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I've applied, and got an offer, accepted it. But now my thoughts have changed, as I don't think I will be able to cope with the amount of revision and studying, I don't believe I will pass, or I might end up with a bad degree, as I struggle to revise. I was thinking about apprenticeships, to keep applying til I get one instead of university. Do you think I should do that?
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I've applied, and got an offer, accepted it. But now my thoughts have changed, as I don't think I will be able to cope with the amount of revision and studying, I don't believe I will pass, or I might end up with a bad degree, as I struggle to revise. I was thinking about apprenticeships, to keep applying til I get one instead of university. Do you think I should do that?
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What did you apply for ?
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Firstly, wait and see what grades you get at A Level. That'll give you a better perspective on what you want to do. I really would recommend exploring ALL options before you make a decision on what you want to do - your opinion might change between now and August.
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Firstly, wait and see what grades you get at A Level. That'll give you a better perspective on what you want to do. I really would recommend exploring ALL options before you make a decision on what you want to do - your opinion might change between now and August.
Okay. Is it okay that I've already accepted the offer?
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My subjective opinion, got a degree and a masters - Yes, you should bother with uni if you:
1) want a few years of partying and/or not sure what you want to do/not ready for anything serious in your life yet
2) decided on a career that will require having a particular degree - have a look at some jobs you might be interested in, and whether a degree is nevessary
3) you are looking to start off with some sort of a graduate scheme in the future, and a degree might prove useful

No, you shouldn’t bother with uni if:
1) everything else

Unless something you decide to do will actually require a degree, you don’t need it. An apprenticeship is a better choice by far as it will give you actual skills. The issue here is you might not know at this point whether you will need a degree for something you decide to do in the future, but either way if down the line, after exploring some job opportunities, you decide you want/need one, you will still be able to get one, even while working, and you will most likely pick a course that complements what you actually want to do in your life - not something you randomly picked at the age of 17.
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(Original post by Lucy Moo)
My subjective opinion, got a degree and a masters - Yes, you should bother with uni if you:
1) want a few years of partying and/or not sure what you want to do/not ready for anything serious in your life yet
2) decided on a career that will require having a particular degree - have a look at some jobs you might be interested in, and whether a degree is nevessary
3) you are looking to start off with some sort of a graduate scheme in the future, and a degree might prove useful

No, you shouldn’t bother with uni if:
1) everything else

Unless something you decide to do will actually require a degree, you don’t need it. An apprenticeship is a better choice by far as it will give you actual skills. The issue here is you might not know at this point whether you will need a degree for something you decide to do in the future, but either way if down the line, after exploring some job opportunities, you decide you want/need one, you will still be able to get one, even while working, and you will most likely pick a course that complements what you actually want to do in your life - not something you randomly picked at the age of 17.
Most jobs in this field don't require a degree, just some qualifications. A few require a degree. The degree covers those major networking qualifications, as does most of the networking apprenticeships. I don't mind pursuing this career, as it's something that I enjoy. However, I don't think I'll be able to study good enough for a university degree in this.
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I've applied, and got an offer, accepted it. But now my thoughts have changed, as I don't think I will be able to cope with the amount of revision and studying, I don't believe I will pass, or I might end up with a bad degree, as I struggle to revise. I was thinking about apprenticeships, to keep applying til I get one instead of university. Do you think I should do that?
It's hard for anyone to make a decision for you. Ultimately this is your choice.

What makes you think you'll struggle to revise? Have you always struggled with academic study?

Apprenticeships are a very good choice in my opinion, and I would have done one myself if I had all of the information to me when I was 17/18 rather than going into a degree.

You could always take a gap year, and then decide?
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