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Hi, I'm not sure that I've posted this in the right place and I apologise if this is the case. This is going to be loooong so, again, I apologise!

Last year, I applied to study with Bournemouth's history course and was accepted. I felt, and still feel, extremely fortunate for the opportunity to attend university, as I come from a very impoverished family and though my GCSES were fairly good, my college years were rough.

I'm from Cornwall and due to recent personal events, have begun to see if I can transfer to a Uni closer to home. I chose The University of Plymouth, which I know after receiving a bad reaction from my partner has a ... chequered history. Which brings me to my problem/s.

The course transferal itself has been 'accepted' by Plymouth, who have told me that the course tutor will consider my application if I apply through UCAS.

According to both the Uni itself, its Wikipedia, and various other bits of research I've done, Plymouth is a source of 'world class research' in the humanities department, its employment rates are fairly high (about 90%, according to the Telegraph), and after looking at the course itself it's more tailored to what I'd like to do - there are more CV options and modules based in the centuries I want to specialise in, etc. However, because of its history I'm worried that this may affect the way possible employers regard me and that I won't be taken seriously by anybody. I guess I'm looking for students that have attended Unis with a 'bad reputation' to give some advice on that front.

Bournemouth wise, I already know where I'm applying to live and know that I can afford it. The modules on its course aren't quite up my alley but I'm still excited to study them.

At Plymouth, there's the chance to study abroad for six months, and a whole bunch of great looking CV opportunities.

Should I stay with Bournemouth or apply to Plymouth? Even if I apply as soon as I can, is there still the possibility that Plymouth won't accept me?

Edit. I just want to say that I've got zero issues with '''bad''' Unis, unless they are in fact, completely awful. It's just that the reaction I'm getting from my friends has shaken me a little bit.
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Hi, I'm not sure that I've posted this in the right place and I apologise if this is the case. This is going to be loooong so, again, I apologise!

Last year, I applied to study with Bournemouth's history course and was accepted. I felt, and still feel, extremely fortunate for the opportunity to attend university, as I come from a very impoverished family and though my GCSES were fairly good, my college years were rough.

I'm from Cornwall and due to recent personal events, have begun to see if I can transfer to a Uni closer to home. I chose The University of Plymouth, which I know after receiving a bad reaction from my partner has a ... chequered history. Which brings me to my problem/s.

The course transferal itself has been 'accepted' by Plymouth, who have told me that the course tutor will consider my application if I apply through UCAS.

According to both the Uni itself, its Wikipedia, and various other bits of research I've done, Plymouth is a source of 'world class research' in the humanities department, its employment rates are fairly high (about 90%, according to the Telegraph), and after looking at the course itself it's more tailored to what I'd like to do - there are more CV options and modules based in the centuries I want to specialise in, etc. However, because of its history I'm worried that this may affect the way possible employers regard me and that I won't be taken seriously by anybody. I guess I'm looking for students that have attended Unis with a 'bad reputation' to give some advice on that front.

Bournemouth wise, I already know where I'm applying to live and know that I can afford it. The modules on its course aren't quite up my alley but I'm still excited to study them.

At Plymouth, there's the chance to study abroad for six months, and a whole bunch of great looking CV opportunities.

Should I stay with Bournemouth or apply to Plymouth? Even if I apply as soon as I can, is there still the possibility that Plymouth won't accept me?

Edit. I just want to say that I've got zero issues with '''bad''' Unis, unless they are in fact, completely awful. It's just that the reaction I'm getting from my friends has shaken me a little bit.
You have to weigh up the home issues and whether they cna be solved.

The usual area for consideration is in whether a transfer is allowed and not whether to transfer at all.

Look at the data provided by Plymouth.

Outside the elite unis, then your degree class is really the thing they take most notice of.

Any chance you could get in at Exeter? That would be a good step up.

Go and visit Plymouth to make up your own mind.
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