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It’s honestly one of the most difficult things you have to do. It certainly doesn't help that whenever you make a decision you’re immediately told it’s the wrong one and you should go to a different university.
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It’s honestly one of the most difficult things you have to do. It certainly doesn't help that whenever you make a decision you’re immediately told it’s the wrong one and you should go to a different university.
The first thing is to focus on choosing the subject you want to study - are you sure about that?
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The first thing is to focus on choosing the subject you want to study - are you sure about that?
No. I have been trying to get work experience in the field I have wanted to study for years and I can’t get the experience therefore I can’t make a decision about university
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No. I have been trying to get work experience in the field I have wanted to study for years and I can’t get the experience therefore I can’t make a decision about university
That is frustrating - it's not that you need work experience for uni (apart from certain courses like medicine/vet science) but it does help to give you confidence that you will enjoy the job at the end of it all.
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It’s honestly one of the most difficult things you have to do. It certainly doesn't help that whenever you make a decision you’re immediately told it’s the wrong one and you should go to a different university.
I totally understand your frustration! There are so many courses at so many fantastic universities What sort of subjects do you enjoy at school? What ones are you academically strong in? You mentioned trying to get work experience- what field(s) are you trying to get in to?

Don't let anyone tell you that a course/uni is the "wrong" one though. Everyone makes a personal decision that's right for them when it comes to what/where you study. You have 5 choices to make on your UCAS form and it's up to you how you want to use them.

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Hi Thisismyunitsr,

If you can't get work experience, maybe try doing some short courses on things you find interesting? You can find free ones on websites like OpenLearn and Coursera. There may also be virtual work experience opportunities - a quick google search gave me these links which may be useful:
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and...ork-experience
https://barclayslifeskills.com/i-wan...rk-experience/
https://www.speakersforschools.org/experience-2/vwex/
https://iscaexeter.co.uk/students/vi...rk-experience/

As well as deciding on course, also ask yourself questions such as: do I want to study at a uni close to where I currently live or do I want to move away? Or do I want to study an online or blended course? Do I want to live in halls or be a commuter student? Do I want to attend a city or campus university? Am I interested in sports & societies? Does the course have to have a year in industry or links with certain employers? Does the university & lecturers on the course I want to study in have any research areas that I'm particularly interested in? Am I bothered by league tables?

Hope that helps a bit.

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It’s honestly one of the most difficult things you have to do. It certainly doesn't help that whenever you make a decision you’re immediately told it’s the wrong one and you should go to a different university.
Hi Thisismyunitsr,

It definitely is a difficult decision but as University of Strathclyde said, there is no 'wrong' course to choose. Maybe it would be good to have a ticklist of things that you'd want from an experience and see if that helps narrow down your choice
This could be things such as a campus/city based uni, the course, the ability to study abroad for a year etc.

Best of luck with it!
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