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    I started university in 2011. Despite being on a course which I thought was what I wanted a career in, I struggled a lot and by the end of my first year I had lost all interest.
    At the start of my second year, the course became too overwhelming and my only options were to either quit or transfer to another course. As I had worked so hard to get into university in the first place, I refused to quit and had to make a rushed decision on which course to transfer to.
    I chose a course that I thought would be beneficial and that I could get through without struggling. Although I find the main work on the course easy (I'm now studying Fine Art if it makes it easier to understand), the essay side of the course really brings me down. I have never failed an essay until I started this course. I have no interest in artists or having a career as an artist. I chose the course because I had no other choice and it seemed like the best option, as my decision was rushed I didn't think about the academic side.
    Now I'm really struggling and I know that I wont be able to make it through the 3rd year having to write a dissertation on a subject that I couldn't care less about.
    I stand by my choice to not drop out but now that I have already put a deposit down on a flat, I have to stay where I am or I will loose almost £1000.

    If I could find another course at the same/a near by university. Would it be possible to change courses again? I know I'd possibly have to go back to the 1st or 2nd year of a course but I'd rather start over than struggle through a course.
    Has anyone here ever changed course more than once?

    Any responses would be very much appreciated, Thanks.
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    (Original post by rooyorkcity)
    I started university in 2011. Despite being on a course which I thought was what I wanted a career in, I struggled a lot and by the end of my first year I had lost all interest.
    At the start of my second year, the course became too overwhelming and my only options were to either quit or transfer to another course. As I had worked so hard to get into university in the first place, I refused to quit and had to make a rushed decision on which course to transfer to.
    I chose a course that I thought would be beneficial and that I could get through without struggling. Although I find the main work on the course easy (I'm now studying Fine Art if it makes it easier to understand), the essay side of the course really brings me down. I have never failed an essay until I started this course. I have no interest in artists or having a career as an artist. I chose the course because I had no other choice and it seemed like the best option, as my decision was rushed I didn't think about the academic side.
    Now I'm really struggling and I know that I wont be able to make it through the 3rd year having to write a dissertation on a subject that I couldn't care less about.
    I stand by my choice to not drop out but now that I have already put a deposit down on a flat, I have to stay where I am or I will loose almost £1000.

    If I could find another course at the same/a near by university. Would it be possible to change courses again? I know I'd possibly have to go back to the 1st or 2nd year of a course but I'd rather start over than struggle through a course.
    Has anyone here ever changed course more than once?

    Any responses would be very much appreciated, Thanks.
    Hi there,

    I went through a similar experience, I have dropped out of University twice before I decided to start a new course at the University of Derby.

    They've been much more helpful than my previous universities, and gave me all the support I needed for funding/student finance issues.

    Right now, they are hosting some live Q&A sessions so you can ask them all the questions you might have. This can be found here.

    I hope you work things out, I know it's really stressful but power through it and stay strong - you'll be fine
 
 
 
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