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    I wish I hadn't picked food tech and media studies for GCSE. They took up most of my time and if hadn't been so busy with course work for them I would have gotten 5 A*'s instead of 1.
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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    Currently regretting a few things in life at the moment, particularly my degree subject; there are other things I really wish I had done instead. So it got me thinking, what's something you regret (if anything)?
    Why are you regretting your degree? Not what you thought it would be or just a change of heart regarding career path?
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    (Original post by Leftee)
    Why are you regretting your degree? Not what you thought it would be or just a change of heart regarding career path?
    More so the latter, I loved my degree, I just want a job within the NHS so wish I had done a healthcare course!
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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    More so the latter, I loved my degree, I just want a job within the NHS so wish I had done a healthcare course!
    Have you considered the STP?
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    By far my biggest regret is not spending more time with my brother and not telling him how much he meant to me. I was very immature before the time he passed, so I often feel frustrated at myself for not discussing with him the "intellectual" topics I now think about. Is that weird?

    Everything else I have regretted prior to his passing, whether it be how I messed up an A Level or how I didn't ask out a girl I had a crush on because I was a pussy, seemed like a big deal to me at the time. But now all of those things seem like nothing, mainly because I can always look back on those mistakes and learn from them, so that I don't repeat them when the same situation presents itself again. But I can never get my only sibling back. Sure I've taken all the lessons I can from this tragedy - I treat my closest friends and family with more love and care than ever before, but no-one's the same as him unfortunately.

    Aside from that though, I reckon the thing I regret most is how I've done in sixth-form. Two of my grades will fall short because of stupid mistakes, laziness and just unwise prioritisation of certain assignments. Hopefully I'll just about manage to get into uni and have a fresh start :thumbsup:
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    (Original post by Kvothe the Arcane)
    Have you considered the STP?
    Yeah this is one of my main plans atm! just worried about how competitive it is, a lot of applicants have PhDs etc. I'm going to be working on a cardiology ward from October so I'm hoping experience will help!
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    I regret getting gaining 45kg in college, spending money frivolously and choosing to resit and apply for uni at a time where I had to work full time.
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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    Yeah this is one of my main plans atm! just worried about how competitive it is, a lot of applicants have PhDs etc. I'm going to be working on a cardiology ward from October so I'm hoping experience will help!
    Can't hurt to apply though. Plus there are accelerated courses for NHS based careers, like pre-registration Physiotherapy degrees and graduate entry Medicine. Always a way in, ya know?
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    (Original post by Changing Skies)
    Currently regretting a few things in life at the moment, particularly my degree subject; there are other things I really wish I had done instead. So it got me thinking, what's something you regret (if anything)?
    Probably letting my emotions and anxiety stop me from going to school. Even though at the time there was nothing I could do, I still blame myself
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    Regret not revising for my CSE's and O Levels while still at school, as, because I was off to Ballet School in Covent Garden the following September I thought my future was going to be secure and sorted. Massively regret not socialising more in my early teens, with both boys and girls. Ended up finding it difficult to form friendships and relationships with people, culminating in being diagnosed with Social Phobia at the age of 26. Regret settling for a useless, violent, lazy alcoholic, who ended up being the father of my only child, and as a consequence, although I love my son with all my heart, has kind of condemned me to a life of being single and poor, while every single one of my friends are all married to successful, hardworking people and seemingly have nice lives.
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    Tbh I don't regret my degree.... I did the best I could do with my A level grades.

    What I do however regret is how little effort I put into my A levels. But then again in hindsight I moved school in year 10 and it really messed me up (straight A student at my old school, to one that didn't revise and just fluked his GCSE's and A levels) and I wasn't happy there, although I manage better socially now due to the experience as I was thrown into the deep end.

    After that losing my uni girlfriend due to my insecurity and flaws. I doubt I'll find someone who legitimately cared about me or simply "got me" as much as that girl did. All the women in my life since then have just been.... well.... not very nice people.
 
 
 
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