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Sick of Uni. Graduate now with a 2:2 BEng or next year, possibly with a 2:1 MEng? watch

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    Hi, this is a bit of a waffle but I'd really be grateful for opinions.

    I'm in my third year of an Engineering degree at a top Uni. I'm sick of student life, I'm sick of my course (boring af), not interested in the field, I'm sick of exams/coursework and I just want to move back into the world of work. In recent years I've accepted that I'm not that ambitious and probably would have been better off never coming to Uni. Practically all career sectors I'm interested in don't require a degree. Grad schemes don't interest me; I don't want another corporate job sitting in a cubicle all day (I have such work experience).

    I'll likely get a high 2:2 if I graduate this year. However, Engineering degrees have an optional 4th year with a lot of optional modules and friends have said it was the best year of their degree. Something like 80% of people at my Uni who do it finished with a 2:1.

    The idea of another year after this though makes me question living. I'm personally okay with a 2:2, I just know employers aren't.

    Can anyone advise on what I should do?
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    Do the optional 4th year. Surely choosing your modules will make the year a bit more interesting and therefore fleeting.

    Leaving with a 2.2 is risky when you have the option to rectify it. In my view there is less risk with doing the optional year (if you drop out surely you receive the 2.2 you would have otherwise received), than trying to pursue whatever employment you're after and being rejected time and time again due to a mediocre degree classification.
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    Take the 4th year.
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    (Original post by CCC75)
    Do the optional 4th year. Surely choosing your modules will make the year a bit more interesting and therefore fleeting.

    Leaving with a 2.2 is risky when you have the option to rectify it. In my view there is less risk with doing the optional year (if you drop out surely you receive the 2.2 you would have otherwise received), than trying to pursue whatever employment you're after and being rejected time and time again due to a mediocre degree classification.
    Appreciate the thoughts.

    The options don't interest me (I've looked at them all) it would just be a case of choosing the easiest ones to get a 2:1.

    I kind of feel though that if I'm sick of it now and losing motivation, it's not likely going to change and I'll just waste more time.
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    Choose the easiest one and get a 2:1. It will make your life so much easier and it is just a year. A year is nothing compared to your work time. And you can learn skills, you need in any job. in case motivation is the only issue and you are not really struggling with getting good grades, then do that fourth year.
 
 
 
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