Choosing my uni course wasn’t really that difficult for me because I’d known that I wanted to study economics for a while. I chose economics to study at A Level as a bit of a risk, as I’d never studied anything like it before. I instantly found myself loving the subject, and that was how I knew I wanted to pursue it further. I found that economics allowed me to really understand the stories behind newspaper headlines, it made me able to get my head around what was actually going on behind the scenes in our economy and our politics.
I really got into politics around when the EU Referendum debate was going on. As I was 16 at the time, I had no vote, and thus no way to impact my own future. This frustrated me then and continues to frustrate me now, as my generation are thrown into a political minefield that we couldn’t vote to avoid, and will have to deal with the consequences of while were trying to get on the housing market, make a career, and start a family – which will undoubtedly be made more tricky by the political and economic instability we see ourselves in now and in the near future.
Sorry about that rant, I’ve calmed down now.
The link between economics and politics really intrigued me, this is because I can understand why certain politicians do the things they do, and the impact their policies could potentially have on the wider economy. It’s also meant that I can have discussions with other people about what’s going on in the world…and I sort of look like I know what I’m talking about…ish.
I’m really glad I chose this course because I can’t imagine pursuing anything else now I’m studying it.
My advice to anyone who is unsure or who doesn’t know what course they want to do at uni, just think about what you’re passionate about, and something you can see yourself pursuing a career in – it sounds simple, but I know so many people who just chose courses purely for the sake of going to uni, and not because they were passionate about the subject. If you choose something you’re genuinely interested in then the lectures and essays won’t be a chore, and you’ll feel as though you’re genuinely accomplishing something, as opposed to just plodding through your 3 or 4 years, partying and sleeping, and coming out of uni with a lifetime of debt and nothing really to show for it.
Anyway, on a cheerier note, just remember to have fun, choose something you love to study, and good grades with follow that.