Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter

    I'll try and keep this short and sweet so I don't bore you guys too much!

    I'm in a weird position of graduating this year from a three-year Events Management degree but I've already decided I want to remain in education as I've sadly realised I completely took the wrong subject route and I feel like I need to start again with a relevant subject choice.

    I would consider a Masters (as I'm not entirely sure I'm cut out for another three solid years, and it sounds ideal) but again, as it won't be relevant to my degree do I even have a chance of being considered? I'd preferably like to do something associated with 'Property Planning & Development'.

    Additionally, if I do another UG degree is it still only my A Levels that are taken into consideration when applying? Or can I entice an institution with the fact I already have a degree (lol). I ask this because sixth form wasn't the highlight of my academic life, I've seen better days.

    I just need some guidance and realistic options from people who know more than I do, any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm desperate to establish what my next move in life is.



    A Masters degree is not the answer. You will still be a fresh young graduate with no experience in any job field.
    Masters degrees are expensive (no Student Finance) and rarely make any difference in looking for a job. If anything you will have put yourself outside 'graduate entry' schemes. Staying at Uni because you are frightened of the alternative isnt the answer - at some point you are going to have to get a job. Might as well start now. Your Uni Careers Office will run workshops called something like 'Careers for the Clueless' - go to one.

    What you need to do now is get a job. Get some experience of something on your CV. Then think about what to do next. You cannot change direction when you actually havn't got 'a direction' yet. Want to work in 'property'? Then go and get a job in an Estate Agents and start learning how it all works - you wont get that from doing 'another degree'.

    A multitude of job adverts state 'graduate - any discipline', they don't care what subject you studied, they just want a 'graduate brain'. If you look at this job http://www.totaljobs.com/JobSeeking/...er_job58630900 you will see that they aren't asking for a relevant degree - just someone with any sort of sales experience from a job they did while at Uni. So stop making excuses and just get out there and get a job.
How are you feeling about your exams?
Applying to uni

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni

Graduates celebrate

How to write a good personal statement

Expert PS advice from the people who will read it

Uni match

Uni match

Can't decide where to apply? Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Two students working together

A-Z of universities

Read our guides to unis and colleges from around the UK

A student working on a computer

Personal statement help

Use our tool to get your ideal PS quickly!

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student looking down a microscope

Planning open days

Find upcoming open days and get advice on preparing.

Help out other students

These questions still need an answer

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.