Are you still planning to attend Uni in 2020?Watch
News has come out today that says over 230,000 students are changing their minds on attending university in 2020, which is a lot of people!
If you applied to go to Uni in the UK this year, are you still planning on attending in 2020 should you get a place? Or are you planning on defferring or taking a gap year?
What's affecting your decision? Is it worries around calculated grades not being what you hoped for, concerns around starting the year with online teaching or not being able to move to the city you were planning on starting on due to lockdown?
What would make your change your mind?
Let us know!
not sure if i'll be attending in 2020, i just prefer in person teaching/lectures.
Like I'm already 'behind a year' due to other circumstances anyway. At this point I'm thinking maybe I should forget uni and just go straight into full time work, and go back to uni later in life when all this stuff happening is over, and it won't interfere as much if I do go to uni in the end...
It doesn't help that my biggest draw to my top 2 options (Imperial and Southampton) is the fact they have abroad options. Though those are 2nd/3rd/4th year so they could very well be unaffected.
Right now the options are get ABB or turn into a little forest creature and go feral. In all seriousness tho, a gap year wouldn’t be awful. Tbh, I could do with getting the work experience to build my personal statement. Just a lil peeved that I might not be doing it on my own free will. Never thought I’d have to look into how clearing works either, but here we are...
Also having some grumbles about already being a mature technically aged-out of 6th form student and likely having to end up yet another year behind my peers. Overall, I know this doesn’t matter, I would just like to be progressing.
So there are going to be caps on the number of students each university can take, which is up to 5% over their forecasted growth for home students only (this doesn't include international students). So there is still some flexibility with admissions and potentially clearing, but don't expect much more than usual - if international students are not able to attend it won't make a difference to the number of spaces for home students.
Hope this helps. It's a pretty difficult situation and we won't know much more until after the 18th June, when universities have got more clarity on the number of places they will have left to go into Clearing.