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With this snow hitting heavy i have just been sitting with the heater thinking about life LOL

One of those days.
So this has led to me to think more about university and what degree i actually want to do?

Ive changed my mind many , many times since year 11 because of 'bad stories' of ohh they cant get a job and what not, it started as wanting to do aeronautical engineering, then chemical, then pure chemistry, then economics and maths..

Frankly im confused LOL tbh the subject i ENJOY the most at the moment is chemistry, i find it fascinating and i am probably best at it, and im currently in my first year of AS .

I hear that theres more money in economics, but i swear so many people are doing degrees in it, and less and less people talking about chemistry at uni ?

So i was wondering if theres any chemistry students/graduates here and what job they have now or of any job prospects ?

the $$$$ is a factor ofcourse, but not everything .
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Chemistry at uni is tough, and it takes a lot of dedication, but it's also very interesting. I'm currently in my third year. It's a lot of work, but I think it'll be worth it (fingers crossed!).

It involves a lot of different skills - group work, time keeping, organisation etc - and it presents many opportunities at the end of the degree. I've heard that a lot of chemistry graduates go on to be accountants - not sure if that's true but if it is then there's your money! Also conversion courses after your degree can allow you to become a specialised teacher, or lawyer (possibly others but I'm not sure).

Hope this helps!
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Is there a lot of maths in it ? And a lot of theory? or is it it all just mechanisms and organic chemistry..

i prefer the physics side of it !! With orbitals and stuff like that .

But i am really interested in chemistry and so i want to take it further.

How many hours a week do you put it ? And what uni are you doing it at?

At the moment for AS im on unit 2 which is mainly mechanisms and organic chemistry and i probably put about 3/4 hours a week and i manage to get 80-85% in most of the tests my teachers give me .

But i reckon it gets even harder, but even now the work load is a lot !
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(Original post by KZA)
Is there a lot of maths in it ? And a lot of theory? or is it it all just mechanisms and organic chemistry..

i prefer the physics side of it !! With orbitals and stuff like that .

But i am really interested in chemistry and so i want to take it further.

How many hours a week do you put it ? And what uni are you doing it at?

At the moment for AS im on unit 2 which is mainly mechanisms and organic chemistry and i probably put about 3/4 hours a week and i manage to get 80-85% in most of the tests my teachers give me .

But i reckon it gets even harder, but even now the work load is a lot !
It depends what topic you're studying as to the level of maths, but certainly with the physical side there is. I'm only in my first year, but a lot of the topics we've covered have been physical (I'm not a fan of organic either). Next year (and all subsequent years) you get to choose your own options, so whilst you can't escape all organic you can look prefentially into the physical side. Or just avoid all biochemistry, like I did.

In a week, I have 10-12 hours of lectures, 2-4 hours of workshops, at least one 1-hour tutorial and a whole day dedicated to labs (8 hours, but you're not required to stay that long if you finish early). You're expected to read/study 4 hours on top of each lecture course (these span 3/4 weeks), but it's not enforced - and to be honest, it should really be how much you think you need.
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