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    Feeling really confused right now and I just wanted to know people's opinions. I'm studying French at uni and I really don't think I want to do it. The lecturers are nice, bar one, I've made friends on the course etc. but I've been finding lectures difficult and we're only in the second week, I have the lowest grade in A-Level French out of everybody else and I just feel like I have loaaads of catching up to do to even be on the same level as everybody else. I just really don't think French is for me, I really don't think I'm good enough at it after meeting people on my course. I find myself struggling with simple grammar, I recognise it but I don't know it. Also, I just feel really unmotivated to even do further education so I'm not even sure if I actually want to be here, ignoring the fact that I'm uncertain about my course. Thing is though, if I drop out of uni, I don't want to end up in a dead end job, but I just kind of feel done with education. I love the socialising, parties and independence but I'm not willing to pay 20K a year just to get pissed with people. I really cba to do the work and we haven't even properly got into the course yet, so the workload isn't even a lot yet and I already feel like this. I've spoken to family and friends and they're all saying to give it a chance and stay a bit longer, see if the course gets better etc. but honestly the thought of studying French or anything for 3/4 years makes me want to cry. I'm willing to give it until the end of this semester but idk. I do like French and the thought of being fluent is exciting but I have no motivation to put the effort in and I don't know why and I find it really difficult. I just don't want to disappoint my mum and I don't want to limit my opportunities. I'm worried I'll regret the decision of dropping out later in life and I'm also not sure what I'd do if I dropped out. Maybe get an apprenticeship but I have no idea in what. I regret the A-Level subjects I chose, I did Psychology, English Lang/Lit and French- and I know I didn't want to do the other two subjects at uni so I just went with French, even though I did the worst in that. I'm just feeling kinda overwhelmed and confused, I'm unsure of what to do.
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    You should totally drop out.
    Imagine yourself in 10 years, working 10 hours per day as a bricklayer. Then you will be very glad that you didnt wanna study for additional 4 years
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    My advice is not to do anything rash. I know it sounds like you just want to exit education, but the difficulty to find your footing after dropping out can ruin you. Search every corner of every industry for something you excel at and something you enjoy, then try leap into a course or apprenticeship for it.

    I did A-levels I didn't want to do which left me with poor grades and no perceivable future.
    Now I'm planning to get into a programming course: something I've wanted to do since I was about 7, but I'd given up on that due to implications it wasn't viable (everyone seems to be saying the opposite now).

    So don't give up hope as there are tons of possibilities for you to explore. You just need to dedicate yourself to finding them.
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    (Original post by DanielOH)
    My advice is not to do anything rash. I know it sounds like you just want to exit education, but the difficulty to find your footing after dropping out can ruin you. Search every corner of every industry for something you excel at and something you enjoy, then try leap into a course or apprenticeship for it.

    I did A-levels I didn't want to do which left me with poor grades and no perceivable future.
    Now I'm planning to get into a programming course: something I've wanted to do since I was about 7, but I'd given up on that due to implications it wasn't viable (everyone seems to be saying the opposite now).

    So don't give up hope as there are tons of possibilities for you to explore. You just need to dedicate yourself to finding them.
    Yeah, I'm gonna look for an apprenticeship, definitely! I'm thinking of doing a TEFL course aswell, I just know I don't want to do French for the next 4 years. I think I've made up my mind haha.

    Thank you for the advice though
 
 
 
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