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Hello everyone. i wanted to have more opinions, i was thinking that because of covid and how social life has changed and also abou how uncertain the future is, would it be wise to consider to study online for a year since social life would also not be the same for some time now
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What exactly do you mean? Are you going to uni this September and are worried about not having as many social opportunities?
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Schools are going back on the first of September, so it won't be online anymore

If you're going to uni it will most likely be a mix of online and face-to-face teaching

So I'm not sure that it's your choice whether you study online or not!
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Schools are going back on the first of September, so it won't be online anymore

If you're going to uni it will most likely be a mix of online and face-to-face teaching

So I'm not sure that it's your choice whether you study online or not!
There is no guarnatee that pupils will go to schools everyday - 2nd wave coming???
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There is no guarnatee that pupils will go to schools everyday - 2nd wave coming???
We'll just have to see I suppose, but education is one of the main priorities and will be one of the last to shut down if we go into second lockdown
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Hello everyone. i wanted to have more opinions, i was thinking that because of covid and how social life has changed and also abou how uncertain the future is, would it be wise to consider to study online for a year since social life would also not be the same for some time now
ONLINE DISADVANTAGES:

It take discipline to do any online courses let alone provided by Universities. It is not easy when you have "Netflix" next to you, for example!

Also major distractions if you do not live alone in the same house/flat/apartment


Of course, there are some advantages as well, like save travelling time and costs.
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We'll just have to see I suppose, but education is one of the main priorities and will be one of the last to shut down if we go into second lockdown
Hope it won't happen though. I had decided to decline my unconditional offer because of COVID-19.
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What exactly do you mean? Are you going to uni this September and are worried about not having as many social opportunities?
what i mean is that i believe social opportunities wouldnt be the same anymore for sometime at least so thats why would it be wiser to consider studying online then
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There is no guarnatee that pupils will go to schools everyday - 2nd wave coming???
EXACTLY! thats one of y concerns thats why i was asking
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EXACTLY! thats one of y concerns thats why i was asking
One of the reasons why I decided to decline the unconditional offer from Epsom's UCA to studying International Buying & Merchandising.

My case is little different to yours. I am profoundly deaf, and they have failed to explain how "online" work for deaf people - without captions / subtitles. I do not want them to prepare at the last minute to suit my needs. It is too complicated.

However if I were an hearing person like you, I wouldn't know if I would accept the offer or not. I live in Portsmouth and was planning to travel to Epsom rather than staying there. I am a mature student but if you are a young student, you can always defer to next year if you aren't sure
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what i mean is that i believe social opportunities wouldnt be the same anymore for sometime at least so thats why would it be wiser to consider studying online then
But what do you mean by studying online? Do you mean signing up for the OU, or what?
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I am a mature student but if you are a young student, you can always defer to next year if you aren't sure
If the university will accept it.
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If the university will accept it.
Yes the University I was planning to attend has already accept it
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Hello everyone. i wanted to have more opinions, i was thinking that because of covid and how social life has changed and also abou how uncertain the future is, would it be wise to consider to study online for a year since social life would also not be the same for some time now
Hi!

Do not stress as everyone is in the same boat as you! Most universities are now online anyways due to the situation! Some universities have a system in place where lectures are online but seminars are still face to face – so there is still a chance of socialising.

I know now times are uncertain but universities will make sure to plan stuff so that students can somewhat get a good student experience.

Please let me know if you have any questions! 😊

Marlena – Official Student Rep 😊
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But what do you mean by studying online? Do you mean signing up for the OU, or what?
like im planning to do a level 4 online so that would be year and after that i can get to a uni after things are somewhat normal
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Hi there, I hope I can give you a few words of reassurance. Lots of students are in the same situation, you're not the only one that feels like this. Social life is a big part of university but they are making arrangements to make it work around the current pandemic. It might be a bit different this year but it will be a new experience for everyone. There are still plently of ways to get to know your future coursemates and students at your university virtually.

Personally my university (UEL) is doing a mix of in-person teaching and remote learning but the support that we have gotten so far on my course has been amazing.
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