I started University this year and I think I am in threat of failing the year. To be honest, I know for a fact that I could have done a lot better, but I left essays until the last minute, missed lectures etc but I just feel so unmotivated and tired all the time.
I feel as though nobody cares about how well I do, and because nobody cares then there's no point. I can honestly say there is not one tutor I feel I can talk to about how I am feeling. I don't enjoy my course, and I told my seminar tutor that I was thinking about changing courses before christmas, and asked for some advice. I heard nothing back. I feel my views are getting squashed and because of this I feel that I can't express myself, so when I don't understand something I just keep my mouth shut. My university is so unorganised, they lost one of my assignments and claimed I never gave it in (this is sorted now) and nobody knows what anyone else is doing.
I can't seem to get out of bed in a morning, I make any excuse not to go in because the thought of it makes me sad. I have been ill so many times from stress and have been suffering from mood swings. I went to the doctor about it and she just told me I was too young to get down and changed my contraceptive pill. I havn't made any friends, just a few people I'll talk to every now and again. I don't live in halls.
I was just wondering if anyone else had been through anything similar, and what they did, or if anyone had any advice. I am on the verge of dropping out, but I have no idea what I would do. My course leads to a career that I know I want to be in, this is just a means to an end.
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- Thread Starter
- 17-03-2011 18:03
- 17-03-2011 18:13
I went through something pretty similar my first year of Uni, I know it seems horrible atm but you will get out of this situation soon. Tbh from the sounds of it, you're pretty low and depressed about the whole thing- I have been there. I know it's hard, but the longer you leave it without doing anything about it, the worse it will get.
Is there anyone you can talk to about it? A parent, friend, perhaps one of your lecturers (perhaps not your seminar tutor as they seemed pretty useless) or do you have a personal tutor at all?
You pretty much described exactly my first year at uni, and I wish i'd spoken up sooner about feeling so helpless and sad. In the end I dropped out and reapplied for a different course and I'm currently waiting to get back to Uni and I'm far happier than I was even 6 months ago
Please talk to someone about it, it really helps just getting it off your chest- Inbox me if you want a chat
- 17-03-2011 18:16
It's never too late to make friends
- 17-03-2011 19:11
You are your greatest asset, and your worst enemy. Think about what made you apply for University, likewise your course in the first place.