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Towelie88
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Hi all!

Im 19 and have decided to go back to education as I dont see my current job getting me anywhere, and just generally feel that i need more qualifications, So have applied for a foundation degree in computing at the university of brighton.

The only snag is that I dont actually have any AS/A level qualifications, other than key skills IT.

I left my BTEC national diploma in business studies at the end of the first year because I hated the course so I never actually got any solid qualifications from college.

Since leaving college in september 06 I have been at two jobs, both in the computing/IT fields. Do you think that the university would take this experience instead of UCAS points? I think I read somewhere that they only consider work experience if you are over 21. Which seems a bit silly.

I emailed someone at the university and she said that it was worth applying, So I applied in mid december and have yet to hear anything from them..

I really hope they consider me, Im so depressed stuck in this job
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Aww. I sympathise. Don't be dishearted that they've not replied. I don't know much about all of this, but whether you're doing a higher education course or a foundation course there's still a long wait before a response. Keep checking track, there's always hope.
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Cheers man, Who knows the admissions people might be in a good mood!

I just hope they take my work experience into consideration!
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for me they were very leniant, but this was in clearing. they dropped the grades about 180 points for me. in keele however- they seem to be leniant as they want you has a person as well as a student..also foundation degrees are for anyone, so they shouldnt be too tough.

PM me if you need more help. xx
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I got on the course!!
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(Original post by Towelie88)
I got on the course!!
Great

Well done!
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sorry for bumping but congrats
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