Unhappy At Your Chosen University? Think About A Transfer…
August 9, 2012
By: Lucy Lieng
Just finished your first year at uni and have realised that it just wasn’t your cuppa? This time last year I was in exactly the same position. Don’t get me wrong, I had some amazing tim,es but half way through the year I realised that my course was a bit shoddy, my uni. was a tad …hmmm, and I could no longer see myself there for another 2 years. I, for one, panicked, and when I panic, I panic. Yet somehow, instead of dropping out I decided to complete the year and see what happened.
As if suffering from a disease and scouring the internet for some self-diagnosis, I started seeing if anyone else was in the same position as me. Coming across a subpage of the UCAS website I realised that there was the possibility of transferring to another university. Sound good to you? Click here to read what UCAS has to say. Going through the whole process of deciding what other universities I wanted to apply to, I contacted them and explained the situation. Both of my prospective universities were open to transfers and would allow me to transfer into 2nd year if I met their requirements. One offered me a place if I achieved an average 65 for my first year, whilst the other offered me an overall 2:1. With nothing to lose, I applied for both universities (all done through UCAS) and hoped for the best.
Somehow I managed to get a 2:1 and this past year I have completed my 2nd year at a new university that I absolutely adore. Although my 1st year at my previous uni wasn’t the greatest, I have definitely made up for that this past year. Honestly, if you’ve just finished your first year and are on the brink of dropping out, stop right there. Think about the possibility of transferring because I promise you, that was the best decision I could ever have made.