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Transferring University

Hello!

I am coming to the end of my first year at university but I am considering switching universities purely due to the prospects given based upon the prestige of a better university. I am studying a Law LLB with aspirations to work in the corporate sector at a Magical Circle firm in London.
This would mean, though, based off of how late I'm considering this, that I would end up having to complete my second year at university before I was able to transfer. Ideally, I would end up at the University of Oxford (who don't take transfer students). My main concern is whether restarting my degree after two whole years just to move from a non-russell to something better would be worth it at all.
I understand that I would have to find two years of funding as student finance wouldn't cover this - it's purely just based off of career prospects.
Anyone who has been through a similar process/knows anyone that has, it would be great to hear anything regarding the experience.

Many Thanks!!
You wont be able to transfer to any Uni at the end of a second year of LLB.
And nor would you be able to 'restart' at Year 1 - or get additional Student Finance.
Forget it. Stay where you are, work hard and get a First, then see where that takes you.
Original post by McGinger
You wont be able to transfer to any Uni at the end of a second year of LLB.
And nor would you be able to 'restart' at Year 1 - or get additional Student Finance.
Forget it. Stay where you are, work hard and get a First, then see where that takes you.
Agree with this. The quality of candidate is much more important than choice of university.
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Original post by McGinger
You wont be able to transfer to any Uni at the end of a second year of LLB.
And nor would you be able to 'restart' at Year 1 - or get additional Student Finance.
Forget it. Stay where you are, work hard and get a First, then see where that takes you.

Oh, interesting. I knew that Student Finance wouldn't be an option but wasn't aware that you couldn't restart after completing 2nd year.
Regardless - not what I want to hear, but, unfortunately, probably what I need to hear and what I honestly expect to hear and ultimately agree with.
Thanks.
Original post by m4marcel
Hello!
I am coming to the end of my first year at university but I am considering switching universities purely due to the prospects given based upon the prestige of a better university. I am studying a Law LLB with aspirations to work in the corporate sector at a Magical Circle firm in London.
This would mean, though, based off of how late I'm considering this, that I would end up having to complete my second year at university before I was able to transfer. Ideally, I would end up at the University of Oxford (who don't take transfer students). My main concern is whether restarting my degree after two whole years just to move from a non-russell to something better would be worth it at all.
I understand that I would have to find two years of funding as student finance wouldn't cover this - it's purely just based off of career prospects.
Anyone who has been through a similar process/knows anyone that has, it would be great to hear anything regarding the experience.
Many Thanks!!

Hi @m4marcel

The university of an applicant is nowhere near as the applicant themselves and the way in which they approach the application process. Many firms now don't even look at the university you have come from just the grade. Seeing as there will be so many issues with you attempting to transfer or restart the degree, and the only reason to do so is based off "prestige", the benefits of such a move will not outweigh the cons. Therefore, as long as you are happy where you are, I would just stay put and work hard to get the best degree classification you can and go from there.

I hope this helps and good luck! 🙂

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