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I always wanted to go to Oxbridge but never saw this as an option due to my grades.

I found out about the LMH Oxford foundation year after I had begun my first year of uni, so left it, but I still really want to go.

Im confident I would meet the socio-economic requirements and I got high enough grades for it, but im not sure it’s worth leaving my current degree. I know there’s no guarentee of getting onto the course even if I qualify for it, and at my current uni im attaining a first.

Should I take a gap year/leave my uni to try and apply for the foundation year or just stick with the uni im at?
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I always wanted to go to Oxbridge but never saw this as an option due to my grades.

I found out about the LMH Oxford foundation year after I had begun my first year of uni, so left it, but I still really want to go.

Im confident I would meet the socio-economic requirements and I got high enough grades for it, but im not sure it’s worth leaving my current degree. I know there’s no guarentee of getting onto the course even if I qualify for it, and at my current uni im attaining a first.

Should I take a gap year/leave my uni to try and apply for the foundation year or just stick with the uni im at?
They may not accept applicants who have already begun undergraduate study elsewhere, so I'd probably check that with them first before considering this any further.
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Ive rang them up and they said they would, but also spoke of home competitive it is with odds being about 25 to 1
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Ive rang them up and they said they would, but also spoke of home competitive it is with odds being about 25 to 1
Well that's some good news at least. I presume that they receive applications for the FY through UCAS? If so, you don't need to withdraw from your current studies to apply. Although you might feel uncomfortable requesting a reference from a current tutor.
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It might be awkward but I would take the chance. The thing is the FY is full this year so I would need to apply in November for 2020 entry.
I dont see the point in doing this if I’ve already finished 2 years of undergraduate study which I will have at that point. So the question is whether to pause my studies for the chance or if thats not worth it
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Where do you study now? If it's a decent uni then it probably isn't worth giving up your place for one that is competitive and not guaranteed.
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Where do you study now? If it's a decent uni then it probably isn't worth giving up your place for one that is competitive and not guaranteed.
Im at Northumbria, so it isnt a bad uni but not a stand out one either
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Im at Northumbria, so it isnt a bad uni but not a stand out one either
Honestly I'd stick with what you're already doing then, it's really competitive and it's a waste of your previous years if you don't get in.

Not to mention that it may cause problems with student finance either. You might have to self-fund a year.
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I always wanted to go to Oxbridge but never saw this as an option due to my grades.

I found out about the LMH Oxford foundation year after I had begun my first year of uni, so left it, but I still really want to go.

Im confident I would meet the socio-economic requirements and I got high enough grades for it, but im not sure it’s worth leaving my current degree. I know there’s no guarentee of getting onto the course even if I qualify for it, and at my current uni im attaining a first.

Should I take a gap year/leave my uni to try and apply for the foundation year or just stick with the uni im at?
Which degree? For the majority of subjects the first is more important than Oxford.
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The FY is free at Oxford and they cover accommodation, so in terms of paying for the degree I would be okay, but I see your point that it’s a waste if I dont get it

Thank you
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Which degree? For the majority of subjects the first is more important than Oxford.
It’s for law for University reputation can have a big impact
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It’s for law for University reputation can have a big impact
Yes but so can a first and good work experience. I don't think it's worth re-starting.
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