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    I am in my second year studying occupational therapy. I am halfway through a placement that I hate. After this placement I am free for the summer. I hate the course but I really like university and studying.

    I don't hate the course just because of the placement but this placement has made me realise how much i dislike this course. It is too glamourised at uni but it's not the same in practice. I only have one year left so I don't know whether to keep going and do something else afterwards or just quit now and save myself the stress. I really want to be the first one out of my family to graduate but I don't want to be stuck doing something that I hate for the rest of my life.

    Any advice or similar experiences?
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    (Original post by Charlie678)
    I am in my second year studying occupational therapy. I am halfway through a placement that I hate. After this placement I am free for the summer. I hate the course but I really like university and studying.

    I don't hate the course just because of the placement but this placement has made me realise how much i dislike this course. It is too glamourised at uni but it's not the same in practice. I only have one year left so I don't know whether to keep going and do something else afterwards or just quit now and save myself the stress. I really want to be the first one out of my family to graduate but I don't want to be stuck doing something that I hate for the rest of my life.

    Any advice or similar experiences?
    It's not quite the same thing but i left a nursing course after 6 months after discovering the realities of placement. If you've stopped imagining being able to do it as a career and feel like you hate it, then i would say leave now. At least then in the future, you would have a chance to do another degree (you should then have 2 years funding left, so would only need to come up with one or try to get straight onto second year entry).
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    Have you got any ideas in mind about what you want to do instead? This will determine whether it makes sense to complete the degree first and use it as a basis for entry later on, or jump now and effectively start from scratch.
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    Have you got any ideas in mind about what you want to do instead? This will determine whether it makes sense to complete the degree first and use it as a basis for entry later on, or jump now and effectively start from scratch.
    I want to do psychology at the same uni
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    As you are in your second year, if you wanted to start a new degree you would have to pay for your first year Unless the NHS pays for the degree?
    If not your options are as follows:
    See if you can transfer to the second year of Psychology. But they normally want the degree your on to have similar units / modules for that route to be acceptable.
    Or finish the degree and go on to do Psychology as a 1 year MSc conversion course.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    It's not quite the same thing but i left a nursing course after 6 months after discovering the realities of placement. If you've stopped imagining being able to do it as a career and feel like you hate it, then i would say leave now. At least then in the future, you would have a chance to do another degree (you should then have 2 years funding left, so would only need to come up with one or try to get straight onto second year entry).
    May I ask what the realities of placement are?
    I'm not going into nursing but just curious ^-^
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    (Original post by BirdIsWord)
    May I ask what the realities of placement are?
    I'm not going into nursing but just curious ^-^
    12 hour shifts with minimal breaks and physically and mentally were too draining, also I couldn't cope with seeing so many people as distressed as they were when I thoughts would be fine emotionally.
 
 
 
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