did 2 years of foundaton now thinking of dropping out of first yearWatch
1) Pass my exams and stay on the course im on and attain a good grade in my degree, it seems easy as if i study hard ill be able to get a good grade in this subject however there are alot of factors affecting whether or not i will be motivated enough to continue.
2) Drop out at the end of the year and find a job. This isnt something i want to do, but if i have to, i have too. It would mean settling for something which probably isnt what i want to be doing.
3) Drop out at the end of this year and start a new course in what i actually want to do ie Civil Engineering, either at the same university or a different one. This might not be so easy as im unsure about how student finance funds the degree. At the moment i have completed a full foundation degree for 1 year, and 2 modules for the next year and im currently doing a full first year in the 3rd year. I dont know how student finance would look at this.
im just looking for advice on what to do as i need to act in order to make sure i know what im doing come september this year and im not worrying about things i could control now.
If you need any other information about my situation please feel free to ask.
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Length of new course course (3? Years) + 1 gift year - previous years of study (in your case 3 years) = 1 year of funding left.
Unfunded years means no tuition fee loan. You would still get a maintenance loan for every year.
Unfunded years are always the first years on the new course.
So you would have no tuition fee loan for the first 2 years of a new degree.
It would be worth looking into part time courses. They’re less common but the funding is better if you have 3 years previous study - and you can often work in an engineering related job alongside your studies.
Another option to lock at is a degree apprenticeship.
And if you do want to fo the full time degree route then have a look into getting a placement for a gap year with Year In Industry (yini). The pay is good and the experience will help you get a better understanding and motivation for your studies. You can even suspend your current course, do a yini while you apply elsewhere for other degrees and use the year to decide which path to pick.