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It looks as if i'm going to be taking a gap year and reapplying for 09 entry. Im going to be working full time and try to get a few modules sorted out.

my goals ive set myself for my gap year are:

Earn as much money as possible(obviously)
Go on a couple of holidays
Start to learn a new language(either french or spanish not sure which would be more useful and havent got a clue how much i could learn in a year)
Get some good offers for 09 entry
MAKE THE GRADES FOR THE OFFERS!
I'm considering winning the lottery as well

anyone else got anything set? :cool:
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I'm taking a gap year placement, so it's pretty similar stuff, just that I'm living away for a year.

1. Save xxx of cash (depends on rent and after I start budgeting)
2. Reapply and get some Unconditional offers, and frame them
3. Learn to drive
4. Learn to cook
5. Visit friends at unis
6. Don't forget too much maths
7. Grow

Thanks for this. I think I'm gonna give it some serious thought, because a year is actually ages and learning a new language seems quite cool.
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yep ive got to add passing my driving test and not forgetting my maths to my list as well good reminder
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get the best tan ever, jokes
have an amazing time
loads of new experiences
try not to end up broke
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My goals:

-Apply for Uni
-Get into my first choice unis
-Earn loads of money from my internships
-Make up for the social life i lost during GCSE, AS, A2 Revision
-Go travelling to Oz (Never been there before)
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(Original post by steve2006)
My goals:

-Apply for Uni
-Get into my first choice unis
-Earn loads of money from my internships
-Make up for the social life i lost during GCSE, AS, A2 Revision
-Go travelling to Oz (Never been there before)
yeah i think the only thing that kept me sane in terms of social life was the lads holiday. what internship you got?
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I got a deloitte scholars one from September to March then hopefully temping at Societe Generale till July then its off travelling.

Thats the plan anyways.

Just hope i get the grades this August other wise it wont be a happy gap year
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deloitte! quality sounds good. when did you have to apply for that? how you manage the temping for that so far in advance?
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deloitte i applied round october time. with the final offer in feb. Details are here http://scholars.deloitte.co.uk/index.cfm

It was basically, application, online test, first interview, email task, group task, final inteview offer

Temping wise i did some temping at Canary Wharf last summer and the people who i did it thru said they can set me something up with Societe Generale in Summer so fingers crossed.
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what was it like an agency?
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what was it like an agency?
yer theres loads of em. Some are better than others (ie take more money off ur wage :eek: )
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1)Get into Oxford or other first choice uni grade permitting
2)Save £6-8k before Feb 2009.
3)Travel overland between Sydney and London.
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ive heard that quite a few people are goin Oz would love to go there but doubt id be able to get that sort of money
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- Get into where I want for uni
- Learn Italian to the point of being able to read Dante's inferno
- Become an expert in Renaissance Italian politics.
- Secure myself an internship in a theatre firstly, and subsquently for a politician.
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*Learn to converse and write in Chinese since I'll be spending 6 months in Taiwan.
*Get a job when I come back
*Get good university offers
*Actually decide what I want to study, though I need to do that in the next couple of months =)
*Lots of pure maths studying so I don't forget
*Read the newspaper
*Get a laptop
*Learn about trading
*Start writing again
*Then study for resits which haven't exactly to plan this year.
*Then next summer off to Australia.
*University!
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1) Move out of my house
2) Travel with two other firends to India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
3) Do an AHA course in Italy for 2 weeks
4) Get work experience at either an MP's ofice or in Europe
5) Take various weekends away
6) Read all the great works of literature I've always wanted to, but have never had the time
7) Travel around Europe
8) Spend a month travelling UK and Ireland, visiting friends, family etc
9) Work in a hostel in Amsterdam, Berlin or Paris, maybe even a Venage in France.
10) Work for a Museum or Theatre on a voluntary basis.
11) Get into the universities I want to, and have the time of my life for 3 years!

and most importantly...


Find the best paying job in the world to cover this, or win the lottery.
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OH and learn to drive. and then pass :/
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What I want to do in my gap year?
1. Earn some money (Will set myself a target)
2. Travel - 3 new countries.
3. Decide what I want to do. (long term)
4. Necessary Work Experience for what I want to do after. (KCC Gap Year)
5. Learn a Language
6. Ski for 5 months, and become as advanced as I can.
7. Meeeeeeet some cool people
8. Try and stay in touch with all my mates as much as possible
9. Enjoy it!
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(Original post by CSP)
1) Move out of my house
2) Travel with two other firends to India, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
3) Do an AHA course in Italy for 2 weeks
4) Get work experience at either an MP's ofice or in Europe
5) Take various weekends away
6) Read all the great works of literature I've always wanted to, but have never had the time
7) Travel around Europe
8) Spend a month travelling UK and Ireland, visiting friends, family etc
9) Work in a hostel in Amsterdam, Berlin or Paris, maybe even a Venage in France.
10) Work for a Museum or Theatre on a voluntary basis.
11) Get into the universities I want to, and have the time of my life for 3 years!

and most importantly...


Find the best paying job in the world to cover this, or win the lottery.

what's an AHA course?


-get into the uni I want (and get good results)
-learn and become brilliant at Spanish
-teach English in Honduras
-work in Spain
-learn guitar or some sort of interesting skill...kung fu?! (ok this probably won't happen)
-visit friends at uni
-do some art
-grow up/become more confident
-get fit
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i feel quite unprepared
its difficult cos i know what i want to do, its just i dont know how to do it

1. earn hopefully up to 6,000 so ive got that to take to uni with me in 09
2. work full time (library, something media related)
3. write to lots of magz/papers for some work experience
4. get accppted into some bbc work experience
5. learn to drive
6. go to france
7. a weekened in brighton (lol)
8. apply for TVYP next year
9. start a solo music project

but most importantly

10. decide if the course ive applied for is the right course or repply again this year. if I get a B + in literature im considering changing my degree, as journalism, media and sociology at cardiff looks perfect.


i really want to go into a music related media field..possibly music journalism.

aside from writing to music magz, what other work experience should i try out for??


gah, media stuff in a gap year really isnt the right thing
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