Results are out! Find what you Get quick advice or join the chat

Unlock these great extras with your FREE membership

  • One-on-one advice about results day and Clearing
  • Free access to our personal statement wizard
  • Customise TSR to suit how you want to use it

What did you aspire to be when you were young?

Announcements Posted on
Rate your uni — help us build a league table based on real student views 19-08-2015
  1. Offline

    I can't really remember, but my brother went through phases of wanting to be:

    - A police dog
    - A police horse
    - A fire engine

    He was a lot older than you'd expect someone wanting these careers to be. :rolleyes:

    I did want to be a pokemon at one point. Yes, you read correctly, not a pokemon master like Ash, Brock or Misty, but a POKEMON, like Pikachu.
    Ah, aspirations!
  2. Offline

  3. Offline

    (Original post by HellOnHighHeels)
    That would be so cool!
    I think I went through a phase like that. I blame Jurassic park!
    I vaguely remember wishing for a pet dinosaur. Oh, my 4-year-old odd mind!
  4. Offline

    Grave digger
  5. Offline


    And later on:
    Rock star
  6. Offline

    I wanted to be a tooth fairy Still wouldn't mind such a career
  7. Offline

    (Original post by NightBear)
    I wanted to be a tooth fairy Still wouldn't mind such a career
    I'd love that! Mostly because I'd be able to fly...
  8. Offline

    (Original post by lizolove)
    I'd love that! Mostly because I'd be able to fly...
    Same! Not so much that I get to gift money to toothless kids, but, the being-able-to-fly bit is pretty awesome.
  9. Offline

    I had loads of career ambitions, but farmer and doctor were my two main ones.
  10. Offline

    Investment banker

    me kid....

    A lorry driver actually
  11. Offline

  12. Offline

    Mathematician..... then Entrepreneur.
  13. Offline

    I always wanted to work in Mission Control in NASA
    When we had a dressing up day in primary school and the theme was space everyone else came as aliens/spacemen and I rocked up in a shirt, tie and name-badge
  14. Offline

    Lol mine was really silly.... I wanted to be a barbie doll designer
  15. Offline

    I went through phases of aspiring to different careers, though the main professions were a lawyer or actress.
  16. Offline

    Zoologist for the largest part of my life, then I realised I had to be good at science, and threw away the idea.
  17. Offline

    I wanted to be :

    an author
    an archaeologist
    a zoologist
    an air traffic controller

    My daughter (who is 6) wants to be an astronaut. When she was 3 she wanted to be a primary school teacher.

    My son (who is 4) wants to be a train driver...but he also wants to be Ben 10, and a dinosaur, and spiderman, and sticky boy (his own superhero invention lol).

    My other son (who is 2) wants to be a train driver as well.
  18. Offline

    When I was about 4, I wanted to be a clown. I took it far too seriously and would only answer to the name "Coco" for a few months.

    Then I wanted to be a palaeontologist. I was really serious about that one, I was a little dino expert :yep:
  19. Online




    Anything that pays the bills and isn't soul destroying and gives me time to pursue music on the side.
  20. Offline

    An Artist.


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: May 15, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

New on TSR

Rate your uni

Help build a new league table

Do you prefer exams or coursework?
Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.