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    I'm in my second year of college and I'm studying Health and Social Care level 3. It's a 2 year course and I'm in my first year(last year I did a Media Makeup and Hair course). I'm not entirely sure what I want to do when I'm older and I don't know if I want to go to university. Should I stick the rest of this year and next year out? Then I could always go to uni in the future? If I had to choose anything it would be to do social work, but I'm not sure for definite if this is what I want to do for the rest of my life or I will be happy doing it. I'm not really a college person so what would I be like at uni? Throw some suggestions at me please😖
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    (Original post by Kirstenmarie)
    I'm in my second year of college and I'm studying Health and Social Care level 3. It's a 2 year course and I'm in my first year(last year I did a Media Makeup and Hair course). I'm not entirely sure what I want to do when I'm older and I don't know if I want to go to university. Should I stick the rest of this year and next year out? Then I could always go to uni in the future? If I had to choose anything it would be to do social work, but I'm not sure for definite if this is what I want to do for the rest of my life or I will be happy doing it. I'm not really a college person so what would I be like at uni? Throw some suggestions at me please😖
    Uni is quite different to college, there is a lot of independent learning involved. When you say you're not a college person, why do you feel that way?
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    I don't enjoy all the assignments as I work as well so I don't have a lot of time to sit down and complete them.
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    college is easy as **** compared to uni!
    i got all distinctions in college with assignments, come uni, i average passes and merits (i have got distinctions before)
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    (Original post by Kirstenmarie)
    I'm in my second year of college and I'm studying Health and Social Care level 3. It's a 2 year course and I'm in my first year(last year I did a Media Makeup and Hair course). I'm not entirely sure what I want to do when I'm older and I don't know if I want to go to university. Should I stick the rest of this year and next year out? Then I could always go to uni in the future? If I had to choose anything it would be to do social work, but I'm not sure for definite if this is what I want to do for the rest of my life or I will be happy doing it. I'm not really a college person so what would I be like at uni? Throw some suggestions at me please😖

    I'm a third year college student. I was in exactly the same situation as you last year, my first year didn't work out etc so ended up doing H&SC. I wanted to drop out and do an IT apprenticeship at my local hospital, but now I'm going to uni in September to do nursing after doing a load of placements.
    Have you got a placement in a social care setting? It might be really good for helping you to decide about whether or not it's something you want to do.
    I would definitely say stick it out. Even if you decide that uni (or social work) isn't for you, you'll still have the qualification at the end of it and surely that's worth something?
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    I've done work experience in a residential care home and I enjoyed it but I don't think that area is for me. Id prefer working with children or adults an social work can cover them both. It's good you're speaking from experience so you know how it feels. Thank you for the advice, I think I'll stick it out.
 
 
 

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