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    Hi, i started uni this year and ive found myself becoming increasingly unhappy. My accomodation has made it very difficult to make friends (the people i live with are foreign students and opt for hanging out with people they know) and i tend to feel like a 'tag along' with people from other flats.

    The uni its self (loughborough) is extremely sports oriented. The way the student life is run is something i can't seem to enjoy. Whilst i prefer doing my own thing, having a few drinks with friends and watching bands- the social life here consists of roudy 'sing offs', drinking societies complete with challenges and games, and sporting events. I understand social life is not the main reason we come to uni but it is considered a perk, one which i cannot enjoy at the moment.

    The place is very small town with little to do. I come from a city and im used to being able to walk around , go to galleries, take in the culture and see the sights. I feel trapped here.

    I can't seem to ignore it and get on with my work (fine art) and i'm starting to learn that perhaps im not passionate enough with regards to my subject. Basically, i think i've come to the wrong place and im studying the wrong thing. Someone once told me that if you're a part of something you dont enjoy- walk away. If i were to drop out, i would head for home, back to work, save up and reapply next year for a diffferent course at unis i know more about. On the other hand i've got people telling me to 'stick it out' and that it will all get better.

    Is anyone else having a similar experience? Any advice from people who know what im going through would be really much appreciated, having a hard time here guys! Thanks x
 
 
 
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