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    I'm a 2016 fresher and since the beginning I have had doubts about my course and the uni itself... I am not really enjoying the course, finding it extremely difficult, haven't really made any decent friends, etc., and I'm just having a miserable time of it. I love living in London however..

    I worked my BUTT off during a levels to get here and it feels like such a waste to throw away my time here, both of the opportunity and my own effort getting here (it has been my absolute dream for the past two years)... I mean, neither of these are great reasons to stay, but nevertheless, I'm still here. And the job prospects for my uni are really good, so I just feel like I'm throwing a lot away...

    I am unsure if I will withdraw, probably will do if I fail my January exams... But if not who knows

    Sorry for the long winded route to get here, but my question is

    Is it possible to apply on UCAS for a university course while still at university, or do you need to withdraw first?
    The deadline is fast approaching and I haven't made my mind up yet - don't want to rush into a hasty decision either. (I'm specifically looking at Manchester uni, if that helps)

    I've also heard it's possible to make informal applications after the UCAS deadline - is that true and if so, is it something Manchester partake in?

    & While we're at it general advice: I'm currently studying chemistry and finding it too much like physics or a maths course. I'm thinking of either reapplying for chemistry at Manchester (though unlikely as I'm actually really hating labs), or going somewhere different like geology/geochemistry/environmental science. I know these aren't as traditional subjects as chemistry and I'm less sure about the job prospects or how respected the degree is? Any advice would be great thank you.
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    (Original post by 1010marina)
    I'm a 2016 fresher and since the beginning I have had doubts about my course and the uni itself... I am not really enjoying the course, finding it extremely difficult, haven't really made any decent friends, etc., and I'm just having a miserable time of it. I love living in London however..

    I worked my BUTT off during a levels to get here and it feels like such a waste to throw away my time here, both of the opportunity and my own effort getting here (it has been my absolute dream for the past two years)... I mean, neither of these are great reasons to stay, but nevertheless, I'm still here. And the job prospects for my uni are really good, so I just feel like I'm throwing a lot away...

    I am unsure if I will withdraw, probably will do if I fail my January exams... But if not who knows

    Sorry for the long winded route to get here, but my question is

    Is it possible to apply on UCAS for a university course while still at university, or do you need to withdraw first?
    The deadline is fast approaching and I haven't made my mind up yet - don't want to rush into a hasty decision either. (I'm specifically looking at Manchester uni, if that helps)

    I've also heard it's possible to make informal applications after the UCAS deadline - is that true and if so, is it something Manchester partake in?

    & While we're at it general advice: I'm currently studying chemistry and finding it too much like physics or a maths course. I'm thinking of either reapplying for chemistry at Manchester (though unlikely as I'm actually really hating labs), or going somewhere different like geology/geochemistry/environmental science. I know these aren't as traditional subjects as chemistry and I'm less sure about the job prospects or how respected the degree is? Any advice would be great thank you.
    Applying through UCAS is completely separate from any withdrawal process.

    Ring Manchester this morning first thing to ask about whether they'll accept applications for transfer into year 2 (if you think you can finish the year and don't want to change course) or into year 1 after the January 15 deadline.

    There's usually more flexibility for year 2 applications but it varies.

    Most universities will expect you to have a reference from your current university so if Manchester are encouraging then approach someone at your current university for a reference ASAP.
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    Applying through UCAS is completely separate from any withdrawal process.

    Ring Manchester this morning first thing to ask about whether they'll accept applications for transfer into year 2 (if you think you can finish the year and don't want to change course) or into year 1 after the January 15 deadline.

    There's usually more flexibility for year 2 applications but it varies.

    Most universities will expect you to have a reference from your current university so if Manchester are encouraging then approach someone at your current university for a reference ASAP.
    Ok thank you --
    I am not really thinking of transferring onto Manchester's equivalent chemistry course as I don't think I will achieve a 2:1 this year, or pass for that matter... But thank you
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    (Original post by 1010marina)
    Ok thank you --
    I am not really thinking of transferring onto Manchester's equivalent chemistry course as I don't think I will achieve a 2:1 this year, or pass for that matter... But thank you
    If you're not planning to transfer into Yr 2 then it's even more important to contact Manchester today to find out if they'll accept applications for year 1 entry after the deadline.
 
 
 
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