2021 · Student Life

Why I Changed my Course at University

If you’re a fellow blogger, then you’re probably in a habit of planning blog posts in advance. I had originally planned to discuss why I chose my university course which was Politics and Criminology. However, last week I made the decision to change my course to Law with Criminology. I felt like I couldn’t really write about how and why I chose my university course after changing so today I’ll be discussing why I changed my course.

I would like to point out that this isn’t some spur of the moment situation. Back when I first thought about university when I started my A-Levels, Law was something I really wanted to do.

For me, this all stems from my mental health. A-Levels was a time where I was really struggling mentally and I felt like I wasn’t good enough. This translated into considering my university options and I just felt I wasn’t confident enough for Law and I felt I wasn’t good enough. At that time, my interest in Politics arrived and that’s why I made the switch.

4 years later and sure, my mental health still isn’t the best. I still struggle with anxiety and depression and that has had an impact on my life and the decisions I’ve made. However, I’m at that stage now where I feel I can do anything as long as I put my mind to it.

So how did deciding to change come about?

The feeling of wanting to do Law never really went away. It was always in the back of my mind as I applied for university multiple times. One day, I was exploring the Edge Hill website just so I feel prepared for when I go in September. I ended up stumbling across the Law with Criminology course page and curiosity got the better of me. As I read through the modules, I found myself getting more and more interested in the idea of doing Law.

I discussed how I was feeling with my parents and my friends in a Criminology group chat and they told me to go for it. I felt more and more confident and in the end, I bit the bullet and emailed.

A few days later, I heard back from Edge Hill saying this change could be completed and it was confirmed on UCAS a few days later. This ended up working out quite well as I had my online applicant day around the same time as this was all going on. I did a Law taster session and found it absolutely fascinating. It was on Torts Law and I found myself really engaged throughout. I knew I had made the right decision.

There was a point where I considered Law with Politics as opposed to Law with Criminology but I find Criminology so interesting and I can see myself going down the route of Criminal Law. Of course, things can change but I’m happy with my decision. Roll on September!

Thank you for reading!

Love Beth

5 thoughts on “Why I Changed my Course at University

  1. Cool! I did a Mock Trial and loved it, and I’m also toying with the idea of going into law! I like the process of criminal law best as well. I think its so much easier to fight for true justice with criminal law, as opposed to the more procedural options, like family law. I hope you really enjoy it! You should definitely post more on this, and on what you’re learning in the classroom.
    Best wishes! 🤗

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