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    Hi,
    Iv'e been studying an illustration course for about a year and a half now (in my second year) throughout my first year i started to realise that the course just wasn't for me, by the start of my second year i had asked to transfer to a fine art course instead, however i have to complete and pass my modules before i can transfer.
    Over the past month or so, i have been struggling to create the work needed to complete them, im so far behind its ridiculous, and applying for an extention on each module is out of the question as i won't have the right reasons to. (I can't apply for one if iv'e merely been stressed and unsure about the course, i have to have proof of a reason e.g- really sick/ hospitalised, depression, loss of a family member etc.)
    So to cut it short, i've gotta hand everything in by next week, and iv'e pretty much got nowhere with it all. I have a great lack of motivation, and inspiration towards the course and the artwork i have to create, and i just feel so upset and disappointed in myself.
    I was debating about quitting uni altogether, before i have to hand them in, because i generally can't see myself passing.
    Iv'e spoken to my tutors about how i feel on the course and they haven't been much help really, they could blatantly see i was struggling and falling behind but they haven't advised me on any routes to take etc.
    So, what i wan't to ask is, would quitting be such a bad thing? Iv'e written plenty of pro's and con's about quitting uni, i have many more con's than pro's..
    The only thing is, the pro's seem much more appealing and i know i will be in a better mental state if i decided to quit, but i'm thinking of the consequences ie: not being able to get into further education if i want to in the future, my CV and career paths looking bad because i decided to quit, however, wouldn't it look worse if i failed the course?!
    I really don't know what to do.
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    You could potentially defer for the year given your extenuating circumstances and come back once you're ready. This is assuming you're enjoying the course but have been unable to get through it because of your health and personal situation.

    On the other hand, you could quit the course and reconsider another. Of course, if you have a student loan/grant, you will not receive the full benefit of this for the next course you do.

    Alternatively, you could work instead. I know of many who never went to University and worked their way up in their respective vocation.

    Lastly, you're under no obligation to state that you did this course. You can simply leave it out on your CV. However, you will need to explain the time gap.

    Hope this helps.
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    (Original post by Aiko)
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    Just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your portfolio sticky, which I have quoted to people in this forum more times than it's possible to count. I wasn't sure if you were still around, but I'm glad you are.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    Just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your portfolio sticky, which I have quoted to people in this forum more times than it's possible to count. I wasn't sure if you were still around, but I'm glad you are.
    Thanks, I'm glad my thread has proven useful, especially after all these years!

    My activity on TSR has lessened considerably, but I still pop by from time to time, typically in select threads. Unfortunately, I rarely visit this section of the forum anymore. Something I'm hoping to change this year.
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    (Original post by Aiko)
    Thanks, I'm glad my thread has proven useful, especially after all these years!

    My activity on TSR has lessened considerably, but I still pop by from time to time, typically in select threads. Unfortunately, I rarely visit this section of the forum anymore. Something I'm hoping to change this year.
    I do hope you'll stick around more often. This forum needs someone with more knowledge than me.
 
 
 
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