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    My parents want me to do teaching simply bc it's an easy job (I disagree). I really want to study law and become a barrister, I've researched it so much but my family disagrees.

    I'm also afraid of going ahead with it cause what if I do decide to study law, but then hate it? Help please


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    Maybe try and get some work experience in both areas to see which you would prefer. Definitely don't be pressured, you don't want to regret not following something you could have enjoyed.
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    I personally think you should study what you want, as ultimately it is your life! You have to keep in mind that this decision should be something that you make for yourself and not for your parents. Of course if you don't like the course some students then transfer after the first few weeks into another so there is always the option of transferring into another course if it is not suited.

    I hope I helped you in some way or another, I have the same problems with my application so I can totally relate!
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    (Original post by lol123456789)
    My parents want me to do teaching simply bc it's an easy job (I disagree). I really want to study law and become a barrister, I've researched it so much but my family disagrees.

    I'm also afraid of going ahead with it cause what if I do decide to study law, but then hate it? Help please


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    If your crazy like me then do Software Engineering
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    You have to do what makes you happy. There's no point being stuck in a career your parents want you to do - especially if you're not happy.
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    Lots of TSR advice on this issue here : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/cont...-what-to-study
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    (Original post by lol123456789)
    My parents want me to do teaching simply bc it's an easy job (I disagree). I really want to study law and become a barrister, I've researched it so much but my family disagrees.

    I'm also afraid of going ahead with it cause what if I do decide to study law, but then hate it? Help please


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    You can always change your degree when at uni...
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    Tell them you'll be a teacher of law! Realistically though, look at what your heart desires, you can always do a PGCE afterwards and become a teacher as a fall back!
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    (Original post by Gapyearstudent54)
    You can always change your degree when at uni...
    No you can't, so please be careful about giving this sort of advice.
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    (Original post by lol123456789)
    My parents want me to do teaching simply bc it's an easy job (I disagree). I really want to study law and become a barrister, I've researched it so much but my family disagrees.

    I'm also afraid of going ahead with it cause what if I do decide to study law, but then hate it? Help please


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    My mum is the exact opposite. I wanted to do a degree in primary school education, but she wants me to do a normal degree, then take a law conversion course.

    This is hypocritical of me to say as I didn't take my own advice but, go with your heart if you will regret it.
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    Do what you want to do. At the end of the day, it's your life, not your parents. If you worry that you won't like law, you can do another degree (I think history is the most common for this, but I may be wrong) and do a law conversion course, which is quite popular. The most important thing is that you do what you want.
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    What if my parents end up being right ? Like they always are 😨😁


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    do what YOU want to do, not your family
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    (Original post by lol123456789)
    My parents want me to do teaching simply bc it's an easy job (I disagree). I really want to study law and become a barrister, I've researched it so much but my family disagrees.

    I'm also afraid of going ahead with it cause what if I do decide to study law, but then hate it? Help please


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    What other subjects do you like? You could do a history degree and have lots of options availible including teaching and Law.

    One of high school teachers used to be a barrister, dont stress your degree wont 100% determine your future
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    Do what you want. If you realise your family are right you can easily take up teaching after your degree by taking a PGCE
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    (Original post by lol123456789)
    What if my parents end up being right ? Like they always are 😨😁


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    Parents aren't always right.

    (signed, a parent)

    PS. If you decide to go down the teaching route later you can do a PGCE.

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    (Original post by returnmigrant)
    No you can't, so please be careful about giving this sort of advice.
    You can.. you may have to redo the first year, or be very convincing in the first few weeks, but the majority of unis let you change your course within that first few months if the one you've chosen isn't right for you...
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    You could always become a law teacher!
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    (Original post by Edminzodo)
    You could always become a law teacher!
    imagine the amount of time at uni.. AND THE DEBT:ahhhhh:
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    "redo the first year"
    "be very convincing"

    So, not that easy/practical then...

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