anyone not enjoying their time at uni? Watch
I dont feel I have so far, not made friends with people like me etc
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I bet things will work out though
I hoped to spend all my time surrounded by people who were clever and cultured, and we'd spend our time discussing philosophy and law and having dinners in nice restaurants in London.
Perhaps I had a rather romanticised view of higher education.
It's certainly not been a disaster, though. The education aspect has been fine. The social side has been a bit lacking. I think I overestimated how intellectual people would be.
It's not all bad, I like the town, I've made a few friends, I've got involved in some sports teams there, and I'm loving the independence to live how I want to.
However, I don't get on with my flat all that well. I only really bother with two of them, and even though they are fun, and have said they like me and want to live with me next year, we're just really different people; I'm fairly quiet, like my own space, try and think before I do things (like banging doors at night, having music too loud etc.), whereas they're really loud, really bubbly, and like to go out all the time (I do like going out, and usually go out once a week, but I do sport pretty much every day, and do a different course so have more work than them!).
But the main reason is that I really don't like my course. I'm doing history and sports studies, which I chose because I like sport and loved studying history. However, I'm not enjoying university history (our tutor summed it up as becoming a scholar, not a historian), and having not studied sport or biology in sixth form, I've found the sport bit a big jump up. I've done well in it (got about 42% out of the 50% of the module we've hard marked already), but most of it has been self taught.
I've taken the first steps onto transferring onto a foundation degree for motorsport engineering, so hopefully things will work out well