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    Sadly, I'm one of the 30% who dropped out in their first year of university.
    I picked psychology at my local university and I knew instantly I hated it. Being a commuter I'll admit I often slacked off. I began to become deeply depressed, the sound of the alarm brought dred and I began picking up shifts at work when I was supposed to be studying. I left earlier this month yet I still want to go back to university in the near future. The debt isn't too much of an issue as I chose to do a 5 year placement course anyway, but I'm hoping to re-apply to do nursing in 2018. I don't live with my parents and I really can't afford to support myself through university without student finance. I read somewhere that leaving a course can hinder my chances of being funded again. Anyone clear this up?
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    (Original post by uraniumunicorn)
    Sadly, I'm one of the 30% who dropped out in their first year of university.
    I picked psychology at my local university and I knew instantly I hated it. Being a commuter I'll admit I often slacked off. I began to become deeply depressed, the sound of the alarm brought dred and I began picking up shifts at work when I was supposed to be studying. I left earlier this month yet I still want to go back to university in the near future. The debt isn't too much of an issue as I chose to do a 5 year placement course anyway, but I'm hoping to re-apply to do nursing in 2018. I don't live with my parents and I really can't afford to support myself through university without student finance. I read somewhere that leaving a course can hinder my chances of being funded again. Anyone clear this up?
    Everyone is allowed one gift year. So you can drop out once, and still be fully funded for the new course. However, you are only allowed one false start - you need to get it right next time. If you drop out again you would not be entitled for a student loan for a third attempt at first year.
 
 
 
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