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    I'm at the beginning of the university application process and while I'm super stoked to start properly studying in depth about a subject I really care about it's only just dawned on me that for the past year the way I've approached social situations has changed in a way that might determine whether or not I actually enjoy attending uni.

    For whatever reason I don't really enjoy going out or seeing friends anymore and much prefer the company of myself and only really go to parties if it's a close friends birthday or if there is enough alcohol to get drunk. From what I've seen, it seems that a large part of attending university is proactively engaging in lots of social situations (clubs, societies and such), so what I really want to know is: Is there any way to attend university without having to go through all that stuff?
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    If you don't want to do any of the social things, you really don't have to. They aren't compulsory . The only problem I could see coming from avoiding clubs/societies is having a pretty empty CV by the end of uni if you haven't had a job/internship to help beef it out.
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    Hmm. I've had a job before and I'm looking at courses with placement years. Don't know what that would amount to when trying to beef out a CV.
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    (Original post by hanasongdva1)
    I'm at the beginning of the university application process and while I'm super stoked to start properly studying in depth about a subject I really care about it's only just dawned on me that for the past year the way I've approached social situations has changed in a way that might determine whether or not I actually enjoy attending uni.

    For whatever reason I don't really enjoy going out or seeing friends anymore and much prefer the company of myself and only really go to parties if it's a close friends birthday or if there is enough alcohol to get drunk. From what I've seen, it seems that a large part of attending university is proactively engaging in lots of social situations (clubs, societies and such), so what I really want to know is: Is there any way to attend university without having to go through all that stuff?
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    It's a shame that you feel that way but at the same time, it's whatever makes you feel comfortable and the bottom line is, you just don't have too.
    You can go to university, study your course and do nothing more. University isn't about socialising and partying - really, that's all personal choice. You can go and just do the work and nothing more - if that's what you feel you need/want to do.

    Best of luck
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    I am starting September and I can relate to a lot of what you have just said. Thats why I am staying at home and going to a more local university.
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    (Original post by hanasongdva1)
    Hmm. I've had a job before and I'm looking at courses with placement years. Don't know what that would amount to when trying to beef out a CV.
    Having a job before uni and doing a placement year isn't as impressive to employers as having a job alongside uni. I advise you to work on pushing yourself out of your comfort zone a little otherwise you're never going to be able to show prospective employers that you can juggle more than one thing at once. If societies aren't for you then you should consider getting a part time job whilst at uni so you have lots to talk about in grad interviews.

    Good grades alone don't secure you a job and having done a placement year doesn't make you stand out because everyone else (or most other people) on your course will have done the same thing.
 
 
 
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