for various reasons ........my son has not got into Uni - he has changed his ideas about which course he wants to do and really expected he would be able to get a place to do languages insead of sciences through clearing - however he is now on his 5th day of trawling through internet sites and phoning admissions people. I feel he should wait and re apply rather than go on a course just for the sake of it. BUT what 18 year old listens to their mum?? It is a big blow to his self esteem- all his mates have got into where they wanted. What could he do if he defers for a year? He is a charming young man and i hate to see him so morose. Any ideas??