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Exactly what I’m thinking I’m not going to a worst uni just for the sake of going to study year 1 id rather go to a high ranked uni if I don’t get the grades and continue from their
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If you like the uni and course and its about your level plus you cba to resit then take the foundation course and ask them to put you on the normal one if you make the grade.
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Hey Hus3110,

I think there are benefits to both definitely.

Have you gone to both of the open days to see the campuses and speak to the lecturers? Our next one is on the 19th of October: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/open-days/ it's a good opportunity to see if the university is a good fit for you.

A good question to ask yourself as well is are you looking to quickly get into the workplace or take your time studying? The foundation will obviously take longer.

Let me know if there's anything you'd like to know about studying at Swansea!

Beth
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Go to a better uni and go into
Foundation year first or go into a worst uni and start from year 1

Does uni ranks matter like if you get the degree does it really matter ? Need help
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It would be a year longer however it seems more logical to do that than study at a worst uni
I been to Swansea uni before and I really enjoyed it it’s close to home Aswell
If I got a degree in Swansea uni compared to a degree in university of South Wales employees will favour Swansea by far
(Original post by Swansea University Enquiries)
Hey Hus3110,

I think there are benefits to both definitely.

Have you gone to both of the open days to see the campuses and speak to the lecturers? Our next one is on the 19th of October: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/open-days/ it's a good opportunity to see if the university is a good fit for you.

A good question to ask yourself as well is are you looking to quickly get into the workplace or take your time studying? The foundation will obviously take longer.

Let me know if there's anything you'd like to know about studying at Swansea!

Beth
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Career-wise it would be far better to go to a better university if you can. History is a very popular degree, often taken by students who don't really know what they want to do in life, so you will be applying for jobs against a lot of other history graduates with degrees from Oxbridge, Durham and other high ranking universities.

Interestingly history is the only subject where is not a shortage of teachers for.
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I do but I don’t I would I like to either become a teacher or use the history degree for another sector if results day doesn’t go to plan which is likely I do not want to choose my insurance choice just for the sake of it I’d rather go to a good uni when if I have to go to a foundation year first
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Career-wise it would be far better to go to a better university if you can. History is a very popular degree, often taken by students who don't really know what they want to do in life, so you will be applying for jobs against a lot of other history graduates with degrees from Oxbridge, Durham and other high ranking universities.

Interestingly history is the only subject where is not a shortage of teachers for.
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Hey Hus3110,

I also got in touch with someone from the College of Arts and Humanities to give me a few more points on doing Foundation at Swansea University and he sent me the following:

• History at Swansea is ranked 14th in the UK in the latest Guardian University Guide 2020
• By doing a foundation year you are getting an exciting introduction to higher education and giving yourself additional time to settle into University.
• Our History Department has over 25 expert academics who are specialists in their field of study. This gives you the opportunity to study a variety of topics and historical periods, from the ancient world to late 20th century!
• Our history academics actively publish books and articles so the teaching you receive will be on the most recent cutting edge academic research. Some even work with film makers and the BBC to produce documentaries!

Hope these help!

Beth

(Original post by Hus3110)
It would be a year longer however it seems more logical to do that than study at a worst uni
I been to Swansea uni before and I really enjoyed it it’s close to home Aswell
If I got a degree in Swansea uni compared to a degree in university of South Wales employees will favour Swansea by far
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This is great news hope I can get into the course from year 1 but if not I would still go with the foundation year I got Another question if I do not get the grades available does ucas say on my choice I got an foundation offer or do I have to ring the uni
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Hey Hus3110,

I also got in touch with someone from the College of Arts and Humanities to give me a few more points on doing Foundation at Swansea University and he sent me the following:

• History at Swansea is ranked 14th in the UK in the latest Guardian University Guide 2020
• By doing a foundation year you are getting an exciting introduction to higher education and giving yourself additional time to settle into University.
• Our History Department has over 25 expert academics who are specialists in their field of study. This gives you the opportunity to study a variety of topics and historical periods, from the ancient world to late 20th century!
• Our history academics actively publish books and articles so the teaching you receive will be on the most recent cutting edge academic research. Some even work with film makers and the BBC to produce documentaries!

Hope these help!

Beth
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Hey Hus3110,

Unless you've applied to the foundation as a separate choice it won't show on your UCAS so I would ring the university through clearing, in that case, more info here on that: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/clearing/

Thanks!

Beth
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This is great news hope I can get into the course from year 1 but if not I would still go with the foundation year I got Another question if I do not get the grades available does ucas say on my choice I got an foundation offer or do I have to ring the uni
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