Anxiety and homesickness is making me think uni isn't for me

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I started uni in September and i was full of high hopes of being close to my flatmates and making new friends however i ended up moving accomodation because of not getting along with them. turned out that way. i thought to see this as a positive, id move and meet people who i haven't met and see it as a whole new start but it hasnt worked out that way (but its still early days so hanging on) anyway i find myself thinking about just dropping out i cant settle here or see myself lasting for one weekend never mind a week and i know this is probably homesickness talking and that i should give it another try, but my anxiety is getting worse and prospect of spending a day alone with nothing to do really makes me panic. My question is what do i do and when do i know that maybe uni isnt for me at least for now?
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Hi,
I started uni in September and i was full of high hopes of being close to my flatmates and making new friends however i ended up moving accomodation because of not getting along with them. turned out that way. i thought to see this as a positive, id move and meet people who i haven't met and see it as a whole new start but it hasnt worked out that way (but its still early days so hanging on) anyway i find myself thinking about just dropping out i cant settle here or see myself lasting for one weekend never mind a week and i know this is probably homesickness talking and that i should give it another try, but my anxiety is getting worse and prospect of spending a day alone with nothing to do really makes me panic. My question is what do i do and when do i know that maybe uni isnt for me at least for now?
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Hi,
I started uni in September and i was full of high hopes of being close to my flatmates and making new friends however i ended up moving accomodation because of not getting along with them. turned out that way. i thought to see this as a positive, id move and meet people who i haven't met and see it as a whole new start but it hasnt worked out that way (but its still early days so hanging on) anyway i find myself thinking about just dropping out i cant settle here or see myself lasting for one weekend never mind a week and i know this is probably homesickness talking and that i should give it another try, but my anxiety is getting worse and prospect of spending a day alone with nothing to do really makes me panic. My question is what do i do and when do i know that maybe uni isnt for me at least for now?
Hey alyshia1
It sounds like you're having a difficult time at university. I've put some information below to explain some more about anxiety and dropping out of uni.

For anxiety, there's a few really helpful organisations who have good information too:
- www.anxietyuk.org.uk have an infoline and text service.
- http://www.mind.org.uk/information-s.../#.WDMNcvmLSUk have some good basic information about what anxiety is.
- You can also visit the Student Minds Blog to read stories from lots of other people who may be going through a similar situation to you right now - we've got lots of blogs about anxiety at uni especially: http://studentmindsorg.blogspot.co.u.../label/Anxiety

Making the right choice
- Here's a useful guide from UCAS about other options, which might give you some ideas about what else is out there: https://www.ucas.com/?tile=tile-321
- It's also worth speaking to university support/advice services who can explain more about the process of leaving university if you decide to do that.
- I would also think about why you're not enjoying it, and what you were looking forward to before you started. Is university going how you expected it to, or has it been different now you are actually there?
There's a few useful services you may want to speak to as well as going to your uni support services:
- Nightline are a great organisation who can encourage you to talk through what you are thinking about uni. Find your nightline here: https://www.ucas.com/?tile=tile-321
- Mind have a great guide to settling into student lifestyle: http://www.mind.org.uk/information-s.../#.WDMd0vmLSUk
- Here's some good information from NUS about what to do if you're not enjoying your course: https://www.nus.org.uk/en/advice/fre...ad=12&top=2093

I hope these are a helpful start. Please do let me know if you have any other questions, or I can help at all!

Nick
Student Minds
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