Hey, Ive been browsing around just trying to research about engineering etc, and this forum seems like a really nice friendly place with some good topics and answers knocking back, so I thought I'd ask something, Im not sure if this is right place to ask but Im gonna try anyway. To put you all in my situation, Im 17 and at the stage in my final year of 6th form where I need to select which Universities and what I want to study etc, with my final exams coming up soon. but this is exactly where the problem falls. Through my life, Ive seen a Hercules up in the sky and thought, awesome I'd really love to be way up there flying that thing, or watching Stargate on TV and seeing Daniel Jackson translating Egyption hyroglyphs and wishing I could do that; but never, did I really set something in cement that I wanted to do, or be and Im not sure if thats the reason for my main fault. We're now being pushed to make our choices, quite a few people have already made their personal statments and already applied to the Uni's they've chosen, and Im sat here still clueless on what I want to do, and as I see it, if I dont have a clue what I want to do how can I even choose the right Uni, let alone the right degree. The subjects Im currently learning are Maths, Physics and Biology, Im also considering taking an AS level in Further Maths and trying to complete that befre my years over, Im in Britain by the way incase some things dont add up in terms of doing things differently, different names for exams etc. Im pretty happy with my subject choice, I really do hate biology alot though but I enjoy Physics (with the right teacher) and Maths I like going to, but I have a big draw back, and thats my lazyness. My dads told me I have an intelligent brain thats trapped inside a bone-idol body, and I guess thats true, I have the ability to do all of this, but I let myself down by not putting the effort into work, be that in or out of college. Im soneone who just drifts away from the real world whenever I loose concentration for a split second; its like I may have a piece of Math homework due in the for next day but I'll end up just sitting and thinking, not doing anything, and I can do that for countless hours, getting no work or studying done, and not even playing a video game ... I just think. Even when Im interested in something Im listening to I may end up day dreaming and I really dont know why it happens. With my personal problems out of the way, I was trying to say that Im taking the subjects that will lead to tough degrees, and can get the grades I need in them, but dont feel I myself will be able to cope with the work load degrees related to my current subjects will give. My dad, who did electronics engineering at uni is trying to push me in the engineering direction , by pushing I mean hes doing a load of research and everytime I try to mention doing a different degree he will work out some way of making that one sound terrible and going back to engineering, like he says I shouldnt do archaeology because thats a hobby degree, I dont really understand that. And like I really like Ancient Greek Myths and things like that, but I cant pursure that because I didnt take History at A Level, and I didnt do that because the only choice for that was modern history, and I dont like that at all. But my problem is, which Im too worried to talk to my dad about, is what if I hate engineering, what if Im not born to be an acedemic sort of person, dunno what hes gonna think of me, I know its my choice, but I know I cant make the right one. I flick through books from Uni's, I search through their websites looking at all the degree's on offer and none are catching my eye, and Im really starting to worry, how can I not like everything, surely there must be something. So my question to you guys, is what would you do in my shoes?, whats engineering like in terms of enjoyment, work load? Are there major differences between the different aspects of engineering? I know theres alot of rubbish in this post, and Ive realised Ive written quite alot but I just wanna make sure you all know my situation. Thanks.