According to Jo “biology is life”, and not just in the literal sense! It is something she is incredibly passionate about, and loves sharing her knowledge with her tutees here at INICIO. In this blog, Amelia interviews her to find out more about this inspiring obsession :)
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Amelia Bargh, one of our specialist politics mentors, studied PPE at the University of York. This degree is increasing in popularity, more and more universities are offering it, and it is becoming increasingly unclear what this holistic undergraduate degree entails. Therefore, we have asked Amelia a few questions to provide us with a unique insight into this empowering course.
Although INICIO students rarely find themselves in this predicament, as we have mentored and guided them towards realistic goals, you never know what’s going to happen on the day of the ‘real’ exam. It might be that you were on track for an ‘A*’ all year, but then on the day you misread the main essay question, panicked, or ran out of time, which led to your results day not being quite as happy as you imagined.
At his Stanford University commencement speech in 2005, Steve Jobs famously proclaimed that ‘the only way to do great work is to love what you do.’ So should you study what you love, or what you’re good at?
Choosing a degree course to study at university can be harder than it sounds. It's a lot more than just choosing a subject; courses with the same name can actually differ a lot in terms of modules on offer, exam/coursework ratio, contact time and much more. We've written a blog on the process to help you make an informed decision!