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    Hello!
    I'm stuck in a bit of a rut. I'm one of those people who always likes to be doing and working towards a goal. As I go into year 13 in September I suppose the goal is now university, but I'm just not sure what I should be doing this year in preparation.

    I've looked online and read all the "things to do before uni" guides, but the seem more focused on what to do in the few months before you start your course, after you have your offers and such.

    I've already completed my personal statement (but of course I am aware it might change before I send out my UCAS in October), I've picked my choices, I've even already chosen which student bank account I'm going to open up! I'm going crazy not having anything to do!

    I would love a checklist of what to do this entire year, starting from September. Can anyone help me out?

    Thank you! Hillary
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    (Original post by hillarykeyamo99)
    Hello!
    I'm stuck in a bit of a rut. I'm one of those people who always likes to be doing and working towards a goal. As I go into year 13 in September I suppose the goal is now university, but I'm just not sure what I should be doing this year in preparation.

    I've looked online and read all the "things to do before uni" guides, but the seem more focused on what to do in the few months before you start your course, after you have your offers and such.

    I've already completed my personal statement (but of course I am aware it might change before I send out my UCAS in October), I've picked my choices, I've even already chosen which student bank account I'm going to open up! I'm going crazy not having anything to do!

    I would love a checklist of what to do this entire year, starting from September. Can anyone help me out?

    Thank you! Hillary
    Honestly you ve done everything you could just concentrate on getting those grades now.
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    Work hard and play hard.

    Seems easy.

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    (Original post by hillarykeyamo99)
    Hello!
    I'm stuck in a bit of a rut. I'm one of those people who always likes to be doing and working towards a goal. As I go into year 13 in September I suppose the goal is now university, but I'm just not sure what I should be doing this year in preparation.

    I've looked online and read all the "things to do before uni" guides, but the seem more focused on what to do in the few months before you start your course, after you have your offers and such.

    I've already completed my personal statement (but of course I am aware it might change before I send out my UCAS in October), I've picked my choices, I've even already chosen which student bank account I'm going to open up! I'm going crazy not having anything to do!

    I would love a checklist of what to do this entire year, starting from September. Can anyone help me out?

    Thank you! Hillary
    Read more widely around your chosen subject(s).
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    (Original post by hillarykeyamo99)
    Hello!
    I'm stuck in a bit of a rut. I'm one of those people who always likes to be doing and working towards a goal. As I go into year 13 in September I suppose the goal is now university, but I'm just not sure what I should be doing this year in preparation.

    I've looked online and read all the "things to do before uni" guides, but the seem more focused on what to do in the few months before you start your course, after you have your offers and such.

    I've already completed my personal statement (but of course I am aware it might change before I send out my UCAS in October), I've picked my choices, I've even already chosen which student bank account I'm going to open up! I'm going crazy not having anything to do!

    I would love a checklist of what to do this entire year, starting from September. Can anyone help me out?

    Thank you! Hillary
    You've done more than most, what unis and for what subject?
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    You've done more than most, what unis and for what subject?
    I'll be applying to Cambridge, LSE, King's, UCL and Kent to do their Law LLB courses.
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    Some volunteering could be a good experience. Either retail experience which will be useful for getting jobs during/post Uni, or you could volunteer to tutor younger kids/people in your year. (You may even get paid for tutoring - my Higher Chemistry tutor was willing to do it for free, but my parents insisted on paying him.) Plus, tutoring improves your understanding if you can explain something fully.

    Also, you have your student life worked out, but what about post-Uni? If you know what career you want, do some research about the realities, any skills you need so you know what to work on in the meantime - also, you may be able to get a student membership to a body of accreditation for your career path. (Though those tend to be Uni level or for those studying professional qualifications). Following these organisations on social media can help to keep you up to date, and can help to find workshops that you can put on your CV.
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    Read more widely around your chosen subject(s).
    That's true, I have quite a list of books, I could start locating them and making plans to get them all read. Thanks!
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    Some volunteering could be a good experience. Either retail experience which will be useful for getting jobs during/post Uni, or you could volunteer to tutor younger kids/people in your year. (You may even get paid for tutoring - my Higher Chemistry tutor was willing to do it for free, but my parents insisted on paying him.) Plus, tutoring improves your understanding if you can explain something fully.

    Also, you have your student life worked out, but what about post-Uni? If you know what career you want, do some research about the realities, any skills you need so you know what to work on in the meantime - also, you may be able to get a student membership to a body of accreditation for your career path. (Though those tend to be Uni level or for those studying professional qualifications). Following these organisations on social media can help to keep you up to date, and can help to find workshops that you can put on your CV.
    wow thank you so much, this has given me lots to do! i already have volunteering and tutoring experience, but more would definitely be beneficial so I'll look into that for this year. Thanks again!
 
 
 
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