Transferring uni after Aston mechanical engineering foundation year

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Hi,

I am considering studying this foundation year but I would like to know if anyone has had any experience or has any information on transferring uni after the year.

Which unis accept the FY from Aston?
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Very few people transfer after their foundation year from any uni. You would have to ask other unis what they would ask for in their offer.
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Hi,

I am considering studying this foundation year but I would like to know if anyone has had any experience or has any information on transferring uni after the year.

Which unis accept the FY from Aston?
I have done a foundation year at bradford and just got my results. I contacted notts and leeds and got offers for both. (via ucas)
so u can transfer but have to contact uni u wanna go to and see if they accept your course.
I would say aston is better than bradford so you have a good chance at transferring to a better uni
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I have done a foundation year at bradford and just got my results. I contacted notts and leeds and got offers for both. (via ucas)
so u can transfer but have to contact uni u wanna go to and see if they accept your course.
I would say aston is better than bradford so you have a good chance at transferring to a better uni
That's amazing, congrats! What kind of offer conditions did they have for Bradford/what were your results and did they look at your a-levels at all?
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Hi,

I am considering studying this foundation year but I would like to know if anyone has had any experience or has any information on transferring uni after the year.

Which unis accept the FY from Aston?
Fairly common for someone to transfer after a foundation to a 'better' uni. My flatmate at Swansea was doing the foundation year in engineering and now has offers for aerospace at Leeds and Nottingham.

The process is the same as any other transfer: contact the uni to see if they accept foundation year transfers, then set-up a ucas and fill it out.

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That's amazing, congrats! What kind of offer conditions did they have for Bradford/what were your results and did they look at your a-levels at all?
notts-70%overall, 70% in maths
leeds- 75% overall , 75% in maths and either physics and chem
(Although for u, most likely 75% in maths and physics cos ur doing mechanical, im doing chemical)
i got b in eco , c in chem and e in physics for alevels.
if u have BBB for alevels then u can apply for manchester which would be the best uni u could get into.
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That's amazing, congrats! What kind of offer conditions did they have for Bradford/what were your results and did they look at your a-levels at all?
I contacted notts in october and emailed them alot to get them to see if i could transfer so remember to contact whichever uni u want to go to this autumn. Also send ur UCAS off before the deadline in january.
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Hi,

I am considering studying this foundation year but I would like to know if anyone has had any experience or has any information on transferring uni after the year.

Which unis accept the FY from Aston?
You might find this thread useful:

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1781424
University Transfer FAQ

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Many universities would accept the foundation year. HOWEVER, you would still need to meet their A-level requirements (no matter what mark for the year) for the degree you were applying for. They will also ask for a certain percentage on your foundation year. The more prestigious the uni, the higher the a-level grades and foundation year mark required (as expected).
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Many universities would accept the foundation year. HOWEVER, you would still need to meet their A-level requirements (no matter what mark for the year) for the degree you were applying for. They will also ask for a certain percentage on your foundation year. The more prestigious the uni, the higher the a-level grades and foundation year mark required (as expected).
Source? I think you are thinking of BTECs, and a few universities that also ask for Maths A-level (including Cambridge). By no means "many".

For example, it worked out ok for this student - transferred to Durham.
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=2122378
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Many universities would accept the foundation year. HOWEVER, you would still need to meet their A-level requirements (no matter what mark for the year) for the degree you were applying for. They will also ask for a certain percentage on your foundation year. The more prestigious the uni, the higher the a-level grades and foundation year mark required (as expected).
No, that makes no sense and defeats the point of a foundation year. They will make an offer based upon your foundation year marks and nothing more.
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Many universities would accept the foundation year. HOWEVER, you would still need to meet their A-level requirements (no matter what mark for the year) for the degree you were applying for. They will also ask for a certain percentage on your foundation year. The more prestigious the uni, the higher the a-level grades and foundation year mark required (as expected).
Well, no, because the foundation year IS the entry qualification. This is only the case for transfers from year 1 to year 2.

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Source? I think you are thinking of BTECs, and a few universities that also ask for Maths A-level (including Cambridge). By no means "many".

For example, it worked out ok for this student - transferred to Durham.
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=2122378
I did a foundation year at aston this year and was looking to transfer. This is what I was told directly by unis such as Birmingham, Leeds and Imperial. The same was said to others on my course.
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I did a foundation year at aston this year and was looking to transfer. This is what I was told directly by unis such as Birmingham, Leeds and Imperial. The same was said to others on my course.
Hmm, I can understand Imperial but tbh I'm surprised by Birmingham, Leeds...

OP sounds like you need to double-check with any targets in advance.
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Well, no, because the foundation year IS the entry qualification. This is only the case for transfers from year 1 to year 2.

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You sound like you don't know what you're talking about. Yes the foundation year at aston is an entry qualification, but for other relevent degrees at aston where your A-levels are inadequate (i've just finished a foundation year at Aston).
Me and others on my course contacted universities directly and were told what I have said. A higher level institution will not ignore bad A-levels in favour of a foundation year. They require good marks in both.
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No, that makes no sense and defeats the point of a foundation year. They will make an offer based upon your foundation year marks and nothing more.
Please see my other responses on this thread. I'm tired of repeating myself.
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Hmm, I can understand Imperial but tbh I'm surprised by Birmingham, Leeds...

OP sounds like you need to double-check with any targets in advance.
Yep, admissions at Birmingham emailed back asking for a specific foundation year mark and at least BBB at A-level (ABB if you did all non science subjects). They recommended that I retake my A-levels if I wanted to transfer.
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Yep, admissions at Birmingham emailed back asking for a specific foundation year mark and at least BBB at A-level (ABB if you did all non science subjects). They recommended that I retake my A-levels if I wanted to transfer.
Interesting. and thanks.
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You sound like you don't know what you're talking about. Yes the foundation year at aston is an entry qualification, but for other relevent degrees at aston where your A-levels are inadequate (i've just finished a foundation year at Aston).
Me and others on my course contacted universities directly and were told what I have said. A higher level institution will not ignore bad A-levels in favour of a foundation year. They require good marks in both.
Fair enough.

First time I've ever heard of that though.

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I did a foundation year at aston this year and was looking to transfer. This is what I was told directly by unis such as Birmingham, Leeds and Imperial. The same was said to others on my course.
Interesting, my guess would be that either those unis are special cases or Aston's foundation year has a particularly bad rep. I've seen plenty of people get offers purely based on their foundation year results from Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton, Notts, pretty sure I've heard it from Leeds too. I'm not surprised to hear that Imperial rejected it though.

Thinking about it, my guess is they don't accept top up foundation years, only conversion foundation years given what you said about Birmingham's A level requirements.

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