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So right now I'm about to start Comp Sci at Kent Uni. I moved out from London to here and in the one week I've been here I've already felt like I made a mistake. I want to move back to London but I'm not sure if I'm too late to switch what university I go to. Another option I've considered is completing Year One at Kent and then transferring to a London university and starting at 2nd Year. I would appreciate any advice on this topic about these options or any other that I have missed. Thanks.
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So right now I'm about to start Comp Sci at Kent Uni. I moved out from London to here and in the one week I've been here I've already felt like I made a mistake. I want to move back to London but I'm not sure if I'm too late to switch what university I go to. Another option I've considered is completing Year One at Kent and then transferring to a London university and starting at 2nd Year. I would appreciate any advice on this topic about these options or any other that I have missed. Thanks.
Transferring is really hard. Many unis especially London ones will refuse even considering it. If you can transfer it takes a while to get all of the modules sorted and credits transferred, and then you’ll be the new person to the uni who doesn’t know where they are/need to be and everyone will already have friendships and know the uni and study areas. If you really don’t want to stay I suggest dropping out, take a gap year and work or something, and reapply via UCAS. I did it when I realised I was at the wrong uni (I actually moved out of London) and am so much happier for it.
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Transferring is really hard. Many unis especially London ones will refuse even considering it. If you can transfer it takes a while to get all of the modules sorted and credits transferred, and then you’ll be the new person to the uni who doesn’t know where they are/need to be and everyone will already have friendships and know the uni and study areas. If you really don’t want to stay I suggest dropping out, take a gap year and work or something, and reapply via UCAS. I did it when I realised I was at the wrong uni (I actually moved out of London) and am so much happier for it.
I've already taken a gap year, so I can't really do that without raising issues with my family. In my case I'd rather just do the course at Kent than take a gap year. I transferred year via a foundation year so I might try the same approach as that.
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I've already taken a gap year, so I can't really do that without raising issues with my family. In my case I'd rather just do the course at Kent than take a gap year. I transferred year via a foundation year so I might try the same approach as that.
So you took a gap year, did a foundation year and transferred to another uni, now you want to transfer to another uni? No uni will accept a double transfer as it just seems indecisive and they’ll wonder your commitment. You generally need a good reason to transfer uni after first year anyways. Sticking 3 years or leaving really are your 2 feasible options.
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So you took a gap year, did a foundation year and transferred to another uni, now you want to transfer to another uni? No uni will accept a double transfer as it just seems indecisive and they’ll wonder your commitment. You generally need a good reason to transfer uni after first year anyways. Sticking 3 years or leaving really are your 2 feasible options.
I’ll probably end up sticking for the 3 years but I’ll apply through UCAS just in case a transfer works out, the application is only £20.
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So right now I'm about to start Comp Sci at Kent Uni. I moved out from London to here and in the one week I've been here I've already felt like I made a mistake. I want to move back to London but I'm not sure if I'm too late to switch what university I go to. Another option I've considered is completing Year One at Kent and then transferring to a London university and starting at 2nd Year. I would appreciate any advice on this topic about these options or any other that I have missed. Thanks.
Have a read of the Transfer FAQ. You don’t need to risk the UCAS application fee, you’ve got a year to approach other uni’s and find out their stance on transfers. You should be prepared to get a few no’s.

I would note that it is very early to be deciding that you’ve made a mistake in your choice of Uni. Your lessons haven’t even started and you’ve no sense of routine. Push through to December whilst doing your research, then you can apply by mid-Jan if needs be.
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