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thinking of transferring uni's to second year

hello, I'm currently in my first year studying mental health nursing at the University of Suffolk and to be honest I don't like it here. the town seems a bit dead. in terms of societies I've joined some but they haven't replied to me at all since last year. in terms of my course, I love it and I'm passing everything so far, I like my lectures and my classmates, also my friends but something is missing. i can't see myself staying here for the next 3 years.
in terms of friends, I only have a few and we don't meet up outside of uni.
i don't know what to do, I don't know how to bring it up to my parents and im also indecisive.
i was thinking of moving to a uni close to home.
Original post by Anonymous
hello, I'm currently in my first year studying mental health nursing at the University of Suffolk and to be honest I don't like it here. the town seems a bit dead. in terms of societies I've joined some but they haven't replied to me at all since last year. in terms of my course, I love it and I'm passing everything so far, I like my lectures and my classmates, also my friends but something is missing. i can't see myself staying here for the next 3 years.
in terms of friends, I only have a few and we don't meet up outside of uni.
i don't know what to do, I don't know how to bring it up to my parents and im also indecisive.
i was thinking of moving to a uni close to home.

Hello!

I’d perhaps look at getting in touch with your university’s academic advisors to see if they can help you look at the possibility of transferring into second year on a similar course.

I would also start looking at universities that you like the look of that have similar courses, see if they have open days or any ambassadors/current students you can talk to to ask questions about the city, student life and studies.

I hope this helps! 🙂

Estelle
Third Year Psychology
University of Huddersfield
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Original post by University of Huddersfield
Hello!
I’d perhaps look at getting in touch with your university’s academic advisors to see if they can help you look at the possibility of transferring into second year on a similar course.
I would also start looking at universities that you like the look of that have similar courses, see if they have open days or any ambassadors/current students you can talk to to ask questions about the city, student life and studies.
I hope this helps! 🙂
Estelle
Third Year Psychology
University of Huddersfield

thank you! I'm thinking of sticking to mental health nursing and hopefully transferring my credits over for second year
Original post by Anonymous
thank you! I'm thinking of sticking to mental health nursing and hopefully transferring my credits over for second year

Hi OP,

Further to Estelle's support, it's a good decision to have realised you want to switch institutions early on rather than perhaps being stuck at that university because your credits weren't as transferrable- often first year courses get everyone at a same base level of knowledge before specialising in later years of the degree.

As Estelle recommended, have a look at Open Days to help you figure out what university you would like to study at, once you have narrowed that down, start getting in contact with recruitment teams/admissions departments for your new choices. Have prepared your A levels and GCSEs, your grades so far from your degree and get descriptions of your modules from this year via your university website, this should give the new university the ability to look at starting you in second year because they have all the information about your prior study.

Best of luck,
Lewis

Social media and content officer, University of Huddersfield
Original post by Anonymous
hello, I'm currently in my first year studying mental health nursing at the University of Suffolk and to be honest I don't like it here. the town seems a bit dead. in terms of societies I've joined some but they haven't replied to me at all since last year. in terms of my course, I love it and I'm passing everything so far, I like my lectures and my classmates, also my friends but something is missing. i can't see myself staying here for the next 3 years.
in terms of friends, I only have a few and we don't meet up outside of uni.
i don't know what to do, I don't know how to bring it up to my parents and im also indecisive.
i was thinking of moving to a uni close to home.

Hi there,

As others have said, it's worth getting in contact with your academic advisor and asking them what they think about your decision. They will listen to you and how you feel and they may be able to help you in coming to a decision. They may also help you with how the process of transferring uni works.

Another good team to speak to would be your university well-being team as they will be there for you and will be able to answer some questions for you about this. They are also there to listen so it might feel good explaining your situation to them - even think of it like a practice of telling your parents! They might also be able to give you some advice on how to approach the subject with your parents.

I would also, as others said, look into which uni you would want to transfer to and see if they have any open days. coming up. Even if they don't, some universities offer campus tours and accommodation tours if you get in touch with them which should give you a bit of an idea about the university. Also, just looking around the city is a great idea as it can help you to decide if you feel it is right for you- especially as you have mentioned that the town you are currently in doesn't feel right for you so it is important to check this out. You may also be able to get in contact with the course leader at the uni you are thinking of going to so you can ask them questions about the course, but if not it is worth looking at the modules they will offer and see if you like the look of them as this is important too.

As for telling your parents, I'm sure they will want you to be in the place where you feel happiest even if this means transferring university. It can be a tricky conversation, but the sooner you tell them, the easier the process will be as you will have them to support you with it.

Overall, I would say that as much as the course is the most important thing about uni, you also have to look after your mental health and wellbeing and make sure you are in a place which is right for you. If you think you would be happier elsewhere, it's important to explore the options as your happiness is important!

I hope some of this helps,

Lucy -SHU student ambassador.
Original post by Anonymous
hello, I'm currently in my first year studying mental health nursing at the University of Suffolk and to be honest I don't like it here. the town seems a bit dead. in terms of societies I've joined some but they haven't replied to me at all since last year. in terms of my course, I love it and I'm passing everything so far, I like my lectures and my classmates, also my friends but something is missing. i can't see myself staying here for the next 3 years.
in terms of friends, I only have a few and we don't meet up outside of uni.
i don't know what to do, I don't know how to bring it up to my parents and im also indecisive.
i was thinking of moving to a uni close to home.

Hi there,

I am so glad to hear that you are enjoying your course, thats the main thing about uni in my opinion! I think if you are really not liking the city and there isnt much you can think of that could help, you could speak to your personal tutors/academic mentors to see if they have any advice or can help you get a transcript to transfer to another uni. I would recommend going to some open days and emailing some other unis admissions teams to see if they accept transfers and what the process would be.

Alternatively, you could stay at Suffolk, and you may find that things change as the months go on and you grow to love it.

I hope this helps,

Ellen
Y4 Medical Student
Uni of Sunderland

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