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    (Original post by evalilyXOX)
    Yes i have, and thats what put me off haha !
    What didn't you enjoy about it? Too much desk based? Boring?....I'm the same tbh except I haven't worked as a real life engineer yet (but I am about to so shortly we'll see ).
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    2nd year. Finding an Internship. Proving to be a major issue lol
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    (Original post by trapking)
    What didn't you enjoy about it? Too much desk based? Boring?....I'm the same tbh except I haven't worked as a real life engineer yet (but I am about to so shortly we'll see ).
    I think I always had this plan that i wanted to be more of a courtroom lawyer as my passion for debating and public speaking was the reason why I chose the degree.

    However, I have come to realise that the types of law that I enjoy/excel in are mostly litigation heavy and desk jobs.

    If i had wanted a desk job then I wouldn't have pursued the degree in the first place.

    I think that is where my problem lies.

    I was able to take an optional extra credit course in 1st year and I chose forensic medicine. I absolutely adored the course and it made me realise that i had this immense interest in human anatomy and physiology which I had never been able to explore whilst in school.

    Over the past few months I haven't been able to get forensic medicine out of my head and i think it has just confused things further for me.
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    (Original post by trapking)
    Omg I've only been to 1 this whole first term (and it was in the very last week of term) ! Last year i only went to a total of 5 :lol:
    Lmaooo as the term started I slowly stopped going! It's so bad though

    Hoping semester two isn't like that
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    (Original post by AthiaKarim)
    Lmaooo as the term started I slowly stopped going! It's so bad though

    Hoping semester two isn't like that
    Probs gonna happen next term

    Do you have exams atm?

    heck knows how I even manage tbh...I never learn from my lessons and end up giving myself a lot of stress come exam time; caz then I have to revise ridiculously hard to do well.
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    (Original post by evalilyXOX)
    I think I always had this plan that i wanted to be more of a courtroom lawyer as my passion for debating and public speaking was the reason why I chose the degree.

    However, I have come to realise that the types of law that I enjoy/excel in are mostly litigation heavy and desk jobs.

    If i had wanted a desk job then I wouldn't have pursued the degree in the first place.

    I think that is where my problem lies.

    I was able to take an optional extra credit course in 1st year and I chose forensic medicine. I absolutely adored the course and it made me realise that i had this immense interest in human anatomy and physiology which I had never been able to explore whilst in school.

    Over the past few months I haven't been able to get forensic medicine out of my head and i think it has just confused things further for me.
    That's natural though, I mean to find something else you're fascinated by....you're like me in a way as I really like stuff to do with nature/geology/human anatomy & sports science but I'm doing engineering however you can always find ways to link your interests!

    For example one of the roles i interviewed for recently was being a design engineer for a medical company where I basically get to work with surgeons and design custom made joint replacements etc for them...so it combines both engineering and human anatomy/physiology.

    You chose law for a reason remember so you must have had a keen interest in something! Is there a way you can in co-operate law into any of the other interests? Could you somehow transition into becoming a courtroom lawyer?

    P.s. Courtroom Lawyers are so cool, like Gary Neil in the O.P. case I must have watched every court viewing on that was so interesting haha
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    (Original post by trapking)
    Probs gonna happen next term

    Do you have exams atm?

    heck knows how I even manage tbh...I never learn from my lessons and end up giving myself a lot of stress come exam time; caz then I have to revise ridiculously hard to do well.
    Thankfully no exams in Jan, they're all in June
    But I do have two summative essays

    That's just like me haha I'm T rying to learn from last year mistakes and attend all lectures and revise early haha

    Good luck with yours
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    Thankfully no exams in Jan, they're all in June
    But I do have two summative essays

    That's just like me haha I'm T rying to learn from last year mistakes and attend all lectures and revise early haha

    Good luck with yours
    Haha such exemplary students we are! Ohhhh noo, good luck with those

    I've just had 2 exams....1 left and 1 stupid report due! Sleep has been non existent these last few days but thankfully I can sleep properly today :lol:

    Thank you xo
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    Laziness
    Poor Time management -My biggest problem.
    Lack of motivation
    It's strange because in my Alevels & first year I didn't need external motivation and loved doing work but this year ,my goodness!!.I can't sit at a desk for 10minutes + .This has got to change.
    I feel like my brain is not working :/.Im not retaining ANYTHING.
    It's scary!
    Any advice???????


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    My main issue if the noise in my flat. We're in a designated quiet block but barely anyone wanted it and a few of them have the feeling that they dont care if they're waking people up. I have aspergers and one issue for me is I'm very sensitive to noise and struggle to sleep with it yet everyone is in the kitchen in my flat most night which often keeps me up as I'm opposite the kitchen. There's people from 3 flats who are in there but they never go in other kitchens and when I've politely asked them to do so they give me a bull**** excuse. It often leaves me in lectures very tired as I normally start at 9 or 10 in the morning whilst they rarely have anything before 1.
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    (Original post by trapking)
    Haha such exemplary students we are! Ohhhh noo, good luck with those

    I've just had 2 exams....1 left and 1 stupid report due! Sleep has been non existent these last few days but thankfully I can sleep properly today :lol:

    Thank you xo
    Oh my god :O hope the exams went well for you! And good luck for the up coming ones! Ahhh hopefully when it's over you could get all the hours of sleep you lost

    Hope you get some rest tonight x
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    (Original post by trapking)
    That's natural though, I mean to find something else you're fascinated by....you're like me in a way as I really like stuff to do with nature/geology/human anatomy & sports science but I'm doing engineering however you can always find ways to link your interests!

    For example one of the roles i interviewed for recently was being a design engineer for a medical company where I basically get to work with surgeons and design custom made joint replacements etc for them...so it combines both engineering and human anatomy/physiology.

    You chose law for a reason remember so you must have had a keen interest in something! Is there a way you can in co-operate law into any of the other interests? Could you somehow transition into becoming a courtroom lawyer?

    P.s. Courtroom Lawyers are so cool, like Gary Neil in the O.P. case I must have watched every court viewing on that was so interesting haha
    I know courtroom lawyers are the best !

    I mean i love my degree and the study of law really fascinates me. but what i have realised is that the study and the practice of law are completely different things, and I don't necessarily love them both.

    Yeah there are ways that i could potentially combine my law degree with my love for human anatomy i.e. a coroner. So i guess that is something I could consider more.

    My family are all engineers so I feel your pain with your degree haha ! I am the first to go to university in my family to pursue a non-science degree.
    My family have been asking me to consider medicine now for a few months and I have come to really like the idea. i was very good at science in school but I loved debating so much that i decided to study law instead as I would be the only lawyer in the family amongst the engineers and doctors.

    i have been considering graduate entry medicine after my degree, but it seems like such a crazy jump to go from law to medicine
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    (Original post by AthiaKarim)
    Commuting.
    I just can't be asked sometimes and I don't even want to get started with 9am lectures
    Don't get me started on commuting :cry:
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    No motivation to study or revise for exams
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    (Original post by moeeahmed)
    Don't get me started on commuting :cry:
    Commuting looks really hard!
    A friend of mine gets up at 5:30


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    (Original post by evalilyXOX)
    I know courtroom lawyers are the best !

    I mean i love my degree and the study of law really fascinates me. but what i have realised is that the study and the practice of law are completely different things, and I don't necessarily love them both.

    Yeah there are ways that i could potentially combine my law degree with my love for human anatomy i.e. a coroner. So i guess that is something I could consider more.

    My family are all engineers so I feel your pain with your degree haha ! I am the first to go to university in my family to pursue a non-science degree.
    My family have been asking me to consider medicine now for a few months and I have come to really like the idea. i was very good at science in school but I loved debating so much that i decided to study law instead as I would be the only lawyer in the family amongst the engineers and doctors.

    i have been considering graduate entry medicine after my degree, but it seems like such a crazy jump to go from law to medicine
    Oooooh its just like engineering, the study of it at university and the real life job are very different indeed!

    Wow, my dad is a doctor too! Its like dèjavu :lol:

    And heyyyy there's a first time for everything

    To get qualified in medicine will take you a VERY long time and also you have to think about if you're actually prepared to dedicate yourself to 5+ more years of studying. I wouldn't let the peer pressure of family to get in your way...my parents always say "you did well choosing engineering" because its a hard degree but in reality I only chose it because that is what I was interested in and to pursue any of my dream jobs I need the degree.

    Its so important to block everyone out and find your own path, dont just do something because youre being pressured into it (sometimes this pressure gets to you and can result in you making rash decisions) have some time to really think about it....think about your options and create your own path! I can tell youre good at debating though you can express yourself very well....very fitting for a lawyer
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    (Original post by AthiaKarim)
    Oh my god :O hope the exams went well for you! And good luck for the up coming ones! Ahhh hopefully when it's over you could get all the hours of sleep you lost

    Hope you get some rest tonight x
    1st one was nasty :cry2: the other one was nice though

    Feeeeeelin fresher than a mofo today :lol:. Had a good nights sleep, I hope you did too

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    (Original post by trapking)
    Oooooh its just like engineering, the study of it at university and the real life job are very different indeed!

    Wow, my dad is a doctor too! Its like dèjavu :lol:

    And heyyyy there's a first time for everything

    To get qualified in medicine will take you a VERY long time and also you have to think about if you're actually prepared to dedicate yourself to 5+ more years of studying. I wouldn't let the peer pressure of family to get in your way...my parents always say "you did well choosing engineering" because its a hard degree but in reality I only chose it because that is what I was interested in and to pursue any of my dream jobs I need the degree.

    Its so important to block everyone out and find your own path, dont just do something because youre being pressured into it (sometimes this pressure gets to you and can result in you making rash decisions) have some time to really think about it....think about your options and create your own path! I can tell youre good at debating though you can express yourself very well....very fitting for a lawyer
    In my family the males are engineers and the female tend to be nurses & doctors so I am like the odd one out in my family as i have chosen a non science degree.

    i was considering medicine before my law degree, however i loved the idea of being different from the rest of my family.

    I am completely prepared for the number of years involved with qualifying as in Scotland it takes 7 years to fully qualify as a solicitor so the time it takes doesn't concern me.

    i have a love for pathology (how gruesome!) and i have been shadowing pathologists so that i could really see what the profession involved.

    i am not fully ruling out a career in law, however i would really like to have a back up plan for the possibility of shying away from a legal career.

    thanks again for replying !
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    (Original post by evalilyXOX)

    i have a love for pathology (how gruesome!) and i have been shadowing pathologists so that i could really see what the profession involved.

    thanks again for replying !
    haha my dad specialised in pathology :lol:

    been to work with him a couple of times when i was younger and it is gruesome but it's kinda cool too (its like CSI haha)
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    (Original post by trapking)
    1st one was nasty :cry2: the other one was nice though

    Feeeeeelin fresher than a mofo today :lol:. Had a good nights sleep, I hope you did too

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    Aww hope it didn't go too bad!
    And I slept horribly last night! Ugh! Couldn't find a comfortable spot

    Lmaoo, I'm guessing you're referring to my avatar 😭😭 tbf I've seen worse haha but I'll try to stop, just because you told me to 😊😊
 
 
 
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