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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
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You won't know unless you try, apply !!! There's absolutely no harm in sending off the application x
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Could do the degree then apply to join as an officer then have the police as a back up plan if that also appeals to you, it's what I'm doing. Planning to do international relations though.
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)
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(Original post by CharlieLEWs1)
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
I believe it's highly competitive, but you can enter army officer training without a degree, and study for your degree with their sponsorship:

http://www.army.mod.uk/join/Join-as-an-Officer.aspx
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