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Is 21 TOO old for University Watch

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    Basically i will be 21 in december when i start university. I am quite nervous that i will not make friends or people will not really want to go out with me because of my age (clubbing etc)

    Although i will be 21 i feel like im still quite like an 18/19 year old and i really enjoy going out etc

    I plan on living in student accomodation but everyone else (i would hate to be paired with other mature students as im probably not really "mature" lol)

    My question really is do you think it will be a problem for me to make friends and would it be weird to adjust or will i be alright?
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    I'm 23 and starting Uni in September, when I went to my interview I found that there was a huge range of ages.
    I felt really old applying for my course, thinking I'd be the oldest there but I really wasn't!
    I guess it depends on the type of person you are, but I honestly think it will be fine especially as you're 21 that really isn't old.
    Don't worry about it!
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    25 and starting Sept.
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    not at all, theres quite a few 20+ guys in first year
    one of my flatmates is 23, he gets along with everyone well and goes out clubbing

    its not weird
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    23 in 2 weeks and i started 2 months before my 22nd birthday
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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    25 and starting Sept.
    Goodluck, which university?

    (Original post by Straighthate)
    not at all, theres quite a few 20+ guys in first year
    one of my flatmates is 23, he gets along with everyone well and goes out clubbing

    its not weird
    The thing is alot of people my age are really mature whereas im not, people say that it is annoying being around 18 year olds being away from home for the first time but i will be just the same haha

    (Original post by shawtyb)
    23 in 2 weeks and i started 2 months before my 22nd birthday
    How did you find it? did you stay in normal uni accommodation?
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    Aha. Actually, I forgot I'm 26. Birthday was on Sunday.


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    (Original post by FTG894x)
    Goodluck, which university?



    The thing is alot of people my age are really mature whereas im not, people say that it is annoying being around 18 year olds being away from home for the first time but i will be just the same haha



    How did you find it? did you stay in normal uni accommodation?
    hi i do mine from home due to childcare
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    if 21 was too old for university, universities would have no postgraduate students... i don't understand the logic '18-21 is uni age otherwise too old for uni'
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    24 :gangster:
    3rd year at Uni
    Started after just turning 20

    #DoingIt

    (Original post by Supersaps)
    Aha. Actually, I forgot I'm 26. Birthday was on Sunday.


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    :toofunny: what've you been smoking?
    Or is the noise from having a wife and children getting to you
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    I'm 21 and i'm doing my 2nd year at Uni .You will find a lot of different people who will have 20,18,24 ...
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    You're never too old for university. I'm currently in my third year (started straight from a-levels at 18) and one of my closest friends is 4 years older than me. There's a complete range of ages on my course, a lot started like me after a-levels, but a lot have also started in their 20s and 30s after having children. Good luck and enjoy your time at university!
 
 
 
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