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    I have most certainly picked the wrong university, and I am really regretting it.

    I am approaching the end of 2nd year, and despite what I believed in 1st year, it didn't get better.

    I am at a campus university in a fairly small town in Scotland. First off, I don't like the town I am living in. It is very small, and there is little to do. I grew up in a small town in England, and really it reminds me of living there. I wanted a change in lifestyle at university, and I really haven't got it. I am also not that keen on attending a campus university.

    I do however love my course. Everything we do is really enjoyable, and I am doing very well in it. However, it still gets me down that I feel I'd be having a much better time if I attended a city university.

    At 21, I think I am too old to drop out and start again at a different university in a city. My parents most definitely would not be supportive of me doing so.

    I guess this has just really been a rant, so apologies if it shouldn't be posted here. But what would you guys advice doing? Should I just stick it out, graduate in two years time and move to a city? Drop out, get pelters from my family and start again at a new uni? I'm a bit lost.
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    Did you visit the uni before starting your course
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    Did you visit the uni before starting your course
    Yes.

    They made it out to be amazing, and one of the best universities for socialising. They really banged on about the fact it was a campus university, and how great that was.

    They had students do a presentation on the university on an applicants day. One said he dropped out of a non-campus university because he often missed compulsory classes due to the buildings being dotted all around the city, and this caused him to fall behind. I now know that was most likely a lie, and must admit that heavily affected my decision.

    Not that I am blaming my poor choice on that. I should have done more research of my own on the universities.
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    (Original post by Rod2762)
    I have most certainly picked the wrong university, and I am really regretting it.

    I am approaching the end of 2nd year, and despite what I believed in 1st year, it didn't get better.

    I am at a campus university in a fairly small town in Scotland. First off, I don't like the town I am living in. It is very small, and there is little to do. I grew up in a small town in England, and really it reminds me of living there. I wanted a change in lifestyle at university, and I really haven't got it. I am also not that keen on attending a campus university.

    I do however love my course. Everything we do is really enjoyable, and I am doing very well in it. However, it still gets me down that I feel I'd be having a much better time if I attended a city university.

    At 21, I think I am too old to drop out and start again at a different university in a city. My parents most definitely would not be supportive of me doing so.

    I guess this has just really been a rant, so apologies if it shouldn't be posted here. But what would you guys advice doing? Should I just stick it out, graduate in two years time and move to a city? Drop out, get pelters from my family and start again at a new uni? I'm a bit lost.
    which university are u talking about?
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    Was this St Andrews?

    Also, OP, you've made it this far - don't let your degree go to waste
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    (Original post by jamespereira98)
    which university are u talking about?
    Stirling. It feels no different to my hometown of Aylesbury.
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    (Original post by Rod2762)
    I have most certainly picked the wrong university, and I am really regretting it.

    I am approaching the end of 2nd year, and despite what I believed in 1st year, it didn't get better.

    I am at a campus university in a fairly small town in Scotland. First off, I don't like the town I am living in. It is very small, and there is little to do. I grew up in a small town in England, and really it reminds me of living there. I wanted a change in lifestyle at university, and I really haven't got it. I am also not that keen on attending a campus university.

    I do however love my course. Everything we do is really enjoyable, and I am doing very well in it. However, it still gets me down that I feel I'd be having a much better time if I attended a city university.

    At 21, I think I am too old to drop out and start again at a different university in a city. My parents most definitely would not be supportive of me doing so.

    I guess this has just really been a rant, so apologies if it shouldn't be posted here. But what would you guys advice doing? Should I just stick it out, graduate in two years time and move to a city? Drop out, get pelters from my family and start again at a new uni? I'm a bit lost.
    Hey,

    I only went to uni at 21 after a few gap years spent working and lived at my parents so I always felt like I didn't have the 'university experience'. I only made a small amount of new friends and didn't really have uni nights out like most students.

    Sometimes I would think I wish I'd stayed in halls etc but honestly I graduated last year, I'm working now before going back to do a 2 year masters and uni is a distant memory.

    I'd stick it out, the next 2 years will be nothing when you graduate and move to the city. Not to mention the extra living costs for city uni living!

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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    Was this St Andrews?

    Also, OP, you've made it this far - don't let your degree go to waste
    Yeah, you're probably right. It would be a massive waste of time, effort and money to leave after two years.
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    (Original post by Rod2762)
    I have most certainly picked the wrong university, and I am really regretting it.

    I am approaching the end of 2nd year, and despite what I believed in 1st year, it didn't get better.

    I am at a campus university in a fairly small town in Scotland. First off, I don't like the town I am living in. It is very small, and there is little to do. I grew up in a small town in England, and really it reminds me of living there. I wanted a change in lifestyle at university, and I really haven't got it. I am also not that keen on attending a campus university.

    I do however love my course. Everything we do is really enjoyable, and I am doing very well in it. However, it still gets me down that I feel I'd be having a much better time if I attended a city university.

    At 21, I think I am too old to drop out and start again at a different university in a city. My parents most definitely would not be supportive of me doing so.

    I guess this has just really been a rant, so apologies if it shouldn't be posted here. But what would you guys advice doing? Should I just stick it out, graduate in two years time and move to a city? Drop out, get pelters from my family and start again at a new uni? I'm a bit lost.
    What do you think you would get out of uni in a large city? What 'uni experience' are you referring to exactly? Stirling isn't a huge city but it's not exactly a village either, it has clubs and historical attractions and is very close to the Highlands if you're into outdoor pursuits. What is it missing exactly that you would like to be there?
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    (Original post by Rod2762)
    Stirling. It feels no different to my hometown of Aylesbury.
    Well, my advice is if you like the degree and if u have good grades u should finish it since there is only 1 year left.. and then u can have a good social university experience doing, for example, a MA somewhere else (London, Brighton, Liverpool - these are the most vibrant cities...).
    If you feel like the degree is not the thing u like the most and your grades are not good, maybe it would be a good idea to move to a more vibrant city and doing the degree u really like - it's not a waste of time! BAs/BScs normally have almost 30-50% of mature students...
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    (Original post by Rod2762)
    Stirling. It feels no different to my hometown of Aylesbury.
    I guess you are not the only one who thinks that Stirling is not social... If u check out the new complete university rankings, Stirling is in top 20 worse universities for student satisfaction... It is a shame because the university overall is a Top 50 university

    http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...t+Satisfaction

    A similar case is Edinburgh... It is the 19th best UK university but at the same time it is the 8th worst university for student satisfaction (out of 130 universities)... These kind of universities should rethink their plans for a better student experience for their students..
 
 
 
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