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has anyone done this?
what do you do now?
howd you do in your gcse or a levels,whichever is the last one in the uk system?
i am scottish
4 As are good tho,right?
you could get back in if you wanted like,right?
have a think over xmas,if you still wanna,go for it,no point wasting your life doing something you dont need or enjoy
i love what i learn in my lectures and i've met so many fantastic people
it's just don't feel like i'm capable of producing work - it's hard to explain
whenever i have a piece of work to complete i get intensely stressed and i lose what little confidence i have in myself to achieve. i suffer from constant panic attacks.
i don't know if i can cope with university in my current condition but then i've been like this for nearly three years and i don't know if it will ever change.
I'm the same. Shit, isn't it? For example, I have some work for tomorrow and I just can't face doing it. I've got no confidence in my abilities whatsoever.
otherwise you wouldnt be where you are!
dont drop out cos of that,itll de-rail your life,iap
stop thinking so much,if you have work to do,just do it.crush and ignore the feelings that youll fail,they do you no good
wish i could be more helpfull,but thats all i got
best of luck dude
CBT mate. Don't waste yourself by stressing that you're not good enough
but came back this sept because i had nothing better to do, and now i'm thinking about dropping out again. who'd have thought human geography was shit, eh?
if so, don't do that, it sounds boring
Glasgow was always my dream choice. But I still really like it Sheffield, and I'm definitely not dropping out.
finish the year with little effort and switch unis/courses.
I keep getting the urge to because I cant take the beaurocracy
But then somethnig cool happens
Some poeple I know who have dropped out have actually done quite well, getting apprentice level positions and stuff/ training on the job. Others I know who dropped out are bumming around, but they are rich alread on accounts of their parents, so yeah.
What kind of bureaucracy did you find at university???
which is to be expected, but I suppose I'd just had enough of academia really. University felt like I was starting high school again so I got a bit overwhelmed and buggered off.
he now works at a garden centre.
ago because he hates scotland, so he is going to uni in Birmingham in 09
I've got a rubbish job!
Worst thing I ever did!
remember you can switch courses. My friend has done this many times without actually ever dropping out of uni. She's not in her first year of doing Japanese, she started in Politics.
i don't know where that 'not' came from
very recently (2-3 weeks ago or something). my parents pretty forcibly stopped me, i'm not sure why but i have a feeling they just don't want a "dropout" as a daughter and they thought it'd be excruciatingly expensive which is probably true...
i was planning to maybe move in with my boyfriend, well, move back to london anyway, get a job, work for a year and then apply to unis again next year...but i mean, it wasn't because of my course or my university i wanted to leave, it was mainly just my FUCKING housemates driving me bonkers. and missing being in london since my parents moved away. so what you should do depends why you want to leave of course.
most unis apparently let you defer your course at any time and start the year again the following year. switching in your second or third year to another uni is really difficult. but switching courses at the same uni is very doable. so there are lots of options. thats if you\re thinking about it yourself, i realise you didnt actually say this :) i'll stop blabbing now.
Location? Course? Living arrangements?
Then change that.
Being in uni is probably the best and most comfortable option you could have at the moment when compared to trying to find a decent job (let alone some sort of career). I finished uni in summer and have been tenping since whilst working out what I want to do... frankly I wish I was back in uni.
I'm thinking about this too. I'm really not enjoying it whatsoever. I don't want to get into why here, but I was a bit of a mess last week because I was hating it so much, took some time out, came back yesterday and...... I feel like I'm going down the same emotional path again.
Started September 04 at a shit Univeristy. Dropped out after a year as I hated it.
I worked for two years and then went back to a different university. Although I'm glad I dropped out in the first instance, I wish I hadn't bothered coming back to be honest. I should have just got my head down and got a proper job as soon as I left.
because i hated my course. everything else was lovely, but i couldnt commit to doing it 4 years. im reapplying, about to get a job for a few months.
DIRECT ME TO MISCHIEF
you've become one of those
i felt it was a sham
now i work in an art gallery in a foreign country
whos/how many dicks did you have to suck???
and the world moves in cycles
Plodded around a bit, decided to go back to uni and moved to Leeds the next year.
Going to Leeds = best decision of my life.
Studying Music Tech at Leeds Met = worst decision of my life.
But that's another story.
just before her finals in third year. Why would someone do that? Now she has three years of debt and works in Poundland.
I'd recommend it, but then, i'm massively lazy
turning up to the odd lecture now and then so you can claim student loan untill the end of the year
switch to glasgow
this might have already been covered but it's too late and i'm too tired to read the entire thread. if you reply to this post however, i will offer some real golden words of advice.
If you're seriously considering dropping out, drop out sooner rather than later.
Then, get a job for a year (or two years?)
Then, re-apply to a university on a course that you've had more time to consider and feel you would benefit from.
Then, once you've completed your degree, you'll be at a MAJOR advantage to many others because not only will you have a strong degree, but you'll also have a solid year or two's worth of work under your belt.
I wish I'd done this. Instead, I opened an account at the Bank of Mum and Dad :-(
twice! I'm now in a PA job which pays pretty well but is really. fucking. boring.
dropping out and going back, doing a more useful subject and enjoying myself. I toyed with the idea early in my 2nd year but ploughed on - worst mistake ever.
It was the shittest course imaginable, the other people on the course were idiots, the lecturers were completely disorganised, and they gave us SPELLING TESTS due to the amount of errors that some people made in their work. I left after a month, and wrote them a letter explicitly detailing why. I applied to go to university again, but I have friends who dropped out for apprenticeships or jobs, and they're all pretty happy.
i'm in my second year of english language at king's college. it's fine, just really really dull and it doesn't interest me very much at all. the lecturers are also really quite shit. anyway i've done a year and a half, but now i've decided i'd rather do something like american studies. something that interests me, but i don't know what i could do with that subject. with this subject i'm doing i think i can go in to teaching which would be quite alright.
can you even drop out now? massive waste of time and money?
you'll miss out on what will be a genuinely great experience if you get the most out of it. Worse, you'll have to get a job, which, as me and everyone I know are finding out, is hard/boring enough if you ARE a graduate let alone if you're not.
are you in your first year? because it's natural to be worried about the jump between the work you're expected to produce at school and what's expected of you at uni. once you get the first load of essays (or whatever assessments apply) done you'll feel better.
and because of this jump, try not to feel too down on yourself if you don't get amazing marks to start off with; it's about adjusting. you have 3 more years to get really good at producing work.
so basically, if you enjoy the course and what you're learning then it seems like it'd be a waste if you dropped out.
one. single. person at my university. and i see them about once a term. :( i don't think it's necessarily a great experience for all types of people, i think it certainly forces you to grow up a bit though.
you make a good point, i've acted like a spoilt child moreso since i've been at uni come to think of it. but i just mean learning to do things, washing clothes, cooking your own food, dealing with bills and stuff. but that's only if you move out of course. which you don't necessarily have to go to uni to do...
anyway i still desperately want to leave my uni cos i hate being around people my age who act like idiots. i'm just trying to get through it cos i find the course interesting, i want to get something back for my money and i guess to make my family happy. although if i'm honest i'm really unhappy being at uni so you may be right about leaving.
yeah i mean when i thought i was going to leave i got so worried because it seemed like i'd have to try so hard to make sure i'd be happier, not more unhappy, if i left. and it would've been hard i guess... i wouldn't have been able to afford to live anywhere except back with my parents, and i would just generally have had all my freedom taken away from me and lost all of my tuition fees for my second year too. i'm thinking about leaving at the end of this year but i figure it's just the third year left which is only two terms long and i should stick it out.....
anyway as you can probably tell i could debate this with myself until the cows come home, haha :\ i'll stop. i'm glad you managed to get things sorted out :)
twice. I now have my dream job, pretty much work flexible hours (though quite a lot of them), get a reasonable wage for it and (hopefully) have prospects.
however, I wouldn't recommend it - I lucked out big style, and during both 9 month periods I attempted to stick at Uni actually spent 90% of my time getting experience off my own back in the stuff I wanted to do. I lucked out into probably the only job in the country where I'd be able to carry on doing exctly the same but get paid for it, and build a whole business around it.
I still wish I'd finished my degree though. I'm super envious of all my friends and constantly live in paranoia that it all goes tits up and when looking for something new it will harm me massively not to have one in the sector I work.