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Old 05-14-2015, 10:42 AM   #781
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I'm busy trying to work out the route to Uni. I'm 27 now with no real qualifications to my name but plenty of fairly relevant industry experience. Looking to go into engineering. Gotta work out if I need to get A-Levels first or if I can do an access year or a HNC.

All quite confusing.


I could be wrong, but I would think that with the experience you have, at the very least you should be able to get on to a foundation degree in engineering - most universities that offer these will also offer a "top-up" course after successful completion, getting you the full degree.

These path takes 5 years (3 foundation, 2 top up), but might be something worth considering pal.

It's probably worth speaking to the universities you're considering - as an adult learner, I don't think they would really be that focussed on your A-Level qualifications, considering that was a decade ago for you. Having the experience in the field you're considering studying should be more than enough I would have thought
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Old 05-14-2015, 11:37 AM   #782
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My first year is prerequisites which I am currently taking over the summer, so that's why I think it's gonna be a lot more fun than right now. Also mine is a professional course (though I might do a tiny bit of research here and there) and I'm really looking forward to clinical placements and externships because I love working with people, not studying on my own all day.

but you'll probably be right about my second and third year

It differs per degree. But for my MPhil I got so much horribly difficult homework. Everyone was spending days till 24:00 just to finish it. It was the best program in that field in the country so that explains why probably, but still... it wrecked me.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:31 PM   #783
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I don't know what I'm getting myself into. About to finish my first year at Uni and I figured I need to pick a major before it's too late. Decided I might go with biochemistry (even though I'm not 100% on board) since making chemicals or medicine to help people out appeals to me. Except I have a developed hatred for math. Most of the pre-reqs are taken though so I might be taking classes in areas I've already done. I'm taking Calc I for the second time. Wtf am I doing
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:17 PM   #784
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on that borderline too except I'm revising like crazy. hard to BS a 2.5 hour written law exam that counts for 100% of your grade


I know a lot of people that do Law, and I feel that those 100% exams are pretty stupid. It should really all be balanced through January exams and some coursework, which would show the quality of your work throughout instead of pressurising students in one exam. Still, it's hardly at the top of my list of problems with the English uni system.

Good luck anyways, I've only got three 50% exams and I'm stressed enough.
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Old 05-15-2015, 06:52 PM   #785
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Just comin to say congrats to anyone graduating or finishing their first year! I'm going into my fifth right now... About to take 15 hours over the summer Thankfully I'm a business major so it should go pretty smooth
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:16 PM   #786
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Sat my last exam today, went out got drunk with a few uni peeps, gd times. Been a great 4 years
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