This dream started when I was in college a few years ago, I wanted to go to a university in London. I did apply for one in London, but sadly I didn't make the conditional offer so I had to go for my second choice, which is a university in the west midlands. Throughout my first year at uni, I always thought about transferring to a uni in London, for 2nd or 3rd year. Sadly that hasn't happened, as I am still in the midlands and I have nearly finished my 2nd year. Time really does fly when you are having fun, as this time next year, I will be preparing for graduation.
So this is my chance to finally make the move to London, at least next year I will have a degree. Thus, it will be much easier to get a paying internship/placement in the area of work I want to go into. I have hope that this time I will make it to London, because I have been looking for placements, graduate schemes in the field of forensic psych and most of the posts are in London. All the big companies that take on graduates and pay for their masters are all situated in London, so I am feeling optimistic. Additionally, The friends I have made at university come from London, so it wont be like I will be moving to a place where I do not know anyone at all.
All I have to do now, is to pass second semester this year and pass 3rd year, as this is my one way ticket to London. I have already done some research into how people have moved there, and the hardships they faced. Obviously, it is the most expensive place to live in England, with rent ranging from £700 to £1000+ per month. Not to mention the cost of the underground, conjunction charges etc...and there is a very clear divide between the affluent and those who didn't make it. I don't want to be one of the latter, but I can not see myself living anywhere else but London, so it is a risk I am willing to take.