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    Thought I'd put this out there and see if anyone could prompt me in the right direction. I got 3 A*s at A-level, and I consider myself academic/creative. My problem, however, is that I really don't feel that enthused by any course. I am a jack of all trades - I have no distinct passion. I'm really lost right now as with my grades I'm being pushed by family members to go to uni, and to an extent I'd like to, for the experience and intellectual stimulation. But I just can't see myself enjoying anything that much...

    Last year I applied to do English, quickly realising that I actually hated it and wasn't that good at it (I'm just good at exams). This year I applied to both Politics and Fine Art, but neither are truly taking my fancy. I also applied to Liberal Arts courses but I'm pretty certain I haven't obtained places on those.

    Wondering if anyone has had a similar experience, and chosen not to go to university? What did you do instead? Any advice appreciated...
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    My advice is do work experience is different places you might want to work in. Alternatively - work at a full-time job and apply to university later - you might realise what you want to do some years down the line. By the way, not everyone works in the sector they do their degree in - don't restrict yourself
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    congratulations on ur grades, I suggest you do a higher apprenticeship. You will gain a national vocational qualification, fantastic salary, and earn valuable job skills. If you stick to an apprenticeship (depending on your chosen job role) you can expect anywhere between £27k to £50. good luck and go have some fun.
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    (Original post by creamteapunk)
    Thought I'd put this out there and see if anyone could prompt me in the right direction. I got 3 A*s at A-level, and I consider myself academic/creative. My problem, however, is that I really don't feel that enthused by any course. I am a jack of all trades - I have no distinct passion. I'm really lost right now as with my grades I'm being pushed by family members to go to uni, and to an extent I'd like to, for the experience and intellectual stimulation. But I just can't see myself enjoying anything that much...

    Last year I applied to do English, quickly realising that I actually hated it and wasn't that good at it (I'm just good at exams). This year I applied to both Politics and Fine Art, but neither are truly taking my fancy. I also applied to Liberal Arts courses but I'm pretty certain I haven't obtained places on those.

    Wondering if anyone has had a similar experience, and chosen not to go to university? What did you do instead? Any advice appreciated...
    Maybe consider applying to a foreign university? They might have broader courses. I'd read stuff until you find something you're interested in, or get a job and go to university later.
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    If you don't feel right going to uni then don't, take some time out, get a job, try out a few different jobs, maybe try to gain some experience in a few areas of interest, you might find that you love working in a certain environment and may decide to go to uni later on down the line to advance in that career path. It's a trial and error situation really, but better that than to waste a few years at uni now doing something you don't enjoy.

    I spent years in and out of college, completely unsure about my future but after a few years doing jobs that I hate and a lot of research into careers that I would like to pursue, I decided that uni was the only way forward for me, that may not be the case for you, but after some experience and some time to think about what you really want to do, you'll be able to make a decision then, be it through uni or something else entirely.
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    I think uni is such a heavy investment that you need to be fully committed to exceed at it. Take a year out, see how you feel, apply next year
 
 
 
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