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    Is it the career prospects? Passion for your subject? Increased earning potential? Wanting to become more academically intelligent? Enjoy being a student?Something else?

    If there's more than 1 reason please state it in order from largest to smallest reason.

    Interested in hearing what people say about this.

    Thanks.
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    I like my subject and want to learn more?
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    Avoiding real life for 3/4 more years, interest in the subject, most well paid jobs seem to require degrees, no idea what I want to do yet......


    .........I could go on for a while.
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    This may sound cheesey, but I just want to be able to make a difference to the world. A proper difference. And I hope that I learn enough from my degree to help me do that

    There's also the fact that I crave knowledge. I love learning new things, even if they are pointless and unnecessary
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    All of the above.
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    (Original post by CityOfMyHeart)
    This may sound cheesey, but I just want to be able to make a difference to the world. A proper difference. And I hope that I learn enough from my degree to help me do that

    There's also the fact that I crave knowledge. I love learning new things, even if they are pointless and unnecessary
    Same here; my studies must always have some practical outcome.
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    (Original post by CityOfMyHeart)
    This may sound cheesey, but I just want to be able to make a difference to the world. A proper difference. And I hope that I learn enough from my degree to help me do that

    There's also the fact that I crave knowledge. I love learning new things, even if they are pointless and unnecessary
    Out of interest, what kind of difference do you hope to make?
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    I love my subject/s and just want to learn more. Hopefully it will mean I'll be able to travel after I've done my degree and that's something which is quite important to me.
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    It's that I need a 2.2 to become an optometrist and I enjoy studying it ... so a combination of job prospects (need this degree to do what I want) and finding it interesting so I want to know more.
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    (Original post by Peteo)
    Out of interest, what kind of difference do you hope to make?
    Honestly? I don't have anything specific in mind but the idea of aid work (with the Red Cross or UN etc) or researching things related to populations/society appeals to me.

    Failing that, I'm considering becoming a teacher (or equivalent) - every society passes on information through the knowledge of elders and I think it's one of the most important things we can do. I know that might sound a bit... XD but it's how I feel

    Having said all of that actually, part of me feels that we (as humans) are insignificant, and I just want to look into space/become an astronomer half the time. :rolleyes:
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    I want to make my boyfriend proud of me.
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    Being able to turn my portable radiator on, full blast, all day long, in my dorm room and not have to pay the electricity bills
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    I want to make my boyfriend proud of me.
    Is that honestly your biggest motivation?? :eek:
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    Normally I'd say something like my interest in my subject/a compulsive need to devour books so I may as well work hard so I can get a place at uni and get a degree/no idea what career I want and doing a degree will buy me some time or something like those points but atm, considering I'm sitting in the library across the road from my school, doing nothing but holding a book and struggling not to cry when I should have been in lessons an hour an a half ago, right now I'd say nothing.

    I do really love my subject and I want to be as accomplished as I can. I just feel so mentally ****** right now everything feels like too much effort.:sigh:

    Think I'll go home and see if I can pull myself together.

    I love literature, I love reading it, analysing it, and one day... I hope to write it. :blush: So that's what motivates me to work so I can get to uni and immerse myself in what I love.
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    I want to make my boyfriend proud of me.
    That some sort of sick joke? What about when you split up? He should be proud of you anyway. Please elaborate.
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    I want to make my boyfriend proud of me.
    (Original post by Converse)
    That some sort of sick joke? What about when you split up? He should be proud of you anyway. Please elaborate.

    Yeah I wasn't sure whether she was joking or has a terrible inferiority complex.
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    In order of descending importance:

    self-improvement
    enjoy the people, experiences, adventure
    enjoy learning
    delays having to make a decision about what career path to take
    better job prospects
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    My parents both worked min wage jobs and hated them, I don't want to do that. So basically I work hard at uni so I don't have to work a ****ty job that I hate and barely get paid for.
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    (Original post by Peteo)
    Yeah I wasn't sure whether she was joking or has a terrible inferiority complex.
    Neither.

    (Original post by Converse)
    That some sort of sick joke? What about when you split up? He should be proud of you anyway. Please elaborate.
    Firstly, **** off with "WHEN you split up." Secondly, he is proud of me.
 
 
 
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