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    Heyeveryone, I need a little advise. I am really struggling to figure out what I want to do at university as I am finding it extremely hard to figure out what I'm interested in and what I want to do!! The more I think about it the more I am getting confused.
    I am 19 and have done art English language and geography at A level, however English and geography isn't something I want to peruse further (is that a bad thing?). I decided to go along with everyone to university at 18 but the art degree didn't live up to what I thought it would be as I found it slightly uninteresting and I like to learn new things which this degree didn't give me.
    I know I really want to go to university some day but I feel like I dont know what to do as a course which is stressing me out more than ever? Will I be left behind if I go back as a mature student? Will I cope getting back into it?
    Has anyone been in the same position as me not knowing want they are interested in and how they overcame it?
    How did you find what you wanted to do? Has anyone got to the same position as me where they haven't decided what they wanted to do yet and gone back when they're ready?
    I really need your experience stories and advise on what I should do!
    Thank youuuuuu
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    I'm not sure why you think going to uni is such a big thing. Most people go to uni to study something they enjoy or improve their job prospects in a particular field. You may not need to based on that. Think about what you enjoy doing, what you're good at and what skills you have. Then think about jobs you might like to do and what you need to do them. Get some work experience to work out what you enjoy and what you don't. Then work out what you need to do.
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    Well I want to go to university to improve my job prospects and broaden my horizons! I enjoy helping people and giving advise to their problems, I enjoy talking to people one to one to help identify what they need to do to improve whatever they want. I am a very organised person and like to plan things. I have good communication skills and work well independently and as a team. I just really don't know what to do and it's scaring me so much!!!! I don't know what way I should go...

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    Why do you have to go to university at all? At least right now anyway? University isn't for all, and it certainly isn't the holy grail. I was rather alarmed to find that there are students on my teaching course who are only in it for nothing better to do. Don't be like them.

    Get yourself a job and live life for a bit. Go travelling. Have fun. Enjoy yourself. Read. You are only young once, but you have the rest of your life to go to university and have a boring career.

    Good luck!
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    I know it's not ... I'm just worried that I won't find anything that I enjoy and will end up in a bad career that I don't like. Do you reckon it'll come to me some day that I'll wake up and think that's it I know what I want to do?

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