize if this is the wrong section. I'm clearly a bit of a 'noob' or a newbie, so mods/admins or whatever can feel free to move this to the correct section. Anyway...

    I’m a 22 year old male who is in a really big crossroads in my life. I’ve dropped out of my foundation degree part-time Event Management course in Northern Ireland (where I live). I wasn’t enjoying it at all, and realized it isn’t something I’d like to do in the future. I never achieved any qualification from it. To be honest, I regret ever expressing interest in the event industry, rather than the tourism industry. At the moment, all I have is my part-time job which I got two months ago. I’m quite into the tourism and music industry, but I’m not sure how to go about this or whatever. Being honest, I REALLY want to go to university or college (even) in Scotland. It’s been a dream of mine for a while, especially as my friend lives there. The question has been what I do there. Alongside that, it’s about getting the backing/financial backing of my parents. I’m not sure how student loans/accommodation etc. works at all though. I never received 'student finance' or anything for that course there, as it was part-time, and as it was only one day a week, I just got a two hour train down there to Belfast.

    Aside, all I’ve got is an overall P/P/P mark at BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism. With this, I also have an overall Merit mark in BTEC Level 2 ICT, as well as Level 2 Essential Skills qualifications in Maths and English. Can anyone give me any direction or advice or any helpful knowledge or information or something? Which places would be more likely to accept me in Scotland? I’m just at a really big crossroads. I really want to go to uni in Scotland by 2018 or so, but I just think it's slipping away.
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    I think you have a few things to think about:

    Do you need a qualification to get anywhere in the tourism industry? My understanding is that experience matters far more.

    If you really want that qualification, why not work for a bit and save for it?

    I'd say get as much experience in the industry as you can and then go from there. Good luck!
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