I'm a first year and have been in Uni for about 5 weeks now. Already I'm starting to think whether I made the right choice coming here. Living here I can deal with, but the course itself is just something I can't handle. I knew that it would be challenging, but so far three of my four modules are not going into my head. I can't understand a single thing that's going on. I've asked for help but I 've found it useless. I keep hearing of peoples' stories on how uni wasn't for them and that an apprenticeship was a better way to understand my particular field of study. Yet, I feel that if I drop out I'll be disappointing my family (my dad couldn't handle GCSE's and my Mum couldn't handle A-levels. Both wanted me to go to uni to have a better chance than them).
What makes things harder is that my parents constantly say how proud they are of me and when I got accepted they wouldn't stop boasting about it. I feel that if I continue, I'll be forcing myself into a career I could possibly hate, whereas if I go on an apprenticeship I may enjoy the field more. Any advise on how to tackle my problem?
...Should I go back to school?