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    This is my first post so please bare with me, also, hello TSR friends!

    With 10 days left till the UCAS application deadline, I have been stressing out more and more about what I should do, whether to go to Uni, not go, take a gap year or what. I am currently studying English Literature and Art & Design at A Level as well as doing an OCR Level 3 ICT course (something like that)

    For just over a year, I have been considering studying Sport Journalism at University, but leading up to the UCAS deadline I've been doing more research into it and I'm not sure if it's what I want do. Not because I don't enjoy it anymore, but because I've realised that financially it is not worth and a majority of journalism-based jobs don't require the degree, but actually care more about the experience, I do not want to study a subject that is potentially a waste of time (apart from the NCTJ course).

    After this, I have branched out and looked at other courses that interest me such as: Creative Writing, English Literature, etc. But they all look way too difficult, and I don't think I could handle studying a very difficult subject combined with likely being the worst in my respective class if I took any subject.

    Finally, I have also considering taking a gap year to clear my mind out and take a break from education but I don't have any plan on what I could do. I'm struggling to get a part-time job at the moment, if I do take a gap year I'll need a full-time job, which will be even harder to get.

    Does anyone know what I can do?? I apologise for how long this is..

    Gap year. You're not certain in any way about what you want to do at uni and you shouldn't just apply because the deadline's so near. Well, I guess you could, you shouldn't actually go unless you're sure about it IMHO. Subject-wise however, English lit would be hard if you're not naturally very academic, but I'd have said Creative Writing would be a lot easier. A lot. But I do think that in many/some circles (including mine) it's seen as a bit of a second-class degree or not a 'real' degree, like doing Photography for GCSE or something. So I guess it depends.

    If you do take a gap year, you could do some volunteer work or something? I don't know what your financial prospects are though or whether you'd still be at home or not. Or you could take a taster/beginner's journalism course if that's what you're really interested in.
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