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    So university is upon us and I feel that I might fail and that is it 2 "hard" for me.

    Maybe I am just imagining university to be this "place" where I am doomed 2 fail.

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    I got accepted in to KCL (Computer Sci) awhile back, which was a big shocker for me since I have always been strolling through education. I have never taken it serious, I do attend every lesson and hand in my work on time but during my spare time I play games, watch anime or sleep.

    So I am wondering should I go to university despite not feeling 100% ready mentally and is university as hard as people seem to say it is.

    I am willing to "live" in the library in order to get good grades. I just feel that I don't have enought base knowledge to cope since I did an "BTEC" degree instead of A-levels, despite getting the highest marks possible.

    Pardon my English, I'm Swedish and also cheers for the answers.
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    So university is upon us and I feel that I might fail and that is it 2 "hard" for me.

    Maybe I am just imagining university to be this "place" where I am doomed 2 fail.

    Back story:

    I got accepted in to KCL (Computer Sci) awhile back, which was a big shocker for me since I have always been strolling through education. I have never taken it serious, I do attend every lesson and hand in my work on time but during my spare time I play games, watch anime or sleep.

    So I am wondering should I go to university despite not feeling 100% ready mentally and is university as hard as people seem to say it is.

    I am willing to "live" in the library in order to get good grades. I just feel that I don't have enought base knowledge to cope since I did an "BTEC" degree instead of A-levels, despite getting the highest marks possible.

    Pardon my English, I'm Swedish and also cheers for the answers.
    Don't feel so put off! I can understand where you're coming from but how would you know how you will really get on if you don't try at all?
    You already have excellent games so you're obviously not bad, you know what you're doing. I can't lie, the transition from BTEC to university is a bit difficult, but I found it was only really difficult with the exams because I wasn't used to revising.
    How do you know you're ready anyway? I felt ready academically but I panicked HARD about going to university because it indicated massive changes in my life and I didn't feel capable of going through them. But I took it one day and one problem at a time.... looking at the bigger picture, from your life now to university life, can be intimidating, but the transition isn't necessarily that drastic. Just take it one day at a time, start buying things for university, packing them away and everything. Just get ready for the move. Then once you move, get ready to make friends. There will be a short period of socialising before university lectures get underway and it's not likely they will throw you in at the deep end. I think that, like me, you're just scared for the change.

    You don't need to live in the library to get a good grade. You also don't need to work 100% of the time, especially not in first year. I don't doubt you have more of the base knowledge than you realise. As you didn't do A Levels, I can only suggest that you polish up some maths skills because I believe that to be a significant part of computer science. If you're not that good with maths, please don't stress out and think that's it. Help will be available to you, on the internet, from your lecturer and even the library can provide help for you to improve particular skills.
 
 
 
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