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    I have am a nurse, I qualified in September 2016 and I have decided I don’t want to do nursing any more, I am really struggling with the constant pressures and low morale and low pay etc etc, similar story to a lot of other people I’m sure. So I’m considering applying to go back to university. I would like to do civil engineering, but I don’t have a physics A level - I’ve seen that there are some unis that offer civil engineering with a foundation year which would be ideal really.

    So my question is to do with student finance, I find the whole thing very complicated. It is my second degree so I have read that I would not be eligible for student finance - however, seeing as I did nursing last time so didn’t take out a loan for my degree as it is NHS funded. So does this mean that I would be able to take out a loan for this degree?

    If anyone could shed any light on the process that would be wonderful, I have made my decision to leave nursing but I won’t be able to go back to uni if I have to pay £9k a year upfront for it!!
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    I think you would have to fund your second degree, but check with Student Finance to be sure.
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    From what I remember they said they would starting funding second degrees in STEM a couple of years ago, so it should be possible but I would contact SFE to make sure. I think you also get a bit less money.

    Also have you considered private sector work as a nurse?
 
 
 
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