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    (Original post by Chemist548)
    You're not your

    They're not their


    Ironic about you giving advice on English exams...
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    (Original post by Chemist548)
    You're not your

    They're not their


    Ironic about you giving advice on English exams...


    y does it matr 2u?
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    University has been brilliant. However, I guess it hasn't lived up to my expectations in a way - when I was littlre I used to think of graduates as these all knowing creatures. That a dissertation meant that you knew everything there was to know about a topic etc etc.
    It's not :p: I still feel stupid, and my dissertation feels like I'm not even scratching the surface of my topic. And graduates can be really really thick sometimes XD
    I love it though and wouldn't change it for the world, except perhaps for me coming out as an all-knowing cleverclogs.
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    Not really. Academically I expected a lot more, but in reality most of my modules haven't significantly expanded my knowledge over what I already knew. Although that's probably mostly just me expecting too much, but still.
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    I've hated it so far. I feel as if i don't fit in at all, and even though I've attempted to make friends, it's not worked out for me. I expected so much, and got so little. Combined with the pressures of home life and two jobs, I've fallen into depression.

    But I'm on anti-depressant's now, and I feel much more positive. I'm so lucky to have a supportive family, and I'm back in touch with some amazing school friends who mean the world to me.

    I'm hoping with this new positive attitude, 2011 will be a much better year for me. Here's hoping!
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    Definitely not - I mean I was worried that there would be TOO much partying, but rubbish choice of accommodation + generally shy personality means first year was a bit dull compared to that 'PARTYPARTY STUDENT LIFE' image and I'm still struggling to make solid close friends in second year.

    Now that I'm on the right course the academic side is definitely more up to scratch!

    But being super poor/failing at getting a job/living in an expensive place + lack of friends means the whole thing is really being brought down. Especially as the few friends I have seem to get a lot of stuff paid for them by the parents and can go out all time, whereas I can't even afford to go out once a fortnight at the moment, and then I feel like people think I'm avoiding them/don't want to be involved.

    I'm looking forward to it ending but maybe after working for a while I'll go to a different/more inclusive uni for postgrad
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    (Original post by Lewroll)
    Yeah i heard the same thing about durhames. I will take a look at durham first before i make any final decisions, but i probably will firm sussex. Thanks
    I'm at Durham and I absolutely love it- yes a lot of the people there are Oxbridge rejects (myself included) but that doesn't mean that they're pompous, condescending, rahs or anything like that. Almost everyone I've met has been really friendly, and I personally don't find the town boring at all, and if you do then Newcastle is only a short train journey away. I'm not trying to influence you at all and if you think you'd be happier at Sussex then of course you should firm it, but I'd consider Durham properly and give it a chance before you decide. Feel free to PM of you want to know any more about Durham
    xxx
 
 
 
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