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    Hey so I'm currently not happy with my course for various reasons, the main being that the content doesn't interest me and I feel like I'm just drifting along and will get a poor grade. As a result I'm strongly considering quitting at the end of the year but I'd love to go to another uni and start a new course as I have one in mind but I've already missed the ucas deadline and the course in question seems quite competitive so I doubt there'd still be places; as a result I'd have to apply for 2018 entry and as a result I'd be starting uni aged 20...

    is this too old to go to uni ? I'm worried I won't like it if everyone else is like 18
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    Hey so I'm currently not happy with my course for various reasons, the main being that the content doesn't interest me and I feel like I'm just drifting along and will get a poor grade. As a result I'm strongly considering quitting at the end of the year but I'd love to go to another uni and start a new course as I have one in mind but I've already missed the ucas deadline and the course in question seems quite competitive so I doubt there'd still be places; as a result I'd have to apply for 2018 entry and as a result I'd be starting uni aged 20...

    is this too old to go to uni ? I'm worried I won't like it if everyone else is like 18
    Have you thought about contacting universities to see if you could transfer onto a course (you might have to go into the first year, rather than transfer into the second)? There is usually an expectation that you get a 2i or higher in your first year to successfully transfer, but it might be a solution in your case, and prevent you having to waste a year.
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    It doesn't matter, and there isn't much difference between an 18 year old and a 20 year old. A lot of people nowadays start at 19, after a gap year, and when you think about it you don't really notice this do you?
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    No 20 is not old at all. Quite a few people start at 19 because they did a gap year and at 20 you'll only be 1 year older than them which is hardly an age gap.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    Have you thought about contacting universities to see if you could transfer onto a course (you might have to go into the first year, rather than transfer into the second)? There is usually an expectation that you get a 2i or higher in your first year to successfully transfer, but it might be a solution in your case, and prevent you having to waste a year.
    I don't think this is an option for me as I know I am not going to get a 2:1 this year ; I'm expecting to get a 3rd
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    I went to Uni two years later than many of my friends. There were definitely some interesting barriers as I had just that little bit more life experience than others- I had already moved out of home and had two ‘gap’ years. I soon found where I fitted in, and was able to navigate my way in the end. Being two years older - in fact I was 21- was just one of the many many interesting challenges facing me as a fresher!
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    (Original post by joolsvoce73)
    I went to Uni two years later that everyone else. There wet definitely some interesting barriers as I had just that little bit more life experience that others- I had already moved out of home and had two ‘gap’ years. I soon found where I fitted in and was able to navigate my way in the end.
    I guess it would be slightly different for me personally given I'm already at uni so i guess i would feel less anxious about the initial freshers week and stuff like I'd know what i did wrong last time
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    No you wont be old. There is people in my hall that are 25/26 although most people are 18/19 but you dont really notice it.
    Also there is some mature students that dont live in halls that are 40/50 so youre young !
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    Hey so I'm currently not happy with my course for various reasons, the main being that the content doesn't interest me and I feel like I'm just drifting along and will get a poor grade. As a result I'm strongly considering quitting at the end of the year but I'd love to go to another uni and start a new course as I have one in mind but I've already missed the ucas deadline and the course in question seems quite competitive so I doubt there'd still be places; as a result I'd have to apply for 2018 entry and as a result I'd be starting uni aged 20...

    is this too old to go to uni ? I'm worried I won't like it if everyone else is like 18
    Just because you've missed the "equal consideration" deadline doesn't necessarily mean there are no places. Contact some potential universities and ask them.

    (And, no, 20 is not too old anyway.)
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    You won't even notice there's an age difference. Most of my friends have turned 20 or 21 (I as well), and we don't really see any difference at all. Sure we are possibly more maturer, but honestly there's no difference whatsoever.
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    No you wont be old. There is people in my hall that are 25/26 although most people are 18/19 but you dont really notice it.
    Also there is some mature students that dont live in halls that are 40/50 so youre young !
    that is quite reassuring to know; I guess cause my particular hall is basically only for first years and its catered so quite expensive so there's only like 1 or 2 mature students out of like over 200 people
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    Hey there, I'm starting a new uni course in September and I'll be 23 but I really don't think that's old for u i at all so u r defintirly not too old! My last course had people over 50 on it ( nursing) I think it's better to be slightly older cause ur more mature and most likely more confident and have had more experience with life so we will probably find it much easier going to uni than younger people, e.g j won't be a wreck of nerves leaving home where as younger people r probly Nervous about leaving and h aving no friends at first. I can't wait to go again - I hated having to come back to my old home town!! Good luck 😊


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    I started uni at 22 the first go around. Starting again at 25 (or 26, depending on how things go).

    So no, definitely not too old!!


    I'm 24 atm and doing a HNC right now and the people I'm closest to on my course are aged 17, 17, 18, and 22.
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    Hey so I'm currently not happy with my course for various reasons, the main being that the content doesn't interest me and I feel like I'm just drifting along and will get a poor grade. As a result I'm strongly considering quitting at the end of the year but I'd love to go to another uni and start a new course as I have one in mind but I've already missed the ucas deadline and the course in question seems quite competitive so I doubt there'd still be places; as a result I'd have to apply for 2018 entry and as a result I'd be starting uni aged 20...

    is this too old to go to uni ? I'm worried I won't like it if everyone else is like 18
    what course are you interested in now? Clearing may be an option? Are you sure this is right course? Finally 2 years is nothing
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    I'll be 20 when I start... definitely not too old
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    what course are you interested in now? Clearing may be an option? Are you sure this is right course? Finally 2 years is nothing
    I was interested in doing psychology at Manchester and it said number of applicants/ places was like 230/1500
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    I was interested in doing psychology at Manchester and it said number of applicants/ places was like 230/1500
    Relax I know someone who got in with BBB you can get in chill out. Why do you underestimate yourself? TBH I don't know about late applications but I have read a little about them on TSR.
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    (Original post by Emz99)
    Relax I know someone who got in with BBB you can get in chill out. Why do you underestimate yourself? TBH I don't know about late applications but I have read a little about them on TSR.
    ok that makes me less worried considering I already have A*AB
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    ok that makes me less worried considering I already have A*AB
    Yes your smart af chill. Maybe I will see you in Manchester next year lol. If I do see you I won't say I know you from TSR lol. I have applied this year
 
 
 
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