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    Hi i'm currently second year student studying art and I want to switch courses, I have 100% confidence in my decision to do although it is past the UCAS deadline I have phoned up universities in the course that I am interested in (completely unrelated to the course I am studying). This is I have a ps but my current university will not give me a reference, what do I do?? could I use a reference from a previous university where I studied my foundation - would that be ok to use?
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    (Original post by mb1324)
    Hi i'm currently second year student studying art and I want to switch courses, I have 100% confidence in my decision to do although it is past the UCAS deadline I have phoned up universities in the course that I am interested in (completely unrelated to the course I am studying). This is I have a ps but my current university will not give me a reference, what do I do?? could I use a reference from a previous university where I studied my foundation - would that be ok to use?
    Yes you can use your foundation reference but why won't your current uni give you one? That does sound dodgy.
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    Yes you can use your foundation reference but why won't your current uni give you one? That does sound dodgy.

    I have no idea, I've tried asking numerous times and I understand its quite late to change but that was over 2 months ago (hence why I missed the deadline). I feel like they want to delay the process I'm slightly worried of obtaining a place at another uni because of all this.
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    (Original post by mb1324)
    I have no idea, I've tried asking numerous times and I understand its quite late to change but that was over 2 months ago (hence why I missed the deadline). I feel like they want to delay the process I'm slightly worried of obtaining a place at another uni because of all this.
    So you've asked and they just haven't replied as opposed to refused. Who did you ask? Your tutor is the person to address this to.
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    (Original post by mb1324)
    Hi i'm currently second year student studying art and I want to switch courses, I have 100% confidence in my decision to do although it is past the UCAS deadline I have phoned up universities in the course that I am interested in (completely unrelated to the course I am studying). This is I have a ps but my current university will not give me a reference, what do I do?? could I use a reference from a previous university where I studied my foundation - would that be ok to use?
    Yes you just apply through UCAS.
    Use your previous referee or someone else and if the unis you are applying to ask, then explain they are reluctant to give you a reference. o and see a student advisor about this as you need to id their reason. Maybe they wont until they know you are leaving?

    Your other issue is student finance. If you have used up two years worth then you are at degree -1 on funding i.e they will only pay for year 2 onwards. If your foundation is included an that was one year then that leaves you at degree-2 i.e they will pay from 3rd year onwards. This is the much bigger issue unless you are self funding.
 
 
 

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