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    Is it possible/ a good idea to drop out and try a different uni next year?
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    (Original post by Moonless)
    Is it possible/ a good idea to drop out and try a different uni next year?
    Hey there, I'm sorry you're not enjoying your uni! When did you start and what is it you don't like about it?
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    you could try transferring after first year
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    It’s not a good idea to drop out because for this will be counted as a years study.

    Why not complete the year then transfer? Unless you want to switch subjects.

    Do you want to do the same subject?
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    (Original post by Ishax)
    It’s not a good idea to drop out because for this will be counted as a years study.

    Why not complete the year then transfer? Unless you want to switch subjects.

    Do you want to do the same subject?
    Why's it bad to be counted as a years study?
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    What are you reasons for not enjoying it? Are there issues that can be resolved?

    If you have given it a chance, by all means, drop out. For the money and time spent on your degree, you want to find something that you enjoy. Make sure that you take great care in making this decision.


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    Why's it bad to be counted as a years study?
    I think it uses up a year of your student finance.
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    (Original post by Moonless)
    Why's it bad to be counted as a years study?
    Because it will use up a year of your Student Finance which means you will only have 3 years left.

    You’re better of completing the year, then transferring to a different university.
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    (Original post by Moonless)
    Is it possible/ a good idea to drop out and try a different uni next year?
    Have a look in Applications, Clearing and UCAS - there's a stickied thread all about transferring. The first post covers FAQs and there's a lot of experiences throughout the thread.

    Also in University life there's a sticky about settling in to university with a bunch of advice and help.

    The best next step is to talk to someone at your university - either someone on your course or from the student services or careers service about what you're feeling so that someone can help you articulate what the problem is and come up with a plan with you for how to fix the problem. That might mean finishing the year (and coming up with some coping strategies to do that), it might mean leaving now (and coming up with a plan for what to do instead and who you need to tell) or it might mean something in between.
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    Is it possible/ a good idea to drop out and try a different uni next year?
    The way to do this is a pros and cons for staying and one for leaving. Off the top of my head. Write the reasons down. If you are unhappy then look into how to sort out the issues be they social or academic.


    Staying

    Pros
    You could end up enjoying the course and social.
    If you did that saves time and money

    Cons
    More student loan debt and would only make sense if you got a transfer.
    More unhappiness/ dissatisfaction.
    If you dont do well in your exams, then the year will be pretty point,less for a transfer.


    Leaving
    Pros
    Reduce student debt.
    Be happier.
    Opportunity to get a job.and save money.
    Opportunity to resit A levels for a better uni.
    Opportunity to go somewhere else at a course and place you like/
    Not being at your current place.

    Cons
    Things might get better.
    You might be able to transfer into year 2 if you do well enough and someone will take you. (usually only of yu do well or you have good A levels, otherwise a downgrade will be your option).
    Its cost you at least £2125
    Theres a moderate amount of work to do if you withdraw.
    You use your spare gift year, so no room to change your mind again.


    Then its your choice. Choose what best suits you. There is no uniformly right answer.
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    If you choose to drop out this might be of use:If you're at UEA you can drop out by 31st October without being charged tuiton. After that they charge you on a pro rata basis.
 
 
 
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