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    I'm a student currently taking as-levels (Government and Politics, Art, English Lit/Lang and Design) I have just started to look at universities and courses and i'm really really scared!!! The thing is, i really don't know what i want to do, but it's really important to me to get everything sorted out because i need to book open days etc. I know you are advised not to, but i can't help thinking about the fact that the course i choose will be a stepping stone to my career, rather than simply something i am interested in. Another problem i have is that i am quite intelligent academically (not trying to be big headed) but i am torn between the more academic poliics/english side and the design/advertising/art side..I'm so confused (sorry if i'm not making sense) I want something that will really challenge me and i would like to go to a good university. The main courses i am interested in are politics, advertising, english, journalism, art or law but i don't know what to choose!!!!! (I would also like to earn good money in the future) Any advice would be much appreciated please, i'm panicking! :rolleyes: lol

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    (Original post by CrispyDuck)
    The main courses i am interested in are politics, advertising, english, journalism, art or law but i don't know what to choose!!!!! (I would also like to earn good money in the future) Any advice would be much appreciated please, i'm panicking! :rolleyes: lol

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    Basically, you need to sit down and see yourself in 10 years time. Do somet that you beleive you enjoy... and get respect doing it. Nowadays money isn't a problem.. every job has a good pay. Choose what you feel you will enjoy doing in 10 years time.

    Hope this helps
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    think about where you would be happy to live as well.
    The travel to get back home when you want to...trains are expensive...it's doubtful that you will be allowed to take a car and coaches take a lot of time.
    I went to open days of unis that I would feel ok living in.

    Get the prospectus of all the unis that you would be happy to go to (you can usually apply for them online) and I would rip out the courses that I would be happy to do for 3 years and stick it on a wall.

    On some open days I just didn't feel right in the place and so that helped to get rid of some courses.
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    Thank you so much! I've calmed down now and i am going through my prospectus's - your advice really helped! thank you i'm basically just earmarking the courses that i like the look of and i will narrow them down!

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    Good luck, CrispyDuck. I'm sure you'll find a course likely to cater for your needs!
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    Nice to hear you've calmed down now You've got the whole summer to think about it, and you can still go to open days for universities you're interested in even if you haven't quite decided on the course. They might help you make up your mind once you've listened to a few talks and had a chat with some staff and current students. If you're worried about your career options, I'd advise you to go for English, journalism or law rather than art, but you can always keep up with it as a hobby in your spare time.
 
 
 
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