I'm transferring into the second year of English at a new uni this October due to some personal circumstances forcing the move and I have so much anxiety about everything. I'm worried that I'm going to be behind because I haven't studied the same first year modules, even though the module convenors have assured me there's no prerequisite knowledge needed. I'm worried about not being able to make friends because everyone will already have their own groups by now, which will be especially awkward in seminars. I'm worried about being a few years older (gap year) and at a different stage than everyone else in halls. I'm worried what employers will think about having transferred too.
I've not had anxiety this bad in since my A-levels and the strategies I learned in CBT aren't as effective as they used to be. I don't want to go back on meds because I don't think they worked and made me gain weight. I really want to speak to my new tutor to get some reassurance and advice on my modules but I haven't been assigned one yet. I really don't know what to do.
I guess this was just a rant but I would appreciate any advice or words of support anyway.
How did you get on in your exam?