A). Go to Durham/Cardiff/Southampton uni to study psychology
B).Go to this law firm that have offered to pay for me to do a law degree at Huddersfield uni with a guaranteed solicitors job after four years.
This is baring in mind that...
-I don't have a lot of money
-I originally wanted a job in education/health
-Huddersfield isn't the best uni in comparison to my offers
What seems the best choice in life and what would you do if you were in my position
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Excuse me Sir/Madam, which would you choose? watch
- Thread Starter
- 26-03-2011 14:52
- 26-03-2011 15:09
Durham for psych if that's the path you want to follow. Money is usually attracted, not pursued. Do what you want to do.
- 26-03-2011 16:08
I'd choose the law degree.
Fair enough Huddersfield isn't the best university, but if you've been guaranteed a job after you graduate then you're in a much better position than if you paid your way through a Psychology degree. It's a very competitive course, which translates to a lot more people going for the same jobs ie. assistant psychologist, NHS worker etc. and the opportunities you'll be afforded are quite few if you only plan on doing a BSc.
By taking this law firm up on their offer, you don't have to worry about the debt you would accumulate from tuition/maintenance loans and you can avoid the stress of trying to find someone to hire you when you finish.
You can always be a solicitor for a few years whilst looking for jobs in education/health. You could probably specialise in some type of law that is related to health in particular also. Alternatively, raise enough money to do Psychology at a later date if you really want to.
- 26-03-2011 16:57
It depends. Do you actually want to be a solicitor? If you do, then that's the obvious course of action. If you think it's not a good uni, then it won't matter so much if you guaranteed a job at the end of your course.
- PS Reviewer
- 26-03-2011 17:52
Ask yourself if you want to be a solicitor....
- 26-03-2011 19:00
Does it have to be Huddersfield? I'm not going all elitist TSR-ian on you, I'm just curious. That's a pretty sweet deal but only if you want to be a solicitor. If you've got a guaranteed job, it doesn't really matter whether you think it's a good uni or not. My friend went to SOAS and did Law, she's spent 5 years trying to get a training contract. If you don't want to be a solicitor, do Psych. It's pretty cool that the firm want to pay for your degree and give you a job- how did that offer come about?
- 26-03-2011 19:02
If you want to do Psychology, out of those three Id definitely pick Cardiff!
However I think its important you follow the path you want to take. The law job sounds exciting and the prospect of a garunteed job may seduce you but if is not what you really want to do then is it worth it?