HELP ME!! What if i dont want to go to uni!!

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ok i have wanted to go to uni for ages. but now its come to applying and im really not sure if i wanna go after all!!! the thing is i dont really know what to do if i dont go!....which is half the problem.....see the only reason i was gonna go to uni was to waste time till i knew what i wanted to do!!! the thing is (and im not blowing my own trupet here) but im pretty good at school, im predicted a's and B's for my A levels and i really SHOULD go to uni with grades like that rite?...id just rather not!! my good im rambling!! anyway my point was is there anyway i can find information and advice about this? and what are the job prospects like if i dont go to uni?
thanx for any help!
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Well firstly, you shouldn't feel as though you HAVE to go to uni - if you don't want to go then you probably won't enjoy it as much.Secondly, it depends what kind of job you want to go into. Many jobs in more specialised fields require you to have a degree, but many equally good jobs don't need anything more than A-Levels, and will train you on the job.

However, I really am enjoying uni, I've only been here 6 weeks and already am having some of the best times of my life. I know I am enjoying it because I have chosen the place that suited me - after extensive visiting of many places I definately chose the right one. If you do go to uni and don't enjoyy it then you don't have to stay, you'll know pretty soon after you get there whether you enjoy it or not. There was a talk given here in the second week, aimed at students who weren't enjoying uni life, I'm sure most uni's will give one - they reassure you, and try to give advice about how to settle in, or what to do if you do want to go home.

Alternatively, don't apply this year, take a year out and try and find a job or something, and if you don't find anything, then you can always apply for uni next year.

Hope thats helped a bit!!!
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I am in my last year of college and didnt know what I wanted to do either. So I have decided to take a year out and go to australia and just chill for a bit and really evaluate what I want to do as a career.
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I am sick of that attitude - UCAS rush you too much as do some teachers.
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Hi, dont worry bout goin to uni or not as the case may be. I just dropped basicall ycos it was boring and **** and i was unhappy there. I'm doin my degree at a local college with the uni of east anglia now where i live. I will still have all the same job opportunities its just that I chose to do it at a local college! Uni isnt as good as what its cracked up to be. And no likes having no money - after a while you'll all be stucj in the flat with no money to go out clubbing every night. Not trying to put you off but its the truth. you can email me if you like! [email protected]
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That is the bggest way to waste life...There are other ways to get professional recognition- Uni is just 1 WAY
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If you are not sure don't go.

A degree isn'r essential for many jobs and don't forget you can go to uni at any time. You can go part time as well. Or you can not go at all.

If you have no idea what you want to do then apply for jobs in various fields or take a year out and travel, or ...............

When else are you going to have this opportunity. I'm assuming you have no ties, no debts, no children or house.

What subjects are you taking?
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lol i dont wanna go to uni at all but every1 expect me to go u know like ma mom n dad ma frends ma teachers ... id probably end up going n skive all the lecture until i get kicked out ... the thing is me n ma parents always argue so i wanna live alone thats y im actually going 2 uni .. nt a gud idea lol but i dont c maself working n everything
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If you are not sure, check out the real world first... I did and it has helped me focus on what I want to achieve in life.
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Try going to the careers library at your college, they can supply you with information on what your options are after college - not just on universities. A year out could also help you evaluate the direction you want to go in, and as with me, getting a job made me realise how much i really do want to go to uni and get qualified! Good luck. ktx
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Do your a-levels, and get them under your belt. After that, you can take a gap year if you like, or go out into the real world for a bit and come back to higher education if you find you want to. All the universities will be still there in a few years time. If you are seriously having doubts, not just getting the jitters, you would be best off taking time out and re-evaluating things, rather than going to uni, hating it, and dropping out.

Good luck!
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(Original post by Rakooga)
If you are not sure, check out the real world first... I did and it has helped me focus on what I want to achieve in life.
I agree. I cancelled by UCAS application in August of 2001 and decided I wasn't ready for uni. I wasn't sure whether the course was right for me or whether I was ready as a person. I felt very rushed by the whole UCAS / college system.

Three years on, I am now looking forward to going to uni this september. I have got a lot more life experience and have chosen a degree that will allow me to work in my desired profession. I have matured a lot over the past three years and am confident that I will perform much better than I would have done if I went to uni straight from college.

The moral of the story is that if you are not sure, take a year or two out to experience other things and to evaluate what it is you want out of life.
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why not 'waste' time by working rather than taking up a university place somebody else could use. Then when youve decided what you want to do, do it!
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