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    right, i'm 20 and after three years at college, i decided/was forcibly advised to go to hull uni last year. great, right? apart from the fact i hated the course and just dropped out (not the best idea i know). anyway, after some consideration i've decided i'd like to move away to uni - however i know i have to go through clearing now as its a bit late.

    just a bit of advice really - what do i put in my personal statement regarding why i dropped out of uni? and at 20, (21 in november) will they take my age into consideration when accepting me onto a course?

    and if anyone else has any good advice it'd be appreciated!!


    Do you even have to mention it?

    They can't take your age into consideration.
    If its a different course just say that you realised you had chosen the wrong path or something?

    I did the same, dropping out of a course last year. When I applied this year, I didn't mention it in my personal statement. I just said I had taken time out of education to fully consider my options, etc, and am therefore sure that university is the right choice for me... seemed to have worked, as I got a place. You've already got your grades, too, which helps, as they won't need to wait to see your results. You can always email the university and ask them the chances of getting a place.. at least then you'll have some idea before clearing..

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