Couple of years out before uni? Watch

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I'm considering taking a couple of years out before university and just want to get some opinions on the idea.

In terms of the background, my predicted grades for AS are 3As and an A/B, and I would be applying next year although not 100% what course, possibly management, possibly PPE, possibly Philosophy.

Career wise I'm also uncertain, I have thought about sales, possibly academia, possibly law and possibly management consultancy.

What I have thought about doing is instead of going straight into university, without 100% certainty on what course I want to do and what I want to do after. I considered getting a sales job, at least experimenting with one of my potential career avenues and gaining some experience before I go to uni, putting me in good stead when I graduate.

My question is how has anyone coped with entering university at 20, not as a mature student. Would it be weird spending a lot of time with people two years younger than you or does the age gap level out at that point?

What's everyones thoughts on this?
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My boyfriend is 21. He's just finished his first year, and most people thought he was their age. There is a mix of students, but he fits in fine with the younger ones, and some (most) people will be 19 before uni starts anyway.

It sounds like a good idea, so you'll know what you do and don't like.
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You may want to also take into account that the governement/unis will most likely double the tuition fees from 2011.
Doing work experience before uni does sound like a good idea though
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(Original post by Toxic Tears)
You may want to also take into account that the governement/unis will most likely double the tuition fees from 2011.
Doing work experience before uni does sound like a good idea though
Evidence please? You need to make a distinction between what the unis would like to do and what the government will actually allow!
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I started uni at 20 and everyone just assumed I was 18/19. It's really not an issue at all.

University is a big commitment, and my advice would be to make sure you're fairly sure of what you want to study and have a career in mind. Taking time out to ponder and get some work experience sounds like a good idea to me.
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im starting uni again at 21.... and now feel really old :P

i personally think you shouldnt go unless you know what you want to do (course wise)!..... as you willl end up regretting/changing and pratting about

its taken me 3 years to realise what i want to do..., 2 messed up colleges and a lot of tantrums.... worth the wait though :P
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