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    I will be 21 a few weeks into university when is start in September

    Will i be able to fit in okay? In terms of socialising and making friends, everyone will be 2 years younger but im not exactly mature myself anyway.

    Also will it be weird if im getting with girls who are 18/19 as thats what their ages will be? Obviously it is only 2 school years but i dont know is it a big deal? As girls prefer guys older in the first place..


    Someone tell me if its going to be weird starting university a few years later or am i just thinking too much into it?
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    (Original post by UniMate12)
    I will be 21 a few weeks into university when is start in September

    Will i be able to fit in okay? In terms of socialising and making friends, everyone will be 2 years younger but im not exactly mature myself anyway.

    Also will it be weird if im getting with girls who are 18/19 as thats what their ages will be? Obviously it is only 2 school years but i dont know is it a big deal? As girls prefer guys older in the first place..


    Someone tell me if its going to be weird starting university a few years later or am i just thinking too much into it?
    Perfect age I think
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    I think youre thinking too much into it, my friends who are in uni have told me that their classes are so diverse when it comes to ages and that most people did take a gap year. Youre only one year older than those who have taken gap years so I wouldnt worry about it. As a girl who will be starting uni at 19 and turning 20 literally during freshers, it doesnt bother me in the slightest.
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    nah go for it, many freshers aren't 18/19 but you wouldn't know unless you asked or have been told
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    If you're doing a mickey mouse degree e.g. media/art - don't bother.

    If you're doing something like Law, go for it.


    The mickey mouse degrees tend to need a heck ofa lot of outside experience before you get hired, so it doesn't make starting a 3 year course worth it at 21/22 really.
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    I started uni at 20 and spent the whole time before uni worrying that I was going to be the oldest grandma there. Pretty much all of my friends are my age. There are more people starting uni in their early twenties than you think.
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    (Original post by UniMate12)
    I will be 21 a few weeks into university when is start in September

    Will i be able to fit in okay? In terms of socialising and making friends, everyone will be 2 years younger but im not exactly mature myself anyway.

    Also will it be weird if im getting with girls who are 18/19 as thats what their ages will be? Obviously it is only 2 school years but i dont know is it a big deal? As girls prefer guys older in the first place..


    Someone tell me if its going to be weird starting university a few years later or am i just thinking too much into it?
    It's the perfect age to start and there's nothing wrong with starting University a few years later


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    University is a melting pot of all different ages, backgrounds, interests, and personalities, so you shouldn't be isolated! 21 is a great age to go too - you have a bit of life experience, but still a similar age to those coming straight through.

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    (Original post by UniMate12)
    I will be 21 a few weeks into university when is start in September

    Will i be able to fit in okay? In terms of socialising and making friends, everyone will be 2 years younger but im not exactly mature myself anyway.

    Also will it be weird if im getting with girls who are 18/19 as thats what their ages will be? Obviously it is only 2 school years but i dont know is it a big deal? As girls prefer guys older in the first place..


    Someone tell me if its going to be weird starting university a few years later or am i just thinking too much into it?
    no it's fine I started at 21 and turned 22 in my first year no problems got on with everyone, joined in yeah it's not a problem as long as your not like "oh I won't go out because I'm over it" or "I'm too old for that" when fun stuff is suggested. Just join in have fun and you'll be fine.
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    I don't think so. If that's what you wanna do then sure! Go for it!
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    I was 20 when I started uni (just about to turn 21) and I didn't have a problem fitting in. Some people did seem quite immature (and I found it weird that some people were only just able to drink legally, and so went a bit crazy with partying). There are lots of people that take several gap years, it's not unusual at all.
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    (Original post by UniMate12)
    I will be 21 a few weeks into university when is start in September

    Will i be able to fit in okay? In terms of socialising and making friends, everyone will be 2 years younger but im not exactly mature myself anyway.

    Also will it be weird if im getting with girls who are 18/19 as thats what their ages will be? Obviously it is only 2 school years but i dont know is it a big deal? As girls prefer guys older in the first place..


    Someone tell me if its going to be weird starting university a few years later or am i just thinking too much into it?
    21 years old is most definitely not too old for university - no matter what degree you are looking into. That is relatively young - when I start most people on my degree where 18/19 but there was a few people that were 20 or even in their mid 20's and everybody still fitted in okay. There is a 26 year old on my course and everybody gets along well together and they never head any problems - it's a common worry though but something you shouldn't worry about. You'll be fine.
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    If you feel too old, consider joining your Mature Students Society. We sit around drinking tea while discussing our dodgy knees, the declining quality of cookware and starting sentences with "in my day....". Does that sound more your scene?



    Truth is barely anyone will notice your age and you certainly will not be the only 21 year old just starting.
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    21 is not too old! You'll be fine...dw.
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    (Original post by UniMate12)
    I will be 21 a few weeks into university when is start in September

    Will i be able to fit in okay? In terms of socialising and making friends, everyone will be 2 years younger but im not exactly mature myself anyway.

    Also will it be weird if im getting with girls who are 18/19 as thats what their ages will be? Obviously it is only 2 school years but i dont know is it a big deal? As girls prefer guys older in the first place..


    Someone tell me if its going to be weird starting university a few years later or am i just thinking too much into it?
    Hello! Im 21 and im starting my foundation degree in music at leeds. I think not many people will even think about age I dont think age is an issue I have friends in their mid 30s and I still dont consider them to be older than me im sure youl find people of a similar personality and humour of any age. I did see a reply that said just dont be like im to old to drink attitud, well that is my story ive been there done that lead the party for a while and my liver has been damaged due to it I now choose not to drink now if your the same as me feeling scared that everyone will jell over drinking games no reason you cant predrink on water while they still remember your company lol! Its just a matter of taste what degree you studying ?
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    It's never too late! 21 is not old at all, and 2 years difference isn't big.
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    It is not too old at all, you will meet older people there
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    (Original post by UniMate12)
    I will be 21 a few weeks into university when is start in September

    Will i be able to fit in okay? In terms of socialising and making friends, everyone will be 2 years younger but im not exactly mature myself anyway.

    Also will it be weird if im getting with girls who are 18/19 as thats what their ages will be? Obviously it is only 2 school years but i dont know is it a big deal? As girls prefer guys older in the first place..


    Someone tell me if its going to be weird starting university a few years later or am i just thinking too much into it?

    There's a fifty year old man on my sisters course. I think you'll be fine.
 
 
 
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