Withdrew from uni and transferred...I think I regret it.

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Can I go back?

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My original course was better and I'm more interested in it. The only reason I transferred was because I wanted more of an actual uni experience and to make friends. I didn't know that corona would drag out til September but now it looks like there was no reason for me to transfer because everything is online anyway. So I could've just stayed at my original uni with a course that I like more/am better at.

Somebody help please
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Can I go back?

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Well you can ask the old uni.

It sounds like it would be a nightmare logistically unpicking the enrolment, accommodation, all your IT credentials...

I imagine it would be at your old unis discretion, and id think your current uni would let you walk, generally unis don't want to keep someone against there will...
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If you attempt this, id be very careful this is what you want. The grass is always greener.
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Well you can ask the old uni.

It sounds like it would be a nightmare logistically unpicking the enrolment, accommodation, all your IT credentials...

I imagine it would be at your old unis discretion, and id think your current uni would let you walk, generally unis don't want to keep someone against there will...
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If you attempt this, id be very careful this is what you want. The grass is always greener.
I think they would take be back, and I don't mind all the nightmare logistics.

But I just want to make sure I don't make a mistake. My old uni doesn't have much of a social atmosphere or much clubs/societies, and that's one of the main reasons I left, for a uni that has more of that available.

But the original uni has a better course and a course that I enjoy more. So now that all uni is online, it's quite stupid that I transferred. Because everything is online anyway and I could have studied a course that I enjoy more and a degree that, in my opinion, is more respectable.

My current uni, the one I transferred to, doesn't seem to be as organised either. I know corona is making things hard but they could still be a little more organised/helpful.

What do you think is more important in terms of uni? Studying a better course/getting a better degree (for ME), or getting a potentially better uni experience in terms of social life, i.e. making friends, being more social?
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I think they would take be back, and I don't mind all the nightmare logistics.

But I just want to make sure I don't make a mistake. My old uni doesn't have much of a social atmosphere or much clubs/societies, and that's one of the main reasons I left, for a uni that has more of that available.

But the original uni has a better course and a course that I enjoy more. So now that all uni is online, it's quite stupid that I transferred. Because everything is online anyway and I could have studied a course that I enjoy more and a degree that, in my opinion, is more respectable.

My current uni, the one I transferred to, doesn't seem to be as organised either. I know corona is making things hard but they could still be a little more organised/helpful.

What do you think is more important in terms of uni? Studying a better course/getting a better degree (for ME), or getting a potentially better uni experience in terms of social life, i.e. making friends, being more social?
Just remember that things will likely to be normal again by next year, so this time next year the whole issue about societies and stuff will be relevant again. But at the end of the day, you're there to get a degree so you should be going for the course that's most useful to you
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Did you not check out/do some research on both universities before applying? Obviously the university with the better course/degree is more important. You're not wasting £9k a year for socialising, you're wasting it to get a degree certificate and in this day and age you're better off going for whichever one will give you more of what you need to get somewhere post graduation. You can still have a social life wherever you go if you put some effort in.

Especialy during these times, go for the university that will put more effort into giving you some value for money.
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Just remember that things will likely to be normal again by next year, so this time next year the whole issue about societies and stuff will be relevant again. But at the end of the day, you're there to get a degree so you should be going for the course that's most useful to you
I'll be in my final year next year though - will there be any point of me joining clubs/societies then? This is all a bit dumb tbh
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Did you not check out/do some research on both universities before applying? Obviously the university with the better course/degree is more important. You're not wasting £9k a year for socialising, you're wasting it to get a degree certificate and in this day and age you're better off going for whichever one will give you more of what you need to get somewhere post graduation. You can still have a social life wherever you go if you put some effort in.

Especialy during these times, go for the university that will put more effort into giving you some value for money.
If I told you what the degrees are you'll think they're both not very strong in terms of getting into a good career. Hint: They're both humanities subjects.

But I might as well do the one I enjoy more and will likely do better in (because I enjoy more) and the one that's offered by an arguably more organised uni, right?

I agree with everything else you said
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If I told you what the degrees are you'll think they're both not very strong in terms of getting into a good career. Hint: They're both humanities subjects.

But I might as well do the one I enjoy more and will likely do better in (because I enjoy more) and the one that's offered by an arguably more organised uni, right?

I agree with everything else you said
Sorry, when I read the 'for ME' part I assumed you were talking about Mechanical Engineering

Either way, I'm not one of these people who is going to insult you for studying a humanities subject. I studied a STEM subject for my first degree and my first job out of university didn't even require a degree and then I had a 180 degree career change in what I wanted to do and am now back at university. I have friends from my degree who are working in the sector, and others who are working in completely unrelated fields they could have go into with a humanities degree. What we end up doing with our lives depends on how hard we choose to work and which opportunities we go after. You can study a STEM subject and be a failure, you can study a humanities subject and have a wonderful career. It's isn't black and white.

Yes. Go for the subject you enjoy at the better organised university. You're paying ££££ for this. At least get something good in return. You don't need to go to universitiy just to pay for a social life.
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If your first lecture already started for the uni you transferred and you attended, highly unlikely.
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I think they would take be back, and I don't mind all the nightmare logistics.

But I just want to make sure I don't make a mistake. My old uni doesn't have much of a social atmosphere or much clubs/societies, and that's one of the main reasons I left, for a uni that has more of that available.

But the original uni has a better course and a course that I enjoy more. So now that all uni is online, it's quite stupid that I transferred. Because everything is online anyway and I could have studied a course that I enjoy more and a degree that, in my opinion, is more respectable.

My current uni, the one I transferred to, doesn't seem to be as organised either. I know corona is making things hard but they could still be a little more organised/helpful.

What do you think is more important in terms of uni? Studying a better course/getting a better degree (for ME), or getting a potentially better uni experience in terms of social life, i.e. making friends, being more social?
So year 1: has been & gone
year 2: will be very difficult with COVID
year 3: TBH this year your work needs to take precedent anyway.

I would generally suggest going and getting the right course, but un-transfering or re-transfering is so odd. You just have to do what you want and not regret it either way.

You could always look at masters afterwards if you want a different uni experience later on (albeit for £££).
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If your first lecture already started for the uni you transferred and you attended, highly unlikely.
I didn't attend
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but un-transfering or re-transfering is so odd.
why

it's just me withdrawing from a uni and then re-enrolling

i've barely started at the new uni
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Sorry, when I read the 'for ME' part I assumed you were talking about Mechanical Engineering

Either way, I'm not one of these people who is going to insult you for studying a humanities subject. I studied a STEM subject for my first degree and my first job out of university didn't even require a degree and then I had a 180 degree career change in what I wanted to do and am now back at university. I have friends from my degree who are working in the sector, and others who are working in completely unrelated fields they could have go into with a humanities degree. What we end up doing with our lives depends on how hard we choose to work and which opportunities we go after. You can study a STEM subject and be a failure, you can study a humanities subject and have a wonderful career. It's isn't black and white.

Yes. Go for the subject you enjoy at the better organised university. You're paying ££££ for this. At least get something good in return. You don't need to go to universitiy just to pay for a social life.
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I feel embarrassed asking my original uni if I can come back...how do I say it

My tutor at this uni literally wrote my reference for my transfer application and everything
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I feel embarrassed asking my original uni if I can come back...how do I say it

My tutor at this uni literally wrote my reference for my transfer application and everything
Just be honest.

TBH it might not even be possible & you'll need to make sure you're not liable for 2 sets of fees.
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I asked...
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I just explained that the continually developing corona updates are influencing my decisions/plans
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I just explained that the continually developing corona updates are influencing my decisions/plans
What did they reply?
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