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I just don't see the appeal of student life
Partying just doesn't appeal to me at all. I want a peaceful, healthy life, without noisy and unclean people like students are portrayed.
I'm not unsocial but I would much prefer more relaxing hobbies like cooking, a bit of shopping, gardening etc!
I love it at home. I have no real urge to leave. I want a degree but imagining student life is making me depressed
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I just don't see the appeal of student life
Partying just doesn't appeal to me at all. I want a peaceful, healthy life, without noisy and unclean people like students are portrayed.
I'm not unsocial but I would much prefer more relaxing hobbies like cooking, a bit of shopping, gardening etc!
I love it at home. I have no real urge to leave. I want a degree but imagining student life is making me depressed
i do my degree online from home
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Tell me about it. I'm going abroad to study at a uni and iv'e got no other choice. I wanna learn how to cook so teach me plez. .
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You can't do mine from home And I feel like I'd be missing out since I've worked so hard for my A-levels
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Live at home then..
I don't want to end up lonely either?
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You can't do mine from home And I feel like I'd be missing out since I've worked so hard for my A-levels
what do you want to do at uni?
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Defer until you're ready and emotionally prepared to commit to a degree, if you're still undecided in a year's time maybe just put a pin in it?
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what do you want to do at uni?
Modern languages. I know the course I want to do and I like it
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I don't want to end up lonely either?
Live in uni accomodation but go for a studio? It will be expensive but you won't have to deal with people's mess and you can still socialise.
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Modern languages. I know the course I want to do and I like it
move closer and commute
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Defer until you're ready and emotionally prepared to commit to a degree, if you're still undecided in a year's time maybe just put a pin in it?
And then end up working in a job that I don't care about? I know I want to do it. I'm just scared of the wild noisy messy side
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I commute and ive never partied at uni because its not for me, I found lots of friends who also don't enjoy partying either so you wont miss out. I thought I wouldn't enjoy it either tbh but I love it im finally with people who want to learn and build something for themselves but still want to have a little fun and laugh with me
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I commute and ive never partied at uni because its not for me, I found lots of friends who also don't enjoy partying either so you wont miss out. I thought I wouldn't enjoy it either tbh but I love it im finally with people who want to learn and build something for themselves but still want to have a little fun and laugh with me
That's good!
I'm a bit concerned that nobody else on this thread has tried to squash my fears about what students are like...
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And then end up working in a job that I don't care about? I know I want to do it. I'm just scared of the wild noisy messy side
I'm sorry but do you have to be so blasé? I'm not yet at uni so I can't do anything about your fears without possibly misinforming you; I expressed my view at a possible alternative, no need to say anything if you weren't going to be constructive
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I'm sorry but do you have to be so blasé? I'm not yet at uni so I can't do anything about your fears without possibly misinforming you; I expressed my view at a possible alternative, no need to say anything if you weren't going to be constructive
So sorry! I think I'm just a bit down and worried. I really appreciate your suggestion but I'm feeling a bit lost!
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That's good!
I'm a bit concerned that nobody else on this thread has tried to squash my fears about what students are like...
I think that's because theyre discussing more about whether you think youre ready for uni than what people on their courses are like. everyones courses are different too, as well as the people youll meet. honestly itll be fine, if id had a bad experience id straight up tell you but I was so pleasantly surprised at how open and easy to talk to everyone was and how easily I made friends with people who didn't party (like a third of my class which is about 150 people don't party), three of them live in shared flats and another two commute and its never been an issue and no ones ever been left out. to be fair it was totally the opposite of college and a levels where everyone was in cliques and weren't open to taking to new people
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So sorry! I think I'm just a bit down and worried. I really appreciate your suggestion but I'm feeling a bit lost!
No problem, I'm finding the possibility of moving away quite stressful too . Have you had a look at student blogs, maybe seeing what everyone else makes of their own situation. I have a few friends at uni and they all have totally different schedules for their courses, some go out 4 nights a week, others only once, I think university can be whatever you want it to, and if you don't want to drink to excess or go out all the time there will always be others in the same situation and there will be plenty of other things like clubs and societies you can join?
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I think that's because theyre discussing more about whether you think youre ready for uni than what people on their courses are like. everyones courses are different too, as well as the people youll meet. honestly itll be fine, if id had a bad experience id straight up tell you but I was so pleasantly surprised at how open and easy to talk to everyone was and how easily I made friends with people who didn't party (like a third of my class which is about 150 people don't party), three of them live in shared flats and another two commute and its never been an issue and no ones ever been left out. to be fair it was totally the opposite of college and a levels where everyone was in cliques and weren't open to taking to new people
Thank you! That makes me feel a bit better. I do want to go to university, but I just have this image stuck in my head of a kitchen completely trashed with pot noodle packets everywhere, people chugging down Lidl vodka at 7am, people screaming and shouting all through the night, and people excluding me for not doing the same
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No problem, I'm finding the possibility of moving away quite stressful too . Have you had a look at student blogs, maybe seeing what everyone else makes of their own situation. I have a few friends at uni and they all have totally different schedules for their courses, some go out 4 nights a week, others only once, I think university can be whatever you want it to, and if you don't want to drink to excess or go out all the time there will always be others in the same situation and there will be plenty of other things like clubs and societies you can join?
Yeah. I don't think it can be any worse than the situations I'm imagining… The uni I like isn't too far away either, so I could come back as after as I want I guess…
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I think with the amount of people at University it's more than likely you'll come across people that prefer to stay in rather than party etc.

I'm starting this year at University also and I don't like to party, I'd much prefer a night at the cinema or playing the arcades. My biggest concern however is my age as I'm 26 and I'll be 27 in November where as most in halls are going to be a lot younger than me.

Try not to worry too much about it all though and look forward to taking a step towards your future. Maybe when you go into the second year you'd have made some friends you can move in with instead of a roulette of house mates like the first year.

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