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    Hello. I've just finished a full-time college course and I'm currently in the process of finding a full-time job. I've never been to uni and I don't plan on going anytime soon, for various reasons, but mainly because I don't like studying, I'm quite old now (age 24), I think work experience is more important for my field, and I want to get earning money for a mortgage, travelling, etc.

    However, I've always been a bit curious about the student life. I stayed in two different halls during my time at college and that was very disappointingly boring and I ended up only having my non-student boyfriend to go on nights out with. So that experience made me feel like there's no point going to uni just for the social life. College also doesn't really have much in the way of societies, and there were a lot of other mature students who were only there to study and not really to make friends. So my boyfriend is basically my only real friend in my city, and that bothers me a bit sometimes from relying on him too much.

    Now, I've only recently discovered though that one of my local unis allows non-students to join their societies, and I'm kinda tempted to try a few. I feel a bit worried about feeling like the odd one out though due to not studying there. I've heard of OU students joining local uni societies, but I'm curious as to how common this really is. Anyone have experience of this? Thanks.

    If it's allowed then it's not a bad idea at all. That way you'll make friends and develop interests away from your boyfriend. Just make sure you go with an open mind.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    If it's allowed then it's not a bad idea at all. That way you'll make friends and develop interests away from your boyfriend. Just make sure you go with an open mind.
    Yep, even if it doesn't work out, at least I won't be stuck studying somewhere I don't fit in :yep:
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