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ch1mp2302
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After A levels, i plan to go into firefighting for around 3-4 years. After the 3-4 years i then intend to enter into uni (i would be around the age of 22-23). Is it worth going to uni after the full time job and will it be harder for me to apply for uni? The course i plan to do is biology.
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I think it's definitely worth it if it's what you want to do! Working full time means you'll be able to save some money up before you go so you don't have to worry about being quite so broke and you get some great experience to put on your application. It will probably be easier to apply because you'll already have your results so will have a better idea of what universities you can get into and you should get unconditional offers from them if they offer you a place. Good luck!
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This is exactly what I'm about to do! I've been in work since I was 18 and I'm now 29, I'm about to study English Lit!It's definitely worth doing!! I think University can perhaps be more 'fun' when you're younger in terms of social life etc.. however, because I'm settled in London and will be studying here, I've already got a group of friends etc so won't feel like I'm missing out. It has 100% been easier getting a place as a mature student than ordinary 18yo. I already had my results, so applying now through Clearing is easy, plus universities like having dynamic and diverse cohorts so being a little older is a bonus in that sense. Good luck!
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Thanks, I reckon a full time job before uni would also help after I finish uni and get a different job since I’ll have the experience
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Sounds like a plan.
It won't go down that way though life will no doubt get in the way and that 4 years could well turn into 10+ years.

Also universities like proof of recent study so you may encounter that issue in applying in 4 years time.
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