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    As the title says really.

    I am a 27 year old mature undergraduate male student living over 200 miles from home. It is my first year and I have just started my second term and feeling particularly sad and lonely. I have this feeling I just want to cry and feel tired most of the time, and it is a massive struggle for me to focus on my studies feeling like this.

    All of the mature people on my course have their own families and relationships and are not local, and all of the young students on my course enjoy to party and live the typical student life, which just isn't for me.

    I am wondering if anyone can offer some advice?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    As the title says really.

    I am a 27 year old mature undergraduate male student living over 200 miles from home. It is my first year and I have just started my second term and feeling particularly sad and lonely. I have this feeling I just want to cry and feel tired most of the time, and it is a massive struggle for me to focus on my studies feeling like this.

    All of the mature people on my course have their own families and relationships and are not local, and all of the young students on my course enjoy to party and live the typical student life, which just isn't for me.

    I am wondering if anyone can offer some advice?
    Anyway you could transfer to the same course/subject in a university nearer to home? As you're in first year transferring like that is definitely doable. It might be a bit annoying being back at home if it's with your parents but at least you know what the drill is at home and that'll leave you the head space to focus on your studies rather than cope with loneliness.

    Alternatively if you want to stick it out join clubs and societies and make friends that way. No one really cares how old you are when you join things like that. At one of the sports ones I went to at university there were a range of ages and we still all had a nice time socialising together.
 
 
 
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