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    I already applied and got all 5 offers but I think I won't make it to University of Sheffield/Newcastle which was supposed to be my firm choice.
    Is it too late already for the foundation year? I've got offers for the normal course but I've heard that some unis will offer you a foundation year if you don't meet the requirements. I can't afford this year without a loan so I want to make sure if there are any chances for this before I choose firm and insurance and send the loan request.
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    (Original post by Yucares)
    I already applied and got all 5 offers but I think I won't make it to University of Sheffield/Newcastle which was supposed to be my firm choice.
    Is it too late already for the foundation year? I've got offers for the normal course but I've heard that some unis will offer you a foundation year if you don't meet the requirements. I can't afford this year without a loan so I want to make sure if there are any chances for this before I choose firm and insurance and send the loan request.
    You could always use extra and apply for a foundation year. As long as it isn't a general foundation year and is a prerequisite of gaining access onto a course such as say a Bsc in Physics with a foundation year then student finance will cover it. However as a result you'll lose your gift year which you may need. Also if you don't meet the requirement which is normally an average of 55% across modules or above depending on the course won't gain entry. If you've already got offers I probably wouldn't bother unless you can get into a really good uni or if you don't have the required qualifications for the course you want to go on.
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    (Original post by Anagogic)
    You could always use extra and apply for a foundation year. As long as it isn't a general foundation year and is a prerequisite of gaining access onto a course such as say a Bsc in Physics with a foundation year then student finance will cover it. However as a result you'll lose your gift year which you may need. Also if you don't meet the requirement which is normally an average of 55% across modules or above depending on the course won't gain entry. If you've already got offers I probably wouldn't bother unless you can get into a really good uni or if you don't have the required qualifications for the course you want to go on.
    Well, my insurance choice will probably be De Montfort University and I think I can easily get there. It's not a bad uni but Sheffield and Newcastle are in the Russell Group so they're obviously better. I just don't know if it's worth it to try to get there, maybe I should just go to DMU?
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    (Original post by Yucares)
    Well, my insurance choice will probably be De Montfort University and I think I can easily get there. It's not a bad uni but Sheffield and Newcastle are in the Russell Group so they're obviously better. I just don't know if it's worth it to try to get there, maybe I should just go to DMU?
    Hmm it's a tricky one, what course are you looking at doing?
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    (Original post by Anagogic)
    Hmm it's a tricky one, what course are you looking at doing?
    Computer Science
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    (Original post by Yucares)
    Computer Science
    https://unistats.ac.uk/subjects/empl...eturnTo/Search
    https://unistats.ac.uk/subjects/empl...eturnTo/Search
    https://unistats.ac.uk/subjects/empl...eturnTo/Search

    With something such as computer science I don't think it matters too much where you do. I think the above stats support this
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    (Original post by Anagogic)
    https://unistats.ac.uk/subjects/empl...eturnTo/Search
    https://unistats.ac.uk/subjects/empl...eturnTo/Search
    https://unistats.ac.uk/subjects/empl...eturnTo/Search

    With something such as computer science I don't think it matters too much where you do. I think the above stats support this
    Yeah, CS is actually more about personal skills but the modules on University of Sheffield look much more interesting than the ones on DMU.
 
 
 
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