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Transferring unis?

I am wondering whether I can transfer after first year as I’ve realised I might’ve preferred to stay a bit closer to home, and the uni I’m starting at is quite small etc and although I still like it, I am considering transferring to the uni closer to me, which is bigger/more diverse and more specialised in my subject. The only thing is - how would that work with 2nd year houses etc because I know people choose houses & housemates in 1st term/1st year? Would i go into halls if I transferred into 2nd year? Or how would i find a shared house? Any info appreciated :smile:)
Original post by unsweetenedblue
I am wondering whether I can transfer after first year as I’ve realised I might’ve preferred to stay a bit closer to home, and the uni I’m starting at is quite small etc and although I still like it, I am considering transferring to the uni closer to me, which is bigger/more diverse and more specialised in my subject. The only thing is - how would that work with 2nd year houses etc because I know people choose houses & housemates in 1st term/1st year? Would i go into halls if I transferred into 2nd year? Or how would i find a shared house? Any info appreciated :smile:)

I would investigate whether the other uni even considers transfers before thinking about the practicalities.

The Transfer FAQ will be of use.
Hi there !
I agree with the advise mentioned above , the most important thing to do is call the universities you are interested in and confirm if you are eligible for a transfer. Based on the policies at our universities you can be considered for an advanced entry to second year or a transfer if you have passed all the modules at your current university and you are not studying a health and life science course such as Pharmacy which does not allow transfers.

In terms of looking for accommodation you can check online ( most likely facebook ) for student who are looking to share a house or you could post here on TSR to find students who are looking for a roommate. If all else fails you can stay in student halls or research some private student accommodations within your budget and stay there for second year. If you are planning to transfer before the start of October I suggest you start applying for your transfer ASAP .
I hope this helps 😁 and good luck with your application.

Cece
Energy Engineering
De Montfort University
Original post by unsweetenedblue
I am wondering whether I can transfer after first year as I’ve realised I might’ve preferred to stay a bit closer to home, and the uni I’m starting at is quite small etc and although I still like it, I am considering transferring to the uni closer to me, which is bigger/more diverse and more specialised in my subject. The only thing is - how would that work with 2nd year houses etc because I know people choose houses & housemates in 1st term/1st year? Would i go into halls if I transferred into 2nd year? Or how would i find a shared house? Any info appreciated :smile:)


Hey,

I transferred after the first year - I applied to the uni I wanted to move to around April/May and got a conditional offer (think they wanted me to get a 2:1 in first year in my exams). So I would contact the university you want to transfer to first, and then I would also recommend to speak with your academic advisor at your current uni as they can help you in the process!

In terms of second-year houses, I personally lived at home, but would definitely join the facebook groups as suggested above, loads of people will likely have spare rooms as people often move about/drop out so I'm sure someone will have a space! If not, contact the universities accommodation office as they may have spare rooms in halls.

Best of luck with everything & if you have any more questions about transferring definitely let me know! :smile:

Natalie
University of Kent Student Rep
Original post by De Montfort University
Hi there !
I agree with the advise mentioned above , the most important thing to do is call the universities you are interested in and confirm if you are eligible for a transfer. Based on the policies at our universities you can be considered for an advanced entry to second year or a transfer if you have passed all the modules at your current university and you are not studying a health and life science course such as Pharmacy which does not allow transfers.

In terms of looking for accommodation you can check online ( most likely facebook ) for student who are looking to share a house or you could post here on TSR to find students who are looking for a roommate. If all else fails you can stay in student halls or research some private student accommodations within your budget and stay there for second year. If you are planning to transfer before the start of October I suggest you start applying for your transfer ASAP .
I hope this helps 😁 and good luck with your application.

Cece
Energy Engineering
De Montfort University

Thank you so much! :smile:
Original post by University of Kent
Hey,

I transferred after the first year - I applied to the uni I wanted to move to around April/May and got a conditional offer (think they wanted me to get a 2:1 in first year in my exams). So I would contact the university you want to transfer to first, and then I would also recommend to speak with your academic advisor at your current uni as they can help you in the process!

In terms of second-year houses, I personally lived at home, but would definitely join the facebook groups as suggested above, loads of people will likely have spare rooms as people often move about/drop out so I'm sure someone will have a space! If not, contact the universities accommodation office as they may have spare rooms in halls.

Best of luck with everything & if you have any more questions about transferring definitely let me know! :smile:

Natalie
University of Kent Student Rep


This is so helpful! Thank you:smile:

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