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Do you actually find what you study interesting and get excited by what you're learning?
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I was but then I dont like the practical side of my degree (chemistry). At first, it was fascinating however, the excessive workload has put me off my degree as well as a career in chemistry. Bye bye Chemistry
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Yes! Though my enthusiasm waxes and wanes, but when I come across a particularly good article or crunch some numbers and a get a good p value (psychology!) then I remember why Im doing this (at PhD level now and it still hasn't lost interest!)
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I thought I would be - the course I studied in college was very much interesting and I enjoyed it very much. "Health and social care" - it's the same thing I'm studying in uni however, the context is very different, complex and boring. Don't have much enthusiasm or eager to study/learn about it because some of the topics aren't interesting therefore I'm only faking interest so I can get good grades and graduate.
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Like every other clueless brown person I am planning to study law at uni because idk wtf else to do.
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Most of the time

Oddly like teaching it way more than I expected to.
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If you arent then why are you even doing it? Im lucky my degree pays well, but money is not a factor at all. Economic just fascinates me in its ability to explain so much. Money is just a bonus and I would study it even if it paid minimum wage.
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(Original post by Medhopeful2020)
I was but then I dont like the practical side of my degree (chemistry). At first, it was fascinating however, the excessive workload has put me off my degree as well as a career in chemistry. Bye bye Chemistry
This.
I mostly hate my course because of the weekly 20-30 hour workload... I also have to spend EVERY 4-6 weeks before the exam period doing daily 4 hours revision for 2-3 exams.. Really burns you out and it isnt fun if you werent into chem in the first place.

I don't find chem interesting in any way. If I could pick my course I would do Comp science for the money ( 27k/30k straight out of uni and way less stress than chem); if I had all the money in the world I would have studied (ancient)history.
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(Original post by bennyj901)
If you arent then why are you even doing it? Im lucky my degree pays well, but money is not a factor at all. Economic just fascinates me in its ability to explain so much. Money is just a bonus and I would study it even if it paid minimum wage.
For too many people - the actual subject is almost a non-factor and all they care about is the job at the end or the university experience.
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Yes - wouldn't do it otherwise. Jobs are a secondary consideration. Luckily the career prospects for my degree are fairly positive, though this wouldn't have stopped me pursuing something else if I were more interested.
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Yes, and I enjoy the majority of what I study. There will always be certain aspects or subsections of my discipline that I'm not so keen on, but it would be tricky to find something where everything is equally interesting.
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100%. Can't think of anything else I'd rather be doing.
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Yep study Dent and live every day of it. There are some stuff which seem irrelevant to what we need, such as physiology practicals, but I love the course and feel privileged to be studying it.
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