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15 Things No One Tells You About Studying Primary Education

Primary Education is one of those degrees that people don’t really see as being a real degree. Apparently all we do is primary school stuff and colouring in.

But here is what it is really like.

1. There are SO MANY modules.

Oh you have 3 modules this term? Poor you. Try 8.

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2. And some of those modules are on subjects you will inevitably hate.

There’s a reason I gave up PE aged 13. Yet somehow I am still doing it aged 21.

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3. And each one has an assignment.

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4. It’s more ‘hands on’.

You’d think this would be fun. It’s not.

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5. You have to turn up to every lecture.

No hungover days for you.

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6. And you also have to contribute in every single one.

Even when you don’t understand what’s going on.

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7. You have to hand in your notes.

Do you think the lecturers will mind if they’re completely covered in doodles?

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8. Some of the books you have to read are so boring.

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9. Your appendix is double the size of the essay itself. 

You think you’ve finished but then spend an extra 5 days compiling and presenting all of your evidence into an ordered and neat appendix. Easier said than done.

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10. You have to attend placements.

Unfortunately the working world has arrived early.

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11. You have to be organised.

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12. You can’t take part in anything at uni.

You’re either drowning under a pile of reading and assignments, you’re in a lecture or you are on placement.

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13. You have to get more experience on top of your experience.

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14. Which means your social life is non-existent.

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15. And of course, everyone will probably take the mick out of you.

And yet, despite all this you still get told you are doing a “mickey mouse degree.” I’d like to see you try it.

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But you have the last laugh when you’re employed and they’re not.

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