(Original post by virtuous throne)
I am currently a second year 21 yr oldstudent at the University of
Wales Institute Cardiff studying BSC Economics. I had transferred from a Maths
with Finance and Economics Bsc from City University due to several extenuating
circumstances that were beyond my control or influence. I had to go through
clearing to get away from home, any place was good enough at the time as my
personal life was in such a mess and my family was
being a malign influence. As a consequence I failed a few of the ten 1st year
modules at City University, the head of department offered me a second chance
to repeat the whole year but I just had to get away despite having high
academic potential and a good work ethic based on primary school and
secondary school performance at prestigious private schools in South Africa.
Okay now my question is this; I know two things
UWIC is a lower ranked uni than City
City is one of the top universities for banking
considering the fact that I have managed to overcome the said personal
difficulties that were suffocating my potential is it worth while finishing off the
useless UWIC degree next year and going back to City to have a second crack at
the valuable Maths with finance and economics degree that I am sure I will excel at ?
NB My A-levels were adversley affected too BBC (Maths, Economics and Physics)
also taking into account the sh*t Essex college I had to attend compared to private education
still managed to get into a TARGET University first time round
Without even taking your degree into consideration
you won't get past the filters which require AAB at A Level
(unless you can skip them by knowing senior people at the bank).
They don't care how bad your college was
most of us go to state schools and some of us
including me go to absolutely terrible ones but we try harder.
You should count yourself lucky that you had a
chance to go to a private school for the majority
of your education and blaming your grades on your college
is just a weak excuse as most just get on with it.
So my only advice would be to start networking as much as possible
with people in the city in an attempt to bypass the filters
and also stop blaming others for your poor grades at A Level.