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    • Thread Starter

    For real, how many of you are at uni because it's the "done thing" that's expected of you?

    I've been through a crazy couple of years where my decisions haven't really been my own and now I'm here, at uni, where I basically planned to screw around for 3 years but still get on with my course and get something from it. I've since realised how awesome an opportunity a degree is and I'm Now thinking maybe I should take another year, work, volunteer, maybe travel, and see what I want to do after that.

    Anyone else feeling this way? Or is anyone thinking that maybe they're just at uni cos it's expected of them?

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    Community Assistant
    I'm both. I'm at uni because I want to gain that extra qualification, and all these skills you won't learn anywhere else. However, I also feel it was an expectation. I had always done well at school, according to my parents I was a bright child so my dad especially always had high hopes for me. My brother didn't really do great in his exams, and is now on his 3rd apprenticeship so he didn't go to uni. My dad was disappointed in him for a while because he showed no interest in working or earning money. So I kind of got the impression I better go to uni so my dad can be proud of his kids. So in a way I felt pushed towards it, although the majority of my reasoning is because it's what I wanted to do. I have no idea what I would have done alternatively.

    Nah, I jibbed it off first time around and went and got a 'real' job (I hate that phrase) for a while. Went back when I thought I had some motivation, and then it is with a specific goal in mind.
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