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    Has anyone ever taken a gap year because they were unsure what they wanted to do straight out of school, taken one and STILL not known? I am in that situation, I think I have picked the wrong course and if I end up transferring am I going to look like an indecisive failure? Help
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    Why you unsure bout your choice?
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    (Original post by hellodave5)
    Why you unsure bout your choice?
    I applied to an Art/Philosophy joint honours, but now I'm thinking I should have applied to Social Anthropology instead. Because the Anthropology course is in a different city so it would have pushed me out of my comfort zone, and also career wise it may be better? I want to be a writer (I know) and the path to that isn't clear cut haha But maybe it's just nerves.....urgh I wish I just KNEW what the right thing to do was.
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    (Original post by mountains)
    I applied to an Art/Philosophy joint honours, but now I'm thinking I should have applied to Social Anthropology instead. Because the Anthropology course is in a different city so it would have pushed me out of my comfort zone, and also career wise it may be better? I want to be a writer (I know) and the path to that isn't clear cut haha But maybe it's just nerves.....urgh I wish I just KNEW what the right thing to do was.
    Is the decision already finalised? i.e. accepted the course?
    Personally I wouldn't do joint honours; but rather pick one thing specifically. In my case I did psychology. Though wouldn't worry about that.
    Writing can be hard to get into professionally? I would go for something which would offer you something to do as a backup, failing writing, or at least something to support you starting up.
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    (Original post by mountains)
    I applied to an Art/Philosophy joint honours, but now I'm thinking I should have applied to Social Anthropology instead. Because the Anthropology course is in a different city so it would have pushed me out of my comfort zone, and also career wise it may be better? I want to be a writer (I know) and the path to that isn't clear cut haha But maybe it's just nerves.....urgh I wish I just KNEW what the right thing to do was.
    If you want to be a writer why don't you do a creative writing degree - there are about 180 courses on offer in the UK
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    (Original post by hellodave5)
    Is the decision already finalised? i.e. accepted the course?
    Personally I wouldn't do joint honours; but rather pick one thing specifically. In my case I did psychology. Though wouldn't worry about that.
    Writing can be hard to get into professionally? I would go for something which would offer you something to do as a backup, failing writing, or at least something to support you starting up.
    Yeah it's finalised! And I agree with you about writing being hard to get into. The back-up thing is a pretty good plan, I suppose both degrees would offer me that "back-up" opportunity....

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    If you want to be a writer why don't you do a creative writing degree - there are about 180 courses on offer in the UK
    None in Scotland, unfortunately! That's part of the reason I chose Art/Philosophy...it seemed creative, but also "wordy" with the Philosophy side...

    Sorry I'm totally rambling haha. Thank you both for replying
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    (Original post by mountains)
    Yeah it's finalised! And I agree with you about writing being hard to get into. The back-up thing is a pretty good plan, I suppose both degrees would offer me that "back-up" opportunity....



    None in Scotland, unfortunately! That's part of the reason I chose Art/Philosophy...it seemed creative, but also "wordy" with the Philosophy side...

    Sorry I'm totally rambling haha. Thank you both for replying
    Aberdeen, Dundee and Strathclyde were in Scotland the last time I looked!!
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    Nobody will know, CV-wise, if you switch (presumably using Clearing?) You won't have to declare the change. Nobody will think you are indecisive. Just do the course you think you will enjoy more.
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    (Original post by squeakysquirrel)
    If you want to be a writer why don't you do a creative writing degree - there are about 180 courses on offer in the UK
    Or just read some books and ditch the stupid degree...
 
 
 
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