My friend failed her first year exam and is unable to progress to 2nd year and go to BNU. She's having to take a year out to retake the modules next May/June. (Seems a c**p system that she has to wait one year to retake the exam modules!) Is it worthwhile for her to go to BNU as an independent student anyway, as she has no other plan for this forced "gap year"? Or would it be a waste of time going there twice?