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    Lately i have seriously been thinking about dropping out of university. I took a gap year because sixth form had stressed me out way too much and given be anxiety, I then did retail work for a year before i moved out for uni.

    Basically: i hate it. I don't know why i decided to return to education after sixth form stressed me out so much but i don't think education is for me, even though i thought i liked the course. I really don't like the course, it's really not what i want to do anymore, i feel like there are no job prospects and it just seems pointless. I feel miserable, i have no friends and everyone on my course is really horrible to me.

    The only problem is: i really love this city, and i'd really love to stay here and get a job if i can but i have no idea how i'd do that because i'd be kicked out of my housing as soon as i choose to drop out, which means i'd be homeless. Would it work if i found a cheap place to live then applied for housing benefits while i look for a job?

    Also, about the maintenance loans/grants, how much of this will i have to pay back? and i read somewhere that i will have to pay it back immediately, but all my loan for this term has already been taken for my rent for this term - my student finance is really low so i'm living on savings, and i'd only be able to pay this back when i get a job.

    any advice would be helpful - i feel like i really can't carry on this course anymore.
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    You're not in Uni accommodation are you? If not I don't see why you'd be "kicked out"?
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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    You're not in Uni accommodation are you? If not I don't see why you'd be "kicked out"?
    it's the policy with the student lettings agents i'm at - if you want to drop out you have to tell them asap so they can find another tenant.
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    (Original post by penguin27)
    it's the policy with the student lettings agents i'm at - if you want to drop out you have to tell them asap so they can find another tenant.
    In this case, you'd be il-advised to drop out of university at this point due to finances and housing issues.

    I'd suggest that you don't say anything to your landlord until you've secured a job and can move out yourself. Do not leave the course at uni until you've got that job. Being at uni in this case buys you time.

 
 
 
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