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..
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DILEMMA / Not sure what to do with life, uni, etc. Really need help watch
- Thread Starter
- 05-01-2017 16:41
- 14-01-2017 09:38
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.