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I am currently doing bronze d of e. I am really not enjoying it and have done the practice expedition which was awful. I’m thinking of stopping and not completing it. Is that a bad idea ?
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I am currently doing bronze d of e. I am really not enjoying it and have done the practice expedition which was awful. I’m thinking of stopping and not completing it. Is that a bad idea ?
Honestly it’s probably a bad idea forcing yourself into it. It’s not for everyone and I don’t imagine that it’s valued higher than Exam results, work experience or a good PS at uni.
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I am currently doing bronze d of e. I am really not enjoying it and have done the practice expedition which was awful. I’m thinking of stopping and not completing it. Is that a bad idea ?
I wouldn't bother continuing it if you don't like it. None of my friends did it and neither did I and we all got into really good universities. It's just personal preference.
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No. I used to be a D of E leader. If you don't like it, don't do it. The whole thing will be an energy sapping drag. My own kid didn't do it and they are fine, they got all five uni offers - if you think you need it for your CV or personal statement. They did other things instead that they did enjoy. I'm not saying sit at home and do nothing!
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D o E isn't really worth it; many people don't do it and they still go to great unis.
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If you are doing it, don't do it for uni
Do it for yourself and to learn and grow from it- that's why I did it. Although I didn't enjoy it (only the expedition, I liked the other sections), I definitely learnt a lot
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nope it’s overrated and loads of people do it nowadays so it’s nothing unique
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I hated it but at the end I felt a great sense of achievement. do it for urself for sure
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If you really hate it then you don't have to do it, but it may be a good idea to try and continue so you can get the most out of the experience (perseverance and all that).

For university applications DofE doesn't matter - they will only care about your academic achievements most of the time. It's something you can put on your CV to show you've developed certain skills, but most likely you'll have other, more relevant things to write about.
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