Friday, 21 December 2018

My Uni or not to Uni Debate

What is my life consumed with right now? Too many cups of teas, lots of chocolate (because Christmas is here right?) and my never ending to uni or not to uni debate. Should I go? Should I take a year to earn some money before? What if I stay at home and go to my local university? Can I afford to go next year? So, as you can see, I'm only over thinking slightly.;)

It definitely isn't the biggest problem I could have, but I feel it's one so many people struggle with at this time of year! I thought I'd use this space to write down some of my thoughts in the hope it could help me and others.

What to study?

I know my biggest interests currently lies in the beauty and fashion world. Fashion marketing and management appeals to me as it combines creativity with business skills. Currently, I am studying graphic design and this kind of course allows me to continue with these digital skills but in my area of interest. The Beauty Promotion course at Southampton Solent also appeals to me as its it mixes design with writing, a big focus being on promotion and editorial design.

Moving away VS Living at home

Ok so I know just about what I want to study, so where should I go? A course that massively appeals to me is Fashion Marketing and Management at Bath Spa. It is one of my local universities, meaning I could commute from home. Which, lets face it, will save me a LOT of money! Plus, as you go further through the course it becomes more and more adaptable to you and what you want to learn. Great for someone as indecisive as me. I love this idea and then I always have an internal debate with myself about whether I'd massively be missing out by not moving away and getting the 'full uni experience' as people say?

Should I take a gap year?

Now, I'm not even talking travelling around the world to have a 'life changing experience' or anything (because can I afford that? No). I alway wonder whether I should take a year to intern, earn some money from part time work and take a break from education. It sounds fab but I worry I will never go to uni if I do or just feel after I wasted a year putting off the inevitable. Or, it could make me feel so much more prepared for university life!

Photography- @izzymanuelphotography

Having wrote all this down, I feel better already. Who knows where I will be in a year when I look back at this (probably laughing at how worried I was over what will feel like nothing;)). And, I know my query is nothing compared to what life could throw at me, but I like to use this sight as a place to share how I feel in hope I can help others, and make myself feel a bit better also;).  I think if your are struggling with this, a small piece of advice would be to cover your bases: apply, get a space, you could wait a year to go and maybe get some experience in the meantime to help you figure out what you enjoy!

Are you planning to go to university or have you already been and how did you find it?

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