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Title speaks for itself.I'm currently studying at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and as far as I can tell, it's pretty horrible - I don't see myself having a decent future out of this placeI'm in my second year: is it possible to fix this, and possibly transfer to a better university, before it's too late?
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Maybe you could drop out and reapply through clearing for 2019/20 entry if it’s that bad?
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What are you studying? Transferring to a different university for 3rd year is very uncommon so I think you'd probably have to start again unless you can find a university that's willing to let you do that.
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You could potentially transfer to another university, however you might end up in year one again. I have seen a few from my University drop out after one year to transfer to RG universities. You could also do a Masters at somewhere else after graduation.
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I'm studying Law and Management
Unfortunately I don't think going back to year one would be a good solution, I was hoping that I could move into another university from year two instead.
Would any Masters applications be compromised if I were to graduate at my current university, as opposed to a better one?
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Why did you apply there in the first place, and why did you wait until you were halfway through second year before looking to do anything about it?

Stick it out. It's not top tier, but it's certainly not 'bad'. Create your own opportunities. Get work experience that will help once you've graduated.

You can check out entry requirements for masters courses online.

FWIW I got my MBA from RGU.
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(Original post by AnononA8)
I'm studying Law and Management
Unfortunately I don't think going back to year one would be a good solution, I was hoping that I could move into another university from year two instead.
Would any Masters applications be compromised if I were to graduate at my current university, as opposed to a better one?
Graduating from RGU will not stop you going to a 'better' one as long as you have a good personal statement, at least a 2,1 and good references. This comes from personal experience.
What universities would you aim for?
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I went to a not so great university for undergrad and now go to a good one for my masters. Aim to get a 2:1 and then go to a better one for your masters. I know it is easier said than done because I hated my undergrad city and I spent 4 years living there. Join societies and make the most of it because there will be times when you miss it just the slightest bit.
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(Original post by AnononA8)
Title speaks for itself.I'm currently studying at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and as far as I can tell, it's pretty horrible - I don't see myself having a decent future out of this placeI'm in my second year: is it possible to fix this, and possibly transfer to a better university, before it's too late?
My oldest had a pretty dreadful time at RGU- he dropped out half way through the second year. He has now gone to college doing a HND and is loving it. Much better support and doing well. If he continues as he is he can go into third yr of a uni degree doing a better and more interesting degree than he was doing at RGU. Although he has lost 2 yrs for him changing has been for the best. His mental health was affected by all of it. It depends on how strongly you feel- if you can stick it out then try if not move on.
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(Original post by MinaBee)
What are you studying? Transferring to a different university for 3rd year is very uncommon so I think you'd probably have to start again unless you can find a university that's willing to let you do that.
Bear in mind that RGU is a Scottish university, so 2nd year would be equivalent to 1st year in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
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