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    Due to pressure from my parents and the lack of financial support from my dad unless I goto the university he says :mad: I've had to withdraw my offer from Northumbria to do Solicitor exempting Degree LLB (M100) which is as some of you will know a LLB but with the LPC incorporated into it, a great course to do as it means your not competing for places in your forth year.

    So it looks like I'm going to Teesside, I'm pretty damn sure I'm exceeded the offer of 240 UCAS points and I needed 320 for Northumbria and was hoping to go there.

    But because the parents don't want me far away from home and have alot of power over me since they will force me to sell my car, instantly get a job to fund my university day to day living and accomdation, I won't get much of a maintainance allowance either as my dad earns a 6 figure salary, So I'm stuck but I want a degree so I'll have to goto Teesside or maybe look into Clearing.

    So I'm going to Teesside, I've never liked middlesbrough having lived here for 18 years!

    Plus I'm not sure what type of people I'm going to meet not to sound snobby but Northumbria is much more highly regarded, Teesside doesn't even have many threads or it's own forum on TSR!

    So not only do I think I've made a terrible mistakes because the degree won't be highly regarded and I'm going have to compete for a place on a LPC, most likely at Northumbria for my 4th year.

    I also feel I've made a terrible mistake with regards to the type of people I'm going to meet, I love the geordie mentality, newcastle is a much better night out than middlesbrough and I imagine the people who'll attend northumbria/newcastle will be alot more varied and at the risk of sounding totally prestige snobbish more intelligent and cultured.

    I almost feel I'm cheating myself in life, for the next 4 years and seriously damaging my future career prospects since I want to go into the competitive corporate/commerical specialisation in law as a solicitor.

    Someone reassure me or reinforce the fact I've made a huge mistake.

    Thanks.
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    You don't really 'compete' for the LPC, as far as I know. Although, at least Northumbria is in the top 50 Unis for law. If you're not going to be happy at home, it wouldn't surprise me if it affects your degree performance, tbh. You should really try to persuade your parents that your choice of degree, uni, and living style should be your own by then.
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    You withdrew already? I would have told my parents to stfu, its YOUR choice, not theirs. My lord
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    (Original post by *Star*Guitar*)
    You don't really 'compete' for the LPC, as far as I know. Although, at least Northumbria is in the top 50 Unis for law. If you're not going to be happy at home, it wouldn't surprise me if it affects your degree performance, tbh. You should really try to persuade your parents that your choice of degree, uni, and living style should be your own by then.
    You don't compete for an LPC?

    Care to enlighten me why you think this?

    I know Leeds and Northumbria do it full time for a year and I know it's nowhere as near compete as it is obtaining a training contract, but it's still pretty damn competitive.

    I don't know what to do, I don't even know If I want to do law anymore.

    How can I get into business management without starting my own company, without any experience etc.

    Ahhh what the **** do I want to do???
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    If you did this recently then call up UCAS asap and tell them you made a mistake. You're an adult, and where you go to university is your decision.
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    Well it's a good job you're not overreacting.
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    (Original post by βored)
    If you did this recently then call up UCAS asap and tell them you made a mistake. You're an adult, and where you go to university is your decision.
    No Northumbria have rejected my offer now it's too late it's shown up on my UCAS form as unsuccessful
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    (Original post by SomeonecalledJohnny)
    Plus I'm not sure what type of people I'm going to meet not to sound snobby but Northumbria is much more highly regarded, Teesside doesn't even have many threads or it's own forum on TSR!
    Your not going to some uni because iit hasnt got its own forum on TSR!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    (Original post by SomeonecalledJohnny)
    You don't compete for an LPC?
    Care to enlighten me why you think this?

    I know Leeds and Northumbria do it full time for a year and I know it's nowhere as near compete as it is obtaining a training contract, but it's still pretty damn competitive.
    There are loads of places for the LPC/BVC, compared to the amount who do one of these courses and then go on to secure a TC/Pupillage. Even with a 2:2 people go on to do it. (I won't do it unless I already have a TC secured though, or else its just financial suicide).

    (Original post by SomeonecalledJohnny)
    I don't know what to do, I don't even know If I want to do law anymore.
    How can I get into business management without starting my own company, without any experience etc.
    Business management is a totally different ball game. Again, you could do a degree in it, but probably the best thing would be to work your way up in a business. Or do a different degree, then do a Masters in business. That's what my boss did, became a barrister after the LL.B, and is now doing a Masters in business, which he prefers now.
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    (Original post by Missmeem)
    You withdrew already? I would have told my parents to stfu, its YOUR choice, not theirs. My lord
    I couldn't unless I could get a job of like at least £8,000 a year which would surely affect my grades because for a part time job that would mean working unsociable hours all the time.

    Says the Accommodation was £3,909 P/A

    I think that was the cheapest accommodation they did too, I put down for the more luxurious ones right near my campus which were more like £5k

    My Loan was only for £2,000 because of my dad's salary and without support from my parents that is a £1,900 shortfall without what it will cost to eat, drink etc. So already I'm screwed!

    Now they tell me they'll be moving to Scotland soon! so what the hell do I do then. I could of gone to Glasgow or Edinburgh! although I'm not familar with their courses and Scottish law is alot different from the law in England and Wales so I'm sure it would affect the course content. Plus is I get to live in a rather big house on my own, but it will just feel big and empty I suppose
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    What the hell are you/they thinking? Go wherever the hell you like.
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    Is a Degree from Teesside really that bad, I don't know anyone whose going there, who is there or who has gone there.

    TSR doesn't seem to have any students from there on here

    An advantage I suppose is a good student union and some of the best learning support in the country?
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    (Original post by SomeonecalledJohnny)
    No Northumbria have rejected my offer now it's too late it's shown up on my UCAS form as unsuccessful
    Okay, then I think if you are serious about not wanting to go to Teeside then clearing is your best option. If you don't know much about it then you can find all the information about how it all works and read about other people's experiences on the TSR wiki (the link is http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Clearing).

    Don't go to Teeside because you think it will be easier or make your parents happy because you'll probably end up miserable for 3 years or end up dropping out and wasting a lot of money. Oh and don't worry so much, you haven't screwed up your entire life at all, all mistakes can be fixed.
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    If you've already made the decision and given up a place at Northumbria then you need to be as positive as you can be about the decision you've made - there's no point dwelling on what might have been.

    If you think that Teeside does not have an online community presence then start one

    If you are desperately unhappy with the idea of going to Teeside then you need to stand up for what you want and go through clearing.

    Good luck!
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    I think I may just have screwed my entire life up....
    Really annoyed me
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    Damn, I can see why people play with guns and jump off bridge now!

    I think I'll just goto Teesside and do Law and then a Masters in Business Management or Business Strategy.

    Then try and get a job.

    Rather than Pump money into a LPC, then the Professional Development Course, then Renewing my Practicing Certificate every Year!
    You've got to spend to accumulate though I suppose.

    I'm more worried about the people that I meet at Teesside over Northumbria, that's what I'm nervous about that they won't be on the same level as me, like you guys are.
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    You're most likely aware of this yourself: Teesside seems to be quite popular with local students, with the majority of them living at home. A few of my close friends are there and they're actually rather bright (they really should be [and in the case of one, were] at better universities); I would be very surprised though if the majority of students were on their intellectual level.

    Having said that, a law degree from Northumbria would be a much better use of your time and money than 3/4 years spent at Teesside, in my opinion. You mention that your parents want you to stay close at home; why then are they insisting that you go to Teesside when they're planning on moving to Scotland?
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    I agree with the general posts of live your own life not your parents' life! However I also agree that Teeside might not be so bad. However, seeing that you feel you won't be happy at Teeside and aren't satisfied with the course, I don't think you should go there. As other people say, if you're not happy then four years is a long time to put up with and it could damage your performance which will be important.

    Have you called Northumbria? If you rejected their offer then obviously that will show up on UCAS. However you don't actually know for sure whether they may not still be willing to take you.
    Secondly, have you considered a gap year? I think applying for University places with your A level results in hand often gives you an advantage. If you get an ok job for a year then you can save alot of money and it will give you the freedom to apply to wherever you want to go next year. I think this would be a sensible solution and it would also convince your parents that you're committed to your own decision. Additionally a year of work experience is no bad thing and could be an advantage if you state on your next personal statement that it was motivated by your desire to fund your studies. It will also look good to future employers, and really a year isn't that long!
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    Why don't you re-apply through extra to a university you'd prefer and apply for non-income based student finance?
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    (Original post by Craghyrax)
    I agree with the general posts of live your own life not your parents' life! However I also agree that Teeside might not be so bad. However, seeing that you feel you won't be happy at Teeside and aren't satisfied with the course, I don't think you should go there. As other people say, if you're not happy then four years is a long time to put up with and it could damage your performance which will be important.

    Have you called Northumbria? If you rejected their offer then obviously that will show up on UCAS. However you don't actually know for sure whether they may not still be willing to take you.
    Secondly, have you considered a gap year? I think applying for University places with your A level results in hand often gives you an advantage. If you get an ok job for a year then you can save alot of money and it will give you the freedom to apply to wherever you want to go next year. I think this would be a sensible solution and it would also convince your parents that you're committed to your own decision. Additionally a year of work experience is no bad thing and could be an advantage if you state on your next personal statement that it was motivated by your desire to fund your studies. It will also look good to future employers, and really a year isn't that long!
    This is a good idea. You should do this.
 
 
 
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