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Anybody ever transferred to a university closer to home?

If you have, what was the process like? Were you happier or unhappier? How do universities assess an application to transfer? any info on this is greatly appreciated as Ia m seriously considering this as an option.
Information here about the reality of transfers - read it all - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1781424
Original post by McGinger
Information here about the reality of transfers - read it all - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1781424


had a read of this earlier, answered a lot of questions.. still considering it. I'm just really not happy at my current uni lol
Original post by rebeccamay6890
If you have, what was the process like? Were you happier or unhappier? How do universities assess an application to transfer? any info on this is greatly appreciated as Ia m seriously considering this as an option.

Hi there

Not sure if this will be of any use but I had a friend who transferred to a uni closer to home in between his first and second year and now he is a lot happier. He continued to study the same course but because he started the new academic year he just completed the modules/assessments from that uni and didn't notice a massive difference. It wont always be as smooth to transfer and it will definitely depend on the uni and the course availability but if you're truly unhappy then its worth looking into. My advice would be to make a pros and cons list and maybe reach out to some of the students from the other uni to find out what its really like. Chances are the students will be brutally honest about the uni so this might help you make your decision. This website might also be of use to you https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/admissions-advice/how-transfer-universities-UK

Hope this helps a bit!
Best of luck with your decision

Joanna
-Uni of Kent Rep
Original post by University of Kent Reps
Hi there

Not sure if this will be of any use but I had a friend who transferred to a uni closer to home in between his first and second year and now he is a lot happier. He continued to study the same course but because he started the new academic year he just completed the modules/assessments from that uni and didn't notice a massive difference. It wont always be as smooth to transfer and it will definitely depend on the uni and the course availability but if you're truly unhappy then its worth looking into. My advice would be to make a pros and cons list and maybe reach out to some of the students from the other uni to find out what its really like. Chances are the students will be brutally honest about the uni so this might help you make your decision. This website might also be of use to you https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/admissions-advice/how-transfer-universities-UK

Hope this helps a bit!
Best of luck with your decision

Joanna
-Uni of Kent Rep

Made a list of pros and cons already, I'm definitely going for a transfer in second year :smile: the only troubles now for me are crafting a personal statement (again), telling my parents about it (they think I'm happy here..) and just trying to get at least a 2:1 in my first year as this is the required grade to get into my preferred uni. I'm also going to chat to a few students at a couple of the universities I've enquired to about a transfer and try to decipher which one seems to be the best fit for me, so thanks for the advice, it was very helpful :smile:

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