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Toughest part of choosing a uni

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    Finding the right course
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    A question for those who have gone through the uni application process: what part of it did you find most difficult/stressful?
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    (Original post by shooks)
    A question for those who have gone through the uni application process: what part of it did you find most difficult/stressful?
    The judgements and expectations of others who either believed I aimed too high or low.
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    Family who kept trying to influence my decision on what course to do/which unis to study at. I got lectures before I even started going to university....

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    I found the most difficult aspect to be choosing a course. I don't really have any academic interests, as in most of the things I'm interested in aren't things you can study as/in a degree. In the end, I decided that the most logical thing to do (in my opinion) was to go with the subject I did best in at A Level, which was Geology
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    I thought the toughest part was getting in. Finding the right course or uni isnt hard.
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    Choosing a uni that was decent that I could get into with my predicted grades. I may end up choosing one I thought I could get into but ended up getting lower grades and then having to go through clearing


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    Accommodation was probably more stressful since with the unis my course had less than 10 who did do it and I narrowed those down within reasonable distance some were in london and although i did get a flat visiting back home would end up taking 4h. So finding the uni from then on was down to open days what they offered which again was fairly easy.

    On the other hand accommodation was a nightmare countless phone calls and emails to private agencies asking for contract length prices etc Obv im sure had you gone through the uni and done shared it would be ok but i didnt like the idea of sharing with strangers im not against sharing but for my first year id rather live by myself especially when prices worked out the same so to me living by myself with larger space vs sharing was a no brainer.

    choosing the course again I feel most people would have an idea by now if you dont and just go along really advise against that so any body that does read this doing Alevels that has just started seriously think about courses. I knew someone who in the final year of A2 uptill deadline didnt even know what he wanted to do at uni and just applied because it was the norm.

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