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    (Original post by wiseCrack)
    I'm in final year and I think anyone who drops out is making a big mistake
    uni isn't for everyone some people may be more suited to a job, but not realise until they actually go to uni.
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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?
    Heya,

    Congrats on your courageous decision! After I dropped out of uni, I had a gap year whilst spending a year reapplying to uni for other courses. In the gap year I worked
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    (Original post by rock_climber86)
    Heya,

    Congrats on your courageous decision! After I dropped out of uni, I had a gap year whilst spending a year reapplying to uni for other courses. In the gap year I worked

    Did you find it hard being at home whilst all your friends were at uni?
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    (Original post by Se1997)
    Did you find it hard being at home whilst all your friends were at uni?
    I've been at home while my friends were at uni.

    I guess it depends. I was working three jobs (a paper round still even at 18/19/20
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    (Original post by Se1997)
    Did you find it hard being at home whilst all your friends were at uni?
    I was at home for 2 years while my mates were away before his year.

    It probably depends on who you are. I have always seen my mates regularly so I did miss seeing them and going months without hearing from them in some cases, but at the same time I was working three jobs (a 30min paper round 6 days a week, two 5hr shifts in a DIY store and causal work probably once every 6 weeks in a stadium) alongside part time A level study. Plus my hobbies kept me going (two involve a lot of travelling so time flew by really as I had a lot on). Exercise was also another time to pass the time.

    If you have no job, no course to follow studying wise and no hobbies away from the home I guess it could be different sitting at home all day.
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    (Original post by Se1997)
    Did you find it hard being at home whilst all your friends were at uni?
    It was right up there among the most awful times in my life. My first year at uni, then the two years after it were the lowest points in my life! If I could go back to high school I'd never have applied to that uni.

    I'm still recovering, 10 years after dropping out! In fact oct 5th this year is going to be the 10 year anniversary of when my nightmare year started :eek:
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    Hi Guys, I have until Thursday to decide whether to drop out or not. I am currently living in accommodation approx 2 1/2 miles from campus, although am looking to potentially to move to a "quiet" room on campus, what sort of people do you normally get in quiet rooms, is it antisociable people, or people who like being social but just don't like going out clubbing etc.. as much? My course seems ok, but there was one at another university which I would have preferred to do. I haven't really made any friends yet, which is something I am concerned about, although I am fairly happy in my own company, and soon work will begin to take over more. Just very confused about what to do...
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    (Original post by SO1997)
    uni isn't for everyone some people may be more suited to a job, but not realise until they actually go to uni.
    Yea but if you drop out then Student Finance is gonna be more naggy for their money back so if you just finish what you started then atleast you can wait wil you have a good job to pay back that tuition
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    Does anyone know what the situation is if you've dropped out, if you can still get funding for another go at 1st year?

    Is there any benefits/downsides to dropping out?

    I have been struggling after taking 2 years due to health problems which haven't eased up, and I'm not into my course so would like some advice from others ^^

    And is funding different for mature students? (I'll be 22 if I'm starting a new course?)
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    (Original post by rock_climber86)
    Heya,

    Congrats on your courageous decision! After I dropped out of uni, I had a gap year whilst spending a year reapplying to uni for other courses. In the gap year I worked
    hey, did you find that universities you re-applied to had a problem with you dropping out? did you have to explain it in your personal statement/reference?
    thanks
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    Is it absolutely ridiculous to drop out only a week and two days into my course? Everyone keeps telling me to stick it out for a few more weeks see if I 'settle' and hearing those words come from everyone all the time is driving me insane. I hate being in a new city with no one I know, I CANT talk to anyone, I sit in my room 24/7 just crying and it's making me sick. I didn't get the best A-Level grades: I got a distinction a D and an E so I should be grateful for the opportunity I've been given but I'm now doubting why I even accepted and didn't try to retake my A-Levels or try something a little less academic. In perspective I felt pressurised to apply to university by my sixth form tutor and I'm not sure if this is what I want to do anymore... I'm thinking about dropping out this early so I don't have to pay back 25% of the tuition fee, take a year out to work, go to college and study something I want and then maybe returning to university when I feel ready with decent qualifications..?
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    (Original post by samstown)
    hey, did you find that universities you re-applied to had a problem with you dropping out? did you have to explain it in your personal statement/reference?
    thanks
    Not really - I just told them the course wasn't right for me so I left and they didn't say anything to that.
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    (Original post by Et347)
    Is it absolutely ridiculous to drop out only a week and two days into my course? Everyone keeps telling me to stick it out for a few more weeks see if I 'settle' and hearing those words come from everyone all the time is driving me insane. I hate being in a new city with no one I know, I CANT talk to anyone, I sit in my room 24/7 just crying and it's making me sick. I didn't get the best A-Level grades: I got a distinction a D and an E so I should be grateful for the opportunity I've been given but I'm now doubting why I even accepted and didn't try to retake my A-Levels or try something a little less academic. In perspective I felt pressurised to apply to university by my sixth form tutor and I'm not sure if this is what I want to do anymore... I'm thinking about dropping out this early so I don't have to pay back 25% of the tuition fee, take a year out to work, go to college and study something I want and then maybe returning to university when I feel ready with decent qualifications..?
    Im really greatful that I'm not the only one going through this, I've only been at uni for nearly a week now, and I'm not enjoying it one bit. The majority of people are also saying to me that I should 'settle' for a couple of weeks to see if I like it. And I'm not being funny, but I know I'm not going to enjoy it any more, I just want to leave, I feel like a rushed into making a desicion about going uni now and I feel like I didn't do my research properly. I just really don't want to be Stuck here for three years, heck even a year if I'm just going to be severely depressed and not do my work properly.
    I think maybe uni wasn't the best desicion for me .
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    (Original post by HannieBunny)
    Im really greatful that I'm not the only one going through this, I've only been at uni for nearly a week now, and I'm not enjoying it one bit. The majority of people are also saying to me that I should 'settle' for a couple of weeks to see if I like it. And I'm not being funny, but I know I'm not going to enjoy it any more, I just want to leave, I feel like a rushed into making a desicion about going uni now and I feel like I didn't do my research properly. I just really don't want to be Stuck here for three years, heck even a year if I'm just going to be severely depressed and not do my work properly.
    I think maybe uni wasn't the best desicion for me .
    That's what people told me throughout my whole first year but it never got better, and I hated it! I quit after a year but I wish i quit sooner! I say follow your gut instinct because it is usually right. I went to another uni after a gap year and was happier there. Though I have realised after graduating that i hate uni period. too many big headed types
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    (Original post by rock_climber86)
    That's what people told me throughout my whole first year but it never got better, and I hated it! I quit after a year but I wish i quit sooner! I say follow your gut instinct because it is usually right. I went to another uni after a gap year and was happier there. Though I have realised after graduating that i hate uni period. too many big headed types
    Yeah, I don't know if uni is the place for me. Luckily I've just convinced my parents that I'm not happy here and I'm coming back home next Thursday to discuss what I'm going to do instead. If I do go back to uni, it would be a local one and I would commute seeing as I'm also not keen on uni life, but do like making friends just not going out partying (and a few close friends go to this specific uni). Or I either get a job and eventually get an apprenticeship. I'm just happy regardless that i will be getting out of here soon.
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    (Original post by HannieBunny)
    Yeah, I don't know if uni is the place for me. Luckily I've just convinced my parents that I'm not happy here and I'm coming back home next Thursday to discuss what I'm going to do instead. If I do go back to uni, it would be a local one and I would commute seeing as I'm also not keen on uni life, but do like making friends just not going out partying (and a few close friends go to this specific uni). Or I either get a job and eventually get an apprenticeship. I'm just happy regardless that i will be getting out of here soon.
    That's what I did! First uni i lived out, 2nd uni was commutable from home so i commuted from home for 3 years . Also guess what? I saved all the loans and grants I got whilst living at home and used the money for a super round the world trip after graduating whilst everyone else went straight into work . Now that was the best thing i've ever done! :eek:
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    (Original post by rock_climber86)
    That's what I did! First uni i lived out, 2nd uni was commutable from home so i commuted from home for 3 years . Also guess what? I saved all the loans and grants I got whilst living at home and used the money for a super round the world trip after graduating whilst everyone else went straight into work . Now that was the best thing i've ever done! :eek:
    I think that might be the best desicion for me too. I was a bit skeptical commuting to uni ( whether that be living at home or living with my boyfriend) seeing as I've heard a few people say they didn't like that. However on the other hand I know some people who still enjoy uni even though they commute and I don't think I'm missing out seeing as I'm T total and don't go on nights out.
    I'm hoping I get out of here ASAP but my dad is trying to convince me to wait till Christmas and that 8 weeks won't be long, but honestly it's been a week here and it's felt too long already ( defiantly not a good sign).
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    (Original post by HannieBunny)
    I think that might be the best desicion for me too. I was a bit skeptical commuting to uni ( whether that be living at home or living with my boyfriend) seeing as I've heard a few people say they didn't like that. However on the other hand I know some people who still enjoy uni even though they commute and I don't think I'm missing out seeing as I'm T total and don't go on nights out.
    I'm hoping I get out of here ASAP but my dad is trying to convince me to wait till Christmas and that 8 weeks won't be long, but honestly it's been a week here and it's felt too long already ( defiantly not a good sign).
    I'm teetotal too! I'm a vegan too. Are you a vegan? . :five:

    Find out from student loans company what counts as a fault start. When I was at uni if you quit within a certain period of time the government doesn't pay the uni the tuition fees and you can carry it over to the new uni, instead of accuring £9k of tuition fees for a wasted year. I think when I was in my first uni they told me if i quit before xmas i wouldn't have to pay. Might have changed now though...

    I hope it works out for you whatever you decide :hugs:
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    I dropped out of university this summer, at the end of my third year (of a 4 year chemistry course). Part of me thinks I was crazy, as I had a great group of friends, got on well with the rest of my coursemates and left before I obtained a BSc, due to finding out I'd get no student funding (tuition fees) for another degree. However, since second year, I realised I had no motivation to study or do lab reports and only really enjoyed one out of 4 classes (and hated the main chemistry areas) and didn't really enjoy most lab work. Being in labs 4 out of 5 afternoons until 5pm then having a one hour commute home before spending all evening doing a lab report was a killer. I've just found a second part time job and am currently in the process of reapplying to university for social work
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    (Original post by LadyEcliptic)
    Does anyone know what the situation is if you've dropped out, if you can still get funding for another go at 1st year?

    Is there any benefits/downsides to dropping out?

    I have been struggling after taking 2 years due to health problems which haven't eased up, and I'm not into my course so would like some advice from others ^^

    And is funding different for mature students? (I'll be 22 if I'm starting a new course?)
    Hiya,

    Sorry for the late reply; I just saw your post. Yes you can get funded for another forst year if this is your first time at uni. I think you can have up to two failed years im your whole degree.
 
 
 

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