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    (Original post by rebeccaa113)
    I know it's still very early days, but I am already regretting my choices.

    I currently study at Bristol uni and I feel like this was not the right place for me. I'm originally from a state school in Manchester and although Bristol is a great place, I feel like it's not really... for me. I'm not the only one to have noticed this, but the majority of people here are very similar. Most are from private or grammar schools in the south and it may seem like a very insignificant problem, but I do feel quite different to everyone here, in terms of background, opinions on things etc. A lot of the stereotypes do seem to actually exist.
    I am also used to the size of manchester and the nightlife back home was always crazy, whereas here I've been to almost all the major clubs and none of them really appeal to me. I had a shock in freshers as I was told it was something to 'survive' and that so many crazy things happened, whereas I thought it was incredibly tame. I know I'm probably being very childish, but I can't help thinking that if this is the only chance to have this experience that I should be somewhere else where I feel like I fit in more and will enjoy it more.

    Should I stick it out till the end of the year and then go from there?
    Should I reapply to somewhere more similar to home via UCAS?
    Am I just being stupid?
    Hi Rebecca,

    It sounds like you still enjoy your course though? It just the university that you're not getting on with. Just remember that you've gone to university to study your passion, the night-life and city are normally just bonuses.

    I always say to undergraduate students that if you aren't happy where you are, move or change course - but I think your problem is the university itself. It's hard to find the right course for you, because all universities teach it slightly differently and if you've found the perfect course then it should be the main reason for staying. However don't stick it out if you're not happy, university is meant to be the time of your life.

    It may be worth sitting down with some home friends that have gone to different universities and share experiences, talk to your parents about how you feel and maybe even your course leader (they are normally quite approachable and get the situation quite often).

    I hope you find the right university or begin to enjoy yourself,
    Kath .
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