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I recently left Imperial after less than a term studying design engineering. My assessment grades were good but the emphasis on product design was massively off putting and I didn't complete a whole module. I'm reapplying elsewhere to study electrical engineering/robotics and am wondering if it's worth mentioning Imperial as I don't want to waste too much space on my personal statement, but I do feel the computing, for example, that I learned could be relevant.
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(Original post by ManWithHands)
I recently left Imperial after less than a term studying design engineering. My assessment grades were good but the emphasis on product design was massively off putting and I didn't complete a whole module. I'm reapplying elsewhere to study electrical engineering/robotics and am wondering if it's worth mentioning Imperial as I don't want to waste too much space on my personal statement, but I do feel the computing, for example, that I learned could be relevant.
Hi there

Yes perhaps you could mention the skills/ knowledge you gained from your course at Imperial if you do have enough space left. You will have to put on your personal statement that you studied at Imperial, even though it was a short period of time, as it was part of your education so you can't hide this.

Best wishes on enrolling on your new desired course.
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You must list Imperial in the 'Education' section and your referee should mention briefly why you are leaving and reapplying elsewhere. You dont have to mention Imperial in your PS unless you want to.
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You must list Imperial in the 'Education' section and your referee should mention briefly why you are leaving and reapplying elsewhere. You dont have to mention Imperial in your PS unless you want to.
Thank you. I didn’t think I could enter Imperial under education as I don’t have any completed modules to list, but I will double check that and try again.
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Thank you. I didn’t think I could enter Imperial under education as I don’t have any completed modules to list, but I will double check that and try again.
If you were there longer than a few weeks you must enter it under Education.
Unis are forgiving, but you must be honest about having already been to Uni.
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If you were there longer than a few weeks you must enter it under Education.
Unis are forgiving, but you must be honest about having already been to Uni.
I’m not sure what counts as only a few weeks, it was 8, so just over half a term.
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I’m not sure what counts as only a few weeks, it was 8, so just over half a term.
You definitely need to list this, the UCAS guidance is clear (source):

"If you studied at a uni or college but didn't finish the course, you still need to enter these details. Include the start and finish date, and state that you didn't receive any qualifications there."

Unis won't mind about a short period of study elsewhere, they will care if you start hiding bits of your education history.
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You definitely need to list this, the UCAS guidance is clear (source):

"If you studied at a uni or college but didn't finish the course, you still need to enter these details. Include the start and finish date, and state that you didn't receive any qualifications there."

Unis won't mind about a short period of study elsewhere, they will care if you start hiding bits of your education history.
Oh I see, thank you that’s very helpful.
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