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    Brace yourself. Long-winded story ahead!
    So last year I initially applied to a university to do a joint honours Photography and Childcare degree. That meant that my personal statement was 50-50 in terms of my experience in line with both subjects.
    Due to family issues I had to transfer to a uni closer to home - doing only Childcare as the new uni didn't offer the same flexible joint honours programme. I did this through clearing as I was still so new on the first programme.
    Now I'm seriously regretting my decision - the course I'm on currently is terribly organised and is not a great fit for me at all. I'm seriously contemplating a transfer now to yet another university to do Photography. I've contacted them and they said that I would have to apply by January like everyone else through UCAS if I wanted to get on the course for 2018 entry.
    So now for my questions. Can I still use my old UCAS account even though this was set up by my sixth form college, or will I have to set up a new one because Im now applying independently?
    If I do have to set up a new one, do you think I could still use my old personal statement even though it's half childcare half photography related or should I be making a new personal statement? The uni did say they'd accept my previous personal statement but i'm not entirely convinced they understood the contents of my previous personal statement wasn't 100% photography related.

    I really hope that people can make sense of what I've written down and help me because I'm tearing my hair out over the stress of having to transfer for a second time and with a whole new UCAS application!
    Thanks in advance!

    P.S: not entirely sure which forum this should have gone in so I guessed!
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    Brace yourself. Long-winded story ahead!
    So last year I initially applied to a university to do a joint honours Photography and Childcare degree. That meant that my personal statement was 50-50 in terms of my experience in line with both subjects.
    Due to family issues I had to transfer to a uni closer to home - doing only Childcare as the new uni didn't offer the same flexible joint honours programme. I did this through clearing as I was still so new on the first programme.
    Now I'm seriously regretting my decision - the course I'm on currently is terribly organised and is not a great fit for me at all. I'm seriously contemplating a transfer now to yet another university to do Photography. I've contacted them and they said that I would have to apply by January like everyone else through UCAS if I wanted to get on the course for 2018 entry.
    So now for my questions. Can I still use my old UCAS account even though this was set up by my sixth form college, or will I have to set up a new one because Im now applying independently?
    If I do have to set up a new one, do you think I could still use my old personal statement even though it's half childcare half photography related or should I be making a new personal statement? The uni did say they'd accept my previous personal statement but i'm not entirely convinced they understood the contents of my previous personal statement wasn't 100% photography related.

    I really hope that people can make sense of what I've written down and help me because I'm tearing my hair out over the stress of having to transfer for a second time and with a whole new UCAS application!
    Thanks in advance!

    P.S: not entirely sure which forum this should have gone in so I guessed!
    You need a new UCAS account, because your last one was for Apply 17 and you're now applying for a different academic year. It's nothing to do with the change of status.

    You'll need to consider who you're using for a reference. Most applicants will go back to their old school/college, but you could ask a tutor at the current university if you wanted.

    You technically could use your old personal statement, but as it's not relevant to the new course you're applying for you would be much better off updating it. You don't need to re-write the whole thing, but you need to make it relevant to the course you're actually applying for.

    I've reported this and requested it to be moved to the correct forum. - you should have posted in UCAS applications.
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    At a guess you will need to make a new account as your old one will be linked to your old college. Personally I would also edit your personal statement only slightly so that it focuses more on photography. Hope this helps I would ring up UCAS to check about the personal statement stuff though, good luck
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    At a guess you will need to make a new account as your old one will be linked to your old college. Personally I would also edit your personal statement only slightly so that it focuses more on photography. Hope this helps I would ring up UCAS to check about the personal statement stuff though, good luck
 
 
 
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