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    Hi, not really sure why I'm posting this, maybe just to find out if other people are feeling the same way...?
    I don't know, I suppose results are just around the corner, I've chosen my unis etc - but now I see other people around me going for amazing courses at really good unis, and I just think of how many other options I actually did have. I mean, I was always going to go for music because it's my passion/my life and have wanted to do it for aaages - but as I got older I developed interests in history/politics and classics, which I'm now afraid I won't be able to pursue because of my Music degree. Also I look at the places I applied to, thinking I could've done better maybe... I don't know - I researched loads into different unis, but now looking at where other people are going, I didn't apply to Bristol or Durham, really nice places, that I could've potentially gone to...

    But I guess everyone has those kind of feelings, right? I mean, you can only do one degree at one place, and for someone who has other strong interests, it's hard to leave them behind I guess, as with A2 you could just study them equally alongside each other...

    Sorry for the rant, I'm just in a speculative mood and it's playing havoc with my brain! So is there anyone else out there thinking the same?
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    Manchester's amazing for music though! You'll have a great time and it's really well respected. And you can always join some societies or whatever, or even do another degree afterwards. I'm doing Music too but I'm keeping up my interest in languages by joining a society for French and taking up Russian at a language centre. And anyway, you're doing the best subject in the world!
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    God i know exactly what you mean. It seems like at this moment in time we have so many oppertunies open to us that i'm not sure i'm choosing the right 'path' for me.
    In a way i wish i carries on with history, languages, maths.....oh well!
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    I have the exact same feeling. I'm just hoping that if all goes well on results day, i won't have any doubts anymore and will just be excited about going to Uni..
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    they way i look at it is based on carear prospects like those people who do things like american studdies what do they hope to gain in terms of carear prospects from doing that course? i chose a course that offers me carrear prospects by the bucketload ive allready been offered ajob after my degree and i dont even start the degree till september. your interests may be something you wish to study but you can always do a distance learning degree while you follow your carear in future. just to back up what im sayin i used to work for pizza hut and my 2 managers both had degrees one in anchient cultures and the other in a sireously strange subject, there both in there late 20 and working in pizza hut thats not exactly where i want to be when im their age. just study what you want to study and what offers you carear prospects. i personally have a passion for enginering but had to be more specific when chooseing my degree so i chose a subject which i believed would work out best for me. sorry if that doesnt make much sence english skills are not one of my strong assets.
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    they way i look at it is based on carear prospects like those people who do things like american studies what do they hope to gain in terms of carear prospects from doing that course?
    Why is American Studies always held to be so different from other humanities and social science degrees? All it ultimately is is a mixture of disciplines with a focus on a geographical area. Some people specialise in history, others in Government and Law. The skills you develop are exactly the same as those developed in a history or politics degree.
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    Absolutely, definitely yes - I can relate! You've articulated how I feel perfectly.

    I've changed my mind so much over the past few years and I managed to choose a subject in the end, but it all seems so final now - and sometimes i wish I'd considered other options a bit more seriously.

    It's very reassuring to know other people feel the same, thanks for making this thread!
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    Thanks people, feel much better knowing that others are feeling the same!
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    (Original post by Jon_irving)
    they way i look at it is based on carear prospects like those people who do things like american studdies what do they hope to gain in terms of carear prospects from doing that course? i chose a course that offers me carrear prospects by the bucketload ive allready been offered ajob after my degree and i dont even start the degree till september. your interests may be something you wish to study but you can always do a distance learning degree while you follow your carear in future. just to back up what im sayin i used to work for pizza hut and my 2 managers both had degrees one in anchient cultures and the other in a sireously strange subject, there both in there late 20 and working in pizza hut thats not exactly where i want to be when im their age. just study what you want to study and what offers you carear prospects. i personally have a passion for enginering but had to be more specific when chooseing my degree so i chose a subject which i believed would work out best for me. sorry if that doesnt make much sence english skills are not one of my strong assets.
    Did they have a spelling assessment for this job you have btw?
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    (Original post by Jon_irving)
    they way i look at it is based on carear prospects like those people who do things like american studdies what do they hope to gain in terms of carear prospects from doing that course? i chose a course that offers me carrear prospects by the bucketload ive allready been offered ajob after my degree and i dont even start the degree till september. your interests may be something you wish to study but you can always do a distance learning degree while you follow your carear in future. just to back up what im sayin i used to work for pizza hut and my 2 managers both had degrees one in anchient cultures and the other in a sireously strange subject, there both in there late 20 and working in pizza hut thats not exactly where i want to be when im their age. just study what you want to study and what offers you carear prospects. i personally have a passion for enginering but had to be more specific when chooseing my degree so i chose a subject which i believed would work out best for me. sorry if that doesnt make much sence english skills are not one of my strong assets.
    Your spelling is appalling, please edit it!
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    Yup, agree with you 100% about that.
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    (Original post by Bleached)
    Your spelling is appaling, please edit it!
    My mum is a dyslexia specialist and as her pupils can't remember spelling rules or recognise when a word is spelled incorrectly she teaches them to spell phonetically because at least then other people can read what they write.

    The accepted spelling of thousands of English words has changed dramatically over the last five or six hundred years. Who is to say that the way we spell now is correct. It's only convention that dictates it.

    By the way, you have spelled 'appalling' incorrectly........
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    (Original post by JaxT)
    My mum is a dyslexia specialist and as her pupils can't remember spelling rules or recognise when a word is spelled incorrectly she teaches them to spell phonetically because at least then other people can read what they write.

    The accepted spelling of thousands of English words has changed dramatically over the last five or six hundred years. Who is to say that the way we spell now is correct. It's only convention that dictates it.

    By the way, you have spelled 'appalling' incorrectly........
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH A that is sooo bad i spelt it wrong!!! soweee

    EDIT: even i went back to change it!
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    I dont particularly enjoy anything, or another way to look at it, i enjoy everything about the same. Either way, I'm not sure what i'm doing at uni this year.
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    (Original post by JaxT)
    My mum is a dyslexia specialist and as her pupils can't remember spelling rules or recognise when a word is spelled incorrectly she teaches them to spell phonetically because at least then other people can read what they write.

    The accepted spelling of thousands of English words has changed dramatically over the last five or six hundred years. Who is to say that the way we spell now is correct. It's only convention that dictates it.

    By the way, you have spelled 'appalling' incorrectly........
    Agreed, why does it matter if he spelt a few words in correctly, what he was trying to convey wasn't exactly lost in translation, was it? I could understand if he was using random words that didn't have the same meaning, but he just made a few spelling errors and everyone could still understand what he was saying. Who cares. Focus on your own spelling/grammar if you're so bothered, but don't jump down the throats of other people who don't have as good a grasp on spelling as you.
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    I'm glad you posted this thread! I feel the exact same! After reading into Manchester for your thread, I started pondering over whether I have made the right choice in declining Manchester for Durham and whether Durham is going to give me a 'lesser' degree etc. Also, recently, perhaps due to the nature of the music business, I'm also becoming incredibly apprehensive about what will happen after Uni. With there being so many other top quality musicians, will I be able to suceed as a professional musician? I want to be a composer but there are actually very few composers today who stand out - and half of them are film composers. And I guess with that comes the question of whether Music is a good course to follow. I could have studied Medicine for example, and end up with a pretty much guaranteed job afterwards provided I do well. In Music there is no such guarantee, especially as a composer...

    AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH! Why do we humans have the god damn ability to doubt! Lol!
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    (Original post by angus_mcfisher)
    I'm glad you posted this thread! I feel the exact same! After reading into Manchester for your thread, I started pondering over whether I have made the right choice in declining Manchester for Durham and whether Durham is going to give me a 'lesser' degree etc. Also, recently, perhaps due to the nature of the music business, I'm also becoming incredibly apprehensive about what will happen after Uni. With there being so many other top quality musicians, will I be able to suceed as a professional musician? I want to be a composer but there are actually very few composers today who stand out - and half of them are film composers. And I guess with that comes the question of whether Music is a good course to follow. I could have studied Medicine for example, and end up with a pretty much guaranteed job afterwards provided I do well. In Music there is no such guarantee, especially as a composer...

    AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH! Why do we humans have the god damn ability to doubt! Lol!
    Feeling exactly the same, music-wise - I mean, why not do a more sensible degree like law or english... it's because we want to make it in music, despite however much the odds are against us! I'm just trying to shield myself from the fact that it's so hard to get into music these days, and just do this degree and see what happens! :rolleyes:
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    Hehe, yep! But just remind yourself that WHEN you do make it you'll be loving your work and that it will pay off... Don't think about the fact that most music students probably end up working in an office lol! What area of music do you want to go into?
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    Silent ninja- I feel the exact same way man! I don't mean to sound arrogant or anything but when I was younger I always picked things up quickly and seemed to get really good at them so fast. But now I'm older its weird but I seem to have lost interest in anything 'specific' so to speak. I got really lazy in my late teens (due to drugs and other silly things to be honest) and I never really managed to re-spark that hunger to do well. I managed to do quite well in my GCSEs and As but still nothing really interests me to the point that I want to do it for the rest of my life, or even for the next 3 years. The past few years have been a bit lame as I struggled to commit myself to anything serious (yes girls, but more so my education. I have only recently, since I was about 13, been able to finish a book all the way through! But this summer I've read 5 including jane austin which I was quite proud of )I'm slowly trying harder to become more assertive and what not thanks to a couple of new friends who defo have their heads on right, but I'm sitting here with 2 days until I get my results and I'm kind of hopeing to go through clearing and maybe something that will change my life will hit me....hopefully its not a bus though lol
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    Yeah, I feel a bit like the op. You start narrowing down your options from age 14, then down to four subjects for AS level is so hard-I'd prefer to have taken a couple more if only they were easier just to keep my options open.

    Then down to one for degree is terrifying-what if you lost your one passion on the way somewhere when you were a stupid 14 year old?
 
 
 
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