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    I’m literally applying to Universities as we speak and I have no clue what I actually want to do...


    So basically my whole life I’ve had this dream of moving and studying abroad and it is what brought me close to my best friend who also had the same “dream”


    Anyway so we have decided to stick out uni in Scotland and afterwards we can move - which obviously seems more sensible since we have no means of living abroad right now.

    Anyway I’m only really interested in two courses which are primary education and child nursing but I have no clue how to structure my personal statement to fit both and I’m not even 100% sure about uni...


    So yeah basically my life’s a mess and I need all the help I can get right now

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Alannaacameron)
    I’m literally applying to Universities as we speak and I have no clue what I actually want to do...
    So basically my whole life I’ve had his dream of moving and studying abroad and it is what brought me close to my best friend who also had the same “dream”
    Anyway so we have decided to stick out uni in Scotland and afterwards we can move - which obviously seems more sensible since we have no means of living abroad right now.
    Anyway I’m only really interested in two courses which are primary education and child nursing but I have no clue how to structure my personal statement to fit both and I’m not even 100% sure about uni...
    So yeah basically my life’s a mess and I need all the help I can get right now

    Thanks
    don't go to uni is my advice, seriously-its a big commitment and I think you need to be 100% sure its the right path to take-are you 100% commited to becoming a primary school teacher as a career? probably not right
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    From the sounds of it you need to either find a way to combine them or seriously consider whether university is the next step you need for you career? Also remember that you can do major/minor and combined courses where you choose your modules as well as this most uni's let you switch course in the first 4 weeks of a semester!
    In terms of your personal statement a lot of the skills, knowledge and experience are the same for the two. List all of the things that support the two courses and then use the ones in both. Then briefly highlight those you think most important as specialised for each course.
    My sixth form suggested just choosing one to write about in you personal statement but obviously that's not what you want.
    Hope this can help you even a little! Keep it together you'll get there in the end!
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    if you like working in schools then you can be a teaching assistant without needing a degree.
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    (Original post by angrypoliceman)
    don't go to uni is my advice, seriously-its a big commitment and I think you need to be 100% sure its the right path to take-are you 100% commited to becoming a primary school teacher as a career? probably not right
    It’s always been my go to - if I was to go to uni.. but right now I’m not too sure. It’s always been my plan but now that it’s coming around I feel a bit lost about it all
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    (Original post by Thalamic)
    From the sounds of it you need to either find a way to combine them or seriously consider whether university is the next step you need for you career? Also remember that you can do major/minor and combined courses where you choose your modules as well as this most uni's let you switch course in the first 4 weeks of a semester!
    In terms of your personal statement a lot of the skills, knowledge and experience are the same for the two. List all of the things that support the two courses and then use the ones in both. Then briefly highlight those you think most important as specialised for each course.
    My sixth form suggested just choosing one to write about in you personal statement but obviously that's not what you want.
    Hope this can help you even a little! Keep it together you'll get there in the end!
    Thank you for this!! I totally forgot about the whole switching course thing. I feel like uni has to be the way to go I’m just a little confused just now.. I’m sure I’ll get there

    Thanks again
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    I’m kind of in the same boat as you, I’ve always wanted to study abroad or just not do further education (I’m set on going to Korea) but I’m really struggling to find what ‘path’ I should be taking. The fact that you have a big interest in child nursing is really great because it gives you direction (I swear I don’t have any of that). If you’re not totally set on uni I’d say don’t rush into it and sit down and just let it sink in that you’ll be dedicating yourself to something for the next four years, but that also the pay off will hopefully be great.
    Personal statement-wise... child nursing and primary education are both geared towards helping children right, so maybe work that angle, helping children grow and flourish both physically and mentally :P. I finished college earlier this year and was rushing to send off all these applications to South Korean universities without thoroughly thinking about how I’d get there, what I’d do when I got there, what courses I’d take etc. So I’m taking a gap year to just gather my thoughts and find what it is I want to do. Sorry that probably wasn’t all too helpful, but I hope everything goes well for you (I’m sure it will)
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    (Original post by Gracephene)
    I’m kind of in the same boat as you, I’ve always wanted to study abroad or just not do further education (I’m set on going to Korea) but I’m really struggling to find what ‘path’ I should be taking. The fact that you have a big interest in child nursing is really great because it gives you direction (I swear I don’t have any of that). If you’re not totally set on uni I’d say don’t rush into it and sit down and just let it sink in that you’ll be dedicating yourself to something for the next four years, but that also the pay off will hopefully be great.
    Personal statement-wise... child nursing and primary education are both geared towards helping children right, so maybe work that angle, helping children grow and flourish both physically and mentally :P. I finished college earlier this year and was rushing to send off all these applications to South Korean universities without thoroughly thinking about how I’d get there, what I’d do when I got there, what courses I’d take etc. So I’m taking a gap year to just gather my thoughts and find what it is I want to do. Sorry that probably wasn’t all too helpful, but I hope everything goes well for you (I’m sure it will)
    You should try being an english teacher in Korea, it's a popular job for foreigners.
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    (Original post by wallflower ~)
    You should try being an english teacher in Korea, it's a popular job for foreigners.
    Yeah I’ve been looking into that annoyingly for a lot of them you need to be 21 and/or have a degree, so I need to find something to fill up the next few years
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    (Original post by Gracephene)
    I’m kind of in the same boat as you, I’ve always wanted to study abroad or just not do further education (I’m set on going to Korea) but I’m really struggling to find what ‘path’ I should be taking. The fact that you have a big interest in child nursing is really great because it gives you direction (I swear I don’t have any of that). If you’re not totally set on uni I’d say don’t rush into it and sit down and just let it sink in that you’ll be dedicating yourself to something for the next four years, but that also the pay off will hopefully be great.
    Personal statement-wise... child nursing and primary education are both geared towards helping children right, so maybe work that angle, helping children grow and flourish both physically and mentally :P. I finished college earlier this year and was rushing to send off all these applications to South Korean universities without thoroughly thinking about how I’d get there, what I’d do when I got there, what courses I’d take etc. So I’m taking a gap year to just gather my thoughts and find what it is I want to do. Sorry that probably wasn’t all too helpful, but I hope everything goes well for you (I’m sure it will)
    Honestly, day by day a gap year is sounding like the better option but it would be shaving a year off of finally getting to move which is what I’m really set on.. and thank you for the advice on the statement!! That is the perfect way to get around it!! I just hope everything works out fine in the end
    Thank you!!
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    (Original post by Alannaacameron)
    It’s always been my go to - if I was to go to uni.. but right now I’m not too sure. It’s always been my plan but now that it’s coming around I feel a bit lost about it all
    I was the same as u to be honest, I was just told to go to uni so I accepted that it was the next step.
    when it came around I applied-ignored the feeling that it was a mistake and went. Fast forward two weeks I had a huge sinking feeling that this uni course was a complete waste of time so I dropped out within two weeks serious feeling of being liberated once I dropped out-wouldn't recommend following my steps
    if you don't know what to do uni is the last thing you should consider-its expensive as FUUUUUCK
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    (Original post by Gracephene)
    Yeah I’ve been looking into that annoyingly for a lot of them you need to be 21 and/or have a degree, so I need to find something to fill up the next few years
    is that a possible path even with zero Korean
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    (Original post by angrypoliceman)
    is that a possible path even with zero Korean
    Yeah for most of the positions you don’t need to know any Korean (creates an immersive environment in the classroom I guess) but I do know the basics so I’m not worried about that too much
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    (Original post by angrypoliceman)
    I was the same as u to be honest, I was just told to go to uni so I accepted that it was the next step.
    when it came around I applied-ignored the feeling that it was a mistake and went. Fast forward two weeks I had a huge sinking feeling that this uni course was a complete waste of time so I dropped out within two weeks serious feeling of being liberated once I dropped out-wouldn't recommend following my steps
    if you don't know what to do uni is the last thing you should consider-its expensive as FUUUUUCK
    I’m literally doing the equivalent to year 1 of uni in college right now and I’m enjoying it much better than I did school and the course I’m doing allows me second year entry into a range of courses, I guess I could just do 2 years and leave with a general degree that way I have something to fall back on! Idk
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    (Original post by Alannaacameron)
    I’m literally doing the equivalent to year 1 of uni in college right now and I’m enjoying it much better than I did school and the course I’m doing allows me second year entry into a range of courses, I guess I could just do 2 years and leave with a general degree that way I have something to fall back on! Idk
    sure, if ur enjoying what youre doing go for it-you have some passion for it. I didn't have much for my course and lost it all very quickly-hence my advice-I was presuming you didn't have any idea
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    Have you done work experience in both teaching and nursing? They are very different and competitive courses and your PS should be totally focused on one or the other. While I know the degrees in Scotland are more flexible, you may find that the vocational courses are less flexible (I don't know, best to check on the uni websites for sure)
 
 
 
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