is it best to take a gap year before uni?

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emmz
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just wonderin coz unis go off predicted grades and my predictions are like D's lol but im hoping to get higher. So do ya think a gap year is the answer. Is any1 else takin one after college
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I wish I had taken a gap year and travelled a bit. you are too busy trying to get a job and pay off the debts after graduation to travel
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No, taking a gap year is the worst thing to do. It puts you off your studies and it wastes a year and most people do nothing anyway.
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A lot of people do use gap years productively, getting jobs or travelling or volunteering for something or some other activity, employers value this because it shows an independence and maturity in the person, among other things. But it may mess up your studies if you want to do a course like Maths where prior knowledge is essential and you need to stay fresh on it all.
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i think a gap year will b good!!
im think im having a gap yr!! get some money together for uni! then again i got a flat to pay for!! so i wont save!!
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they dont suit everyone...if your going to have one, what are you planning on doing with it.

in exeter most people ive met did and from this theres the people who did nothing- and don really look like they'll still b here next year and then theres the ones who really did something- and it so obvious because they know how to deal with most situations...that us young ones dont.

love Katy ***
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some of my friends are planning to take a year out, the sad thing is most of them say they are going to "work"

personally i think that is a bit of a waste really, you are only 18 once! and to spend the year working when you could be at uni going out and doin "young" things is a bit sad IMO.

travelling would be fantastic but i would see me spending most of the year saving up 4 it, and trying to balance this with uni saving and social life would be a drag
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(Original post by MattG)
some of my friends are planning to take a year out, the sad thing is most of them say they are going to "work"

personally i think that is a bit of a waste really, you are only 18 once! and to spend the year working when you could be at uni going out and doin "young" things is a bit sad IMO.

travelling would be fantastic but i would see me spending most of the year saving up 4 it, and trying to balance this with uni saving and social life would be a drag


I wish I'd taken a gap year - you could spend part of it working and part travelling , it wouldn't need to be a total drag. And all the people here who've taken gap years seem a lot more mature and well-rounded than those of us who went straight to uni - I feel like a baby in comparison...!
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