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I’ve applied to uni for 2019 entry, and I’ve received majority of my offers back. However, I’m really indecisive and keep flitting between choices - something that’s pretty stressful given that I want to be focusing on exams, not UCAS.

The two courses I’m the most interested in are Liberal Arts and Engineering (EEE).

Liberal Arts appeals to me due to the breadth of the course and the idea that I can study multiple different subjects. However, without a specialisation I’m worried that future employers wouldn’t take it seriously as a degree.

Engineering is a degree that people keep telling me I’d ‘be good at’ and I like the idea of designing new things and coming up with ideas for the future. However, I’m really worried there won’t be enough creativity involved in the course. I also struggled with Physics at A Level which is another worry of mine - I've heard that engineering uses Physics a lot.

My family/ friends are split in this as well and I’ve been left very confused. If anyone’s currently studying either or these courses I’d love some advice, especially addressing my worries with each course
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Go for engineering because it will well better on your qualifications
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Go for engineering because it will well better on your qualifications
That’s the response I’m getting from quite a few of the people around me I’m just worried about the creative aspect as that’s something I put heavy emphasis on.

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If anyone has insights into either course that'd be really helpful
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I don't even know what liberal arts are but it sounds pretty pointless aha
Engineering but choose one that you will get some creativity in f.e. product design engineering, architectural engineering etc

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I don't even know what liberal arts are but it sounds pretty pointless aha
Engineering but choose one that you will get some creativity in f.e. product design engineering, architectural engineering etc

I had to plug my website: unistocks.co.uk
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I looked it up and yeh some aren't pointless, modern languages, music, English, anthropology, history, women's studies, psychology aren't great choices if u are paying 9 grand a year for university, since people who graduate with these degrees do not often pay back the money they were loaned. Maths is good, maybe physics but I would say do engineering because it is just going to be so much better than a gender studies degree
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I don't even know what liberal arts are but it sounds pretty pointless aha
Engineering but choose one that you will get some creativity in f.e. product design engineering, architectural engineering etc

I had to plug my website: unistocks.co.uk
check it out!
Liberal arts is a pretty broad degree - which is why I chose it, given my indecisiveness the idea that I’d be wasting my time with that degree in particular is something that worries me though.

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I looked it up and yeh some aren't pointless, modern languages, music, English, anthropology, history, women's studies, psychology aren't great choices if u are paying 9 grand a year for university, since people who graduate with these degrees do not often pay back the money they were loaned. Maths is good, maybe physics but I would say do engineering because it is just going to be so much better than a gender studies degree
The Uni I have an offer from for liberal arts offers a very broad range of subjects - they’re mainly arts but maths is an option. Engineering was a last minute decision on my part but I’m worried about the physics in it 😅

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Which course have you currently applied for? In favour of liberal arts I would say because it’s so broad, it could take you into a range of careers (civil service, teaching, law with further study, social work, HR etc I could go on), but you may just have to do extra stuff on top to increase your employability e.g. internships, getting work experience etc. But also remember you don’t have to go to uni this year - if you really don’t know, it may be worth taking a year out to work out what you really want to do, rather than going to uni still unsure!
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(Original post by BlueEyedGirl_)
Which course have you currently applied for? In favour of liberal arts I would say because it’s so broad, it could take you into a range of careers (civil service, teaching, law with further study, social work, HR etc I could go on), but you may just have to do extra stuff on top to increase your employability e.g. internships, getting work experience etc. But also remember you don’t have to go to uni this year - if you really don’t know, it may be worth taking a year out to work out what you really want to do, rather than going to uni still unsure!
I'm currently holding offers for both I'm already on a gap year so unfortunately another year out isn't an option for me (it took ages to persuade my parents I needed a gap year in the first place). Liberal arts does sound ideal due to the flexibility, but I'm worried about the value of it as a degree - a few universities seem to have discontinued it, including (last December) one I'd already applied to on UCAS

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