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    I was just wondering if anyone knew what university policy would be regarding this:

    The situation is that I have poor science A Levels and a poor degree in science, which I bitterly regret doing but have to face the fact that they are done now. Since then I have done more A Levels and have attained good grades in Arts/Social Sciences subjects, which I did for my own satisfaction, but now I wouldn't mind going back to university to do a course in this area to right past wrongs.

    So the problem is can I get in on the strength of my latest grades? Will they recognise how they are completely different subject areas and allow me to plea a case of now doing something that I love in a strong PS or will they deny me on the strength of my degree and say you had your chance and this is evidence of your aptitude for university study? There are some extenuating circumstances, but the overall truth is that I wasted 5 years of my life doing something that I didn't care for but felt was possibly the right thing to be doing and I wonder if this is going to haunt my dreams of a return to uni.
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    Yes but they most likely won't fund you or give you any bursaries.
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    As far as council funding for it will go, the council will only fund your first degree plus one year - so you'll have to self fund.

    If you want to do a BSc then why not find one with a foundation year that will bring you up to date? You could always do an Open University course for two years whilst working in order to fund the degree you eventually want to do.
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    (Original post by Myshkin)
    I was just wondering if anyone knew what university policy would be regarding this:

    The situation is that I have poor science A Levels and a poor degree in science, which I bitterly regret doing but have to face the fact that they are done now. Since then I have done more A Levels and have attained good grades in Arts/Social Sciences subjects, which I did for my own satisfaction, but now I wouldn't mind going back to university to do a course in this area to right past wrongs.

    So the problem is can I get in on the strength of my latest grades? Will they recognise how they are completely different subject areas and allow me to plea a case of now doing something that I love in a strong PS or will they deny me on the strength of my degree and say you had your chance and this is evidence of your aptitude for university study? There are some extenuating circumstances, but the overall truth is that I wasted 5 years of my life doing something that I didn't care for but felt was possibly the right thing to be doing and I wonder if this is going to haunt my dreams of a return to uni.
    You shouldn't have any problem getting a place; the issue will be funding yourself through the course. Unfortunately, in addition to not getting loans etc, you will now be classed as an "ELQ" student and may find yourself paying higher fees than the standard UK deal as a result. It varies from uni to uni as to how they are dealing with this. See http://www.hefce.ac.uk/FAQ/elq.htm for more info.
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    you'll be hella broke
 
 
 
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