Transferring unis - does it look bad on your CV? Watch

layercake
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I can imagine it would, unless you had good reasons.

Has anyone had any similar concerns and, if so, how did it work out?

also, what would you write on your CV?

eg:

university of de Montfort 2008-2009 (transferred after 1 year because of X)

imperial college london 2009-2012
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im not an employer but i cant see any reason why it would.
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layercake
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well, when compared with someone who hadn't transferred - it might show that you find it difficult to adapt etc..
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i'm not transferring,but dropping out and starting again,which is prob worse
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i don't see why it would matter. i don't even think you'd need to reason.
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How easy is it to transfer uni at the end of your first year?
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Also, how would you go about it? Cheers for any responses.
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I doubt it, its not like dropping out.

You could omit it from your CV if you so wished.
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you just apply normally through ucas,but instead of putting '01' in to point of entry ,you put '02' meaning entering into year two,but you have to have a specific number of credits accumalated from your first year
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No, not really. You only need to put your graduating university on your CV anyway.

I know a structural engineer who went from Birmingham to Coventry, and it doesn't seem to have done him any harm.
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(Original post by layercake)
I can imagine it would, unless you had good reasons.

Has anyone had any similar concerns and, if so, how did it work out?

also, what would you write on your CV?

eg:

university of de Montfort 2008-2009 (transferred after 1 year because of X)

imperial college london 2009-2012
is this an example or your actual situation?because i dont think anyone will ask you why you transferred lol and they will be most certainly be pleased to see the later on your CV.
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Surely you only write your qualifications on your CV - so seeing as you wouldn't have got a degree from the first uni you just omit it?
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The only issue I see is if you omit it from your CV prospective employers may want to know why you have a 'gap' in your history. If you worked part-time while you were at uni then it probably doesn't matter. I dropped out of uni after my first year and decided to list it on my cv as otherwise it looks like I just did nothing for a year! Just be careful how you word it etc. With my CV I have always kept it brief and if asked at interviews I just explain that I withdrew as I felt my course was not the direction I wanted to take in life, and I felt employment would be more fulfilling etc....

Tbh its very common nowadays for people to drop out, change courses, change unis etc. I think most employers won't neccessarily see this as a problem, unless you make it look like one.
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My boyfriend went to a different 3 Universitys, one for each year of his degree, he just states the dates on his cv. It hasn't affected him at all in terms of getting jobs over the past 10 years.
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