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AIBU to feel disheartened that my uni would rather I drop out?

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Preggosaurus9 Mon 14-Oct-19 23:10:09

Just seen you're in 2nd year now. I'd start enquiring with prospective unis now about when they would want you to apply to transfer.

user1474894224 Mon 14-Oct-19 23:09:20

What are you studying? What are the placements?

TitianaTitsling Mon 14-Oct-19 23:09:05

What's the course you are on to not get any funding for a placement?

Preggosaurus9 Mon 14-Oct-19 23:08:48

Transfer to another uni. It's not hard assuming you got good grades for 1st and 2nd year. I did it.

Ljsj Mon 14-Oct-19 23:06:34

I'll try keep it brief.
At uni, my degree course nationwide doesn't require a sandwich placement year but my uni has a mandatory one (so, not necessary to get this degree, but at my uni they make it that way). My placement year is next year.
I have a young child, which makes life slightly more complicated as unlike the majority of my course mates I can't move back in with my parents and I can't move wherever I can get a placement.
Initially we were told there would be very few paid placements, upon further inspection it turns out no placements are local, save for a voluntary role with a charity, this is unpaid work.
The placement must be 35-40 hours a week, for 40 weeks.
There's no maintenance loan from student finance during this time and the uni doesn't offer any grants.
I cannot progress onto my final year unless I undertake a placement.

Have spoken to the uni, people in several separate departments, and they've all passed me around and the final answer is "drop out, or transfer universities if you want to finish your degree". Neither are really an option, and I'm a bit baffled that they've been so dismissive about it, they won't let me skip the placement year.

I've asked everywhere I can and I'm not getting anywhere. Is it mad for them to suggest dropping out or am I overreacting? I'm in my second year so have already completed my first year. Do not have a partner so no second salary I can live off for the year whilst I undertake an unpaid placement. Longshot, but does anyone have a clue what I can do?

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