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    (Original post by Captivated)
    I'm in first year at the moment (but transferring soon to my insurance choice who said they'd take me now). I wouldn't say it's been absolutely awful but it realllyyy didn't live up to my expectations.

    I see uni, especially first year, as the time to get involved. The SU here is essentially non-existent, none of the societies that interested me hosted anything. My flatmates are awful food stealers, I haven't really made "long term" friends (this isn't bothersome though because my best friends live in my home town), the administration here is a joke as well.

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    Out of interest, did you visit the uni at all in terms of open days, applicant days?
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    I had a really horrible experience last year when I first went to uni, I really struggled with living out and taking care of myself, causing me to develop mental health issues. As a result, I had to drop out after the first semester, but ended up going back to uni this year, and am commuting this year instead. Still hasn't been amazing and I was expecting more, but I can't really complain.
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    (Original post by moment of truth)
    I had a really horrible experience last year when I first went to uni, I really struggled with living out and taking care of myself, causing me to develop mental health issues. As a result, I had to drop out after the first semester, but ended up going back to uni this year, and am commuting this year instead. Still hasn't been amazing and I was expecting more, but I can't really complain.
    I know how you feel, I could've easily left and did nearly leave a few times but I have stayed as there is nothing here.

    The university's don't give much help when your struggling. I only got 4 therapy sessions!
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    I had a bit of a bad time in my second year, although now it's going great!
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    People actually get bullied in uni?:lolwut:
    That's wierd. I thought that uni was supposed to be a good experience for everyone, sorry about that.
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    Same. I got ruthlessly bullied at school but at uni it's not even known as a concept!
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    I thought people grew out of that by uni:facepalm:
    I thought the same, that bullying would not exist! But I'm talking about strong *****iness, like everyday coming into uni and being told no one likes me and that I'm so annoying and boring, and being always picked on it literally made me run home crying my eyes out
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    (Original post by moment of truth)
    I had a really horrible experience last year when I first went to uni, I really struggled with living out and taking care of myself, causing me to develop mental health issues. As a result, I had to drop out after the first semester, but ended up going back to uni this year, and am commuting this year instead. Still hasn't been amazing and I was expecting more, but I can't really complain.
    are you going back to the same uni?
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    (Original post by intoxycated)
    I thought the same, that bullying would not exist! But I'm talking about strong *****iness, like everyday coming into uni and being told no one likes me and that I'm so annoying and boring, and being always picked on it literally made me run home crying my eyes out
    That is actually weird af. I would ask you what uni you go to but I guess that would be irrelevant. I would love to know why they are even rude to you in the first place though, I guess horrible people are just avoidable.
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    group work is never group work ffs
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    (Original post by loveleest)
    That is actually weird af. I would ask you what uni you go to but I guess that would be irrelevant. I would love to know why they are even rude to you in the first place though, I guess horrible people are just avoidable.
    i don't know! my friends from home have said they're just jealous *****es jealous of my looks and internal strength but thats obv something mums would say and i doubt thats even a good enough reason to make someones life hell esp at uni...
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    (Original post by intoxycated)
    i don't know! my friends from home have said they're just jealous *****es jealous of my looks and internal strength but thats obv something mums would say and i doubt thats even a good enough reason to make someones life hell esp at uni...
    I went through exactly what you are going through now in secondary school lol. I had girls that were horrible to me and b*tch about my looks and personality behind my back and to my face, but I guess that is expected because people are generally immature at secondary school...But in uni? are you joking me, so people are still immature idiots? Have you thought about reporting these people to the head of uni or something because they are actually bullying you and I know how it feels to go through something you are going through and it is not nice!! You either need to stick up for yourself and have a go at them because they are making your life miserable! Uni is supposed to be a fun time in your life and I heard it is actually supposed to be one of your best times in your life...I mean you aren't paying 9k a year to experience a horrible time from stupid immature people are you? Maybe try getting help from a close friend. The people that are insulting you are clearly jealous of you, you are probably a lot prettier than them. But don't let haters get to you or else they have won!! They are looking for you to be upset because they want you to be below them, they know that if they see you crying then they have defeated you. Just ignore those idiots or report them and then they will the ones that would feel like the losers.

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    I went to University straight after sixth-form, and I really regret it. I think it's better for people to take a gap year or even work for a year or two. I think there's too much social pressure on people these days to follow the crowd.

    It's really difficult to decide what you want to do with your life at that age - That's why if I could go back in time, I would definitely take a gap year, and enjoy my life, because when you're younger you've got more energy.
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    (Original post by Roving Fish)
    Out of interest, did you visit the uni at all in terms of open days, applicant days?
    Unfortunately I was rejected from my firm AND insurance (that I visited before making a decision) and this was something I wasn't prepared for at all. I had planned my entire life out at my firm and insurance so it was quite horrible to be rejected . But I knew my potential and I wanted to go to a good university so I had to move quite far from home. I am at a respectable university but I don't enjoy it which is why I'll be transferring to my insurance from last year once I finish first year here. I know I'll be happier there because it took me a long time to make my decision for which universities I chose.

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    (Original post by loveleest)
    I went through exactly what you are going through now in secondary school lol. I had girls that were horrible to me and b*tch about my looks and personality behind my back and to my face, but I guess that is expected because people are generally immature at secondary school...But in uni? are you joking me, so people are still immature idiots? Have you thought about reporting these people to the head of uni or something because they are actually bullying you and I know how it feels to go through something you are going through and it is not nice!! You either need to stick up for yourself and have a go at them because they are making your life miserable! Uni is supposed to be a fun time in your life and I heard it is actually supposed to be one of your best times in your life...I mean you aren't paying 9k a year to experience a horrible time from stupid immature people are you? Maybe try getting help from a close friend. The people that are insulting you are clearly jealous of you, you are probably a lot prettier than them. But don't let haters get to you or else they have won!! They are looking for you to be upset because they want you to be below them, they know that if they see you crying then they have defeated you. Just ignore those idiots or report them and then they will the ones that would feel like the losers.

    If you need to talk about anything else pm me, I am a great person to talk to
    I had no friends so there were no one i could talk to. i got drunk too much to the verge and embarrassed myself which made me lose the initial friends i made at freshers. and yeah i told my tutors they did nothing so i left. i couldn't bear to take 2 mor years of this ****. and yeah haha i went through that whole of primary and secondary school. Unfortunately sixth form was my only two years of peace, it had to start again at uni
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    (Original post by godofwine)
    I went to University straight after sixth-form, and I really regret it. I think it's better for people to take a gap year or even work for a year or two. I think there's too much social pressure on people these days to follow the crowd.

    It's really difficult to decide what you want to do with your life at that age - That's why if I could go back in time, I would definitely take a gap year, and enjoy my life, because when you're younger you've got more energy.
    I agree, doing a 1 year placement or something to boost your CV/PS is very important. A lot students get burnt out doing 2 Years A levels and then straight away jump in a degree.
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    Mine was crap, liked the city, flatmates were boring but not horrible, same with coursemates, didn't care much for getting drunk, well I don't mind but people here were going on about it like it's the first time they've ever touched the thing, even the mature students. Course was meh, not that challenging or exciting, societies were pretty empty and boring.

    Pretty much the whole uni resolved around the clubs. Well in honesty I think the thing that ruined it for me was definitely making a poor decision with regards to a certain someone I had known for a long time...
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    (Original post by intoxycated)
    I had no friends so there were no one i could talk to. i got drunk too much to the verge and embarrassed myself which made me lose the initial friends i made at freshers. and yeah i told my tutors they did nothing so i left. i couldn't bear to take 2 mor years of this ****. and yeah haha i went through that whole of primary and secondary school. Unfortunately sixth form was my only two years of peace, it had to start again at uni
    oh really sorry to hear that. I am going uni in September so I hope that mines is going to be good and I don't bump into horrible people.
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    (Original post by samina_ay)
    group work is never group work ffs
    so true xD

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    I had a pretty **** time at undergrad (due to bullying, burnout and abuse) culminating in me
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    trying to kill myself in the middle of my Finals/third year exams
    and developing long-term mental health problems

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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    so true xD

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