Drop out of University? Please Help! Watch
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It's worth noting that if you want to apply as an officer then you NEED that degree. A few family members have done it and they said that the non-graduates were typically younger and less respected and even disrespected as a result which can be pretty disastrous if you're leading a team. So if you wanna be an officer, degree is the way to go and I say go for it!
(P.S in case you're ambitious, I believe you can't be promoted past major unless you're a graduate)
Bit of background information; I was a pretty much average academically in GCSE’s (9Cs, 1B). I have never had a definitive career path or a direction i want to go in life. Ive had idea’s but somehow always make excuses or change my mind. Anyway, I went on to 6th form, and ended up re-taking a year, as i kinda wasted my first year. After that I got my head down and worked hard, and got better grades than i was expecting, which ended up getting me into university. Although i always thought i wanted to go to University, I’m considering whether it is right/beneficial for me. I study Criminology, which lets be honest is a pretty average degree, and have no idea if i actually want to do anything related to this subject area. I have always been keen on entering the armed forces, and am currently part of the OTC, which i enjoy very much. Although i love this and have seriously considered trying to enter as an officer, i believe i won’t make the cut, and am just not sure if the lifestyle is for me. Im now enetring my second term in my 1st Year at university, and believe i need to make a decision soon, otherwise i feel like I’m just wasting time. Any advice would be greatly appreciated