Would it not be a better idea to drop out now and wait until next September simply due to the fact that if you've only just done your first year then if I'm not wrong then you'll still get full financial support if you start your course again elsewhere. Take a year out, work, go to open days in other places to see how you like those universities and cities and apply to the two you mentioned and any others. I think you should forget the idea of being in London again. Each area of London is very different but you've already had a bad experience so you aren't likely to go back with a positive mind so best to go elsewhere.
I know it's easy for me to just say something like this as though it's nothing but I'm really against the idea of doing something you're really unhappy with. What's the point? How well are you really going to do in university if you're struggling emotionally? It impacts your work more than you realise, I imagine it would be worth delaying things for a while; what's the rush anyway? I'd rather be "behind" a year and happy than continuing on and hating everything. Which, coincidentally, I am (though I started again with college rather than university).
Whatever you decide on, best of luck!
Last edited by sliceofcake; 24-07-2012 at 22:29.
Often lectures would be cancelled with no notice, or we'd turn up, they'd hand back essays and tell us we could go - want a bit more for my money than that :/ The lecturers didn't seem able to work a DVD player, which considering they were film lecturers, was odd. When they couldn't work the player, they would look puzzled and spend twenty minutes pushing buttons, then tell us to go. Loads of people had commuted in (I knew one girl who got up at half five to get in for a nine o'clock lecture) so to be told that after twenty minutes of sitting there we could leave, it must have been annoying.
(Original post by kka25)
I'm very sorry to hear that you're having problems with Uni OP; mind me asking in what way the course is poorly managed?
The only decent lecture I had was my Media studies module, and even then towards the end it got a bit rubbish :/
I didn't, and I really wished I did.
(Original post by poony)
Leave, you won't loose much for not returning BUT must make sure you found some other uni. before you tell UEL.
Out of interest, did you visit UEL before you applied ?
If you can get in this Sept. do some work for 6 months & save up for travelling. You won't earn much for the 6 months but it's still better than being miserable.
An update? I've applied through Clearing and on the way to getting a place at Northampton thanks for the advice guys!
Last edited by misfit3; 06-08-2012 at 13:07.