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So I've been thinking about what I want to do after my A-levels, and I'm stuck between going to uni or travelling, but I thought maybe I could do both? Is this possible? Any advice would be great, thanks.
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I'm in the same boat! I really want to travel too but don't want to miss out on gaining a qualification, I also don't want to be left behind as all of my friends are going to uni this September :/

I saw an advert on UCAS the other day about a company called Global Grad i did some research into it and it lets you study and travel at the same time, maybe give it a look?
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Have you heard of Minerva? From what I've read though sketchy, if you have the money it could be something to look into. Otherwise, gap year and year abroad at a UK uni is always safer options.
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Yeah I've heard of Minerva, but it seems very expensive and a bit sketchy! Year abroad at UK uni doesn't seem that great tbh, just stuck in another city for a year. I think I'd prefer going to lots of different places throughout the year. Thank you though!
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Have you heard of Minerva? From what I've read though sketchy, if you have the money it could be something to look into. Otherwise, gap year and year abroad at a UK uni is always safer options.
Yeah I've heard of Minerva, but it seems very expensive and a bit sketchy! Year abroad at UK uni doesn't seem that great tbh, just stuck in another city for a year. I think I'd prefer going to lots of different places throughout the year. Thank you though!
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My friend mentioned Global Grad to me the other day!! It seems legit and more affordable compared to other travel/study programmes around. I ordered their brochure which was super helpful
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So I've been thinking about what I want to do after my A-levels, and I'm stuck between going to uni or travelling, but I thought maybe I could do both? Is this possible? Any advice would be great, thanks.
It is if you have enough money.
You dont say what your time frames or objectives are.
Are you expecting to do a degree?
Are you expecting to be paying yourself?
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(Original post by Lyd321)
I'm in the same boat! I really want to travel too but don't want to miss out on gaining a qualification, I also don't want to be left behind as all of my friends are going to uni this September :/

I saw an advert on UCAS the other day about a company called Global Grad i did some research into it and it lets you study and travel at the same time, maybe give it a look?
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My friend mentioned Global Grad to me the other day!! It seems legit and more affordable compared to other travel/study programmes around. I ordered their brochure which was super helpful
Thanks! I've just checked out their website and it looks amazing! They don't seem to provide courses, can I study a degree with Arden whilst travelling with them? Seen that theres lots of volunteering opportunities as well which would be so expensive to do otherwise!
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It is if you have enough money.
You dont say what your time frames or objectives are.
Are you expecting to do a degree?
Are you expecting to be paying yourself?
So I want to do an online degree in Business with Arden University, starting in October. I would be paying for my tuition fees with my student loan, but would pay for the travel by working and saving up, maybe a bit of help from my parents also. My goals are basically to get a degree, develop my personal skills and motivation through travelling, and build my CV.
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So I want to do an online degree in Business with Arden University, starting in October. I would be paying for my tuition fees with my student loan, but would pay for the travel by working and saving up, maybe a bit of help from my parents also. My goals are basically to get a degree, develop my personal skills and motivation through travelling, and build my CV.
I am not sure SFE will allow that if you are considering travelling outside the UK, although ofc you dont have to tell them.
I would do one thing or the other. You are in danger of not having your degree taken seriously imo.
Honestly it sounds a bit self indulgent and I would do one thing or the other.
What grades are you expecting from your A levels?


Get your results, see if they are good enough, then either retake or just work hard for a year to save as much money as you can. Arden and the alternative of a brick uni will always be there. Review things after a gap.
Dont mess up student finance you have a very limited amount.

That is what I would do.
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I am not sure SFE will allow that if you are considering travelling outside the UK, although ofc you dont have to tell them.
I would do one thing or the other. You are in danger of not having your degree taken seriously imo.
Honestly it sounds a bit self indulgent and I would do one thing or the other.
What grades are you expecting from your A levels?


Get your results, see if they are good enough, then either retake or just work hard for a year to save as much money as you can. Arden and the alternative of a brick uni will always be there. Review things after a gap.
Dont mess up student finance you have a very limited amount.

That is what I would do.
My permanent residency would still be in the UK so its completely fine in terms of SFE. I doubt I'm in danger of my degree not being taken seriously, Arden is a reputable online university and I can't see any way travelling could take away from that?

In what way would this be self-indulgent? I would be simply making the most of my time by studying, travelling and building my CV, rather than taking the same route as everyone else and getting lost in the masses who have gone straight to a traditional university and spent three years doing very little outside of that.

I'm expecting AAB in my A-levels
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My permanent residency would still be in the UK so its completely fine in terms of SFE. I doubt I'm in danger of my degree not being taken seriously, Arden is a reputable online university and I can't see any way travelling could take away from that?

In what way would this be self-indulgent? I would be simply making the most of my time by studying, travelling and building my CV, rather than taking the same route as everyone else and getting lost in the masses who have gone straight to a traditional university and spent three years doing very little outside of that.

I'm expecting AAB in my A-levels
OK. Gl with it.
I would check with sfe, but you seem to know what you are doing.
You should check whether you get just fees only as well.
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