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    Hello everyone!
    This is my first question, so let's see if it goes well!
    I am currently doing A levels and am starting to think about University, but I don't really know where to start. I am studying French, Spanish and English Literature, which I am really enjoying, but it seems that my teachers are quite fixed on me studying exactly these things at uni. I'd like to look at some different possibilities to make sure I'm not missing out on anything I'll regret later! But I'm not really sure what else there is, and if there are other things that interest me, I'm not sure if it's a good idea to start something new after studying these things for so long.
    Hope what I have written makes sense
    All advice on uni is really appreciated!
    Thanks!!
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    (Original post by MarthaH123)
    Hello everyone!
    This is my first question, so let's see if it goes well!
    I am currently doing A levels and am starting to think about University, but I don't really know where to start. I am studying French, Spanish and English Literature, which I am really enjoying, but it seems that my teachers are quite fixed on me studying exactly these things at uni. I'd like to look at some different possibilities to make sure I'm not missing out on anything I'll regret later! But I'm not really sure what else there is, and if there are other things that interest me, I'm not sure if it's a good idea to start something new after studying these things for so long.
    Hope what I have written makes sense
    All advice on uni is really appreciated!
    Thanks!!
    order a load of prospectuses and see if anything takes your fancy, plenty of people try completely new subjects at university and do well.
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    (Original post by MarthaH123)
    Hello everyone!
    This is my first question, so let's see if it goes well!
    I am currently doing A levels and am starting to think about University, but I don't really know where to start. I am studying French, Spanish and English Literature, which I am really enjoying, but it seems that my teachers are quite fixed on me studying exactly these things at uni. I'd like to look at some different possibilities to make sure I'm not missing out on anything I'll regret later! But I'm not really sure what else there is, and if there are other things that interest me, I'm not sure if it's a good idea to start something new after studying these things for so long.
    Hope what I have written makes sense
    All advice on uni is really appreciated!
    Thanks!!
    Take a subject you know you will enjoy at uni. My son picked a course purely for the career at the end of it. His heart wasn't in it and within 2 weeks he had changed course. Now he's doing a course he enjoys and is thriving.
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    Take a subject you know you will enjoy at uni. My son picked a course purely for the career at the end of it. His heart wasn't in it and within 2 weeks he had changed course. Now he's doing a course he enjoys and is thriving.
    Thank you! That's definitely something I'll bear in mind. I feel like there is a lot of focus on careers and grades, which are of course important, but it is easy to forget how important it is to actually enjoy studying!
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    order a load of prospectuses and see if anything takes your fancy, plenty of people try completely new subjects at university and do well.
    Thank you ! That is a really useful starting point to actually get an idea of what is on offer!
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    Thank you! That's definitely something I'll bear in mind. I feel like there is a lot of focus on careers and grades, which are of course important, but it is easy to forget how important it is to actually enjoy studying!
    I also forgot to mention that you should also be comfortable with the university. Whilst you might want to get the full uni experience of being away from home it still has to have the right vibe. We visited numerous universities before settling on the 2 that just felt right.
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    Well what kind of things interest you ,what hobbies do you have and what kind of person are you?
    For example, I always thought I would study politics cuz I was always interested in it and I'm very argumentative BUT I was always studying Russian in my free time and I really loved it! But for years I never even thought about studying it at uni, I didn't even realise you could! But one day I just randomly looked it up on google and now I'm about to submit my application to UCAS for it! 😊😊
 
 
 
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