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    What were your grades like and what uni was it? (Sorry if I haven't found this info. The topic is long enough to read all of it).
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    Oh dear..

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    (Original post by Krickl)
    I'm currently in my first semester at Bath, doing International Management with French. I like the Business/Management part of the course but not enjoying French as much as I thought I would. Annoyingly the uni won't let me change to a Management or Business only course so I'm thinking of dropping out and reapplying for next year.

    Did you have to pay the full tuition and accommodation fees for this year or only part of it?
    Hi, I was in The Quads - i had to pay for my time there and then there's 4 weeks 'penalty' of rent but that's it. At this stage of the year you'll have to pay you're first chunk of tuition fees which i think is £2250? Believe that gets bolted onto your student debt so there shouldn't be a short term issue... But contact Student Finance and they'll discuss with you, each case is different glad to know I'm not the only one from there!
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    (Original post by Nfergs)
    If you look past a few previous posts you'll find my post explaining what I did in full. The only difference from that post compared to now is that I'm not enjoying the job I'm doing and I'm currently looking for another full-time job with a few more hours and better wages.
    Sigh. Those are the only reasons I stick it out at Uni.
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    Im not enjoying University at all, i hate it. I'm doing a science based subject and the workload is immense i feel like i can't go to anyone for help and i don't have enough time for anything. I don't understand anything in lectures, i spend the extra time just going over the lectures again, not having enough time to do the additional reading. I hate the chemistry and maths side of the course. The biggest problem is that I'm tired. Im tired of sitting there for hours trying to memorise facts which i don't fully understand, I'm tired of revising for tests and doing coursework, I'm tired of the anxiety and stress of exams.

    I also commute so i feel like I'm missing out on a lot of the social aspects of university and i feel like i haven't actually made any friends.

    I don't know what to do.
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    It's pursue....
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    (Original post by Nfergs)
    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 University is 2011 entry.
    I should of graduated by now.

    I first went to a University College, I didn't really like it, my halls were miles from campus, the town wasn't exactly nice, the course didn't meet my expectations. When I came down sick and missed my deadlines, I decided it was time to leave and try again.

    After dropping out I made a clear plan on what to do, I got better first, then went back to work to started saving money for my next move.
    I then started looking at other Universtities.
    I found from my first experience, i knew clearer what I actually wanted from Uni, like i'd had a sort of taster year. I chose a campus I like, better accomodation, and a course I enjoyed. Overall I found a Uni to fit my needs.

    I'm a 3rd year now and I have to say - its the best decision I made.
    I loved every second in my new Uni, and and so happy I dropped out to have the chance to think about what I really wanted.

    Whether you go back to Uni or not, you can now consider your options and what is actually best for you without wasting any money!
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    (Original post by Anonymous263)
    Im not enjoying University at all, i hate it. I'm doing a science based subject and the workload is immense i feel like i can't go to anyone for help and i don't have enough time for anything. I don't understand anything in lectures, i spend the extra time just going over the lectures again, not having enough time to do the additional reading. I hate the chemistry and maths side of the course. The biggest problem is that I'm tired. Im tired of sitting there for hours trying to memorise facts which i don't fully understand, I'm tired of revising for tests and doing coursework, I'm tired of the anxiety and stress of exams.

    I also commute so i feel like I'm missing out on a lot of the social aspects of university and i feel like i haven't actually made any friends.

    I don't know what to do.
    Science subjects do tend to have a big workload unfortunately But you're only in your first term and there are plenty of others who feel exactly the way you do so don't be too hard on yourself.

    Here's what you should do:

    - Contact your academic tutor or similar asap and arrange to meet with them. Explain to them what's going on, how you feel about your work etc. He/she will be able to advise accordingly. Speak to your module/course tutors/lecturers as well and see what they see. Remember you're not expected to revise and memorise every single page of every single book, slide etc.

    - Contact the Study Skills Centre at uni or equivalent and ask for their advice. They can set you up with an advisor who can give you info on effective study skills like reading, note taking etc.

    - If you're feeling anxious, down all the time etc maybe speak to Student Counselling or a Pastoral Tutor. They're there to advise and listen to you.

    - With regards to anxiety, do you feel that way about work/exams in general or does it happen other times too? Maybe speak to student health or your GP etc. Also if anxiety is affecting your work then you might be able to request additional time for exams, assignments, submissions etc.

    - If you haven't done already try to join various clubs and socs at uni and get to know people on your course and beyond. You'll find lots of students are in the same boat about work and uni life etc and often hanging out with others going through the same situation can help. Do sports, stay active!


    Hope that was helpful. The key point is you need to be proactive about seeking help; if you don't ask you don't get.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by spaceghosties)
    I dropped out halfway through my first year. I was studying English Lit and I had an awful time. Didn't understand any of the course material, found it unbelievably dull, felt like I was getting nothing out of the course and became very disillusioned.

    I also had depression and anxiety, which were undiagnosed at the time but I finally got diagnosed when I was at uni; by then though, I'd missed most of the assignments, had made no friends and was pretty sure I didn't want to do that degree any more anyway.

    I dropped out, went home, went to therapy/started medication and got a job in admin for the remainder of the year. I went back to college in September to do an art course and now I'm applying to study textiles in time for 2014, which is the year all my friends will be graduating. I could have continued worked full time, but didn't really know what I wanted to do and I'm not qualified for anything other than a minimum wage job; believe me, if there was a way to instantly move out of my parents' house and earn enough money to make a living without getting a degree, I'd be doing it! Anyway, I didn't see the point in waiting around, which is why I jumped back into education pretty much straight away.

    Sometimes, I feel bad when I look at where my friends are now (and my brother, who's two years older than me, just finished his degree and is already hugely successful) but I figure it's not a huge deal - it seems like a lot but it's only a few years, really - and I'm still not one hundred percent sure what I actually want to do with my life but I'm in a much better place to enjoy university now. Provided I get in, of course.

    how were you diagnosed just out of interest?
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    (Original post by Anonymous263)
    Im not enjoying University at all, i hate it. I'm doing a science based subject and the workload is immense i feel like i can't go to anyone for help and i don't have enough time for anything. I don't understand anything in lectures, i spend the extra time just going over the lectures again, not having enough time to do the additional reading. I hate the chemistry and maths side of the course. The biggest problem is that I'm tired. Im tired of sitting there for hours trying to memorise facts which i don't fully understand, I'm tired of revising for tests and doing coursework, I'm tired of the anxiety and stress of exams.

    I also commute so i feel like I'm missing out on a lot of the social aspects of university and i feel like i haven't actually made any friends.

    I don't know what to do.
    So would you say that it's foolish to study something mainly for the career prospects?
    I almost did that with engineering, but I took a gap year..
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    (Original post by rock_climber86)
    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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    Hey, just seen this post from last year - hope you still look at TSR! Why have you dropped out of so many unis? I feel like I'm quite similar to you in that I dropped out and started fresh 3 times at college. I'm now 21 and in first year of uni but hating it and desperate to drop out and start again next year. How old are you going to be when (if - I don't know if you went back to uni) you finish your degree? Do you regret all your drop outs? Has it cost you a lot of money? Sorry for all the Qs haha, I just want some more info on it all before I make this big decision!
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    I dropped out of university earlier in the year as I was offered the chance to do an apprenticeship. I felt that the course hadn't been meeting my expectations and that it was better to learn in the workplace. I never really wanted to go to university in the first place really and would have preferred to work full time but due to the lack of jobs, this didn't seem a viable option.
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    I started my first semester at Sunderland in September. I'm having a difficult time deciding whether or not to drop out as there are so many pros and cons. I've made friends, good friends, although my flatmates are possibly the most horrible people I've ever met. My halls of residence won't let me move out as it's privately owned so I can't go and live with my friends. I'm doing okay on my course, I don't think I'm in danger of failing but it's not like they tell us exactly how we're doing... And the main factor, for some reason I chose a uni over 7 hours away from my home town. I drive, so it's easy enough to get home, although it takes ages, it doesn't cost much. However I can only go home during the holidays as my timetable is horrible, so I don't see my family or friends for months at a time. What's really messed up is that I'm at home for Christmas right now and I'm dying to get back to uni and to my friends! But I know that when I'm there I'll start to miss home again. Stupid, right?
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    I need some advice, I'm really not enjoying university. i knew it wasn't for me when i applied. I'm at Nottingham Trent studying Physics. Its so difficult and i just cant understand any of it.
    I went through a very long process to get here and only got in 'through the skin of my teeth' if that makes any sense. I feel like its such a waste to drop out now. could anyone give me any advice,

    Thanks
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    (Original post by _hannahlucyy)
    I need some advice, I'm really not enjoying university. i knew it wasn't for me when i applied. I'm at Nottingham Trent studying Physics. Its so difficult and i just cant understand any of it.
    I went through a very long process to get here and only got in 'through the skin of my teeth' if that makes any sense. I feel like its such a waste to drop out now. could anyone give me any advice,

    Thanks
    What year are you in? The course gets harder each year, but it also depends how much work you put in. Some modules are also more difficult to understand than others, such as quantum or electromagnetism.
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    (Original post by hellooworld)
    What year are you in? The course gets harder each year, but it also depends how much work you put in. Some modules are also more difficult to understand than others, such as quantum or electromagnetism.
    I'm only in my first year. I don't know what to do. I like my flat mates and I'm in a few sporting teams. I don't know whether just to stick it out fora year or drop out now
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    Hi, I'm hating uni life. I've been here two days. I thought I'd love it as I'm a massive party animal. However I was never keen on school or studying but everyone said it's much more fun at uni. However the work load and stress won't help I've not even met my teachers yet!
    is it stilly to drop out now?
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    hi guys need some advice as well me my self i dropped out of uni back in 2003 after i done 3 years and i had only the exam and few modules to complete and few course work but i dropped out of uni, as i had personal things and i was stressed and depressed and i could not continue or concentrate at all... now after more than 14 years i am settled now..wife and kids and everything is sorted it took me quite few years to get my life in order...i now want to go back to uni to earn my degree but i want to do a different course from what i was doing before...i was doing computer science but now i no longer want to do that i want to go and study business management and marketing as i am more in to business now and want to start up my own business as well..when i started uni i did take the student loans but since then i was not able to pay as i never got a steady job or any job which paid more than what the requirement asked...now here comes thee questions...if i want to go to uni...and do the course i want..what will the university require from me to do..as i am ready to even start foundation course or access course..will the student finance accept to pay for the tuition fee only as that its what i require and in need of assistance even thought i am not or have not been able to pay the previous loan..but as i know this time i am ready to commit and to finish off and earn a degree..please only give appropriate answer if you know the proper and right information as i want to know the right info and i have been informed this its the best place i cant get answers to questions i require..thank you
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    Dropped out about a week. So far no regrets and i'm still on the hunt for a job. Hopefully i'll be reapplying this year!


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    0/2 so far. Anybody else fancy a go?
    I'm in final year and I think anyone who drops out is making a big mistake
 
 
 

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