I achieved AAA* in my A-levels and I realized I chose the wrong course. I initially wanted to study pharmacy but after results day and with lots of thinking I decided to study optometry (also got some work experience) but it was too late, all places were gone. I have called Aston numerous times and I'm pretty sure they know who is calling the optometry department since I call so often hoping a place is available(hoping someone defers or switches). I really don't want to take a gap year and my parents are already angry with my decision understandably.
Is there any other option? Is it possible for me to start the course late (e.g 2 weeks in because someone drops out). I've noticed that places are still available for international students, why is it not possible for me to occupy one of those courses because I doubt anyone would want to join the course now (well besides me).
I'm so lost and depressed right now, I really want to go to this university. Any help would be appreciated. I'd appreciate a reply from the university team if it's possible.