All I've had is problems from day 1 at this university. I was so excited about going and it's such a shame how it's turned out. As a film fan and aspiring cinematographer, I thought this uni would be best to make all my dreams come true.
I developed anxiety and depression issues after a short while. I had to take some time off and when I returned I also mentioned to my tutor that I hadn't made many friends. His response was along the lines of 'maybe you'd have friends if you bothered to show up'.
I also told one tutor that I wanted to be a cinematographer. He replied with 'cinematographers have to be quite fit and healthy, maybe you should try something else'. Now, I am a bit chubby, but still, it hadn't stopped me filming in the past.
I quit the course in January because I just couldn't deal with it anymore. Now, in May, I have received a letter telling me that I owe Student Finance England £4500 and I have 7 days to pay or to ring up to discuss an alternative.
I was told when I quit the course that I would still receive the year's finance and have to pay it all back once I am earning a certain amount.
I called Student Finance and now I am paying £40 a month until I have paid it all back.
Although £40 doesn't sound like much, I barely earn enough to live on already, so it's not great.
I honestly wish I had never bothered with university. I no longer have such aspirations and my dreams have been destroyed by tutors, fellow students etc.
What should I do?