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Right well this is a bit complicated haha... So basically I went to this really small uni that it quite far away from home. The grade boundaries for the uni is low like C's and next year they will basically accept anyone. So basically when looking round uni's I loved this because it was small and I thought i would fit in better. However, there has been loads of complications so to start of my ex boyfriend is in all my lectures which isn't great and I haven't really made many friends in my lectures because I have tried to stay quiet and get on with things because of my ex boyfriend. Secondly I feel like this uni is not fulfilling me enough as I got 2A's a B and a C. At the start of the year it was really hard because of these aspects and the fact that I didn't know if I was doing the right course. Theoretically I should have had a year out and this has been really difficult for me. I really wanted to leave however I would have to pay a ridiculous about to leave. However I have made good friends and I do lots of sport to keep me busy but I can't help but feel like I have made the wrong ecision so far uni has been horrendous and my mental health has suffered and it's only first year. Although I decided to apply to a uni that has higher grades and is closer to home. I could either start here in year 2 or back in first year but I dont know what to do! I wanted the whole uni experience but I feel like it has been taken away from me so I was thinking of doing first year again but then would it just be a waste of money. But I know the level of teaching is going to increase dramatically so year 2 might be too intense... Pls help!! Tbh I desperately want a fresh start but I always want to do the right thing to benefit my future... so I need help with
1. Shall I move uni's
2. Shall I go into year 2 or 1
3. And if year 1 what shall I do for the time being
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Right well this is a bit complicated haha... So basically I went to this really small uni that it quite far away from home. The grade boundaries for the uni is low like C's and next year they will basically accept anyone. So basically when looking round uni's I loved this because it was small and I thought i would fit in better. However, there has been loads of complications so to start of my ex boyfriend is in all my lectures which isn't great and I haven't really made many friends in my lectures because I have tried to stay quiet and get on with things because of my ex boyfriend. Secondly I feel like this uni is not fulfilling me enough as I got 2A's a B and a C. At the start of the year it was really hard because of these aspects and the fact that I didn't know if I was doing the right course. Theoretically I should have had a year out and this has been really difficult for me. I really wanted to leave however I would have to pay a ridiculous about to leave. However I have made good friends and I do lots of sport to keep me busy but I can't help but feel like I have made the wrong ecision so far uni has been horrendous and my mental health has suffered and it's only first year. Although I decided to apply to a uni that has higher grades and is closer to home. I could either start here in year 2 or back in first year but I dont know what to do! I wanted the whole uni experience but I feel like it has been taken away from me so I was thinking of doing first year again but then would it just be a waste of money. But I know the level of teaching is going to increase dramatically so year 2 might be too intense... Pls help!! Tbh I desperately want a fresh start but I always want to do the right thing to benefit my future... so I need help with
1. Shall I move uni's
2. Shall I go into year 2 or 1
3. And if year 1 what shall I do for the time being
1. yes
2. year 1. degrees in Scotland and the US are 4 years long and this is a good thing, there should be no rush to graduate. you might be embarrassed to go into year 1 but slow and study and all that.
3. focus on getting a 2:1 in your first year which will be crucial for getting accepted into another uni
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1. Shall I move uni's
2. Shall I go into year 2 or 1
3. And if year 1 what shall I do for the time being
It sounds like it would be good for you to expore the option of moving Uni but the first step is to contact the uni you want to go to and see if they even have spaces in your subject and would consider someone with your grades. If the answers are Yes, Admissions will also be able to advise you on whether they would accept you into Year 1 or 2. They will only accept you into Year 2 if the modules at your current Uni are similar and you are achieving good grades this year.

If they indicate that you would be able to get a place there, you also need to ask about accomodation. You have said that you want the whole Uni experience so you need to check that you would be able to get accomodation in Halls, even if you were technically a second year (because you are new to that Uni and being in Halls will make socialising much easier). Some unis will automatically offer this to new students entering Year 2, but I don't think they all do.

Another thing you will need to do is to fill out a new UCAS form as an independent applicant. You can ask one of your current tutors (normally your personal tutor) for a reference or failing that, your old school.
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do what will make you happy! start a new course thats right for you or see if you can transfer to a different uni for your second year
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It sounds like you're having an awful time, I'm sorry. I really hope it gets better. There's no shame in starting afresh at another university as a fresher: it might even make it easier to settle in/make friends at the other uni because you'll be in the same boat as everyone else starting. As you said, you'll get the full uni experience. I wouldn't worry about finances at the moment, are you in receipt of a student loan? You won't have to pay that back until you're in a place where you're viably able to pay it back. You need to do what's best for you and what will make you happy. It'll all be worth it in the long run. Feel free to PM me if in need of any support.
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yeah i have done all that so now it is literally just making the decision of what to do and if it will be worthwhile.
(Original post by harrysbar)
It sounds like it would be good for you to expore the option of moving Uni but the first step is to contact the uni you want to go to and see if they even have spaces in your subject and would consider someone with your grades. If the answers are Yes, Admissions will also be able to advise you on whether they would accept you into Year 1 or 2. They will only accept you into Year 2 if the modules at your current Uni are similar and you are achieving good grades this year.

If they indicate that you would be able to get a place there, you also need to ask about accomodation. You have said that you want the whole Uni experience so you need to check that you would be able to get accomodation in Halls, even if you were technically a second year (because you are new to that Uni and being in Halls will make socialising much easier). Some unis will automatically offer this to new students entering Year 2, but I don't think they all do.

Another thing you will need to do is to fill out a new UCAS form as an independent applicant. You can ask one of your current tutors (normally your personal tutor) for a reference or failing that, your old school.
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(Original post by Unii123)
Right well this is a bit complicated haha... So basically I went to this really small uni that it quite far away from home. The grade boundaries for the uni is low like C's and next year they will basically accept anyone. So basically when looking round uni's I loved this because it was small and I thought i would fit in better. However, there has been loads of complications so to start of my ex boyfriend is in all my lectures which isn't great and I haven't really made many friends in my lectures because I have tried to stay quiet and get on with things because of my ex boyfriend. Secondly I feel like this uni is not fulfilling me enough as I got 2A's a B and a C. At the start of the year it was really hard because of these aspects and the fact that I didn't know if I was doing the right course. Theoretically I should have had a year out and this has been really difficult for me. I really wanted to leave however I would have to pay a ridiculous about to leave. However I have made good friends and I do lots of sport to keep me busy but I can't help but feel like I have made the wrong ecision so far uni has been horrendous and my mental health has suffered and it's only first year. Although I decided to apply to a uni that has higher grades and is closer to home. I could either start here in year 2 or back in first year but I dont know what to do! I wanted the whole uni experience but I feel like it has been taken away from me so I was thinking of doing first year again but then would it just be a waste of money. But I know the level of teaching is going to increase dramatically so year 2 might be too intense... Pls help!! Tbh I desperately want a fresh start but I always want to do the right thing to benefit my future... so I need help with
1. Shall I move uni's
2. Shall I go into year 2 or 1
3. And if year 1 what shall I do for the time being
It depends on if you are financially capable of moving, and I think they offer everyone a chance to change unis in year 3.
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Right well this is a bit complicated haha... So basically I went to this really small uni that it quite far away from home. The grade boundaries for the uni is low like C's and next year they will basically accept anyone. So basically when looking round uni's I loved this because it was small and I thought i would fit in better. However, there has been loads of complications so to start of my ex boyfriend is in all my lectures which isn't great and I haven't really made many friends in my lectures because I have tried to stay quiet and get on with things because of my ex boyfriend. Secondly I feel like this uni is not fulfilling me enough as I got 2A's a B and a C. At the start of the year it was really hard because of these aspects and the fact that I didn't know if I was doing the right course. Theoretically I should have had a year out and this has been really difficult for me. I really wanted to leave however I would have to pay a ridiculous about to leave. However I have made good friends and I do lots of sport to keep me busy but I can't help but feel like I have made the wrong ecision so far uni has been horrendous and my mental health has suffered and it's only first year. Although I decided to apply to a uni that has higher grades and is closer to home. I could either start here in year 2 or back in first year but I dont know what to do! I wanted the whole uni experience but I feel like it has been taken away from me so I was thinking of doing first year again but then would it just be a waste of money. But I know the level of teaching is going to increase dramatically so year 2 might be too intense... Pls help!! Tbh I desperately want a fresh start but I always want to do the right thing to benefit my future... so I need help with
1. Shall I move uni's
2. Shall I go into year 2 or 1
3. And if year 1 what shall I do for the time being
What course would you want to do and where? It it were me:

1: Yes - you are not really enjoying where you are and could do better elsewhere.
2. Depends on the course etc. I'm not very convinced when people refer to wasting a year. What kind of a rush are you in? If you have a decent time thats not a waste.
3. Have fun, pass first year then enjoy the summer!
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Do you mind me asking what uni this is?
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