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    Basically i'm in my final year at uni doing AI and Robotics, and unfortunatley it's taken me 3 years to realise that me and computer coding don't get along too well ( i can code but not as well as other people) however as my course is mostly computer coding i feel like a bit of a looser and a failure for not understanding coding to the same level people do

    I keep thinking that if i fail uni i'm going to end up one of these deadbeats who can't get a decent job beacuse they don't have a uni degree, i believe that uni is just the socially accepted thing to do now after a levels, although i have enjoyed my time at uni (i've really become myself) in teh back of my mind i'm beginning to wonder whether i made a mistake in deciding coming to uni

    Basically this is a mini rant but also and question about whether peopel can succedd with no uni qualifactions
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    :console: try thinking more positively. But yes I think people can succeed without a uni qualification however it'll probably be harder than if you did have one.
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    (Original post by Rock Fan)
    Moved to University Life
    Thanks, didn't realise there was a section on it
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    I do eee, just finished my last exam on coding, I know how you feel. **** compsci!!!!
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    (Original post by Dr Alcoholic)
    I do eee, just finished my last exam on coding, I know how you feel. **** compsci!!!!
    eee?
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    (Original post by Tomsta)
    eee?
    electronic and electrical eng
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    (Original post by Dr Alcoholic)
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    Ahh right
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    Rubbish, an undergraduate course is no longer the be all and end all. There are numerous conversion courses, postgraduate courses, placements etc which you can now choose from and gear towards what you now know about yourself having been uninspired by your course. Don't lose hope but do think hard about what it is that truely inspires you and head in that direction.
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    (Original post by Ebony19)
    Rubbish, an undergraduate course is no longer the be all and end all. There are numerous conversion courses, postgraduate courses, placements etc which you can now choose from and gear towards what you now know about yourself having been uninspired by your course. Don't lose hope but do think hard about what it is that truely inspires you and head in that direction.
    Unfortunatley most of those things are really hard to get jobs in

    Example:

    - Grievance Conusling (spelling?) i would love to help people like myself (with anxiety and depression) however i would need a Physcology Degree
    - Music (More specially Guitar) one of the HARDEST industries to make a career from
    - VFX Always had a fasination with it, only reason why i didn't study it at uni was cos my parents talked me out of it
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    (Original post by Tomsta)
    Unfortunatley most of those things are really hard to get jobs in

    Example:

    - Grievance Conusling (spelling?) i would love to help people like myself (with anxiety and depression) however i would need a Physcology Degree
    - Music (More specially Guitar) one of the HARDEST industries to make a career from
    - VFX Always had a fasination with it, only reason why i didn't study it at uni was cos my parents talked me out of it
    Where about's in England are you?
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    (Original post by Ebony19)
    Where about's in England are you?
    Leicester while at uni

    Essex (East Coast) while away from uni
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    (Original post by maskofsanity)
    What average are you on? Can you finish with a 2.1?
    I actually have no idea, but no probably, i barley passed 2nd year (personal issues) i'm prob more likley to get a 2:2 or possibly a 3rd
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    (Original post by maskofsanity)
    There are psychology conversion courses that only require a 2.2.

    Work out what you need to average this year to get a 2.1 and 2.2.
    I'd rather not, i have anxiety issues when it cames to grades "ignorance is bliss" i don't know, and i don't wanna know
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    (Original post by Tomsta)
    Leicester while at uni

    Essex (East Coast) while away from uni
    You're studying at Uni in Leicester so we'll work on the basis that you'll be free to do other courses or whatever afterwards when you're back home in Essex.

    With counseling you will have to make a compromise and just be a general counselor to start with and then if you decide you do want to specialise as a greviance counsellor you could advertise as that and ask for relevant clients from whichever organisations/individuals you choose to offer your services to.

    http://www.southessex.ac.uk/course/counselling-fda

    It is £7000 for the year or split over the 2 years. But if you search for counseling courses in your area there are a lot of short courses which introduce you to counselling and cost as little as £100 which you could pay for with a part time job. They'll give you a little taster to see if you want to commit to the idea and look for/save further funding to do the more expensive and essential courses.

    With Music and VFX, the same applies there are loads of relatively cheap (compared to 3 year undergrad courses) which you can do even just for enjoyment and see whether you want to take it further. Do a search when you're ready.

    Importantly though you're probably relatively young so try and explore things even if just for a hobby and you'll hopefully find what you're best suited to along the way.
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    (Original post by Ebony19)
    You're studying at Uni in Leicester so we'll work on the basis that you'll be free to do other courses or whatever afterwards when you're back home in Essex.

    With counseling you will have to make a compromise and just be a general counselor to start with and then if you decide you do want to specialise as a greviance counsellor you could advertise as that and ask for relevant clients from whichever organisations/individuals you choose to offer your services to.

    http://www.southessex.ac.uk/course/counselling-fda

    It is £7000 for the year or split over the 2 years. But if you search for counseling courses in your area there are a lot of short courses which introduce you to counselling and cost as little as £100 which you could pay for with a part time job. They'll give you a little taster to see if you want to commit to the idea and look for/save further funding to do the more expensive and essential courses.

    With Music and VFX, the same applies there are loads of relatively cheap (compared to 3 year undergrad courses) which you can do even just for enjoyment and see whether you want to take it further. Do a search when you're ready.

    Importantly though you're probably relatively young so try and explore things even if just for a hobby and you'll hopefully find what you're best suited to along the way.
    Yea i'm 21 so i'm still young i've told myself that once i graduate i've gonan do a mini project that combines html coding (something i learnt on my course) with graphic design or VFX that i make (new skill)
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    (Original post by Tomsta)
    Yea i'm 21 so i'm still young i've told myself that once i graduate i've gonan do a mini project that combines html coding (something i learnt on my course) with graphic design or VFX that i make (new skill)
    Sorted then
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    Sorry you're struggling, but if you're in your final year, you've obviously done well enough to pass both first and second year.

    Did your university ever say anything about a concern that you won't pass? (Not being mean, but if you're worried that you're not going to pass, then wouldn't they be thinking the same thing?)

    Good luck
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    (Original post by Dust94)
    Sorry you're struggling, but if you're in your final year, you've obviously done well enough to pass both first and second year.

    Did your university ever say anything about a concern that you won't pass? (Not being mean, but if you're worried that you're not going to pass, then wouldn't they be thinking the same thing?)

    Good luck
    No they haven't told me that's the case, but i have a history of cateorphising things and i have anxiety issues
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    (Original post by Tomsta)
    No they haven't told me that's the case, but i have a history of cateorphising things and i have anxiety issues
    Maybe you could see them not saying anything as a positive. Other than that, I'm guessing you'll be trying your best and that's all you can do
 
 
 
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