"I felt like I’d failed": how it feels to turn down university

University can be great for many people, but it can also be used as a stick to beat those who don't conform to its mould. 

When I was a teenager I was going to be a doctor. That was my plan. I spent my evenings alternating between Holby City and Grey’s Anatomy, and had a pretty firm idea of what doctoring was about. I’d chosen my medical school by the age of 16 and I daydreamed about wearing green scrubs and running down corridors shouting “move, we’re gonna lose him!”, scooting a defibrillator along on a trolley. 

Then I got my GCSE results. It’s not that I’d done badly – I just...
source: New Statesman

2019-08-15 15:44
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