A bit of background, I have dropped out before, but I had the full intention of going back to uni. I was at uni last year, for one semester, then left, and started again this September.
I'm thinking university isn't for me, but I feel lost about what I can do if I drop out. I didn't mind last time, because I knew I was going to reapply, but I don't want to reapply this time, I just want to leave uni and stop being a student because it's really not for me.
From being away from uni Jan-Sept this year, I know how hard finding a job is, so this doesn't excite me. My college really did drill university in, so I'm really clueless about what the alternatives are if I don't want to stay.
It's getting me really down, which obviously is impacting on my studies more.
If University isn't for you then do what you think is best. However personally I'd recommend you stay in University.
We cannot really give you a 'right' answer as we don't know how you feel, what you go through, how hard it will be for you if you stayed and how hard it will be for you if you drop out.
What's making you want to drop out, try and fix that problem and then you might not want to drop out?
ok you drop out....what exactly would you like to do for a living and gotta ask but how old are you? effects answer
ah u see there you go, i say this every time, you need to come out of education and work,travel,have fun,basically get it out of your system, it does then, ul have a clearer mind what you want to do,
Suck it up. Stop complaining and finish the goddamn degree that you chose.
you can restart uni in your 20's you are classed as a mature student, they ask about gaps and all you gotta say is you were travelling world, but your keen and wanna get an education....all i did
I think britishgoose01 is right. I only say this as I took a break and I am now applying with a much clearer picture of what I need to be fulfilled and more importantly, happy.
I realise that politics doesn't directly lead you into anything but the skills developed are quite useful and you don't have to do anything related to your degree. You can go through the graduate training route, teaching etc.
Also may I ask why you choose this course/uni in the first place?
Hmm, well that is a little bit interesting. Have you thought about a broad based social sciences degree? It had elements of the courses you have done so far. Conversely you expressed that politics isn't vocational so a SocSi perhaps wouldn't help you.
During my break I volunteered and worked for a charity. I am applying for social policy so this tied in really well and has given me insights as to what I would like to do after my degree.
I also travelled a little bit and basically got to know myself a little better. The good and the bad. Believe me there's a lot of bad!
I think it's quite hard for some people the whole school>college>university demands no wavering of self nor does it enable you to change your mind easily.
Work hard I believe the worst thing you could do right now would be to neglect your studies even though you find them demoralising. You may need you lectures etc for refs if you do leave. Give it till after Christmas the break might do you well. Is there anyone at your university you can talk to about all of this. If so go and ask them, your not the only person in your position.
I might have gone on a little but I really hope this helps. I'd also like to say that university isn't everything. You can do a lot without a degree.
this is what to do, get a job, work for about a yr,save all of it up,then just go travelling, ppl gunna say this is a bad idea....there wrong
you travel,you meet ppl,you see the world, you then realise what there is out there to see and do, it then gets you thinking what you wanna do and how you can get there
yr later or sooner you get back, have made a decision and start uni, you get your degree and do what you wanna do,go where you wanna go...