Thoughts On University And Education

Since I’m in my last year of A Levels, and September will be when I start uni (hopefully), there couldn’t have been a better time to do this.

I’m certainly not the most academic person in the world, maths and science is just not my thing. I’m more creative and enjoy that side of things much more. For my A Levels I took BTEC Business Studies, Photography and Media Studies. All very creative, well except business studies but that was BTEC so it only involved coursework and no exam.

To be honest, it was never my plan to go to university. I was actually quite against it, well for as long as I can remember. I didn’t enjoy education enough to spend an extra three years in it, and I certainly didn’t want to pay for it. Even up until last year, I wasn’t planning on going to university. But when I headed into my last year in sixth form, that kinda changed. We got told all about apprenticeships and degrees, and I just didn’t have a clue what I wanted to do. None of the apprenticeships appealed to me whatsoever, and I definitely didn’t feel ready to go into a full-time job. So, I ended up looking to university, something I never thought I’d do. 

I knew I didn’t want to go away from home, due to my anxiety so I looked at courses close to home. I decided photography was what I wanted to do, and I found two courses that looked good and meant I could stay at home. These were my only two hopes and I’m so happy I liked one of the courses/universities. So I’ve accepted my place to the one I’d really love to go to, and hopefully in September, thats where I’ll be off to. Yay for another three years of education haha! I’d love to hear your uni/college/school experiences, and whether you were in the same boat as me.

– Lucy