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    As title says, when did you know what you wanted to study at university or ''the right career''. I often get criticised for how late I left it, and my parents were getting upset when I told them I didn't know what I wanted to be/study. For me it was at the end of year 10 when I got my first results for my modular exams, most of the good grades were skewed towards the sciences/maths and I always loved studying them, did some research and when I read around medicine the science around it was mesmerizing.

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    I still haven't to be honest.
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    End of Year 10 isn't late at all.

    But it's probably around now for me - beginning of Year 12, but I have had a pretty good idea for a long time
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    Still not sure what the right career is but I realised that I was going to do a Music degree in Year 11. It wasn't so much a decision, just recognition of a fact that had somehow mysteriously come into being at some unknown point :musicus:
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    Still not 100% sure on what I want to do (probably teaching) but I decided on my uni degree in year 12 so you didn't leave it late at all!
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    When I started going to work.
    Need to be SELF-EMPLOYED.
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    Uni - I was looking at the Classics course in the Sheffield prospectus, which listed courses alphabetically. Biomedical Science was on the opposite page. I glanced at it, realised it looked right up my street and changed my application.

    Career - I Googled something along the lines of 'biology careers where you never have to set foot in a laboratory', and found a page about medical writing.
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    (Original post by AtomicMan)
    I often get criticised for how late I left it....

    ...For me it was at the end of year 10
    Your parents must be a bit heavy going, maybe you should just relax and see what happens.

    I'm 25 and I'll let you know what my career ambition is in five or ten years.
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    After I'd applied for French and Italian through UCAS I decided I wanted to study French and Arabic instead. Luckily Exeter allowed me to change course and defer my entry

    I don't know what I want to be exactly. I just know I don't want to stay in England. Or if I do then I demand to be surround by internationals.
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    April 17th 2009.

    (No, this isn't sarcastic - I can pin it to one date.)
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    Your parents were angry at you because you decided at year 10? Harsh!
    I think I'm just about getting there now, half way through year 12, although I am repeating the whole year again so I've had an extra year.
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    After i saw legally blonde.
    That is no joke.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    April 17th 2009.

    (No, this is sarcastic - I can pin it to one date.)
    Just saw this after I posted but that was the exact date of my 16th birthday :P
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    April this year.
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    (Original post by Liam 09)
    Just saw this after I posted but that was the exact date of my 16th birthday :P
    Small world...
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    I still haven't decided. I have to choose between becoming an actuary, becoming a maths professsor, and going into investment banking.
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    I suppose it was in the summer after my I received my Higher results. It made me think that I should go for it
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    At the start of year 11.
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    I still have no idea, and I'm doing a degree. Lol.
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    For uni, I chose the subject that I appeared to have the highest aptitude for, then with my AS grades decided not to apply for that and applied for the only one I got an A in.

    Career path I'm not sure, maybe law or finance as the family are well connected in those fields. It depends how I am at the end of university - if I feel I've found the one and want to settle down I'll try and find a regular enough job, if the careers above don't work I might join the civil service or some sort of consultancy.

    If I still feel a bit loose and have nothing to settle down for, I might go and live in Israel or Italy and have some fun there for a bit (no idea where the money would come from though).
 
 
 
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