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Bit of help guys about My University course

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I'm studying at University of Ulster in my second year at Jordanstown Bit bored of it and feel there are much better courses abroad to do I'm looking at Vancouver and Toronto and tuition fees ar… Read More
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banned8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
I'm studying at University of Ulster in my second year at Jordanstown

Bit bored of it and feel there are much better courses abroad to do

I'm looking at Vancouver and Toronto and tuition fees are averaging $23,000 a yr and also about $10,000 a year for living

This is about £20,000 a yr for 4 yrs making a uni course if completed £80,000, is it worth it?

Anyone done it or no anyone who has done it, they is hardly any financial assistance available to foreign students, just wondering if there is any way you no to get bursarys etc?

Thanks

Vancouver uni link;

http://www.students.ubc.ca/youbc/va/virtualtour/

Toronto Link;

http://www.utoronto.ca/
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banned8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
what course are you studying? Is it a standard 3yr course? IMO you've already put 2 years of your life in to it, might as well get on with the last year and get the qualification then look elsewhere, its only another year after all.

What do you think you'll get out of studying in Vancouver or Toronto that you'll not get at Ulster? Is it the course or the fact its in Canada?

My uni experience was great, in every respect other than the course. I did one 3 month module which was related to what I do now. I don't feel like I got anything but life experience from Uni, oh and debt, but it depends what you want to do once you qualify.
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chrishill
what course are you studying? Is it a standard 3yr course? IMO you've already put 2 years of your life in to it, might as well get on with the last year and get the qualification then look elsewhere, its only another year after all.

What do you think you'll get out of studying in Vancouver or Toronto that you'll not get at Ulster? Is it the course or the fact its in Canada?

My uni experience was great, in every respect other than the course. I did one 3 month module which was related to what I do now. I don't feel like I got anything but life experience from Uni, oh and debt, but it depends what you want to do once you qualify.


This year has been awful and I feel I want to drop out and do something new
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Johnrulez
This year has been awful and I feel I want to drop out and do something new


well only you can make that choice, and I'm sure you'll have your reasons why, but the initial 'is it worth it' depends on what you want at the end of it all. Becoming a doctor/lawyer etc yes its worth it. Being a bit of an entrepreneur or self-made man, no, unless its a degree in business, not worth it at all - get out there and DO something.
#4
It's quite normal for 2nd year students to feel down about their course. All the newness is gone and there still seems so long to go. I would talk to your student support service. They will be used to this type of problem. I actually quite like the Jordanstown campus and my experiences of the courses and the staff have been positive (my experience is of the marketing/communications courses). So you would have to be careful that if you moved, you really are going somewhere better. You could talk to your international office about exchange programmes. There are a few programmes with Canada.

Ironically, The last time I was in Vancouver (the city), it actually reminded me of Jordanstown (the place). I think it was all the water and mountains.
#5
just move to britain, or jersey - it'll sound like canada
#6
myaser88
just move to britain, or jersey - it'll sound like canada


ummm hahahaha..... no i don't think so
banned#7
myaser88
just move to britain, or jersey - it'll sound like canada


lol
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Johnrulez
This year has been awful and I feel I want to drop out and do something new


I'd try and stick with it - third year might be different. If you're doing a science course for instance you'll spend a significant length of time on a project and have less timetabled classes. My final year was my favourite ........

Once you have your degree you'll find it will give you a whole lot more choices than you have now......for instance it will be probably be easier to emigrate and you don't have to stay in the field you studied.

But its your life - you make the choice but make sure its a considered one. Good luck :thumbsup:
#9
I'm so sorry you aren't enjoying your course.

I found university totally depressing so I completely understand you might wanna be somewhere different.

Only you know if you can afford it and whether it would be " worth it" not just financially but in terms of your own happiness and stability.

Good luck with your decisions x x

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