Unsure about my biomedical science course

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Hi, thank you for any future replies!

So I’ve just started my biomedical science degree at Sheffield Hallam University and I’m starting to feel very unsure about the course. Before applying to uni I was very undecided on whether to study degrees such as biology, nursing, teaching, some kind of product design course (yep I’m very indecisive!) and I came across biomed as there seems to be so many career paths from the transferable skills you learn and the content.

But I’ve just been all over the place on whether it’s the right decision as I also have strong interests in ecology and conservation which I won’t be learning on this course, and other factors such as not wanting to be always in the lab and enjoying other subjects too. I don’t know whether it’s getting to me because I’m still in my hometown and it’s been hard trying to meet people (I’m not in halls) that’s making me start to feel unsure adding to this too which is making it quite difficult to get involved with uni life as well, but I’m just a bit confused 😂

I know it’s not worth paying such expensive fees for a course I’ve not got my heart set on but I just don’t want to make mistakes in what I do about it - I’ve only been in for the first week or so but I’ve been off about the course for a while after applying.

So I was just wondering if anyone has any advice or can enlighten me on what I should do or have had any similar experiences? I can either have a year out to fully decide on a course I’ll love while getting some kind of part time job, carry on with this course and see how it goes, switch unis or courses if I can somehow decide on what I want to do, or just anything really. Thank you so much in advance and sorry for such a long post!!
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Hi, thank you for any future replies!

So I’ve just started my biomedical science degree at Sheffield Hallam University and I’m starting to feel very unsure about the course. Before applying to uni I was very undecided on whether to study degrees such as biology, nursing, teaching, some kind of product design course (yep I’m very indecisive!) and I came across biomed as there seems to be so many career paths from the transferable skills you learn and the content.

But I’ve just been all over the place on whether it’s the right decision as I also have strong interests in ecology and conservation which I won’t be learning on this course, and other factors such as not wanting to be always in the lab and enjoying other subjects too. I don’t know whether it’s getting to me because I’m still in my hometown and it’s been hard trying to meet people (I’m not in halls) that’s making me start to feel unsure adding to this too which is making it quite difficult to get involved with uni life as well, but I’m just a bit confused 😂

I know it’s not worth paying such expensive fees for a course I’ve not got my heart set on but I just don’t want to make mistakes in what I do about it - I’ve only been in for the first week or so but I’ve been off about the course for a while after applying.

So I was just wondering if anyone has any advice or can enlighten me on what I should do or have had any similar experiences? I can either have a year out to fully decide on a course I’ll love while getting some kind of part time job, carry on with this course and see how it goes, switch unis or courses if I can somehow decide on what I want to do, or just anything really. Thank you so much in advance and sorry for such a long post!!
It sounds like you’re looking for a degree that covers all of your interests, which isn’t possible. Try and categories your interests by what you most enjoy, look up careers around that, and then work back to degrees, or start looking at degrees and see if any potential career paths interest you. Biomed is broad, my warning is that it’s so broad that when applying for further studying sometimes you get overlooked as you don’t have as in depth skills for one particular area as someone who did a more focused undergrad. It isn’t the end of the world but can be a disadvantage, such as applying for a heavily genetics MSc you won’t be competitive very much against someone with a strong genetics degree. By now you’ve already paid for the semester so you have a couple of months to decide whether you want to do Biomed or what you’d rather do. The broadness was enticing for me at first too, but actually ended up being one of the worst things about the degree, along with being in a class of 300 and most of them being med school rejects with surgeon sized egos, but most Biomed courses are like that.
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