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Starting uni at 22 watch
- Thread Starter
- 01-11-2015 18:50
(Original post by cherryred90s)
- 01-11-2015 18:58
Born in 95? So you're 19/20? lol if you're having a problem at uni, your age has nothing to do with it. It's something else
I'm an introvert and people are allergic to introverts
Also because i'm doing a foundation year which ****ing ruins the uni experience
(Original post by Percyns)
- 02-11-2015 21:15
So no one made it out to be weird and you didn't encounter any problems?
Also, did you find it difficult to relate to people four years younger or was it just like talking to someone your own age? (Don't mean to sound patronising!)
- 04-11-2015 19:02
well .. after your degree .. you'll be working for the next 30 years of your life ....regarding your social life at uni. It might be a bit challenging because most of the freshers are 18/19 years old who are desperate to drink and go out which can be annoying if you're in your 20's ... however .. there are many calm people as well .. you just have to choose the ones you feel comfortable with. I'm 21 and I've made younger friends who are very mature and nice, so you've got a variety of people to choose.
- 04-11-2015 21:41
22 is really not that old! At m first uni (long story dropped out) I was 18 with a house mainly of mature students one over 40!, I made better friends with some of them than some people of my own age on campus!
Many, many people do not go straight from A-levels and 19 and 20 is pretty common. At 22 you will still fit in fairly well (it can go one of two ways, either the age gap will not be an issue at all or you will be close enough in age to get on with 18 year olds but maybe seen as the 'big brother' of the group?) Anyway, it is uniVERSITY which by definition means a range of people!
I 'blew it ' socially at uni and at 35 have fantasies of returning and reliving my youth (a 6 ball lotto win permitting.)Last edited by Wimbs; 04-11-2015 at 21:43.
(Original post by Percyns)
- 05-11-2015 17:50
Next September, for a variety of reasons, I'll be starting uni at 22. I'm excited to start and work towards earning my degree and starting my career, the only aspect that is making me a bit nervous is the fact that, as most people start uni at 18, there will be a four year age difference. Now, I know this has been posted numerous times, but most of the responses say that people study in their 40s, 80s etc., but I already know this. The big worry for me is the social aspect. Obviously at 80', you wouldn't be looking for the "typical" uni experience, but at 22, I do and I don't want to be left out and not fit in and be considered too old to hang out with them. Sounds silly, but I'll be moving a long way from home and don't wanna be lonely.
The only thing I'm worried about is having to put up 18yo know-it-all's
I am making sure I don't go to halls though (Mostly first years) and try and get into a share house with some 3rd years or some people who don't seem like they will be throwing up in the corner of my room at 4am (pls god no)
Where are you applying?Last edited by cbaker22; 05-11-2015 at 17:52.