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struggling to decide what i want to do at uni, i’m leaning towards law but am worried that it might not be exactly what i want to do. any ideas?
Hey!

Have you thought about attending any open days? These are a good opportunity for you to get a better feel for a course and speak to the team to answer any questions you have. You can use this as an opportunity to ask yourself whether you can see yourself studying this course? Or can you see yourself living in this city? Do you like the general feel of the Uni? This might help you make a decision! You may even discover something you haven't yet thought of studying.

We have an Open Day coming up on 15th June which you can register for on our website Open Days - Cardiff Metropolitan University - Study in Cardiff, Wales, UK

If you have any questions, please let us know 😀

Cardiff Met admissions team
Hi,

I can understand how stressful this could be as it's seen as a big step in life going to university but I hope I can help!

Firstly I would look into any other courses you may be considering, really go into depth on looking at what the modules of each year offer and see if this suits you. Create a clear list, whether this be written on paper or on a computer, on what courses you want to study and say why or even why not. This will give you a summary of research and hopefully weigh out any pros and cons.

Law, may still be the way you end up going and that's great. However if you do find yourself in a situation where you are not enjoying the course you are studying then that's okay! This is a common thing to happen where students have ended up studying something else, even someone I know did that from Business to Film Production. So if this does happen don't panic it's not permanent and there will be people at the time to support you on what to do next.

I hope this helps and good luck.

Kind regards,
Katie (Graduate)
University of Wolverhampton
Original post by rowance
struggling to decide what i want to do at uni, i’m leaning towards law but am worried that it might not be exactly what i want to do. any ideas?

@rowance

If you can talk to other people who have studied law or can get some work experience/shadow someone at a legal firm then this might help you to get a better idea of where law can take you, some of the pros and cons and the qualities needed to succeed on a law degree. You could also book an appointment with a career's advisor to find out more about different pathways after completing a law degree.

It might also be good to think about what it is about law that appeals to you and if there are any other courses with some of the same qualities or where you would need similar skills: for example if you a prolific reader then you might be drawn towards history or English literature, or if it's a passion to improve fairness or justice in society you might be drawn towards sociology or politics.

Do talk with friends and family. They know you well and might be able to give you some suggestions you may not have thought of!

All the best,

Oluwatosin 3rd year student University of Huddersfield
Original post by rowance
struggling to decide what i want to do at uni, i’m leaning towards law but am worried that it might not be exactly what i want to do. any ideas?

Hi there,

Do you have any hobbies/ subjects that you're studying now? Law can be a great foundational degree for many careers, but it can be challenging so I think it's something that you would need to have at least some interest in. You can get more information on studying law at Cardiff University here. I recommend visiting for an open day if you can, and checking out the modules (available through the link) and see if you're interested in them.

If you'd like advice from students studying different subjects (including Law), you can speak to them here. Also, you can reply to this comment if you have any more questions for me.

All the best,
Jaz - Cardiff student rep
Hello,

My name is Haya and I am a final year medical student.

The advice above is great, sometimes it can be a bit daunting to pick a course and ultimately a career. My advice would be to try to attend an open day and speak to as many people who are student law. If you can't attend, UCLAN offers an Ask a student option where you can text current students and get advice. https://www.uclan.ac.uk/study/ask-a-student

My second tip would be to conduct a career quiz and see what you get. A bit unconventional but maybe watch a show about law and see if that appeals to you (worked in my case for Grey's Anatomy)

Let me know if you have any other questions!

Best of luck,
Haya

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