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    I'm in year 13 and i'm close to finishing sixth form. I'm not going away to uni because i'm (hoping) to study midwifery. I absolutely hate sixth form, i don't regard my friends as actual 'friends' because they always forget about me, they only come to me when they want help with the homework and just make me feel awful about myself. It upsets me so much that i feel like there's something wrong with me and my doctor put me on anti-depressants because of it. I'm looking forward to going to university but i'm terrified that i won't make friends and i'll end up even more depressed. I promise i'm not a mean, nasty or *****y girl.. I try so hard to be nice to people but it never seems to get me anywhere.
    Please can someone reassure me?! I want to get away from sixth form but i'm scared that i won't be happy elsewhere.
    Thank you very much!

    I'm just about to finish 1st year of uni as a commuter. Does commuting to uni mean you wont make friends? Of course not. However it does make it a bit harder. Freshers week is important, just talk to everyone and anyone, try and get facebooks and numbers if you can, makes it easier for staying in touch. Sign up for as many things as possible during freshers too. Societies and clubs are another great way to expand your social circles so get involved with them.

    Hey! I'm currently in my first year of Uni and I commute. I have a great group of friends at Uni that I met through my course. Find the Freshers Facebook page of the Uni you want to go to and see if you can find anyone else who commutes/is hoping to study the same subject as you. I got talking to other commuters that I could spend time with during Freshers Week this way and also spoke to some of my coursemates beforehand. Just be yourself, best of luck with everything at Uni! You'll be able to leave all the things you dislike about Sixth Form in the past.
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