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    so i'm studying history, i've started my lectures and the course seems alright but literally everything else is so wrong. i'm really not liking being away from home and i'm not one to go out all the time and it seems like i'm the only one. i feel like i'm constantly trapped in my room and all i can think about it is going home.

    basically, has anyone dropped out and applied again? did you work through the gap year? i know they're tightening up uni places so do people think i'll get in next year? i had no problem this year, i was accepted to all of my universities and came out with 380 points overall. i want to apply for coventry university to do history or maybe even birmingham or somewhere else that's close to home so that i can live there.

    anyone who's done it or who has any info could you please help me out.
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    Tbh I wouldn't suggest dropping out of uni unless you think the course isn't right for you.
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    If you like the course but it's everything else you don't like, I really don't think dropping out and reapplying would help that situation.

    Plus, they're likely to increase fees so you may end up paying more money for it.
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    Stick with it. It might seem crap right now, it will get better.
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    Why don't you stick this year out, but try to get a transfer to another uni for next year onwards? Someone on my course transferred to Manchester after first year because she didn't like London, so email a few unis and see who would be willing to accept you. That way, you don't lose a year.
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    try to socialise- make friends - say hi to 1 you don't knw, being a muslim its easy to get along with fellow muslim by just saying Assalamu aleikum(peace be on you) its like our introduction.therefore try not isolate ur self.
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    (Original post by alleyesonme!)
    so i'm studying history, i've started my lectures and the course seems alright but literally everything else is so wrong. i'm really not liking being away from home and i'm not one to go out all the time and it seems like i'm the only one. i feel like i'm constantly trapped in my room and all i can think about it is going home.

    basically, has anyone dropped out and applied again? did you work through the gap year? i know they're tightening up uni places so do people think i'll get in next year? i had no problem this year, i was accepted to all of my universities and came out with 380 points overall. i want to apply for coventry university to do history or maybe even birmingham or somewhere else that's close to home so that i can live there.

    anyone who's done it or who has any info could you please help me out.

    You seem to be content with the course itself and you know it's duration- if you believe you can persevere through this course if you confront the issue of loneliness whilst you are there, then that is what you need to do.

    If you don't tackle this problem now you will not know how to overcome it next time you run into it.

    You have identified a problem and it is important to work out how to tackle it. Firstly, you need to be able to believe you can improve and solve this. Next you need to think about potential solutions and sources of help. The first one may not solve the problem but that doesn't mean the next one won't. What you do next is your choice, if you believe you can, you can.

    Have you tried talking to a counsellor- Colleges/Uni's offer these but if you cannot get hold of one at your place of learning you could try talking to your G.P and asking about support.

    Try to keep yourself busy as being inside alone doing little will only make you stew on your desire to leave more. Pursue joining different interest clubs as part of Uni or external to Uni. Make arrangements with those from your course. Join the Uni gym. Go for a run / bike / swim. Do some bodyweight exercises / stretches. Cook a meal. Do different things to keep you motivated and interested.


    Hope this helps

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    Stick with it. It's way to early to decide to drop out. Give it until Christmas at the very least.
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    Don't drop out, you've only been there a few weeks if that, nobody can really tell whether they like it or not within the first few weeks. Give it a chance and if you still don't like it by say november, then consider something else.
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    Talk to a counsellor if it helps, but I think you need to be more proactive in what University offers.
    By 'going out all the time' do you just mean going out and getting pissed?
    Becaue there's loads of other ways to socialise through societies - be brave and join a few that interest you.
    Going home is the easy way out but you'll probably actually be disappointed if you went back.
    You made friends at home, so you can make them here.
 
 
 
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