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    Hey all,

    Bit of background - I’m currently doing an honours degree in languages at Glasgow University. Right now I’m on my compulsory year abroad and I’m really not enjoying where I am - I’m looking to change my placement but this could mean that over the next two years I spend almost a whole year, possibly 13 months, away from home. My mental health has plummeted these past few weeks and I really want to go home.

    The university has offered me the chance of changing to a non-honours bachelors’ degree; three years instead of the four I’m doing now. Could anyone offer me advise on how different the honours qualification is to the bachelors’? I’m assuming it’s not as valued a degree but I genuinely feel like changing might be the best option. Thanks in advance.
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    Hey all,

    Bit of background - I’m currently doing an honours degree in languages at Glasgow University. Right now I’m on my compulsory year abroad and I’m really not enjoying where I am - I’m looking to change my placement but this could mean that over the next two years I spend almost a whole year, possibly 13 months, away from home. My mental health has plummeted these past few weeks and I really want to go home.

    The university has offered me the chance of changing to a non-honours bachelors’ degree; three years instead of the four I’m doing now. Could anyone offer me advise on how different the honours qualification is to the bachelors’? I’m assuming it’s not as valued a degree but I genuinely feel like changing might be the best option. Thanks in advance.
    A Bachelor's degree without Honours is not that useful, in my opinion.

    It depends what you want to do post-uni. Any graduate scheme / career that requires a degree will require one with Honours. If you really can't face being abroad for that long, and Glasgow won't offer you anything else (have you asked if you could change degrees, they should have a contingency plan for students for medical reasons cannot complete a YA), then you could transfer your existing uni credits to the Open University and finish your degree with them. They don't have a year abroad, so you're safe.
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    A Bachelor's degree without Honours is not that useful, in my opinion.

    It depends what you want to do post-uni. Any graduate scheme / career that requires a degree will require one with Honours. If you really can't face being abroad for that long, and Glasgow won't offer you anything else (have you asked if you could change degrees, they should have a contingency plan for students for medical reasons cannot complete a YA), then you could transfer your existing uni credits to the Open University and finish your degree with them. They don't have a year abroad, so you're safe.
    They’ve suggested some plans that would require me changing my degree greatly and studying an extra year but at this point I’m honestly considering that. Do you know if unis let students defer honours for mental health? I was thinking of asking to spend next year in France, and get my placement sorted well in advance etc
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    (Original post by Lukemcw97)
    They’ve suggested some plans that would require me changing my degree greatly and studying an extra year but at this point I’m honestly considering that. Do you know if unis let students defer honours for mental health? I was thinking of asking to spend next year in France, and get my placement sorted well in advance etc
    If you can get a doctor's note then I don't see why not.
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    If you can get a doctor's note then I don't see why not.
    I’ve been referred to the uni’s mental health team and had a phone consultation with them as well as filling out forms for them - if I withdraw from this year I won’t have them again until next year but surely in that time I could go to my GP and explain how I’m feeling. Just can’t bear the thought of having to be away from home for 10 months straight basically and the uni don’t seem to understand that that’s the problem but hopefully I can work something out with them.
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