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I'm in year 13 and I'm studying Psych, Sociology and English Language and I get pretty average grades. I've applied for teaching at uni but I'm not particularly passionate about it. Also, I live in a strict household so I was only allowed to apply for unis that are local so I feel like I'm stuck and have to go to a uni I don't want to.

Do you know any other options for changing uni courses? I know about clearing but it would be helpful if anyone could provide more information about it.

I'm hoping to study something else now (but I'm not quite sure what at the moment) and then possibly go into teaching after. I also feel stuck. Growing up in a strict household meant I wasn't allowed to do a lot so I don't have any hobbies except from reading and listening to music and watching kdramas. All these three things are what have been helping me cope when I feel depressed as well.

If anyone has any knowledge on how to switch unis/courses or other options you think could be beneficial for me, please let me know. I'm also scared to tell my family that I regret my choices. Especially because I know they will just blame me and not help me, even though I felt pressured to pick what I did because of them. I know that it is my fault at the end of he day though.

If anyone is going through something similar, please reply and we can be in this together.
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You can use extra but to do that you would have to decline all your offers. And I believe you can only apply to one course at a time (apply for one, if you’re rejected or decline then you can apply for another)

I’ve never used extra so hopefully someone can elaborate on the process
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(Original post by myak)
I'm in year 13 and I'm studying Psych, Sociology and English Language and I get pretty average grades. I've applied for teaching at uni but I'm not particularly passionate about it. Also, I live in a strict household so I was only allowed to apply for unis that are local so I feel like I'm stuck and have to go to a uni I don't want to.

Do you know any other options for changing uni courses? I know about clearing but it would be helpful if anyone could provide more information about it.

I'm hoping to study something else now (but I'm not quite sure what at the moment) and then possibly go into teaching after. I also feel stuck. Growing up in a strict household meant I wasn't allowed to do a lot so I don't have any hobbies except from reading and listening to music and watching kdramas. All these three things are what have been helping me cope when I feel depressed as well.

If anyone has any knowledge on how to switch unis/courses or other options you think could be beneficial for me, please let me know. I'm also scared to tell my family that I regret my choices. Especially because I know they will just blame me and not help me, even though I felt pressured to pick what I did because of them. I know that it is my fault at the end of he day though.

If anyone is going through something similar, please reply and we can be in this together.
To change courses via clearing, you'd need to decline your existing offers, and then you call around unis in clearing (some now also allow you to apply direct online) until you get an offer you're happy with.

It can be a stressful experience, but it's worth it if you get a place you'd be happier with.

Alternatively, you could try speaking to the unis you have offers from, and seeing if they would consider you for any other courses. There's also UCAS Extra.

However, I think the first thing to figure out is what you might actually like to study!
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