CAUSING A BIT OF A RUCKUS



Sometimes I find myself in a rut. Whether it be to do with my health and appearance or what I'm actually going to do after University...and currently it's the second.

I've just finished my first year studying psychology at University and I must say I'm not convinced. I'm not sure whether it's just me or not- but it's not what I expected. I am currently paying £9,000 a year for my tuition of two half days and one full day. The question of is it worth it keeps popping up in my head.

In my first year I studied hard, I'm a bit of a perfectionist you see, getting less than a first in my assignments really disappointed me. As soon as I moved here I applied for several jobs and landed one almost opposite the end of my road, perfect. I worked there in the evenings, weekends and on my days off university.

I do understand why students get a bad name and a degree has become somewhat common place to have one. 

I see so many people living off their maintenance loans and grants, which by no means am I saying it is wrong but for me personally, I applied for the loans and grants as a precautionary measure in case I couldn't find a job as quickly as I wanted once I had moved.

Now I am one of those people who talks to anyone, especially at work, everyone would ask what I'm studying, I say psychology..."what do you think of me?" or "don't start analysing me" are pretty much the response I get or if I'm lucky, someone may decide they want to tell me the choice I made with psychology is stupid and pointless. Believe me, people can really be delightful sometimes.

Psychology is difficult to get into, I mean it is very popular, especially the counselling and clinical department. But my degree allows me to learn how to conduct experiments and studies, and also how to handle and interpret statistics, these are qualities that can be adapted to other jobs. I have learnt many new skills already and having a degree just opens doors, I may not use my psychology degree to it's full potential but I've given myself options.

Your degree is your degree, it was and is your choice. No one has the right to tell you what you're doing is pointless. They are your mistakes to make in life. End of.

Apologies about the rant but it really gets under my skin when someone tars everyone with the same brush.

What has gotten under your skin lately?

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