highest ranking uni but with foundation year or midranking with year 1

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what is better highest ranking universities but with foundation year or midranking with year 1
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like what are the pros and cons other than the obvious losing a year
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Intended subject at Uni?
What are your predicted grades?
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Civil engineering

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Civil engineering

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Go for a Foundation year at a 'good' Uni - the extra year will be worth it. If you compromise and go to a 'lower' Uni, you will probably always feel that you could have done better. All of these are good STEM Universities with a good rep. for Engineering

Manchester - BBC - https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...undation-year/ (worth an application, they may still make you an offer)
Liverpool - CCD - https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/un...lege/overview/
Brunel - CCC - https://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/under...oundation-year
Brighton (good for Civils) - (full degree - BBB/BCC) - https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/s...BEng-Hons.aspx

Alternative option - a 'Degree Apprenticeship' (get paid sensible money while you are working/studying part-time) :
Brighton - https://www.brighton.ac.uk/business-...gineering.aspx
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(Original post by McGinger)
Go for a Foundation year at a 'good' Uni - the extra year will be worth it. If you compromise and go to a 'lower' Uni, you will probably always feel that you could have done better. All of these are good STEM Universities with a good rep. for Engineering

Manchester - BBC - https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...undation-year/ (worth an application, they may still make you an offer)
Liverpool - CCD - https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/un...lege/overview/
Brunel - CCC - https://www.brunel.ac.uk/study/under...oundation-year
Brighton (good for Civils) - (full degree - BBB/BCC) - https://www.brighton.ac.uk/courses/s...BEng-Hons.aspx

Alternative option - a 'Degree Apprenticeship' (get paid sensible money while you are working/studying part-time) :
Brighton - https://www.brighton.ac.uk/business-...gineering.aspx
thank you very much this was very helpful information
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thank you very much this was very helpful information
Obviously funding is the most obvious problem. The foundation year will cost the same as a normal year and will count as your spare year for student finance. This will mean if you change your mind you would have to fund a years finance yourself. Personally I would look at going for a 3 year degree. There are likely to be many universities you could look at with your grades. Often universities accept students with grades well below their published grades. Seek advice from universities before deciding. I know the year before last Exeter were accepting students for their Engineering courses at BBC or BCC.
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Obviously funding is the most obvious problem. The foundation year will cost the same as a normal year and will count as your spare year for student finance. This will mean if you change your mind you would have to fund a years finance yourself. Personally I would look at going for a 3 year degree. There are likely to be many universities you could look at with your grades. Often universities accept students with grades well below their published grades. Seek advice from universities before deciding. I know the year before last Exeter were accepting students for their Engineering courses at BBC or BCC.
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so ur saying they only fund for 3 years not 4?
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"This will mean if you change your mind "?? about

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so ur saying they only fund for 3 years not 4?
They fund 4 years but the foundation year is one of the 4 so if you decide to go down the foundation year route you are only funded for the 3 years of your degree. That is fine unless you dont like the degree or are unhappy where you are. You then cannot transfer and start year 1 elsewhere as the bonus year to do that has been used as your foundation year. You would have to fund the first year fees and living costs somehow yourself if you have a change of mind. Students taking foundation years do sometimes get caught over this. Also the foundation year is often only for that university and will not be accepted elsewhere.
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They fund 4 years but the foundation year is one of the 4 so if you decide to go down the foundation year route you are only funded for the 3 years of your degree. That is fine unless you dont like the degree or are unhappy where you are. You then cannot transfer and start year 1 elsewhere as the bonus year to do that has been used as your foundation year. You would have to fund the first year fees and living costs somehow yourself if you have a change of mind. Students taking foundation years do sometimes get caught over this. Also the foundation year is often only for that university and will not be accepted elsewhere.
oh right that makes more sense now
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