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    Hey, first off I had to create a new account to post this as I think some of my student buddies come on here and I don't want any awkward questions.

    So I been in Cardiff University now since September, but I really have given it my best shot and now I'm done with it, I've realised that I'm just not somebody whose suited to this whole life. Essays, deadlines, books, paper, pens, it's just not me. Don't get me wrong, I've made some great friends and had some of the best nights of my life but I've been thinking the whole thing over in my head since I got here and I know this is the right decision for me. I guess I got caught into the trap of where it's drilled into you that if you don't go to Uni you'll end up on the streets or with a terrible job. I am planning on joining the army a week or so after I drop out. No point in hanging around. The army is the only career I've ever really wanted to do.

    However I'm a bit unsure on how to break the news to my ma and pa. My sister is in her final year of Uni and will probably get a good pass, however I know my parents are going to hit the roof when I tell them and my father has always tried to sabotage my plans to go the army (sometimes I think they just funded Uni for me to try and get out of the idea).

    So I'm thinking whether or not to just come clean to my parents straight away or just do nothing until the end of the first year and say I failed or something to make things easier.

    Thanks for reading this.
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    My advice would be to swap the 'L' in your username to 'X'
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    It's your life mate, pay them the money they lent you for Uni and get enrolled. I hear they aren't taking many on this year though, might want to look into that before proceeding.
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    (Original post by NS17)
    It's your life mate, pay them the money they lent you for Uni and get enrolled. I hear they aren't taking many on this year though, might want to look into that before proceeding.
    Ns17's right on the money. You wont be able to just join the army. Have a mate who is trying to join, has already passed the tests and isn't getting in for at least 6 months.
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    I would like to say thank you in advance for joining the army. Since you will keep this country safe. Isn't there an officers training recruiting at your university? There was one at Sheffield Uni. You can join that and still stay at university. Then you can join the army as an officer. Best of both worlds.
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    (Original post by gradyhawks)
    Ns17's right on the money. You wont be able to just join the army. Have a mate who is trying to join, has already passed the tests and isn't getting in for at least 6 months.
    That i can imagine, the cuts were terrible for the Aremd Forces to say the least.
 
 
 
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