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    So I feel like I should apologize for essentially moaning right now, but I really feel like I should just write this all out and see if anyone out there has any advice? Thanks so much!
    I really hate my college. Firstly, I never wanted to leave my school, which didn't have a sixth form, and so I went to this college which everyone said was really good. I looked around, thought about my options, and actively decided that it would be the place to go. However, from my first day it has just been awful.
    It has put me off all my courses - I don't know whether to blame my teachers exactly (it's not like they're mean or anything) but I just feel like the courses are boring, I've no idea what I'm doing, and they're just putting me off doing anything in the future :/ I have tried so so hard to like the courses, persevered since September, but just have to face facts now: I hate them.
    I haven't made friends either, and my friends that I had in September have grown fairly distant - I just don't get on with them anymore. I know it's like, 'just pull yourself together and talk to new people', but a) I have pretty bad social anxiety, and b) it's a bit late now...
    And that's another thing: The pastoral support is dreadful. The website and prospectus said the pastoral care was great, etc. But I had a note from an NHS psychiatrist who I used to see for over a year (due to social anxiety and stuff), and spoke to the pastoral person, and asked for counselling, and I've heard next to nothing! No help, no support, and one generic, non-personalized email before Christmas. I'm feeling really alone...
    Most of my subjects, like 3 and 1/2 of 4 of them, I find genuinely interesting. I just don't like the course at my college. So I don't know whether or not to leave my college?! How hard is it to start new courses mid-term? Would anywhere else be any better? Thanks so much
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    So I feel like I should apologize for essentially moaning right now, but I really feel like I should just write this all out and see if anyone out there has any advice? Thanks so much!
    I really hate my college. Firstly, I never wanted to leave my school, which didn't have a sixth form, and so I went to this college which everyone said was really good. I looked around, thought about my options, and actively decided that it would be the place to go. However, from my first day it has just been awful.
    It has put me off all my courses - I don't know whether to blame my teachers exactly (it's not like they're mean or anything) but I just feel like the courses are boring, I've no idea what I'm doing, and they're just putting me off doing anything in the future :/ I have tried so so hard to like the courses, persevered since September, but just have to face facts now: I hate them.
    I haven't made friends either, and my friends that I had in September have grown fairly distant - I just don't get on with them anymore. I know it's like, 'just pull yourself together and talk to new people', but a) I have pretty bad social anxiety, and b) it's a bit late now...
    And that's another thing: The pastoral support is dreadful. The website and prospectus said the pastoral care was great, etc. But I had a note from an NHS psychiatrist who I used to see for over a year (due to social anxiety and stuff), and spoke to the pastoral person, and asked for counselling, and I've heard next to nothing! No help, no support, and one generic, non-personalized email before Christmas. I'm feeling really alone...
    Most of my subjects, like 3 and 1/2 of 4 of them, I find genuinely interesting. I just don't like the course at my college. So I don't know whether or not to leave my college?! How hard is it to start new courses mid-term? Would anywhere else be any better? Thanks so much
    Unfortunately, I can't comment on starting a fresh mid-term as I have no experience in doing this... although last year a girl joined my chemistry class half way through after doing a different exam board and I think she is doing okay
    As for the rest of it, I would suggest just trying to stick it out unless things get a lot worse. It is not too late to make new friends and however hard it seems (I have had trouble in the past) it is possible. I am currently going through Y13 without anyone I can truly say is my friend.
    Have you tried speaking to any of your teachers or anyone else in your college about your concerns or persisted with your counselling?
    Sorry if this isn't useful but I'm not really sure what else to suggest
 
 
 
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