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    I've decided to leave uni after 5 days to take a year to do an apprenticeship and re apply for another uni next year - I don't on my with my flat mates or anyone I've met so far and I don't really like the uni or the teachers. I'm quite far from home so I'm planning on going to a uni closer so if I start to feel anxious and depressed like I have been they have come for a coffee etc and I can go back to uni without leaving all together... and this way I'll have a year of experience still in the industry in an apprenticeship. Opinions please?
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    well it sounds like you've already decided...

    but my opinion is that 5 days is nowhere near enough time to decide if you can be happy somewhere, I think it's important to live away from home for a few years to gain some independence and so if you need to move for work in the future it's not so difficult
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    (Original post by kayleigh2802)
    I've decided to leave uni after 5 days to take a year to do an apprenticeship and re apply for another uni next year - I don't on my with my flat mates or anyone I've met so far and I don't really like the uni or the teachers. I'm quite far from home so I'm planning on going to a uni closer so if I start to feel anxious and depressed like I have been they have come for a coffee etc and I can go back to uni without leaving all together... and this way I'll have a year of experience still in the industry in an apprenticeship. Opinions please?
    Hello ,

    I'm reinforcing what has been said by the previous poster - although it sounds like you have previously made your mind up I would suggest waiting longer.
    You have only been at university five days and that is no way near enough time to decide truly on how you feeling - in this time frame, your feelings are up in the air and irrational decisions can be made - I understand you may become defensive but this is the truth.

    If you've made your decision and you're certain on what you want to do, then do it and be confident in that decision.

    However, I'd take some time to rethink things. In regards to flatmates, there are no rules to say you have to get on with them. Sure, it's nice if you can but if not, no worries. You'll meet people on your course and given more time, you will make friends, you can join societies and more to make friends. If you give it a little more time you may find your teachers and university will grow on you but I understand how easy it is to be skeptical.

    Again, I'd give it a little more time to make an informed decision - eg. get to Christmas and see how you feel then and if you're still certain, then do it but either way, good luck!
 
 
 
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