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    Year 12,
    Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English Lit
    Predicted Grades: BBBB
    My actual grades will differ from this but I have no idea what to expect until results day.

    My 'liked' and 'disliked' subjects change on a weekly basis, however maths is probably my weakest.

    I have never been sure on what I want to do at uni, I do know that I want to go to uni. I have explored a lot of courses and career paths, including pharmacy, chemistry, biochem, criminology, english, and many more. But there's just nothing I seem to be interested in.
    Any advice on what to do?
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    (Original post by Benfish98)
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    Year 12,
    Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English Lit
    Predicted Grades: BBBB
    My actual grades will differ from this but I have no idea what to expect until results day.

    My 'liked' and 'disliked' subjects change on a weekly basis, however maths is probably my weakest.

    I have never been sure on what I want to do at uni, I do know that I want to go to uni. I have explored a lot of courses and career paths, including pharmacy, chemistry, biochem, criminology, english, and many more. But there's just nothing I seem to be interested in.
    Any advice on what to do?
    The most helpful advice anyone can give you is not to go until you do know. You will waste your student finance entitlement and run up debts for something you won't enjoy. Wait until you know. Get a job and save up some money so you can go and have a good time when the right thing comes along.
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    Hi there, I would say, don't go unless there is something you know you want to do. You will lose your student loan entitlement and will basically waste a whole lot of money. There is no age limit to when you can go to university, and just because your friends may be going now doesn't mean you need to. Wait until you know what you want to do. Going to university is not something you want to do twice, not because it isn't a great experience, but because it is a very very expensive one!
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    You need to really think about what career you want an pick the appropriate course accordingly
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    (Original post by Benfish98)
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    Year 12,
    Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English Lit
    Predicted Grades: BBBB
    My actual grades will differ from this but I have no idea what to expect until results day.

    My 'liked' and 'disliked' subjects change on a weekly basis, however maths is probably my weakest.

    I have never been sure on what I want to do at uni, I do know that I want to go to uni. I have explored a lot of courses and career paths, including pharmacy, chemistry, biochem, criminology, english, and many more. But there's just nothing I seem to be interested in.
    Any advice on what to do?
    the advice already given is excellent. however your nearly a year before you apply so wait and see. one concern I do have is that you don't continue with 4 a levels into year 13 . try to maximise your grades in 3 subjects. the higher the grades you get the better your options will be. the subjects you are taking allows numerous options. biology and chemistry are good for medical sciences maths allows things like engineering accountancy and finance and English lit is useful for various humanities degrees
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    Thanks to everyone, I wasn't aware that you could go to uni at any point so thats a great help. Thanks!
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    Don't feel you absolutely have to go to uni right now because it's what's expected of you. Sounds like you might benefit from a gap year (or two) to try your hand at different jobs and see if anything takes your fancy. You might not need a degree in the end. There's no point going and spending all that money and time doing a course you're not really interested in.
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    Hello!

    This really good advice from everyone here as I went through a similar process. I finished my A Levels and was pretty unsure of what I wanted to do if I went to university. What I eventually did was take a two year BTEC Art & Design course at my local college, and then whilst there I actually realised that my passion was in Media/Communication studies which was what I then went to study at Uni. So definitely don't feel pressured to just go to uni without knowing what you want to do. The best advice I can give is to just let it find you.

    All the best!

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    Don't go if you are unsure. If I'd have gone to university at 18 and done what I thought I wanted to do, I'd have dropped out and/or ended up hating my life because I only picked a course because everyone else was going to uni.
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    (Original post by Benfish98)
    Thanks to everyone, I wasn't aware that you could go to uni at any point so thats a great help. Thanks!
    Not only that, but mature students are common. You won't be the oldest student on campus by a long way if you wait even ten years before deciding to apply. There was a guy on my MSc course who was well into his sixties, for example.

    For now I suggest you focus on your A levels and think about what you enjoy but don't rush into a degree you're not 100% sure you want to do and will allow you access to the career you want. Good luck!

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