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    Should I take a gap year?
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    Yes. Take the pressure off making a decision this year and take more time to make the correct one next year.
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    I'm assuming you're in year 13 or just about to apply for the 2018 academic cycle? If so and you do not know what you want to do at university I would for sure take a gap year. Go traveling or something you like while also thinking what your favourite things to do are. Maybe with that year out and away from education you will make a better informed choice. Problem is if you dive into a course you sort of like in the coming September and you don't like it, you've lost a year of student finance and time
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    Yes. Take the pressure off making a decision this year and take more time to make the correct one next year.
    How do universities view gap years?
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    (Original post by NKSSSSS09)
    I'm assuming you're in year 13 or just about to apply for the 2018 academic cycle? If so and you do not know what you want to do at university I would for sure take a gap year. Go traveling or something you like while also thinking what your favourite things to do are. Maybe with that year out and away from education you will make a better informed choice. Problem is if you dive into a course you sort of like in the coming September and you don't like it, you've lost a year of student finance and time
    How do universities view gap years
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    How do universities view gap years?
    It depends what you do with the time and how you sell yourself in your personal statement.

    The university doesn't really care whether you're 18/19/20, they want the right students. If you've taken a year away to work out what you really want to do they will see it as a good thing. It's easier to write a personal statement when you've got a whole extra year to talk about.

    If you drop out after 6 months they lose a lot of money. If you can prove you'll stay the distance they'll take you on.
 
 
 
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