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Hi!!

As you can probably tell by the title, I'm lost in trying to decide which uni degree would be a match for me, and the uni deadlines in my country are around the corner. So, if you're maybe bored in quarantine or for other reason want to give your opinion, all help is massively appreciated


I'm
- creative, bubbly, ambivert (50/50), kind of a nerd when it comes to stuff I really enjoy, business-oriented but not maybe comfortable with the idea of purely diving into the "business world"
- academically broadly talented: especially talented in maths, logics and problem solving; but also naturally good at languages and writing
- interested in social sciences, psychology, philosophy, maths, culture (design, fashion, cultural trends)
- liberal: have tattoo and piercings, they're not visible but I'd appreciate if the career wouldn't mind even having subtle visible ones!

- I have an interest in organising/management, problem solving, sustainability and helping others
- my most important values are justice, creativity and happiness


The degree would have to be
- university degree
- something I'm really interested in (I have ADHD which keeps me from studying something I not 100 % interested in, but school-wise it's manageable and I have a very strong tendency to hyper focus on stuff I am interested in (hyper focus means exactly what it sounds like: an all-consuming focus)
- more about understanding the big picture than memorising small details (I'd rather use logical thinking and visual memory than just read and read; did some law courses, were too detail-oriented)
- internationally applicable, I want to work and study in different countries


My previous grades are pretty good, so I think they wouldn't be a problem in admissions. Currently I'm thinking about maybe information systems (engineering), but not sure about that either.

Thank you so much for all my saviours



(ps. If this discussion is in the wrong area, please let me know where should it be!)
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Liberal Arts? You could do a range of humanities, arts, social sciences & STEM then. If grades aren't a problem, consider Durham (A*AA, humanities & social sciences mix), Exeter (BA/BSc Flexible Combined Honours, A*AA, all subject areas), Birmingham (BA/BSc Liberal Arts & Sciences, A*AA & admissions essay, all subject areas & 'innovative modules'). You list a lot of interests - which of these are you actually studying at the moment/are you actually good at? It's near impossible to be that good at everything and sooner or later you'll have to specialise somewhat - both for getting in (personal statements are important, even if your grades "wouldn't be a problem") and for actually choosing modules. What are your grades? What is your favourite of the options you've listed?
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Liberal Arts? You could do a range of humanities, arts, social sciences & STEM then. If grades aren't a problem, consider Durham (A*AA, humanities & social sciences mix), Exeter (BA/BSc Flexible Combined Honours, A*AA, all subject areas), Birmingham (BA/BSc Liberal Arts & Sciences, A*AA & admissions essay, all subject areas & 'innovative modules'). You list a lot of interests - which of these are you actually studying at the moment/are you actually good at? It's near impossible to be that good at everything and sooner or later you'll have to specialise somewhat - both for getting in (personal statements are important, even if your grades "wouldn't be a problem") and for actually choosing modules. What are your grades? What is your favourite of the options you've listed?
Thank u so much!! My grades are A*A*A in the British scale. I did not absolutely mean that I'm excellent in everything I do - meant to say I'm vastly pretty good at academics, meaning I've not had big problems in school so far.

I'm most talented in mathematics, problem solving and logic thinking which come very naturally for me; however, I don't enjoy other natural sciences (chemistry, physics, biology, geology). I have also sometimes problems in reading comprehension and writing but I'm trying to improve. However, for example, wouldn't be purely a journalist because of the problems.

I'd love to do something creative, logic-oriented which can improve society, perhaps in which I could apply maths.
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Thank u so much!! My grades are A*A*A in the British scale. I did not absolutely mean that I'm excellent in everything I do - meant to say I'm vastly pretty good at academics, meaning I've not had big problems in school so far.

I'm most talented in mathematics, problem solving and logic thinking which come very naturally for me; however, I don't enjoy other natural sciences (chemistry, physics, biology, geology). I have also sometimes problems in reading comprehension and writing but I'm trying to improve. However, for example, wouldn't be purely a journalist because of the problems.

I'd love to do something creative, logic-oriented which can improve society, perhaps in which I could apply maths.
Okay, what subjects are those grades in? If you rule out natural sciences because they're not as interesting and essay subjects because your reading comprehension isn't the best, that leaves you with more STEM-oriented subjects. To fulfil the creativity and problem solving parts alongside Maths, have you considered Architecture, Computer Science, Environmental Sustainability or Cryptography? It would help if I knew what subjects you were currently studying, as some degrees require certain subjects.
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Okay, what subjects are those grades in? If you rule out natural sciences because they're not as interesting and essay subjects because your reading comprehension isn't the best, that leaves you with more STEM-oriented subjects. To fulfil the creativity and problem solving parts alongside Maths, have you considered Architecture, Computer Science, Environmental Sustainability or Cryptography? It would help if I knew what subjects you were currently studying, as some degrees require certain subjects.
They're from Maths, English, my native language, Social Studies and History. I have also studied lots of philosophy and other languages. I'll look into them, thank you again! Architecture is not maybe a match for me (I'm not good in drawing), but the other ones look good at first glance.
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Which country?
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They're from Maths, English, my native language, Social Studies and History. I have also studied lots of philosophy and other languages. I'll look into them, thank you again! Architecture is not maybe a match for me (I'm not good in drawing), but the other ones look good at first glance.
Right, well, those essentially rule out all the options I suggested as you likely don't have enough STEM experience or knowledge for them with just Maths. You say you like problem solving and aren't necessarily put off by reading comprehension - how about Law? The language, especially if you lack extremely good comprehension skills, will be challenging but I should imagine it could lead to a rewarding career, both financially and personally.
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Which country?
I'm from EU, don't want to name the country sorry!
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Right, well, those essentially rule out all the options I suggested as you likely don't have enough STEM experience or knowledge for them with just Maths. You say you like problem solving and aren't necessarily put off by reading comprehension - how about Law? The language, especially if you lack extremely good comprehension skills, will be challenging but I should imagine it could lead to a rewarding career, both financially and personally.
In my country there are actually no subject requirements for the careers you suggested! Thank you.
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