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Hi,

I’d like to inquire about the difference between January and September intake, is there any difference in the qualification I’ll be getting? and Why’s January intake will be finished in June? That means 6 months studying as opposed to September which is 10-11 months.
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There is no difference between the January and the September intake qualification you receive.

If this is in context of first year of uni, whatever months are missed because you joined in the January intake will prolong your graduation by those many months. Such universities would have two graduations in a year. Some other universities offer January intake to those students who are joining after AS-Levels without doing their A-Level or those going after their GCSE's, they consider the 6 month period to be your foundation year not your actual first year of uni. Another cause for Januray intakes is exceptions offerred to students who were waiting for the clearing, were a part of the university applicants waiting list or were undertaking a specialist course that accredites and offers exceptions to applicants in their current bachelor's degree programme.
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Thank you for your response. In my situation, I Both have A-Levels and BTEC qualifications. Nonetheless, I was traveling for 5 months and just came back in the UK. Would you recommend for me to do the January intake? Or September. I badly want to go to University ASAP. And in regards of student finance, how would that work? If I took the January intake? Would I need to apply for January and September student finance for the same year? I’m so confused.
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Which university and course are you interested in?
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Which university and course are you interested in?
Badly wanted to go LSE, i have all the required qualifications. But they don’t have January intake. So I might go to Coventry because I can no longer wait for a few months as i had a gap year already.

So... for instance, I got into Coventry because on their website it didn’t say until when their January intakes are; but I searched on the internet normally they said you’ll have 2 months then go back for September.
It would be better if the January intake continues until I finish the first year and not have 6 months (foundation like) lectures as I’m ahead of other students already.

Do you know if Coventry University’s January intake is straight up (9 months period?)
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Badly wanted to go LSE, i have all the required qualifications. But they don’t have January intake. So I might go to Coventry because I can no longer wait for a few months as i had a gap year already.

So... for instance, I got into Coventry because on their website it didn’t say until when their January intakes are; but I searched on the internet normally they said you’ll have 2 months then go back for September.
It would be better if the January intake continues until I finish the first year and not have 6 months (foundation like) lectures as I’m ahead of other students already.

Do you know if Coventry University’s January intake is straight up (9 months period?)
That’s ridiculous. Is this a spoof?
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That’s ridiculous. Is this a spoof?
No. I just need to study soon like in January. It’s important.
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No. I just need to study soon like in January. It’s important.
If you're a realistic candidate for LSE I'd say you were better off applying for a september start there and other stronger universities and getting a job to tide you over till then if required.

I've known people who started in January and January starters joined the september starters in the september starters second semester modules - if there are any introductory modules that the september starters did in september you'd be doing those the september after... i.e. in reversed order.
The majority of people in your modules will have started in september and already formed their friendship groups and found their way around the uni systems.before you show up. There's a good chance you'll be less well inducted into the swing of uni which can cause you to feel disengaged.
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What subject do you want to study? Coventry only has January starts for a few of it's courses and not all of those are in Coventry.
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No. I just need to study soon like in January. It’s important.
I hear great things about Coventry engineering courses. It doesnt sound like you are applying for one of those. I'm struggling to think of a reason why someone who is a credible candidate for LSE wouldn't be making a huge error in not waiting until September to start at a higher profile university. Economics/ maths and social science courses are the sort of subjects where in general you want to go to a recognised university.
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If you're a realistic candidate for LSE I'd say you were better off applying for a september start there and other stronger universities and getting a job to tide you over till then if required.

I've known people who started in January and January starters joined the september starters in the september starters second semester modules - if there are any introductory modules that the september starters did in september you'd be doing those the september after... i.e. in reversed order.
The majority of people in your modules will have started in september and already formed their friendship groups and found their way around the uni systems.before you show up. There's a good chance you'll be less well inducted into the swing of uni which can cause you to feel disengaged.
E.g After I’ve finished the January, then I’ll go back in September for the 2nd year of undergraduate right (same year)? Having friends wouldn’t be that bad as I’m considering living on campus and I’m pretty extroverted. Thank you!!!
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What subject do you want to study? Coventry only has January starts for a few of it's courses and not all of those are in Coventry.
Accounting and Finance, I called them on Friday and they said they have availability for that course.
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Accounting and Finance, I called them on Friday and they said they have availability for that course.
Thats my area of knowledge. Not as bad as it might be but I'd guess there are a list of about 30 universities I would aim at for that course.
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Thats my area of knowledge. Not as bad as it might be but I'd guess there are a list of about 30 universities I would aim at for that course.
Do you know anymore universities that offers January intake? Please badly needed. thank you!
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Do you know anymore universities that offers January intake? Please badly needed. thank you!
Brick universities in the UK? Very few - I think Brighton used to (might have been for overseas students only) and maybe uni South Wales. For none brick I guess open university and London External might be possibilities but both seem to have become less flexible over the years.

Why the mad rush to start?
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Brick universities in the UK? Very few - I think Brighton used to (might have been for overseas students only) and maybe uni South Wales. For none brick I guess open university and London External might be possibilities but both seem to have become less flexible over the years.

Why the mad rush to start?
Personal issues, my parents didn’t know that I’m not studying atm, they’re coming here in the UK in December. I need to be in uni by then. (Asian parents) complicated issue. I’ll be sent back to my country they found out. Im being serious 🤦🏻*♀️😂 I’m still an international student so they’re sending money for my university payment.
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Personal issues, my parents didn’t know that I’m not studying atm, they’re coming here in the UK in December. I need to be in uni by then. (Asian parents) complicated issue. I’ll be sent back to my country they found out. Im being serious 🤦🏻*♀️😂 I’m still an international student so they’re sending money for my university payment.
Coventry University is a good university right? that’s what I accumulated from google.
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Personal issues, my parents didn’t know that I’m not studying atm, they’re coming here in the UK in December. I need to be in uni by then. (Asian parents) complicated issue. I’ll be sent back to my country they found out. Im being serious 🤦🏻*♀️😂 I’m still an international student so they’re sending money for my university payment.
Wow - you might need to confess to this one. If you are international you could start in Aus or NZ in Jan?
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E.g After I’ve finished the January, then I’ll go back in September for the 2nd year of undergraduate right (same year)? Having friends wouldn’t be that bad as I’m considering living on campus and I’m pretty extroverted. Thank you!!!
well in the september 2020 you'll start doing the modules that the september 2019 intake did in september 2019... but you'll be doing them with the students in the september 2020 intake and your first year will finish with exams, presumably in January 2021 and then you'll be into second year modules before the long summer vacation.
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(Original post by ajj2000)Wow - you might need to confess to this one. If you are international you could start in Aus or NZ in Jan?

Already told them I have started uni in the UK😅
Omg, I’m in an awful situation right now. Is Coventry a good university right?
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