I regret my university choice

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I regret my university choice and wish I had gone somewhere better. This is mainly to do with the fact I achieved much higher than my predicted grades. I was predicted ABB so applied to Liverpool Uni as my top choice however I got A*AA in my A-levels yet still went to Liverpool. I really regret this now. Adjustment was available on UCAS however there weren’t many options as my course (psychology) is very popular and courses were mostly filled up. I had the option to change to Warwick however I wanted to live in a big fun city and Warwick is far from that. I’m now thinking I made the wrong choice and my potential has been wasted. I’m also very bitter about the fact I was only predicted ABB and feel like my teachers didn’t put my thought into my predicted grades. I’m going into my third year now so no chance of transferring. I just don’t know how to live with this regret as I’m on a course full of people who achieved ABB-BBB whereas I got A*AA. I’m worried that it will effect employability and respectability in the future. Any advice or wise words on how to deal with this? Sorry this was a bit rambly/complainy
*edit* I do actually really like Liverpool and I love the city and it’s a lot of fun. I just feel like I could’ve gone somewhere more prestigious!
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Hey Im just wondering what didn't you like about Liverpool- why do you regret your choice and what do you like about the uni?
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It is far more important how you perform on your degree than which university awards the degree.
You might want to consider studying for a masters degree somewhere else.
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Unless you're on a high high first, your potential is not being wasted. You're just being snobby.

If you prove yourself via internships etc you won't have a problem with employability.
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I actually really like Liverpool and it’s a great city to be a student in. I only regret it due to the fact that I got A*AA so I feel like I could’ve gone somewhere more prestigious. That’s the only reason. Everything else about Liverpool is great so I feel bad complaining.

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Hey Im just wondering what didn't you like about Liverpool- why do you regret your choice and what do you like about the uni?
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(Original post by crimsonclover)
I regret my university choice and wish I had gone somewhere better. This is mainly to do with the fact I achieved much higher than my predicted grades. I was predicted ABB so applied to Liverpool Uni as my top choice however I got A*AA in my A-levels yet still went to Liverpool. I really regret this now. Adjustment was available on UCAS however there weren’t many options as my course (psychology) is very popular and courses were mostly filled up. I had the option to change to Warwick however I wanted to live in a big fun city and Warwick is far from that. I’m now thinking I made the wrong choice and my potential has been wasted. I’m also very bitter about the fact I was only predicted ABB and feel like my teachers didn’t put my thought into my predicted grades. I’m going into my third year now so no chance of transferring. I just don’t know how to live with this regret as I’m on a course full of people who achieved ABB-BBB whereas I got A*AA. I’m worried that it will effect employability and respectability in the future. Any advice or wise words on how to deal with this? Sorry this was a bit rambly/complainy
*edit* I do actually really like Liverpool and I love the city and it’s a lot of fun. I just feel like I could’ve gone somewhere more prestigious!
it make no difference whether you studied warwick/liverpool. what matter to employers nowadays is the degree classification itself. best thing to do is try to get a 1st in your final year. maybe the course content could be a lot of harder in warwick and getting 1st would be difficult. you can try talking to warwick admission team if you really want to transfer but it gotta be very strong case and all the modules have to match similarly so it's not 0% chance.
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(Original post by crimsonclover)
I regret my university choice and wish I had gone somewhere better. This is mainly to do with the fact I achieved much higher than my predicted grades. I was predicted ABB so applied to Liverpool Uni as my top choice however I got A*AA in my A-levels yet still went to Liverpool. I really regret this now. Adjustment was available on UCAS however there weren’t many options as my course (psychology) is very popular and courses were mostly filled up. I had the option to change to Warwick however I wanted to live in a big fun city and Warwick is far from that. I’m now thinking I made the wrong choice and my potential has been wasted. I’m also very bitter about the fact I was only predicted ABB and feel like my teachers didn’t put my thought into my predicted grades. I’m going into my third year now so no chance of transferring. I just don’t know how to live with this regret as I’m on a course full of people who achieved ABB-BBB whereas I got A*AA. I’m worried that it will effect employability and respectability in the future. Any advice or wise words on how to deal with this? Sorry this was a bit rambly/complainy
*edit* I do actually really like Liverpool and I love the city and it’s a lot of fun. I just feel like I could’ve gone somewhere more prestigious!
Predicting grades is very tricky. The teachers can only go off your term test marks and your general contribution in class so perhaps you were not a model student - hence the ABB prediction. You had to chance to move to Warwick but chose not to. You could have deferred a year and gone to a big city like Manchester or Sheffield but chose not to.

You are entering the final year of your studies at Liverpool so aim for a high 2.1 or 1st and then do a specialist masters at whichever uni you fancy - Warwick, Manchester or Sheffield will take you with a 2.1 from Liverpool.
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