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    I don’t know whether anyone’s going through this phase but it seems I am. I am in the process of my second year at College, and with some other reasons, really stressed out and tired of education.

    After finishing comp school, I went to college afterwards but dropped out after 4 months, then relaxed for a couple of months before returning to another college studying Media.

    A couple of reasons stem that ever since being at college, being the only Asian in class and having a really quiet personality, I have found it very hard to mix in with the class and on occasions, it does feel I am completely invisible. This has lead to me missing lots of days, and getting looks from the class. And my teacher (who admittedly is quite FOXY!) is a really well, a cow. She is so unapproachable, and she drags you to places without real notice, and her things of work make me MAD!

    Also, I want a career in journalism and maybe on thought, I made an error choosing Media Studies for it. It focuses more on TV, Radio then it does on journalism and my tutor seems to think she knows everything when she doesn’t, and another tutor who is an ex journalist, she is someone who I can listen to regarding my career.

    ATM, Im headed for Uni although I haven’t heard anything regarding my application. But again, im not that enthused by it. I think it’s that fear of moving away but also I feel that doing the NCTJ course may suit me better than Uni.

    Is this me going through a phase or is someone telling me that education is over?

    Any advice thoroughly appreciated.
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    Yes, I do empathise, I know that feeling of continuous education, and the never ending feeling. I'm in my 3rd of 4 years at University and it certainly feels like that at the moment. What I do suggest is that only you will know what is best for you, often advice from lots of people sway your opinions. If you feel University is right for you, you should give it a go, however if you don't it isn't the end of the world. University is overrated in a lot of cases, it isn't that special and many do well without even going, if you have a good attitude, endless persistance and a bit of talent, you will go a long way. I find that University has taught me to be lazy, it dosen't give you those 'soft' skills needed for the workplace and it certainly dosen't teach you about attitude and persistence, the things that are needed to be successful in the workplace.
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    Yes, its certainly non endless. Its really stressing me out, my college life.

    My teacher is completely unapproachable and if you say no to something then she goes off on one! And, she books things and lets everyone know at late notice and says its a compulsory trip.

    More advice appreciated
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    Yes, its certainly non endless. Its really stressing me out, my college life.

    My teacher is completely unapproachable and if you say no to something then she goes off on one! And, she books things and lets everyone know at late notice and says its a compulsory trip.

    More advice appreciated
    When you consider that some kids start school at 4 and continue through to 18 or even 22 (taking into account 4 year masters at uni) it becomes essential to have a break from the conveyer-belt of education.

    A good idea is to take your 'gap year' at the end of secondary school before embarking on higher education or even after your degree and before starting your career.

    Try to keep your nose to the grindstone for the time being with your eyes firmly fixed on your ultimate goal! Don't forget some socialising as well even if only with one or two close friends.
 
 
 
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