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    I'm currently at my first year of university but I've having second thoughts about the course I'm doing and am therefore looking into starting a different course at a different uni next year. I have questions

    1) How do i do this??? Do I have to apply through UCAS again whilst still being at uni? Do I have to speak to my personal tutor before making any decisions? Do I have to let my uni know that I'm applying else where? What do I have to do to make this possible?

    2) How would this work with student Finance? Would it be better for me to drop out now or to stay through the year. I've heard that if I leave uni now I will have to pay back my student loan which might be difficult but if I stay until the end of the year then I will have already used one of the years of student finance - if that makes sense. Will I still receive loans for all years at my new uni?

    Any help would be appreciated because I have no idea where to start
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    (Original post by lmaym)
    I'm currently at my first year of university but I've having second thoughts about the course I'm doing and am therefore looking into starting a different course at a different uni next year. I have questions

    1) How do i do this??? Do I have to apply through UCAS again whilst still being at uni? Do I have to speak to my personal tutor before making any decisions? Do I have to let my uni know that I'm applying else where? What do I have to do to make this possible?

    2) How would this work with student Finance? Would it be better for me to drop out now or to stay through the year. I've heard that if I leave uni now I will have to pay back my student loan which might be difficult but if I stay until the end of the year then I will have already used one of the years of student finance - if that makes sense. Will I still receive loans for all years at my new uni?

    Any help would be appreciated because I have no idea where to start
    I'll move this to our ucas section for you.

    1)Yes, you apply through ucas whilst at uni and you should let them know so that you can get a lecturer, preferably your personal tutor to write you your ucas reference.
    2) You get one gift year, so you should get your full loans again for a three year degree. If you leave now they'll expect you to pay back the maintenance loan that you haven't used so about half the loan. If you can't pay it back in full then they'll knock it off your entitlement for next year.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I'll move this to our ucas section for you.

    1)Yes, you apply through ucas whilst at uni and you should let them know so that you can get a lecturer, preferably your personal tutor to write you your ucas reference.
    2) You get one gift year, so you should get your full loans again for a three year degree. If you leave now they'll expect you to pay back the maintenance loan that you haven't used so about half the loan. If you can't pay it back in full then they'll knock it off your entitlement for next year.
    Is one of my lecturers expected to provide me with a reference even though none of them know me personally and I've never spoken to them? Or would it be better to use the reference from my college that I used on my last UCAS application
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    (Original post by lmaym)
    Is one of my lecturers expected to provide me with a reference even though none of them know me personally and I've never spoken to them? Or would it be better to use the reference from my college that I used on my last UCAS application
    Ideally you want someone from your most recent educational study but if you can't then you could use your college.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Ideally you want someone from your most recent educational study but if you can't then you could use your college.
    Ok thank you for your help
 
 
 
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