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Old October 9th, 2011, 3:35 pm
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very pretty!

I live near the University of York which was built in the 1960's.......

It's not as pretty as Hull, though...


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Old October 9th, 2011, 3:51 pm
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very pretty!

I live near the University of York which was built in the 1960's.......

It's not as pretty as Hull, though...
Ooh I've been to York uni; it's nice. I think my sister's thinking of going there.


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Old December 22nd, 2011, 9:49 pm
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I'm a second year law student at UWL. Uni of West London [earling]


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Old January 6th, 2012, 10:13 pm
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Not in uni yet but I think i want to do classics


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Old January 7th, 2012, 7:44 pm
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I'm not applying until next year, but I'm torn between maths and physics. I like maths more, but I worry about getting stuck in the dead-end, mind-numbing office job. I loath the idea of 9 to 5 in a cubicle. I'm leaning towards physics because of that. Physics is maths-dense and mentally stimulating.


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Old January 7th, 2012, 8:20 pm
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I graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA (USA). Majored in music therapy and minored in psychology.


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Old April 11th, 2012, 2:36 am
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I'm graduating from the University of Connecticut in May with a degree in ecology and evolutionary biology, and in the fall I start my master's in biology at Villanova University.


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Old April 11th, 2012, 3:50 am
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Why do all high school students have to go to college right after graduating from H.S.? Wouldn't it be better if they took some time off to either work or travel? Then they could go to college when they were a little older?


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Old April 12th, 2012, 2:31 am
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Why do all high school students have to go to college right after graduating from H.S.? Wouldn't it be better if they took some time off to either work or travel? Then they could go to college when they were a little older?
When I was graduating high school I was extremely excited to go away to college, as were all of my friends. If I wanted to wait a little before going to college that would have meant continuing to work in the coffee shop that I worked in throughout my high school years and continuing to live with my parents full time, neither of which seemed even remotely appealing. I definitely didn't have enough money to go traveling.

Plus, I loved biology and studying the environment (that statement is a huge understatement). I couldn't wait to get to college and start studying my life passion, and start it as soon as possible. Not to mention, with a major in the sciences it was really helpful for me to be fresh out of high school where I still remembered the math, chemistry, and physics classes that I took in high school since I had to take them all again in college. I've talked to other science majors that took a couple of years off after high school and they all told me they seriously struggled in those classes when they went back to school.

I think for some people that don't know yet what they want to do, taking a year or two off before going to college is helpful to "find yourself" and figure out what you want to do. However, there's still always that looming problem of how difficult it is to make yourself go back to school after you've stopped.


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Old May 4th, 2012, 5:16 am
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I graduated from James Madison University with a degree in health sciences; and then from Old Dominion University with a degree in public health?


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Old May 8th, 2012, 3:18 pm
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I'm enrolled at the University of Applied Sciences Vienna, I'm going for a Corporate Communications bachelor's degree - 2nd semester now.


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Old May 22nd, 2012, 7:27 pm
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I'm applying to University in October for English Literature BA, I will applying to these:

1. Oxford
2. Durham
3. Exeter
4. York
5. Leeds (fingers crossed for one of the top 3, but I'd be glad with any)


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Old July 2nd, 2012, 11:09 am
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So, last time I posted in this forum (a year ago) I thought I had everything planned out, but funny what can change in a year!

I'm attending California State University in my hometown in the Fall and my major is Communications (back to what I had planned in high school) with an emphasis in PR.


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Old July 21st, 2012, 8:29 pm
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I'm currently enrolled at Emporia State University, my major being Ecology and Biodiversity. I'm also going to minor in Spanish language.

I know they don't seem like they relate at all, but there's a specific reason I'm minor in Spanish. xD


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Old July 25th, 2012, 7:01 pm
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I'm majoring in Secondary Education - Math. I'm a sophomore now and I can't wait to graduate.
A lot has changed since I posted this!

I decided that teaching isn't for me during my second semester of sophomore year. I think I always knew that deep down, but I stayed with it because I didn't know what else I would do.

I'm a shy person, not assertive, so an office job would fit me well. I'm now majoring in Accounting. It still deals with numbers, which is good because I've always enjoyed math. It's also a very in-demand profession and pays well, which isn't bad either.

My senior year starts in about a month! I'm very excited to be done. I may go to grad school at some point in time if I want to get my CPA, but right now I'm getting burned out with studying and homework. Plus, to even take the CPA exam I'd need at least a year of work experience, and some employers pay for you to take it the first time. So, I'm better off waiting, I think, especially since I'm not 100% sure I'd want to become a CPA anyway.


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Old July 26th, 2012, 3:57 pm
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Why do all high school students have to go to college right after graduating from H.S.? Wouldn't it be better if they took some time off to either work or travel? Then they could go to college when they were a little older?
Agree with what deepprpl21 said but would put a lot of emphasis on the fact that as an 18 year old you're not likely to have a whole lot of money to go traveling with, I know I didn't. I went on a study abroad in college and that was the entire reason I had to take out student loans; I could have paid for tuition from a college fund from my grandparents and working like mad over the summers and break but I was bound and determined to do this study abroad program that cost me about $7,000 extra that term.

Also, knowing what I know now about how much travel costs, even cheap hostel-staying, grocery-store-eating kind of traveling. Plane tickets, train tickets, hostels/hotels, food, admission costs to sights you want to see, rental cars for places off the beaten track, bike rentals, souveniers, plus all the unforseen costs if something goes wrong... Traveling is expensive. My last vacation, minus the cost of airfare, was 16 days long and cost me in the area of $3,000 - and I was only paying for the hostels and the excursions, my sister was covering food and travel.

There was no way I was depleating my college fund to take a year off and travel if I knew I'd have to come home, take out four years of tuition loans and be charged interest on those loans. No way.

Also, as deepprpl21 said, once you're out of the habit of going to school it's very hard to get back in the swing of things. It takes a lot of focus and motivation to go from willy-nilly "let's head off to Zurich today!" to "biology at 8am, world history at 10 then an hour break but then it's writing composition at noon, then I can go to the library and do the reading for world history before geography at 4pm..."

It also depends on your major; I had a really intense major that required me being on campus virtually every day of the week for four years. I didn't want to put it off, I wanted to dive in and start tackling the mountain of work I had to do.


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Old July 26th, 2012, 9:24 pm
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I think for some people that don't know yet what they want to do, taking a year or two off before going to college is helpful to "find yourself" and figure out what you want to do. However, there's still always that looming problem of how difficult it is to make yourself go back to school after you've stopped.
I agree, I have taken a year off since graduating high school. Part of the reason was to decide on what I want to major in, and to find the right school. Where I went to, did not have a school with the major I wanted. I felt pressured to find a college while I was in my senior year because everyone else had a school picked out. I realized if I just settled for a college, I wouldn't be happy and it would be a waste of money and time. I have moved and will be starting college next month. I have a feeling it will be hard for to get into the swing of getting back into a specific schedule.


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Old July 29th, 2012, 12:25 am
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I graduated high school six years ago, and in that time I've spent most of it as a "Bachelor of Arts" student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in BC, Canada. For the vast majority of my BA career, I was a history major, but I also dabbled in English, math, creative writing and psychology.

In just over a month from now I'll be starting a new degree in engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Quite the change and move, I know, but I'm really looking forward to it!


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I'm currently studying history at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

I admit, part of the reason I wanted to study there was because the main building looked a bit like Hogwarts

I really like it there, I'm in my second year, having started there straight after high school when I was 17.

Glasgow's always been one of my favourite cities. I only live about 20 miles away so I can still live at home with my mum and dad and travel in, and save up to move into my own place once I've finished my course.


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I admit, part of the reason I wanted to study there was because the main building looked a bit like Hogwarts
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I'm only at the University of Leeds because when I was flicking through the prospectus, there was a picture of the library that looks like Hogwarts. Now I'm there, I don't even use that library, but we do have a Great Hall I've only been in there once, though, and that was at an Open Day.


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