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    Need some advice. I have just started 2nd year of sports science and I'm not enjoying it at all. I live at home so uni life isn't the best. I've always been torn between PE teaching and joining the police. However, is it worth going through another 3 years of unhappiness and stress, or just drop out and go for the police?
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    Would you rather be a police man or a teacher
    Weigh up pros and cons then choose
    E.g. Salary, hours, interest

    And if you are unhappy and not liking the subject you shouldn't force yourself to do it when you have other options. Just my opinion anyway


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    Why exactly aren't you enjoying sports science? I'm not exactly sure how closely related it is to actual PE teaching, but if you're not enjoying the degree how can you expect to enjoy the related career?
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Why exactly aren't you enjoying sports science? I'm not exactly sure how closely related it is to actual PE teaching, but if you're not enjoying the degree how can you expect to enjoy the related career?
    The degree is a way of getting into PE teaching. It currently doesn't offer any teaching related coursework and is largely based on science more than anything. However, it is the only way.
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    (Original post by AdeptDz)
    Would you rather be a police man or a teacher
    Weigh up pros and cons then choose
    E.g. Salary, hours, interest

    And if you are unhappy and not liking the subject you shouldn't force yourself to do it when you have other options. Just my opinion anyway


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    Very fair and honest point. I just don't want to have any regrets in life, letting fear get in the way.
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    (Original post by Connor796)
    The degree is a way of getting into PE teaching. It currently doesn't offer any teaching related coursework and is largely based on science more than anything. However, it is the only way.
    Are you doing an integrated masters or something?

    Anyways, if you're hating it, why waste another £27k or so on it? Another 3 years of unhappiness and stress isn't going to do you good, but you may not need to resort to dropping out just yet. What exactly is causing this unhappiness and stress?
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    (Original post by DarkEnergy)
    Are you doing an integrated masters or something?

    Anyways, if you're hating it, why waste another £27k or so on it? Another 3 years of unhappiness and stress isn't going to do you good, but you may not need to resort to dropping out just yet. What exactly is causing this unhappiness and stress?
    I will have to gain a PGDE after my current course ends to qualify as a secondary teacher. I feel like I'm dragging myself through the course. The unhappiness comes from the lack of interest in the majority of classes.
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    well there's two ways to look at it

    1. why waste 2 more years and a lot of money on something you don't enjoy

    2. if you drop out now you will not be entitled to a full course coverage from student finance so if you change your mind you can't go back and try again, I'd imagine even in the police having a degree may help in securing higher paid positions and it would certainly leave more options open... as far as time and money, 2 years is not a long time and you probably won't pay back most of the fees
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    If you don't think you will enjoy the course then it would be better to drop out instead of wasting money and graduating with a bad mark. Take a year off and pursue your police career. If you change your mind within that year then apply for another course in the 2017 entry.
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    Leave immediately and make changes to your student finance application before any fees for this course can be paid.

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