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Just a thought but if you're specifically interested in becoming an accountant, then there are good, non-degree routes available too.
I have tried these out, but they are really hard to get into. I went in for interviews and also applied to many places. I unfortunately, did not get the chance. There is also a feeling that I want to study at a university to double major because then, I can have more choice in jobs as well as the ability to study furthermore if I felt like it in the future.
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Same as any other degree in the sense that it reaches the relevant standards.

More intense workload (Obvs) and much shorter holiday periods. You'll probs find yourself with a little less flexibility in modules but that's really on a case by case basis.

If you can handle the workload and are a pretty disciplined student you should be okay.
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2 year degrees are still a rarity in the UK- the main university who has been offering them for a while is the University of Buckingham. Other univerisites have started to offer them for some degrees, and I think University of Staffordshire offers them for all degrees.

I'd probably want to go to a uni that had experience of offering them, rather than was just starting to offer them, as I think being in the early years of a new type of program can lead to you experiencing lots of teething problems.
No offense, but under this logic... No one should be attending any UK university this year 🙄😂😂.
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I have tried these out, but they are really hard to get into. I went in for interviews and also applied to many places. I unfortunately, did not get the chance. There is also a feeling that I want to study at a university to double major because then, I can have more choice in jobs as well as the ability to study furthermore if I felt like it in the future.
Is your birth year 2000? That makes you barely 21...😂 M8 your still very young...depending on your results you could potentially still do a three year degree and even a masters...before 25...that would be of no disadvantage on the job's market.

I would worry more about the quality of education, including ranking.... Rather than fast tracking a degree from a weak institution in a business type degree. Even if it is accounting which is fairly insulated from prestige worries... Since it's standardised, but if you ever decided later in your career to watch to switch jobs... You might be slightly limited in your appeal to employer's, depending on where ofc you got your first work experience. But i doubt it will be at PwC or EY, coming from Staffordshire or Buckingham.
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No offense, but under this logic... No one should be attending any UK university this year 🙄😂😂.
Because of online/blended learning?

I'd certainly be weighing up my options depending on the information I had, were I going to uni this year but I don't think it's exactly the same situation and I think there are lots of circumstances where people probably are better off going to uni this year if they are already holding a place.

For anyone not holding a place who isn't an EU student, I wouldn't be suggesting starting a new application this year though.
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Because of online/blended learning?

I'd certainly be weighing up my options depending on the information I had, were I going to uni this year but I don't think it's exactly the same situation and I think there are lots of circumstances where people probably are better off going to uni this year if they are already holding a place.

For anyone not holding a place who isn't an EU student, I wouldn't be suggesting starting a new application this year though.
I know I was just messing with you 😂. Because I'm not quite sure... I mean i hope, that universities will have worked out how to recreate the real thing for the virtual world. I feel like me as a third year going through it had already basically reverted to learning digitally and rarely went to uni by default. But i made that decision, and i know alot of people that felt they needed to sit in a lecture to be switched on.

But i guess the first year's won't know any other world....they'll know what A level feels like but to them the academic side might be "university" 😅... But the social side is shambolic no matter what.
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Same as any other degree in the sense that it reaches the relevant standards.

More intense workload (Obvs) and much shorter holiday periods. You'll probs find yourself with a little less flexibility in modules but that's really on a case by case basis.

If you can handle the workload and are a pretty disciplined student you should be okay.
Thank you! This is helpful!! I am quite studious and like things done quicker. So I feel like I will be alright there
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Is your birth year 2000? That makes you barely 21...😂 M8 your still very young...depending on your results you could potentially still do a three year degree and even a masters...before 25...that would be of no disadvantage on the job's market.

I would worry more about the quality of education, including ranking.... Rather than fast tracking a degree from a weak institution in a business type degree. Even if it is accounting which is fairly insulated from prestige worries... Since it's standardised, but if you ever decided later in your career to watch to switch jobs... You might be slightly limited in your appeal to employer's, depending on where ofc you got your first work experience. But i doubt it will be at PwC or EY, coming from Staffordshire or Buckingham.
Yeah I understand what you mean in terms of how old I am. But I have taken a gap year already and for me, it really didn't work. I don't want to go for a 2 year degree either, and I have a place for September in a good university. But I am not likely able to go. And another year off, especially with corona is hard to imagine.

I have heard quite good reviews of Buckingham though? I am not sure...
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Yeah I understand what you mean in terms of how old I am. But I have taken a gap year already and for me, it really didn't work. I don't want to go for a 2 year degree either, and I have a place for September in a good university. But I am not likely able to go. And another year off, especially with corona is hard to imagine.

I have heard quite good reviews of Buckingham though? I am not sure...
Why aren't you taking up your place then?

I mean it's ok, but it's not anything to mention in a pub or make a CV sparkle.
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Why aren't you taking up your place then?

I mean it's ok, but it's not anything to mention in a pub or make a CV sparkle.
I took a gap year in hopes of applying for student loans this year, which I was not qualified for last year because I am not a permanent resident. But with Corona, everything shut down and now it is most likely that I am not able to qualify on time because they have to process applications before mine first. So by January, there is some guarantee that I am able to apply for student finance.

I have not rejected my place this September, but I am afraid I will have to and will be left with nothing to do afterwards.
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I took a gap year in hopes of applying for student loans this year, which I was not qualified for last year because I am not a permanent resident. But with Corona, everything shut down and now it is most likely that I am not able to qualify on time because they have to process applications before mine first. So by January, there is some guarantee that I am able to apply for student finance.

I have not rejected my place this September, but I am afraid I will have to and will be left with nothing to do afterwards.
You should be fine, you don't have to have SFE sorted out before you go to uni. The first payment isn't even made until November. If you let the university know you should be totally fine. They'll desperately want to retain you... Not lose a customer, especially in this economic environment.
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You should be fine, you don't have to have SFE sorted out before you go to uni. The first payment isn't even made until November. If you let the university know you should be totally fine. They'll desperately want to retain you... Not lose a customer, especially in this economic environment.
But the thing is the uni said I need to have permanent residency by the first day of the academic year, but I will let them know soon because I have to make some type pf arrangement soon.
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