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Uni open days are about to start so I need to start thinking about what course I want to do at Uni so I can visit the relevant universities. I would like to do a course involving sport, or sport re… Read More
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
Uni open days are about to start so I need to start thinking about what course I want to do at Uni so I can visit the relevant universities.

I would like to do a course involving sport, or sport related but I hate anatomy and physiology so physio courses etc are out of the question.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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#1
Well depends what kind of career you want after you finish uni. Do you want to be a fitness instructor? football coach? PE teacher?
#2
If you are applying for 2009/10 your a bit late to apply for uni unless your going through clearing the dealdine for applications for 2009/10 was january sometime
#3
Take a look at Lougborough, excellent choice of sporting and combined sport courses with fantastic facilities.
#4
Spriggan
Well depends what kind of career you want after you finish uni. Do you want to be a fitness instructor? football coach? PE teacher?


I don't know really. I've been told by many people that as long as you get a degree you are an attractive procept to many employers regardless if your degree does not relate to the business you will be working for (apart from law, medicine etc where it's specialist).

I want to do something sport related at Uni because I enjoy it. I'm not going to do a course for three years that I wont enjoy.

I don't really want to be a fitness instructor, football coach or PE teacher though.
#5
Have you thought about studying in the USA?
#6
shosie
If you are applying for 2009/10 your a bit late to apply for uni unless your going through clearing the dealdine for applications for 2009/10 was january sometime


I will be applying for 2010/11.
#7
kt21
Take a look at Lougborough, excellent choice of sporting and combined sport courses with fantastic facilities.


Yeah I've had a look at their internet site. It looks very good but I don't know what course I want to do.
#8
bazzaric
Have you thought about studying in the USA?


Yeah I've slighly considered it. My cuz went to the US for Uni. The Unis out there look very good however I would prefer to stay in England.
#9
sports science dnt know much about that type of course (im an Acounting and finance student myself)

eh i would strongly recomond not going to the US unless u crap out moneys youll be looking at upwards of $20000 a year for a decent uni
#10
bazzaric
Have you thought about studying in the USA?


he'll still be able to post from there though bazz... :thinking:

( Only joking OP )
#11
micoo
sports science dnt know much about that type of course (im an Acounting and finance student myself)

eh i would strongly recomond not going to the US unless u crap out moneys youll be looking at upwards of $20000 a year for a decent uni


I could probably get a scholarship for the US but I still don't really want to go there.

I really don't like science so I don't think a sport science course would appeal to me.
#12
starsparkle2311
Hope you find a course that suits you JFK, Good Luck:thumbsup:


Thanks.
#13
The stuff about "any degree" being fine is utter bull - things like media studies really does not compare to the academic degrees. If you don't believe that go and sit in on a "non tradtional" subject lecture without ever having studied it. Chances are it'll all make sense. Try the same with Maths, Law, Medicine, Languages and you'll be clueless. Degrees aren't equal; if you don't want to do anything sports related then a sports related degree is a waste of time and money; graduate earning premiums are much smaller than they used to be, and university is getting more and more expensive (£3225 this year for most courses and probaby much higher by 2011).
Pick something you either love, are great at, or will get you towards where you want to go in life. Don't blow 10k+ studying something completely pointless.
#14
seancampbell
The stuff about "any degree" being fine is utter bull - things like media studies really does not compare to the academic degrees. If you don't believe that go and sit in on a "non tradtional" subject lecture without ever having studied it. Chances are it'll all make sense. Try the same with Maths, Law, Medicine, Languages and you'll be clueless. Degrees aren't equal; if you don't want to do anything sports related then a sports related degree is a waste of time and money; graduate earning premiums are much smaller than they used to be, and university is getting more and more expensive (£3225 this year for most courses and probaby much higher by 2011).
Pick something you either love, are great at, or will get you towards where you want to go in life. Don't blow 10k+ studying something completely pointless.


I am aware that some degrees are worth more than others. I know someone who finished Uni last year who studied geography and landed a job at HSBC shortly after he graduated which suggests that having a degree can land you jobs outside the field you have studied.
#15
my cousin is becoming a teacher in pe

shall i ask anything in particular

Oh wait, its thejfk
#16
strike
my cousin is becoming a teacher in pe

shall i ask anything in particular


No, because I don't want to be a PE teacher.
#17
The JFK
No, because I don't want to be a PE teacher.


How about creative writing? (serious)
banned#18
Have you actually visited a uni yet? Until you start looking around at them you won't really get an idea of what it's all about. It's best to go on a few websites and look out for some open days
#19
DanJackson
Have you actually visited a uni yet? Until you start looking around at them you won't really get an idea of what it's all about. It's best to go on a few websites and look out for some open days


Shirely it would be best to decide what course I do then look at the Unis?

No point looking round Unis and find one I like only to discover they don't do the course I want.
[mod]#20
Guys, please keep to the topic

Thanks
#21
starsparkle2311
It may help you decide on a course, they must do open days, may be worth visiting your local Uni, even if you aren't going to study there, just to see what goes on and to get a bit of advice, you'll get more advice there than you will from this place.

Speak to the professionals, not the wannabees/wereabees on here:thumbsup:


Yeah, open days start in the next few weeks.

I might make a few phone calls to some Unis to see what they suggest.
#22
So does anyone actually have any ideas?
#23
The JFK
So does anyone actually have any ideas?


mate tbh you need to find something you are seriously interested in if your gonna study it, take some time out if your not sure :thumbsup:
#24
kungfu
mate tbh you need to find something you are seriously interested in if your gonna study it, take some time out if your not sure :thumbsup:


TBH there is nothing I'm seriously interested in other than sport however a lot of sport courses involve science which I hate.

I'm loosely thinking of taking sports psychology which I believe isn't too heavy on the science.
#25
In all seriousness, if you are already earning £60K (if I remember correctly) while still at school, why not do that full time after finishing school? You could employ people and make an absolute fortune.
You will never make that kind of money "doing something in sports" especially if you are not prepared to put in the academic hard graft.
Something to think about.
#26
just be a pro footballer
#27
shibi din
In all seriousness, if you are already earning £60K (if I remember correctly) while still at school, why not do that full time after finishing school? You could employ people and make an absolute fortune.
You will never make that kind of money "doing something in sports" especially if you are not prepared to put in the academic hard graft.
Something to think about.


I can run my business along with another job. If I was to run by business 'full time' I wouldn't earn that much more money. I am already near maxium output.

I want to go to Uni.
#28
So Miscers, anyone have any ideas on what kind of course I could do?
#29
The JFK
So Miscers, anyone have any ideas on what kind of course I could do?


Politics and become a politician.

You're great at lying and everyone hates you already. You're halfway there!!! :thumbsup:
banned#30
The JFK
So Miscers, anyone have any ideas on what kind of course I could do?


why dont you do a business or management course?

what type of uni are you looking to go to? if its a **** one then it doesnt matter what you do.. do cooking
banned#31
grex9101
Politics and become a politician.

You're great at lying and everyone hates you already. You're halfway there!!! :thumbsup:


Sounds good advice!!!!:thumbsup:
#32
guv
Sounds good advice!!!!:thumbsup:


Just trying to give the lad an informed opinion based on his perceived skills and attributes :thumbsup:
#33
bykergrove
why dont you do a business or management course?

what type of uni are you looking to go to? if its a **** one then it doesnt matter what you do.. do cooking


Yeah, that's a good suggestion actually, may look into it.

I am wanting to go to a decent Uni, somewhere like Loughborough, Sheffield, Manchester etc.
banned#34
The JFK
Yeah, that's a good suggestion actually, may look into it.

I am wanting to go to a decent Uni, somewhere like Loughborough, Sheffield, Manchester etc.


go nottingham. chicks there are nuts
#35
bykergrove
go nottingham. chicks there are nuts


Will bare in mind.

What did you study at Uni and I presume you went to Nottingham?
#36
Well good luck, all i can say is you will learn to HATE ucas. Its utter bull.



Im off to bournemouth next year for a degree in screenwriting - there are courses out there for everything!

I hear loughborough is good for sport.
#37
Mclovin
Well good luck, all i can say is you will learn to HATE ucas. Its utter bull.



Im off to bournemouth next year for a degree in screenwriting - there are courses out there for everything!

I hear loughborough is good for sport.


Cheers geeza.

LOL, why the hate for UCAS?

Yeah, so many courses and they are so 'specialist' and precise which makes choosing the right course very hard.

You want to work in the media when you graduate then? Do you currently take Media Studies?
1 Like #38
The JFK
Cheers geeza.

LOL, why the hate for UCAS?

Yeah, so many courses and they are so 'specialist' and precise which makes choosing the right course very hard.

You want to work in the media when you graduate then? Do you currently take Media Studies?


yeah i do media studies, but its a load of CARP. dont reccomend it, Bit of a waste subject really.

and yeah hopefully become a screenwriter/ journalist.
This course at bournemouth has 1000 applicants and only 40 place, and i got one so i was pretty happy!

But yeah watch out - unis tell porkys. I had a offer for journalism which claimed it was one of the best in the country - it wasnt acreddited by the NUJC which means i would have to take another years course afterwards!

You should think about the job you want - for example journalism there is not much respect for journalist degrees as an undergrad. Its a much better idea to do a course in something then do a grad in journalism apparently.

Also.. studying in America is a NONO. i looked at it and it would cost about 30 grand... A YEAR.

good luck brah.
suspended#39
I hope you find a course that you like x
1 Like #40
As much as your posts annoy me JFK I will help you out here :P
I myself am a recent Sports Science graduate (Class of 2008) and a member of BASES (im assuming you know what this is) if you want some help in this area feel free to PM me and I will get right back to you as this is my area of expertise :)

so yea drop me a PM!

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