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tell me about it:P
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0/2 so far. Anybody else fancy a go?
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I dropped out of university halfway in the first year of a chemistry degree, loved the uni and my flat mates but was on the wrong course. I probably would've had a gap year before hand but was kinda pushed into making a decision as the fees were due to rise the next year.
I do sometimes miss my flatmates there, we got pretty close since there were just a few of us in a flat. Apart from that I'm very happy I left, I'm now in the second year of a biology degree which I'm finding FAR more interesting, don't really know why I went for chemistry first time around.
I could've stayed at the first uni and changed course at the end of the year but I still would've had to pay the higher fees so it made more sense financially to leave, as well as giving me more choice in terms of course content.
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This week I made the decision of dropping out of university. For those who have also dropped out of university, what did you do afterwards and do you regret your decision?
i dropped out of oxford a few years back. ive also dropped out of imperial, warwick and another uni hehe. im like the godfather of dropouts! I had a gap year to reapply to uni whilst working. I then went uni, changed course at uni after a year and after uni i went backpacking.

Donno why i posted all of that? Youre not alone so chin up and carry on with life. if i could take all those years back i would not have done a degree and would have done an apprenticeship.


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its natural to outgrow things in life - even singers at their peak get bored from their careers, because its just been there done that. Its part of life.

Uni today is not the same as uni 10 years ago where they say your meant to have the time of your life; its much different now, and the economy is very different as well as job requirements.. so just do what you love, and find a way to earn money from doing that. Have you ever considered starting a business? Online business? Im thinking of that myself, reason I ask.
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From the experience I've had I'm completely put off returning to university and studying altogether. Don't get me wrong, H-W is a great university and I wouldn't pick anywhere else to go to but I realised university and student life really isn't for me. Languages were the only thing I was ever good at in school so I doubt I'd pick another course. I feel like I have no ambitions anymore, I've tried languages at university and hated it so now I have no idea what I want to do.
omg this sounds like me! I love maths and academia in general but i hate being at uni and the whole uni experience. I dropped out but kept going back. It was a nightmare every time! I eventually got a bsc and left then tried going back but dropped out of imperial after a week, forfeiting a scholarship :/. I hate uni so bad it makes me anxious to the verge of mental breakdown :/. I think i've finally learnt my lesson and will probably never go back.


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i dropped out of oxford a few years back. ive also dropped out of imperial, warwick and another uni hehe. im like the godfather of dropouts! I had a gap year to reapply to uni whilst working. I then went uni, changed course at uni after a year and after uni i went backpacking.

Donno why i posted all of that? Youre not alone so chin up and carry on with life. if i could take all those years back i would not have done a degree and would have done an apprenticeship.


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Did you end up graduating at all?

why would you do an apprenticeship rather than degree? what degree did you graduate in?
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This week I made the decision of dropping out of university. For those who have also dropped out of university, what did you do afterwards and do you regret your decision?


good luck with your future.
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Did you end up graduating at all?

why would you do an apprenticeship rather than degree? what degree did you graduate in?
hi,

yep i graduated with a bsc geophysics grade 2:1. Thing is i really hated uni and had counselling every year to get me through it! It was awful :/ Also I would to an apprenticeship because i've realised even though I have strong academic skills, i prefer being outdoors and doing practical things. im currently trying to get a trainee job as a train driver or wind turbine technician. I just can't see myself being happy in an office/grad job forever


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I'm considering dropping out, I've done two 1st years but in different courses and through lack of motivation and no support from the university I failed a module by three marks. I have to complete this module to go into my second year. Although I don't think in cut out for uni as I'm so much better practically than academically. I have a job I can work my way up in so at least I have a back up plan.


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i think im gonna quit too but do u still have to pay the tuition fee
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I'm considering dropping out, I've done two 1st years but in different courses and through lack of motivation and no support from the university I failed a module by three marks. I have to complete this module to go into my second year. Although I don't think in cut out for uni as I'm so much better practically than academically. I have a job I can work my way up in so at least I have a back up plan.


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awesome! go for it


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its natural to outgrow things in life - even singers at their peak get bored from their careers, because its just been there done that. Its part of life.

Uni today is not the same as uni 10 years ago where they say your meant to have the time of your life; its much different now, and the economy is very different as well as job requirements.. so just do what you love, and find a way to earn money from doing that. Have you ever considered starting a business? Online business? Im thinking of that myself, reason I ask.
It's strange that you ask since I have actually been considering starting up my own business but not for a while just yet. I would love to work as a barista and then eventually have enough money and experience to open up my own coffee business with a French theme that sells French patisseries. People can only dream though... :rolleyes:
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omg this sounds like me! I love maths and academia in general but i hate being at uni and the whole uni experience. I dropped out but kept going back. It was a nightmare every time! I eventually got a bsc and left then tried going back but dropped out of imperial after a week, forfeiting a scholarship :/. I hate uni so bad it makes me anxious to the verge of mental breakdown :/. I think i've finally learnt my lesson and will probably never go back.
For me studying was always tedious and I found it bad enough at school, nevermind university! I felt pressured to go to university as all my friends were and the school I went to basically told you to apply whether you liked it or not. I had the grades and I was so proud of myself when I got my acceptance letter but then it just went downhill as soon as I started the course. I understand where you're coming from, there wasn't a week that went by without a breakdown because of stress when I was in university.
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i think im gonna quit too but do u still have to pay the tuition fee
I have no idea about that since I'm Scottish and obviously had the fees paid for me. I did however take out a bursary and didn't have to pay any of the money back. Sorry
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For me studying was always tedious and I found it bad enough at school, nevermind university! I felt pressured to go to university as all my friends were and the school I went to basically told you to apply whether you liked it or not. I had the grades and I was so proud of myself when I got my acceptance letter but then it just went downhill as soon as I started the course. I understand where you're coming from, there wasn't a week that went by without a breakdown because of stress when I was in university.
i think you should leave if you think it's not for you. I got a scholarship to imperial college but i dropped out as i realised it just wasn't for me and it was affecting my health. When it gets to that stage you just have to do what's right for your health as getting stressed to the point of breakdown is not doing anyone any good :hugs:

I hope you figure out what your next step is going to be and if you ever want to talk/discuss anything feel free to pm me. Good luck
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I started my first semester of first year in September and only managed to last until November. I was studying French/Spanish with German as my elective at Heriot-Watt University.

One reason why I dropped out was because of the workload, I was constantly stressed and had no social life whatsoever. Because I lived at home all I ever did was go to university everyday, go to classes, do homework during breaks and then come back home to do more homework. I had so much homework that I never had the time to do any self-study which piled up and got ignored. It felt like no matter how much work I did, I was making no progress at all. Not living in halls made me feel like I was missing out on all of the 'fun' aspects of university. There wasn't really anything I actually enjoyed during the whole two months I was there. I was constantly miserable and I eventually had enough.

I'm not saying this to put anyone off, I know people that have had the complete opposite experience!
Maybe you just could not cope with academic work even it was at herriot watt or whatever it is. Maybe study isn't your thing? Try something like an apprenticeship?
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