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    Hi, I'm currently on my gap year and will applying for uni over the next few months
    I have no idea what uni course to do and I hated my A-level classes and don't want to do anything related to them
    Any suggestions as to what I should do or how I go about finding out what course to take??
    I've taken the Stamford test and it hasn't helped me at all

    Thanks
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    Prospectuses usually help. Admittedly, being on your gap year makes it hard to get hold of a hard-copy of a prospectus, but usually Uni websites have them in .pdf form. Most Unis offer a standard set of courses, with a few variations here and there in the style of the course. Some have courses that seem to only exist in their University (Glamorgan offers an MA in Gothic Studies, for example)

    Since you have no idea what you'd like to do, get hold of a prospectus for a Uni like Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh or Cardiff, and just browse the course offers. Don't look too much into the grades, just the types of course on offer and what they expect from you as a student (e.g. to do a history degree, is it preferable to have a background in History, or can you come in with no prior knowledge) -- once you have a rough idea of the field you'd like to go into -- whether it's Humanities, Sciences, Medicine, Engineering, or something else altogether -- you can start narrowing down Unis by looking on UCAS for the institutions which offer the course you want to do (whether that course is History of Medieval Art, or Applied Bioscience)

    Good luck with your choices.
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    My advice.
    Don't apply.
    You have NO idea what to do.. yet want to make your decision soon? :/ Just sounds like your going to university for the sake of it, when that's just stupid.
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    thanks for the replies
    I actually do want to go to university, I just find it difficult finding the right course to do, and I don't want to take another gap year trying to figure things out =/
    The only A-level i enjoyed was maths, but all the math courses I've looked into require further maths which i didn't do

    If i had any idea as to what carrer i wanted to do I'd find this a lot easier haha
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    (Original post by Krishandj)
    thanks for the replies
    I actually do want to go to university, I just find it difficult finding the right course to do, and I don't want to take another gap year trying to figure things out =/
    The only A-level i enjoyed was maths, but all the math courses I've looked into require further maths which i didn't do

    If i had any idea as to what carrer i wanted to do I'd find this a lot easier haha
    Self teach FM this year? What about doing Maths with something?
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    (Original post by CatatonicStupor)
    Prospectuses usually help. Admittedly, being on your gap year makes it hard to get hold of a hard-copy of a prospectus, but usually Uni websites have them in .pdf form. Most Unis offer a standard set of courses, with a few variations here and there in the style of the course. Some have courses that seem to only exist in their University (Glamorgan offers an MA in Gothic Studies, for example)
    How? I have hard copies of prospectuses from all the universities I've been looking at and it wasn't that hard to find them either; I just looked around the universities' sites and ordered a copy.
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    How? I have hard copies of prospectuses from all the universities I've been looking at and it wasn't that hard to find them either; I just looked around the universities' sites and ordered a copy.
    Having not done a gap year, I was assuming this was one of those "backpacking around Europe/Asia/the world" things which means you have no fixed abode and therefore you'll find it more difficult to get a copy of a prospectus mailed to you when one night you're in a hostel in Florence and within two days you may well be in Venice or Vienna. And the postal service out here isn't exactly fast...

    Obviously, if your "gap year" is just a year out where you're working/doing sweet **** all, then of course you can get a copy of a prospectus. I just tend to have a romantic notion of a 'gap year' as a time to get away, travel, get to know yourself, generally escape Britain for a few months; rather than sit at home for 14 months, in the rain, watching re-runs of Jeremy Kyle. Oh well, sorry for the confusion.
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    Okay so i've been looking into courses that are combined with mathematics
    I've come across Financial maths but I'm not sure how much of this course is maths and how much is finance
    I also was wondering what kind of doors does this open after uni
    my a-level grades are A-maths and B-acounting - are these the right classes to go into financial maths??

    thanks
 
 
 
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